Crafty Cardmakers and More #108 Black and White

Hello lovely ladies

I told you all I would be dinging your in-boxes a lot this week and true to my word here I am.

Today is really special for me as I have rejoined the team at Crafty Cardmakers after a longggggggggg absence. Last year I had to resign from the team due to some health issues with family and friends but the lovely Lin the owner asked me to rejoin the team and I accepted. Now there are lots of changes firstly the name , we are now know as Crafty Cardmakers and More and our format has been slightly altered  and we’ve had a bit of a facelift ( could do with one of those myself ) We will even be having a mixed media challenge for all of you ladies who like to get down and dirty ! so do pop over to CCM and More to find out all of the details.

This fortnights theme has been chosen by the lovely Kim and it just so happens to be one of joy favorites ,  Black and White yay !

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I used the memory Box large Circle Burst , for the circle of course and the gorgeous owl , I’m afraid I haven’t got a clue who this little guy belongs too as I threw out the packaging a long time ago !  The flower embellishment in the corner is made from black UTEE that I created from one of the molds I made. Yep I know I made a card without using my Cameo ( still used die cuts though lol )

I do hope you can join us at Crafty Cardmakers and More why not pop over and see what the rest of the  talented DT have been up to and find out about our new format.

We have two,  yes two sponsors this time round

Di’s Digistamps

Di's Digis

Who is offering $12 dollars to be spent at her on-line and store

Woodware Craft Collection

Woodware my own large

Who are offering 12.00 pounds to be spent on-line or in one of their stores. ( sorry the British pound symbol refuses to co-operate )

I do hope you can join us at Crafty Cardmakers and More ,why not pop over and see what the rest of the  talented DT have been up to and find out about our new format.

that’s all from me and I promise your in-boxes will be a ding free zone for at least a couple of days

Take care

Marie

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Addicted to CAS #30 NEW

Helloo lovely ladies and welcome to a new challenge at ATCAS , firstly thank you all so much for entering our die-cuts challenge personally it was one of my favorites and it seems like yours too. We had so many amazing entries  our lovely Loll really has a mammoth task this time to choose the winners, so check back Monday to see if its you.

Our next challenge has been chosen by the gorgeous and talented Shanna and what has this beautiful lady chosen for us…..

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Los of possibilities with this one don’t ya think ? Come and see what I did.

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I liked this simple card so much I made a second using some pretty Basic Grey design paper

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No prizes for guessing that I used my Cameo AGAIN !

We are once again sponsored by Deedee’s Digis

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She is most generously offering three sets of digs to the winner

Do pop over to ATCAS to see what the rest of the talented DT members have come up with they are always an inspiration to me and say hi to Nancy our guest DT member who has another fabulous card to share with us.

In the words of Bugs Bunny

” That’s all folks “

Short and sweet from me today .

Take care

Marie

CAS.olgy Week 78: Dot

Hello lovely ladies

Just popping in with a super quick post dedicated to mine and yours the  lovely , witty and talented Darnell of djkardkreations who requested I posted more often. Well Darnell be careful what you wish for as I will be posting every other day for the next week.  So if you need to blame some one for the dinging of your in-boxes blame Darnell link above !

I always love the CAS.olgy cue words and tune in every week to see what it is and what the super talented DT has come up with to admire and inspire. Unfortunately for me its only a weekly challenge and as I’m a bit slow it takes me about six days to come up with something by which time it’s too late to take part. I have literally tons of cards that I have created for their challenges only to miss the deadline . Ladies has any one thought of a challenge site for the slower more senior crafty laggers like myself, somewhere were we can add our cards for the recently finished challenges.

Anyway on to the this weeks cue word before I miss this one as well

Week 78 - Dot

What a doozy !!!

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Now although this card may look simple believe you me this was a bugger to create. This is a rhinestone sketch which I purchased through the Silhouette on-line store and these holes are tiny weeny things, several goes with various weight card stocks until I finally got a clean-cut and when I did I spilt glossy accents all over it. Well dripped I should say you can’t really spill Glossy Accents now can you ! The heart is red card stock smothered with GA and then die cut with a spellbinders scalloped heart. This card looks a lot more impressive in real life and I really like the shadows produced by the dots.

Sorry about the rotten photo but it’s about to dark here and if I leave it until tomorrow to photograph it I’ll miss the deadline again.! I did in-fact make two cards but poor light stopped play and was unable to get a clear enough picture,  so once again I have a spare card not submitted for CAS.olgy !

Do pop over to CAS.olgy to see the amazing DT creations and there are some fabulous entries too.

Take care and see you all Saturday for my DT card for ATCAS you hear that Darnell !!!!!! 

Marie

ATCAS Challenge #29 – Die-cut(s)

Hello lovely ladies and HAPPY NEW YEAR !

Its been such a while since I posted I nearly forgot how to do it ! The run up to Christmas and New year is always a busy and very hectic time for us at The Pap residence as we own a jewellery shop and I work with my husband. This year it was decided ( by someone who has never worked in a shop ! )  that all of the shops in Greece should be open seven days a week from morning until 9.pm for three weeks . Well that’s fine and dandy if you happen to have lots of staff but if like us and the many other small businesses in Greece it means you just don’t get a break . Food shopping is the worst,  it’s always a mad dash at the last-minute to the butchers the bakers and the candlestick makers to see what I can rustle up as it falls to me to cook for all of the family Christmas day .  Mr P and I are totally knackered were just too old for this palaver and I really don’t know how many more Christmases I have in me !

On to the matter at hand  a brand new year has begun and its time for our first challenge at ATCAS. Our hostess for the next fortnight is the superbly talented and all round good egg Loll. She is one of the nicest ladies I have ever worked with and for those of you that are not familiar with her blog  ( shame on you ! )I urge you rush on over as its jam-packed full of inspirational wonderment and such.

Now what did the lovely Lollypop choose as her code word

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Well of course as soon as I saw it I did a couple of flick flacks and somersaults around the living room( well in my mind anyway ) . As my regular followers will know I LOVE my die cuts and I have all manner of Machines of the die cutting variety but what to do……so much to choose from…..I could do this , or I could do that , or even yes that thing that I have wanted to do for ages . I pored and pored over my designs and die cuts, I cut and re-cut until my desks were filled with all manner of the things and then it all went blank , I was suffering from die-cutting dementia I had all of these wonderful shapes but no clear plan and not even an unclear plan so what did i do ? well I just shoved them in a box and ignored the buggers until the deadline was upon me and I had to get moving.

After much ado and mess making, hair pulling and the gnashing of teeth ……..

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I was inspired once again by the amazingly talented Mayuri of Candles in the Garden her card making is exquisite each piece a work of art.

I used my Cameo for the die cut which was really tricky as I use 350gsm card and it needed four passes to cut it cleanly and I had to have several attempts in order to get the result I wanted. I then took a piece of heavy card stock and sprayed it and half of my desk ( and yes I did have it in a box ) with some gorgeous Dylusions inks and then placed it under the die cut.

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More Cameo creativity and would you believe that I lost the birdies eye in all of the chaos and couldn’t find a black pearl or my black copics.

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I love the 3d aspect here, I cut the image twice and then rotated one of them placing pop dots underneath  and adhering to the other to give dimension. I love how if you look closely you can see the shadow, looks a lot better in real life.

I would to add this last one to:-

ETA: Moxie Fab World Challenge Trendy Star Power Challenge

We are once again sponsored by Deedees’s Digis who is offering the lucky winner three sets of digis

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We would love for you to join us at ATCAS for our first challenge of 2014 lots of amazing inspirational creativity by the rest of the amazing DT and we also have another treat in store , we are welcoming the lovely and very talented Nancy Littrell as guest DT member. Nancy doesn’t have a blog but you can see her fabulous work here at Splitcoast stampers.

Wishing you all a healthy and happy new year

MarieE