Saturday, October 13, 2018

I Can Smell Autumn




It's time for a new challenge at Addicted To CAS with Code Word FOLIAGE. ATCAS Challenge #147 is hosted by ME!

 Don't forget, as always, Happy Little Stampers is our Sponsor, and Kylie is generously awarding the winner  a $20.00 gift certificate to the store!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Ingen - a super talented crafter with a wonderful style. Treat yourseld to a stroll through her blog - you are sure to be inspired.

I chose to make a shaker card with one of the dies from the Stampendous Leaf Die Set. I cut the leaf from a panel of PTI White Linen cardstock and added a pocket of sequins behind it. I put a piece of watercolor cardstock that had been smooshed with various fall colors behind the pocket to give it a little background color. I then cut that panel with the large frome from Avery Elle Wonky Stitches. I added the Autumn Dancing sentiment from So Suzy Stamps.

Please remember that this is a CAS challenge. Here is a definition to remind you:


Please head over to the Addicted To CAS blog to see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. Come play with us for a chance to win some wonderful Happy Little Stampers products.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Bright & Brilliant Birthday



Time for a new challenge at Time Out where we challenge you to be “colorful”. Our sponsor is wonderful Winnie and Walter. Challenge winner will receive a $25 gift voucher to use at the Winnie and Walter store. 

For my card I used sponsor Sentimental: Birthday stamps and Scenery: Big Bang Classic Start Creative Screenings (stencil). I created my bright and colorful rainbow with Distress Oxide Inks and embossed the stars through the stencil with silver EP. The rainbow panel was created with an MFT Stitched Basic Edges die.

Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful creations of the Design Team. Get colorful and join us in the gallery for a chance to win.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Merry



The October Challenge is up and running at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge. The theme is Anything Goes, and the twist is: ribbon. For my card, I stamped and heat embossed all of the snowflakes from Happy Little Stampers Let It Snow on kraft paper. I die cut the word "merry" using a die from Concord and 9th and added SU ribbon from my stash. 

Please head over the to Happy Little Stampers September Christmas Challenge and see what the Design Team Has created for your inspiration. Play with us for a chance to win a $20 coupon to spend at the Happy Little Stampers Shop! Check out all the details HERE. If you use stamps by Happy Little Stampers, and you are chosen as the Random Winner, your prize will be doubled!

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Autumn Blessings




Creative With Stamps Challenge #31 is up and running with the theme of "HALLOWEEN OR LEAVES". Fall is my favorite season. I love everything about it from warm days and cool nights to the colors, smells, foods, etc.

For my card, I decided on a leaf theme using Stampendous Cling Rubber Pen Pattern Leaves stamps and dies. I stamped one of the leaves with VersaMark ink, embossed it with copper EP, colored with DO inks, and sprayed it with sheer shimmer spray. I die cut a second leaf from kraft paper, ran it through my corrugator, sponged some distress ink on the edges and used it as a background piece placed behind the embossed leaf for a shadow effect.

The Challenge Sponsor is Pattie's Creations Digital Stamps. 
Challenge winner will receive 3 images from Pattie's ETSY Shop.

Please head on over to the Creative With Stamps Blog, check out what the Design Team has come up with to inspire you, and play along with us.
Happy crafting!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Thrilled For You



It's time for a new challenge at Addicted To CAS with Code Word DIAMOND.  I have a dear friend who has met the love of her life, and I have a feeling there is a wedding in her not-too-distant future. I was inspired by her good fortune to make a card using Paper Smooches "polishes" dies using silver sparkle paper for the ring band, and a rhinestone sticker for the "diamond".  I have a lot of beautiful lace in my stash, so I decided to add some to the wrist for this special occasion.

ATCAS Challenge #146 is hosted by ATCAS Design Team Member, Ceal. Don't forget, as always, Happy Little Stampers is our Sponsor, and Kylie is generously awarding the winner  a $20.00 gift 
certificate to the store!

We have a super talented Guest Designer for this challenge...Carol Gunn. Carol is a wonderful crafter with an ecclectic style. Take a stroll through her blog - you are sure to be inspired.

Please head over to the Addicted To CAS blog to see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. Come play with us for a chance to win some wonderful Happy Little Stampers products.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Here For You



Time Out Challenge #119 is up and running. It is a special Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Friendship challenge, sponsored by
 

There is an optional twist of a one layer design. Challenge Winner will receive a $25.00 gift voucher for shopping at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Shop.

Marieke is our Guest Designer for this challenge. Marieke is a very talented designer with an ecclectic style and awesome coloring skills. She is a frequent player at Time Out. Treat yourself to a visit to her blog. You will be so glad you did!

For my card, I decided on a simple shaker card with CAS-ual Fridays Ruffled Ribbon Die and Hope Ribbon Stamp Set. 

Please hop on over to the Time Out Challenge Blog, check out the inspiration created by Marieke and the Time Out Design Team and play with us! 

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Gratitude



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Time for a new challenge at Time Out. The theme for Challenge 118 is Home Sweet HomeA photo inspiration challenge with a homey twist!  

You have until September 26th at 5:00 PM BST to enter.
Our sponsor is Poppy StampsChallenge winner gets a $20.00 gift voucher. Poppy Stamps Design Team is joining us for this challenge. You can see the projects created by their designers HERE.

Our Guest Designer is Angie. Angie is such a wonderful, talented crafter. Her work is sure to inspire you so please visit her blog and get a wonderful dose of inspiration.

For my card, I die cut a background that I had made with Distress Oxide inks with Poppy Stamps Floral Stem Collage die. I paired it with some linen textured green paper, and mounted the die cut panel on vanilla cardstock. The sentiment is an old wood mounted rubber stamp from Hero Arts.


Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog to see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. I can't wait to see how you are inspired as you post your card in the gallery!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Fa La La La La



The September Challenge is up and running at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge. The theme is Anything Goes, and the twist is: tree. I decided to make a shaker with the Hero Arts Fir Tree Infinity Dies. I backed the aperture with patterned paper with the sheet music for "Oh Christmas Tree" for an added affect. The sentiment is from Happy Little Stapers 

Please head over the to Happy Little Stampers September Christmas Challenge and see what the Design Team Has created for your inspiration. Play with us for a chance to win a $20 coupon to spend at the Happy Little Stampers Shop! Check out all the details HERE. If you use stamps by Happy Little Stampers, and you are chosen as the Random Winner, your prize will be doubled! 

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Happy Halloween



Creative With Stamps Challenge #30 is up and running with the theme of "PUMPKIN". Fall is my favorite season, and I love it when the fall colors kick in in art, fashion, food...

I decided on a Halloween theme. To create my card, I chose to use a retired set from PTI - Tiny Treats: Halloween. The set includes the tag stamp, which I heat embossed in black, then added some orange in some of the dots with Colpics. I die cut the center, heat embossed the pumpkin and colored it with Copics. I stamped the whole image again and cut out the sentiment strip, colored it and adhered it to the circle. I added some ribbon for the final touch.

Please head on over to the Creative With Stamps Blogcheck out what the Design Team has come up with to inspire you, and share your creation in the gallery.
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Featuring PTI Tiny Treats Stamp Set circa August, 2010.

Thank You, Teacher



Addicted To CAS Challenge #144 is up and running with code word: APPLES. ATCAS Design Team Member, Anja of Scrappietoo is challenge host.

The incredibly wonderful and talented Ksenija is Guest Designer. Her work is Fabulous. I am always inspired by her creativity. Please stop by Ksenija's blog to say hello. You are sure to be inspired as you visit!

Don't forget, as always, Happy Little Stampers is our Sponsor,
and Kylie is generously awarding the winner  a $20.00 gift certificate to the store!

Please remember that this is a CAS challenge. Here is a definition to remind you:


For my card, I used an image and sentiment from the Teacher's Apple stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I stamped the apple image, fussy cut and mounted it on a die cut made with Paper Smooches Notebook Basic die and patterned paper from Authentique's Curiousity Collection.

Please head over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog and see what Ksenija and the Design Team have come up with to inspire you. Join us in the gallery to share your creation, and for a chance to win!