ATCAS Challenge #42 Sky

Hello lovely ladies

Time once again for a new challenge at ATCAS and our host for the next fortnight is the gorgeous and talented Shana. Now what did that lovely lady choose for us this time round……..

ATCAS - code word sky

Great code word don’t you agree  and I was so inspired I actually did some stamping !!!!!, that’s not to say when I use my Cameo I’m not inspired lol , but its been ages since I did any I nearly forgot how to do it. I made two cards and couldn’t decide which one I liked best so you lucky people (not) get to see both attempts.


This is a Memory Box stamp called words to birds collage, it’s a bit on the weeny side so if your like me and you suffer from bloggers blindness you could possibly mistake those birds for ants !

I used a variety of Adirondack inks which I applied with memory foam and just squidged them all over the place until I was happy with my squidging . When I was all squiggled out I stamped my image on top.  What are you laughing at !!! Have you never seen a green tinted sky before !!!!! well come to Thessaloniki it’s practically a nightly occurrence. The cameo did help to make the feather and I did a touch of embossing and used my Spellbinders card maker rectangles to make the frame

Masterpiece Number 2


Similar squigding as on the first card just addition of some sequins and a Cameo made feather and an extra frame, I think I like the first one best.

So over to you , we would love for you to join us at ATCAS,  it’s always a pleasure to see your fabulous interpretations of our code words and as usual the DT have outdone themselves. We are also delighted to welcome a new guest designer. Please put your hands together for the wonderfully talented Cathy from Cathy’s card spot

We are also most generously sponsored once again by Stamp Art Designs who are offering five digis for the winner

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Now before I go I must have my little whinge otherwise it wouldn’t be a ” proper ” blog post from me but one of the reasons I have been mojo-less and a bad blogger is that I have damaged my foot in two places ( so much for my power walks ! ) I’ve been told by the bone doctor this can take up to a year to heal and he’s put me on bed rest for two months , pretty painful and I can’t sit or lie in one place for too long. The only up side of it is it’s the world cup and Wimbledon so I get to see all of the matches,  don’t know what I’ll do when they finish might have to start watching day time TV !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELP !!!!!!!

I see CASolgy have a fantastic code word this week

Week 102 - FloatIts been ages since I played along with these talented ladies and do hope my floaty feather and little birdies fit the bill

Thanks for the tip Vicki it seems that my card is eligible for the “ Just Us Girls Challenge ” who’s theme week is Bird . This is my first time playing along and have seen some fabulous cards in the gallery and by the DT.

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Well that’s all from me folks, wishing you all a wonderful weekend

Take care


29 thoughts on “ATCAS Challenge #42 Sky

  1. oh Marie, how awful, I hadn’t realised this had happened. I feel for you. I would go crazy sat around however watching the Tennis would help. Thinking of you hon x And I adore the green sky and I especially love that first feather x

  2. Loving all your squidging Hun!!! It’s so effective and I love the colourway you’ve chosen. Those ants…..sorry, birds (!) remind me of the flocks of starlings we have going over our house when they go to roost for the night on the Somerset Levels – magical sight. Have a great weekend.


    Karen xxx

  3. Oh Marie – I am so sorry to hear about your foot problem – hope it improves very quickly. Your cards are unique (as always), and hey – why shouldn’t the sky be green – we have blue, white, grey and orange, so yes – I’m OK with green! Fabulous feathers and two gorgeous cards.
    Take care and look after your feet (they’re precious)- hugs, Sylvia xxx

  4. Marie, this is so thoughtful and lovely!!! Your creations always make me pull some lovely meaning for me into them!!! Thanks for sharing!! So glad that you were inspired to play in the FUN FLOAT Cue with us at CASology this week!!!!

  5. These are both gorgeous but I guess the feather in the first card goes better with the stamped sentiment. And those bird look like birds not any at all 😉 lol

  6. Forgotten how to stamp ay? I think a little fib there, how could you have forgotten when you come up with cards like these? BOTH fab of course.

    Laid up? a good excuse to see all the tennis and football me thinks!

    Hope your foot is better soon, SOOOOOOOOOO very painful, keep taking the tablets 😀 DO you know sometimes it’s OK to be fat and not have power walks – I know LOL.

  7. Hi Marie. Two fabulous cards. Love your squidgling! 🙂 Love the black framing on both — really shows off your beautiful skies!

    Sorry to hear about your foot injury … yikes, two months bed rest is a LONG TIME Take care and hope you are pain-free soon! Loll xx

  8. These are both fabulous, Marie … your squidging is awesome, as is the green sky … the first in particular is so striking! So sorry to hear about your foot … take care of yourself … and enjoy the football (dodgy refereeing decisions and all!) Anita 🙂

  9. I am so behind in my normal visiting that I’ve missed everyone’s DT “sky” posts. When I saw yours, I popped in to see your spectacular takes on the word!! I am glad to see that you named them “masterpieces” because they ARE, they truly, truly are!!

    I KNEW something bad had happened! I’m so so so sorry, Marie! That sucks. It will pass, but in the meantime, it sucks so big! Would you mind if I sent you a card? Please email me your address, if you don’t mind! I’m so sorry I told you to snap out of it a few weeks ago! Please forgive me! Gentle hugs and tons of positive healing energy coming your way!! Darnell

  10. Hi Marie, sorry to hear about your foot problem, thank goodness it didnt happen before your trip to see Flo and Kylie! Love your squidgy cards and especially that gorgeous feather on the first card:)
    Take care
    Val x

  11. Gorgeous cards, love the dramatic black frames, makes the colours really pop. Thanks for the warm welcome too, Cathy x

  12. A green sky here means that hail is coming. Run for cover!! I am SO impressed with your stamping. All those girls who have told me that you can’t stamp for…. may the rumours rest in peace… Beautiful cards, woman. The colours you achieved are nothing less than amazing! xx

  13. Well, I’m really sorry to hear about your injury! Rest up and take care. I know it is going to be frustrating for you, but you really need to rest.

    I am in love with your cards and the feathers are the perfect way to bring all the colors together. Take care!

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