Sunday, 17 February 2013

A CAS Bonanza...!


As this title suggests, this is a CAS festival! I am entering his one card into three CAS challenges :) 

The first of which is CAS(E) this sketch - I've been meaning to have a go at this challenge since it started, but alas I haven't managed to until now.  Here is the sketch;

The second challenge is CAS-ual Fridays - the criteria for this week is Black and White plus 1 - my '1' is red.

The third is another entry for CASology.  The cue card is 'Red'.  I know there's more black and white tyhan red on this card, I'm just hoping it still counts!  :)

Finally, here is my card;

Hopefully it's still obvious that it came from the sketch above?!!  I really enjoyed making this card and combining all the challenges - I usually struggle with that!  I'm quite pleased with how it turned out :)  My other half has 'Man Flu' at the moment, hence the sentiment :)  Obviously, it's worse than any cold anyone else has ever had, EVER!  He'll be feeling better soon I'm sure, I hope!

Anyways, I hope you're all enjoying your weekend and thank you, as always, for stopping by and leaving such wonderful, encouraging comments - it means a lot :)

Card:     Paper Mill Direct - White, Black, Red
Stamps: Verve - Hope Blooms
Ink:        Range Perfect Medium
Other:    WOW! - Ebony embossing powder; Tim Holtz - Tattered Florals Die; Spellbinders - Classic
             Edges 2; Craft Concepts - Grunge Dots e/f; pearl; thread


  1. Love this card, Sian! I'm glad someone else made a card for the RED theme that only had a little red. ;-)

  2. Fantastic card - love the pretty flower and the black banner! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology and CAS(E) This Sketch this week, Sian!

  3. I love the details you added to make this CAS card special...the stitching, embossing and crinkled flower are all stunning! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

  4. All lovely accents on your CAS design, just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

  5. Sian, your card is perfect for all three challenges, and that's not always easy to do! I love the stitching in red, and the pretty flower just pops against the black. Gorgeous! (Your comments about the man flu made me true! There's the flu, then there is the "man flu," which is always 100 times worse!) Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

  6. Bold and absolutely beautiful! I LOVE how you added just a pop of red on this...and a gorgeous pop at that! The embossing on the banner is fantastic!
    Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week! :)

    p.s. I sure hope your other half gets over that "man flu" soon! My other half just got done with it and, let me tell ya, sometimes I just have to shake my head!!! LOL!

  7. This is gorgeous! A fabulous take on all three challenges! I love the red stitching and the embossing on the black. Thanks for playing along with CASology and CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  8. Love this card - it is just beautiful!

  9. Its so pretty. I love this.


  10. Stunning card. Love the pop of red.

  11. Gorgeous! love the simplicity of this card, the flower and the color combo :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  12. Great job combining challenges Sian! Loving the bold red and black color combo. So glad you played along with us in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

  13. Oh, girl, you described the "man flu" perfectly. SO much WORSE by far, targeted ESPECIALLY for him!!

    Your card is sensational, Sian! Congratulations to you for the well-deserved HM shoutout from CAS(E)!!

  14. Sian,
    congrats on your honorable mention. This card is stunning! I love the bold graphic colors and composition. the stitching and embossing folder were the perfect finishing touches.

  15. Hi Sian,
    congratulations on your honorable mention! Well deserved!I love the embossed black panel and the red stitching!


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