Thursday, 1 March 2018

CAS Mix Up March Challenge


  Susan here, hosting CAS Mix Up for the month of March.  Before we start, I want to let you know that this is my last month at CMU.  I am moving over to the Design Team at Loll and Bonnie's wonderful new CAS Christmas Card Challenge that starts in two days.  I've loved being on CAS Mix Up and am sorry to leave, but Christmas cards are my first love!

The good news is that my place on CAS Mix Up will be taken over by the incredibly talented Mac Mable (The Sweetest of Peas).  You will love her creations!  Please welcome Mac as she is joining the team this month.

We are also celebrating a birthday!!

CAS Mix Up is Two!
Come join our challenge and help us celebrate!

$25 gift certificate for Simon Says Stamp for challenge Winner
$25 gift certificate for Simon Says Stamp for one random draw of all entries
(must follow the challenge rules to be eligible for prizes)

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We had some fabulous entries for the February "Felt, Cork, or Canvas" CMU challenge.
See the Top Pick by Hideko and all of the Outstanding Entries here.

Now on to CAS Mix Up for March.

March Video Tutorials:
Winter Window Techniques by Jennifer McGuire (14:13)
Tissue Paper Watercolouring & Techniques by Loll Thompson (10:24 - go to 7:25 for the acetate technique)
Awesome Circle Shaker Card Tips by Kristina Werner (6:51) 
Floating Inlaid Embossed Die Cuts with Catherine Pooler (7:30)
Alcohol Inks on Acetate with Kerrie (6:24) 
How to Heat Emboss on Acetate by Justine Hovey (6:21)
4 Ways: Clear Card Elements by Jennifer McGuire (22:41 - a bit long but it does have 4 techniques)
If you don't want to watch Jennifer McGuire's long video, go to her post  "4 Ways: Clear Card Elements" (it sums up the ideas in the video)

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 Cathy (Cathy's Card Spot)
She won the January Plastic Wrap Challenge with this gorgeous card.

(Guest Designer)

Using Stamping, Acetate, Alcohol Ink and Die Cutting


Using Acetate, Alcohol Inks, Tissue Paper, Stamping and Heat Embossing


Using Acetate, Alcohol Ink, Stencil, Embossing Paste, Vellum, Stamping and Heat Embossing


Using Stamping, Acetate, Heat Embossing, Watercolor and Die Cuts


Using Acetate, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Die Cuts and Shaker


Using Dry Embossing on Acetate, Stamping, Markers and Die Cut


Using Acetate, Die Cutting, Alcohol Inks and Stamping


Using Acetate, Stamping, Alcohol Inks, and Die Cutting

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


  1. Thrilled and delighted to be joining your very creative and extremely talented design team...Thank you x Wonderful inspiration x

  2. I just spent a wonderful inspiring time reading all the descriptions of ALL the Gorgeous CAS acetate cards from our very talented CMU DT:-) So pleased you have joined us Mac and already missing you Susan, but so happy you will be playing along with our challenge. You have really gone out with a bang with your fabulous Acetate Challenge:-) I LOVED all the new to me acetate techniques! Hugs to all you very talented and sweet designing girlfriends!

  3. Happy 2nd Birthday CASMU! 🎉🎉🎉 Welcome Mac to the team! Gorgeous DT cards.

  4. SO EXCITED to see Mac join you talented gals here. Congrats M. You will wow them with your oozing talented fingers.
    Happy 2nd Birthday to the Team.
    Another fabulous challenge. Will be trying my best with acetate this month.

  5. Amazed it's already been two years! Happy Birthday to CASMU! I'll try extra hard to join in this time round, but need time to think and also some time to craft as well. Wonderful cards from all of you - as always!


    Di xx

  6. Happy 2nd anniversary, Loll, Bonnie, and Design Team! Thank you so much for creating a content-rich challenge every month!
    Congratulations, Mac, on being selected as a CMU Designer! Looking forward to your beautiful mixed media CAS cards!
    Susan, thank you for your inspiration! I'm excited to be on the same team at the CAS Christmas Card Challenge!
    Hideko xx

  7. Whoo hoo!!! ..... Happy 2nd Birthday!! And welcome to Mac too ..... a great addition to the team.
    Amazing showcase for this months challenge ladies ..... there's some fabulous acetate techniques there xx

  8. Hi DT members!
    I have two cards on my blog post and I wanted to submit both - the first card links direct to the post - the link up wouldn't let me use the same blog post to link up the second card so am sorry but have had to link back to my blog on the second one.

  9. Congrats on being 2!, How time flies....we are 4 today!! So let’s party on!!

  10. Congratulations and happy 2nd birthday... and many more...! This is one of my favorite challenges and I thank you, Loll and your fabulous DT for inspiring me to try out all these fun techniques!