Catty CAS

Hello Everybody!

Time again for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More, challenge #49 CAS.

Our sponsor is Di’s Digi Downloads, she will stay with us for the whole month of June. As a price she has very kindly donated $10 to spend on her digi stamps for each week’s winner!

To inspire you, I’ve used the same image as last week. I am just showing it now in a different context …

Catty CAS

this one has been taken outside as you can see from the reflection of my camera’s lens Nevertheless the colours are more realistic in this picture, than in the one I took inside the conservatory.

Catty CAS II

The colour scheme for this card is kept very simple: grey, skin tones and red. I simply coloured the image using Promarkers and Spectrum Noir Pen (red dress), stamped the sentiment, rounded three corners, layered on red card, rounded three corners again, layered it on my base card and finished off by adding a red metal stud.

Hope you like it, and please pop along to see all the lovely projects our Design Team Members have created.

Hope you feel inspired …

Happy Crafting!!!


Candy Card

Hi Everybody,

back again, and no I don’t want to confuse you. The Candy card is the one I want to enter at Addicted to CAS, where the code word for the current challenge is ‘Candy’.

This one here is also for you Sue, my friend, it uses acetate.

CAS Candy

Well I punched an aperture into white square card and a piece of chocolate wrapping. (Nick very kindly volunteered to eat the chocolate.) I then adhered the wrapping to a piece of acetate and punched the scalloped circle from the acetate/chocolate wrapping. I then stamped the candy on the front and lightly coloured it in from the back using a pink promarker. I then adhered the acetate over the aperture and added a little glitter glue for a crusty sugary effect before finishing off with a dashed line and 3 rounded corners.

I didn’t add a sentiment at this point, more often than not I tend to write them on the inside. I wanted to keep this one clean and simple.

Hope you like it. Thanks for popping in again.

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

Yet More Hougie!

Hi Everybody,

as you’ve probably guessed, I am in a phase of exploring creative uses of the Hougie Board for card making (it’s brilliant for boxes too, you can also use other score boards such as score pal, ultimate pro or Stampin’Up!’s score board).

I got two cards for you today.

The first one is the one I want to enter in the ‘Embossing’ challenge at Addicted to CAS, here it is:

Floral tile Thanks card

I basically used the Hougie to dry emboss some lines and in doing so create a frame for my stamped image. To give it a tile effect I inked the whole image square with versamak and double embossed it with clear embossing powder. For added shimmer I brushed some Ranger Perfect Pearls on and briefly reheated the tile with my embossing tool to heat set the perfect pearls. On the picture you can detect the slight shimmer towards the edges. I then mounted the tile using foam pads onto a slightly larger square of matching card stock before adhering it to the base card.

TIP: Don’t worry about any impurities in your embossing powder or if it is a bit uneven … it all adds to the character!!! 🙂

Here is what I used: Cream card blank with a slight embossed pattern 12x12cm when folded, Hougie board, scoring tool, versamark ink pad, Ranger Perfect Pearls and clear embossing powder from my stash; elegant eggplant card stock, rose red and elegant eggplant inks, so happy for you and botanical blooms stamp sets from Stampin’UP! (Both stamp sets are retired, but might still be available through eBay :-))

The second card is the one I want to enter into the Out of a Hat Creations ‘Most useful Stamp’ challenge. The stamp I used for the card is my most used stamp … and it truly is … from the Lovely as a Tree set by Stampin’UP!. Here it is:

Lovely as a tree cas

Again the image is framed by embossed lines, and I had to do some repeat stamping to get the border effect. Those trees have been popping up everywhere and they can be used as a feature, for collage stamping, as a background, as part of a scene, for Christmas cards …. the list could go on and on.

Here is what I used: always artichoke and really rust (retired) ink and lovely as a tree stamp set from Stampin’Up!; cream card blank, dark orange card and glamour dust from my own stash.

Hope you enjoyed my cards. Have a good weekend … until next time …

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂