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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Addicted to CAS

Afternoon all, hope this finds you well.  A beautiful autumn day here in Suffolk, in fact it has been a beautiful week weatherwise, perfect for getting out and about on the holibobs which is what we have been doing.  I'm not back at work until Tuesday so I am planning a craft day on Monday as I won't have Toad around itching to go out.  There are times when I wish he was more of a couch potato!

Anyhoo, I've not been around in blogland much this week - mostly due to being out in the sunshine, but partly due to being occupied with a couple of orders that took up quite a bit of my time.  I am relieved to say they are completed now and the customer has seen photos and given her approval, phew.  So as an antidote to a couple of large and detailed cards, here is one of my favourites, small and CAS!

Apart from stamping straight onto the card base, they don't get much more CAS than this.

LOTV stamp - Festive Lantern
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Hobby Arts sentiment
Red card matting layer

I am very excited that Strictly is back with us, and enjoyed last night's show a lot.  I love Claudia's new look with the toned down eye liner and her trimmed fringe, it really shows off her pretty face, and I have to say that Tess did a great job.  I am sure they both had first night nerves and will soon, like the dancers, settle in to the series.  I did see a comment on FB complaining about Tess "touching" the celebrities a lot while she was talking to them - obviously that person never noticed how much Bruce used to do that!  Looking forward to tonight's show and hoping that Greg Wallace isn't as flat footed as I suspect he might be.  Unlike previous years, I don't have a favourite right from the start but I would like to see Simon Webbe do well (didn't realise he had such a sense of humour).  Bring on the sequins!

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

PS.  Thanks to everyone who asked whether Toad liked his pirate birthday card - the answer is a resounding yes!
PPS.  The Great Penguin Challenge 2014 closes at 6.00pm (UK) on Monday


Chrissy said...

A perfect CAS card Squirrel..beautiful.. and I must get my overseas CAS cards done soon.I will enjoy strictly next year..lol..hope the rest of your holidays go well.


Bev said...

This is absolutely delightful! I seriously need to try CAS.

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel, love the very cute image and fab design.

Donna x

thecraftycavalier said...

Just perfect hun :) Beautifully coloured. I love it. Hugs, Jayne x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love your cute cas card. Not a fan of Strictly, don't know who most of them either. Dr Who for me tonight and a catch up on recorded programmes. Glad you had a good week off x

Doreen said...

Such a lovely image and colours.xxx

Annette said...

I really like your expertise in the simplicity. It's a stunning card and so beautifully coloured it doesn't need anything else, deserving to be the focus of attention. However, I do love that sentiment too. The font combo is just perfect.
Have fun with Strictly.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous CAS Christmas card, and your coloring is just beautiful!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week!

Lea Brawn said...

Fab card. Great image. X

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Squirrel. Totally adorable image, totally stunning colouring and totally perfect CAS design!
Yes, I am enjoying Strictly too and don't have any favourites at all yet.
hugs Sue xx

kay said...

Super CAS card x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great card! It is good to hear that you are all caught up so you have time to play. It's always good to have crafty time!!!

Jackie said...

You do this type of card so well, I adore your iamges even though I don't use them myself, and you have a perfect eye for positioning. This is absolutely gorgeous :o)
Jackie xx

Debs said...

Perfectly fabulous CAS card Squirrel - as always so beautifully coloured.
I too am enjoying the weekend TV - with Strictly watched live then catch up with X Factor recorded and Downton tonight - yippee!!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

debby4000 said...

Adorable CAS card.

Alison59 said...

Perfectly CAS :-)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I really love the image you have chosen for this perfect CAS card and it's coloured beautifully. CAS is something I find difficult so must give it another go I think. I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy Strictly this year with Bruce gone and some of the regular professional dancers changed but I was pleasantly surprised and am looking forward to next weeks show.

cm said...

Stunning card; CAS perfection and colouring delight! WOW! Thank you for sharing at ATSM!

coops said...

so stunning squirrel.perfect cas design and i love the fab lotv image :D

xx coops xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Squirrel, you do super CAS creations so well. Glad your orders are complete and have been approved. How wouldn't approve your super creations.

Sarah said...

Totally and utterly gorgeous!! Brilliant painting and I love the border/frame!! xx

Whisper said...

Simply classy and i must put this stamp on my wishlist too.

I so love Strictly and so glad to see it's back - my son wants Steve Backshall to win !!, but that's because he is a huge Deadly 60 fan ;-), Luv Sam x

Sue said...

Beautiful CAS Christmas card! Your image is adorable and coloured perfectly. So glad you joined us at ATSM.

Wei said...

What a beautiful coloring christmas card! LOve the adorable image and sentiment. Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

Deepti said...

Such a sweet image :) beautiful coloring. Thank you for sharing with ATSM

Naomi said...

Such a lovely card. I really love it.

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