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Saturday, 24 May 2014

Addicted to CAS #39

Its time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS and this week we the very creative and talented Vicki is a host. It is very apt that Vicki is our host as it was her Birthday this week and I am dedicating this card to you Vicki-Happy belated Birthday! She has chosen the following code word for us:


When I saw this word a while ago I thought of using felt, copper sheeting or wood grain embossed card and was sure I would have plenty of ideas so didn't think too hard on it. A few days before the challenge I was stuck! I couldn't think how to use all my ideas so had to think in a different direction. First I will show you my card then if you want to you can read how I came about creating it.


I decided to show you my favourite way of adding texture to a CAS card and that is using my linen embossing plate. I love the texture this gives and many of you know this is probably my most used crafting tool! I added some cork just for a touch more texture. All subtle ways you can add texture to your project.

 I got the idea of this from a few challenges. Firstly the colours come from the latest challenge at Uniko Studios and here I have chosen a Uniko stamp set that my blogging friend and owner of Uniko, Bev, gave me as a pressie for my Birthday. I am for the first time entering the The Iron Craft Challenge that I found through Virginia's blog-this is for the Inspiration 2-memories. When I saw this collage it reminded me of when Kylie came to visit me and we crafted together-the photo of the 2 girls laughing reminded so much of our time together.

Memories

And finally the Flower challenge at Casology helped to focus my idea.

This week at Addicted to CAS we are sponsored by Scribbles Designs-check out their store here. And we are lucky enough to have the lovely Darnell as our Guest Designer. See her and the other Design Teams' fabulous projects here.

If you have made it to the end of this blog...Congratulations! But I have one more announcement before I leave you alone!! Over at Stamplorations we are having a little party for Vicki's Birthday-why not join us!!







22 comments:

  1. I love reading about how your card came about. You know how much I love the linen impression plate. Stunning!

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  2. Such a cute card! Love the cork for your added texture~

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  3. Love the use of the cork - it's like a bulletin board! So glad you joined us at CASology this week, Sandie!

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  4. What you're describing also happens to me. I especially feel it after a holiday, I've got so many ideas that won't transform into a real life design, it's like there's too much going on in my head and my hands won't obey... I think it turned out to be an elegant card, I love the cork frame!

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  5. Simply FABulous Sandie :) Love the simplicity of this card, yet it packs a punch with all the detail and texture. Glad you like your present too :) Thanks for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. Hugs Bev x

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  6. Sweet flower Sandie ... I love it on the cork panel. Loll xx

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  7. This is such a beautiful card, Sandie! I love that you used the linen embossing plate for your background...it's one of my fave tools, too! And, your flower looks so pretty with the cork background! Such a clever design detail to stamp those 3 sweet little blooms next to your sentiment, too...Lovely CAS card!

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  8. Lovely card Sandie - the cork gives great texture and complements the pretty flower!

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  9. Well that's embarrassing -- I never noticed your last paragraph regarding the "party" -- [insert blush] THANKS SO MUCH for playing in today's "party" -- It means a lot to me!! :)

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  10. I love that linen texture, too, Sandie! It goes perfectly with that touch of cork!! Just a great card!! (Thanks for the warm shoutout!!) Hugs, Darnell

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  11. Great card! And I was able to by some cork lately (after a long wait for it to get to the shop), so mabey You will see some on my work soon aswell... Hugs, Gerrina

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  12. So pretty, Sandie ... not only that gorgeous linen texture, but the fabulous touchable-ness of the cork too ... yum! Anita :)

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  13. Gorgeous Sandie - love that embossing folder and the added cork; lots of lovely texture.

    Hugs.

    Karen xxx

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  14. Hiya Sandie love the texture here with the cork and the fantastic linen plate who's is it I must have it !!!!!

    Marie

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  15. This is so pretty Sandie - the linen EF is fabulous and gives great texture, and the cork is an awesome addition! LOVE it!
    Hope you are enjoying the Bank Holiday - Sylvia xx

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  16. This is a beautiful card Sandie and I love the texture to the card Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

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  17. Sandie, your card is so beautiful with its special Uniko flower, cork background and gorgeous linen embossing plate (where ever did you find such a thing...sooo lovely!). Love reading about how your card came to be; thinking in one direction, then taking a detour when you became stuck, is just another sign of that resilient, creative mind of yours at work! The result of journey = fabulous!! Hugs~c

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  18. Yay!! I am glad that you and me both used cork and the best part is how different result the cork give as a frame and as an embellishment, we sure do think alike, great minds indeed ;)

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  19. What a fun idea to add some cork! Very pretty card. xxx

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  20. Sandie, I love the cork layer - it's a fabulous backdrop to your focal layer. I also love all that wonderful white space that allows my eye to totally focus on the main element. Fabulous
    Hugs
    Jaydee

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  21. Sandie this is lovely. I love how much texture you have managed to add to your card. What a great idea adding some cork - very unique xx

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  22. Love the texture on the card. And then beautiful flower. Thanks so much for joining us at Uniko Studio.

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