Saturday, 9 November 2013

Addicted to CAS - Challenge #26 and Anniversary Celebrations!

Happy Saturday everyone - we're back round to a new challenge at Addicted to CAS and I can hardly believe it but this challenge marks our 1st Anniversary!  So we are celebrating in a big way!!!  It's been such fun being on the DT over the year and we've had some amazing entries for our challenges, so hope you've had fun as well.  Thanks must go to our esteemed leader Kylie for all her hard work.

Today's challenge is being hosted by the inimitable and hugely talented Marie.  Here is what she's chosen for you:

Our Sponsor is:

Deedee will offer 3 digi sets for our winners.

We have added a Guest Designer Feature for ATCAS!  We are so excited to announce that Bonnie Klass (Stamping with Klass) will be our first 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!"

For this challenge we are giving away a bumper prize pack to our CAS Perfectionist!!
Marie, Loll, Kylie and myself have offered prizes on top of our sponsor's prize.
Here are the prizes -
Marie's prize is:
Siligum silicone modeling paste which is a really easy and fun way to make your own moulds which can be used to make embellishments from clay or UTEE etc.
Loll's prizes are:
two packs of Loll's card candy!!!
$20 voucher at Nicecrane Designs

Kylie's prize is:

$10 gift voucher to Inspired by Stamping 
Karen's prizes are:
A sheet of Joanna Sheen's stamps "Rudolph & Santa Christmas Collection" and 
a Stampendous cling stamp "Birdie Kiddo"

So, after all that excitement it's onto my card.  I've actually used a digi stamp set from Deedee's Digis called Now and Forever and I've played with three elements and a sentiment using my CraftArtist programme.  As soon as I saw the entwined wedding rings it reminded me of when people used to pull hand knitted baby shawl's through a wedding ring to determine how fine it you remember that?  Anyway that's what gave me the idea of the rings being the main focal point and that you can see behind the wedding cake and church.

I die cut a square piece of card using my Tonic Ribbon Wreath die set so I had an aperture to view the image through.  I added Diamond Glaze to the rings and the smaller die cut from the same Tonic set.

Please pop over to Addicted to CAS to see the fabulous cards the DT have made to inspire you.

Whatever you're doing have a great weekend and looking forward to seeing your great creations and we can't wait to give away all these amazing prizes to our CAS Perfectionist.  Good luck everyone.


  1. Congratulations to the Addicted CAS team - beautiful card using the super Tonic dies with that image

  2. Lovely card Karen and ring really stand out....great design


  3. I love the way you have framed the image and the added gloss is perfect for our celebration x

  4. Hi Karen
    Stunning card.... Love the tonic Dies.... Must get some....
    Hugs Sylviexx

  5. Hi tis inimitable me ! Happy anniversary Karen. Love this romantic feast for the eyes beautifully framed image and those dies are super. Has been a pleasure Karen to work with you for the last year and hope it long may continue.


  6. Happy Anniversary Karen. Beautiful card. Inspiring as always.
    Hugs, Florence x

  7. Wow, your rings look so cool with all that shine... Very elegant card with that die cut wreath!

  8. beautiful card Karen, love this image and design.

  9. Beautiful! Love the images in the aperture with the fancy cut edge - so pretty. Those rings really are gorgeous the way you've colored them with highlights ... and adding the gloss on top. Loll xx

  10. I love how these rings sparkle! What a wonderful job of coloring them! And what a beautiful frame for them! Thanks so much for the warm welcome!

  11. Karen! This card is just stunning. The glossy wedding bands are beautiful and the way you have put this altogether is wonderful. Thank you for all your support over the last 12 months xx

  12. Hi Karen, what a fabulous card - love how you have combined the images so we see the church and the cake through the wedding rings - you clever lady! Love it!
    Sylvia xx

  13. Fabulous how you combined the images, very creative! The glossy wedding bands look so effective, beautiful card.

  14. Awesome use of this digi! Love the coloring and glossy use on those rings!

  15. Your glazed golden rings just sparkle, Karendipity!! Love this! I think that scene behind the rings with the cake and the church is magnificent!! Happy Anniversary to ATCAS! I can't believe it's been a whole year already. You know how fun I think it is, especially with you on the DT!! I hope you have a great week! Hugs, Dippy

  16. Pretty card - love the coloring of the rings!

  17. what a lovely layering of images for this pretty anniversary card!

  18. oh wow loving this great composition on the image and a fabulous card
    and understand don't expect you to visit on all my posts hun, it might kill you off
    Hugs Kate xx

  19. Karen, I love that you made the rings the true focal point of the card and they are beautifully colored. You really made this image come to life with this fabulously composed card.


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