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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Week 168 Theme

We have another theme for you this week. 
Makes me smile!
It's simply that... something that makes you smile.
 It could be something cute, pretty, humorous, or merely a technique which satisfies you and makes you pleased with your finished article.
SO... lots of scope, but we'd like you to tell us the reason for your choice!

A few gentle reminders...
Since we moved our Guidelines to the sidebar from the top of the blog, there has been an increasing number of submissions not adhering to the CAS ethos... so please remember ...

  • White space - even if it's not always white,
  • Few layers
  • Minimal embellishments

Puppies make me smile, they are cut with All Occasions dies that are new stash from Ally Pally - new stash also makes me smile!  Memory Box sentiment.

Those of you who know me of old may well have expected to see a Penny Black chicken for this challenge. I couldn't resist this young lady. She is one of the row of chooks from the Chicky Work Out  stamp. I masked the rest of the girls using sticky tape before inking in order to get her on her own!
The sentiment reads...
God must love calories, because he made so many!
There are a few more examples on my personal blog!


 I wanted to change the sentiment on this to "Add Tequila and Salt" but the printer was playing up lol...

Friday, 18 April 2014

ShowCASe week 166 and March Winner!

You always make it so difficult to chose a winner each month, but this month the special person for our  prize is.....

Many Congratulations you have won a 

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Now onto the ShowCASe for week 166 Colour Challenge....


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We'll be back tomorrow with another challenge and we'd love to see you all join us!

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Week 167 One Layer

We have another 
challenge for you this week!
The proviso for your cards this week is to have evidence of
Shadow Stamping.

There are several ways of doing this, using emboss resist, re-stamping without re-inking or simply stamping the same image in a lighter shade.

Let's see what you can come up with!


For this card, I masked a vertical section using Post it notes and then inked the background with sponge daubers, using Antique Linen and Old Paper Distress inks.
Each Inkadinkado image was stamped in SU Early Espresso ink and then stamped a second time without re-inking the stamp. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.
I made two cards for this week's challenge before I remembered that it is One Layer Week! I'm sure they'll come in handy for something!

 First card uses Card-Io tapestry stamps to make a floral wreath, the twigs, flowers and leaves are all stamped several times without re-inking.  Some of the flower centres have Stickles added.  I haven't added a sentiment to this card, though it's meant to be an Easter wreath, I felt it was looking quite busy enough.


I've kept my card simple for this week and used clear stamps from Clearly Besotted's April release for my card.  This set is Pretty Petals Plus and I first stamped in Hero Arts Unicorn ink and then used different colours of Hero Arts shadow inks to add some colour.  The Sentiment is from Waltzing Mouse.
I'm off work this week so finally will have time to catch up on live after a hectic few months.

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