Tuesday, 29 January 2013


Hope you will forgive the lateness of my post for our winners. I haven't had electricity for over 2 days now and have made a mad rush down to the Fire Station (where I am a volunteer) to stash my frozen goods in the freezer and get up to date with some blogging!!

What a massive turnout we had for our Embossing challenge! Wow - such amazing entries! I KNOW that our host for that challenge, Karen, had a massive headache trying to sort out her favourites.

So, without further ado, here are our

(in numerical order)



Congratulations ladies!! You can now grab your badge from the tab at the top of the page. Well done!

and our 


and winner of the amazing prize from Uniko Studios is

Congratulations, Sientje! Here is what Karen had to say about your card -

"It was so hard to pick my CAS perfectionist as there were so many gorgeous entries for this challenge. However Sientje's entry stood out from all the others with her dramatic red and white scheme. The white embossed poppy flower over the three shades of red was stunning. CAS at it's very best."

Sientje, please email me at kyliepurtell@gmail.com within 5 days to claim your prize! Please take your badge from the tab at the top of the page for your blog xx


Don't forget we have our latest challenge HERE


Hope you will join us xx

Saturday, 26 January 2013


Welcome to our latest challenge at Addicted to CAS. First of all, thank you to all that entered our last challenge - Let's get embossed!! Karen provided us with a fabulous code word ... and we had an amazing amount of entries. The CAS PERFECTIONIST, Top 3  and Facebook Show{CAS}e will be announced on Monday - so stay tuned!!
The code word for this fortnight challenge has been chosen by Loll. What a GREAT code word! 

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's the perfect time to create cards for that special someone.  Or maybe time to send a friend a reminder of how much they mean to you.

Hearts are everywhere in the crafting community ... we even have it as part of our logo! Hope you'll show us your hearts and join in our fun challenge.

How will you interpret our code word? We love to see creations that think outside the box.

will be awarded to the CAS PERFECTIONIST

To be eligible to win the prize above, please follow the rules here.
Remember to use the code word for your inspiration and keep your creations Clean and Simple

We have Andrea from Annabelle Stamps contributing inspiration for you this week!

Here are the Design Teams's cards to inspire you!

Loll (using Sponsor embellishments)


Saturday, 12 January 2013

Hello 2013! Let's get embossed!

Welcome to our first challenge here at Addicted to CAS for 2013. We all hope you are well and ready to get cracking on your CAS cards!
Hosted by the amazing, Karen, our Code Word this fortnight is
We have an awesome sponsor again for this challenge. Please let me introduce you to

Uniko Studio is a small company based in the North East of the UK. Uniko Studio specialises in surface pattern design & clear stamps for the hobby market.
Uniko Studio will feature high quality photopolymer stamps designed & manufactured here in the UK, and if things go well we will branch out into other crafting supplies.
Since starting & graduating from Cleveland College of Art & Design, with a first class honours (BA) degree in Textiles & Surface Pattern Design I knew that my new path in life would be a creative one. Since a young girl I have been creative & I have enjoyed the hobby of making cards for as long as I can remember! During the final stages of my degree I focused my projects on designing clear stamps for the hobby market with a clear focus of starting the company once I graduated.
So here I am.. Uniko Studio! I hope you will join me on this adventure & enjoy the NEW stamp designs from Uniko Studio.
Beverley has been kind enough to offer a fabulous prize -

This gorgeous digital collection is up for grabs AS WELL as your choice of 3 x digital paper collections!!!
To be in the running to win this wonderful prize, please do not forget to check our challenge rules HERE.
Please use the Code Word provided for your inspiration and remember to keep your project Clean and Simple. Now, how are you going to use embossing on your project? Will it be dry or heat or both? We can't wait to see what you come up with.

Now here is your inspiration from the DT

Beverley from Uniko Studios

Karen (using Sponsor Image)

First card using Sponsor Image