Friday, January 18, 2019

Weekly Winners - Sketch Challenge #303

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: #304 Colours. You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Monday, January 21, 2019 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Challenge #304 - Colours

Are you ready for the first color challenge for 2019?  I hope so - we'd love to see what you create!  We have some great inspiration for you and fun colors to work with:


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.

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



Guest Designer - Flo



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 21, 2019

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Challenge #303 - Sketch

Happy New Year!  It's Jeanne here and I will be your hostess for January.  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  Here at CC&S we took a short holiday break but we're ready to start another great year of challenges.  If you're new to our challenge blog, we hope you'll join in the fun and creativity.  If you're a returning participant, we're glad you're back!

We start the year off with a sketch challenge.

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


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


 Fiona


The CC&S Design Team is pleased to be continuing our Guest Designer program again 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.  Our Guest Designer for the month of January, selected from our October 2018 Weekly Winners, is no stranger to our blog.  Please join us in welcoming Flo, who has been participating in our challenges over the last several years.  Here's her card using this week's sketch:



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 14, 2019


Friday, December 21, 2018

Weekly Winners - Seasonal Sketch Challenge #302

The Design Team enjoyed seeing how our sketches from 2018 were turned into lovely clean and simple seasonal cards!  It appeared that a number of our usual challenge participants were busy with holiday preparations last week because we had fewer entries into our Seasonal Sketch Challenge than we've had in previous years.  Unfortunately, because of the limited number of entries, we can award only two cards as Weekly Winners this week.  Imagine a drum roll... Here they are, in order of entry into the challenge:



Great minds apparently think alike, because Lori and Jane used the same sketch!  :)  Ladies, please feel welcome to copy our winners' badge and display it on your blog:



Thank you to everyone who played along in our challenges during 2018!  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 8, 2019 as we start another year of clean and simple colour and sketch challenges.


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Season's Greetings!

Hello, crafting friends!  It's Patricia here, the blog manager of CC&S.

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

We would like to wish the happiest of holidays to all of our followers, and the best of everything to you in the coming year.  No matter what festivities you celebrate, we hope you will feel the love, wonder, peace, joy, and magic of the holiday season.

We will be taking some time off over the next few weeks so that our participants and our design team can spend this special time with their families and loved ones.  Look for our next challenge to start on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.  Until then, keep crafting, and take care!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Weekly Winners - Seasonal Colours Challenge #301

Thank you to everyone who got into the holiday spirit with us in last week's challenge!  The intent of our Seasonal Colours Challenge was to have our participants turn our colour challenges from 2018 into festive CAS cards, but we enjoyed seeing what everyone created even if our challenge specifics weren't quite reflected in the entries.

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

 

 

 

Wonderful 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 last challenge of the year, our Seasonal Sketch challenge.  Browse through the Sketch Challenges Archive tab up at the top of the page and choose one of our sketches from 2018 to create a clean and simple styled holiday card.  You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Monday, December 17, 2018 to link your card to the challenge post.  After this challenge closes, we'll be taking a holiday break, and will return with a new challenge on January 8, 2019.  We'd love to have you join us!



Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Challenge #302 - Seasonal Sketch

Hello, crafting friends!  We have another festive challenge for you this week. This time we're giving a seasonal spin to our sketch challenges from the past year:



You can view the graphics from all of our sketch challenges by clicking on the Past Sketch Challenges tab at the top of the page.  The ones from 2018 start at Challenge #254.  Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when creating your card.  You may also change the shape of your card; if the sketch is drawn as a square, you may manipulate it into a rectangle; if the sketch is drawn as a rectangle, you're allowed to make it into a square.  So long as we can clearly see how the sketch inspired your card, it's all good!

You may make your card for any specific December holiday, or just simply reflect a wintry scene.  If you're from the southern hemisphere, a summery card would be appropriate, too!  Just make sure  you've selected one from 2018!

In your blog post, please be sure to note which sketch you've used for your card, as our Design Team has done below:

Beverley (Challenge #295)

Fiona (Challenge #256)

Jeanne (Challenge #265)

Karen (Challenge #285)

Patricia (Challenge #293)

Samantha

Wei (Challenge #291)


We appreciated the turnout for our recent Design Team call!  We have selected two new team members, and we are excited to introduce them to you today!  Please join us in welcoming them:

Holly (Challenge #276)

YoonYoung (Challenge #269)


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 21, 2018.  We'll be returning with new challenges on January 8, 2019.

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, December 17, 2018


Friday, December 07, 2018

Winners! Challenge #300 and Birthday Celebration

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Birthday Celebration challenge!  We loved all the creative takes on our sketch!  The Design Team has chosen the following cards as our Weekly Winners.  In order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:






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



Our Birthday Celebration prize goes to Monika!  We hope you'll enjoy an in-stock stamp set of your choice from Uniko!  Thank you, Uniko, for offering this prize! 


If you haven't played along with us yet this week, there is still time to join in our current challenge: #301 - Colours.   We'd love for you to revisit one of our Colour Challenges from 2018 and make a seasonal clean and simple card with it!  You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Monday, December 10, 2018 to link your card to the challenge post.  We hope you will join in the fun and creativity!