Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Welcome to CAS Mix Up

Is CAS your style??  Do you love the look of clean and simple designs with lots of open space??  And have you seen all those fabulous mixed media techniques and products popping up all over and want to give them a try??  Then this is the challenge for you!

Just dip your toes in a little to see how you like it.  Add a little bit of mixed media to your CAS designs.  A little goes a long way.

We are both CAS girls at heart, but we love trying new techniques and products.  So we've combined the two and will be sharing our CAS Mixed Media journey with you.  We will be providing monthly challenges and we hope you'll come play along.

Here are some sample cards of CAS Mixed Media.


Using watercolour sprays, heat embossing, punches with shaping.


Using Dry Embossing, Die Cutting, Inka Gold

Concept of our Challenge

Designs must be CAS Mixed Media.  That means one clean, cohesive design with some open space along with mixed media techniques and products.  We will provide sample cards to give you some ideas.

Stamping will be a requirement for every entry.  You can stamp a lot (main image), or you can stamp a little (sentiment).  Just make sure to add some sort of stamping to your card.

Each monthly challenge will have three components:
1) stamping
2) we will provide one required element (technique or product)
3) you get to pick the third required element from the list on the right sidebar (make sure to tell us what you've used).

Incorporate a little or a lot of each, along with any other mixed media options that you want.  Just remember to keep your card CAS.

The challenges begin on the 1st of every month and are open until the 24th, providing lots of time to play along.  You can enter as many times as you want, but please include new creations only.  We will highlight some of the outstanding entries on the last day of the each month.


Our goal is to provide a fun and support environment for fellow crafters.  And we hope to make some new friends along the way.  We'll also be asking our very talented crafting friends to join us as Featured Designers so you can meet and get to know them as well as seeing the monthly makes from us!

Our first challenge starts in just a couple of weeks (March 1).  We hope you'll come back and join in the fun.




59 comments:

  1. Looking forward to March 1st, good luck ladies. :)

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  2. Oh WOW! What a fun challenge - loads of food for thought here. Count me in girls!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  3. Oh squeal - I'm your very first non-DT follower :) I've been wiggling my toe over the mixed media pool - time to take the plunge and this seems really inspiring :)

    xxx

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  4. What an exciting and fun new challenge from 2 of my very favorite CAS stampers:-) I Love how you have added CAS, techniques and mixed media as your focus. Can't wait to play in March. TFS and keeping us Inspired! Hugs, Nancy

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  5. Sounds like a lot of fun.
    Marianne x

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  6. BEAUTIFUL make and what a splendid idea for a new CAS challenge. I do, as you know, love CAS - I'll be there!

    Kathyk

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  7. Great idea, girls! Congrats to you on your innovative ideas...I can't wait to play along! Hugs, Barb

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  8. Forgot to say BEST OF LUCK, I'm sure it will be well supported

    Kathyk

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  9. what a fun challenge - i'm going to give it a go asap!! love it!!

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  10. This looks fabulous, my friends! I'm so tickled that you are doing this and I wish you every success!! As you know, I've got the next NBUS starting on March 1 so I will try and figure out a way to spread the word during one of those ten days! Hugs, Darnell

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  11. I am excited to see what you all will do :) ( of course keeping it clean or simple or both will be the biggest challenge I would face playing along) :)

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  12. So glad to see this first post announcing the challenge! It's such a brilliant idea and I know it will appeal to many people! I'll mention it in my next blog post.

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  13. Sounds like lots of fun ladies, hoping to join in some! Good luck!!! Not that you will need it...your both amazing ladies and amazing card makers! Hugs, Brenda

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  14. Just wanted to say that I would love to see a follow by email button too if possible! Hugs, Brenda

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  15. Oh this sounds exciting...CAS and mixed media, that's exactly what I liketo do so looking forward to March 1st x Good Luck x

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  16. Well I will give it a try. Good luck and best wishes.

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  17. Sounds like fun! Count me in
    Elaine

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  18. Congrats ladies! My favorite thing to do...CAS and Mixed Media! Wishing you the best of luck...not that you'll need it :)

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  19. CAS and mixed media, I love the idea of anything that teaches me more, cant wait for the first challenge. Wishing you both all the best.

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  20. Thank you very much for this wonderful message. I love CIE and as soon as my time permits, I will be happy to join the fun.
    I greet and wish immense popularity.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  21. Congratulations on the new challenge ..... this sounds like fun!! You know me I love CAS and Mixed Media and I'm always up for a challenge .... see you on the 1st xx

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  22. Congratulations on your new challenge, sounds fab, I love to try new things so will see you on the 1st xx

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  23. What a great challenge Loll and Bonnie! Can't wait for the first one! what fun! Julia xx

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  24. Congratulations on Loll and Bonnie's new challenge! Love your cards and new challenge idea!
    xx
    Gloria

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  25. I can't wait to play with your new challenge girls! Sounds fabulous!

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  26. Girls - congratulations on your new challenge sit. You know I will be playing along!
    hugs
    Jaydee

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  27. I didn't think I did much Mixed Media, but in looking at your list, maybe I do! I've become a follower today, and look forward to your first challenge! I'm always up for learning something new!

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  28. This is so awesome, ladies! I know you will knock this challenge site out of the park! WAHOOOO! I will definitely be playing along ;) HUGS!

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  29. What a great combination...CAS and mixed media. I'm sure this will be a very successful challenge with you two talented girls at the rein.

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  30. How exciting!!!! Seems to be what my mixed media cards always are...can't wait to play!!!! :) :)

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  31. How exciting!!!! Seems to be what my mixed media cards always are...can't wait to play!!!! :) :)

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  32. CASSY (CAS and messy). Me likey. You rock, ladies. You must have more than 24 hours in your days, too...

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  33. yay! sounds like a perfect challenge!

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  34. Congratulations, Loll and Bonnie ... this sounds like so much fun ... count me in! Anita :)

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  35. Ooh, I'm looking forward to playing along :)

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  36. Now that sounds like fun! I'll play, you can count on that!

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  37. Congrats on starting your new challenge, ladies! I look forward to joining in. x

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  38. Sounds like FUN! I signed up for email notification - lets hope it works! I haven't been getting like 90% of blog posts from this system. I have no idea why not either! So frustrating~

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  39. Congratulations on the new challenge which seems like a fabulous idea to me! Good luck and I'lm sure it will be very popular.

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  40. This is a great idea and I'm sure it will be really successful, and I am looking forward to seeing the first challenge. x

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  41. Sounds good! Two of my favorite artists combining talent!

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  42. Fun fun fun, I can't wait for the first challenge :)

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  43. Congratulation's Bonnie and Loll hope it will be a great success and I can't wait to see the first challenge.

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  44. Sounds like loads of fun. I might not make the first challenge but I will definitely try to join in. Loving BOTH of these CAS & lovely MM cards. Hugs

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  45. Looking forward to this ... count me in!

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  46. You can most definitely plan on me joining in...I'm always up for learning new techniques, and I LOVE CAS!! I'm looking forward to March 1st!! :0)

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  47. Congratulations you two! This sounds like a really fun challenge and so timely! Wishing you the best and cannot wait to play! xo

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  48. Love this idea! Congratulations to two of my favorite inspiration makers!!! I may try to do this but not enter necessarily...best to each of you and all the players. Can't wait to see all the entries as they are posted.

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  49. Congrats Loll, and Bonnie, I have feeling that it will be a super successful challenge. All the best, will surely play :D

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  50. Wishing you both every success with your new venture ladies.

    Marie

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  51. Congrats, Bonnie and Loll! You both are my 2 main sources of inspiration so this blog is terrific. Many good wishes for much success.

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  52. This is so exciting Loll & Bonnie - can't wait to see what the first challenge is. Just subscribed by email so will get all your posts.

    Hugs.

    Karen xxx

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  53. Oh Man! These are gorgeous!! Waiting...

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  54. Bonnie and Loll, Congratulations on this new challenge! I would LOVE to play as soon as I get the chance! How fun and love these cards! What great samples you both have done!

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  55. Congratulations on the new challenge...and what a fabulous challenge it is! I'm not particularly gifted with 'mixed media', but with your cards as inspiration...well, opportunity to broaden horizons. Adding you to my Feedly right...now...
    ~c

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  56. Oh Bonnie, this is going to be loads of fun, I can't wait to participate in the first one.
    Congratulations on getting this fun challenge started, I love this, count me in!!!

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  57. Awesome Ladies!!! This looks like a very fun place to play. Can't wait till March!!! Congratulations!!!! : ) Bev

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  58. Wow, Bonnie and Loll, can't wait for this challenge to begin. I do love CAS but am always itching to do something messy and arty and this sound just the right place to be. Your samples are lovely and very inspirational. Roll on 1st March.

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