From Me To You

The Alphabet Challenge has started a new challenge. We have reached the letter ‘V’, and Debbie has chosen the theme of ‘Vellum’. Here is my card:

I first took some vellum and applied alcohol inks, I think two or three shades of green, moved it around – generally played really – and set that aside to dry. Once dry, I die cut the leaves – snipping one and adding to the larger image – and adhered with wet glue.

The card base is created with some linen textured card, and an arch die cut added.

I added the foiled sentiment strip, and I felt the card was done. No embellishments – just a very CAS card.

I hope you can come and join us with your ‘vellum’; creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Here Is A Place To Start anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge anything goes

Sparkles Forum friendship

Love To Craftanything goes

Mix It Up anything goes – option no stamping – option taken

CAS Birthday Bear

Hello. I have a CAS card to share using a Clearly Besotted stamp:

I stamped the image onto panel and coloured with Copics. I then stamped the sentiment in the same brown Gina K amalgam ink, cut the panel down to be slightly smaller than the card base, and adhered with 3D foam.

I decided the bear needed some grounding, so I added a little cool grey Copic shadowing.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

AAA CardsCAS – bears

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 4 legged animals

2 Crafty Critter Craziesanything goes with critter as main focus

Crafty Animals anything goes with an animal

AAA Birthdayanything goes birthday

Sparkles Forumfriendship

You’re How Old……?

Hello there. Cardz 4 Galz has started a new challenge. Caz has chosen the theme of ‘Clean and Simple’. Here is my card:

I chose a Heffy Doodle image, stamped then coloured with Copics, and die cut with the matching die set.

I then die cut a circle into white panel, added a piece of previously created ink smooshed card behind the aperture, and then added the image so he was poking his head out of it.

The sentiment was stamped and cut into a strip, adding as you see.

I hope you can come and join us with your CAS creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar add a sentiment

AAA Birthdayanything goes birthday

Here Is A Place To Start anything goes

Love To Craftanything goes

ABC Christmas Challenge – A and B

Hello once again. The ABC Christmas Challenge is at the beginning of the alphabet again. Helen is hosting this time round, and we want to see your ‘A for Anything goes’ and ‘B for Bears’ Christmas creations. Here are my cards:

A is for Anything Goes
B is for Bear

As you can see – two very different styles of cards.

The first CAS card is using s Clearly Besotted image, stamping, colouring with Copics, then using an oval to die cut, layering that white oval with black, then adding a foiled sentiment.

The second definitely not CAS card took a little more preparation.

I sprayed some Tim Holtz mica spray onto some Distress Heavystock card, splattered with white acrylic paint and set aside to dry.

I then totally channeled Tim Holtz from one of his YouTube videos, and die cut the bear from white and grey wood grain card stock, layered together, then added a pink scarf using a previously created ink smooshed panel.

The trees were die cut from a panel of card onto which I had glued some tissue paper, added water, added Brushos, then when dry added some gold wax. The die cutting of the trees flattened the ridges on the trees – but if you add the wax prior to die cutting then the detail is still there.

I snipped and placed the trees, added the bear, added some white glitter drops for the snow on the ground, then added the sentiment – die cutting the ‘board’ from the same white and grey card stock, and adding the letters in a haphazard fashion – I struggle with straight when I do a sentiment like this, so I went overboard with the higgledy-piggledy.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

CAS card:

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends anything goes

Creative Knockouts anything goes

Crafting Happiness celebrations

Ellibelle’s Corner anything goes

Bear card:

2 Crafty Critter Craziesanything goes with critter as main focus

The Four seasons Challenge anything goes winter

Challenge Up Your Life ice, ice, baby

Most Magical Time Of The Yearanything goes Christmas or Halloween

The Alphabet Challenge – R for Reduce

Hello once again. The Alphabet Challenge has started a new challenge, and as we have reached the letter ‘R’, Veronika has chosen the theme of ‘Reduce – make it clean and simple‘. Here is my card:

I used a frame from my stash – I forget the maker – and stuck a piece of patterned paper onto the back – then trimmed around the frame.

I stuck this down onto the card base with a strong glue.

I think the tree was a pre-cut piece from a kit, to which I added three gold strings, and then placed some gold facetted gems on top of the ‘loops’ of the string, adding a larger gem onto the top of the tree.

I’m looking forward to seeing your CAS cards in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

TTCRDanything goes

Lil Red Wagon glitter, glitz, gleam, glow

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge anything goes

Fab’N’Funky Challenge die cuts or embossing – no stamped image

Love To Craftanything goes

Rainbow Christmas Lights

Hello. I’m quickly popping along to share a card created an older die set from Lawn Fawn:

I used the ‘mini string of lights’ and die cut out of silver glitter card stock, then die cut each light out of the rainbow card stock I had – a mixture of Heffydoodle card stock and an unknown brand from my stash.

The coloured pieces were glued onto the silver string and attached to the edge of the card.

The sentiment is a previously foiled strip from my stash.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Clean and Simple on Friday CAS Sparkle

AAA CardsCAS – along the edge and rainbows

Snow Season

Hello there. I have a CAS card to share today:

I had some of this blue ‘creation’ card left over and decided to use it for this card.

The blue card was created by putting glue onto a plain white card, placing tissue paper on top – moving it around a little to create some wrinkles – spritzing it with water, and then adding Brushos. More water, some tipping to let the colour move around – and then let it dry.

Once dry, I rubbed some gold wax over the top to create some wrinkles, and then die cut the four letters. Rub the wrinkles before die cutting, as sometimes the wrinkles can be flattened a little.

I then die cut the same letters from white card stock another two times, and layered all three together.

The sentiment is from a previous foiling session.

I’ve tried to capture the shine and colour on the letters, as well as the dimension.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Addicted to CASCAS – layered

Creative Artiste Mixed Media anything goes mixed media

Winter Wonderland Christmas and let it snow

TTCRDanything goes


Black and White and Gold Christmas

I have a CAS Christmas card to share today:

Onto a white card base I attached a scalloped oval from one of the Gina K Designs Master Layouts.

The sentiment – a previously created foiled sentiment – was attached and used as a ‘grounding’ for the trees.

The trees and little snowman are from a die set from Charlie and Paulchen, and little gold stars added – gold to match the foiling on the sentiment.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Krafty Chicks CAS

Clean and Simple on FridayCAS – black, white, and one colour

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge anything goes Christmas

Crafty Friends Challenges use more than one die

Kraft and White Christmas

Hello. A little play in my craft room created this card:

Onto a Kraft card base I stamped and white heat embossed this gorgeous – older – poinsettia stamp from Uniko. I then used a couple of colours of pencils to darken the leaves. I haven’t used my pencils in such a long time and may have to try them out again in the near future.

I also white heat embossed the sentiment, and added some white sequins.

A simple card – took a little planning – but I like the effect of the end results.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Krafty ChicksCAS

The Flower Challenge flowers and use a sentiment

My Time To Craft Christmas Christmas using Kraft and white

Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge anything goes Christmas

Sea You Soon

Hello. I have a card to share using some small – and fiddly – dies and a nautical scene:

This set of dies – the lighthouse and the boat -are quite fiddly to work with. Tweezers and the sticky pick-up tool came in very, very handy for creating this card.

Once I had die cut the two main images, I coloured extra die cuts with a dark blue Copic marker and layered them together.

The sentiment and the rock the lighthouse is standing on are from Lawn Fawn. I also added some little white birds – I do make it difficult for myself!

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS – CAS – Nautical

Mix It Up Challenge atg option CAS