Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge – Blend

Hello. Another card to share today, this time a CAS card for the new challenge starting at Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge. This time the theme is ‘BLEND’ – as long as it’s a CAS card – then you’re good to go. Here is my card:

For this card I used a Pinkfresh Studio stencil – it’s a layering stencil but I masked off everything except these leaves. I then ink blended – Distress Oxides – through the stencil. The second layer – the leaves detail – I used Gina K Design glitter paste.

Onto a second piece of card I ink blended the same colours, and adhered it to the side of the card base, just reversing the order – purple opposite the yellow leaves and yellow opposite the purple leaves.

I stamped the sentiment and adhered it as you see.

I hope you can come and join us with your CAS ‘BLEND’ cards. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Allsorts Challengeanything goes (option of scene not taken)

Creative Fingers Challengeanything goes

Addicted to CAS CAS Friendship

3 Birds and a wreath

Hello. Some playtime again and creating with a new die set:

The wreath die comes with a bird die, and to create the colours I ink blended some Distress Oxide colours onto Bristol smooth card stock – Milled Lavender, Kitsch Flamingo, Bundled Sage, Faded Jeans.

Out of these pieces I die cut the wreath from the Bundled Sage, and the the birds from the other colours.

I embossed a piece of card with a Simon Says Stamp 3D embossing folder, trimmed the edges with the Tim Holtz Deckle Trimmer, and adhered with a piece of craft foam.

I glued the wreath down, but as it is quite a fine wreath, I only placed the glue on strategic points, there is some movement and dimension, and then added the three birds which I had layered and glued together.

I did play with placing them down individually, arranged around the wreath, but it looked a little off, so I decided on this way.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdownpink, sage green, lavender, blue

Lil Red Wagonthree of something

CYHTP embossing folder – optional twist of Easter not taken

The Card Concept – inspiration photo (inspired by the bird and florals (embossing folder)

CAS Joy To The World

It may seem strange that on a very warn day here in the UK – and Easter as well – I have created a Christmas card. I was so inspired to use a new die set, from a company based in Germany – that it just had to happen…..

I chose to use the Perfectly CAS theme for this card, which I feel works quite well. It’s hard to photograph a card with glitter and sparkles, and sometimes the white doesn’t look crisp – but I assure you this is a very crisp cut in real life.

I used white card stock for the house die – it’s meant to be a panorama die, but this time I also die cut a gold glitter card with a circle juts slightly bigger – to create a gold border around the die itself – and the background for the houses.

For such an intricate die – all those little windows – it cur very well in my Sizzix fold-away – but I did cut with the die facing upwards just in case.

The sentiment is gold heat embossed using a stamp from a Clearly Besotted stamp set.

I liked this simple design so much, I created several more with different colours of glitter card – black, silver, pink – and they all look lovely. I will change the sentiment up on those, and have them ready for later in the year.


Hi there….

Hello. Another card to share today, which is CAS – but took some fiddling:

I die-cut a panel using MFT wonky stitched rectangles. Into that rectangle I also used the MFT peek-a-boo square.

The square that came out of that, I stamped the image. The hat and face are part of the same stamp, so I stamped the hat, rubbing off the blue from the face part. Then for the face, I stamped ensuring no black was going to be stamped onto the hat.

The ears are another part of the stamp – it also comes with the bobble on the hat, but I didn’t want the bobble, so just stamped the ears.

The die-cut word is from Time For Tea Designs – part of a much larger cover die – fiddly to glue such small letters but managed using a precision point on my glue, and my Marvy jewel picker.

The base panel is adhered directly onto the card base, the square is raised using 3D foam squares – thinner ones to create some but not much dimension.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspirations – pets

My Time To Craft animals

CASology cue word HAT


Despite spending 8 hours crafting yesterday at the Taylored Expressions virtual event, I have spent a little time in my craft room today. I wanted to make something for the current challenge at Color Throwdown, where the colours are pink, grey, and lime green. Here is my card:

I die cut the Avery Elle ‘Diagonal Stripes’ die and adhered it to the card base. The Neat and Tangled ‘Flora Frames’ was stamped and die cut, then coloured with Copics – simple colouring, no shading, nothing -fancy, then stuck down onto the panel.

The word was die cut three times from grey card stock then layered together.

The grey enamel dots are from Time For Tea Designs.

I’m glad this came together quite quickly after the lengthy crafting yesterday. xx

Color Throwdown grey, lime green, pink

The Alphabet Challenge – ‘Y’

Helen is hosting the new challenge at The Alphabet Challenge. Having reached the letter ‘Y’ we want to see ‘Your Favourite Colour Combination’. Here is my card:

I didn’t really think I had an absolute colour combination, but looking back through my cards, I do seem to trend towards more green, blue, and red – and for this card I also used a spot of yellow.

Onto a white card base I used my oval mask created myself using some mylar. I then took the Lawn Fawn cloud stencil and some blue Distress Ink and worked my way down the oval. I then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in the top right corner.

The image is from Clearly Besotted, stamped, coloured with Copics, and cut using my Scan-n-cut – always a little nerve-wracking when the colouring has already been done……!

The Design Team has come up with lots of very colourful creations, I hope you can come and join us using your favourite colour combination.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – add some green

Promarkers Challenge use markers and CAS

Lil Red WagonCAS

Colour Crazy Challenge week 9 anything goes with colouring

Inkspirational – word prompt – CURVE

Peace On earth

Hello. I am here at the start of the new challenge at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge. The theme is always ‘anything goes Christmas‘. Here is my card:

showing the shine

The Simon Says Stamp die was simply die cut from a white panel, and behind the scene I placed an alcohol ink piece I had previously created, and raised using a 3D foam piece.

The sentiment is a Tim Holtz Ideology base-board.

Definitely a very CAS look this time round, and the Design Team have come up with a fabulous selection for inspiration = I hope you can check them out and join us. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Catzanything goes, option CAS

12 Months of Christmas linkup anything goes Christmas

Merry Little Christmas Challenge anything goes Christmas

Long Time No Sea

Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge has started a new CAS theme. This time we want to see you CAS creations themed ‘WATER’. Here is my card:

These Looking Glass dies from Hero Arts still confound me. Despite watching quite a few YouTube videos and using the ‘Alignment Tool’ I can really struggle putting them together.

The background is a patterned paper from my stash, and the middle layer cut with white card stock then coloured using a Copic blue, and of course the top layer die-cut from the card base.

The sentiment is from Heffy Doodle.

There’s a great selection of inspiration from the Design Team – I hope you can come and join us. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

A Perfect Time To Craftanything goes

Crafting Happiness Challenge – anything goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge anything goes with patterned paper

White Daffodil

Hello. I’m here to share a card which again took some patience -maybe I’m learning that I have some patience after all….

I chose this daffodil die in memory of my mum – who recently passed – her favourite flower:

I die cut an oval from a previous yellow ink smooshing background panel – glued flat.

The daffodil is from Simon Says Stamp, and I die cut it out of white card stock – and then the complications began…..

I wanted all the pieces to stay in the stem – which they did – and then I decided to add some dimension. I was thinking 3D foam squares, then foam pieces, then layering die cuts together…..

In the end, I stuck white card onto some foam, then die cut……..and then some of the pieces fell out of the die cut and wouldn’t go back in neatly…

I persevered, and then die cut another flower form the white card and placed it on top of it all – so one die cut piece on foam, and then another die cut piece on top of it all…..

I am sure there is a simpler way of doing this! Maybe layering die cuts together would have been the way to go – maybe I’ll try that another time……

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Clean and Simple on Friday CAS spring flowers

Creative Fingers anything goes

Cup Cake Inspirations anything goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends anything goes

Heartfelt Thanks

Hello. A CAS card to share today – which actually took a little longer to create than I initially thought it would:

I used a ragged looking heart die from the Concord & 9th ‘Geode’ die set – I have a few other heart dies but this jut spoke – me……..slightly uneven, and slightly ragged-looking.

Once the position on the rectangular panel was determined and then die-cut, I placed an alcohol ink background panel behind the opening, and then stamped the sentiment.

This was then layered onto a white card base using 3D foam.

Seems quite simple – but the position of the heart, the size of the alcohol ink panel – that took a few decisions and changes of decisions – goodness knows why – but it did…….maybe the hardest decisions on a CAS card is placement – it is for me, anyway.

A simple heartfelt thanks is what the message is with this card – another one for noteworthy friends for helping me the past few weeks…….

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS CAS ‘Hearts’

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Love is in the air

CASology – Affection

Allsorts Challenge CAS