Sunday, 1 September 2019

CAS Mix Up September Challenge

First a bit of sad news.
Sadly we are saying a fond good-bye to our dear teammate, Mac.
She is definitely one of the "sweetest of peas" and an awesome mixed media designer.
We have all learned from and been inspired by her creative designs.
We wish Mac the best and we'll miss her so much.

And now, welcome to a new challenge hosted by Joanna!

Check out the Top Picks from August's Paper Towel challenge HERE.

Message from Joanna
This month we're giving inchies a try. Here's to all you card makers, near and far.  This is the opportunity to start from scratch OR to grab those unused pieces, adding this and that, with OR without any previous planning. Here's to all of you working on your inchies somewhere, trying new things, making mistakes, and continuing to explore.  Here's to your tenacity.  May it always be part of our life!

September Inchie videos:
Mixed Media Inchies - Crescent Artist Trading Cards (5:06)
Inchie Panel Card -Hero Arts-Shari Carroll (9:59)
9 inchies grid card - Waffle flower (5:09)
Inchies Card Making - The Booklady Jane (8:24)
Mixed Media "Twinchies" - Elenisartstuff (6:30) Use this technique to create inchies.

Please follow challenge rules:
1.     Must be a card with a CAS (clean and simple) design (including open space)
2.     Must include at least three components listed on challenge badge
3.     Include link to challenge in your entry post
4.     When linking to challenge, link to your entry post
Thank you!!

Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer Stephanie (my Ink well)
She won the July's Alcohol Ink Lift challenge with this gorgeous card.

Here are our cards using Inchies.  We hope they will inspire you.

Stephanie (Guest Designer)

Using Inchies, Stamping and Inlaid Die Cutting


Using Inchies, Die-Cutting, Heat Embossing, Stamping


Using Inchies, Washi Tape, Stamping, Punching and Die Cuts


Using smooshing, stamping, heat embossing and stenciling

Using Inchies, Watercolour Smooshing, Splatters, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Sponging, Die Cuts, Punch Outs, Dry Embossing, Doodling, Pearls


Using Inches, Stenciling, Heat embossing, Dry embossing, and Stamping

The challenge is open until September 24th.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!


  1. I must say I have done a tile effect on cards but I think they were probably bigger than 1" square, but all the cards are fabulous using the squares in so many different ways. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration. x

  2. I sure will miss you all too and thank you for your kind, generous and sweet words x Stunning inspiration and cards ladies and such a fun challenge Joanna x

  3. Beautiful cards! I'm really going to miss Mac...

  4. Fun challenge prompt and wonderful inspiration from the DT. I'm sorry to hear Mac has stepped down from the DT, but I trust she will play along if and when she can.
    Marianne x

  5. Wonderful inspiration. Just to show you I read the entire blog, you might want to change the info about Stephanie. She won the July alcohol challenge, not the August paper towel one.

  6. I'm am very inspired by all the creative cards by the DT and in the gallery so far! Great theme:)

  7. We'll miss you on the Team, Mac! Thanks for all your past inspiration! Great challenge brief, Joanna! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Another fun challenge. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration. Mac, you will be missed xx