Addicted to CAS Challenge 3 Code Word ” Sweet “

Time for our third challenge over at Addicted to CAS but before I go any further I would just like to thank all of the lovely ladies who took part in our last challenge hosted by my good self with the code word ” Bauble ” what a fantastic response  I was totally blown away by all of the fabulous entries and believe you me I’ve had a tough time choosing my winners. Do pop over to Addicted to CAS on Monday to find out who they are.

Now our next challenge is hosted by the lovely and talented Patrice and her code word is………..

ATCAS+-+code+word+sweet

So much scope for this one , having said that it was a bit of a toughie as I don’t own anything remotely sweet related so after much deliberation this is what I came up with

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Sweet 16 !!!

 I cut all of the numbers by hand……….well I used my hand to press the buttons on my Cameo , matted and layered on pink and black card and added pink stickles to the 16,  done !!

Not satisfied with my card I thought I would have a go at making a sweet treat box so off I went to my local sweetie shop to try to buy candy to match my design paper and I think I did a pretty good job ! of course while I was there I had to sample some of the goodies…….

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Once again my Cameo obliged by  cutting this lovely Design Paper by SU ( if only the Cameo could assemble the box it would be so much easier )  oh and of course the treat cup is also a SU goodie .

Still not satisfied with my efforts and  as the general opinion in my household was ” its a bit boring ” I did try explaining  the CAS aspect but it fell on deaf ears, throwing caution to the wind and my superb good taste out of the window I decided to add a little humour . Be warned…… the next photo is a little ” gross ” as our lovely leader Kylie so eloquently put it when she saw it

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Sweet Tooth ……….or teeth even !!!!! not very CAS, not in very good taste and most probably not very funny but I just couldn’t resist !!!

If that last photo hasn’t put you off do pop over to Addicted to CAS to see the gorgeous inspirational and tasteful I may add creations from my fellow team members.

We are once again sponsored by the lovely and  talented Joanna Munster from Inspired by Stamping who is offering a twenty dollar gift voucher to be spent in her online store. Joanna has some amazing and inspirational goodies so much so that I have even had a bit of a shop myself !

Here is a little about Joanna who also happens to be our guest designer
about-me
Inspired by Stamping

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 –

$20 GIFT VOUCHER

I do hope you will find the time to join us at Addicted to CAS and cant wait to see what you come up with.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend

Marie

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The Cameo Spotlight ” Numbers ”

As those of you know who follow my blog I really, really love my Cameo and practically everything I make uses some feature of it, so when I heard there was a new challenge blog on the block for us Silhouette devotees you can imagine my joy ! This is their second challenge and as luck would have it I was in the middle of making some cards for Mr P’s birthday when this popped up

Two super simple cards,  so simple I almost feel guilty both cut of course with my Cameo , all I did was added stickles to highlight his age which could be 25 ( I’m not that lucky ) well that’s what he said   he was real lucky he didn’t get a black eye !

Why not pop over to The Cameo Spotlight Challenge and have a peep at the fabulous DT’s creations just stunning and so many fabulous entries already.

Right must dash lots of exciting things happening in my crafty life at the moment and a few up coming scheduled posts to take care of , all will be revealed in the fullness of time.

Take care

Marie

Addicted to Stamps ” Make your Mark “

Let me start by saying a big thank you to you all for all your birthday and holiday wishes last week I was really touched. We visited the beautiful island of Lesvos in Greece and celebrated my 52nd birthday there, it was fabulous, swimming, walking, eating, drinking, shopping, hot springs to heal are aching bones, and practically no internet which meant I had to take a little break from visiting you all. The last night of our stay there was  a severe power cut for several hours and the whole island was in darkness,  now this is the third largest island in Greece so it felt quite eerie , it was night-time and we were out for dinner at the harbour when the power failed. It could have been a disaster but it was incredibly romantic , candles everywhere and people talking in hushed tones we could just see the twinkling lights of Turkey off in the distance and it turned out to be one of the highlights of our stay.

This is a photo I took through a whole in a wall and that little balcony that you can see is where we used to have coffee at night to watch the sunset, its tiny and just hangs out over the rocks a perfect end to a perfect day.

Right on to business …. over atAddicted to Stamps its time once again for a new challenge and we are asking you to create a card with the emphasis on using markers to colour your image. Since this will be a regular challenge and due to the fact that I’m rubbish at colouring in,  hence my lack of the aforementioned I have had to do some serious shopping and practicing. The shopping part was dead easy , I bought loads of Copics none of which matched each other so I keep returning to the scene of the crime every other day to get me some more. I think the guy who runs the shop thinks I’m either a stalker or a nutter as he has given me three colour charts so I can mark of what I have bought and of course I have lost all three of them ! I’m a bit embarrassed each time I go in and so make up for it by spending a fortune . I have to say I find this colouring in lark quite difficult and have wasted tons of paper on it but I do find it rather therapeutic . Not that my card is anything special by any means,  I have  so much to learn but am enjoying the process immensely, so come and have a peep at my little cards yes cards , got carried away and made two !

I created the background with my Cameo and then masked it with this great flower image from Hero Arts and used the Copics to colour the blooms, this was about my tenth attempt as either the shading looked wrong to me or I was so far outside the lines it looked like I had drunk about four large Gins ! ( the gin came afterwards )

Heres another one with a different background and I’ve used some stickles on the flower centres a bit of an error I think but it took ages to do so tough !

Please pop over to Addicted to Stamps and see what my fabulous and talented team mates and expert coloureres in have come up with and why not take part , you can’t be any worse than I am !

Right off to bed and lather myself up with the mozzie cream , the little buggers are vicious this year and due to lack of funds here in Greece our local council was unable to do it’s usual spraying ( most probably a good thing ) so all you can hear in my house at night is the constant slapping sound of  Teo and I trying to kill the little buggers or our  swearing, not very conducive to a good nights sleep !

Hope to catch up with you in the next few days as I  am suffering from a little post holiday depression apart from my DT duties I’m avoiding my Mac so please bear with me.

Ta ra

Marie