Saturday 2 August 2014


Hellooooooo! How are you all today? In the mood to get your CAS on? 

Over at Addicted to CAS, the amazing Deepti has chosen our code word for us.

This code word had me looking at so many different ideas. I hardly ever use gold on my cards so this was a good challenge for me too.

A number of my cards ended up in the bin, I might say. I was stencilling, splattering paint, embossing, die cutting. I wasn't very happy with any of them really.

I had a card ready to go but I wasn't even that thrilled with it either. So I quickly made another one with only a couple of hours to go until the challenge began.

Here tis

I have the new Flower Patch set by Stampin' Up and it was yet to be inked. So I took the biggest bloom I could and heat embossed it with gold powder and then used the co-ordinating die.

This set is really beautiful but I had yet to get my head around it. There are so many possibilities for all these stamps. 

The rectangle dies are from Li' Inkers.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -

Milk Coffee Challenges - 2 or more Die Cuts
Art Impressions - Wet or Dry Embossing
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Die Cuts or Punches

Here is my original card -

This time I heat embossed my Hero Arts butterfly onto Vellum. After it was die cut, I rolled up a sticky dot to adhere it onto the cardstock. The sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -

A Blog Named Hero - #49 Die a Little
Creative Knockouts - Happy Birthday
Time Out - Celebrations with the optional twist of a butterfly

Being a new month over at ATCAS, we have the pleasure of introducing our next Guest Designer. Please make Lyndal very welcome by visiting her blog.

And we also have an amazing sponsor, of course!

The prize Kathryne is offering is 5 digis from her store!

That's about all from me for now. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

EDITED TO ADD: Thanks to Darlene from The Sisterhood of Crafters, she has steered me towards a challenge blog called Dies R Us Challenge where the theme is Birthday. BOTH my cards are eligible!

Thanks so much for looking xx


  1. Fab cards Kylie, I do love that huge flower in gold and I think it is the double layer and twine that makes it that extra special. And the butterfly in vellum is a stunner, the true centre piece. Thanks for sharing with is at TIME OUT

  2. Lovely! Both are so elegant. Love the bold blossom on the first card and the pretty butterfly on the second!

  3. Love that bloom stamp and die, you've just given me an idea. I'm waiting to get my hands on some stitched rectangles, they are in transit from the States! x

  4. These are AWESOME Kylie! Clean and Beautiful! I struggle with CAS cards ... you're an inspiration! Thanks!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

    PS - Did you know your cards also fit the new BIRTHDAY challenge at theDIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG I hope you'll enter it there too!

  5. I love both! So clean and fresh!

  6. Hi Kylie. Both cards are really beautiful! I especially love the first one because it is so "bloomin'" YOU! :)

  7. WOW! Both cards are really GORGEOUS, Kylie! Your gold flower is so elegant, and your butterfly is really lovely! Mostly, I love how you kept both cards CAS!

  8. Pinning and grinning, Kylie. I'm actually squealing, too, right here in the Playhouse all by myself. (Hammy's gone in to the Big House to watch a Muppet movie.) These are my favorite cards you've ever made!! Thank you so much for the CASEable inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Two fabulous cards Kylie - the first is Bloomin' amazing, and I love the vellum butterfly on the second!
    Have a lovely weekend - Sylvia xxx

  10. Two amazing cards, Kylie! Love that large very elegant! And the delicate butterfly on the second one is simply gorgeous!

  11. I just LOVE the simple yet striking design of these two cards Kylie! And, I'm so glad you came over and shared them at Dies R Us! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  12. These are both so pretty :) that bloom is so beautifully embossed ! Simply gorgeous

  13. Gorgeous CAS cards! Both of them are beautiful and elegant! Thanks for playing along with our Dies R Us Birthday Challenge!

  14. You know, I don't really use gold all that much on cards either, but I really do love it! I am loving that big flower in gold. I am lazy about heat embossing so I might have to try my gold Encore ink pad to CASE this one! lol I love your double-layered rectangles too. Great design!

  15. Very beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  16. Two CAS perfection cards! Love the gold embossing against the crisp white. Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

  17. It was certainly worth the wait for you to use this stamp set Kylie - this is stylish and beautiful.


    Karen xxx

  18. Wow these are stunners! Absolutely gorgeous!

  19. Love your big bloom Kylie - and your butterfly card too!!!

  20. Lovely card you made! Good luck and thanks for joining us at Milk Coffee challenge :-))
    Hugs, Andreja


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