Monday 25 November 2013

Anniversary Winner!

Hi there to our wonderful followers! We are here to announce the winners of our last challenge which also happened to be our Anniversary.  Thank you to everyone who participated and helped with the celebrations.

We are also very excited right now as we have hit the 500 follower mark. Woo hoo! Here's to many more years and challenges to come. We hope you will be there with us along the way.

Now, Marie was your hostess for our Anniversary challenge and was blown away by our entries. She had a tough time choosing her favourites.

Here is Marie's 

(in numerical order)

Congratulations, ladies!! Please grab your badge from the tap at the top of the page.

And now drum roll, please!

Not only will our CAS Perfectionist win the prize from our wonderful sponsor but also the truckload of goodies that were donated by this amazing DT!

Please congratulate our


and the winner of the prizes from

Deedee's Digis (our sponsor)
Siligum (donated by Marie)
Inspired by Stamping $10 gift voucher (donated by Kylie)
Joanna Sheen and Stampendous stamps (donated by Karen)
Card Candy + Nicecrane Designs $20 gift voucher (donated by Loll)

Congratulations, Maria!!!! Here is what Marie had to say about your card -

I loved Maria's card so incredibly clever and a wonderful and personal reminder for that someone special. I was totally blown away by her ingenuity and being able to supply all of the co-ordinates without losing the "Cas-ness"

Maria, please grab your badge from the tab at the top of the page and email Kylie at within 5 days to claim your prizes!!!!

Yay, Maria!!!

Don't forget to pop on over to Facebook to see if you have been Show{CAS}ed!

Our current challenge right now is

We hope to see you over there. This is our second last challenge before Christmas break.

Saturday 23 November 2013

Challenge #27 - Pet

Welcome to Saturday! Have you got plans for this weekend? Perhaps now that you have seen our code word, you will be whipped into a crafty frenzy!!

Firstly, thank you to all of you who played along in our Anniversary challenge and for all the wonderful comments you left us. Tune in on Monday night to see who will take home the truckload of prizes we had on offer.

Next, we have had to say farewell to one of our DT members. Sue, you will be missed here at ATCAS but we will still see you around blogland, thankfully! 

This also means that we have a new DT member to introduce to you! We have the pleasure of welcoming Jaydee to the team. She has started off with a bang for this challenge - her card certainly made me giggle out loud!

Your hostess with the mostess this challenge is Vicki! Here is the code word she has chosen for you

We have a wonderful sponsor for you again. Please welcome

who is offering 5 images of our CAS Perfectionist's choice from their store.

We also have our monthly Guest Designer joining us again this week - Bonnie!! Thank you so much for playing along with us, Bonnie. We love having you with us!

And here is the inspiration from the DT -

Vicki (your hostess)

Kylie (using sponsor image)

Sylvia - using sponsor image.


Bonnie - Guest Designer






Tuesday 12 November 2013

Wall of Fame Inductees

Hi there everyone! Again, I hope you are enjoying all the celebrations going on right now at Addicted to CAS. We are so happy that it is our Anniversary and we get to see all your amazing creations.

I have gone through our challenges and chosen two more inductees for our Wall of Fame!

Please congratulate these very talented ladies -



Congratulations, Ladies!!! Please take this badge for your blogs xx

Challenge #25 Winners

Hi there everyone! I hope you are currently enjoying our 1st Anniversary. Have you seen all the amazing prizes on offer? You should get your entry in because there is quite a haul to be taking home. 

Our last challenge was 'One Layer' and we were privledged to see so many wonderful creations.

I study them all hard and came up with these as my favourites.

(in numerical order)

Congratulations, ladies!! Please grab your badge from the tab at the top of the page.

And now for your


and the winner of the prize from

Here is what I loved about Nonni's card - Nonni showed two cards in her post using the same stamp and both were beautiful. I particularly love the sponging and the colour of the moon. Then with the silhouette of Santa and his reindeer and the sentiment simply stamped in black, it just created a beautiful scene with plenty of white space and a perfect focal point. Love this!!

Congratulations, Nonni! Please grab your badge from the tab at the top of the page. Please email me at within 5 days to claim your prize.

Please pop on over to Facebook to see if you were my Facebook Show{CAS}e for this challenge!

Don't forget our very special challenge is on right now -

Saturday 9 November 2013

Happy Anniversary to US!!

Hello there! Welcome to a brand new challenge here at Addicted to CAS.

We are so very excited today as we would love to share with you that it is our


Can you believe it? One whole year since the challenge blog was started.

Thank you so much to all our followers and participants. We have had in excess of over 2,200 entries into our challenges!! Wow!! We are still growing and having people find us all the time. Spread the word!

As this is such a very special occasion here at ATCAS, we have some very special extras for this challenge.

Firstly, this challenge is being hosted by the ever amazing Marie. Here is the code word she has chosen for us -

We have the wonderful honour of welcoming a brand new sponsor to the ATCAS family. Please welcome -

The prize: 3 sets of digis of your choice from Dee's store.

Not only will our CAS Perfectionist be the lucky recipient of this fantastic prize, BUT, will also be the proud owner of these amazing prizes -

Our very own Marie has donated this wonderful prize - Siligum silicone modeling paste which is a really easy and fun wayto make your own moulds which can be used to make embellishments from clay or UTEE etc.

Next up is the amazing Loll. I'm sure you would have seen her card candy around! Loll has donated two packs of her handmade card candy to our CAS Perfectionist!

Now, how does a $20 gift voucher to the amazing Nicecrane Designs store sound? Loll has also donated this prize for our CAS Perfectionist!

How about a $10 gift voucher to Inspired by Stamping? It's yours if you are our CAS Perfectionist.  Donated by yours truly xx

And last but certainly not least, our beautiful Karen has also donated this wonderful prize (set of Joanna Sheen's Christmas Stamps and an adorable stamp from Stampendous)!

Holy Guacamole!! Talk about a celebration! With all these amazing prizes up for grabs, I will state the rules once more so everyone knows exactly what to do and make sure you are in the running!


CAS is an acronym for "Clean and Simple".

This means that you must create a project with very few embellishments (I know it's hard), clean lines and lots of 'white' space.

White space just means an area of your card with nothing on it at all. It doesn't have to be 'white'. It could be brown, pink or red. Any colour as long as there is lots of SPACE.

The rules for our challenge are as follows:

* Your project must be Clean and Simple (CAS)

*Your project must follow our Code Word*

* Please make sure to link back to the POST your entry is contained in NOT your whole blog. Please do not backlink - all entries must be new *

* You must mention Addicted to CAS in your blog with a link back to the challenge so others may join in *

* You may combine up to 10 challenges in TOTAL *

*You may enter each challenge a total of 2 times but each entry must be different*

* Please turn off Word Verification for ease of commenting on your blog :) *

* We reserve the right to remove any links that do not comply with the Challenge rules *


Now we have all that out of the way (seriously there are some amazing prizes so please don't forget to follow our rules), we also have another special surprise - we have our very first Guest Designer joining us for this challenge.

 Bonnie Klass (Stamping with Klass) will be our Guest Designer for the month of November.  

Welcome Bonnie!!

Bonnie is an amazing card artist and we know you will enjoy her lovely creations as much as we do.  Here's a little about Bonnie:

"Wow, I’m so excited to be a Guest Designer at Addicted to CAS.  CAS is my favorite style of cards to make and I’m happiest and sanest when I’m making cards!

My husband and I have been married over 40 years and we have 3 beautiful grown daughters who have brought 3 special sons-in-law and 5 grandchildren into our lives.  We take care of 2 of our grandsons during the week.  They keep us hopping!   I snatch any free moments I can to get inky!

I discovered card making about 6 years ago and that has become my passion. (Some would say obsession.)  I started blogging about 4 years ago and I have learned so much and made many wonderful friends through the blogging community.  There’s so much inspiration and camaraderie on these creative blogs.  Stampers are the best people!"

Wow, this is a long post already and we haven't even got to the inspiration we have prepared for you. Be patient, though, cause it's gonna be worth it!