Sunday, 20 September 2015

Brighter Days

Hello, friends. I made a CAS card! Not an accident, but a deliberate act that took me hours complete. I know it is supposed to be simple, but I wrestle with the beast called CAS and usually end up bruised and demoralised. Yesterday, I entered the ring again and... survived!

I'm using Clearly Besotted April Showers stamps and coordinating die. For the umbrella I used Memento Bamboo Leaves and Rich Cocoa. For the rain drops I used Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. The sentiment is also from April Showers, stamped on to a die-cut label also by Clearly Besotted.

I circular embossed panel is a left-over bit from another card.... which you will see next week. I inked it up with Peacock Feathers and adhered the centre piece on to the card base with foam tape.

CAS(E) This Sketch #141
CAS Colours & Sketches #142: Colours
CAS-ology #164: Umbrella


I'm off to bed's frightfully late. We have a full day tomorrow: Church, lunch... and a concert in the evening. Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful Sunday.



  1. This is so pretty-love the colours and the textures! We had a very rainy weekend last weekend. Today was supposed to be rainy but we had hardly anything. Thankfully much cooler weather. I love the swirly parts on the lettering:)

  2. Wow stunning, you have cracked CAS ! Perfection. Have a great Sunday xx

  3. CAS is one of life's mysteries to me too Asha, you are quite right they DO take ages to put together!! Yours is fabulous and I hope I can think about such a fab design when the need arises!! xx

  4. Hi Asha, hope all is well with you. You rocked CAS here and no extra stitching etc, adore it. Have a fun Sunday xx

  5. Funny that CAS always seems to take longer than multi layered cards! Anyway well done you for persevering, love you card. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

  6. I am with you on the CAS cards, so difficult for me too. Yours is fabulous, like the checked pattern on your circle and your paper piecing. Hugs, Donna

  7. Such an awesome CAS creation Asha, I am never happy when I do CAS creations but yours is awesome.

  8. Hi Asha, a gorgeous CAS design, love your image and colours too, Kate x

  9. Beautiful CAS card Asha..loz

  10. This CAS card is absolutely STUNNING my friend!! I love how you've put this together and I completely understand that it's not always so "easy" to do CAS! :) HUGS

  11. I've been away on holiday and I've just finished looking through the cards you've made while I was away. Loved Peanut. And such a gorgeous shabby chic card.
    And then you've gone totally CAS! Well done, they're not as easy and quick to make as they look like, I totally agree. But it turned out great!

  12. Asha, your card turned out really cute! I'm glad you decided to give CAS another try. Thanks for sharing your card with us at CC&S!

  13. You not only survived your bout with CAS - this is a knockout! Gorgeous colour combo and I love the texture on the circle. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  14. I love your card. You did great with the CAS design.

  15. Love your CAS Asha, very pretty, great job :)

  16. you know Asha
    this is a winner card
    perfect CAS
    perfect color
    and the embossed in circle is I LOVE MUCH
    will CASE you idea
    believe me this is a winner card on those challenges
    hugs, Monika
    (Asha with CAS card is not so often but if you did it is WINNING CARD)

    1. your card won as HM
      my prediction was not wrong Asha
      yeah happy for you and your CAS card
      so adorable Asha

  17. I love the subtle patterns on you image and BG! beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining Casology this week!

  18. Awesome design Asha, I just love this design as I love CAS but totally and utterly agree it can take many hours sometimes to get it right..I've done that many a evening.. but it's definitely worth it for sure. Amazingly beautiful and the april showers CB stamps are fabulous.

    Well done my crafty buddy xx
    Missy Pink - The Crafty Pink Girl xx

  19. Your CAS card has turned out really well and such a good use of our CC&S challenge colours. Stef x

  20. This is so pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  21. Beautiful CAS card. I really struggle with these and run at the sight of all that left over white space! You survived!

  22. Yes, bruised and demoralized captures some of our crafting attempts to a "t"...that's how I feel when I try water-colouring! Grrr....You survived round two wonderfully: such a pretty umbrella and your translation of rain is brilliant! I think you've emerged a CAS-winner!


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