Friday, 8 July 2016

Double CAS

Well a quick share this evening of a couple of very different Cas makes. The first is for the uniko challenge. I've only recently stumbled across their blog but it's full of lovely things, so do have a look.

This card is based on their photo inspiration.

 I used versa colour inks for the background, stamped over the top in clear ink and embossed with white powder. The stamps are an unknown brand bought online but I thought they seemed just right for this challenge. The sentiment, stamped on to parchment, is from craft work cards.

 The second make is my first Christmas make of the year! The theme at less is more is 'colours of your kitchen' I've built up quite a collection of red, white and blue crockery and such like to match some very kitsch Cath kidston strawberry print fabric I made in to kitchen curtains. Of course since moving to Devon we have inherited harlequin coloured tiles so now everything clashes terribly and is quite a mish-mash! Rather than make a mish-mash card, I thought I'd stick with the red, white and blue which incidentally is the theme at Simon says stamp!  The atcas challenge is fly and there is an anything goes challenge at ABC Christmas. The fifth and final challenge is like to enter with this is the crafty individuals mini masterpieces.
Stamp- crafty individuals
Ink- distress ink, sketched blueprint
Embossing powder- wow
Ribbon- crafty ribbons
Sentiment- magazine freebie


  1. Beautiful card and tag, Lou, and I'm so happy to see someone else getting in the Christmas spirit! :p The card is absolutely gorgeous with those delicate colours and pretty stamps, and the ink blending on the tag is fabulous. Great LIM entry :)

  2. Wow Lou I'm impressed by your Christmas early delivery, and your mini masterpiece. Thanks for joining in the CI challenge this month. Jean x

  3. Such a cute Christmas tag, Lou ... and a gorgeous card ... the delicate lacey-ness of the white embossing is fabulous with the soft background colours! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Uniko! Anita :)

  4. Just playing catch up on last week's challenge entries!
    What a super tag... Love that emboss resist technique!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Fabulous tag Lou. The vibrant blue really shows the stamping off perfectly. Love the delicate colours on your card too. Thanks so much for joining us.
    Sharon xx
    Less is More

  6. Beautiful projects Lou. Love the tag with the graduation of colour. Perfect background for Santa. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
    Flo x

  7. Lovely Christmas tag! Thank you for joining in the CI challenge this month.

  8. Wonderful projects! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

  9. This is SO pretty and a perfect take on the inspiration - FAB! Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the Uniko challenge. Hugs Bev x

  10. Well done on making your first Christmas card (and tag) of the year - I need to take a page out of your book :)
    Lovely delicate colours for the card and I like the softness you achieved to the colour on the tag.
    Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
    Good Luck Wishes

  11. Thank you for joining in our CI challenge this month with this lovely Christmas tag!
    Crafty hugs,
    Coco xx

  12. Fabulous card thanks for playing along at ABC Christmas challenge xxx

  13. Lovely tag. Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Carissa :)