Saturday, 4 January 2020

Happy 1st Birthday CAS Stencil Challenge ........

Happy weekend ......

I hope your New Year has got off to a great start.
I've spent the last couple of days putting all the Christmas decorations away.  No more twinkling lights, the Christmas trees and baubles are all packed away, well nearly ....... the rooms look so much bigger!

Back to normal now ....... and it's time to get the first CAS Stencil Challenge of 2020 underway.
It's a special one this month ...... it's our 1st birthday!

Our first year has been so much fun, with some great challenge themes which you've all loved.  The gallery looks amazing every month. 

We're kicking off 2020 with Nancy as our host, and as it's a new year the theme for this month is ....... Use A New Stencil

Now that could be ..... a brand new stencil design,  a stencil that's been around a while but is new to you or, one that you've had in your collection for a while but hasn't been used before .... we've all got a few of those!

I've used a stencil that I bought just before Christmas, and this is it's first outing.
I love this fun design and I think it's going to be perfect for so many occasions!

I simply inked through the stencil using different colours of Distress Oxide inks ....... I love how they blend so easily

The speach bubbles are all different sizes, so its a great excuse to use all those little stamps that come on sentiment sets ....... you know, the ones that don't get used very often.  These are from vrious stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp, Mama Elephant, Happy Little Stampers, Penny Black .....

I've kept to a birthday theme but, as I've said, this stencil could be used to say all sorts of things. Would look great in any colour too!

I die cut a stitched rectangle and then cut my stenciled panel to fit inside .......

and finishing off my card with a sentiment stamped on the bottom.
I can see me using this stencil quite a lot I think!

Check out more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and also pop by and see our lovely Guest Designer ..... Arlene (Sundaystamper Papercrafts) who is joining in the birthday fun.

As it's our 1st Birthday there's some prizes up for grabs this month.  Check these out .....

 Challenge Winner - a $25 Gift Certificate for Simon Says Stamp
Random Draw from all the eligible entries - a $25 Gift Certificate for Simon Says Stamp

So ... get those new stencils out!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day, and have a lovely weekend.

Cheerio until next time ......

Products used:
Stencils: Let's Talk (Funky Fossil Designs)
Stamps: Various sentiment stamps
Inks: Distress Oxides - Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Broken China
Others: Wonky Rectangle Dies - CUTplorations by STAMPlorations)


  1. What a great stencil, endless possibilities. I love how you have colours each speech bubble a little differently and blended the inks, the effect is stunning xx

  2. This is so fun!! Perfect for you Linda! I love the blended colours of the speech bubbles and the fun sentiments you've added. This card made me smile!! xx

  3. such a cool birthday card Linda, I love all that ink blending :)

  4. What a super fun stencil Linda, and I love the way you colored it with so many blended colors - AND you have so many fun sentiments that fit perfectly inside the bubbles! xx

  5. Such a fun card, Linda! I love how you blended your inks to create a rainbow of colors...such a great idea for speech bubbles, and your stamped sentiments are fabulous! Barb xx

  6. What a fun card, Linda! I love the colors and all those fun little sentiments!

  7. What a fun new word bubbles stencil, Linda. Love how you used DOX inks and blended your colors. Fun die cut framing for your main image too. TFS and Happy New Year. Hugs..Nancy

  8. This is a giggle card for sure. Love the shading!

  9. A belated Happy New Year Linda.
    This is a great card, love the colour blends. It's a great idea for a stencil and no doubt will be very versatile.
    Avril xx

  10. Such a fun card Linda, love the blending and how you've managed to add sentiments to each bubble, it looks awesome! Another item for the wishlist! Cathy x

  11. What a wonderful card! I love this fun stencil & it's on my wishlist now! The ombre colours look fantastic and you've chosen perfect sentiments for each bubble. Happy New Year:)

  12. How fab to see you inking up one of our stencils, Linda! Love the ink blending and all of the fun sentiments x

  13. Such a fun idea with the stencil and one fabulous CAS card Linda x.


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