Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Challenge #298 - Sketch

Hello!  It's time for our first sketch challenge of the month, brought to you by Patricia.  Check it out:


A while ago I was browsing online for ideas and found this card, which totally inspired today's sketch.  I always like the look of scallops even though I don't use them often on my cards, so I thought this would make a good challenge!  The sketch is designed for an A2 sized card (4.25" x 5.5"), but you can stretch it to a landscape-oriented rectangle if you'd like.  Of, if you prefer to create square cards, you may manipulate it into a square.  You could also rotate the sketch on its side or move the placement of the sentiment.  The important thing is that you keep the idea of a scalloped line stretching across the card. 

Our design team has created the following cards to inspire you:

Patricia

Beverley


Guest Designer -  Izzy


Our challenge requirements are listed in the Challenge Rules tab. Please read them carefully before linking your card. Happy crafting!


Challenge End Time: 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Monday, November 19, 2018

Friday, November 09, 2018

Weekly Winners - #296 Double

Oh, we had a great turnout for a DOUBLE! Thank you to everyone who participated!!

The Design Team has chosen the following cards as our Weekly Winners.  In order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:



Awesome job, everyone! Please feel welcome to copy our winners' badge and display it on your blog:



If you haven't played along with us yet this week, there is still time to join in our current challenge: #297 - Colors. You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Monday, November 12, 2018 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Challenge #297 - Colours

Welcome to the start of a new month of challenges at CAS Colours & Sketches!  If you're new here, we hope you'll join in the fun and creativity.  If you're returning to our challenge blog, we're glad you're back. 

Patricia is our hostess for the month of November.  It's autumn here in North America, so we're kicking things off with a challenge inspired by colours you might find in nature this season - blue sky, and purplish-red and yellow leaves. 


For our colour challenges, you must use all of the stated challenge colours.  You may also use neutral colours such as white, ivory, black, grey, brown, or metallics; however, the challenge colours should be the most noticeable ones featured on your card.  You may not include any other colors on your card.  We use Stampin' Up colour names for reference, but you are welcome to use any other companies' products as long as you match the challenge colours as closely as possible.

Our design team has created the following cards to inspire you:

Patricia

Beverley


Our November Guest Designer has a definite talent for creating fabulous CAS cards and we feel certain you'll enjoy seeing her artwork here!  Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Izzy, who blogs at Izzy Scrap!  Here is her card using this week's colors.  Isn't it adorable?



Our challenge requirements are listed in the Challenge Rules tab. Please read them carefully before linking your card. Happy crafting!


Challenge End Time: 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Monday, November 12, 2018


Friday, November 02, 2018

Weekly Winners - Sketch Challenge #295

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's challenge!

We loved seeing what everyone created! The Design Team has chosen the following cards as our Weekly Winners.  In order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:


Awesome job, everyone! Please feel welcome to copy our winners' badge and display it on your blog:



If you haven't played along with us yet this week, there is still time to join in our current challenge: #296. You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Monday, November 5, 2018 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Challenge #296 - The Double

Hi folks! Karen & Patricia are teaming up to bring you this month's Timeless Tuesday challenge. We've paired up a previous sketch challenge with a lovely retired-colors palette. Take a look:


For our colour challenges, you must use all of the stated challenge colours.  You may also use neutral colours; however, the challenge colours should be the most noticeable ones featured on your card.  We use Stampin' Up colour names for reference, but you are welcome to use any other companies' products as long as you match the challenge colours as closely as possible.

Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when creating your card.  

Our design team has created the following cards to inspire you:

Karen
 

Beverley


Our challenge requirements are listed in the Challenge Rules tab. Please read them carefully before linking your card. Happy crafting!


Challenge End Time: 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Monday, November 5, 2018


Friday, October 26, 2018

Weekly Winners - Colour Challenge #294

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's challenge!  A lot of lovely cards were created  using our challenge colors.  Unfortunately, a few entries that did not follow our Challenge Rules had to be eliminated from the Design Team's Weekly Winners voting.  Due to the limited number of submissions, we have only three Weekly Winners this time, and in order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:





Nice work, ladies!  Please feel welcome to copy our winners' badge and display it on your blog:



If you haven't played along with us yet this week, there is still time to join in our current sketch challenge: #295.  If you entered our Design Team call last week, you must also participate in this week's challenge so that we can see your work in both colour and sketch challenges.  You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Monday, October 29, 2018 to link your card to the challenge post.  We'd love to have you join us!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Design Team Call and Challenge #295 - Sketch

We are looking for some new members
to add to our Design Team!

Our blog is dedicated to creating greeting cards in the Clean and Simple style of crafting, alternating between colour challenges and sketch challenges. Design Team responsibilities include designing cards for our challenges and sharing them on your own blog, commenting on challenge entries and voting for our Weekly Winners each week, and acting as our host and creating challenge ideas for at least one month during the year.

If you would like to be considered for a position on our team, you must have participated in last week's colour challenge and this week's sketch challenge so that we can see your work in both types of challenges. Please add the letters "DT" after your name when you link your cards for the two challenges, and make sure that your cards follow our Challenge Rules. Applicants will be contacted during the month of November.  Our new members will join us as our Guest Designers in December and start on the team full-time in January 2019.

Hello, Bev here!

October is another multi-hostess month and this week I am your hostess and have this fun sketch to inspire your clean & simple card making...


Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when creating your card.  

Our design team has created the following cards to inspire you:

Beverley

Guest Designer - Maja



Unfortunately for us, Cathy is resigning from our Design Team.  We will miss her and her cheery cards!  We wish her the best and hope she will join in with our challenges when she is able. 

Our challenge requirements are listed in the Challenge Rules tab. Please read them carefully before linking your card. Happy crafting!


Challenge End Time: 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Monday, October 29, 2018