Tuesday, 16 February 2016


Lots of CAS and case'd cards likely over the next few posts I think!

Have long tried to perfect CAS type cards - mostly because without lots of embellies like flowers and bows they can be posted!  And there's something about minimalist stuff that just at this moment in time appeals to me more than anything else! That's not to say I'll abandon fussy and fancy completely, just that I have a bit of an urge to CASE those clean and simple perfectionists I have long admired. Loll, Birgit, Lisa, Sarah, Hannelie and a host of others too numerous to mention all make CAS look effortless - don't they annoy you?? LOL

Made this card with leftovers of my fave white linen card so shall go across to the Playground to see if they're all behaving themselves in  Miss Di's absence - likely I shall be counting Sarn's grey hairs 'cos I bet there's more than last week......

The wood background stamp is by SU and I used Versafine Smokey Grey ink.
The butterfly MAY have been a freebie - watercoloured and fussy cut after stamping, then lifted with silicone glue to give a bit of dimension.
The sentiment stamp definitely WAS a freebie!
Rounded off the bottom corners and added a few sparklies in different sizes. Job done.

Other Challenges - Sweet Stampin - CAS,  Bunny Zoes - Wings,  OLLCB - CAS, HIMCR- Super Scraps Saturday.

Thanks for looking - have a great day whatever you're doing. x


  1. Hi Mrs K (Mr was looking a very happy chappie on Sunday), a lovely butterfly and CAS card.

    You had better bring a few extra supplies over to the treehouse as there's been quite a run on the bottles I smuggled in.

    B x

  2. Just popped over from the Playground to get a closer look. This is CAS perfection and beautifully put together with that gorgous butterfly xx

  3. Lovely CAS card Viv and love your beautiful butterfly


  4. LOVE that sentiment Viv . . . and the card overall . . . you've certainly nailed the CAS style, so no need to be annoyed any longer!

    I hear Brenda has some Prosecco carefully hidden for us!

    Thanks for coming over to the Playground.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. And it's a 10 from me Viv! Love your CAS card, but I do know what you mean about them being hard to do .........and everyone elses always looks better! Anyway yours looks good to me...love the random sparkles.

  6. Stunning card Viv... I cannot do these CAS cards ... Look fabulous when other people do them....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  7. Beautiful card Viv, love that soft woody backdrop and the gorgeous butterfly!
    Val x

  8. A beautiful card Viv, the words are lovely.
    Yvonne xx

  9. Gorgeous CAS card Viv and love the colours of the butterfly.

    Kath x

  10. Love your card Viv, its a lovely CAS, I really struggle to do CAS although I am really drawn more and more to the style.


  11. This is just beautiful. I love the colour of the butterfly and those strategically placed gems and sizing make it so wonderful with that little glimpse of the wood.

  12. Love this, Viv! It's about time you added your name to that list of CAS experts!

    Lynne x

  13. Love the fab design,this is just gorgeous.xxx

  14. Beautiful card in every way.Hope you are well.xx

  15. Gorgeous CAS card Viv, it's so pretty, thank you for playing with Sweet Stampin'. Hope you can join our next challenge too :)

    Love and hugs

  16. I so admire CAS cards, but I'm going through phases as for my own cards, I'm a bit all over the place... LOVE what you did here, looks like one of those effortless cards which I know they're probably not.

  17. Such a pretty card Viv, a gorgeous butterfly and lovely sentiment.

  18. So gorgeous Viv.Beautiful design and i love the pretty butterfly ;D

    xx coops xx

  19. This is simply beautiful Viv, I think you do CAS very well. I really would like to buy that wood stamp (maybe I will after weeks and months of consideration!). I am going to check the blogs of CAS perfectionists you mentioned, in return, have you seen Susan ( http://simplicitybylateblossom.blogspot.co.uk/ )? She is a CAS superstar that I love. Looking forward to the next CAS creation xx

  20. Hmmm ... I started typing and it disappeared. Hopefully you don't get two messages from me. :)

    This is CAS perfection Viv! You have nailed it. I love the mix of elements that add in some fun mixed media as well. That watercoloured butterfly is absolutely gorgeous and the star of your card. Fussy-cutting and popping it up makes it shine even brighter. And that beautiful wood grain backdrop is just perfect. xx

  21. You did an excellent job with your CASlicious butterfly snippets card, Viv! You certainly stole my CAS-loving heart with it!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

  22. A fabulous CAS card Viv. I love the wood stamp behind the pretty butterfly and the sentiment is just perfect.
    Jean x

  23. wow--you did a wonderful job with this card---it is Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR blog!

  24. This is a lovely card. I like the fancy look of the butterfly with the stark beauty of the wood grain.


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