Get Creative 20th December Sketch Challenge

Time for our last challenge of the year over at Get Creative and we have a gorgeous sketch designed by our trusty leader Irini and here it is :-

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A great sketch with so many possibilities , come and have a peep at what I came up with

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I coloured my base card with Pan Pastels and roughed up the edges with my very noisy Zutter distresser, all of the animals run for cover as soon as I start using it ! Sounds like something from a Hitchcock film ! The grey Co-ordinations card-stock was embossed and treated to a good going over with my sanding block . The beautiful frame courtesy  of Miss Cameo a few pearls added and the lovely butterfly is Hero Arts from the butterfly stamp and die cut set, coloured with Copics and the Glossy Accents.

The pretty Cameo I made myself by making a mold and filling it with iclay which is similar to Fimo but a lot softer and squishier and great fun to play with.

Do hope you will have time to join for our last challenge of the year at Get Creative the design team have come up with some fabulous cards .The winner of this challenge will be invited back as guest designer in January.

Sorry this is a short post but I  am running around like a crazy woman as am sure the rest of you are ! Our shop is open from ten till nine at night and we’re  working Saturdays and Sundays so not much free time until January so……….

I wish you all a healthy and happy Christmas a fabulous new year hopefully spent with your loved ones and families and look forward to catching up with you all over the holidays

Take care

Marie

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Addicted to CAS Challenge 3 Code Word ” Sweet “

Time for our third challenge over at Addicted to CAS but before I go any further I would just like to thank all of the lovely ladies who took part in our last challenge hosted by my good self with the code word ” Bauble ” what a fantastic response  I was totally blown away by all of the fabulous entries and believe you me I’ve had a tough time choosing my winners. Do pop over to Addicted to CAS on Monday to find out who they are.

Now our next challenge is hosted by the lovely and talented Patrice and her code word is………..

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So much scope for this one , having said that it was a bit of a toughie as I don’t own anything remotely sweet related so after much deliberation this is what I came up with

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Sweet 16 !!!

 I cut all of the numbers by hand……….well I used my hand to press the buttons on my Cameo , matted and layered on pink and black card and added pink stickles to the 16,  done !!

Not satisfied with my card I thought I would have a go at making a sweet treat box so off I went to my local sweetie shop to try to buy candy to match my design paper and I think I did a pretty good job ! of course while I was there I had to sample some of the goodies…….

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Once again my Cameo obliged by  cutting this lovely Design Paper by SU ( if only the Cameo could assemble the box it would be so much easier )  oh and of course the treat cup is also a SU goodie .

Still not satisfied with my efforts and  as the general opinion in my household was ” its a bit boring ” I did try explaining  the CAS aspect but it fell on deaf ears, throwing caution to the wind and my superb good taste out of the window I decided to add a little humour . Be warned…… the next photo is a little ” gross ” as our lovely leader Kylie so eloquently put it when she saw it

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Sweet Tooth ……….or teeth even !!!!! not very CAS, not in very good taste and most probably not very funny but I just couldn’t resist !!!

If that last photo hasn’t put you off do pop over to Addicted to CAS to see the gorgeous inspirational and tasteful I may add creations from my fellow team members.

We are once again sponsored by the lovely and  talented Joanna Munster from Inspired by Stamping who is offering a twenty dollar gift voucher to be spent in her online store. Joanna has some amazing and inspirational goodies so much so that I have even had a bit of a shop myself !

Here is a little about Joanna who also happens to be our guest designer
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Inspired by Stamping

Hi my name is Joanna Munster, owner/designer/illustrator of Inspired by Stamping. I started crafting 11 years ago when I started capturing my daughter’s special moments with scrapbooking. I quickly fell in love with all things crafty including cross stitch, crocheting, knitting, drawing, jewelry making but my love has always been towards the paper craft industry. It is a place where I can lose myself in creating for hours.

Two years ago, my hubby, myself and our three children moved from the United States to Australia. While waiting for my working visa, I started drawing and paper crafting full time with my blog. One of my dear friends suggested that I make a stamp set with one of my drawings and this is where Inspired by Stamping started. I love every moment of working in this industry from the beautiful women and men that I meet daily, to the amazing designs that I see with an Inspired by Stamping set. October 15th 2012, we celebrate our first year of Inspired by Stamping and it is exciting to say that we are growing and expanding! 🙂

Joanna is offering this prize to the winner of this challenge –

$20 GIFT VOUCHER

I do hope you will find the time to join us at Addicted to CAS and cant wait to see what you come up with.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend

Marie

Get Creative Card Challenge 5th December ” Bingo “

Good morning lovely ladies ! It’s the 5th of the month and time for a new challenge over at Get Creative and what do we have in store for you this time ! well how about a little group activity…. BINGO !
So come on get those pencils sharpened your reading goggles on and lets play !

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I used the central line die cuts, stamps and doilies

The hearts were cut using Nestabilities, the borders , heart , sentiment and embossing courtesy of Stamping Up and the doilie courtesy of the 1 Euro shop !

I really enjoyed making this card and it turned out really girlie don’t ya think !

 Our sponsor this month is
owner of the etsy shop
Christina has a love for all things washi tape
and will be offering a prize to the winner.
You can also go and LIKE her Facebook page!
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κτήτρια του etsy shop

Please do pop over to Get Creative to find out all of the details on how to join in our bingo challenge and also to meet our new card design team member the lovely
Alexandra Polyzou and I’m sure you will all join in giving her a warm welcome.

Right off to work but will be by later on to see what you’ve all been up too

Ta ra !!

Marie

Addicted to Cas Code Word ” Bauble “

Hello lovely ladies, its time for our second challenge at Addicted to CAS and for the next fortnight I will be your hostess so please do keep an eye out for the drinks trolley and buffet cart, I’ll be the one with the little white pinny and Gin and tonic in hand !

First of all a HUGE thank you to everyone who took part in our first ever challenge hosted by our lovely leader Kylie , what an amazing response 132 entries !!!!!

`One of the hostessing requirements for each challenge is to choose the theme or in our case here at Addicted to CAS our code word,  so for mine I have chosen……

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I’m not a flashy girl and goodness knows how I came up with the code word bauble , I was most probably thinking of jewllery at the time ( I’m a jeweller ) but try as I might I just couldn’t come up with a card depicting trinkets of any sort. So if any of you can I would dearly love to see them !

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Whoever said CAS is easy never made a card with rhinestones !!! Would you believe that it took me nearly three hours to attach the little buggers !! I’d recently bought a heating implement rather like a soldering iron and some gorgeous rhinestones and thought they would be perfect for the theme……what a nightmare the pesky things kept escaping and disappearing inside the aperture ! I’d glue one down with the heat thingy and its neighbour would complain and shift position ! when I’d finished the card and lifted it up all I  could hear where the stray little rhinestones moving around inside,  so its ended up as a shaker card !!!!

Bauble shape courtesy of my Cameo,  Sentiment and ink SU and nerves of steel curtsey of yoga and meditation !!!

I also made another much simpler card nerves of steel not required here just a couple of embossing folders, a frame from my Cameo and once again SU sentiment and ink

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This week our fantastic sponsor and Guest Designer is
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JOANNA MUNSTER FROM INSPIRED BY STAMPING
 Inspired by Stamping
Here is a little about Joanna –
Hi my name is Joanna Munster, owner/designer/illustrator of Inspired by Stamping. I started crafting 11 years ago when I started capturing my daughter’s special moments with scrapbooking. I quickly fell in love with all things crafty including cross stitch, crocheting, knitting, drawing, jewelry making but my love has always been towards the paper craft industry. It is a place where I can lose myself in creating for hours.
Two years ago, my hubby, myself and our three children moved from the United States to Australia. While waiting for my working visa, I started drawing and paper crafting full-time with my blog. One of my dear friends suggested that I make a stamp set with one of my drawings and this is where Inspired by Stamping started. I love every moment of working in this industry from the beautiful women and men that I meet daily, to the amazing designs that I see with an Inspired by Stamping set. October 15th 2012, we celebrate our first year of Inspired by Stamping and it is exciting to say that we are growing and expanding! 🙂
Joanna is offering this prize to the winner of this challenge –
$20 GIFT VOUCHER
We would love to see you at Addicted to CAS , so why not pop over and see what the rest of the DT have come up with to inspire you with,  lots of amazing creations from the rest of the gorgeous girls and who knows you may even be one of our lucky winners and Joanna has so many amazing goodies to choose from in her beautiful shop.
Wishing you a ll a wonderful healthy and happy weekend and thank you all so much for your get well wishes am feeling much better
Toodle pip
Marie