Monday, 3 February 2014

Tweety love!!!! and my CAS guidelines!!!!

Hiya! I hope you are all having a good Monday!!!! Today I overslept... and I didn't go to bed really late last night! I hate when I wake up, late and I have to get up straight away.. I'm hooked to my snooze alarm! It needs to ring every 10 minutes for at least 1 hour for me to get up in a good mood!  not today, somehow it didn't work! Luckily my day changed when I left home to take Alaia to nursery.. It was  such a beautiful morning in Inverness!!! The Sun was out!!! It didn't last.... two hours later, when I went to pick Alaia up... freezing and sooo windy!!! well, I'm still in high spirits, which is good!

Today I've got a CAS card to show you... 
I really struggle with CAS cards, so hopefully I've done an OK job with it.

I've looked around as I felt I needed some CAS guidelines for me to follow, as I usually over-embellish my cards, so I summarize these little rules:
keep it simple (not a lot of embellishments, BUT a button, a flower a bit of ribbon is OK!)
leave part of the card blank (it still can be covered with paper, but nothing on top)
have a main focus/focus point on the card (this could be an image, or if not using image, the sentiment or a few embellishements, but clustered on one part of the card...)

for all of you out there who are good at CAS cards, please let me know in the comments if there is anything else I should take into consideration.... Thanks!!!

So, on to my card....

I used a 7x5 pink card base.

I left the top of the card blank and put a piece of patterned paper at the bottom. The paper is from 
GCD studios Material Girls collection.

I cie-cut an scallop circle with my Sizzix Scallop circle nesting dies and embossed it with my hearts embossing folder from Tri-boss.

The image and sentiment is called Birdbrain conversation Hearts from "From the Heart". I got it last week and I couldn't wait to use it. It's so much fun! 

I coloured the image with my Promarkers.

I used: Mustard, Buttercup, Antique Pink, Blossom, Leaf Green, Poppy, Pink Mittens, and Pink Carnation and Cool Grey 4 for the red shadowing.

I wanted to make the card mainly in
 Pink, Red and White.

I then fussy cut the image and mounted it on top of the embossed circle with foam pads.

I also used:
"A True love story" washi tape from local shop.
button and ribbon are from my stash (local shops)

That's it! 
I hope you like my  "Tweety" CAS card... 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges (in alphabetical order)

Craft Mojo - Love  (2nd entry)
CAS-ual Fridays #127 - Over the Edge (sentiment banner, ribbon  and image over the edge)
Crafty Boots - Bingo  (Pink, Button, Embossing)
Whoopsi Daisy - Love / Valentines

The Pink Elephant #236

Thank you so much for taking the time to make me a visit! Please leave a comment if you wish with any feedback! and don't forget to follow!

Until next time!


  1. Your CAS card is lovely. It has a nice design with plenty of white space. In CAS, white space means unadorned space. Your embossed die cut is so pretty. I like your fussy cut image. This is a sweet card. Thanks for dropping it by 613 Avenue Create. (I am virtually unable to make any card that is NOT CAS!)

  2. Beautiful love the cute image.
    Thanks for sharing at Lexis.
    Hugs Julie x

  3. Love your clear guidelines for CAS as I struggle with this too! Great card and I love that embossing folder.Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  4. The embossing rocks! Cute Cute Cute, love all the details, sweet and simple. Good luck in The Corrosive Challenge!
    DebbieM - TCC DT

  5. What a fab card, great design, gorgeous, thanks for joining in at Ladybug Crafts Challenge this month. xxx

  6. Cute card & love the sentiment!! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

  7. Love the embossing and off the card look thank you for joining in with us at crafting from the heart and good luck

  8. How adorable!!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  9. Great CAS card. Love all the cute, adorable details with the sweet image! Thank you for joining us this challenge at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges. Good luck! Hope you join us again!

    Amy A~DT

  10. Fabulous card, Mirella! I really like the embossed circle behind the image! It matches the paper beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us at Lia Stampz! :o)

  11.'s me again! Thank you for linking up your lovely card at Jellypark Friends too! :o)

  12. OMG! Your CAS card Is so cute! I think you did a great job. Thanks for playing this week at Simply Create Too!

  13. Fabulous CAS card, gorgeous design and lovely detail. Thank you for joining in the fun with the Crafty Boots Bingo Challenge.


  14. What an adorable card. Perfect for Valentines day. It's so cute and simple. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Make it Monday.

    Rocio -DT

  15. Thank you for entering One sweet challenge. Your card is just 'love'ly. Best of luck.
    Viola, Sweet Pea Stamps Design team member

  16. So very pretty! I love your CAS card! Thanks for playing with us at Jellypark Friends for our Lots of Love challenge!

  17. Hello and Thank You for dropping by and joining my blog. I hope you enjoy my future projects. I seen your list of blog challenge entries but you seem to have forgotten one. Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge blog. ;) We would love to have you join us. You'll find the link on my sidebar. Come check it out.
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  18. Great card thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodle and good luck x

  19. Great card thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart and good luck x

  20. love the funny image!!!!!! very cute!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD on lexi's creations challenge)

  21. This is darn cute! Thank you for sharing your card at One Sweet Challenge. We wish you good luck and hope to see you again. Sylvia, SPS- design team member

  22. So cute and pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.

    Cathy DT Member

  23. Sweet and YUMMY card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  24. Sorry to hear that your day did not start off well - I hope it ended on a high note. Love your CAS card you did a great design and love the very cute image. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It and our CAS challenge. We hope to see you again next time. All the best Meighan DT

  25. SO adorable!! Love this image!! Way cute!! Love that embossing and the colors you used!! Absolutely fantastic!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  26. Wonerful CAS card, love that image! Thanks for sharing with us at Lexis, Susan x

  27. How very cute and LOVEly! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark!

  28. Gorgeous card, I love the fum image and fabulous design.
    Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge.
    Sue xx

  29. Oooh, I love your use of washi on this one! THanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion!

    Hugs, Adina

  30. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Artistic inspirations.
    Louise x

  31. Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  32. Such a pretty CAS in pink! I always struggling on making CAS, but you created a beautiful one!
    Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Wish to see you again next time :)
    Hugs, Mikha

  33. Just popping by to admire your project and thank you for participating in our challenge at Allsorts this week!

  34. A beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe in our Embossing challenge!
    Good Luck!

  35. Such a cute image on a beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspiration on our valentine challenge Hugs Tania (DT) xx

  36. What a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining our Challenge at The Crafting Café this month.

    Hugs Erin DT x

  37. What a sweet little card! It's adorable!
    TFS with us at The Crafting Cafe in our Embossing challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  38. this is wonderful - love that super image - great embossing too! Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place for our Valentines Challenge and good luck! Hugs rachel xx

  39. Mirella this is just gorgeous hun, thank you for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week, best of luck hun xxxx

  40. oh lovely and fun . adore this creation. Thanks for joining us at One Sweet Challenge
    susan s

  41. Such a cute card, love the sweet image. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week. Good Luck!

  42. Very sweet card! Love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion! Hugsxx

  43. Such a great CAS look!!! Love the image and how you have fussy cut it!!! Great embossing as well!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in

  44. Great card..Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place..Hugz Gayle xx

  45. What a lovely cute CAS card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the One Sweet Challenge this month of “love” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stamp Design Team xxx

  46. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for February with your lovely sweet card - hope to see you again soon. x

  47. Lovely card - love the layering and the image. One thing I like on a CAS card is lots of 'white space' which you have achieved. Super!

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe this month, and good luck!



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