Monday, February 4, 2013

ABC Challenges - "Candy Hearts" and Addicted to CAS - Code Word "Heart"

Happy Monday dear friends and followers!  The challenge this week at 'ABC' Challenges is "Candy Hearts".  Aside from chocolate this is one of my favorite treats - the orange ones are my favorite :o).
Here's my Candy Hearts card:
I apologize for the rubbish photo.  The camera seemed to want to focus on the embossing and the words of the hearts are a bit blurred.  I do think you get the idea though - right?
I used a retired stamp from Stampin Up! for my card today. I fussed around with the colors for quite a bit trying to use pastel colors that are more similar to real candy hearts, but the sayings on the hearts didn't show up with the lighter colors, so I ended up going a bit more bright. On the stamp, the hearts are all in a row with a saying underneath, but I found that trying to color them with my markers created a streaky look. So I inked up the stamp and then used the small heart punch to get all the different colors. I was already a bit behind this week in getting my card done, and after all that fussin' around with the colors and stamping and then punching I decided to go with a more simple design and relied on one of my embossing folders to add some texture and detail. I think I'm getting better at this CAS style. But in my case, CAS doesn't necessarily mean a quick card - lol.
And here's the inside (I used some of the left over pieces that I had made to scatter inside):

Will you decide to take the challenge of "Candy Hearts" this week at  'ABC' Challenges?  Hope you like this card and that I've inspired you.  Please go visit the other members of the DT and see the beautiful cards they have prepared for your inspiration.

I am also entering my card in the Addicted to CAS challenge this week where the code word/theme is "Heart".

Til next time... hugs and happy crafting! 


  1. Beautiful CAS card, Love it!
    Thanks for your comment and your visit on my blog.
    Hugs Tamara

  2. Thank you very much for your comment, Danielle. Your candy hearts card is beautiful. Love the clean look with all the bright hearts.
    Inside is decorated beautifully as well.
    Michaela xx

  3. Hi Danielle. "Sweet" card (sorry for the pun!) :) Love your candy kisses - adorable. Great texture from your embossing folder. And love the inside of the card too. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Addicted to CAS, my friend!! Loll xx

  4. CAS is anything but quick for me too, it takes quite some time to come up with a clever CAS design. But I think you nailed it with this card! Sweet and colorful, yet lots of white space, a fantastic design!

  5. Your card has made my mouth water Danielle! I like the way you added some more of the coloured hearts inside the card. Vicky x

  6. I love your card, Danielle! The embossing is perfect, and so are the hearts! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS! xx

  7. Hi Danille super pretty card and love those gorgeous candy hearts looks fab especially with the great embossing. Lovely to see you again at ATCAS.


    1. Hi Danielle. Love the candy hearts. Dont let Marie near them! lol! Great design. Thank you for playing along with the ATCAS challenge.
      Regards Florence xx

  8. This is just fab! I really like embossed detail and those sweet hearts are just delicious!!

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my 52CCT Holly card - much appreciated!


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