Tuesday 22 December 2015

Winners of Challenge #78 Joy

Hi everyone. This will be the last post from us here at ATCAS until the New Year. We will be taking a much deserved break over the Christmas holidays. Our challenges will start again on the 9th of January 2016. We hope you will join us again for another great year of Clean and Simple Challenges with lots of sponsors :)

So, from our house to yours -

We need to announce the winners of our last challenge before we go anywhere!

Sarah loved all the entries into our Joy Challenge but here is her



Next is our


and the winner of the prize from


Congratulations Ardyth! Here is what Sarah had to say about your card

Ardyth's fabulous card jumps off the screen! The bold sentiment in the rich reds is beautifully balanced by the border and the lovely white space. The simplicity of this design is elegant and striking.

Congratulations Ardyth! Please email me at kyliepurtell@gmail.com within 5 days to claim your prize.

Once again,

MERRY CHRISTMAS and have a safe New Year!

Monday 7 December 2015

Winners of Challenge #77 - Dimension


You certainly know how to party! You really stepped up and made extraordinary creations to help celebrate our 3rd birthday! The code word was Dimension and you rocked it!!

Loll had to come up with her favourites and winner out of nearly 200 entries. Phew, glad it wasn't me!!! 

Without further ado here are our winners and the prizes they have won -



#24 Bori (Bugaboo Prize)

#55 Lee-Anne (Dee's Artsy Impressions Prize)

#61 Karen Dunbrook (Scrappiness Prize)

#105 Becca Whitham (A day for Daisies Prize)

#148 Maria (Sami Stamps Prize)

#158 Nicole (stempelfrida) (Scribbles Designs Prize)

Congratulations to our Top 6! We usually only pick a Top 3 for our challenges but this was a special occasion. Please email me at kyliepurtell@gmail.com within 5 days to claim your prize. Once you have contacted me, I will send you through a badge for your blog :)

And now our


and the winner of the prizes from




Carolyn Bennie - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator carolynbennie.com Reindeer


Here is a reminder of the comments left by some of our designers -

Great job!! You have a beautiful family! And LOVE your reindeer card. So creative, clever and FUN!! And with great dimension. 

Absolute classic, fun, dimensional beauty Carolyn! Love it!

I have to say…you really nailed it with the way you created dimension on this card! Corrugated Kraft and the red nose on your reindeer…just too sweet for words!

Carolyn, please email me at kyliepurtell@gmail.com within 5 days to claim your prizes! You can also grab your badge from the tab at the top of the page.

Our current challenge is

Click the image for our current challenge

and we hope you will find the time to play along xx

Saturday 5 December 2015

Challenge #78 - Joy

Welcome to ATCAS!

Wow! You really helped us celebrate our 3rd birthday in style. Thank you to all our entrants for amazing and inspirational creations. 

Loll is going to have an extremely hard time to choose her winners. Tune back in on Monday for the announcement. 

Speaking of announcements - as you know we also had a DT call in conjunction with our last challenge. Talk about having to make some hard decisions! There are 3 positions available and over 20 applicants. I will be going through all of them very carefully but I know that I would like to choose you all! I will make my decision ASAP and will email the successful ladies. Thanks again for all the interest :)

So, having a DT call means one thing. I have ladies on my DT that are stepping down :( This is the last challenge for 2015 and also the last challenge for the following gals:

Sarah hasn't been with the ATCAS team for long but she has certainly made an impact with her creations. Life and all that other crazy stuff requires Sarah to step back from her DT commitment for now. We wish her all the best and know that we will thankfully still see her around blogland.

Like Sarah, Joanna has had to step down due to her commitments. Joanna is an amazing crafter and shares the most brilliant videos. Once things settle down, Joanna will be able to start crafting again on a regular basis. It is what she loves to do! See you, Joanna and take care!

Loll.... Loll is my last original team member here at ATCAS. Back in 2012 I had an idea to start a sister site for Addicted to Stamps and More! but dedicated to clean and simple designs. Addicted to CAS was born and right there with me was Loll. I'm sure you all know her. I'm sure you all love her. I'm going to be biased and say that you don't love her as much as I do, though ;) Over the last 3 years, Loll has been there behind the scenes helping with ATCAS. If I ever needed someone to jump in for me, Loll was there. She started organising the Guest Designers for us, made sure that our posts were looking good when they went live (especially if I was out partying or something...) and was just an invaluable team member. I love Loll to death and it breaks our hearts to see her leave ATCAS. (I am very lucky that I still have her at Happy Little Stampers).
Loll, from the bottom of my heart and from all of the current and previous Designers THANK YOU. I am sure that I can speak on behalf of our followers too. THANK YOU. You have inspired us with your amazing CAS creations and they will truly be missed in our showcase of designers. 

Ok! Enough dribble from me? On to our new challenge!

Sarah G is your hostess this month and here is what she would like you to incorporate on your cards -

Our sponsor for this challenge is

Prize is a $15 gift certificate

Here we go with our last inspiration for 2015!

Sarah G (your hostess)

WOW! Please vist their blogs to say hi and see how they came up with their ideas :)

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Winners of Hero Challenge

Welcome back to ATCAS. Time to announce our winners from the HERO challenge.


(in numerical order)

Congratulations! Please grab your badge :)



and the winner of the prize from


Congratulations, Elizabeth! Please grab your badge to display on your blog and email me at kyliepurtell@gmail.com within 5 days to claim your prize.

Here is what Anja had to say about your card!

Elizabeth showed us a great way to express the word HERO. The stitched panel and great background made this card so well balanced. And for some extra interest she used a silver strip at the bottom. Each time I saw the gallery my eyes were drawn to this card.

Our current challenge is a doozy!!! You really need to play along because we have a fabulous code word, stacks of prizes and a DT call!

Saturday 21 November 2015

IT'S OUR 3RD BIRTHDAY! Challenge #77 - Dimension + DT CALL!

WOW! We have SO much going on today. We are over the moon to be celebrating ATCAS' 3rd Birthday and having you here just means the world to us :)

This is a massive post because we have a LOT of sponsors joining us for this challenge to help celebrate our birthday.

The Designers have come to the party with their creations and we would love for you to play along. 

We are also having a DT call!

PLUS we have a new look for our blog. We hope you like it!

Phew, where to start? How about we kick off with our new challenge. If you are interested in applying for our DT, all the details can be found further down.

The amazingly fabulous Loll is your hostess for this epic challenge. Here is the code word she would like you to use as inspiration -

Keep everything clean and simple but add some dimension to your creation :)

Prizes? You bet!

Note: Usually our CAS Perfectionist wins the prize from our sponsor but because we have so many to give away, we need to share the love. Our CAS Perfectionist will receive an allocated number of prizes and our Top 3 will receive a prize each.

Prize is a $20 gift certificate

Prize is the Balloons and Banners set.

Prize is 7 digis 

Prize is a £20 e-gift card

Prize is a $5 voucher to the store

Prize is a $12 gift card

Feel Free to Grab My Badge for Your Blog!
Prize is a $12 gift card

Prize is 3 digi images

WOW WOW WOW! Thanks to our amazing and generous sponsors for being involved with our birthday celebrations.

Now would you like to join this amazing team? We have some positions open for the January to June 2016 term. 

What is required?

Your own personal blog
The ability to follow deadlines
You will be required to comment on a particular number of entries every week
You may be required to occasionally use digital images from our sponsors but it isn't mandatory
Your initial term will be for 6 months starting in January 2016 with the option to stay.
Most of all, have fun!

If you would like to apply for the Design Team here at Addicted to CAS please put DT after your entry.

Ok! Now the fun part - seeing what our amazing Design Team came up with. 

We also need to welcome back Gerrina who is our Guest Designer this month. It has been a pleasure to have you with us :)


Thank you to the designers. Seriously, they bring their A game every challenge here at ATCAS. They spend a lot of time and effort on their work and commenting. They are appreciated more than they know!

Over to you now -