Addicted to CAS challenge #5

Morning everyone,

I had to re-check that  it really was time again for the Addicted to CAS challenge. This challenge runs fortnightly.  Where did the weeks go.  I can’t believe it has been two weeks already!

Without further ado I had better get on.  This weeks ATCAS challenge code word is “Heart” and the challenge is being hosted this week by my lovely fellow DT member Loll over in Canada.  If you have not seen Loll’s blog before, do pop over and have a look at the wonderful cards that she makes.

heart logo

Lots of scope as always for this challenge. What does the word Heart mean to you.  Maybe you are in the middle of making Valentine Cards.  Hearts and flowers maybe or a heart shape card. The choice is yours.

For full details of the challenge, to see the amazing inspirational pieces by the DT and to join in the fun please click here.

Ok, I went for sweet “heart” neckline for this weeks challenge and here is my little CAS card.

Copy of DSC_0011

I stamped the dress onto some cardstock, masked it and then spritzed it with some spray inks.  Leaving the mask on I stamped the script.  When it was all dry and the masks removed I coloured the dress and stamped the postage mark.  I then just mat and layered it.  The colours aren’t really true on this.  The card that looks red is really a lovely darkish plum colour but hey ho! Nothing in life is perfect.

That’s about it from me today.
Thank you for calling in.

Florence x


  1. Christine

    Hi Florence,

    This is a beautiful, very female card. And creative way to use the code word.
    The thing I love most about your card is the postage mark. That is my “punctum” – the thing that catches my eye and gets me connected. Good choice!


  2. baileyrosy

    Hiya, I have no Internet !!!! It’s taken me four hours to post one comment !!!!!! love your clever card such a beautiful stamp that and great thinking too. The colouring is so delicate Florence just adorable.



  3. lollthompson

    Hi Florence. A great interpretation of the word heart … love that dress! Your coloring is amazing and the lovely script background really makes the dress pop. Loll xx


  4. Sue

    Hi Florence, I agree the last two weeks seem to have gone so quickly! Love your card, that stamp is so pretty and you coloured it beautifully. Sue x


  5. serendipitydragonfly

    Talk about thinking outside the box Florence…….this is a great take on the code word. Love the dress, background stamping and colours you’ve used.

    Karen x


    1. Florence

      Hi Alison. Hope all is well. I have to tell you. This stamp was given to me by Chica Andaluza for Christmas. She wont mind me saying this but she gave me a whole carrier bag of stamps that she bought at a car boot. I can’t stop playing around with this one. Isn’t it funny. We spend a fortune on stamps and then you have a stamp second hand or from a bargain bucket and it just takes your fancy. Thank you for calling in.
      Florence xx


  6. wlbillings

    Oh I am so happy to see you here. I was not subscribed to this blog and was worried about you. Glad to see you are still posting lovely cards. Jazzy sends a slobber and a tail wag too.


    1. Florence

      HI YA!!!!! Thank you Wendy for calling in. Always lovely to hear from you. Sorry I have not been around much….. since before Christmas really. Hopefully things should get back to normal and I can start crafting and blogging again. Sending hugs to you and to Jazz.
      Florence xxxxx


  7. lynne

    Hello Florence
    If you have noticed an absence in my comments on your Blog let me tell you that I haven’t received any notifications!
    Believe it or not I was planning on dropping you a wee e-mail to see if you were okay. Moments ago I was commenting on the lovely Alison’s Blog and noticed you had left a comment for her.
    So glad all is well with you. Have no idea why I haven’t been receiving any e-mail notifications of your posts.
    Anyway, here I am now to say this is incredibly beautiful and so creative to pinpoint the sweethear necklace.


    1. Florence

      Lynne! Hi!, Lovely to hear from you. Believe it or not I was thinking about you yesterday. Sorry also. I have not been doing my normal blogging. Hopefully in February things should get back to normal. Funny you should mention e.mail notifications. I dont know whether you noticed I recently resubscribed to your blog because I wasnt getting notifications either. A glitch in the system me thinks. Thank you so much for calling in. Always lovely to hear from you.
      Florence xx


  8. Florence

    Sorry forgot to say. Lovely to hear from my old blogging friends. Not that you are personally old but you know what I mean. Thank you so much for joining me over on this blog and for following. Always great to have your company.
    Florence xx


  9. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest

    Happy New Year Florence ~ I have been thinking about you and noticed your absence…now I see why I haven’t gotten any email notifications!
    Congrats on your new blog.
    That pretty dress stamp is among the first stamps I ever purchased way back when, you make me want to get it out and play again. Lovely card!



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