Monday, 25 November 2013

Crafty Cardmakers CAS

Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by Viv who has chosen the theme of CAS or Clean and Simple.

I found this challenge a little tricky as I love my layers and embellishments, so after 4 attempts (all fine, but they were crying out for ink or more embellishments, in my opinion) I decided this might just squeeze in under CAS.

I found a lovely card by Lindy Lou that I took my inspiration from.

I printed the flourish on my PC and added some die cut baubles by Spellbinder and a couple of hand tied bows.

I finished with a simple sentiment stamp by Inkylicious which was also cut out with a spellbinder die.

I couldn't resist adding a little distress ink around the edges and mounting it on some pearlescent blue card.

I also used this design to create some Anniversary cards as October/November seem to be the months for Wedding Anniversary's amongst my Family & Friends.  I have had a total of 7 to make, so decided to look for a really simple idea to make them in bulk.

I was really happy with them until my SIL pointed out that I had spelt 'tomorrow' wrong.  I still can't get my head around the fact I have been spelling it with a double m all these years and its wrong, I still keep doing it!!!!

We are sponsored by
with a $10 GIFT VOUCHER

We are kindly sponsored for this challenge by The Stampman (and Lady of course!) who are ofering the winner a £10 voucher for their store, you can spend this online, 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.

Challenges I would like to enter are:-

Dream Valley Challenges - CAS
Crafty Calendar Challenge - All things Xmas
Scrapbooker phd - Christmas without Red or Green
ABC Christmas - Winter wishes
Crafty Creations - Christmas
C is for Challenge - Ornaments
Make my Monday - Contemporary Christmas
Victorine Stamps - Non Traditional Christmas


  1. Lovely cards Julie! And am glad you persevered with the CAS theme - you'll get hooked you know - I did!

  2. Wow, amazing cards. I looooove that swirl stamp. Thank you for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

  3. This is a wonderful CAS card. The colors are fabulous, and I like the glittery ornaments. It's the ribbon, though, that pulls the whole card together! Great job. Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookerPhD this week. Faith

  4. Gorgeous set of cards love the design! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  5. Hi,

    Lovely sets of cards. Thanks for joining us at c... is for challenge and good luck.


  6. Great Christmas cards - thanks so much for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

  7. Oh my goodness, what elegant and sophisticated CAS cards! So beautiful! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x

  8. I really like how you showed how to use a similar look for several different cards!

    Shawn Mosch ~ The Buckle Boutique Design Team Coordinator
    Crafty Chics Blog a searchable database of Cricut images

  9. These cards are such a beauties, simple and elegant. I would like to thank you for entering my ‘C… is for challenge’ blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Anna xxx


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