Addicted to CAS Challenge #43 Celebrate

Hello lovely ladies !

We have a fabulous new challenge over at ATCAS and it couldn’t be more fitting for me. The lovely and talented Jaydee has chosen the code word for the next fortnight so come and see what she’s chosen.

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Hopefully that’s what I will be doing for the next week albeit on one leg ! I will be celebrating my birthday in a few days time,  not only that my closest friends all have their birthdays within a day of each other starting on Sunday continuing on until Thursday. I’m off today to my beach house to host a little party Mr P will be doing the cooking this year ( haven’t told him yet ) due to my inability to stay upright for too long , and no it’s not due to an excess of gin !

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I used a tiny little brayer  with this cute heart motif to randomly stamp my base card , cut the hearts and sentiment with my Cameo and popped it up on foam. Behind celebrate I added some red card stock not completely covering the negative space. I thought  it looked really cool in real life but looking at it on the screen it looks like my card stock has slipped.

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Don’t you just love the expression on her face ! I’m feeling a bit of a porker myself at the moment due to my inactivity. I cobbled together various elements using my Cameo, popped my little hippo up on foam and used glossy accents on my balloon ( and the surrounding area it seems ) a Spellbinders frame completes the madness.

Once again Bugaboo stamps are most generously offering 7 yes 7 !!! digs to our lucky winner

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We would love you to come and celebrate with us at ATCAS , the DT and our lovely guest designer Cathy have produced once again a fabulous variety of amazing cards to inspire you all.

Right must dash as this view is awaiting me ! off to pack the champers and the three doglets

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Take care

Marie

Happy Birthday Smiley Kylie

Today is a very special day as Kylie my boss from Addicted to CAS celebrates her birthday. Not only is she the greatest and most understanding boss ever but she is also a great friend. I had the great fortune to meet up with her in Spain and spend six days with her and the fantastic Florence of Florence and Freddie. We three girls had never met but became firm friends through blogging. I have to say it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Both Kylie and Florence were so warm and welcoming it was like I had known them all of my life.

So Kylie here are a few photo’s of our time together

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The first day Kylie all prim and proper in Florence’s beautiful garden

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2nd day Kylie suggested with go for a drink in the village

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Kylie trying to look demur in the butterfly sanctuary even wore here butterfly frock to lure the poor things into a false sense of security

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Kylie the butterfly snatcher trying to grab a butterfly !

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Kylie taken into custody by the local police under suspicion of butterfly theft ( looks pretty happy about it ! )

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Kylie imprisoned for 24 hours at the local jail on suspicion of butterfly theft

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The last supper !

Kylie enjoying a spot of dinner after her confinement, all charges were dropped and Florence was able to hold her head high once again in the village ( the same can’t be said for Kylie )

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Kylie just enjoying herself ! Cheers mate !

So my dearest Kylie, thank you so much for having me as part of your team but more importantly as a friend , you are such a warm beautifully and funny lady and I don’t care what everyone else says !

A big thank you to our lovely Loll who organised this lovely linky party for Kylie

Happy birthday ( and to the coals )

oops nearly forgot your card mate

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This little guy reminded me of Jackie Tan !

Have a wonderful day and you know I love your guts !!!!

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ATCAS Challenge #42 Sky

Hello lovely ladies

Time once again for a new challenge at ATCAS and our host for the next fortnight is the gorgeous and talented Shana. Now what did that lovely lady choose for us this time round……..

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Great code word don’t you agree  and I was so inspired I actually did some stamping !!!!!, that’s not to say when I use my Cameo I’m not inspired lol , but its been ages since I did any I nearly forgot how to do it. I made two cards and couldn’t decide which one I liked best so you lucky people (not) get to see both attempts.

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This is a Memory Box stamp called words to birds collage, it’s a bit on the weeny side so if your like me and you suffer from bloggers blindness you could possibly mistake those birds for ants !

I used a variety of Adirondack inks which I applied with memory foam and just squidged them all over the place until I was happy with my squidging . When I was all squiggled out I stamped my image on top.  What are you laughing at !!! Have you never seen a green tinted sky before !!!!! well come to Thessaloniki it’s practically a nightly occurrence. The cameo did help to make the feather and I did a touch of embossing and used my Spellbinders card maker rectangles to make the frame

Masterpiece Number 2

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Similar squigding as on the first card just addition of some sequins and a Cameo made feather and an extra frame, I think I like the first one best.

So over to you , we would love for you to join us at ATCAS,  it’s always a pleasure to see your fabulous interpretations of our code words and as usual the DT have outdone themselves. We are also delighted to welcome a new guest designer. Please put your hands together for the wonderfully talented Cathy from Cathy’s card spot

We are also most generously sponsored once again by Stamp Art Designs who are offering five digis for the winner

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Now before I go I must have my little whinge otherwise it wouldn’t be a ” proper ” blog post from me but one of the reasons I have been mojo-less and a bad blogger is that I have damaged my foot in two places ( so much for my power walks ! ) I’ve been told by the bone doctor this can take up to a year to heal and he’s put me on bed rest for two months , pretty painful and I can’t sit or lie in one place for too long. The only up side of it is it’s the world cup and Wimbledon so I get to see all of the matches,  don’t know what I’ll do when they finish might have to start watching day time TV !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELP !!!!!!!

I see CASolgy have a fantastic code word this week

Week 102 - FloatIts been ages since I played along with these talented ladies and do hope my floaty feather and little birdies fit the bill

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Thanks for the tip Vicki it seems that my card is eligible for the “ Just Us Girls Challenge ” who’s theme week is Bird . This is my first time playing along and have seen some fabulous cards in the gallery and by the DT.

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Well that’s all from me folks, wishing you all a wonderful weekend

Take care

Marie

Addicted To CAS Challenge #41 SUN

Hello lovely ladies.

Time for another challenge over at ATCAS and our hostess with the mostest this time round is the wonderfully talented and super lovely Loll.

What has our Loll chosen for us for this time

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Well lots of scope on this one I think you will all agree.

Before I show you what I made I want to start off with my excuses …..the old mojo has gone and done a runner and I can’t say I blame him. I’ve been a rotten friend, wife and mother lately and a very bad blogger to boot. So having said that I would like to share a couple of rubbish cards with you in the hope of seeing them on my blog will actually shame me into making something better.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !

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I used my new sketch pens in my Silhouette Cameo to draw the cool elephant in his shades and write the sentiment which I coloured with the metallic yellow sketch pen by hand, shouldn’t have bothered cos you can’t see a speck of the metallic finish !

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Another Cameo creation, loved the image but not sure of its CASness.

We are once again being sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps who are most kindly offering 7 digs to the winner

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Do pop over to ATCAS to see some beautifully crafted cards by my talented team mates and also by the fabulous Karen D who has been our guest designer for the last two weeks.

Before I go would just like to share this with you all our fantastic leader Kylie has decided that she has far too much free time ( not ) on her hands and created a wonderful craft forum called Happy Little Stampers , I urge you to go on by and have a peep and even join in, there definitely is something for everyone in this wonderful new crafting community. Wishing Kylie every success with her new venture .

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Right that’s all from me folks

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and please forgive me for not popping by I PROMISE I will be around in the next few days.

Marie

Addicted to CAS Challenge # 39 Texture

Hello lovely ladies !

A huge thank you to all who took part in my ” Off the Edge ” challenge at ATCAS so many amazing entries I’ve really got my work cut out for me choosing my winners, tune in on Monday to see who they are.

This time round our hostess with the mostest the wonderfully talented Vicki who has chosen a great code word and one that is very much in vogue

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Tons of possibilities with this one.

what did I make……

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I love vellum and use it quite a lot as it embosses beautifully , I used my spellbinders heart dies for the centre and then colored a couple of them with pink Pan Pastels. A variety of  embossing folders were used and lovely little die cut and embossing set from SU. Added a few sequins and as you can see I still haven’t learnt how to scatter them in a care free manner and there you have it.

Our sponsor for the next fortnight is Scribbles Designs

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They are most generously offering three digital designs for the winner.

Do pop over to ATCAS to see what the rest of the talented and gorgeous DT have come up with . The fabulous and funny Darnell also will be sharing one of her creations with us so definitely not to be missed.

I’d also like to link up to Less is More who are asking us to use die cuts on our cards. Its been ages since I joined in and I see there are a some fabulous new additions to the team.

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I’ll be back next week to share my holiday experiences and some photos with you of my trip to meet Florence and Kylie in Spain. One thing I can say was that it was a trip of a lifetime and I can’t thank those lovely ladies enough I have so many wonderful memories…..

Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

Marie

Addicted to CAS #38 Off The Edge

Hello lovely ladies !

This is a scheduled post as I’m off in Spain at the moment staying with Florence from Florence and Freddie and Kylie from ATCAS who has travelled all the way from Australia then I will be travelling over to the UK to visit my family.

It just so happens that I’m the hostess for the next fortnight’s challenge at ATCAS and I’m not even at my desk !  hopefully I am under a desk or on top of one par- tay- ing  ! So what did I choose as my theme for all of you CAS aficionados

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I do believe there’s lots of scope here so let your imagination run wild !

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Sorry about the rubbish photo but it hasn’t stopped raining for about 10 days here and there’s  no sun !!! So glad am going to Spain .

Made my croc with the Cameo and colored with distress inks and then glossy and crackle accents,  didn’t crackle much so lets just say this is a baby croc who takes great care of his skin !

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Another Cameo creation !

We are once again sponsored by

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Stamp Art Design who are most generously offering five free digi designs.

Do pop over to ATCAS to see what the rest of the talented DT have come up with and also to welcome along our new guest Design Team member for the next forthright. Please put your hands together for the one and only super talented and wonderfully amusing Darnell from djkardkreations. If you haven’t heard of Darnell ( where have you been !!!!!) then I suggest you rush on over to her blog and take in the sights

Hopefully this post reaches you all when it should as it has been posted well ahead due to my traipsing around Europe. Will be back next week with tales and photos of my adventures to Spain.

So until then………

 Ta Ra and have a super weekend.

Marie

Addicted to CAS #37 Grunge

Yes that’s right time once again for a new challenge over at ATCAS and what a challenge we have for you !

Our fearless leader Smiley Kylie has a very challenging and interesting code word for us all.

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 So many different ways to go with this one and the DT have made some astonishing cards, I was really blown away by their creativity and when I saw what everyone else made I nearly threw mine in the bin but hey ho  you can only do what you can do !

Our leader Kylie is currently swanning round europe enjoying the trip of a lifetime. Last week she was in London staying with Sandie one of our team members from ATCAS and meeting up with some of the other lovely ladies. She is currently in Spain with my mate Florence from Florence and Freddie. I’ll be joining them in a few days for a week can’t wait! do hope they have left some gin for me !!!!!!!!

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I got really inky and messy with this one, lots of Dylusions sprayed randomly onto smooth card . I used my Cameo to make a stencil and cut the image and sentiment and lots of lovely embossing paste and there you have it. The sentiments a bit random and this card is unlikely to find a home, I mean who would you give that to right !

We are once again being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps

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7 fantastic digs to be won !!

Also the lovely Anita will be sharing her last card with us as guest DT member so you don’t want to miss that !

Must dash have to go try and find myself an Abba rig out as Florence has suggested we dress us as them and go on a pub crawl in Spain !!!!!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend

Take care

Marie

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

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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