Saturday, January 18, 2020

Frosty




Hello and Happy New Year!!
It's a new year, and a ner decade, and time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS. Our Code Word for ATCAS Challenge #175 is FROSTY, and I am the hostess!

Our Guest Designer is the amazingly talented Julie Beech of Crafted By Jules. Julie is such a great designer and a lovely person. Take a stroll through her blog for a heap of wonderful inspiration - you will be so glad you did.

For my card, I chose this red rubber, wood mounted stamp from deep, deep in my stash (Hero Arts, I think). The funny thing about it is that it is a snowman sitting on a frosted cupcake - hence the "frosty". Just cracks me up somehow. I have a weird sense of humor... So had to use it for this code word that I chose. I stamped the image on the card base, then stamped it again, colored it with Copics, and fussy cut it out. I then mounted with with foam tape to give it some dimension. I added some shadowing beneath the image,a nd some glitter pen snow. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

Please head on over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog, take a look at the wonderful inspiration pieces Julie and the Design Team have created for your inspiration, and make something to share in the gallery. Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for a future challenge. Happy crafting!

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

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Time for a new challenge at Less Is More! 


Our January sponsor is Skull And Cross Buns



Our Guest Designer for this challenge is our Cotober 2019 winner: 


For my card, I used the Hibuscus stencil from Designs By Ryn and colored it with a variety of Distress Oxide Inks. I added a setmtiment from Altenew's Flower Arrangement Stamp Set to finish the card. Very simple!

Please head over to the Less Is More Blog and see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. I hope you'll play along with us to share your creations and for a chance to win. Remember to keep your design Clean And Simple.

To be eligible for showCASe and PRIZE WINNER choices you will need to carefully follow the guidance on our GLOSSARY OF TERMS and our HOW TO PLAY pages. Your design should feature lots of clean / white / blank / non patterned / non textured space. All challenge details are on the Less Is More blog. Good Luck!

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

The Sea


Happy New Year! Happy New Decade! Happy new challenge at Less Is More!! 

 
(We're ringing out the old and ringing in the new - 
2019 Pantone colour was Living Coral, 2020 Pantone colour is True Blue)


Our January sponsor is Skull And Cross Buns


Our Guest Designer for this challenge is our Cotober 2019 winner: 


For my card, I used the Ocean Scene Builder stencil from Honey Bee Stamps to create a row of coral in the challenge colors. I added a sentiment banner with a sentiment from a Crafty Secrets stamp set that I have had forever. I popped it up and placed it across the row of coral. Very simple!


Please head over to the Less Is More Blog and see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. I hope you'll play along with us to share your creations and for a chance to win. Remember to keep your design Clean And Simple.

To be eligible for showCASe and PRIZE WINNER choices you will need to carefully follow the guidance on our GLOSSARY OF TERMS and our HOW TO PLAY pages. Your design should feature lots of clean / white / blank / non patterned / non textured space. All challenge details are on the Less Is More blog. Good Luck!

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AAA Cards - Along The Edge

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Love





Happy New Year!!!! What better a way to start a new year and a new decade than with a new challenge at Time Out!! Time Out Challenge #152 is a photo inspiration challenge that is full of LOVE. And how appropriate because what the world (desperately) needs now is love, sweet love...

Our sponsor is Funky Fossils Designs. Challenge winner will receive a £15 gift code (British Sterling) to use at the Funky Fossils Shop.

I went for a pretty literal interpretation here as I so often do with photo inspirations... I foiled one of the hearts from Funky Fossils Four Hearts stencil with Deco Foil Pink Melon foil. It looks black in my photo, but it is a lovely shade of pink IRL. I used Tim Holtz's Bricked layered stencil with Pumice Stone Distress Oxide Ink for the background. My LOVE banner was made with Thin Fish Tail banner dies from Pink and Main, Cole's ABC dies from Lawn Fawn and some baker's twine.

Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog and see what our marvelous DT has created to inspire you. Come play with us!

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My new Pink and Main Fish Tail Banner Dies

My new Pink and Main Fish Tail Banner Dies

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Happy New Year!


It's December 29th, and the year is screaming to a close. I had a little time to craft today, so I decided to make a card to welcome 2020. Super simple - no stamping. Dies by Cheery Lynn Designs and Spellbinders.
Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Dream Big



Wow! Another year is coming to an end, and the last Time Out Challenge of the decade is underway. Our Inspired By Words quote by C. S. Lewis is "You are never to old to set another goal, or dream a new dream." 


Our Wonderful sponsor is STAMPlorations. Challenge winner will receive a $25 gift voucher for the STAMPlorations store. 

Out Guest Designer is Helen of Moments Of Crafting.Helen has a wonderfully ecclectic style that is sure to inspire you. Take a stroll through her blog. You will be so glad you did.

For my card, I applied transfer gel to STAMPlorations Stained Glass stencil and ran it through my laminator with Gina K foil and added a sentiment from STAMPlorations Hope Blooms stamps

Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog and see what Helen and the marvelous DT has created to inspire you. Come play with us!

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STAMPlorations December 2019 Stencil Challenge - AG





Saturday, December 7, 2019

O Christmas Tree



Time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS. Our Code Word for ATCAS Challenge #174 is TREE.
CEAL is our Hostess

Our Guest Designer is Vicky Hayes. Vicky is a lovely person and a very talented card maker who works wonders with design and color. Do yourself a favor and take a stroll through her blog for some wonderful inspiration. You will be so glad you did.

My card is created very simply using foiling and embossing. I printed a full sheet of card stock on a laser printer to use for foiling. I applied Ken Oliver's Stick It adhesive to the back of the piece from which I was going to die cut the Memory Box Flowering Christmas Tree. Once I cut the tree, I covered it with Gina K's Glittering Green Fancy Foil foil, and ran it through my laminator. I embossed the sentiment from Stamp Simply's O Christmas Tree on the card front, peeled the backing off the tree and adhered it to the card front to complete the card.

Please head on over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog, take a look at the wonderful inspiration pieces Trina and the Design Team have created for your inspiration, and make something to share in the gallery. Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for a future challenge. Happy crafting!

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

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