Thursday, February 04, 2016

Challenge #159: Colours

It's Stef here, your hostess for a new month of challenges at CAS Colours and Sketches. It's cold, wet and rainy here in the UK so I thought I would brighten things up with a more cheerful set of colours to start the month.


We've used Stampin' Up colour names for reference; however, you may use any companies' products for your cards as long as you match our colours as closely as possible. Lighter and darker shades of the three challenge colours, such as derived from watercoloring an image, are allowed. You may also use white, ivory, kraft, or black for your card base and layers, for image outlines, or for sentiments. However, in order to be considered for our weekly winners, you must not use any other colours.

I thought I would squeeze in another Valentine themed card so now I have a choice of which one to give my other half! Have a look at the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the design team below to give you even more ideas:

~ coming soon ~



The Design Team is pleased to introduce Stempelfrida as our Guest Designer for the month of February!  Her name was selected from among our Weekly Winners from the months of November and December.  She has been a frequent participant in our challenges throughout the last twelve months, and we're so happy to have her as our Guest Designer!  We think you'll enjoy seeing her artwork here, too.  Here is what she's created with this week's colours:

Every week we receive some entries that do not follow our challenge rules. We only have a few simple challenge requirements which are listed in the Challenge Rules tab.  Please read them very carefully before linking your card if you would like us to consider your card to be one of our weekly winners.  Happy crafting!


Challenge End Time:  6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Wednesday 10th February 2016.


Monday, February 01, 2016

Weekly Winners - Colour Challenge #157

Thank you to everyone who took part in last week's colour challenge!  We loved seeing what everyone created!  The Design Team considered which of the entries best represented the three challenge colours in a clean and simple design, and has chosen the following cards as our Weekly Winners.  In order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:





Awesome job, 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, you still have time to join in our current challenge: #158 - Sketch. You have until 11:00 p.m. London U.K. time/6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Wednesday, February 3, 2016 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Challenge #158 - Sketch

Hello!  It's Patricia here with one more January challenge for you.  This week is sketch week, and here's what I've come up with:


Although I've drawn up the sketch as a rectangular card, you're welcome to make yours into a square if you prefer.  Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when creating your card.

Here's a hint for that tilted panel:  Cut a panel the same size as your card front.  Put whatever clean and simple design you want on it.  Attach it at an angle to your card base, and trim off the excess.  Boom!  You've nailed the sketch!

The Design Team has created the following cards to help inspire you.  Their names link to their blogs, so please feel welcome to click on them for details and to leave any comments you might have!



Stef

Guest Designer - Maaike


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 Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Monday, January 25, 2016

Weekly Winners - Sketch Challenge #156

Thank you to everyone who joined in last week's sketch challenge!  Some amazing cards were submitted for it!  The Design Team has chosen the following cards as our Weekly Winners.  In order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:





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



There is still time to join in our current challenge: #157 - Colours. You have until 11:00 p.m. London U.K. time/6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Wednesday, January 27, 2016 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you share your artwork with us!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Challenge #157 - Colours

Wow!  We really enjoyed seeing all the terrific cards our challenge participants created with last week's sketch challenge!  It was great seeing some new people taking part in our challenge along with our regular participants!  We hope you'll join us again this week.  This time we have some yummy colors for you to work with:


We've used Stampin' Up colour names for reference; however, you may use any companies' products for your cards as long as you match our colours as closely as possible. Lighter and darker shades, such as derived from watercoloring an image, are allowed.  You may also use white, ivory, kraft, or black for your card base and layers, for image outlines, or for sentiments. However, in order to be considered for our weekly winners, you must not use any other colours.

The design team has come up with these fabulous cards to get your creative juices flowing:



Stef


Guest Designer - Maaike

Our challenge requirements are listed in the Challenge Rules tabPlease 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 Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Weekly Winners - Colour Challenge #155

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's colour challenge!  You've started this year of challenges off with some fantastic cards, and the Design Team loved seeing what everyone created!  When our voting for the Weekly Winners was done, we ended up with a tie between several participants, so we're awarding an extra person this week.  :)  In order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:



Awesome job, 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 #156. You have until 11:00 p.m. London U.K. time /6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Wednesday, January 20 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you share in the fun and creativity with us!