Saturday, 29 April 2017

Challenge #110 - Grunge

Hello there, CAS Addicts!

It's time for another challenge! Jaydee is our Hostess, and she has chosen the Code Word 'Grunge'!




STAMPlorations is our Sponsor, and they are offering the winner of this challenge a $10. Voucher to the store!


Our Guest Designer is the fabulous Ashwini, who was also the winner of the 'Smile' challenge ~


"Hello everyone! I live in Bangalore, India, with my parents and my sister. I've always loved crafting, thanks to the encouragement & support from my mother. I started card making three years ago, after seeing some amazing cards on Pinterest, and becoming addicted - there's been no looking back since! I don't stick to a particular style, since I want to try anything and everything that comes my way, but I am a bit partial to watercoloring. I am super excited to be Guest Designing at Addicted to CAS Challenge! Thank you for having me over!"


Here is inspiration from the Design Team:

Jaydee (Our Hostess)











Doni


Ceal


Carolyn



Ellenor



Now we turn it over to you, and we can't wait to see how the Code Word 'Grunge' inspires you!
Don't forget to keep it Clean & Simple!

Monday, 17 April 2017

Winners for Challenge #108

Welcome back, CAS Addicts!
We really enjoyed seeing all of your beautiful creations for our 'Smile' Challenge...And now, it's time to announce the Top 3 Favorites, and CAS Perfectionist for this challenge ~
There is always so much talent among the entries, and we hope you know how difficult it is to choose our favorites!
Susan was our Hostess for this challenge, and she has made the following selections:

Top 3 (in order of entry)

#22 - Laurie U.
  Such a fun sentiment and those fish are so fun with their big smiles!


#38 - Sonja K.
Super cute card.  Love this cute little boy and girl sharing a teddy bear, so sweet you can't help but smile!


#60 - Trina
This fun unicorn has the happiest smile ever.  So fun!  Love how Trina used these bright colors to highlight her fun design.


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


The CAS Perfectionist and winner of a $15.00 GC from Happy Little Stampers
is...
#4 - Ashwini






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



Here is what Susan had to say about your card:
This super pretty floral is sure to bring a smile to anyone.  So soft and pretty, this beautiful design is stunning!

 Please contact Kylie at kyliepurtell@gmail.com and she will set you up for your prize.
Also, please contact Barb at miguelghigliotty7@gmail.com about joining us as Guest Designer for a future challenge! 

Thank you all for making us ‘Smile’ during this challenge! We hope you are all playing along in our current challenge for the Code Word "Rainbow"! There is another great prize up for grabs!


Saturday, 15 April 2017

Challenge #109 - Rainbow

Hello there, CAS Addicts!

It's time for another challenge! Doni is our Hostess, and she has chosen the Code Word 'Rainbow'!






Create a Smile Stamps is our Sponsor, and they are offering 15 as a prize for the winner!


We also have a lovely and super talented Guest Designer (Winner of Challenge #107) ~




Hello everyone, I am Rahmat, and I've been blogging for about two years now. I am from India, but have been living all around Asia for last decade and a half.
I am mother to 2 teens, a teacher by profession, and currently work as a substitute teacher.
I am passionate about cards and cooking, so my blog name was very easy to come up with ;)
I love CAS mostly, but I also love trying out different techniques on my cards. I especially love adding sewing to my cards. 

I am happy to be Guest Designing with ATCAS! Thank you ladies, for having me here!!

Here is our inspiration...

Rahmat (Guest Designer) 



Doni (Hostess)








Ceal


Susan


Bhavana


Anja


Jaydee


Now we turn it over to you, and we can't wait to see how the Code Word 'Rainbow' inspires you! Have fun!
And, don't forget to keep it Clean & Simple!



Monday, 3 April 2017

Winners for Challenge #107

Welcome back CAS Addicts!
As always, we really enjoyed seeing your beautiful and fun cards for our 'Seaside' Challenge!  

And now it's time for us to announce the Top 3 Favorites and the CAS Perfectionist for this challenge. 
Barb was our Hostess, and she has made the following selections:

Top 3 Favorites (in order of entry)

#17 - Susan


#21 - Karren




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


Our CAS Perfectionist and winner of a $10.00 Gift Card at

#5 - Rahmat


Barb chose the winning card for this challenge and here is what she had to say:

I love how the aqua background is peeking through this gorgeous die cut! Rahmat chose a lovely sentiment and the perfect spot for her focal point, leaving lots of white space for a truly CAS design! Well done!!!

Congratulations, Rahmat! Here is your CAS Perfectionist Badge to post on your blog:


Rahmat, please contact Kylie at kyliepurtell@gmail.com and she will set you up for your prize.
And, please contact Barb at miguelghigliotty7@gmail.com about joining us as Guest Designer for a future challenge!    

Thank you again, everyone, for participating in the challenge! We hope you are all playing along with us in our current challenge for the Code Word 'Smile'!!!

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Challenge #108 - Smile

Hello there, CAS Addicts!

It's time for another challenge! Susan is our Hostess, and she has chosen the Code Word: Smile!


Over the last few months we have been a bit 'lax-a-daisy' when it comes to being Clean and Simple. We all stretch the limits at times and it is very easy to pop on that little extra something - sometimes that will tip things over to the not so clean and simple side (let's call it the dark side lol). 

So! Here at ATCAS, we are getting back to basics with our approach to CAS. We've all put our hands up and admitted we've broken the rules ourselves at times. We want to help you all get in touch with your CAS side (the light side lol).


Stick to the rules above and you shouldn't have any problems. Now, where it says ONE main focal point - what does that mean exactly? Well, when you first glance at someones card, for example, are you drawn to one particular part of the card or are your eyes dancing left, right, and center looking at all the gorgeous bits and pieces going on? If your eyes are dancing, then this card probably isn't CAS.
Having one main focal point could mean a number of things too. You may have a 'cluster' of images - flowers, balloons, etc) but they are contained into a specific area of the card. This is ok!

Our best advice is that if you are thinking "should I really add that extra button, ribbon, or embellishment to my card?", then the answer is NO. Hold back, tie your hands around your back, and don't touch anything!! 

We hope this has helped. If you have ANY questions or need help with learning how to refine your CAS style, please comment below and we will be more than willing to assist.


Happy Little Stampers is our Sponsor, and Kyle is offering a $15.00 GC to her shop for the winner of this challenge!


We also have a super sweet and incredibly talented Guest Designer (Winner of Challenge #106) -
Asa J.



Hi scrappyfriends!

I´m a very proud Swedish girl who got this opportunity to be Guest Designer here at lovely Addicted to CAS. 
My name is Åsa Johansson and I´m 40 years young. I´m a teacher and mom to 3 kids. 
I started with scrapbooking and cardmaking in 2007 when I was pregnant with my twins and couldn´t go to work. It just hit me, I´m celebrating 10 years with scrap this year!!!
I love my hobby. I´m addicted to it and I´m not planning to stop with it. Never. 
My style is mostly Clean and Simple, even when I do layouts. 
I hope I can inspire you to join this challenge. 
If you want to see more of my work please stop by My Blog and say hi!

Hugs!

Åsa



And now, here is some more inspiration from our Team

Susan (Hostess)









Now, we turn it over to you, and we can't wait to see how the Code Word 'Smile' inspires you! Have fun!
And, don't forget to keep it Clean & Simple!