Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Challenge #450 - Celebrating a Milestone with a Clean and Simple Seasonal Challenge!

Welcome!  It's party time here at CAS Colours & Sketches because we are celebrating our 450th challenge!  We are very thankful for our challenge participants who have made this amazing milestone possible.  Some of you have found us recently.  Others have been playing with us since our blog was founded nine years ago!  We thank all of you for your support!  We hope that you will continue to join in our challenges, creating our favorite style of cards.  

For this challenge, we're 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 2021.  You can even create your own double challenge by combining 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:

  Patricia - Challenges #404 and #440
Bhavya - Challenge #437

 Holly - Challenge #430

Jeanne - Challenge #431 and #443

Jenny - Challenge #422

Joanne - Challenge #443

Julie - Challenge #415

 Samantha - Challenge #417

Shannon - Challenges #415 & #420

Vicky - Challenge #434

Wei - Challenge #404

YoonYoung - Challenge #447

We unfortunately are saying goodbye to several of our team members at the close of this challenge.  Holly, Jenny, Julie, Vicky, and Wei, thank you for all the wonderful cards you've shared as part of our team!  We are sad to see you go, but we wish all the best in the future to each of you!

On a happier note, we are delighted to announce that we are adding four new members to our Design Team!  Please join us in giving a warm welcome to them:

Cécile - Challenge #434

Michal - Challenge #401

  Nancy - Challenge #412

  Valérie - Challenge #408

As stated at the beginning of this post, we are also marking a milestone with our 450th challenge this week!  We're celebrating that, and showing our appreciation to our challenge participants, with a couple of prize giveaways!  Two lucky winners whose cards meet our challenge requirements will be chosen from our participants in this week's challenge, and each will receive one of the following prizes:
A $20 USD gift certificate from STAMPlorations (to be issued as a prize code)

California-based STAMPlorations™ offers clear stamps, stencils, thin metal dies, and coloring pages for stampers, card makers, scrapbookers, mixed media artists, and all other kinds of crafters. 
A $15 USD gift certificate from Altenew
Based in New York, Altenew strives to bring elegant, natural and versatile designs in paper crafting products such as stamps, dies, inks, and stencils.
Thank you so much to these generous companies!  We hope you'll check out their websites and thank them for their support of our challenge blog.  We also are very thankful for our challenge participants who have made this amazing milestone possible. Our blog's success is due to those of you who join in our challenges!

One last announcement:  This will be our last challenge of 2021.  Because it's a special event challenge, we're keeping it open until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Friday, December 31, 2021!  We'll announce the Weekly Winners and the celebration prize winners on Friday, January 7, 2022.

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 Friday, December 31, 2021

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

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