Saturday 13 March 2021

You'd better shape up!

Hello, crafting friends!

Happy Saturday and welcome to a brand new challenge at Addicted to CAS. Raga has chosen a fun code word for the next two weeks:

There are SO many different ways to go on this one! I immediately thought of using a favourite Uniko stamp, Background Blocks Arts Décoratif, and have made a masculine birthday card with it.

This stamp is more than capable of carrying a card on its own! I stamped it directly onto a card base, using Memento black ink, and coloured the shapes with coloured pencils, using soft natural hues. The sentiment is from Uniko's Simply Said Blocks, stamped and snipped out. I added one grey enamel dot to contrast with all those angular lines.

So now it's your turn! Pop over to the Addicted to CAS blog where you will be blown away by the inspiration from the rest of the team and from our special guest Elaine Place. You can link up your card there too when you're ready - but don't forget to keep your card nice and CAS!

I've used the beautiful soft colours at The Color Throwdown challenge and am also linking up at Make My Monday where the theme is Masculine Birthday.

I'm well known for my exaggerations in my family - "It's absolutely filthy" is likely to mean there's a slight mark on it for example, or "You must be pretty well starving" translates to "You've only had three sandwiches and a few cakes." I was in the kitchen putting the shopping away yesterday evening while my eldest son was preparing himself a snack, and I looked at the clock. "Good grief, it's 9 o'clock!" I said. "How did that happen?!" My son gave me a sideways look. " I know," he said. "It's practically midnight!"

Sending hugs,


  1. The geometric stamp and your choice of colours make this a fabulous masculine card,love the clean lines and sentiment

  2. Excellent masculine card. Like the colour scheme.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. Where you talking to me with that blog title Vicky?? LOL You're not wrong - I do need to get rid of this Lockdown Lard I have accumulated!!
    I really like this card - it's just simple (not that I'd have thought of it!) and perfect! x

  4. Simply effective Vicky! I love the color palette you used on your card. Perfectly CAS!

  5. Love how you have placed the wonderful stamp Vicky, Super colourway for a masculine card and with pencils too? Great work.
    Faith x

  6. wow, such a unique creation of using these metric effects, Thank you for playig with us at MMM

  7. Sorry but I don't need a man. Great use of the stamp and a lovely choice of colours, great touch with the dot.

    Kath x

  8. Love your wonderful CAS card! Really fantastic work!

  9. Love the card.....sounds like mother like son!!! lol

  10. This is beautifully done. I love that stamp. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

  11. This is gorgeous, love the softness of your colouring and that single enamel dot. Perfect xx

  12. The stamp really is enough of a feature for the card, Vicky xoxo

  13. Such a fun geometric design! Love your take on the throwdown colors and am happy you were able to join us this week!

  14. I LOVE how you used the colors! That stamp is pretty awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Throwdown this week!

  15. This geometric deco art pattern is perfect for a masculine card, Vicky! Beautiful coloring with your pencils, too!

  16. Great design and layout idea ~ We tend to exaggerate in out family as well, and it's good for a laugh :)


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