CAS Addicts

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Challenge #55 - WORLD

We are back! Welcome to ATCAS for 2015.

We hope you will be able to join in with our challenges. We love trying to inspire you. The design team are raring to go and can't wait to see what you come up with.

Our first code word for 2015 chosen by the amazing and gorgeous Jaydee is

Make whatever you like using the code word but please keep it Clean and Simple. You may enter a total of 10 challenges including ours. 

We are so very excited to have a brand new sponsor with us today. Our ex-teamie Christine now has her own amazing line of stamps and other goodies.

Christine is offering a stamp set to the winner of our challenge!

More exciting news! We are so lucky to have Julia from Create with Me joining us for the month of January as our Guest Designer. Please make her welcome!

"I was over the moon to be invited to be the Guest DT for January here at ATCAS! After many years of card stamping I finally settled on CAS as my design style of choice. And while over the past 2 years, I have been venturing into the steam punk/vintage world of Tim Holtz (almost the complete opposite of CAS!) I still go CAS whenever I'm making a card! I've been blessed to be on some stamp company DTs as well as a couple of blog challenge DT's. I love every minute of card stamping - which is often happening late into the night since I work full time. Thank you ladies for inviting me to share some 'clean and simple' with you this month!"

Here we go with the inspiration -

You will also see some new faces in the team - don't forget to say hi!

Jaydee (your hostess)






Woah! Check out those cards! Please pop on by our blogs if you would like to see how we came up with our ideas.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year and Introductions

Happy New Year fellow CAS Addicts. Here's to a wonderful 2015!

The New Year also brings you a new Design Team. As you know we have said goodbye to a number of our long standing teamies which means we need to welcome new members.

I will introduce the team as a whole. You will see some old (enough of the 'old' they will say) and some new faces. Lets get to it!

Kylie Purtell (that's me)

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Jan McGregor (we need your photo Jan!!! :) )

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We are going to have so much fun creating together and can't wait to help inspire you to play along with our challenges.

Our first challenge is on the 17th January so we all hope you will pop by and say hi.

Monday, 29 December 2014


Hi everyone! Did you have a wonderful Christmas? Now we are heading towards the New Year have you thought about your resolutions? 

This will be the last post from Addicted to CAS until the 17th of January 2015 when we will be back with a brand new challenge. We will have one more post between now and then to introduce to you our Design Team for 2015. They can't wait to start!

Onto our winners from our FAMILY challenge -

Shana really had some favourites that she had to whittle down and it was a tough job. Here they are -


(in numerical order)

Congratulations to our Top 3! Please grab your badge from the tab at the top of the page :)

And now our


and the winner of the prize from


Congratulations, Rahmat!! Here is what Shana had to say about your card

"I could not resist these adorable fingerprint deer!  So creative and a perfect representation of family. The background is just perfect too, with the partial embossing to represent layers of snow.  What a great CAS, one layer card, Rahmat!"

Rahmat, please grab your badge from the tab at the top of the page and email me at within 5 days to claim your prize.

See you next year!!!

Monday, 15 December 2014


Wow! What a turn out we had for our Dots challenge. Amazing entries everyone, thank you so much. I know that Loll had a very hard time choosing her favourites.

Thanks to all of you that applied to become a member of our Design Team. I have sent out emails to all the applicants to let them know the outcome. I tell you, what a tough decision that was! We will be welcoming our new DT members in the New Year so don't forget to check back in.

Onto our winners -

Our TOP 3
(in numerical order)

Congratulations, ladies!! Please grab your badge from the tab at the top of the page to display on your blog. 

And now our


and the winner of the prize from

Inspired by Stamping


Congratualations Chrissie! Please grab your badge from the tab at the top of the page to display on your blog and email Kylie at within 5 days to claim your prize.

Here is what Loll had to say about your card -

"I literally gasped when I saw this amazing card made by Chrissie.  The colours of the butterfly are so beautiful, and then with the gold embossed dots on top, it is just stunning.  The embossed butterfly border and gold embossed sentiment add depth and texture to make this a work-of-art in a card.  Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us Chrissie!"

We also have a featured entry on our Facebook page so don't forget to pop on over there to see if it was you.

Our current and final challenge for 2014 is

We hope you will be able to play along! xx

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Challenge #54 and fond farewells

Welcome to Addicted to CAS where we love all things Clean and Simple!

Well! It's been a huge year with plenty of inspiration. This is our last challenge for 2014 - you will still have 2 weeks to link up bringing you up until the 27th December.

We will be back in 2015 starting with our first challenge on the 17th January (my son's 20th birthday, oh my lord). 

Before we get on to our challenge, we have some fond farewells for the Design Team ladies who are stepping down. This will be their last post for Addicted to CAS and we are surely going to miss them. 

Please help us in saying goodbye to


Thank you all for your amazing and inspiring creations. You are going to be missed here at ATCAS and wish you all the best. See you around blog land!

As you know, in conjunction with our last challenge we held a DT call. I have so many applications to go through - so amazing!! Thank you to all of you for your interest. I only have a handful of positions to fill so it is going to be very hard to narrow it down! Everyone will be emailed in the next couple of days to let you know if you were successful or not :)

Right! Onto our challenge!

Our fabulous and amazing hostess this week is Shana and here is the code word she has chosen for you -

A great code word for this time of the year! Interpret the code word to your liking but just remember to keep it Clean and Simple!

Here is inspiration from the DT to help you along

Shana (your hostess)

Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is 

Prize is 5 free digis

Now it is your turn!

From all of here at Addicted to CAS -