Goodbye Addicted to Stamps and More and Hello Addicted to CAS !

Over at Addicted to Stamps and More its time for a new challenge and our theme this week is flowers a nice easy challenge I think you will agree. Sadly it will be my last as a DT member,  sniff , sniff , but do not fear I’m not going far ! The lovely Kylie owner of ATS&M has decided that one challenge blog is just not enough and the crazy but lovely lady has set up Addicted to CAS and has asked me to join the team !

This will be a fortnightly challenge and as its name suggests is strictly for the CAS card makers amongst  you we will also have some wonderful sponsors joining us so there will be prizes yippee !!!!

Our first challenge will go live on the 17th of November so do hope you can join us.

I’m really sad to be leaving this team as they are all such a wonderful group of talented ladies and we have all bonded so well but quite a few of them will be on the new DT so we can still keep in touch.

Right onto my card !

I embossed the frame with one of my Stampin up wheels and white embossing powder the frame had previously been coated with pink Pan Pastels. I raised it up with foam to give a little dimension and added a lovely piece of embossed card inside. The flower was made with a Sizzix bigs die and  coloured with Pan Pastels, the brad I made with my i-top brad maker.

I will be leaving in a few days time for London to look after my friend Dolly whom I’m sure some of you remember , as most of my time will be spent at hospital please forgive me if I’m late passing by. I would just like to thank Irini of Get Creative, Lin of Crafty Cardmakers and Kylie for being so understanding and allowing me to take a break from my DT obligations it’s very much appreciated.

I do hope you will come and play with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More and it would be lovely to see you at Addicted to CAS on November 17th.

Take care

Marie

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Get Creative Card Challenge May 20th

Good Morning Bloggers !!!! As it’s the 20th of the month its time for our card challenge over at Get Creative and we where given a wonderful sketch to work with. Now I hope you can all bear with me on this one and ignore any grammatical and spelling mistakes in this post as I seem to have mis- placed my glasses ! We had a little party here last night until the small hours and on arising  rather late I may add it seems they have disappeared !! Even the spare pair have legged it !!! So am definitely suffering from bloggers blindness and coupled with well shall we say with  a little over indulgment it all adds up to a bit of a pigs ear in the blogging department. Dont you just hate spell check !!! too many choices and none of them I can see properly so sorry !.

I used some of my new stash from Aintree finally !!  I emossed the background with a lovely new folder from Sizzix ( sorry box in the bin !! ) The stamp is from the vintage oval labels set by Just Rite and used the coordinating Spellbinders die to cut the aperture. A second Just Rite stamp for the sentiment  also with a Spellbinders  label die. I used SU Rich Razzlebury and Marina Mist inks. For the flowers  ( well they where flowers to begin with ) I cut up some Sfragidomania chipboard inked it in Rich Razzlebury and the double embossed it with UTEE. Added some over -sized pearls to the centre and some ribbon from my stash.

Here is the gorgeous sketch we had been given to inspire us and hopefully you !

Do pop over to Get Creative to see the beautiful and inspiring inspirational  pieces from the rest of our Design Team and who knows you may be one of our lucky winners. There’s  a fabulous prize for our lucky winner from the very generous Celine Navarro of Green Frog Studio check out our blog for all of the details.

Right am off out for a spot of lunch , well as soon as I’ve found my glasses and done the washing up !!!

Marie

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 68 ” Birthday Balloon Bonanza “

How time flies !!!  its time for our fortnightly challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. The lovely  Mynnette is our host  ( happy birthday for yesterday )and she is asking us to create a card incorporating balloons of any description!! such a fun theme I’m sure you will agree. Pop over to Crafty Cardmakers for all of the details.

This is the simple card I made for my DT piece. I used my Cameo to create the background paper and the 3D balloons the sentiment is from Heard from the Heart by SU and stamped with Marina Mist ( thanks Vicky )

I enjoyed the theme so much I made a second card , another simple one again using my Cameo to create the robot and the balloon cut outs, added some glossy accent to the balloon and using the smile stamp I bought for a pound at Aintree inked it up with SU Pumpkin Pie.

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We are kindly sponsored for this challenge by The Stampman (and Lady of course!) who are offering the winner a £10 voucher for their store, you can spend this online, in the shop or if you’re lucky enough to see them at a show!  They have a ton of items in store, enough to tickle any crafty taste bud.
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Since I came back from the UK stash laden I have been finding it hard to get motivated !! I bought so much I dont know what to do with it ,where to put it and why I bought most of it ! The same thing happened last year and it took me a while to get back into the swing of things having room to store most of it would be a great start !.

Some good news I am now in possession of my brand spanking new I Pad 3 so all is right in Maries little world !!

Do pop over to Crafty Cardmakers to see what the other members of the Dt have created to inspire and delight you all ! you have two weeks to upload your creations and to be eligible for the wonderful prizes supplied by our very generous sponsors.

Take care

Marie