Friday, January 17, 2020

Weekly Winners - Challenge #352 Colors

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's challenge - the first of the new year! 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: #353 - Sketch. You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Monday, January 20 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Challenge #353 - Sketch

Hello crafters! This second week of January brings us a sketch:


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

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


Guest Designer - Vicky


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, January 20, 2020.


Please link your card below. We look forward to seeing what you create!
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Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Challenge #352 - Colors

Hello!  Welcome to a new year of challenges here at CAS Colours & Sketches!  If you are new to us, we are a challenge blog dedicated to the Clean and Simple style of card making, and we alternate each week between color challenges and sketch challenges.  If you have joined in our challenges in the past, we're glad you're here again!

Our Design Team member Karen is our first challenge host of 2020, and here's what she has for us:

Hope your New Year is off to a fabulous start! I know I am ready to get back into a regular schedule! Starting us off this year is a color challenge:


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

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



We are looking forward to continuing our Guest Designer program this year!  Each month, the names of all the Weekly Winners from the previous month are put into a drawing.  One name is selected and that person is invited to be a Guest Design Team member for an upcoming month of challenges.  We're delighted to announce that our Guest Designer for the month of January, selected from our October 2019 Weekly Winners, is Vicky from Crafting Clare's Paper Moments!  We love her clean and simple style, and we are thrilled to have her join us as our Guest Designer this month.  Here's her take on this week's challenge:


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, January 13, 2020



Please link your card below. We look forward to seeing what you create!
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Friday, December 20, 2019

Weekly Winners - Seasonal Challenge #351

Thank you to everyone who got into the holiday spirit with us in last week's challenge! The Design Team loved seeing all of the creative entries!

The intent of our Seasonal Challenge was to have our participants turn our challenges from 2019 into festive cards.  We felt that for our Weekly Winners voting, we needed to focus our attention on the clean and simple cards that best represented the sketch challenge or color challenge chosen by the participants.  With that in mind, here are our Winners, listed in order of entry into the challenge:

#1 - Evgeniya
 

#4 - Jennie Maier
(Jennie deserves an additional round of applause for using a sketch challenge and a color challenge!)
 

Warm and Cozy Holiday card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Lawn Fawn 

#12 - A. Rose
 

#13 - Dawn
CAS Colours and sketches challenge#351 - Any 2019 challenge and make it seasonal I used sketch number #314 and made it into a bauble with nuvo drops around


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



Thank you to all of our challenge participants who played along with us in 2019! We wish all of you a joyous holiday season, and we hope to see you creating with us again in the new year!  Be sure to join us on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 as we start another year of clean and simple color and sketch challenges.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Holiday Greetings!

Hello, everyone!  It's Patricia here, blog manager of CC&S.

On behalf of the CAS Colours & Sketches Design Team, I want to extend our appreciation to our challenge participants for the support you give us by joining in our challenges each week.  We love  seeing your creative takes on our color combinations, sketches, and Timeless Tuesday double challenges.  *YOU* are what keeps our blog going, and we are genuinely grateful for all of you!

We would like to wish the happiest of holidays to all of our participants, and all the best to you in the coming year.  No matter what festivities you celebrate, we hope you will experience the love, happiness, wonder, peace, and magic of this special season.

We are going to be taking a break for a few weeks so that our followers and our design team will be able to spend time with their families and loved ones.  We'll be back for another year of challenges on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.  Until then, keep crafting, and take care!

Friday, December 13, 2019

Winners for Challenge #350 and our Birthday Celebration!

Thank you to everyone who joined in our Birthday Celebration challenge!  We loved seeing all the creative submissions, and we hope that all of you had as much fun as our Design Team did.  Our challenge blog would not be successful without the support of our participants, and we are truly grateful for each of you!

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




CAS Colours Oh Holy Night

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


As we mentioned in our Challenge #350 post, five of our Design Team members have offered prizes.  We've drawn names from our challenge participants, and here are the lucky winners:

From HollyBonnie in Kersey
From JeanneJunebug Creations
From PatriciaLavender House Creations
From SamanthaKaren Ksenzakovic
From WeiMa-Mi

Congratulations!  You five ladies should be on the lookout for an email from the Design Team member whose name is beside yours.  They will be contacting you to find out where to send your prize! 

If you haven't played along with us yet this week, there is still time to join in our current challenge: #351 - A Clean and Simple Seasonal Challenge. You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Monday, December 16, 2019 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Challenge #351 - A Clean and Simple Seasonal Challenge

Hello!  Here at CAS Colours & Sketches we're getting ready for the upcoming holiday season by going back through our challenges from the past 11 months and turning them into seasonal creations.


You can choose to make your seasonal card using any of our color, sketch, or double challenges from 2019.  If you're feeling ambitious, you can even combine one of our sketch challenges with one of our color challenges!  The graphics from all of our challenges can be found by clicking on the Past Challenges tabs at the top of the page. Our usual guidelines for all of our challenges apply to this challenge.  Remember to keep your card clean and simple in style! 

We ask that in your blog post, you note which of our challenges you've used for your card, as our Design Team has done:

Holly - Challenge #342

Jeanne - Challenge #328

Karen - Challenge #332

Patricia - Challenges #347 and #350

Samantha - Challenge #349

Wei - Challenge #305

YoonYoung - Challenge #314

We're excited to announce that we are adding two new members to our Design Team!  Please join us in giving a warm welcome to them:

Julie - Challenge #329

Shannon - Challenge #300


We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our challenge participants throughout the year.  We enjoy creating with you and we love seeing your artwork each week!  

We will be taking a holiday break after this week's challenge so that our challenge followers and our design team can spend time celebrating with their loved ones.  The winners of this week's challenge will be announced on December 20, 2019.  We'll be returning with new challenges on January 7, 2020.

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, December 16, 2019


Please link your card below. We look forward to seeing what you create!
Click here to enter