ATCAS – Challenge #7 – Hosted by Sue

Hello lovely ladies !

How time flies ( not ) when you’re  stuck in bed without the aid of a laptop and gin has been banned by the doc due to the taking of horrible woozy inducing medication !

I have once again escaped from the confines of my bed to schedule this post as my lovely Mac has found a new home in my craft studio which is no longer on the premises !

Its time once again for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS and  the lovely and talented Sue is hosting this fortnight’s challenge, so line up in an orderly fashion at the bar and you will all be served in the fullness of time, no pushing there at the back that means you too Darnell !!

Sue has chosen for us

ATCAS - code word masculine

I really thought this was going to be a toughie but it came together so quickly


I love this stamp even though I don’t know the maker is, What a surprise ! I lost the packaging some time ago so if anyone recognises it I would love to know who it is as I would love to see what else they make !

The frame and the sentiment where cut with my Cameo and popped up with foam for dimension and that’s it,  super simple.

We are once again being sponsored by

Addicted to CAS Code Word Heart

I would just like to thank everyone that has embraced Addicted to CAS over the past few months not only do we have the most wonderful ( read crazy,nutty ) leader Kylie but the rest of the DT are all simply fabulous and thoroughly nice gals,( except for that baileyrosy who to be honest is a bit of a hypochondriac and I have heard that she likes a tipple from time to time) Enough said why not pop over to Addicted to CAS to check out those lovely ladies for yourselves and why not take part as our wonderful sponsor has lots of gorgeousness for the giving !

I see that the Craft Room is also on the look out for  “Something for Men ” and as I so enjoyed playing along with them last time thought I would give it another go.

Right am back off to my lair but before I go here’s a photo of Ziggy the cat who shares the studio or should I rephrase that and say that I share the studio with him, he’s always on my desk especially when I have something drying  his favourite is glossy accents and the sticky mat from my Cameo, can anyone spot what Mr Zig is wearing …..


Answers on a postcard please.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and thank you all for sticking with me…

take care


Get Creative February 20th Card sketch challenge

Hello lovely ladies !

It’s the 20th of the month and time for our final challenge for February over at Get Creative . Our lovely leader Irini has given us this fantastic sketch to work with


Come and see what I made :-


I recently  bought the Majestic Elements Nestabilities dies from Spellbinders and couldn’t wait to play with them, because of the intricate design spellbinders recommend the use of freezer paper or something similar, I used baking parchment together with the cardstock in order for the paper to release more easily from the die . I loved the result so much that I decided to use the parchment instead of the card. On the larger of the two pieces I stamped this pretty doily from the set Delicate Doilies by Inspired by Stamping with Deep Purple Archival ink and then added another layer of parchment on top , I really love how the stamp shows through. I made a couple of rosettes with some lovely SU design paper and added a little flower to embellish the centre .

Here’s another card I made following the same sketch


The DP is from the Pixie Glen collection from Prima and I used Spellbinders Decorative Elements dies to cut the frames, the beautiful crocheted broach in the centre was created by our leader Irini and is from her Etsy shop Get Creative Embellishments.  I added a couple of sticks pins which I coloured with Copic markers in order to match the paper

The winner of this challenge will come back as guest designer in April

Please pop over to Get Creative to see the fabulous inspirational pieces by the DT, you have until the 27th of February to upload your card .

Have been having a few health problems this week and have been confined to bed  one of the disadvantages with my studio not being at home is that I have been unable to blog or comment the past few days . My iPad is very selective and so have not been able to visit you all. In order to schedule this post I have left home to come to my studio in the pouring rain in my PJ’s and a very long coat to hide my indecency ! Fortunately it’s not too far but I do look a bit like a homeless old lady !

Take care and hopefully I will catch up with you soon


Craft-Room Challenge Handmade Embellishments Make Your Own

Happy Valentines Day !

For those of you that celebrate I wish you all a super romantic evening with your loved ones and for those of us that don’t I wish you a super romantic evening with your loved ones !!!!

Just thought I would pop in with a quick post as I see my lovely friend Maria of Made by Maz is hosting this fortnight’s challenge at the Craft-Room , she is asking us to make our own embellishments and this is what she has to say :-

I do love to see handmade embellishments adorning your creations, so I thought it would be an ideal theme for this fortnight. You can make whatever you like, from whatever you like, as long as it is decorated with some embellishments which you’ve made yourself



Sorry about the backgrounds but I wasn’t able to crop them out , so please excuse hubby’s clothing in the background . Mr and Mrs P can be seen here modeling the heart I made. I cut a piece of heavy card stock with this scalloped heart by spellbinders and then two pieces of red felt which I sewed together and filled with…..cant remember the technical word so I will just call it “fluff” and closed it up. The white heart on top was a little more complicated, I made my own resin mold from a pretty heart I bought from Hong Kong and then filled it with Fimo. After a few minutes I popped it out and left it to air dry overnight. I made a hole in the paper and added an eyelet and threaded some red ribbon. The Fimo heart was then glued to the felt and the felt to the card and a couple of stick pins added for good measure.

I really enjoyed making this and it looks quite pretty in real life even though my sewing is a little naff so don’t look to closely !

Its been an absolute age since I took part in one of the  Craft-Room Challenges and do hope my heart fits the bill, why not pop over and see what the DT have come up with to inspire us all there are some fantastic and inspirational pieces .

Right that’s all for me am off to Pilates

Take care


ATCAS – Challenge #6 – Hosted by Shana

Hello lovely ladies !!

Welcome to another challenge at Addicted to CAS  firstly  let me say that I was flabbergasted by the amazing response to our previous challenge, we where totally blown away by your wonderful entries . I  was so inspired by your beautiful work I kept saying to myself ” now why didn’t I think of that ” on more than one occasion

Our next fortnight’s code word has been chosen by the lovely and talented Shana and here it is…

ATCAS - code word candy

I have to say this gave me a little trouble, due to the fact that the mojo is a missing and I don’t have anything sweet in my stash but with the aid of my trusty Cameo everything worked out in the end.


I used my Cameo to create Mr and Mrs Candy corn, no mean feat for me as I’m rubbish at working with digital images and layering and such,  I do wish I had my wonderful blog friend Faiths expertise, she always manages to create some wonderful cards with the aid of Photoshop  or other digital programmes and am totally in awe of her talent . The sentiment was also generated by my Mac and then cut out with this lovely bubble die by Xcut.

We are once again sponsored by the lovely and talented Beverley from Uniko Studio please pop over to ATCAS for more information and find out what the wonderful prize is and to see the amazing an inspirational work by the rest of the DT.


On another note I have to say am feeling a little anxious this evening as my young son Ari who is 17 and his band Chinese Basement have a rather important concert this evening in Athens performing before 2500 people and unfortunately I was unable to attend so I wish them the best of luck.

Right you have gotten off again lightly with another short post…….but beware I wont stay this quiet for long …..

Take care and have a wonderful weekend


P.S It seems that a few of you don’t know what Candy Corns are but from the little research that I did they are candies /sweets which are very popular in America especially around the time of Halloween, hope this helps but to be honest have none of you ever seen these little candies with faces on before !!!!!! ( me either ) lol !

Get Creative 5th February Card Challenge ” Love is in the Air “

Love is in the air every sight and every sound, love is in the air…… ya remember that one !!!! It’s especially for the old fogies, Suze Bain and Florence being two of them.  Don’t know about you but will most probably be singing that all day.

It seems like you can’t go anywhere in blog land without their being a heart or love challenge of some sort at the moment and why should we at Get Creative be any different…. our crazy leader Irini has decided to put a twist on our challenge and she wants us to create a card for our loved ones but without the use of RED OR VARIATIONS OF THE COLOUR OF PASSION !!!

Come and have a peep at what I came up with

well no colours of passion here unless you have a gold or glitter fixation ! I used my spellbinders hearts die to make the black and white scalloped hearts, the lovely Cameo was called upon to cut the fancy heart which was then blinged up with two different gold glitters. I made a right old mess in my studio I can tell you glitter here there and everywhere. The doglets once again looked lovely in the glittery coating as did Ronin the dog and Ziggy the cat. Yes , we now have four pets in the craft studio , I really must try to get a group shot of the little creatures but it’s usually bedlam in here and that’s without the little mites being in attendance.

We do hope you will join us at Get Creative , pop over and see the fantastic inspirational cards by my team members , we have been sponsored this month by:-

they are offering this fantastic set of little embellishments
they are a little larger than a 1 euro coin!!!!
how amazing is that!!

Short post from me today as I know you have tons of blogs to visit, comments to leave and crafty projects to create!

Enjoy your week and I will be looking out for your lovely cards

take care


CAS-ual FRIDAYS CFC88 Love Letters

Hello lovely ladies !

Hope you are all well and in fine fettle this lovely Saturday morning/afternoon/evening. I’ve just finished taking my Christmas decorations down in my studio , yes I know its February but they were sooooo pretty I just couldn’t bear to part with them !

Actually if the truth be known ( which it is now ) I had made tons of gorgeous  and very intricate vinyl snowflakes with my Cameo and adhered them to the black glass wall which runs the length of my craft studio. The little devils refused to assist me in their removal and clung on for dear life !!!! It’s taken days to get the rotters off , I’ve broken all my nails,my plastic ruler and my nerves are a jangling all over the place. Once I’d removed them all I had to scrape them off the wooden floor !! That vinyl sure is sticky ! another couple of hours spent on my hands and knees !!! and then I remembered that I had plastered (tastefully) my shop window with intricate vinyl hearts for Valentines ,Nooooooooooooooo ! I must delegate their removal !!!


CAS-ual FRIDAYS has a great challenge this week


Its been ages since I took part in one of their challenges and as I love my hearts thought I would play along


My lovely friend cameo once again comes into its own

I cut strips of coloured vellum and placed it in alternate rows behind the hearts and then matted with more lime vellum and popped it up onto black card.


Another simple Cameo creation with a lovely sparkly pink heart

This is all I could manage to make as my lickle fingers are sooooo sore from all the scraping, excuses , excuses, I know !

Do pop over to CAS-ual FRIDAYS to see the magnificent inspirational work by the DT always a source of wonderment to me, and so many fabulous entries…..

Before I go……


Here’s my little porker Rosy posing in front of the snowflake wall !

Right off to work to see if I can find someone to delegate operation heart removal to !

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend !

 Ta Ta