Saturday, 30 August 2014

Addicted to CAS - Challenge # 46

Hello everyone - well I'm back in the saddle after having a short holiday to Derbyshire and the North Yorkshire Moors.............and boy was it COLD!!!  Had to make a quick stop halfway to stock up on some warmer clothing!

Seems like ages since I've crafted and I must admit to bringing some goodies back with me as we made a detour to Grimsby to visit The Hobby Horse - a bit out of our way but after Tony got all his wishes with the steam holiday I thought that I should fulfill mine which also included having afternoon tea in Betty's (yummy is the only word to describe that!).

So a new challenge is on the cards at Addicted to CAS but this one only lasts for ONE WEEK due to schedule hiccups.  Anyway I'm sure you'll all make that one week count.  Your hostess for this challenge is the wonderfully talented Sandie of London Days.  Here is her code word:

Our Sponsor for this challenge is:
Inspired by Stamping


Inspired by Stamping is a boutique online craft store based in Australia and was founded by Joanna Munster in July 2011. Our commitment is to bring you the highest quality in paper crafting supplies.
We design & manufacture the highest quality of photopolymer stamps that bring superior stamping to all crafters. Whether you're just starting out in card making or a "seasoned scrapper", you'll find that our stamps and products are a great addition to your collection.

Here is what I came up with:


I stamped my image (Martini Girl by Sassy Studio Designs) and coloured her using my Flexmarkers.  I used my Lil'Inker Pierced Squares dies for the image and the purple mat.  The sentiment is from Not Bossy by Acid Drops & Whatnots and the bow is Sue Wilson's Filigree 3D Itty Bitty Bows.  I added Crystal Lacquer to the martini glasses although I'm not sure you can see that too well.  

So now, what does luxury mean to you?  For me it was a no brainer..........what could be better that sipping a martini whilst sitting in a giant martini glass (presumably I've already drunk the contents of that!!! lol).

Can't wait to see what you come up with.  Don't forget to pop on over to the Addicted to CAS blog to see what the other girls in the DT  have come up with for your delectation.

Happy crafting.


  1. Glad you enjoyed your hols although chilly! And I had one of these last night but didn't jump in the glass you will be glad to hear! I do love that purple bow, it is so delicate and detailed x

  2. That would be a very dry gin martini for me and I have to say I think the blonde resembles me slightly !!!!! Thats a great take on the code word Karen and so much fu, now if only I could find a glass big enough........


  3. Welcome back! Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday. LOVE this fun card and I want to see you drink the contents of a glass that big ;) xx

  4. bald you enjoyed your hollybobs......and got to the hobbyhouse.....loving this cheeky card,a girl after my own heart! xxxxxx

  5. Welcome back ;) so glad u enjoyed ur holidays ! I love ur take :) such a fun image !

  6. Fab card Karen, definitely a regular luxury :-)
    Val x

  7. Glad you had a wonderful holiday and also found a little time to go shopping for crafty items!! :) Fab card --- so fun!! Loll xx

  8. What a fun idea of luxury, Karen ... for a minute there I thought you were going to depict your Betty's experience! Hugs, Anita :)

  9. Fabulous card Karen, great image and lovely colours.
    glad you enjoyed your cold summer break.

  10. Nice to have you back, Karen, glad you had a lovely break and yeah for getting some new crafting goodies, hey!!!
    I just love your interpretation of the code word - so clever!! And I love everything about this card!!!! She is so cute sitting there in the glass and I love the little bow and your sentiment goes so nicely with the image. This is really a cute card!!!

    Have a super Sunday!!!

  11. Great interpretation of the theme.

  12. Welcome back Karen! So pleased you had a good time - finding a craft shop on holiday is a definite bonus! Great card, fabulous fun image - wish I had a wine glass that big! LOVE the gorgeous filigree bow .
    Have a happy week - hugs, Sylvia xxx

  13. It's good to see you back, Karendipity! It sounds as if you and Tony both had a wonderful (albeit cold) holiday! Your card for the current ATCAS is right up my alley!! You did a fantastic job of coloring. I'm a lemon twist kind of martini girl, but those olives are so delicious-looking that I'll have one with those, too, please!! Hugs, Dippy

  14. that should be me in that glass although think my bum would not fit, love the design on this one
    hugs Kate x

  15. Love your take on this challenge Karen great image



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