Friday 6 December 2013

Another attempt at CAS

Good evening folks!

First of all, don't forget to enter my candy here.

Second, apologies if it seems I'm not keeping up with things at the moment... Blogger is being a pain in the backside and refuses to work most of the time! :-(

So, I was trying to think of a card idea for a friend of the family, and I decided to give the whole CAS thing another whirl. I often make what I heard referred to as "clean and layered"  cards last week, but actual white makes me rather nervous.
However, I've seen a lot of cards recently that have little more than a stamped image and a sentiment, and red and white seems to be my colour combo of choice this week, so I decided to give it a try, using one of my new LOTV stamps, which I figured was perfect...

Oh look! It's James again! lol. Normally I like to colour his fur a bit darker, but it was fun to change it up a little and go with a lighter shade for a change. He has his pint of ale and pressie ready too.
I had actually stamped the sentiment straight onto the card, but it shifted on the block and went squint, hence the second panel on top. That is my favourite boys' birthday sentiment at the moment. It seems to go with most male cards. Yay!
I picked the washi tape up at Wilkinsons and it and the card are actually both the same shade of red, but for some reason the picture hasn't come out that way. There also seems to be an odd little shadow just below the tape that isn't actually there... Odd! The pint glass is covered in glossy accents, and looks fab in person!

I hope our friend likes it! I enjoyed making it so much, I made a set of Christmas cards with the same design too! :-)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Addicted to stamps and more - Clean and simple
The male room - food and drink
Papertake weekly - anything goes with the option of CAS
Cards for men - anything goes
Here come the boys - anything goes for the boys

Well, it'll be my first time trying to sell some cards tomorrow... It's only a school fair, so not expecting much, but with luck I'll make my table fee back at least :-)

Have a great one!



An Occasional Genius said...

I love it! Good luck with the fair :-) xx

Sarah said...

Yup, that's definitely CAS Sammy!! James looks rather pleased with his pint too!! Hope the Christmas Fair goes well and fingers crossed that you sell out!! xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous CAS card. Thank You for Playing and sharing your creation with us at Here Come The Boys! Good Luck from Woo, Sharon, Teresa, Donna, Jacky, Ginny, Becky, Mojca, Mandz, Stacey & Helen x

Sue said...

This is a fabulous CAS card Sammy. I love the image and brilliant layout.
I hope you have a good time at the School fair tomorrow.
Sue xx

Louise van Vuren said...

This is cas and cute at the same time, perfect card for our challenge at the Male Room with the food and drink in his hand!Love your design, so much white space (I am always doing that with sentiments too!)Thanks for playing along.

Louise xx

Unknown said...

Cute James, I must go buy him as he is

Sue said...

Fab card and hope your fair goes well have a great weekend huggles Sue xxx

Unknown said...

What a sweet little stamped image and FABulous job on the colouring!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More, we sure hope to see you back again soon :)

Kylie said...

You have created a wonderful CAS card. All that white space makes my heart sing!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

brenda said...

Looks like you nailed CAS beautifully.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Elise said...

This is FABULOUS Sammy!!! Yup, James is such a cutie! Love this!

Sending Warm Hugs,

Darnell said...

Ooooh, goodie, you are getting the kanack of making CAS cards, Sammy! This is adorable! I'll bet the Christmas cards are just as cute!! Well done! Hugs, Darnell

Rocky said...

He's cute. I hope the sale went well.Thanks for joining us at The Male Room.

Jane Savage said...

Fab CAS card, Sammy. I love how you have coloured up James, he looks great. I was always a bit scared of doing CAS too but I'm slowly getting over it :) xx

Craftdee Donna said...

Fabulous CAS card - perfect for the challenge at Here Come The Boys
Thanks for joining in and Good Luck, Donna ☺