Wednesday, 1 April 2020

CAS Mix Up April 2020 Challenge


Before we start this month's challenge, we are saddened this will be the last
challenge with Ros (Mikey's Mom) on the Design Team.
Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us Ros!
You will be missed!!

This month's challenge

Message from Loll
This month I'm hosting and I would like you to use bleach to remove colour from your cards.
There are a few different ways to do this.
Check out the videos below, or use a way that is familiar to you.
Have fun!

Edited to add:  If you don't have bleach, try "bleaching" out your design using water (see Linda's example below).

Video Tutorials:
Coloring with Bleach - Jennifer McGuire (13:07)
Watercolour card with bleach - Andrea Kidman (6:16)


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  
Mac (The Sweetest of Peas)


Mac
(Guest Designer)
Bleaching, Stamping, Stenciling, and Splattering


Loll
(Host)
Bleaching, Stencil Monoprint, Watercolouring, Die-cutting, Stamping


Bonnie
Bleaching, Brushos, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Vellum and Fussy Cutting


Joanna
Bleaching, Brushos, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Watercolour


Susan
Bleaching, Dry Embossing, Heat Embossing, Ink Blending, Stamping


Hideko
Bleaching, Sponging, Heat-embossing, Die-cutting, Stamping


Jenny
Taking a break


Linda

Bleaching, Rubber Stamping, Heat Embossing


Ros
Bleaching, Stamping & Heat Embossing, Dry Embossing


The challenge is open until April 24th.
Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced April 30th.



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Monday, 30 March 2020

CAS Mix Up March 2020 Monthly Picks


Everyone seemed to enjoy using Acrylic Paints on their cards this month and we were so thrilled by the varied techniques and creativity. Thanks so much for your enthusiasm and for sharing your inspiring cards in our gallery!


Our Top Pick for March
Pooja
Pooja has been very creative, mixing Magicals with white acrylic paint to achieve texture and movement.  Such an inspiring and perfectly 'CAS' Mixed
Media card.

Congratulations, Pooja!
Make sure to grab the "Top Pick" badge below.
We will contact you shortly about your $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp as our Top Pick for our 4th Birthday Celebration!




And more Outstanding Designs



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter
Congratulations to Mac, Ina, Maria, Michele, Stef,
Birgit, Theresa, Steph, Lyn!
Make sure to grab your badge below.





1 Random Numbers between 1 - 45 | Number Generator

37






The winner of the random draw is entry #37 Jules!!  Congrats Julie B!
We will contact you shortly with about your $25 gift certificate for Simon Says Stamp!


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





Sunday, 15 March 2020

CAS Mix Up March 2020 Reminder

We're CELEBRATING this month!
It's our 4th Birthday!



Prizes
$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for Challenge Winner

$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for one random draw of all entries
(must follow rules to be eligible for prizes)


There's still time to play in this challenge hosted by Jenny!


Video Tutorials:
Differences Between Acrylic Paints  by Christine (10:15)
Easy Backgrounds by Natasha Valkovskaya (4:24)
Background Techniques by Teela Cunningham (9:29)
Stamping with Acrylics by Andy Skinner (1:30)
https://www.youtube.com/user/GelliArts Many videos using Gelli plate (monoprinting)
If you're feeling adventurous..Acrylic Pouring for Cardmakers by Janette Kausen (12:58)


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!!


    Betty
    (Guest Designer)
    Using Acrylic Paint, Smooshing, Die Cutting and Stamping

    Joanna
    Acrylic Inks, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Die Cutting, Vellum

    Susan

    Acrylic Paint, Copic Blending, Heat Embossing, Stamping

    Hideko
    Acrylic Paint, Heat-embossing, Stamping

    Ros

    Acrylic paint, Stamping, faux enamel and die cutting

    Jenny
    Acrylic Paint, Stencilling,  Die-cut and Stamping

    Linda

    Acrylic Paint, Rubber Stamping, Heat Embossing

    Loll
    Acrylic Paints, Stamping, and Heat Embossing

    The challenge is open until March 24th.
    Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced March 30th.




    You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
    Click here to enter

    Sunday, 1 March 2020

    CAS Mix Up March 2020 Challenge

    Welcome to a new challenge hosted by Jenny!


    We're CELEBRATING this month!
    It's our 4th Birthday!


    Prizes
    $25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for Challenge Winner

    $25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for one random draw of all entries
    (must follow rules to be eligible for prizes)


    This month's challenge

    Message from Jenny
    Welcome to our new challenge.
    I've chosen 'Acrylic Paints' as our theme. There are so many types of Acrylic Paints
    and endless ways you can use them on your cards.
    I love the matte feel of acrylics and the way they can be layered.
     I've listed some videos in case you need inspiration.
    I do hope you'll embrace this theme and have some fun!


    Video Tutorials:
    Differences Between Acrylic Paints  by Christine (10:15)
    Easy Backgrounds by Natasha Valkovskaya (4:24)
    Background Techniques by Teela Cunningham (9:29)
    Stamping with Acrylics by Andy Skinner (1:30)
    https://www.youtube.com/user/GelliArts Many videos using Gelli plate (monoprinting)
    If you're feeling adventurous..Acrylic Pouring for Cardmakers by Janette Kausen (12:58)


    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 Betty (created by bjk)!


    Betty
    (Guest Designer)
    Acrylic Paint, Stamping, Embossing and Fussy Cutting


    Jenny
    (Host)

    Acrylic Paint, Die-cuts and Stamping


    Bonnie taking a break

    Loll
    Acrylic Paints, Dirty Pour Technique, Die-cuts, Stamping


    Joanna
    Acrylic paint on Gelli Plate, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Liquid Pearls


    Susan
    Acrylic Paint, Layered Die Cuts, Stamping, Splatters


    Hideko
    Acrylic Paint, Gel Press, Stenciling, Die-cutting, Heat-embossing, and Stamping


    Linda

    Acrylic Paints, Gelli Plate, Stamping, Paper Piecing


    Ros

    Acrylic paint, stamping, dry embossing and die cutting


    The challenge is open until March 24th.
    Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced March 30th.



    You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
    Click here to enter

    Friday, 28 February 2020

    CAS Mix Up February 2020 Monthly Picks

    Thank you for all your enthusiasm and wonderful entries this month.
    Don't we just love our dies and even more when we can extend their potential?
    As always, there were so many beautiful creations making our Top Choices even more cards to inspire us all over again.
    We hope to see you in our next month's challenge, we do love seeing you in the gallery!

    Our Top Pick for February
    Mac
    We drooled over Mac's dramatic and elegant appeal to this card.  The gel stencilled leaf gives a beautiful shadow without stealing the show from the bright layered leaves.
    Congratulations Mac!

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





    And more Outstanding Designs

    You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
    Click here to enter
    Congratulations to Gundi, Greta, Brenda, Birgit, Alison,
    Cornelia, Chrissie, Steph, and Pat!

    Make sure to grab your badge below.

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

    Saturday, 15 February 2020

    CAS Mix Up February 2020 Reminder

    There's still time to play in this challenge hosted by Joanna!



    Stencil from Die-Cuts Videos:
    Die cut Stencils : Splitcoastampers (4:32) Korin Sutherland
    DIY Stencils for Card Using Dies :  (5:38) Yana Smakula

    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!!

      Ina
      (Guest Designer)

      Using Stencil from Die Cut, Stamping, Sponging and Die Cutting


      Joanna
      (Host)

      Using Stencil Die Cut, Heat embossing, Die-cut, Stamping


      Bonnie

      Using Die Cut Stencil, Stenciling, Watercolour Pencils, Dry Embossing, Splattering and Stamping.


      Loll

      Using Stencil from die-cut, Smooshing (Magicals), Embossing Paste, Debossing, and Stamping.


      Susan

      Using Stencil made from Die Cut, Sponging, Stamping, Heat Embossing


      Hideko

      Using Stencil made from die-cuts, Die-cutting, Heat-embossing, and Stamping


      Linda

      Using Stencil from a Die Cut, Stamping and Ink splattering, Die cutting


      Jenny

      Using Die-cut Stencil, Acrylic paint, Heat Embossing & Stamping


      Ros

      Using Die cut stencil, distress inks, Stamping and Heat Embossing



      The challenge is open until February 24th.
      Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced February 30th.




      You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
      Click here to enter