Saturday, 18 May 2019

May CAS Stencil Reminder


Just under one week left for this challenge hosted by Sue!!



Sorry this is late being posted.  Admin (Loll aka me) has dropped the ball!
Come join us.  Lots of great inspiration from our DT, GD, and participants!



Video Tutorials:
Stenciling over Ink Blended Backgrounds by Kristina Werner (first 3 minutes)


Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only with stenciling, following monthly theme
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include link to challenge on your blog post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
Thank you!!!


Michele
(Guest Designer)

Sue
(Host)

Loll


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




Saturday, 4 May 2019

May CAS Stencil Challenge


Welcome to a new challenge hosted by Sue.

Check out the Top Picks from April's Embossing Paste challenge HERE.




Message from Sue
LOTS of possibilities for this technique - stencil using ink, paint, embossing paste, brushos over inky backgrounds, DSP or coloured card, so many different ways to approach this.
Have fun!


Video Tutorials:
Stenciling over Ink Blended Backgrounds by Kristina Werner (first 3 minutes)


Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only with stenciling, following monthly theme
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include link to challenge on your blog post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
    Thank you!!!

    Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer Michele (I card Everyone).
    She won the March Ghosting challenge with this gorgeous card.


    Michele
    (Guest Designer)

    Sue
    (Host)

    Loll

    Nancy

    Julia

    Barb


    Cathy

    Linda


    Robyn


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









    Sunday, 28 April 2019

    CAS Stencil April's Top Picks


    April's Embossing Pastes / Gels challenge was a great success with many
    amazing entries.
    Thanks to all that played along with us!

    Our Top Pick for April
    Chrissie's elegant birthday card showcases how pearl white embossing paste adds the perfect amount of shimmer and dimension to her CAS design. She also sprinkled Gold Glamour Dust for some added sparkle that pairs beautifully with her gold butterfly. Congratulations, Chrissie! Your card is absolutely stunning!

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



    And more Outstanding Designs




    Congratulations to Ros, Birgit, Jane, Helen, Karren, Sarah G., Viv, Hilary & Marianne!
    Make sure to grab your badge below.



    May's challenge starts in a few days.  See you on May 4th!


    Thursday, 18 April 2019

    April CAS Stencil Reminder


    Just under one week left for this challenge hosted by Barb!!



    Message from Barb
    A great way to add dimension to your CAS design is to use Embossing Pastes or Gels with your stencils. You can add color to the background first, then add clear or white paste/gel, or color your paste/gel using refill inks.
    * Once applied, don’t forget to remove your stencil and soak in warm water.
    If you have never tried this technique before, we have several video tutorials to guide you and lots of wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.  Have fun creating!



    Video Tutorials:
    Stenciling with Embossing Paste by Yana Smakura (5:50)
    Coloring Embossing Paste by Laura Bassen (7:01)
    Snowy Holiday Scene by Laura Bassen (8:39)
    How To Make Your Own Glitter Paste by Jenny Colacicco (13:30)



    Please follow the challenge rules:
      • Cards only with stenciling, following monthly theme
      • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
      • Include link to challenge on your blog post
      • Enter up to three (3) times
    Thank you!!!


    Bobby
    (Guest Designer)

    Barb
    (Host)

    Loll

    Nancy

    Julia

    Cathy

    Linda

    Robyn

    Sue
    (Taking a break)

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




    Thursday, 4 April 2019

    April CAS Stencil Challenge


    Welcome to a new challenge hosted by Barb.

    Check out the Top Picks from March's Ghosting challenge HERE.



    Message from Barb
    A great way to add dimension to your CAS design is to use Embossing Pastes or Gels with your stencils. You can add color to the background first, then add clear or white paste/gel, or color your paste/gel using refill inks. 
    * Once applied, don’t forget to remove your stencil and soak in warm water.
    If you have never tried this technique before, we have several video tutorials to guide you and lots of wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.  Have fun creating!



    Video Tutorials:
    Stenciling with Embossing Paste by Yana Smakura (5:50)
    Coloring Embossing Paste by Laura Bassen (7:01)
    Snowy Holiday Scene by Laura Bassen (8:39)
    How To Make Your Own Glitter Paste by Jenny Colacicco (13:30)

    Please follow the challenge rules:
      • Cards only with stenciling, following monthly theme
      • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
      • Include link to challenge on your blog post
      • Enter up to three (3) times
      Thank you!!!

      Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer, Bobby (bits and pieces).
      She won the February Powdered Ink challenge with this gorgeous card.


      Bobby
      (Guest Designer)

      Barb (Host)

      Loll

      Nancy

      Julia

      Cathy


      Linda


      Robyn


      Sue


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













      Thursday, 28 March 2019

      CAS Stencil March's Top Picks


      We were so pleased and excited to have 56 entries trying this stenciling technique.  Many of you said it was your first try at it and all of your results were beautiful and inspiring!  We are so happy to have you on this journey with us as we all learn to use our stencils in different ways!

      Our Top Pick for March
      Michele's card has such a lovely ghosted woods stenciled background with the beautiful blended colors she chose of Cracked Pistachio, Weathered Wood and Hickory Smoke and it really caught our eye!  The detailed village die-cut overlay completed her wonderful card design and set off the background perfectly!

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



      And more Outstanding Designs




      Congratulations to Birgit, Steph, Helen, Rahmat,
      Sarah, Viv, Brenda, Michelle, KomMa!
      Make sure to grab your badge below.



      April's challenge starts in a few days.  See you on April 4th!


      Monday, 18 March 2019

      March CAS Stencil Reminder


      Just under one week left for this challenge hosted by Julia!!




      Ghosting video tutorials:
      Ghosting by Loll Thompson (4:28)


      Please follow the challenge rules:
        • Cards only with stenciling, following monthly theme
        • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
        • Include link to challenge on your blog post
        • Enter up to three (3) times
      Thank you!!!

      Ishani
      (Guest Designer)

      Julia
      (Host)

      Loll

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