Tuesday 8 November 2016

Addicted to CAS - Challenge 100 - 'Monster'

Determined to join in with Addicted to CAS where the theme is 'Monster' right now,  I spotted an unused set of 'monster' stamps here in one of the NBUS boxes - so it would have been rude not to play really!
I used:

- 5" x 7"white card blank, tent style

- piece of slightly smaller white card, embossed using one of the Cuttlebug 'Coolio' set of four embossing folders and glued onto the card front

- a stamp from the Woodware 'The Blimps' set, stamped onto white card stock using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and coloured using Pro markers

- then I die cut a 'Polaroid' frame using the Lil' Inkers 'Instant Camera' die 

- stamped the words 'Selfie time' using  Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a stamp from the 'Good to be Bad' set by Clearly Besotted

- then positioned the image how I wanted it behind the frame with one arm 'out of shot', trimmed it to size and stuck it in place using very narrow red line tape

- added the frame with image to the card front

- finally glued a couple of goggly eyes in place

I quite like the 'outer space' feel of the embossing folder - cue spooky Martians music :)


  1. Brilliant monster card, Di. I love how you've put him in the Polaroid frame and the embossing folder you've used is perfect. xx

  2. How cute Di and I can see what you mean about the alternative feel to the embossing folder and it goes beautifully with your cute little green man, and great googly eyes too. x

  3. :) cute card and I love the lil monster !

  4. Such a cute monster and I love your embossed background! Really fun card, Di! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  5. What a perfect combo of image, frame, sentiment and embossing folder, it looks as if it was all originally designed to go together. Lovely card, and your little monster is incredibly cute

  6. Hi Di, a great card for a young fellow, monsters are always a little bit of fun! Have a great week, hope your back has settled down again... Megan

  7. What a great make and super fun Di. Hope you are packed ready as I picked up a couple of really cheap air tickets last night so no reason not to get away (I wish).

    B x

  8. Love the eyes on your monster Di, dare I say he's so cute too.

    Sue xx

  9. ha ha ha ha . . . what a cute Monster card Di. I just love this one! Brilliant embossing folder to go with the "photo" too!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  10. Cute CAS monster card, Di.
    Em xxx

  11. This really is a great fun card Di. Love your spotty monster and a lovely embossing folder. Barb xx

  12. That monster looks like he's got the pox. I'd be careful if I were you!

    1. Too funny - and it hurts to laugh you little scallywag PJ!!!

  13. Love the textured mat it's so quirky perfect background for your alien. XOXO

  14. Ah ah ah, really cool!!! :D Love this CAS, the " coolio" embossing matches so well with the selfie of this alien! Such a brilliant card!! The googling eyes look very fun!

  15. That is a cool outer space e/f, just perfect for your measley monster, Di! Brilliant touch placing his eyes a skew!! (He takes a better selfie than I do!!) Thinking of you! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  16. Hi Di,
    what a very lovely card, and wonderful embossing.
    I love your very cute monster.
    Now who could be scared of him.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  17. Brilliant card, great EF and a fab little monster image.

    Kath x

  18. Oh boy that made smile, and the embossed goes so well xxx

  19. Such a fun card...love those eyes. Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

  20. Another fab card, Di. The monster stamp and the embossing folder are great fun. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  21. Eeek! This is just adorable!! That embossing folder is perfect for your little monster selfie, and the bright colors and googly eyes are a great focal point with all the white background. This just makes me giggle!

  22. NBUS 'boxes'... how many do you have!!!
    Cute card, Di. X


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