Sunday, September 15, 2019

Happy Halloween!



I am thrilled to be posting a second card as CAS Mix Up Guest Designer for the Mid-Challenge post of the CAS Mix Up September 2019 Challenge where the theme is inchies. There is still time to play this challenge hosted by Joanna open until September 24th at midnight PDT. All of the details and instructions are on the CAS Mix Up Blog


I love the CAS Mix Up Challenge because it often encourages me to try things I have never tried before. The Design Team is comprised of super talented crafters, and their projects are always incredibly inspiring. I am thrilled to crafting along with them for this challenge.

Creating with inchies is a new for me. I decided to use dry embossing to make my inchies. I cut four 1" squares (wouldn't you know my 1" square Nestabilities die went missing somewhere along the way) and laid them right up against eachother in a row, inside a spiderweb embossing folder. After running it through the Cuttlebug, I inked the debossed side of the squares with Black Soot DO Ink. I mounted them on black cardstock and glued them on to my card base. I added a glittery spider with foam tape for dimension. Funny as I look at said spider, I see that I must have positioned its butt end a little off the glitter paper before I punched! Poor thing. I will replace that before the card goes in the mail. LOL!!! The sentiment is from Picket Fence Studios If The Broom Fits set and stamped with SU Pumpkin Pie ink.

Please head over to the CAS Mix Up blog and check out the awesome creations that the Design Team has made for your inspiration. Remember, this is a Mixed Media CAS Challenge. Challenge Winner will be invited to be a Guest Designer for a future challenge.

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Halloween


Saturday, September 14, 2019

There's No One Quite Like You



Time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS!
Challenge #168 - STYLE 
Raga is our Hostess With The Mostest! 

To make my card, I stamped the Fancy Dress image with a Hero Arts wood mounted rubber stamp that I have had in my stash for many years. I love this stamp, and thought it was perfect for this challenge. I framed it with a rectangular mask from  A Colorful Life Designs Marvelous Masks and inked around the edges with Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink. I used Copics to color the image and added lots of Wink Of Stella to add sparkle. The sentiment, which I thought was just perfect for the Code Word, is from Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Encouragement. We all have our own style.

Please head on over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog, take a look at the wonderful inspiration pieces the Design Team has 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:

Do It With Passion



It's time for a new challenge at Less Is More. This time the theme is TYPOGRAPHY, defined as the style and appearance of printed matter. Just remember that there must be lots of clean white space on your card.

Our sponsor is Visible image.



For my card I used distress Inks with the Half Sun Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs to create my background. I then stamped the Do it With Passion stamp from Visible Image over it. To me, the fiery sun in the background creates an atmosphere of passion. I matted it on a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and then glued it to my card base.

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 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!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Hi



Time Out Challenge #144 is up and running. This time it's a Home Sweet Home Challenge: a photo inspiration challenge with a homey twist!

Our wonderful sponsor is Poppy Stamps. Challenge winner will receive a gift voucher from Poppy Stamps

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the incredibly talented Desert Diva Hannelie. I highly encourage you to treat yourself to a stroll through her blog. Her creations are awesome. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired, and please leave her some love.

Here is a larger image of the photograph. If you look very carefully, there are many elements that you may not see upon first look!



When I spotted the pillow on the couch that is third from the left, I immediately thought of The Gossip Column: Geometric Generation Digital Elements - a freebie I downloaded from Winnie and Walter. I used that for the background of my card. I wanted to pick up something that was not so obvious in the photo. If you look on the shelf behind the couch, there is a sculpture of a pink hand and next to it, a little glass vase with a piece of greenery in it. When I saw that, I knew just what I would do. The wonky circle is from MFT. The hand is from Hands by Julie Ebersole, Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies and the greenery from Flora and Fauna Terrarium Cluster Dies.

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Please head over to the Time Out Challenges Blog to see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. Play with us to share your creation, and for a chance to win a prize from Poppy Stamps. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Bonjour






I am super excited to be posting today as Guest Designer for the September 2019 CAS Mix Up Challenge where the theme is "inchies". Click HERE for full challenge details. I am absolutely honored to be designing along with these incredibly talented artists.

For my card, I decided to use the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 3 Die as the apertures measure 1" square.  I found the perfect stamps in my stash from way back - an Impression Obsession set that doesn't even have a name on it. There are 8 images that are all 1" square. I inked four of them with various PTI inks, and stamped them on the 1" square die cuts. I inlaid them in the negative spaces of the PPP die.

I positioned the "bonjour" sentiment from Heffy Doodle's Hello Everyone set onto the Stitched Duo 3 die cut and stamped it using my MISTI. I removed the die cut, placed the card base in my MISTI positioning it so that the sentiment would be where I wanted it and stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. I then applied foam tape to the back of the die cut and adhered it to the card base matching the two stamped sentiments together. This achieved the effect of the sentiment going over the edge of the die cut, with the placement making the sentiment look continuous.

Please head over to the CAS Mix Up blog and check out the awesome creations that the Design Team has made for your inspiration. 

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Pink & Purple Bonjour




Time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS 
Challenge #167 - Pink And Purple
Susan is our Hostess With The Mostest! 

To make my card, I used the Simon Says Stamp Circular Lace stencil with Spun Sugar (pink) and Seedless Preserves (purple) Distress Oxide Ink. I stamped the sentiment from Heffy Doodle's Hello Everyone stamp set using SU Elegant Eggplant (purple) ink onto a piece of white cardstock, cut it out with the matching die and adhered it to the card. 

Please head on over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog, take a look at the wonderful inspiration pieces the Design Team has 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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Happy Birthday



It's time for a new challenge at Less Is More. This time the theme is: Metallics. Just remember that there must be lots of clean white space on your card.


Our wonderful sponsor for the month of August is Funky Fossil Designs. The shop's owner, Sarah Gray, is a wonderful artist and former Desigh Team Member of Less Is More! Check out Sarah's Folksy shop for a wonderful selection of stencils, cards and gifts. Your creative juices are sure to flow. Play with us for a chance to win some fabulous stencils from Sara's store.

For my first card, I masked some space toward the bottom of the card base and randomly stamped the gears from Stampendous Guys and Gears stamp set using Delicata Golden Glitz, Silvery Shimmer and Celestial Copper metallic inks. I removed the masks and added a strip of gold foiled cardstock to the top and bottom of the stamped area. I added a sentiment from the same stamp set and my card was complete.

I entering my first card in the following challenges:

Addicted To Stamps and More #356 - Anything Goes

Fusion Challenge - Sketch only



For my second card, I used Bo Bunny silver and gold glitter paste with the Winnie and Walter Scenery: Big Bang Classic Star Creative Screenings stencil, and added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Seeing Stars Stamp set.

I'm entering my second card into the following challenges:


Stars

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 have 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!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Let's Celebrate




Time Out Challenge #143 is up and running. This time, we are challenged to be inspired by the words: "It takes both rain and sunshine to make a rainbow". Our wonderful sponsor is Winnie and Walter. Challenge winner will receive a $25.00 gift voucher for the Winnie and Walter store.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Arlene of Sundaystamper Papercrafts. Arlene is a very talented paper crafter with a CAS style. Do treat yourself to a stroll through her blog. Her creations are wonderful. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired, and please leave her some love.

To create my card, I concentrated on the word rainbow. I painted rainbow colors on a piece of watercolor card stock, die cut it with a die from Winnie and Walter's Goldie Trim Cutaways, and mounted it on a piece of linen cardstock die cut with a Lawn Fawn scalloped rectangle die. To finish it off. To complete it, I added a sentiment from Winnie and Walter's The Party

Please head over to the Time Out Challenges Blog to see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. Play with us to share your creation, and for a chance to win a prize from Winnie and Walter I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Sparkle This Christmas



Time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS!
Challenge #166 - One Layer 
Barb is our Hostess With The Mostest! 

To make my card, I chose one of the snowflakes from Gina K Designs Mini Wreath Builder Template Stencil and used the very luscious Bo Bunny Rose Gold Glitter Paste to emboss it. I added a sentiment from Happy Little Stampers Let It Snow stamp set.

Please head on over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog, take a look at the wonderful inspiration pieces the Design Team has 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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Cupcake Inspiration #476 - Featuring Glitter