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Addicted to CAS, code word GREEN


I hope you all have a nice Saturday and can find some craft time and to join us over at Addicted to CAS! Our challenge word this time is green, and I love it! Green is one of my favorite colors.

Our Hostess for this challenge is the lovely and creative Vicky, and our guest designer is Birgit Edblom, an extremely talented card maker and a fellow countrywoman of mine. 🙂 Don’t forget to visit her blog and be amazed!

There is a really good price in it for the winner as well, our sponsor is Scribbled designs and the winner gets THREE images!

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Over to my card, I use distress ink and a stencil to make the background, then I colored the balloon with distress ink as well. When I was starting out with paper crafting I didn’t have so many craft supplies as I do now, and I used to color everything with distress ink and a sponge. I think you can get a really good result with a limited stash of craft supplies. …But why risk it, right? :- ) I used a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp as my balloon string. I have had my eye on this stamp set for a while but it has always been out of stock when I bought thing from Simon Says Stamp, but now I finally have this set in my stash! I resist my urge to use my Wink Of Stella on the balloons, I love that pen and tend to use it on everything…… I forgot to take a photo of the inside of the card, but I stamped Happy Birthday with the handwritten borders stamp ( same as the Hello on the outside ) to tie everything together.

Thanks for stopping by and we would love if you came over and played with us over at Addicted to CAS!!

Happy Birthday card by Joanna Harty, lawn fawn and simon says stamp.. More information over at www.hartybyheart.com

Happy Birthday card by Joanna Harty using Lawnfawn and Simon Says Stamp. More information over at my blog, www.hartybyheart.com

Challenges : Simon Says Stamp613 avenue, Happy Little Stampers


  • Stampset – Lawn Fawn, Admit one, Simon Says Stamp, Handwritten Borders
  • Stencil from Panduro Hobby
  • Black ink – Versafine Onyx Black
  • Distress ink – Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters
  • Cardstock –  Neenah Solar white
  • Foamtape

Distress challenge over at Addicted to CAS!


Time flies and it’s time for a new challenge over at Addicted to CAS! This time it’s all about distress and our hostess is the founder of Addicted to CAS,  Kylie! She is truly talented and make amazing cards and above that she is such a sweet person!

Hello die from Mama Elephant, bg created with distress ink and a stencil. For more information, check out my blog, www.hartybyheart.com

Our guest designer this month is Ellen, don’t forget to check out her blog and be amazed by her cards!

The sponsor for this challenge is Uniko Studio and the price is a£15 E-Gift Certificate to use on their website! Yay!uniko-logo


Over to my card, I used a stencil and two colors of distress ink to create the background, I cut out the Hello with a die and stamped the sentiment twice. I first stamped it with black ink, then I stamped it slightly offset with the same color distress ink as I used for the background to create a shadow effect. I ahered the fron panel on some black cardstock, and put everything on a standard size top fold card and then the card was done! Now it’s your turn to play! 🙂

Hello die from Mama Elephant, bg created with distress ink and a stencil. For more information, check out my blog, www.hartybyheart.com



Challenges : Simon Says Stamp, The pink elephant


  • Die –  Mama Elephant Hello
  • Stencil – Donna Downey Studios #922092
  • Stampset – Simon Says Stamp, You can do anything
  • Distress ink – Peacock feathers and Tumbled glass
  • Cardstock – Neenah Solar white 110lb and black cardstock Panduro Hobby
  • Versafine Onyx black ink