It’s CAS at Cute Card Thursday!

Hello friends!  I hope you’re having a great week so far!!  I had forgotten to give updates on the “bird nest” situation, but actually the last time we had checked, the baby bird hopped onto the roof next door and the mother bird was chirping at us and then the baby took off and flew away!  We never were able to get any more photos.  I think there was just that one baby bird that survived.  Now we have the empty nest in the tree.  We think another bird may be trying to build on it, but we don’t see anything.

Today is Thursday which means it’s time for a brand new Cute Card Thursday Challenge!!  The theme for this week is CAS (clean & simple)  Our sponsor is All Dressed Up, so be sure to play along for your chance to win!

Here’s my take on the challenge:


I have used this really cute image kindly donated by our sponsor called Dreaming of Summer.  I love the “dreamy” pose she has!  I thought she would look so cute propped up over a fence, so I made one for her!

**Sometimes, CAS puzzles me as to the “definition” of what it TRULY is.  To me, it is a bit different to some than others.  I feel it to be more like an “art term” where everything is subjective in it’s form and if I have to think about it TOO much, I’m not being “me” and having my fun with it…so I just create weather it is considered simple or not.  🙂  For me, this seemed like a CAS design.**

First, I colored up the image and then stenciled on some clouds behind her.  I took a craft knife and cut out just the bottoms of her elbows.  I stamped another panel with a woodgrain stamp in gray colored ink and then used a punch with a sharp point to create the “planks” for the fence.  I sponged around the edges with more gray ink and then I tucked the fence panel underneath her elbows and attached it to the image panel.  I cut out these pieces with a stitched rectangle die and layered that onto a piece of black cardstock that was layered over an A2 top folding white card base.  Lastly, I added the die cut “hello” with black cardstock in the corner.


Here’s a closer look at the coloring I’ve done on this image.  I’ve colored her in with Copic markers and then for the tiny butterflies, bees and flowers around her, I’ve used some metallic gel pens to color them with.  You can see the shimmer on them.

I’ve also taken some liquid pearls to place some dots around her as well.  I thought it made her look a bit more whimsical.

You can also see where her elbows are lifted up over the fence panel too.


Thanks so much for stopping by!!  See you soon!!

Challenges for this card:

  1.  All Dressed Up Challenge – Anything Goes + ADU image
  2. Craft Rocket – Summer is Coming
  3. Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies
  4. Crafting From the Heart – Anything Goes
  5. Crafty Creations – #392 Anything Goes

22 thoughts on “It’s CAS at Cute Card Thursday!

  1. Beautiful CAS card. Love your coloring and the way you created the fence!
    xxx Margreet


  2. I have gorgeous butterflies coming across the fence from my neighbor’s house everyday!! Sure wish this delightful cutie lived there, too!! Sensational card, Vicki!


  3. What a gorgeous CAS card Vicki! I love that sweet image and you’ve colored her beautifully and WOW the fence you created is awesome!!
    Hugs, Tammy


  4. Oh my your fence and little elbows are just genius. I would think this is fairly CAS but either way, this is simply gorgeous all around.


  5. Vicki, she is so precious! The little pearl dots were the first thing that caught my eye, and I adore the way you have her elbows over the fence! As always, your coloring is perfection! Thanks for sharing!!!


  6. I love your coloring this cute Image Vicki so so sweetttt
    and love the fence too
    great scene I love it
    and I am so sorry I am not visiting blog land for long time
    I learn Italian now…and learn many new words is not easy to make cards too …little mojo (LOL)
    I am so happy if you like to visit me back sweet lady
    big hugs


  7. Very sweet! You always color hair so well! This is wonderful! I also have noticed that some have a very narrow idea of what CAS is. I think yours is, too.


  8. This is just precious with the perfect amount of sparkle with that cute image! Love the fence and all those bitty butterflies flying around her. Cute as can be!!


  9. Absolutely too cute – the girl has such a dreamy look,and then her elbows over the fence, genius. Love the little butterflies, adds tat final touch.


  10. The definition of CAS is a mystery to me. What a beautiful card and your colouring as always is amazing. Super cute and adorable image x.


  11. Hi vicki! So elegant and just a charming card! I spied this (SCS? IG?) and loved it there, too! I’m glad the mama birdie took her baby and they are doing what birdies do! Hugs!


  12. Beautiful card and your colouring is gorgeous, the shading so soft and subtle yet perfect.
    Gorgeous colouring and a great design. You’ve put some really nice dies to use on your lovely creation.
    Thanks for joining us at the All Dressed Up Challenge blog, good luck and I hope you’ll be back again soon.
    Marilyn S


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