Addicted to CAS #48 Cuddly

Hello lovely ladies

Time for a brand new challenge at ATCAS and for the next fortnight our lovely and talented Michele is your hostess . Michele has chosen a super code word for us this time round and the DT have once again outdone themselves and created some amazing cards.

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Lots of things came to mind for this code word firstly my lovely husband but he wasn’t prepared to be photographed . I did try to get a snap shot  of him but you would of thought I was the paparazzi trying to get a pic of a politician coming out of a starlets home at 5.00am in the morning ! Definitely ” no press ” from Mr P. The doglets next but I couldn’t  get a group shot of  the three little buggers as they kept fidgeting ! So my next thought was this …….


An old comfy sofa that we had many years ago it was guaranteed that if you sat on it for more than 10 minutes you would fall asleep and it was our families favourite spot for cuddles. The four of us would pile on when the boys were little and read stories or watch TV, 10 minutes later we would all be snoozing blissfully away. The sofa is long gone but its memories are as clear as day.

My fab non cuddly Cameo helped me out here, I paper pieced the sofa and popped it up with foam the sentiment lamp and border are all created with the Cameo.

We would love for you to join us at ATCAS it’s always a pleasure to see your amazing creations and the lucky winner will receive 3 super digs from Scribbles Designs from their online store.

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Before I go a huge, a huge thank you for all for the beautiful cards I received this week, more tears from me after seeing these  amazing pieces of art and for all of your kind words,  they are all proudly displayed in my living room. You ladies really are the best and I have to say my spirits have been lifted immensely by your kindness. Not only that but Mr P became a little teary eyed reading your messages and was very impressed with your card making skills. Im making the rounds slowly with my thank you’s so please bear with me. I will be having another MRI this week my specialist wants to operate to relieve pressure in my bone marrow, so fingers crossed that I get good results and don’t have to have surgery.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend


Addicted to CAS Challenge #47 Oriental

Hello lovely ladies and gents ( yes I had a gent commenting this week )

This past week has been a real roller coaster for me so hope you don’t mind if I share a little of what has been going on before I get to my ATCAS card.

As many of you know I have being having problems with the old leglet for several months now , a damaged bone and bone marrow issues all of which have put me on bed rest and in quite a lot of pain. Now for most people the chance to be at home for a couple of months and released of all duties might be a welcome break but not for me . I can’t sit for more than a few minutes and lying down is even more painful so it’s really cramped my style as I’m quite active. Plus the fact that Mr P also has been having leg issues, bone spurs in his heel extremely painful but he has taken over the reigns in all departments and suffered in silence , well nearly in  silence you know how boys can be. To top the lot our baby dog Molly  started limping and we have been told she needs a knee operation !!!!!. So could the person with the voodoo doll give this poor family a break at least in the leg department people think we are joking when they come to our home and see us all limping !

Anyways this last week I was at a really low ebb the Molly situation was the last straw , there has also been a break in, police, guns and a brave husband but that’s a whole blog post on its own and will save for another day . I felt ready to give up but after returning from a few days at my beach house ( only managed to swim twice this year ) I found out that the lovely Kylie and Darnell had been in cahoots arranging a linky party for me at Addicted to Stamps and More  ! I nearly cried my good leg off , I couldn’t stop for  over an hour I was and am so touched by these wonderful ladies and for everyone who took part creating amazing cards to wish me well and cheer me up .  I can never thank you enough for your kindness and thoughtfulness you have given me the will to go on and fight and put a smile back on my face for the first time in months. So a HUGE, HUGE thank you all and especially to my team mates who are the most amazing bunch of lovely and caring ladies and have put up with me for so long .  Oops here come those tears again…. better move on to our new challenge at ATCAS before bloggers blindness takes over !

Our code word for the next fortnight has been chosen by our lovely and talented Sylvia.

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Sylvia I loved your code word as I love anything Oriental especially the food ! Not to mention that my son’s band is called Chinese Basement and I nearly used the cover of their new CD lol !


I have a beautiful book of Oriental prints so I printed this pattern onto acetate and placed it within the frame . The sentiment was computer generated and printed onto vellum. The translation is thank you very ,very much so quite fitting I think you will agree.

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with for this challenge but if you’re feeling a little stuck why not pop over to ATCAS my fellow team mates have created some stunning cards for your inspiration. We would also like to welcome our newest Guest Designer for september  the one and only Tenia from Jazzy Paper designs if you don’t know Tenia and I very much doubt it unless you have been under a rock for the last few years then get on over and get acquainted.

We are sponsored once again by the fabulous Stamp Art Design who are offering five digs to our lucky winner.

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Hope you all managed to stay till the end !

Wishing you a wonderful weekend and thank you all once again

Love to you all .