Thursday, September 03, 2015

Challenge #140 - Colours

Hello everyone and welcome to September's challenges! It's Lizy here with your challenges for the month, and we're kicking off with this colour challenge. I know it's almost autumn, but I'm not quite ready to let go of the soft summer colours just yet!


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. 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.

Here is some inspiration from the design team to get your creative juices flowing:


~ taking a break ~


Stef
~ taking a break ~

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.  Our Guest Designer for the month of September, selected from our July Weekly Winners, is Biggi! 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!  Here is what she's made with this week's colours:



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, September 9, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

Weekly Winners - Colour Challenge #138

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's colour challenge!  We enjoyed seeing the lovely cards everyone created! The Design Team has chosen the following cards as our Weekly Winners.  In order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:



#11 - Katharina


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


If you haven't yet played along in our current challenge: #139 - Sketch, there is still time!  You have until 11:00 p.m. London U.K. time /6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Wednesday, September 2 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Challenge #139 - Sketch

Hello!  It's Patricia here again.  I've had a lot of fun being your challenge hostess throughout the month of August.  This week we're closing out the month with a sketch:


You're welcome to manipulate the sketch into a square, or to rotate it if that works better for the design of your card. Feel free to add a sentiment wherever you think it looks best on your card.  You can use any shape in place of the stars, so long as we can see the basic idea of the shapes forming a chevron.

Here is some inspiration from the design team to get your creative juices flowing:


~ taking a break ~
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, September 2, 2015


Monday, August 24, 2015

Weekly Winners - Sketch Challenge #137

There were some fantastic cards submitted for last week's sketch challenge!  The Design Team really enjoyed seeing what everyone created!  The participants didn't make it easy for us, but we've finally 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:


We'd love to have you play along in our current challenge: #138 - Colours. You have until 11:00 p.m. London U.K. time /6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Wednesday, August 26 to link your card to the challenge post.  Come on and join in the fun and creativity!  Remember, the more participants we have, the more Weekly Winners we'll pick!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Challenge #138 - Colours

Wow!  We really enjoyed seeing the terrific cards our challenge participants created with last week's sketch challenge!  We hope you'll join us again this week.  This time we have the following colours for you to work with:


Even though we've used Stampin' Up colour names for reference, you may use any companies' products for your cards as long as you match our colours as closely as possible. 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.

Here is what the design team has made:


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, August 26, 2015


Monday, August 17, 2015

Weekly Winners - Colour Challenge #136

Thank you to everyone who played along in last week's colour challenge!  It seems like our challenge participants enjoyed using our challenge colours, and the Design Team 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 present:



Congratulations, 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 challenge: #137 - Sketch. You have until 11:00 p.m. London U.K. time /6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Wednesday, August 19 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Challenge #137 - Sketch

Hello, crafting friends!  It's time for a new sketch challenge here at CAS Colours & Sketches!  Here's what Patricia has come up with for this week:


The sketch was inspired by a terrific card made by Laurie, who blogs at Stamping Up North.  She dressed her card up with some floral embellishments, which I omitted when I drew up the sketch, to keep it more clean and simple. Although I drew the sketch for an A2 sized card (4.25" x 5.5"), you're welcome to make your card any size, or even tweak it into a square. You may also flip the sketch mirror-image or rotate it onto its side. Changing the shapes to something other than circles is OK, so long as you use something reasonably round, without corners (see Jane's and Louise's cards below for examples).  Just remember to keep your card clean and simple in design, since that's the main idea of our challenges.

Let's see what the design team has created this week:

~ taking a break ~


Before linking your card, be sure to check out our challenge requirements, which are listed in the Challenge Rules tab.  Happy crafting!


Challenge End Time:  6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Monday, August 10, 2015

Weekly Winners Challenge #135 The Double

Well a fantastic response to our double challenge and a wonderful gallery of beautiful cards from all you talented peeps. Thanks so much to each and everyone of you.

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

#2 Vikki

 #4 Biggi

 #5 Tatjana

 #6 Katharina
 

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 challenge: #136 Colours. You have until 11:00 p.m. London U.K. time /6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Wednesday, August 12th to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!