Tuesday 26 January 2016

Winners - Challenge #79

Time to annouce the winners of our last challenge!



Sprinkles and Smiles

Congratulations! Please grab your badge to display on your blogs :)



and the winner of the prize from


Congratulations Elena! Here is what Jaydee had to say about your winning card

"Elena's creative take on the challenge took my breath away. The soft colors, the word cut-outs and all of that wonderful white space made my CAS-loving heart so happy. A delicious confection of fabulous-ness".

Pleae grab your badge for your blog and email me at kyliepurtell@gmail.com within 5 days to claim your prize.

Our current challenge is

Saturday 23 January 2016

Challenge #80 - Red

Welcome and happy Saturday. Ready for a new challenge?

Thank you for all your wonderful Cake entries. We will be back on Monday with our winners :)

Doni is your hostess this fortnight and here is the code word she has chosen -

With Valentine's Day creeping up on us you may wish to use the code word for your inspiration. It doesn't all have to be lovey dovey, though ;) Use the code word however you like but keep it Clean and Simple!

Our amazing sponsor this week is

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!

You could win a $15 certificate to the shop

We have the pleasure of welcoming a wonderful guest Designer for this challenge -

The winner of Challenge #78 (Dimension) was Ardyth Percy-Robb, and she has agreed to be our Guest Designer for this challenge!

I’m so thrilled to have been asked to be GD at ATCAS this week! Like many stampers, I fell in love at a Stampin’ Up! Party and have never looked back. I started my blog, MASKerade in January 2012. I live in Toronto, Canada and am currently a SAHM to my teenage son and daughter. 

I love clean, graphic design with bold colours and lots of white space. My favourite cards are the ones where stamps are used in unexpected ways to create something completely different.

Now onto our inspiration for you

Ardyth (Guest Designer)

Doni (your hostess)

(using sponsor stamps - Whimsical Friends)

Look at all that RED goodness the DT have prepared for you. Over to you now!

Saturday 9 January 2016

Challenge #79 - CAKE

Happy New Year! We are so happy to be starting back in 2016 with our fortnightly challenges. 

We certainly love providing inspiration for you and hope you will play along.

We also have new Designers to introduce to you -

Please make them welcome -

I know they are excited to join us so don't forget to visit their blogs and say hi.

Our amazing, sensational and CAS-a-licious returning Designers -

Onto our challenge!

Your hostess for this fortnight is Jaydee and here is the code word she has chosen for you

MMMMM, MMMMMM. We all love cake. Please use the word however it inspires you but remember to keep your entries Clean and Simple.

We have a wonderful sponsor joining us again for 2016. 

A big thank you to Shery for her continued support :)

Our first Guest Designer for 2016 is incredibly talented, and the winner of Challenge #76 (Hero):

Hi, my name is Elizabeth Stewart and I live in New Canaan, Connecticut with my Goldendoodle, Quinn. I have been making cards for over 20 years. I was first intrigued with card making on a visit to the design offices at Hallmark…and thought what fun! All those colors, the papers, markers, the ideas! Since then my passion and crafting space has only grown. In 2005, I avidly joined Cards for Heroes (later Operation Write Home), began reading blogs, and eventually making more than 11,000 cards over the years for the operation. This summer when OWH closed its doors, I decided to jump into challenges. The experience over the last six months has been wonderful…pushing me out of my comfort zone of CAS, introducing me to new card makers and their techniques. Cards are my “5 minute immersion into creativity” that I look forward to each night after my day job as a researcher at a major biotech. I hope 2016 brings more challenges and a blog! I feel very fortunate to be a part of this amazingly talented and welcoming community.

Here we go with our inspiration

Elizabeth (Guest Designer)

Jaydee (your hostess)

Wooo hooo! So much goodness here to inspire you! Over to you now.