Saturday 30 April 2022

Friendly Anemone

Hello, crafting friends!
Happy Saturday and welcome to a brand new challenge at Addicted to CAS! We have the talented Ceal at the helm for the next couple of weeks and I love the word she has chosen to inspire you with:

One of my favourite cards to make is a friendship card because who doesn't love happy mail from a crafting pal?! I've gone super CAS for this card using my new favourite colour and a current favourite stamp set.

Using a stamping platform and a good thick card base, I stamped one of the flowers from WPlus9's Modern Anemones in Stampin' Up's Fresh Freesia ink. I used a black water-based marker to ink up just the centre of the flower and stamped again. The sentiment was stamped over the top, slightly overlapping the outline image. To complete the card, I cut a coordinating piece of card stock and glued it to the bottom of the card front, scored a line above it and added some pretty, iridescent sequins.

Okay, so now it's your turn to celebrate friendship! Do hop over to the Addicted to CAS blog to check out all the spectacular samples the design team has made to inspire you. You'll find the Linky Tool at the bottom of the post and you can use it to share your own creation with us. Don't forget to keep your card nice and clean and simple with lots of clear space, and have fun!

I'm linking this card up at the Retro Rubber Challenge where I've gone for the middle row on the tic tac toe board Flowers/Dry embossing/Bling, and the stamp set I used was released in 2017.

Eva has many human and canine friends but she also has little friends she likes to carry about.

Lion Friend is one of the more recent. She often chooses to bring him along when someone comes through the front door and she hurries to greet them.

Sending hugs,


  1. So elegant Vicky and a lovely card to receive. Our 'baby' loves to have a friend in tow most of the time, the older girls just sit and watch as if to say "grow up".

    B x

  2. That’s really stunning in its CAS-ness. A perfect example of less being more!!! I love it xxx

  3. A very beautiful CAS card!!! And how nice Eva is to her cuddly toys. Our Kaito only takes his stuffed animals to fight with them... *laughs* Gundi

  4. Beautiful colours and layout,the stamped image is timeless

  5. Lovely happy mail Vicky, and Eva’s Lenny the lion made me smile too ;) xxx

  6. Such a beautiful and elegant card Vicky. Love it.

  7. Wow, Vicky, this is such a perfectly CAS card - so very lovely and elegant. Love these colors together! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

  8. My little Bailey always greets someone with something in his mouth he especial loves his cloth bone and gets into a fit of panic if he can't find it when visitors arrive . Beautiful CAS creation I'm loving your new favourite colour and the simple elegance of this card.


  9. What an amazing CAS card for a friend! Lovely card using our Tic Tac Toe at Retro Rubber! Thanks for playing along with us!

  10. Such an elegant card. I love Eva's lion! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT


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