Saturday, 25 March 2023

A side of daffodils

Hello, crafting friends!
The Addicted to CAS challenge is back - hooray! We have been waiting for our esteemed leader Kylie to return from her sabbatical and it's great to welcome her back :) Our first Code Word has been chosen by the lovely Jaydee: 

I'm loving all the spring colours at this time of year and I've used them with my new favourite embossing folder and an older classic sentiment stamp to create a CAS spring birthday card.

I positioned the embossing folder off the edge of the card base and then used coloured pencils to colour the flowers. Coloured pencils are probably not the best way to colour the raised flowers but it worked! The sentiment, from Uniko's Simply Said Blocks, was stamped in green, snipped out with the end cut into a flag and popped up on dimensional pads.

So, now it's over to you! Do hop over to the Addicted to CAS blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team. 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 we are a Clean and Simple challenge, so remember to use minimal layers and leave plenty of clear space. We can't wait to see what you make!

Cardz 4 Galz has a Spring Flowers theme so I'm linking up there; I'm also joining in with Seize The Birthday where Nancy has chosen Things in a Garden as her topping.

In the UK, spring comes with sunshine and often quite strong breezes - perfect for hanging the washing out to dry for that meadow fresh feel. Spring also comes with spring showers, so my personal fitness has improved no end with all the running in and out of the garden rescuing the nearly dry laundry from the line! I have a willing little helper of course...

... but oh my! Sorting out the laundry is tiring work!

Sending hugs,


  1. It certainly is lovely out and about, the Daffodils looks to be having a very good season. And you card is oh so elegant Vicky, as they always are.

    B x

  2. Using the ef to partially emboss the design onto the card was a brilliant idea Vicky,a fabulous Spring card,Poor Eva looks absolutely exhausted by her hard work helping with the laundry

  3. Vicky, I love when you said 'new favorite' embossing folder - I am also guilty of having a new favorite every month! But I can totally understand the draw - this one is spectacular [Altenew?] and you've colored it so beautifully!

  4. Another GORGEOUS daffodil card. Absolutely lovely burst of Spring. xxx

    Been doing the same as you regarding the line drying! xxx

  5. Another wonderful springtime card using this embossing folder! You've got me eyeing it!

  6. Another stunning card!!! Love it!!!

  7. A knicker thief methinks hahah.Elsa looks so peaceful after rescuing the washing.What a beautiful spring creation I love how you used the embossing folder off the edge and the colouring is sublime so fresh and springlike.


  8. I love the colors of your two sorts of daffs here!

  9. This embossing folder is amazing - I think I might have to purchase, you've made such a great selection of cards with it. I love the way it adds interest and texture to just the edge of the card here. Gorgeous!


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