Saturday 30 April 2016

Addicted to CAS Challenge #87

Good morning friends, I'm back with details of the latest challenge over at
Addicted to CAS and our wonderfully talented DT member, Anja is hosting this one. 
The codeword she's chosen is 'Plaid' and if I'm honest this one took a while to make. 

I spent so long trying to design my own plaid background but nothing
wanted to work for me so I ended up with a bin full of Duds!!!

Then I found a piece of design paper by Doodlebug in a plaid fashion and
although it covers the whole of the base of the card I've kept the rest
of the design very minimalist so hope it works ok.

The die-cut balloons are from Paper Smooches, The banner die is Sizzix Framelits, 
the sentiment is Happy Little Stampers with the balloon strings from Uniko:
Balloon bash. I couldn't resist a few extra Doodlebug sprinkles for added interest.

It's an anything goes week over at Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge
 so I'd like to head over there with this one as my second entry.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Our sponsor for this challenge is Create a Smile and the lucky winner will
receive a 15Euro gift card to spend in the store.

We also have a guest designer for this challenge; our lovely winner from the last on,
 Shona, of Twinearound
If you've never visited her blog before you are seriously missing a trick and a treat. 
I hope you'll pop along and leave some love and friendly encouragement.

I hope you'll feel inspired to play along and can't wait to see your cards this week.
Don't forget to head over to the main blog where there's links to my fellow teamies
cards and I'm sure they'd love a comment or two if you've time.

Thanks as always for calling by and catch up with you soon.



  1. Hi Sarah! I ended up with a bin full of 'Duds', too! LOVE your patterned paper for your background, and how you placed the balloons on your banner! As always, your CAS design is fabulous!

  2. It may have taken a while but it turned out great! Cara x

  3. What a fun card! Love the layout and the little sprinkles really work so well. x Carolyn

  4. Just awesome, Sarah!!! Your card is so vibrant and energetic!!! Love your take on the plaid challenge!

  5. GREAT design all around! Love the striking colors and use of pattern paper! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  6. Well this card is certainly not a dud! Bright fun card!

  7. Again you inspire!!! Just lovely!
    Do drop by and play Paru's Card Making challenges!

  8. Lovely card, Sarah! Bold solid balloons matching the colours of the plaid pattern make one great focal image! This is gorgeous! - Sweet Kobylkin


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