Addicted to CAS Code Word Heart

What a fabulous response we had to our last challenge at Addicted to CAS, you lovely ladies sure do love your embossing and I know that Karen has had a really tough time picking her winners so tune in Monday to see who will the lucky winners are.

Its time though for a new code word and for the next fortnight our host will be the super talented Loll who has chosen :-

ATCAS - code word heart

Now normally I would be doing cartwheels and woo-hoo-ing all over the place ( not a pretty sight at my age as my children can testify )  at the thought of a heart related card as I adore them but I was a little flummoxed to say the least. I’ve made so many of them lately so I really had to get the old thinking bonnet on to come up with something new.


I’ve wanted to use this little stamp for ages it a tiny weeny inchie stamp by Inkadinkado stamped with red Archival ink and then layered with a variety of Spellbinders frames. The sentiment is computer generated, super simple , so simple it took ten days to come up with it ! That blasted mojo !

Not satisfied with such a simple card I decided to challenge myself and try to make an even simpler one ( yes simpler than this ) and I did !!


See told ya it was simple ! My lovely Cameo did all the hard work except add the little heart stick pin,  I take full credit for that and I think it makes all the difference !!

will be awarded to the CAS PERFECTIONIST
To be eligible to win the prize above, please follow the rules here.  Remember to use the code word for your inspiration and keep your creations CAS (Clean and Simple).

Its been absolutely ages since I entered a challenge and thought it was about time I dipped my tootsies back in the water so I would like to play along with Addicted to Stamps and More who are having a CAS challenge with any theme you like ! Its my first time taking part in one of their challenges and I hear on the blogvine that they have a wonderful inspirational design team !

Now while you have a spare five minutes why not pop over to Addicted to CAS to see what the gorgeous girls have come up with, I can assure you there is plenty of inspiration, why not join in the fun, go on you know you want to !

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend

Take care


Get Creative January 20th Card Sketch Challenge

Oh where oh where can my mojo be, oh where oh where can it be !!!!!!!!!! well after reading a number of my crafty friends blogs it looks like I’m not the only one who is mojoless ! I reckon the buggers have decided to take a little trip to the U.S of A and are all visiting Cha !!! There is no other explanation,  but one things for sure I hope they return with a suitcase full of inspiration and a few crafty treats wouldn’t go amiss. Actually that would be a fib I have so much stuff, new stuff even,  there is nothing that I need or indeed want but it seems like an excess of crafty goods is not a guarantee !!

Before Christmas I was very lucky to be able to purchase the new Fiskars Fuse Creativity System, The Craftwell ebosser and a fab Janome embellishing machine but zip, nadda,τιποτα ! I still can’t seem to get in the swing of things and not only in the crafty department which is why I struggled so much with the sketch which has been designed for us by the fabulous Irini at Get Creative


I really loved the sketch and there where so many possibilities I even got my Dylusions out but to no avail…..and I  still have pink and purple fingers a week later as a reminder of my efforts but for some reason I just couldn’t pull the mess together into a card.

At the eleventh hour I had a light bulb moment and although not crazy about the result I don’t think what I came up with was half bad but I will let you all be the judge of that , think I’m most probably a little delusional due to lack of sleep/mojo etc.Also due to lack of light the true depth of this magical ( insert laugh here ) card is not apparent but after seeing the reaction of one of my true followers ( Ziggy the cat ) I realise that this is indeed a masterpiece.  (Dont worry I have booked an appointment with a ” specialist “)

So here it is ………



I used my Cameo to create this holey card and was quite pleased that by chance some of the holes were in fact the correct fit for my eyelets, so out came the crop-o-dile , bit of a bugger but I got there in the end.. The larger of the buttons fit snuggly into the holes although it was touch and go for a while trying to find the matching buttons for the holes. The sentiment is SU stamped with Archival red brillance ink.

So there you have it , we would love to see you over at Get Creative so why not pop over and see what the rest of my teamies have come up with and why not join in   the winner will be invited back as guest designer for March.

Right time for bed, I have a tough day of lazing around tommorrow and need to keep my strength up

Toodle pip and nighty night 1



ATCAS – Challenge #4 Embossing

Its time for our first challenge of 2013 at Addicted to CAS and our code word for the next fortnight has been chosen by the very lovely and talented Karen


Here is my little number


I used this lovely Delicate Doilies stamp from Inspired by Stamping which I embossed using white SU embossing powder. Joanna from Inspired by Stamping also offers the digital die cut for this set of stamps so I was able to cut the doilie shape with my Cameo and pop up the base with some foam which was then placed inside the doilie cut out.
The bottom of the card was dry embossed with this lovely little Sizzix embossing folder, a couple of red pearls, actually they started off as white but I coloured them with a red Copics marker, and there you have it !
We have an awesome sponsor again for this challenge. Please let me introduce you to
Uniko Studio is a small company based in the North East of the UK. Uniko Studio specialises in surface pattern design & clear stamps for the hobby market.
Uniko Studio will feature high quality photopolymer stamps designed & manufactured here in the UK, and if things go well we will branch out into other crafting supplies.

Beverley has been kind enough to offer a fabulous prize –


This gorgeous digital collection is up for grabs AS WELL as your choice of 3 x digital paper collections!!!
To be in the running to win this wonderful prize, please do not forget to check our challenge rules HERE.
Please use the Code Word provided for your inspiration and remember to keep your project Clean and Simple. Now, how are you going to use embossing on your project? Will it be dry or heat or both? We can’t wait to see what you come up with.
Why not pop over Addicted to CAS to see what the rest of the DT have come up with to inspire you and hopefully you will join in as we really look forward to seeing your wonderful creations.
In the words of that famous rabbit ” thats all folks “
Take care

Get Creative 5th January Card Challenge

Hello lovely ladies and HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!

I’m finally back in my crafty den after three weeks working flat-out in my shop for the Christmas holidays. I really missed you all and your crafty endeavors and hopefully I can now start to catch up .

Over at Get Creative we have our first card challenge of the new year and our lovely leader Irini is asking us to make a new years card.

I had a little problem  as  the Christmas spirit just didn’t visit me this year not even in the alcoholic form. Mr P and I are still trying to fight off a nasty flu virus which has firmly attached itself to both of us and refuses to budge !

Needless to say Christmas lunch which I cooked for 12 was left untouched by myself and as soon as it was served I retreated to my bed and then a repeat performance occurred for new year !!

As you will see my card apart from having the number 13 isn’t  a typical new years card but I wanted to demonstrate growth, colour and nature and new beginnings and it you believe that  you will believe anything !

Despite everything I really enjoyed making this card and loved the outcome which is a rare thing indeed for me, I can count on the fingers of one hand how many of my cards I really like, so here it is and hope you like it too !



The image was created using my clever Cameo and then coloured with Copic markers this is about my 5th attempt as I kept messing up the colouring.. Glossy Accents added to the red and lots of tiny seed beads on the centre of the flower and attached to a beautiful Spellbinders frame . I die cut  the numbers several times and  layered them to give depth, crackle paint and Copics of various colours added and topped of with crackle accents. The side panels are also Spellbinders am getting slightly addicted to them and although I love my Cameo you just cant beat the embossing that you can achieve with these dies.

I do hope you will find time to play along with us at Get Creative the rest of the design team have created some beautiful cards to inspire you all . We are being sponsored this month by Enjoy Scrapping who will be offering a mystery prize, we also have two guest designers this month the lovely and talented Erina, and Aliki both of whom are not only very talented but two of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet.

Right am off to work ( when will this madness stop  ! )

Wishing you all a healthy and happy new year

Take care