Wednesday, May 11, 2011

CAS card for a couple of challenges

Morning all :-) I hope you’re all fit and well xx

I love the CAS style ,, I am not very good at it but am trying and it seems there are a few challenge blogs appearing now to give us more help and inspiration :-)

I made this card following the fab sketch on the Clean and Simple Stamping Challenge and also the CAS-usl Fridays where the challenge is to use text. Well ,,, I just HAD to use my new Lawn Fawn Just My Type stamps !!

I stamped the typewriter image onto card and Basic Grey Manila paper to use for paper piecing. I coloured a little bit with copics and used Glossy Accents on the keys. I used the same paper to stamp the background using a Herto Arts Friend Definition stamp. The darker papers are also Basic Grey from a Kraft paper pad. I used a SU border punch and finished with a ribbon and button from my drawer and some American Tag twine.

Challenges :

CAS-ual Fridays ,,, Text

CAS Stamping

Allsorts ,,,, 3 or more stamps ( text, typewriter and ‘hello’ )

Ladybug Crafts ,,,, Black/White + one other

Kenny K Krafty Girlz ,,,, Retro

Simon Says ,,,,, Look What the Stork Brought :-)

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with our challenge last week of paper piecing/paper piercing. We had lots of entries and all your projects were stunning.

Onto this week's challenge which is


As many of you will know, Heidi's baby is due anyday now and we are all eagerly awaiting the news that we are to be Auntie's again !! We would love to see your baby cards !

Sshhhh a little birdie told us that Heidi's baby is a girl, if anyone would like to make a card and send it to her then please email the Simon Says Stamp Challenge email addy for the address :-) Thanks xx

As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !! See the NEWEST stuff on the All New Just In Page For fabulous tutorials, inspiration and candy you should keep an eye on the Simon Says Stamp Blog too !!!

It is also Marcea's 40th Birthday TODAY !!!! Woo Hoo !! :-) Time to PARTY !! :-)

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you , happy birthday to you hooooo,,,, happy birthday to you :-)

We are welcoming Christine aka Nanaseaside to join us in the Designer Spotlight for the next 4 weeks :-) I am sure most of you will have visited Christine's blog but if you haven't you're in for a treat !! Please pop over and say Hi :-)

For my card I used this very cute Happy Hoppers Love Bunny stamp ( as did Christine and Jo ,, very popular stamp this week Smile) I coloured the image with copics, cut out with a Spellbinders circle die and inked the edges with some pink chalk ink. The papers are from Kaiser Crafts Lullaby pad. The flowers are punched with my fab new Mc Gill Buttercup punch, these were edged with the pink chalk ink too and embossed with a Swiss Dots folder . The center flowers were made with a Nellie Snellen Punch and Emboss set and Stamen punch I popped a pearl in the center to finish Smile ( Here’s a tip ,, if you haven’t seen the Nellie Snellen page in the store ,, go for a peep ,, I love everything in there ,, the stamps are GORGEOUS !! ) .

Close up piccy's, don't you just LOVE the expression of the proud Mummy and her little bundle of joy :-) Makes your heart melt eh !! aww :-)

I used a Martha Stewart Pansy Punch around the page, added a little shoe charm and the sentiment was made using a Spellbinders ribbon slide and Simon Says Stamp Exclusives sentiment.

We would love to see you ALL joining in with us for this very special challenge and don't forget YOU could win this fabby voucher !!! :-)

Thanks for looking , Christine and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so please pop over to the challenge blog to see them Smile

Challenges :

Everybody Art ,,,,, Flowers

Flourishes ,,,,, Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday Flower Frenzy

Tuesday Throwdown ,,,, Die Cuts

Design Dollies ,,, Get Crafty With Folds

Incy Wincy ,,,,, Mothers Day/ Girlie

Kaboodle Doodle ,,,, Lots of Layers

Karen’s Doodles ,,,, Pastels

Make It Monday,,,,, Anything Goes

Stamp & Fun- Creativity ,,,, Dots

Crafty Pad ,,, Spots and Dots

Dream Valley ,,, Flowers

Lets Ink It Up ,,,,, Embellish it ( no digi’s)

One Stitch at a Time ,,, Fancy Folds

Crazy 4 Challenges ,,,,, Flowers

Word Play Weekend ,,,, Flowers

Fuzzy Wuzzy ,,,,,, Babies

Raise The Bar ,,,, Flower Power

Southern Girls ,,,, Lets Hear It for the Girls

Oh my goodness ,, Imanaged to link this card to alot of challenges today !! :-) This must be my record !! :-) Please leave a comment so I know you popped by :-)

ABC Christmas ,,, J for Joy Fold Challenge

Hi all and hope all is well with you all and you’re all enjoying the milder weather.

This week we have 3 fab GD's joining us for May ,,, Heidi , Carol, and Miria , welcome aboard girls :-)

We are already onto ‘J’ on the ABC Christmas Challenge and this time it is Helen’s turn to choose the theme and she chose Joy Fold AND she has made a fabulous tutorial to make things easy for you :-)

We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a fab $15 spree for one lucky entrant :-)

For my card I used 2 House Mouse stamps :-) For the front cover I used a I Cane Count On You stamp, coloured with copics and stickled with star dust. The papers are Pink Paisley Father Christmas and were a pressie from Scoopy and Joey from Crafty Emma’s Store. I used a Bottle Cap Ink flattened chrome cap and the sentiment is from LOTV stamp set.

For the inside I used a Santa’s Little Helper stamp and a Penny Black We Wish You sentiment.

Thanks for looking :-) Please pop over to the challenge blog to see Helen’s fab tut and the gorgeous creations that the DT have made Smile

Challenges :

Design Dollies ,,,, Creative Folds

My Partners In Crafting Crime ,,,, Use Numbers ( 25)

The Ribbon Reel ,,, choose from red, yellow, green, blue

Allsorts ,,,, Use at least 3 stamps ( 2 HM and 2 sentiments)

Winter Wonderland ,, Christmas Colours

Lollipop Crafts ,,,, More than 1 fold