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!



  1. Congrats on your 1st anniversary and many more years to come. Wow amazing all those prizes how generous and what about all that inspiration love every and each card. Thanks for showing. You girls rock.

  2. Happy 1st Anniversary to you all! Thanks for a year of CAS inspiration and I hope there will be many more to come. Wonderful inspiration and amazing prizes!

  3. Happy 1st Anniversary to everyone at ATCAS! You have all done an amazing job over this past year inspiring and encouraging all of us in our card making ventures...Thank you!

    Welcome, Bonnie! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your creations!

  4. Happy Anniversary Everyone :o)) Not know know you that long but Love your challenges. Amazing talented team you have Kylie, Good to see your lovely creations showcased Bonnie xxxxx
    Sorry I haven't had chance to play the last couple of times with poorly Sister but will get back in stride this time hopefully. will pay some visits ASAP
    Hugs Mau xx

    1. Hi Mau - thanks so much. It's great having you join us and visit our blogs. Hope your sister feels better soon.

      Karen x

    Thank you for the fun place to get wonderfully creative CAS ideas and try out my CAS skills.
    CAS is a hard one for me which is funny since my early cards were all CAS. lol
    I'm kind of an in betweener cardmaker now.
    Not too much added and yet not too little.
    Again thanks for the wonderful place to challenge myself to create a CAS creation.
    Crafty hugs,

  6. Happy 1st Anniversary! Your cards are all lovely, ladies. Thank you for letting me be a part of your special celebration!

  7. Happy Anniversary everyone. Such a wonderful achievement. You always do a fantastic job in bringing these challenges to us and I know how much work goes on behind the scenes. Great to see Bonnie as GD. Always love to see her makes. So talented.
    Sending lots of hugs to you all except Marie :)
    Florence xx

    1. Its only what I would have expected from you my dear but I still love you. I hear they are taking you off your medication soon I'm sure poor Freddie will be so pleased.


  8. Happy first anniversary to your very successful challenge blog. I feel proud and privileged to have once been on the DT. Hugs and love to all. Caz

    1. Hi Caz - thanks so much. Can't believe it's been a year! We miss you.....


      Karen x

  9. Congratulations Kylie and team for your very successful 1st Anniversary. You have become one of my top favorite CAS Challenges. Congratulations to Bonnie also for being chosen this months GD...way cool!

  10. Congrats with the first aniversary! No doubt there will follow more! Love "playing" here!

  11. Congratulations on your first anniversary. You've given many wonderful challenges. The team has brought us beautiful inspiration this week. A big congratulations to Bonnie for being the first Guest Designer. I know her as a super CAS card designer.

  12. Happy First Anniversary! love all the anniversary card inspiration here ladies!

  13. Happy Anniversary, always love seeing the CAS creations from the DT each fortnight

  14. Aack, it's going by too fast! Happy lst Anniversary to your ATCAS blog, Kylie, and to the wonderful Design Team! I've had a blast playing in your fun challenges this year and I look forward to many, many more years! Also, congratulations to my friend ~ my very talented friend ~ Bonnie, for being the first guest designer! Her wonderful CAS designs will be an added bonus to an already gifted DT gallery!! Mwah! Darnell

  15. Happy 1st Anniversary, wonderful DT inspiration, thank you for the fabulous CAS challenge.


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