Tuesday, 15 January 2019

CAS Mix Up January Reminder

There's still time to play!

Goodbye, Nancy


We are sad to say that Nancy (scandinancy creates) is leaving
CAS Mix Up.  This is her final post on this Design Team.
Thank you so much for all your hard work and amazing, inspiring cards that
you've provided for our challenge.  We will miss you here but are
glad that  you will still be part of our CAS Family serving on the
CAS Stencil Design Team.

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Video Tutorials:
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!!

    Viv
    Using Bokeh Technique, Stamping and Die Cutting

    Nancy
    (host)

    Using Bokeh Technique, stamping, sponging, heat embossing, and die cutting

    Loll

    Using Bokeh Technique, alcohol inks, stenciling, die-cutting, and stamping

    Bonnie

    Using Bokeh Technique, stenciling, sponging, brusho, stamping and die cutting

    Using Bokeh Technique, stamping, sponging and heat embossing

    Using Bokeh Technique, stenciling, blending, heat embossing and stamping

    Using Bokeh Technique, Die Cuts, Fussy Cutting, Stamping, Heat Embossing and Watercolouring

    Using Bokeh Technique, stenciling, sponging, watercoloring, die cutting, heat embossing and stamping


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








    Tuesday, 1 January 2019

    CAS Mix Up January Challenge

    Welcome to a new challenge!
    Check out the Top Picks from December's Emboss Resist challenge HERE.


    If you have never done the Bokeh Technique be sure and check out the helpful
    Bokeh videos below.  All the DT and GD cards are so inspiring too.
     The visual effect of Bokeh is so creative and unique.

    bo·keh bōˈkā 
    noun
    noun bokeh
    1. the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens.
    2.  As defined by Google Dictionary 

    I would like to thank Loll and Bonnie for the opportunity to be a Design Team member on
    CAS Mix Up for the last 2 1/2 years.  I loved learning so many new mixed media techniques,
    while keeping my cards CAS!  

    I am not going far, my friends.  I have been invited by Loll to join her new CAS Stencil Card Challenge
    Design Team, so I will still be a part of the friendly, creative CASette Family!
    I will also still be playing in the Fabulous CAS Mix Up Challenge every chance I get.

    Happy Creative New Year to all....

    Video Tutorials:
    Bokeh made Easy by Dawn for WPlus9 (7:47)
    Create a beautiful background with the Bokeh Technique by Keenan Kreations (6:32)
    Tissue Paper Bokeh by Lindsay Adreon (8:49)

    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 Viv (Viv's Visuals)
    She won the November Challenge with this gorgeous card.


    Viv
    (Guest Designer)

    Using Bokeh technique, Stamping, Watercolour, and Shimmer Powders

    (host)
    Using Bokeh Technique, Stamping, Stenciling, Die Cuts and Encrusted Jewels

    Using Bokeh Technique, stenciling, sponging, die-cutting, heat embossing, and stamping

    Using Bokeh Technique, alcohol ink, stenciling, stamping, die cutting and dry embossing

    Using Bokeh Technique, stenciling, sponging, die cutting, heat embossing, stamping and vellum

    Using Bokeh Technique, stenciling, watercolouring, die cutting, glass beads and stamping

    Using Bokeh Technique, stenciling, sponging, die cuts, stamping, heat embossing and watercolouring

    Using Bokeh Technique, die cutting, heat embossing, dry embossing and stamping


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

    Cards for this challenge that include sponging for the Bokeh design
    will also work for the CAS Stencil January Challenge - Sponging which
    goes live on January 4th.

    Please join us there as well!






    Tuesday, 18 December 2018

    CAS Mix Up December's Monthly Picks


    Another fun year of challenges at CAS Mix Up!
    Thanks to all that have played along, learning new techniques
    or just being reminded of some older ones.
    We thank you for supporting us and we look forward to another year
    of fun challenges for 2019!

    December is such a busy time of year.  We appreciate all that
    played along this month.  We had AMAZING entries!


    Our Top Pick for December
    Arlene (Sundaystamper Papercrafts)
    It was unanimous!!  All the Designers fell in love with Arlene's
    beautiful and artsy winter card.  Great work Arlene!

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




    And more Outstanding Designs



    Congratulations to Gwendolyn, Birgit, and Darnell!
    Make sure to grab your badge below.



    January's challenge starts in a few weeks.  See you on January 1st!


    All of us at CAS Mix Up wish you a
    Very Happy Holiday.


    Saturday, 1 December 2018

    CAS Mix Up December Challenge


    Welcome to a new challenge!
    Check out the Top Picks from November's Embossing Folder challenge HERE.

    We'd like to welcome a new Designer to CAS Mix Up!
    Welcome, Hideko (Papercraft Boutique)!
    We are thrilled to have you on the team!


    Goodbye, Julia
    We are also sad today as Julia (Create with Me) is leaving
    CAS Mix Up ... this will be her final month on the Design Team.
    Thank you Julia, for all your hard work and amazing, inspiring cards that you've
    provided for CAS Mix Up.  You will be missed!!
    Thankfully, Julia isn't leaving our "family" --- see announcement below!


    This month's challenge will only run for two weeks.  The challenge closes on December 15th midnight (PDST).

    We are ending early this month to give the Design Team
    a break during this busy time of year.

    We want to thank all of you for participating in
    our challenges this year.



    * * * * *

    EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!

    A new challenge!


    First challenge begins January 4th.
    Please check out the challenge blog now by clicking HERE.


    * * * * *

    Now on to our last CAS Mix Up challenge of the year ...



    Emboss Resist Videos:
    Emboss Resist Technique by Mwedemeyer (5:22)
    Emboss Resist with Ink Blending by Laura Bassen (5:48)
    Black Embossed Resist by Jennifer McGuire (9:08)



    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, BozenA (Art Card Box)
    She won the October Metal challenge with this gorgeous card.


    BozenA
    (Guest Designer)


    Loll
    (Host)
    Emboss Resist, Heat Embossing, Powdered Inks (Magicals),
    Die-cutting, and Stamping


    Bonnie
    Using Emboss Resist, Heat Embossing, Watercolor, Stamping and Die Cuts


    Nancy
    Using Emboss Resist, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Sponging and Die Cutting


    Julia
    Using Black Embossed Resist, heat embossing, stamping and layered die cuts.


    Joanna
    Mat Medium Splatters, Brushos, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Die Cutting


    Mac
    Emboss Resist, Heat Embossing, Stamping, Water colouring and Die Cutting


    Hideko
    Using Emboss Resist, Heat Embossing, Watercoloring, Die-cutting, and Stamping


    Susan
    Using Emboss Resist, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Sponging, Die Cuts, 


    The challenge is open until December 15th.
    Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on December 18th.