Friday, 15 June 2018

CAS Mix Up June Reminder

There's still time to play!



June Layered Embossing Powders Videos:
Cracked Glass by Splitcoaststampers (4:17)
Double Heat Embossing by FUNtastic Crafts (2:50)
Embossing Powder Melt Art by Stampendous (7:31)
Encrusted Jewel Technique by Stampendous (4:43)
Faux Metal Embellishments by Jennifer McGuire (16:03)
Mixed Embossing Powders by Jennifer McGuire (9:35)

Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include all three components listed on challenge badge
    • Include link to challenge in your entry post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
Thank you!!


(Guest Designer)
Using Layered Embossing, Die Cutting, Stamping and Copic Pens


(Host)
Layered embossing, Die-cutting, Stencil, Embossing Paste,
and Stamping


Bonnie
Embossing powders, stamping, heat embossing and die cutting


Layered Embossing  Powders and Glitter, Stamping, Die Cutting, Stenciling and Watercoloring


Layered embossing, die cuts, stamping, watercolor and an enamel dot.


Joanna
Layered Embossing, Die-Cut, Dry Embossing, Stamping


Mac
Using Layered Embossing, Frantage, Die Cutting and Stamping


The challenge is open until June 24th.
Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on June 28th.




Friday, 1 June 2018

CAS Mix Up June Challenge


Welcome to a new challenge!
Check out the Top Picks from May's Gelato & Crayons challenge HERE.

Use any technique that layers embossing powders.
Various technique videos below or come up with your own technique.


Layered Embossing Powders Video Tutorials:
Cracked Glass by Splitcoaststampers (4:17)
Double Heat Embossing by FUNtastic Crafts (2:50)
Embossing Powder Melt Art by Stampendous (7:31)
Encrusted Jewel Technique by Stampendous (4:43)
Faux Metal Embellishments by Jennifer McGuire (16:03)
Mixed Embossing Powders by Jennifer McGuire (9:35)


Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include all three components listed on challenge badge
    • Include link to challenge in your entry post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
Thank you!!


Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer Jane (Purplejet Loves Crafts).
She won the April's Rubber Band Technique challenge with this fun and creative card.


Jane
(Guest Designer)
Using Layered Embossing, Die Cutting and Stamping


Loll
(Host)
Layered Embossing Powders, Gilding Flakes, Perfect Pearls,
Stencil, Die-cut, and Stamping


Bonnie
Using embossing powders, glitter, rubber band stamping, heat embossing, and die cuts.


Nancy
Using Layered Embossing Powder, Stamping, Die Cut


Julia
Layered Embossing Powders, Stamping, Die cuts


Joanna
Layered Embossing, Die-cut, Stamping, Liquid Pearls


Mac
Layered Embossing, Stamping into the heated embossing powders, Stamping and heat embossing


The challenge is open until June 24th.
Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on June 28th.



Monday, 28 May 2018

CAS Mix Up May's Monthly Picks

We had a lot of fun using Gelatos and Crayons this month and were so happy to see you playing with them too!  It was hard to choose a winner from so many fantastic entries!
Thank you for sharing your inspirational designs with us!

Our Top Pick for May
Susan (Cat's InkCorporated)

Susan wowed us by using her Gelatos to color the background
and then lifting some of the color through a stencil.  She also used her
Gelatos to color her die cut, layered butterfly.  The bamboo die cut
adds perfectly to the background design!

Congratulations, Susan
Make sure to grab the "Top Pick" badge below.



And more Outstanding Designs



Congratulations to Ishani, Chrissie, Robyn, Bobby, Marcia, Cathy, Raga, Hideko and Susan
Make sure to grab your badge below.



June's challenge starts in a few days.  See you on June 1st!

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

CAS Mix Up May Reminder

There's still time to play!



Gelatos or Crayons Video Tutorials:
Emboss Resist with Gelatos by injoystampin (9:44) --- start at 2:00 mark
Stamping with Gelatos by Donna Downey of Faber-Castell (3:59)
Stenciling with Gelatos by Kimberly Crawford (6:46)
Watercolor Techniques with Gelatos by Kimberly Crawford (6:51)
Backgrounds with Distress Crayons by Shari Carroll (3:14)
Crayon Resist Technique by Catherine Pooler (4:30)
Heated Crayons Technique by Catherine Pooler (6:19)


Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include all three components listed on challenge badge
    • Include link to challenge in your entry post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
Thank you!!


Jenny
(Guest Designer)


Using Gelatos on canvas paper, die cuts and stamping

Bonnie
(Host)

Using stamping, Distress Crayon watercolor, splash watercolor, and inlaid die cuts

Loll

Using Gelatos, stenciling, sponging and stamping

Nancy

Using Distress Crayons, rainbow watercoloring, stamping and dry embossing

Julia

Using Gelatos, stenciling with paste, stamping and die cuts

Joanna

Using Gelatos, stamping on tissue paper, and die cuts

Mac

Using Distress Crayons through a stencil, resist, watercoloring, stamping and die cuts

The challenge is open until May 24th.
Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on May 28th.




Tuesday, 1 May 2018

CAS Mix Up May Challnge

Welcome to a new challenge!
Check out the Top Picks from April's Rubber Band Technique challenge HERE.


My Gelatos and Distress crayons were needing some love. It's a different way to add color to our cards. Don't fret if you don't have either. Just raid your kid's (or grandkid's) crayon box.

We have several videos linked below to show examples of different techniques.

Remember to keep it clean and simple leaving lots of open space on your card!


Gelatos or Crayons Videos:
Emboss Resist with Gelatos by injoystampin (9:44) --- start at 2:00 mark
Stamping with Gelatos by Donna Downey of Faber-Castell (3:59)
Stenciling with Gelatos by Kimberly Crawford (6:46)
Watercolor Techniques with Gelatos by Kimberly Crawford (6:51)
Backgrounds with Distress Crayons by Shari Carroll (3:14)
Crayon Resist Technique by Catherine Pooler (4:30)
Heated Crayons Technique by Catherine Pooler (6:19)

Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include all three components listed on challenge badge
    • Include link to challenge in your entry post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
Thank you!!


Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer, Jenny (My Paper Epiphany)

She won the March Challenge with this gorgeous card.


Jenny
(Guest Designer)

Using White Wax Crayon, Stencil, Gelatos, Crayon d'ach Neocolour 2 Crayons, and Dies

Bonnie
(host)

Using Gelatos, Stamping, Heat Embossing and Fussy Cutting

Loll

Using Distress Crayons, Stencil, Baby Wipe to remove color, and Die-cutting

Nancy

Using Distress Crayons, Watercoloring, Stamping, Dry Embossing and Die-cuts

Julia

Using Distress Crayons, Stencil, Stamping and Washi Tape

Joanna

Using Gelatos, Modelling Paste, Liquid Pearls, Stamping and Die-cutting

Mac

Using Distress Crayons, 3D Paste coloured with Crayons, Stencil, Die Cutting and Stamping



The challenge is open until May 24th.
Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on May 28th.





Saturday, 28 April 2018

CAS Mix Up April's Monthly Picks


Wow - we just loved seeing how everyone embraced
the Rubber Band Technique this month! So many interesting methods and designs!
It was very difficult for us to narrow down the list for Top Pick and Outstanding Designs!

Our Top Pick for April
Jane

We love how Jane made her  Rubber Band inking become the vine the sweet monkey is swinging through! A beautiful CAS one layer design with the rounded corner for added interest and such beautiful coloring!

Congratulations, Jane
Make sure to grab the "Top Pick" badge below.


And more Outstanding Designs


Congratulations to Izzy, Colleen, Helen, Margaret, Maria,
Susan, Cathy, Sandie, and Mary
Make sure to grab your badge below.


May's challenge starts in a few days.  See you on May 1st!

Sunday, 15 April 2018

CAS Mix Up April Reminder

There's still time to play!



April Rubber Bands Videos:
Rubber Band Technique by Loll Thompson (7:40)
Rubber Band Technique by The Serene Stamper (9:30)
Stampin' Up Rubber Band Technique by Crafty Hippy (6:43)   


Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include all three components listed on challenge badge
    • Include link to challenge in your entry post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
Thank you!!


(Guest Designer)
Rubber Band Technique, Stamping, and Die-cutting


Julia
(host)
Rubber Band Technique, Stamping, Stenciling


Alcohol Inks, Acetate, Smooshing, Die-cutting, Rubber Band Technique,
Heat Embossing, Stamping


Bonnie
Using Rubber Band Stamping, Heat Embossing, Sponging (Emboss Resist), Stamping and Die Cuts


Rubber Band Brayering + Stamping + Acrylic Block Stamping with DI's and Die Cuts.


Joanna
Rubber Band, Masking, Heat Embossing, Ink Blending, Die-Cuts and Stamping


Mac
Rubber Band, Stamping, Die Cutting, Heat embossing and Water Colours


The challenge is open until April 24th.
Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on April 28th.