Addicted to CAS #36 Far Away

Hello lovely ladies time for a new challenge over at ATCAS and the theme for the next fortnight has been chosen by the lovely and talented Michele.Now what has she chosen for us all…well come and see

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I had to get out the old thinking bonnet for this one and after much deliberation I decided to go with a bit of humor. I tried it out  on my ” Laugh O Meter ” aka Mr P who didn’t see the funny side and after five minutes of trying to explain it……still nothing , as he walked away I heard him muttering ” British humor ” so here it is

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What no one else got it either !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come on !!!!!! sorry I missed you….ducks …targets….arrows……ok forget it then !

Ok so if you want to see some real inspirational cards beautifully made and easily recognizable as a take on the code word then pop on over to ATCAS. Not only have the DT outdone themselves but we have a fantastic new guest designer for the next two weeks……come on down and take a bow Anita. Yes we are lucky to have the fabulously talented and all round good egg  Anita from France joining us for the next two challenges. Not only that but we are sponsored by

Stamp Art Design

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5 free digs for the lucky winner

Before I leave you all I wanted to give a bit of a shout out to a fabulous blogging friend of mine Florence from Florence and Freddie who has a birthday today as does my lovely mum. Florence’s blog was one of the first blogs I ever visited,  not only was I blown away by her amazing talent but she made me laugh too and I’m still laughing after three years ! We have become firm friends and I love her dearly and  best of all I will be meeting her in two weeks time. She most kindly invited myself and our boss the gorgeous Kylie from ATCAS to come stay with her in Spain. Kylie as some of you know lives in Australia and I live in Greece so we will all be meeting up how crazy is that !

Put your voices together for the birthday song

Happy birthday to you

You were born in the zoo

with the elephants and the monkeys

and you look like one too ( not you mum )

Hip hip hooray !!!!!!

wishing you all a wonderful day

Take care

Marie

Crafty Cardmakers and More # 113 ” You’ve Been Framed”

Time for a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and More and for the next fortnight the super talented Jackie will be your host. Now what did my lovely team-mate choose as her theme

” You’ve Been Framed “

Jackie  would like to see a prominently displayed frame on your project, this can be stamped, die cut, or made up of other materials, or you could even  decorate an actual frame , so plenty of scope here. So much so in-fact I couldn’t decide what to make but after weeks of making predominately black cards I went in the other direction and made a white one with a little pink.

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The frame was cut with my Cameo using some lovely vellum paper, very delicate but the result is so pretty . I added a square of felt to the centre and adhered several butterflies cut and embossed with my Fiskars Fuse which of late has been feeling a bit neglected  so thought I would give it a little outing.

We have some fantastic prizes for the winner

We are being sponsored by Sir Stampalot

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with these wonderful prizes

Singlz Embossing Folder

Singlz embossing folder

Square Mounted Stamp

Square frame wood mounted stamp

Quick Frame Stickers

Quick frames poinsettia stickers

We are also being sponsored by

Di’s Digistamps

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She is offering $12.00 worth of digi stamps.

I’m sure you’ll agree lots of gorgeous prizes up for grabs so why not pop over to Crafty Cardmakers and More to see what the rest of the talented team have come up with and maybe you’ll be inspired to join in.

I would also like to enter my card into Time Out Challenges this is a brand new challenge headed by one of my team mates from ATCAS Sandie who is incredibly talented. I was unable to join in with their first one so would like to play along for this their second.

This is their photo Inspiration

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This post was a little hit and miss as I’ve misplaced my glasses and am suffering from an advanced case of bloggers blindness, I beg your pardon if there are lots of errors and if Mr Mac has decided to do some of its erratic spell checking.

Wishing you all a wonderful day/evening and looking forward to coming by to seeing  (I wish ) you all

Take care

Marie

ATCAS #35 Wheels

Welcome back to a brand new challenge at ATCAS . Our hostess for the next fortnight is the lovely and very talented Sylvia , so what has she chosen as her code word to motivate and inspire us all…….

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Well I think you’ll agree lots of scope on this one, so what did I make well……

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I really loved this image in the Silhouette store and have been wanting to use it for ages that and the fact I don’t have any wheel stamps !

I decided to make another shadow box , this was a bit tricky as the lines are so thin in some places it took several attempts and lots of cursing before I could get it the way I wanted.

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We are once again sponsored by Stamplorations who are offering the winner this wonderful set of stamps ” It’s all about you “

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We are also joined again by the lovely Karen as guest designer so why not pop over and show her some love and the rest of the DT who once again have outdone themselves.

A short post from me today ( lucky things ) off to do my 10K daily walk which has now turned into 5 walking and 5 running and then off to my summer-house to open it up and do some spring cleaning.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Marie

Happy Belated Birthday Anita

The very talented and all around gorgeous girl Anita from My Paper Craft World celebrated her birthday exactly a month ago today . Being the shy retiring lady she is she didn’t spill the beans until it had passed but as you all know here in blogland its hard to keep a secret ( although Darnell and Bev  of Happy Dance both managed to do that whilst organizing this surprise ) These two lovely ladies wanting to honor the lovely Anita and have organized this link party so we her blogging friends can show our appreciation by uploading cards here . If you would like to join in please follow the link or if you just want to pop over to Darnells blog to see how wonderful these blogging friends are there are tons of cards already linked up in the gallery

Anita here’s wishing a very happy belated birthday sending you lots of warm hugs from Greece.

It seems my card also fits in with this fortnight’s Fusion challenge so I hope you don’t mind Anita if I pop it in there too !

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I decided to follow just the sketch and used this lovely stamp by La Blanche coloring the eyes and lips with Copics and then adding GA to give a shiny effect . The frame was made with Spellbinders square ( obviously ) die and for the first time in ages I didn’t rev up the old Cameo !!!.

Before I go I would like to share some photos of the view along the sea front where I live, Ive recently taken up power walking and I walk about 10km daily ,lately there have been some fantastic sunsets and I managed to get a quick shot of the sun as it was disappearing  behind the mountains.

Wishing you all a lovely day

Take care

Marie

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Addicted to CAS #34 Luck

Hello lovely ladies

Time for a new challenge at ATCAS and I’m so happy that I’m able to join in this time round. I had a nasty bout of the flu which was most generously passed on to me by Mr P who once he had infected me went away on a business trip for a week and left me with a 40 degree temperature and a shop to run ! It really laid me low and I was incapable of anything for two weeks. I’m back to full fitness now and was all ready to come visit you  when my Mac crashed, I only got it back yesterday evening so my card for this weeks challenges was made in a bit of a rush. Its amazing how much we rely on technology in our everyday lives  every time I came into my craft room I was saddened by the big empty space on my desk. Anyways its back now in its rightful place so let me tell you about our new code word

Our code word for the next fortnight has been selected by the very lovely and talented Sandie and this is what she has chosen for us

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I didn’t have one stamp with luck or good luck or anything remotely related,  thank goodness for the old Cameo eh ! Now Im warning you all my card’s a bit on the bright side  so you might need your sun glasses for this one.

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Told ya !

Take a bow Miss Cameo !!! You notice the little sequin in the corner?  A while back I purchased tons of different colored sequins as I fell in love with the trend and was totally jel of all of those gorgeous cards and projects out there. Have I used them  ? NOoooooooooo , I just don’t seem to be able to place them in a carefree and stylish manner on my cards as you can see by the above, poor thing stuck in the corner on its own, I may just end up making a frock and sewing them on !!!!

We have a wonderful sponsor for this challenge Stamplorations

STAMPlorations1-webThe prize will be a pack of stamps called “It’s all about You” so definitely worth joining in.

We do hope you will join us at ATCAS and if you need a little inspiration pop over and visit the rest of the gorgeous and talented DT ( whom I have missed so much ) and say hi to our guest designer this month the lovely and Karen  who Im sure you all know from Made by Meadie who has made a super cute card.

Hopefully I will be by a little later to catch up with you all if another disaster doesn’t befall me but first am off for a  ” power walk ” I’ve started a new fitness regime which includes and 10 km walk every day and Pilates doesn’t sound much but I’m practically jogging lol . Its along the seafront here in Thessaloniki which normally would be quite nice except most days it has rained and been windy,  no fun walking fast and trying to hold on to my umbrella !

wishing you all a wonderful weekend

Take care

Marie

Crafty Cardmakers and More #110 Come Fly With Me

Happy Monday to you all

Once more time for a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More where for the next fortnight the lovely and Talented Viv will be our hostess. Viv has chosen Come Fly With Me and she would like to see birds or bird related themes on your cards. So what did I make…..

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I used this lovely digital image from Nicecrane Designs and added lashings of Glossy Accents to the little birdies not very evident from my photo of course. The frame was cut using my Cameo and embellished with a small resin flower that I made using one of my moulds.

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My lovely winged lady insisted she get in on the act !

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This little birdie family also wanted to make an appearance, made with my Cameo and a little touch of yellow copics .

We have two fabulous sponsors this time round Hobby  Art Stamps

http://www.hobbyartstamps.com

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One lucky winner will get to take home this fabulous prize.

Di’s Digi Stamps is offering a $12 gift voucher to one lucky winner

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why not pop on over to Crafty Cardmakers and More to see what the rest of the talented DT have come up with to inspire you all.

Right that’s all from me, wishing you all a wonderful day.

Take care

Marie

ATCAS # 32 Coffee

A big bright and beautiful good day to you and here’s hoping you are all well and looking forward to a wonderful weekend.

Time for a new code word at ATCAS which has been chosen for us by the delightful, delectable and amazingly talented Deepti.

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Great code word Deepti !

So for all of you coffee aficionados out there time to pay homage to your favorite beverage.

Although I love the stuff I didn’t have a single  coffee related stamp so once again Lil Ms Cameo helped me out all except for the embossing and placement, now wouldn’t that be something if it could emboss !!!

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 lots of these angled cards out there in blogland at the moment so thought I would give it a go , drove me mad and took longer to do that than make the card ! My little pea brain kept interfering and shouting for me to straighten the damn thing up but I won out in the end Ha ! or did I , not to sure about that.

We are once again sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps who are most generously offering 7 digi stamps !

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Do pop on over to ATCAS to see the fabulous and inspirational cards by my fellow teamies those girls sure do love their coffee. Also a big thank you for your continued support at ATCAS, once again we had a fabulous response to our Love code word what a talented bunch of crafters you are.

That’s all from me off to work

Take care

Marie

CAS-olgy Week 82: BOLD !

Hello lovely ladies

One of my favorite challenge blogs CAS-olgy has a super new cue word for us this week

Week 82 - Bold

Well thats my kinda word !

Once again the fabulous and talented DT have created some amazing cards to inspire us, duly inspired this is what I came up with

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My lovely Cameo helped me cut three layers of 350gsm heavy-duty card stock which have been sandwiched together with foam tape between each layer. Unfortunately due to my rubbish photography you can’t really see the depth of it. Sparkly foam as a base and popped up on more card stock and there you have it.

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Here it is on a much larger scale and framed but without the sparkle, love the shadow effect and much prefer it minus the sparkle , what do you think ?

Do pop over to Cas-olgy lots of fantastic cards in the gallery already.

That’s all from me , off to my cookery class ( Indian ) will be back later to see what you have all been up to.

Take care

Marie

Fusion #3

I’ve been following the fabulous ladies at Fusion for quite some time and to be honest have always been a little intimidated by their amazing talent. The time has come however to take a  deep breath and dip my little pinkie into the water and have a little splash around with the other lovely ladies.

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Love the sketch and the photo inspiration and have two cards to share, now maybe I should have made two separate posts but these little cards just didn’t want to be separated .

This first card is for the photo inspiration

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My lovely cameo created the image and the frame and I added lashings of Glossy Accents although you wouldn’t know it by the photo !

This one is for the sketch

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Once again little Ms Cameo with the aid of GA

You can can understand why these two guys wanted to stick together they just wouldn’t look the same on their own ! I hope Mr Mustache is ok for the sketch as his whiskers don’t quite reach the corner of the card , please feel free to disqualify him if he doesn’t fit the bill.

Do pop over to Fusion` to see the fabulous inspirational cards by the amazing DT and the entries are amazing, what a talented bunch of ladies you all are.

Marie

ATCAS # 31 Love

Hello gorgeous girls !

Time for a new challenge at ATCAS and for the next fortnight we have a fantabulous theme for you all .The lovely and talented Jaydee our newest ATCAS team member is our hostess so come and see what she has chosen as her code word

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Well I think you’ll agree this is the perfect code word for this time of year,  come and see what I made and I have to warn you that there is actually some stamping involved !!!!!!!

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I created the frame with the Spellbinders card creator and cut a couple of hearts with Ms Cameo. Coloured the hearts with Pan Pastels and stamped them with an IndigoBlu crackle stamp. Sentiment courtesy of SU,  can you believe it I actually got down and dirty , well actually pink/blue and pastelly !!!

Not satisfied with only one card and loving the chalky mess made with my PP’s I made something very similar using a SU swirly whirly stamp ( yes more stamping and Pan Pastelling ) I needed a little lie down and a gin after that !

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I see that CAS-ual Fridays has a great theme that I think these cards fit into perfectly so will be linking up there too.

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We are once again sponsored by StampArt Design

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there are five free digs up for grabs for the winner.

Before I leave would just like to thank you all for your continued support at ATCAS,  once again we had so many splendiferous entries from you gorgeous girls it really makes my head spin. We also have a wonderful new guest designer for the next month and she just so happens to be one of my all time favorite CAS card creators , so please put your hands together for the wonderfully talented Anni from AnniKarten ,  defo worth a visit to see what she and the rest of the talented crew at ATCAS has in store and also meet our brand new team member the fabulous Michele Lupton

Take care

Marie