Addicted to CAS challenge #27 Code Word Pet

Hello lovely ladies.

Time for a new code word at ATCAS and a big thank you from me to all who joined in our Anniversary celebrations. Check back on Monday to see who are my winners,  we had some fabulous entries and you really have made it tough for me.

Onto the challenge at hand and this time our lovely and talented Vicki has chosen a fantastic theme for the next fortnight

ATCAS - code word pet

When I first saw this I was so excited as I have three doglets Bailey and  Rosy whom I named my blog after and the newest entry Molly who I’ve had for about a month now . I then realized that I don’t own a single animal or pet related stamp ! Not to fear My Cameo once again to the rescue. I can’t say I’m totally overjoyed with the results but have been having some health related issues again which make my right hand and shoulder very painful so was put on bed rest ( well that’s my excuse anyway )



Sorry about the poor quality of the photo’s but the weather has been so miserable this week this was the best I could do.

Here’s a  photo of the little monsters looking all cute and cozy


We are once again sponsored most  generously by Digi Darla Designs who is offering five images to the winner

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Pop on over to ATCAS to see what the rest of the talented and lovely DT ladies have come up with to inspire you all . I have to say I’m so lucky to be part of this very talented team.

Right back off to bed doctors orders !

Take care


Addicted to CAS Code Word Heart

What a fabulous response we had to our last challenge at Addicted to CAS, you lovely ladies sure do love your embossing and I know that Karen has had a really tough time picking her winners so tune in Monday to see who will the lucky winners are.

Its time though for a new code word and for the next fortnight our host will be the super talented Loll who has chosen :-

ATCAS - code word heart

Now normally I would be doing cartwheels and woo-hoo-ing all over the place ( not a pretty sight at my age as my children can testify )  at the thought of a heart related card as I adore them but I was a little flummoxed to say the least. I’ve made so many of them lately so I really had to get the old thinking bonnet on to come up with something new.


I’ve wanted to use this little stamp for ages it a tiny weeny inchie stamp by Inkadinkado stamped with red Archival ink and then layered with a variety of Spellbinders frames. The sentiment is computer generated, super simple , so simple it took ten days to come up with it ! That blasted mojo !

Not satisfied with such a simple card I decided to challenge myself and try to make an even simpler one ( yes simpler than this ) and I did !!


See told ya it was simple ! My lovely Cameo did all the hard work except add the little heart stick pin,  I take full credit for that and I think it makes all the difference !!

will be awarded to the CAS PERFECTIONIST
To be eligible to win the prize above, please follow the rules here.  Remember to use the code word for your inspiration and keep your creations CAS (Clean and Simple).

Its been absolutely ages since I entered a challenge and thought it was about time I dipped my tootsies back in the water so I would like to play along with Addicted to Stamps and More who are having a CAS challenge with any theme you like ! Its my first time taking part in one of their challenges and I hear on the blogvine that they have a wonderful inspirational design team !

Now while you have a spare five minutes why not pop over to Addicted to CAS to see what the gorgeous girls have come up with, I can assure you there is plenty of inspiration, why not join in the fun, go on you know you want to !

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend

Take care


Addicted to Cas Code Word ” Bauble “

Hello lovely ladies, its time for our second challenge at Addicted to CAS and for the next fortnight I will be your hostess so please do keep an eye out for the drinks trolley and buffet cart, I’ll be the one with the little white pinny and Gin and tonic in hand !

First of all a HUGE thank you to everyone who took part in our first ever challenge hosted by our lovely leader Kylie , what an amazing response 132 entries !!!!!

`One of the hostessing requirements for each challenge is to choose the theme or in our case here at Addicted to CAS our code word,  so for mine I have chosen……

ATCAS+-+code+word+baubleSo what comes to mind with my code word, maybe a tree decoration an item of jewellery I’ll let you decide, what did I come up with…….


I’m not a flashy girl and goodness knows how I came up with the code word bauble , I was most probably thinking of jewllery at the time ( I’m a jeweller ) but try as I might I just couldn’t come up with a card depicting trinkets of any sort. So if any of you can I would dearly love to see them !


Whoever said CAS is easy never made a card with rhinestones !!! Would you believe that it took me nearly three hours to attach the little buggers !! I’d recently bought a heating implement rather like a soldering iron and some gorgeous rhinestones and thought they would be perfect for the theme……what a nightmare the pesky things kept escaping and disappearing inside the aperture ! I’d glue one down with the heat thingy and its neighbour would complain and shift position ! when I’d finished the card and lifted it up all I  could hear where the stray little rhinestones moving around inside,  so its ended up as a shaker card !!!!

Bauble shape courtesy of my Cameo,  Sentiment and ink SU and nerves of steel curtsey of yoga and meditation !!!

I also made another much simpler card nerves of steel not required here just a couple of embossing folders, a frame from my Cameo and once again SU sentiment and ink


This week our fantastic sponsor and Guest Designer is
 Inspired by Stamping
Here is a little about Joanna –
Hi my name is Joanna Munster, owner/designer/illustrator of Inspired by Stamping. I started crafting 11 years ago when I started capturing my daughter’s special moments with scrapbooking. I quickly fell in love with all things crafty including cross stitch, crocheting, knitting, drawing, jewelry making but my love has always been towards the paper craft industry. It is a place where I can lose myself in creating for hours.
Two years ago, my hubby, myself and our three children moved from the United States to Australia. While waiting for my working visa, I started drawing and paper crafting full-time with my blog. One of my dear friends suggested that I make a stamp set with one of my drawings and this is where Inspired by Stamping started. I love every moment of working in this industry from the beautiful women and men that I meet daily, to the amazing designs that I see with an Inspired by Stamping set. October 15th 2012, we celebrate our first year of Inspired by Stamping and it is exciting to say that we are growing and expanding! 🙂
Joanna is offering this prize to the winner of this challenge –
We would love to see you at Addicted to CAS , so why not pop over and see what the rest of the DT have come up with to inspire you with,  lots of amazing creations from the rest of the gorgeous girls and who knows you may even be one of our lucky winners and Joanna has so many amazing goodies to choose from in her beautiful shop.
Wishing you a ll a wonderful healthy and happy weekend and thank you all so much for your get well wishes am feeling much better
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