ATCAS – Challenge #11 – Hosted by Caz

Hello lovely ladies

Time again for a new challenge over at Addicted to CAS and for the next two weeks we have the very talented Caz as our host . Her code word for the next fortnight is

ATCAS - code word flower

Now I’m pretty certain you all have at least one flower in your crafty stash.

What did I make ………


I recently bought some magic stamps and for those of you that havent heard of them they are thick pieces of foam rubber that you heat with your heat gun and then press the foam onto any surface , lace,paper clips,rubber bands etc and it leaves a deep impression  You then ink them up and stamp as normal. The most fascinating thing is that if you reheat the foam the impression disappears so you can reuse the foam over and over. Well why am I telling you this…. I didn’t do any of that I just used the foam as a sort of sponge to apply my ink and I have to say it gives fab coverage  much better than anything I have ever used before.

I used various Adirondack inks to create the background, a small section of an old Hero Arts stamp for the lettering and this pretty flower stamp by Inspired by Stamping . Glossy accents were added to the flower and the frame and the sentiment were created by my darling Cameo.

I really enjoyed getting inky and messy with this card and I love the colours , reminds me of some of the lovely sunsets we get here in Thessaloniki.

A big thank you goes out to all of you wonderfully talented ladies who join us week after week at ATCAS its always a pleasure to visit you all and hopefully you will join us again this time. Dont forget to keep it clean and simple though !

We once again have a fabulous sponsor Bugaboo Stamps who are most generously offering seven digi stamps to the winner from their store.

bugaboo new logo

Why not pop over to ATCAS to see the beautiful cards that my fellow team mates have created and why not join in the fun.

Right on that note am off to cook dinner the ” men ” will be home soon.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend

Take care


27 thoughts on “ATCAS – Challenge #11 – Hosted by Caz

  1. Hi UB, I was hanging off your every word reading about your magic stamps to see how you were getting on with them!! lol! Stunning card. Looooooove the colours and the design. Have a wonderful weekend. Will be back later for a catch up. Thank you!!!!
    PF x

  2. I definitely have never heard of magic stamps before Marie so thank you for explaining. I love your beautiful flower and the gorgeous colourings. Have a fab weekend, hugs Annette xx

  3. Hi Marie. Your card is gorgeous. I love all those deep and luscious colors you used for the background. Great addition of the partial script stamp making this card very much a work of art. Loll xx

  4. Marie that background is stunning – you got great texture with that foam. I never heard of that foam stamping before – very interesting.

  5. Absolutely stunning Marie! As soon as I saw it the colours reminded me of the sunsets I’ve seen in Greece – especially in Santorini. I’ve got to go back there one day! The magic stamps sound brilliant – can’t wait to see what you do when you use the foam for that!

  6. The flower panel looks fab Mrs P. Haven’t heard of that magic stamp stuff but you can do something similar with funky foam. Bet the weather’s getting nice and cosy now where you are. It’s sunny here today but still blowing a hoolie! xx

  7. Sounds like an interesting product… I was waiting to hear what item you had found to use with it!!! Your ink sponging looks amazing Marie, like painted antique wood… Gorgeous colours :0)
    Jenny x

  8. wonderful-wonderful-wonderful! This is a truly piece of art Marie! Have to get my hands on this magic stamps me thinks!

  9. Now this post was like a performance by the late great Tommy Cooper! I loved hearing all about this amazing new product and then hearing you used it to sponge some ink onto a stamp! Anyway, however you did it, you made a wonderful piece of art here and I love those jewel-like colours. Vicky x

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