Monday 28 November 2016

Winners Challenge #101 - "Ombre"

Welcome back, CAS Addicts! It's time to announce our Favorites and Winner for the 'Ombre' Challenge!

Once again there were so many amazing creations in our gallery and we really enjoyed seeing all of your cards using the Ombre technique. As the Hostess for this challenge, Barb had the honor of choosing the Top 3 and CAS Perfectionist!  Now, on to our winners ~

Here are the top 3 in order of entry:

#49 - Joanne James

#55 - Anita

Congratulations, ladies! Here is a Badge to post on your blog:

Our CAS Perfectionist and winner of a $15.00 Gift Card from Happy Little Stampers is 
#67 - Michelle Lupton

Here is what Barb had to say: 
I love how Michelle created her ombre effect on the background and sentiment. Her ink blending is flawless and her design is CAS perfection! Congrats to you, Michelle!
Here is your CAS Perfectionist Badge to post on your blog:

Michelle ~ Please contact Kylie at and she will set you up for your prize.
Also, Barb will be contacting you about joining us as Guest Designer for a future challenge!    

We hope you are all celebrating our 4th Birthday with us by playing along in our current challenge for the Code Word: "Congratulations"! There are lots of prizes up for grabs!

Saturday 26 November 2016

Challenge #102 - Our 4th Birthday Celebration and a Design Team Call!

Welcome back CAS Addicts! This is our last challenge of the year, and we have a few exciting things to share with you!

We are celebrating our 4th Birthday here at Addicted to CAS, and we have lots of fabulous prizes lined up for our favorite entries and winner!

$15.00 Gift Certificate

Prize is a $12.00 Gift Card

Prize is a $12.00 Gift Card

Prize is 3 Free Digi's

Prize is 15€ Gift Card

Prize: $10.00 Voucher to the Store

Also, we are having a Design Team Call ~
Would you like to join a fun, exciting and family orientated team? Do you enjoy creating Clean and Simple creations? Then perhaps you should apply to join our team!

Requirements to be an ATCAS designer:
  • Join the team for 6 months. Your term will run from January - June 2017 with the option to continue
  • Have a personal blog to upload your creations 
  • Host one challenge in that 6 month period by choosing a code word for our followers
  • Create a Clean and Simple card/tag/layout each fortnight (2 weeks) using our code words
  • Comment on your assigned entries
  • Have fun!

If you would like to apply please add DT after your name when you link up :)

OK...on to our challenge ~

We have an incredibly talented Guest Designer...Emily Shroom!

Hi, my name is Emily and I live in Sydney, Australia. I've been card making in a serious way since 2012. I especially love to colour and while my style has been called 'grunge' I've been playing with CAS a lot this year. 
I'd like to thank the awesome DT at Addicted to CAS for the opportunity to join them in celebrating their fourth birthday.


Emily Shroom (Guest Designer)

Jaydee (Our Hostess)





We wish you all the Happiest Holiday Season! Our ATCAS Challenges will resume on the 7th of January...see you then!

And, now we turn it over to you! Please share your creations with us, and don't forget to keep them Clean & Simple! Also, if you would like to join our Design Team, please remember to add DT after your name ~

Monday 14 November 2016

Winners - Challenge #100 "Monster"

Welcome back, CAS Addicts!
We really enjoyed seeing all of your beautiful creations for our 'Monster' Challenge...And now, it's time to announce the Top 3 Favorites, and CAS Perfectionist (Winner) for this challenge ~ 

Top 3 (in order of entry)
Top 3:

#5 - Sue T. 

#6 - Laurie 

#26 - Ami

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

The CAS Perfectionist and winner of 15 Gift Card from Create a Smile 

#23 - Emily

Congratulations, Emily! Here is the badge for you to post on your blog:

Susan was our Hostess for this challenge, and here is what she had to say about your card:
This image is perfectly colored by Emily.  The shading she has used really makes this image come to life.  Simply amazing.  The washi tape in the background provides to added color and fun to the card.  And, really, what is better than a Frankenstein texting!  

Please contact Kylie at and she will set you up for your prize. 
Also, we would love to have you join us as our Guest Designer for the next challenge! Please contact Barb for the details at

We hope you will all be playing along with us again Here for the Code Word: Ombre ~ Have a great week, everyone!

Saturday 12 November 2016

Challenge #101 - Ombre

Hello there, CAS Addicts! This fortnight, we have a 'Technique' challenge for you...Barb is our Hostess, and she has chosen 'Ombre' for our Code Word! Happy Little Stampers is our Sponsor, and Kylie is offering a $15.00 Gift Certificate for the winner!

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!

For this challenge, we are offering a few technique videos to further inspire you:

Stamping Ombre' Backgrounds by Laura Bassen

Ombre’ stamping by Laurie Willison

Stamping and Ink Blended Ombre’ by Kristina Werner 

Ombre' Background Stamping (Faux Ink Blended Look) by Yana Smakula

Also, we have an incredibly talented and well known Guest Designer for this challenge...Vicki Dutcher!

Hi all - Vicki Dutcher here.  I have been stamping for 20+ years, and I still love this hobby as much as I did when I first started all those years ago. 

I want to thank the team for having me as their Guest Designer.  I had fun.

Vicki has created this fabulous card to inspire everyone ~

And now on to our team:

Barb (Our Hostess)










So much fabulous inspiration from the DT...WOW!
OK, so now it's your turn to get out your inks and share your amazing creations with us! If the Code Word isn't quite 'apparent', please be sure to tell us in your post how you applied the word in your card ~ 

Don't forget to link to the videos we have posted above...And, please don't forget to keep your card CAS!

Over to you!