Addicted to CAS Challenge #43 Celebrate

Hello lovely ladies !

We have a fabulous new challenge over at ATCAS and it couldn’t be more fitting for me. The lovely and talented Jaydee has chosen the code word for the next fortnight so come and see what she’s chosen.

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Hopefully that’s what I will be doing for the next week albeit on one leg ! I will be celebrating my birthday in a few days time,  not only that my closest friends all have their birthdays within a day of each other starting on Sunday continuing on until Thursday. I’m off today to my beach house to host a little party Mr P will be doing the cooking this year ( haven’t told him yet ) due to my inability to stay upright for too long , and no it’s not due to an excess of gin !

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I used a tiny little brayer  with this cute heart motif to randomly stamp my base card , cut the hearts and sentiment with my Cameo and popped it up on foam. Behind celebrate I added some red card stock not completely covering the negative space. I thought  it looked really cool in real life but looking at it on the screen it looks like my card stock has slipped.

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Don’t you just love the expression on her face ! I’m feeling a bit of a porker myself at the moment due to my inactivity. I cobbled together various elements using my Cameo, popped my little hippo up on foam and used glossy accents on my balloon ( and the surrounding area it seems ) a Spellbinders frame completes the madness.

Once again Bugaboo stamps are most generously offering 7 yes 7 !!! digs to our lucky winner

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We would love you to come and celebrate with us at ATCAS , the DT and our lovely guest designer Cathy have produced once again a fabulous variety of amazing cards to inspire you all.

Right must dash as this view is awaiting me ! off to pack the champers and the three doglets

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Take care

Marie

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Happy Belated Birthday Anita

The very talented and all around gorgeous girl Anita from My Paper Craft World celebrated her birthday exactly a month ago today . Being the shy retiring lady she is she didn’t spill the beans until it had passed but as you all know here in blogland its hard to keep a secret ( although Darnell and Bev  of Happy Dance both managed to do that whilst organizing this surprise ) These two lovely ladies wanting to honor the lovely Anita and have organized this link party so we her blogging friends can show our appreciation by uploading cards here . If you would like to join in please follow the link or if you just want to pop over to Darnells blog to see how wonderful these blogging friends are there are tons of cards already linked up in the gallery

Anita here’s wishing a very happy belated birthday sending you lots of warm hugs from Greece.

It seems my card also fits in with this fortnight’s Fusion challenge so I hope you don’t mind Anita if I pop it in there too !

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I decided to follow just the sketch and used this lovely stamp by La Blanche coloring the eyes and lips with Copics and then adding GA to give a shiny effect . The frame was made with Spellbinders square ( obviously ) die and for the first time in ages I didn’t rev up the old Cameo !!!.

Before I go I would like to share some photos of the view along the sea front where I live, Ive recently taken up power walking and I walk about 10km daily ,lately there have been some fantastic sunsets and I managed to get a quick shot of the sun as it was disappearing  behind the mountains.

Wishing you all a lovely day

Take care

Marie

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Fusion #3

I’ve been following the fabulous ladies at Fusion for quite some time and to be honest have always been a little intimidated by their amazing talent. The time has come however to take a  deep breath and dip my little pinkie into the water and have a little splash around with the other lovely ladies.

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Love the sketch and the photo inspiration and have two cards to share, now maybe I should have made two separate posts but these little cards just didn’t want to be separated .

This first card is for the photo inspiration

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My lovely cameo created the image and the frame and I added lashings of Glossy Accents although you wouldn’t know it by the photo !

This one is for the sketch

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Once again little Ms Cameo with the aid of GA

You can can understand why these two guys wanted to stick together they just wouldn’t look the same on their own ! I hope Mr Mustache is ok for the sketch as his whiskers don’t quite reach the corner of the card , please feel free to disqualify him if he doesn’t fit the bill.

Do pop over to Fusion` to see the fabulous inspirational cards by the amazing DT and the entries are amazing, what a talented bunch of ladies you all are.

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

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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

Addicted to CAS Challenge # 25 Hosted by Kylie

Hello lovely ladies and welcome to another fresh new challenge over at ATCAS. This week we have a fantastic new code word for you chosen by our amazing leader Smiley Kylie .

So what did her smileyness choose  for us……..

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This was a bit of a toughie for me as I love my layers and my stamping has been poorly neglected of late, so my card is super simple.

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Told Ya !!!

Penny black stamp coloured with copics and lashing s of GA ( thats not a layer is it ) ? sentiment SU,  done !

Now if you really want to see some fabulous inspirational cards pop over to ATCAS,  those gals really know how do create one layer magic !

We have another fab sponsor for the next fortnight

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Digi Darla will be offering five digis to the winner

linking to CAS.ology

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I would also like to link to a new challenge blog called Savvy Handmade Cards who are looking for cards with bats or birds

Before I go would like to share a photo with you all of our new addition

Please welcome Molly to our family

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sorry about the photo but the thing wont sit still ! So I,m wondering  do I have to change my blog to baileyrosymolly.com !!

Have a great weekend

Marie

ATCAS Challenge #14 – Hosted by ME !!!!!!!

Hello lovely ladies, long time no see !!!!

Well I’m finally ensconced in my new craft room its taken weeks but I’ve finally unpacked all of my boxes, of course nothing is in its rightful place and I still have lots to do but at least the to-ing and fro-ing is over. Tomorrow  Ari my youngest will have taken all his clothes to his new home so I will have a nice large wardrobe to fill up with the overspill , more of that later and onto the topic at hand. Over atATCAS we have a new code word for you chosen by moi !!! I will be your hostess for the next two weeks so what did I choose in a moment of madness….

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What was I thinking !!!!!!!!!! it seemed like a good idea when I chose it a few months ago, needless to say I struggled and here is the proof……

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I was recently introduced to Iganacio Molina of Nicecrane Designs by my fellow team-mate Flo of Florence and Freddie. Iganacio has this amazing on-line shop and when I saw some of the cards that Flo made using his digital images I was totally jealous and decided to buy some for myself. I mean if she can do it then so can I ! ( although mine aren’t a patch on hers ) so the lovely birds images have been copied onto acetate and then placed in the space left by the cut out circles. I added a piece of bevelled glass to the little birdie couple unfortunately what with the acetate and the glass I just couldn’t get a good photo and they look quite blurred here.

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My lovely Cameo cut the central shape and the negative space was coloured using my magic sponge and lots of different Archival inks . Once dry I covered it liberally with Glossy Accents ( nightmare ) and added another piece of bevelled glass to the centre. This really looks so much better in real life, honest !

Last but not least I  was hoping that this last card would be ready for the previous challenge at ATCAS and in truth it was but can you believe I lost it under a pile of papers and it turned up today !!!!

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Cameo take a bow !

We have another fantastic sponsor for the next two weeks Paper Makeup Stamps

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I do hope you will find the time to join us over at ATCAS,  it’s always a pleasure to see your beautiful cards and I know the rest of the DT have some amazing circle creations to share with you.

Right before I go I just wanted to thank those of you that have stuck with me even though I have been MIA for some time and I do promise to catch up as best I can from here on in.

I’m hoping to get away to my summer-house at the weekend to take a well-earned break I really need to sit and soak up a little sun, I’m totally exhausted from all of the goings on here at the Pap residence of course the forecast is for showers do you believe it !!!

Take care

Marie

ATCAS – Challenge #10 – Hosted by Natasha

Hello lovely ladies yes tis I again dinging you’re in – boxes again twice within 24 hours !!! wont keep you long although I do have four , yes four cards to share with you.

Its time for a new challenge at ATCAS and our host for the next fortnight is the lovely Natasha. I’m very fortunate to be on another DT with her and have had the pleasure of meeting her twice here in Thessaloniki at a couple of crops. Not only is she a very talented lady and makes fabulous cards, layouts  and is an excellent knittter but she is one of the nicest people I have ever met. Always ready to help and give advice and such a fun person too.  So without further ado let me reveal what Natasha has chosen for her code word for the next fortnight

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Great choice Natasha and I have to say for the first time ever I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

So here for your viewing pleasure are the four cards I made all from the same stamp set by SU,  yes I actually stamped something !!!!!!!! and coloured them and glossy accented them and everything !!  Don’t get carried away though they are CAS so not a lot of anything on them really

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The photo’s are rubbish and dont show off my fabulous colouring and my amazing prowess with  glossy accents but seriously they do look much nicer in real life even Mr P liked them so can’t be all bad. I wont bore you with the details as its obvious what I did.

I see that Addicted to Stamps and More are looking for CAS cards so am linking up there too

We would love to see you again at ATCAS why not pop over and see what the rest of the gorgeous girls have been up to, I did a far bit of oohing and arrrrring when I saw their fabulous cards.

We are also very lucky to be sponsored again by All That Scraps who are very generously offering our winner 3 rubber stamps from the CC design range or 5 digital stamps of your choice, not bad eh !

Here is a little about the wonderful Christine –
All That Scraps has been in business since 2007 started out of our garage. Now we have our own line of rubber stamps and dies. We create cuties galore, if you like cute you will love All That Scraps.

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Right that’s your lot am off to the bar ( kitchen ) as the clink of ice is calling me

Take care

Marie

Get Creative 5th January Card Challenge

Hello lovely ladies and HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!

I’m finally back in my crafty den after three weeks working flat-out in my shop for the Christmas holidays. I really missed you all and your crafty endeavors and hopefully I can now start to catch up .

Over at Get Creative we have our first card challenge of the new year and our lovely leader Irini is asking us to make a new years card.

I had a little problem  as  the Christmas spirit just didn’t visit me this year not even in the alcoholic form. Mr P and I are still trying to fight off a nasty flu virus which has firmly attached itself to both of us and refuses to budge !

Needless to say Christmas lunch which I cooked for 12 was left untouched by myself and as soon as it was served I retreated to my bed and then a repeat performance occurred for new year !!

As you will see my card apart from having the number 13 isn’t  a typical new years card but I wanted to demonstrate growth, colour and nature and new beginnings and it you believe that  you will believe anything !

Despite everything I really enjoyed making this card and loved the outcome which is a rare thing indeed for me, I can count on the fingers of one hand how many of my cards I really like, so here it is and hope you like it too !

 

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The image was created using my clever Cameo and then coloured with Copic markers this is about my 5th attempt as I kept messing up the colouring.. Glossy Accents added to the red and lots of tiny seed beads on the centre of the flower and attached to a beautiful Spellbinders frame . I die cut  the numbers several times and  layered them to give depth, crackle paint and Copics of various colours added and topped of with crackle accents. The side panels are also Spellbinders am getting slightly addicted to them and although I love my Cameo you just cant beat the embossing that you can achieve with these dies.

I do hope you will find time to play along with us at Get Creative the rest of the design team have created some beautiful cards to inspire you all . We are being sponsored this month by Enjoy Scrapping who will be offering a mystery prize, we also have two guest designers this month the lovely and talented Erina, and Aliki both of whom are not only very talented but two of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet.

Right am off to work ( when will this madness stop  ! )

Wishing you all a healthy and happy new year

Take care

Marie

Addicted to Stamps and More ” Make your Mark ”

Time for another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More and this weeks theme is ” Make your Mark ” You are free to make a card of your choice as long as you use markers of some sort. As I have said before this is not my strong suit actually not sure if I have one , it’s always a tricky time when this challenge comes around and I tend to stay with something really easy as you will see with card.

I made the base with my Cameo of course , seems I am definitely addicted to that ! The flower and butterfly set are by Hero Arts which was stamped with black archival ink and then coloured with Copics and lashings of glossy accents over the top for shine and definition.  There is also a lovely butterfly on the inside of the card  nice but not worth a photo lol !Now that I have acquired a cat at my craft studio I’m finding it difficult to keep anything sticky and gooey out of Ziggy’s reach,  I thought Bailey and Rosy where naughty but Ziggy can jump and climb and  reach things I thought I had put out of harms way. The only place I think anything can be really safe here is if I put it in the fridge !!!!

We would love to see your lovely ” colouring in ” at Addicted to Stamps and More and if you need a little inspiration why not pop over and see what the gorgeous ladies have created for your viewing pleasure.

Right am off to tidy up my little studio as I will be hosting a mini crop here tomorrow ( any excuse for a knees up ) so I really need to do a bit of mopping.

Take care

Marie

Addicted to Stamps and More ” Clean and Simple “

Yes it’s that time again another week over and time to play at Addicted to Stamps and More were our theme this week is Clean and Simple , we would like you to create a card leaving lots of lovely white space ( or black or brown or any other colour you fancy ) as long as its well clean and simple !

So without further ado come and see what I made

The stamp is Hero Arts I used the water-colour method and SU inks , added a touch of Glossy Accents to the leaves and a bevelled glass dome to give a little dimension. ( Yes I actually stamped something !! ) but I did use my Cameo to cut the frame lol !

As this was quick and easy , actually it wasnt that quick as I kept going outside the lines and had to re stamp  several times, I decided to treat you all to another

Ah yes my Cameo once again to the rescue , it’s so good for creating CAS cards and to be honest just about anything else,  don’t know who the DP belongs to as the cover came off the pad many moons ago. Have to say I love the sentiment here which was also supplied courtesy of my Cameo. I want to enter this one into The Cameo Spotlight challenge who are having a colour challenge this week,  I do hope there is enough colour on this card ! Do pop over and pay them a visit as the DT have created some stunning projects with their Cameo’s.

Please pop over to Addicted to stamps and More to see the wonderful creations by my fellow DT members , amazing work as always !
Before I go would just like to share a photo of Ziggy who is my room-mate at my craft studio, I have to do this sneakily as Rosy and Bailey are dead jealous and if they get wind there will be all hell to pay ! So Valerie, Lynne and Florence  no snitching !

Cant wait to see what you come up with !
Until then……

See ya

Marie