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!

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Challenge #301 - Seasonal Colours

Hello! Here at CAS Colours & Sketches we're getting ready for the upcoming holiday season by revisiting our challenges from the past 11 months and turning them into seasonal creations.  As usual, we're starting off the month with a colour challenge:


We'd like you to choose one of our colour challenges from 2018 and make a card appropriate for the current season.  You can view the graphics from all of our colour challenges by clicking on the Past Colour Challenges tab at the top of the page; the challenges for 2018 start with Challenge #255.

Although we use 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 neutral colours (white, cream, kraft, brown, grey, metallics, or black) for card layers, sentiments, and image outlines.  However, in order to be considered for our Weekly Winners, you must not include any other colours.

You may make your card for any specific December holiday, or just simply show a wintry scene.  If you're from the southern hemisphere, a summery card would reflect your season (and be a refreshing change of pace for those of us living above the equator!).  We do ask that in your blog post, you note which of our colour challenges you've used for your card.  Make sure you've chosen one from 2018!

Here are the seasonal makes from our Design Team:

Beverley (Challenge #264)

Fiona (Challenge #275)

Jeanne (Challenge 266)

Karen (Challenge #270)

Patricia (Challenge #258)

Samantha (Challenge #288)

Wei (Challenge #299)


Since we know this is a busy time for most people, we will have only two challenges this month.  We don't want to short change any of our guest designers from a normal term of four challenges, so we're putting our guest designer program on hold until January.  Next week we'll be turning a sketch challenge from 2018 into a holiday card.  Beginning December 18, we'll take a break and return with new challenges in January 2018.

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 10, 2018