Saturday, March 28, 2015

Total Cuteness


Hi everyone.  Time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS.  This time, the challenge is hosted by me!  I chose this fun word ...







I used a super cute stamp from our Sponsor, Create a Smile.  Show us what Cute means to you ... make a CAS (clean and simple) card and join in the fun!

We're so happy to have Birgit (Rapport fran ett skrivbord) joining us as Guest Designer this month. Click HERE to see her "Cute" card, and the cards from the rest of our very talented design team.

For my card, I created a bokeh background. :)  I used a small, damp sponge dauber to add colour and fun.  I saw this done by Christine (owner of Create a Smile) a few years back when we were on the same Design Team (at ATCAS!), and I've wanted to try it since then.  I thought this made a great background to show off this sweet image.

The little penquin in the gift box is paper-layered ... very similar to paper pieced, except each layer is added on top of each other, rather than it being one layer of pieced parts. Hope that makes sense! :)  And I sponged around the outside edges of each piece to give the image lots of depth.

I hope you'll check out the Design Team cards at ATCAS and join in the fun!  See you in the gallery! :)


This also works for the Happy Little Stampers March CAS Challenge - Sponging.  I sponged around the penguin and gift image ... and used sponge daubers for the background.



And this is my second entry into the NBUS Challenge #4 --- this is the first time using this adorable stamp!










Stamps:  Penguin Party (Create a Smile); Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Basic Gray (SU!)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Stitched Mat die (Lil' Inkers), sponge dauber, sponges, white gel pen, crystal effects

Challenges:
ATCAS #60 - Cute
HLS March CAS - Sponging
NBUS #4



29 comments:

  1. Super cute card! Love the colours.
    Elaine

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  2. Really sweet birthday card Loll beautifully coloured

    Anne

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  3. Morning Loll,

    Gorgeous card , love the cute image and the background really sets it off. Beautiful.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Aaaaw . . . he really is a real cutie Loll! Terrific design as usual and amazing colouring! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

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  5. So sweet, Loll. I love this.

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  6. Adorable little penguin! Perfect for the cute challenge!

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  7. That sponge background is fab, and love his glossy nose xx

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  8. Total cuteness is right, Loll! Right down to his shiny beak! Love that background. Bokeh is on my list of things to try.

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  9. Super cute! The little penguin is adorable. x

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  10. This is adorable Loll. Carol x

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  11. Totally made me smile super cute!

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  12. This little penguin is so cute Loll - I love you card! I am excited about your code word this week too....it's one of my favourite type of cards to make:) Hugs xx

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  13. Love your Bokeh background with this cute little penguin and the papers you chose are perfect! Really sweet card, Loll!

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  14. Love your card Barb! So cute and sweet!

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  15. Another great card, Loll! I like your bokeh background - it looks a lot like stenciling but can be a bit more random. Also like your tip about sponging some ink around the edges of the die cut for depth.

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  16. Cool background, Loll ... and such a sweet penguin ... love how his peak is peeking out from the gift wrapping! Anita :)

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  17. You titled this card...correctly because it really is total cuteness!

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  18. Total cuteness indeed, Loll! I adore that sweet penguin! Wonderful background that totally shows off your focal point!

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  19. This is such a cute little penguin stamp Loll and certainly deserved an outing. I love the layering up and the way you have coloured his beak to match in with the pretty background. A beautiful CAS card. x

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  20. Of course I love your Code Word, Lolly, and just adore the card you have made to inspire us! It is cute with a capital C.U.T.E. and your background is fun and perfect!! Thank you so much for playing again in my NBUS Challenge #4!! Hugs, Dolly

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  21. This is just the sweetest Loll.

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  22. Great card... that little penquin is very cute!

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  23. Your paper-layered darling penguin-in-a-box, paired with your bokeh background, IS super cuteness! Smile-making!!
    Hugs~c

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  24. Loll, this is absolutely ADORABLE! The background is fabulous. This card makes me smile! hugs
    jaydee

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)