Monday, 17 September 2018

Winner & Favorites - Challenge #144 - Apple

Welcome back, CAS Addicts!
We really enjoyed seeing all of your fabulous cards for our code word 'Apple'...And now, it's time to announce the Top 3 Favorites, and CAS Perfectionist for this challenge.
Anja was our Hostess, and she has made the following selections:

Top 3 Favorites (in order of entry):


# 18 Jenny Hall 

# 22 Sue 

Congratulations, ladies! Please take this badge to post on your blog:



The CAS Perfectionist and winner of a Gift Card from

#26 Carol G. 


Congratulations, Carol! This is what Anja had to say about your card:
Carol's card caught my attention right away. I liked the way she made those apples stand out by only coloring them and inserting them into the tub. A very nice image and a great CAS design. Love the sentiment placed on the inside as well.

Here is the badge for you to post on your blog:

 Please contact Kylie at kyliepurtell@gmail.com and she will set you up for your prize.
Also, please contact Barb at miguelghigliotty7@gmail.com about joining us as Guest Designer for the next challenge!   
Thank you all for joining us for the 'Apple’ challenge! We hope you will be inspired by our new code word and that you will have time to play along with us, again!


Saturday, 15 September 2018

Addicted to CAS Challenge #145 - Tweet


Hello there, CAS Addicts! It's time for a new challenge! Our Hostess is Carolyn, and she has chosen 'Tweet' for our code word!
Before we begin, let's review the rules for the challenge:


Don't forget, as always, Happy Little Stampers (HLS) is our Sponsor, and Kylie is generously awarding the winner with a $20.00 GC to the store!

  Happy Little Stampers was created in 2015 by Kylie (owner of ATSM and ATCAS). Kylie wanted to bring out a line of stamps that were useful for every day crafters. From cute to whimsical images, from everyday to funky sentiments there is something for everyone!

Once again, we have a super talented Guest Designer for this challenge...Susan Bridgman

Hello from Vancouver, Canada!  I grew up in a very crafty family where my Mum taught us to cook, sew, knit, and garden, and kept us well supplied with colouring books, coloured pencils, and paints – we were always working with our hands!   I still cook, sew, knit, and garden, and added crocheting along the way.  And then in 2007 I started making cards by cutting up and recycling the cards I received from people.  After seeing a stamp booth at a craft fair where they demonstrated heat embossing in 2009, I was instantly hooked and started stamping and heat embossing my cards.  It snowballed from there.  I joined Splitcoaststampers, posting my cards there until I started my blog (Cardmaker’s Garret) in 2015.  My style is basically CAS though I do like to experiment with a bit of mixed media. 

I retired from a great career as a librarian at the public library in 2009.  You’d have thought I’d have enough hobbies to keep me busy but I needed more physical activity so I have since added teaching dog obedience classes (I have an adorable English Cocker Spaniel), taking riding lessons, and volunteering with therapeutic horse riding for kids with disabilities.  This last gives me great incentive to make large numbers of Christmas cards as I hold a sale every November of my cards (mostly Christmas ones) and my shortbread cookies as a way of raising some money for the therapeutic riding stable. 

It’s an honour to be asked to be a Guest Designer at ATCAS!

Susan's Card


Carolyn (Hostess)





Susan

Anja
(Using HLS stamps Whimsical Friends.)

Ceal

Jaydee


Now we turn it over to you to see your take on the code word 'Girl Power'! Have fun creating, and don't forget to keep it CAS!

Monday, 3 September 2018

Winners & Favorites Challenge #143 - Berries

Welcome back, CAS Addicts!
We really enjoyed seeing all of your fabulous cards for our code word 'Berries'...And now, it's time to announce the Top 3 Favorites, and CAS Perfectionist for this challenge.
Bobby was our Hostess, and she has made the following selections:

Top 3 Favorites (in order of entry):

#12 - Chrissie

#14 - Theresa

#15 - Yvette

Congratulations, ladies! Please take this badge to post on your blog:

The CAS Perfectionist and winner of a Gift Card from

#21- Susan

Congratulations, Susan! This is what Bobby had to say about your card:

Susan's card caught my attention right away and I kept going back to look at it.  The repeat stamping technique gives so much detail and dimension to the leaves and berries and the watercolored background and splatters finish the card off perfectly.

Here is the badge for you to post on your blog:

 Please contact Kylie at kyliepurtell@gmail.com and she will set you up for your prize.
Also, please contact Barb at miguelghigliotty7@gmail.com about joining us as Guest Designer for the next challenge!   
Thank you all for joining us for the 'Berries’ challenge! We hope you will be inspired by our new code word and that you will have time to play along with us, again!

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Addicted to CAS Challenge #144 - Apples


Hello there, CAS Addicts! It's time for a new challenge! Our Hostess is Anja, and she has chosen 'Apples' for our code word!
Before we begin, let's review the rules for the challenge:


Don't forget, as always, Happy Little Stampers (HLS) is our Sponsor, and Kylie is generously awarding the winner with a $20.00 GC to the store!

  Happy Little Stampers was created in 2015 by Kylie (owner of ATSM and ATCAS). Kylie wanted to bring out a line of stamps that were useful for every day crafters. From cute to whimsical images, from every day to funky sentiments there is something for everyone!

We have a super talented Guest Designer for this challenge! You may know her as Sweet Kobylkin or as the winner of our recent 'Masculine' Challenge...her name is Ksenija.


I started making cards in 2010. At the beginning, it was a hobby to channel my creativity, but today it means much more to me. I am active on Instagram and Facebook, where I am a.k.a. @sweetkobylkin, and have been designing for many international challenge blogs and brands. Over the years I have met so many talented designers from all over the world. I am happy that years ago I have discovered card making and found a passionate, sharing and supportive community of people.


Clean and Simple is my favourite style. My cards may seem very simple by design, but every card starts with a few sketches and careful positioning of all elements. I often use the Golden Section rule to make my cards. Although I enjoy Clean and Simple style cards, I do not like “empty” cards. On my blog, I give tips and hints on working with different layouts and techniques to avoid this emptiness impression and keep a card CAS.

Ksenija's card:

 Now let's see what the DT created with their 'Apples'

Anja (Hostess)




Now we turn it over to you to see your take on the code word 'Apples'! Have fun creating, and don't forget to keep it CAS!

Monday, 20 August 2018

Winner & Favorites - Challenge #142 - Masculine

Welcome back, CAS Addicts!
We really enjoyed seeing all of your fabulous cards for our code word 'Masculine'...And now, it's time to announce the Top 3 Favorites, and CAS Perfectionist for this challenge.
Ellenor was our Hostess, and she has made the following selections:

Top 3 Favorites (in order of entry):

#42 - Joyce M.


#47 - AsaJ 


#56 - Kaja V. 


Congratulations, ladies! Please take this badge to post on your blog:



The CAS Perfectionist and winner of a Gift Card from

#4 - Ksenija


Congratulations, Ksenija! This is what Ellenor had to say about your card:

"I love the design on this card! The blue stenciled background together with the cute cactus is just perfect. And to top everything - sequins! Just perfect!"

Here is the badge for you to post on your blog:

 Please contact Kylie at kyliepurtell@gmail.com and she will set you up for your prize.
Also, please contact Barb at miguelghigliotty7@gmail.com about joining us as Guest Designer for the next challenge!   
Thank you all for joining us for the 'Masculine’ challenge! We hope you will be inspired by our new code word and that you will have time to play along with us, again!

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Addicted to CAS Challenge #143 - Berries


Hello there, CAS Addicts! It's time for a new challenge! Our Hostess is Bobby, and she has chosen 'Berries' for our code word!
Before we begin, let's review the rules for the challenge:


Don't forget, as always, Happy Little Stampers is our Sponsor, and Kylie is generously awarding the winner with a $20.00 GC to the store!

  Happy Little Stampers was created in 2015 by Kylie (owner of ATSM and ATCAS). Kylie wanted to bring out a line of stamps that were useful for every day crafters. From cute to whimsical images, from everyday to funky sentiments there is something for everyone!

We have a very talented Guest Designer for this challenge! Åsa! Åsa was the winner of our 'Summertime' Challenge as well as a few of our past challenges!


Hi!

My name is Åsa Johansson and I come from Sweden. I live here with my family and I work as a teacher. Cardmaking and scrapbooking have been my hobbies since 2007 when I was pregnant with my twin girls. The life turned up side down when the girls came and there wasn´t much time for hobbies. I see 2012 as my real starting poing. I love this world of paper, stamps, dies etc..... If I should try to describe my style it must be CAS. I love clean and simple cards and I love the CAS graphic style as well. I´m so happy to be here at Addicted to CAS as a guest designer. I hope you like my inspiration card. I so excited to see what you´ll create!

Hugs Åsa


Bobby (Hostess)





Now we turn it over to you to see your take on the code word 'Berries'! Have fun creating, and don't forget to keep it CAS!