Saturday, 23 July 2016

Challenge #93 - Welcome

WELCOME! Yep, that's the name of our game this fortnight. Ready for a brand new challenge?

The amazingly talented Bhavana is your hostess and she has chosen 

as your code word. Use the word for your inspiration. Even think outside the box :) Just make sure that anything you link up is Clean and Simple!

Our amazing sponsor for this challenge is

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Elaine

Hello everyone ~ I've been crafting for a life time!  I love card making as I mostly find it relaxing - unless my mojo has disappeared!  I also love textile crafts - sewing, knitting, embroidery and cross stitch.  I've recently taken up printing and love it - I'm not a brilliant artist but like having a go.  In many ways I'm happy to try anything that keeps me busy and always have a number of projects on the go.

Here are Elaine's beautiful creations for our challenge:

Here is some inspiration for you from the DT:





Sweet Kobylkin

Carolyn Bennie




Amazing inspiration, wouldn't you agree? Now, we would love to see your interpretation of our Code Word, 'Welcome'!

Monday, 11 July 2016

Winners of Challenge #91 - "Fly"

Welcome back CAS lovers.
Once again there were so many amazing creations in our gallery and we really enjoyed seeing all of your Fly cards. As the Hostess for this challenge, Jaydee had the honor of choosing the Top 3 and CAS Perfectionist!  Now, on to our winners ~

Here are our top 3 in order of entry:

#12 - Maarit

#19 - Viv

#56 - Kim

Congratulations ladies, please take this badge to post on your blog:

The CAS perfectionist and winner of a 15 Euro shopping spree from our sponsor Create a Smile

#47 - Elaine

Elaine's dragonfly card stole my heart.  The silver embossing and fabulous coloring surrounded by all that wonderful white space really allowed the dragonfly to pop off the page.   Elaine also managed to incorporate so much texture and interest with the white on white elements that took this creation to another level.  Stunning CAS card.  Congratulations, Elaine.

Congratulations, Elaine.  Here is the badge to post on your blog:

Elaine~ Please contact Kylie at and she will set you up for your prize.

We hope you will all be playing along with us again for the Code Word: Stripes~ Have a great week, everyone!

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Challenge #92 - Stripes

Woo hoo, Happy Saturday. Ready for another fantastic challenge here at ATCAS? We are!

Deepti is your hostess for the forthcoming fortnight and here is the code word she has chosen for you to play with -

That's right, people. Get your stripes out and ink them up! Perhaps you will stencil them? Maybe you will draw them yourself? Go for it!

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is 

Happy Little Stampers was created in 2015 by Kylie (owner of ATSM and ATCAS). Kylie wanted to bring out a line of stamps that were useful for every day crafters. From cute to whimsical images, from everyday to funky sentiments there is something for everyone!

Prize: $15 gift certificate

Our amazing Guest Designer (who really needs no introduction but we better do it anyway... lol) for this challenge is

"Hello! My name is Julia Altermann from Dresden, Germany.

I work in tech support for a small company in Stuttgart, Germany, that creates an awesome app for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. In my time off, I love to create, color, take photos, and travel. I started papercrafting in 2013 and share my creations on My Blog and My YouTube Channel
I love all kinds of styles: clean and simple, layers, using different mediums – but clean and simple is probably my favorite and so I am uber-delighted and happy to have been invited as a Guest Designer here at ATCAS. I hope you enjoy this week’s challenge – I can’t wait to see what you make!"

Love, Julia

Welcome Julia!!

Here is our inspiration for you 

Julia (Guest Designer) a very special treat, here is a link to Julia's Video sharing the techniques she used to create her card!

(Using Sponsor's Mix Mash set)


Simply beautiful creations wouldn't you agree? Please pop on over to their blogs to see how they came up with their ideas :)

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Winners of our 'Aloha' challenge

Welcome back, CAS Addicts! 

We really enjoyed seeing all of your beautiful creations for our 'Aloha' Challenge...And now, it's time to announce the Top 3 Favorites, and CAS Perfectionist (Winner) for this challenge ~

Top 3 (in order of entry)

Congratulations, ladies! Please take this badge to post on your blog:

The CAS Perfectionist and winner of $10.00 from Stamplorations:

Congratulations, Julia! Here is the badge for you to post on your blog:

Julia's card is absolutely stunning! Her tropical flowers and leaves are colored to perfection, and true to her CAS design, there is still lots of beautiful white space ~

Julia ~ Please contact Kylie at and she will set you up for your prize. 

We hope you will all be playing along with us again for the Code Word: Fly~ Have a great week, everyone!

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Challenge #91 - Fly

Welcome back! Did you enjoy our Aloha challenge? What amazing entries we had - thank you :) Tune back in on Monday for our winners.

This challenge is hosted by the super creative Jaydee. Here is the code word she wants you to use -

There are lots of ways to interpret this word. Think outside the box and let your creativity shine! Just remember to keep it clean and simple.

Our wonderful sponsor this fortnight is

Thank you Christine!!

We are very excited to introduce our talented CAS Guest Designer for this challenge 

Hello, my name is Gemma, and I'm a UK blogger from Oxford, England. 

I work in Design and, in my spare time, I enjoy photography and paper crafting. I started making my own handmade cards in 2015, and started My Blog, as a way to share my cards with others.

I really enjoy the process of designing cards, from sketching an idea on paper to creating the finished card. For me, the fun of design is how an idea can evolve and change as I go, and I often end up with something very different to what I expected.

I get so much inspiration from others online, and I hope the cards I share will inspire a few people too.

Thanks again for the opportunity to guest design.

Best wishes,

Gemma's Blog is filled with the most beautiful eye candy...if you're looking for some inspiration, be sure to check it out

Here we go with our inspiration for you

Gemma (Guest Designer)

Jaydee (your hostess)

(using sponsor stamps)

Amazing inspiration, wouldn't you agree!