Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Challenge #347 - Sketch

Hello there everyone!  It's sketch challenge week at CC&S!  We want to see you get creative with this:


In the vast world of card making challenges, it's not always easy to come up with unique sketch ideas that follow our blog's clean and simple style of crafting.  This week we do ask that you try to keep the diamond-shaped element something angular, stretching to the left and right sides of the card.  You are welcome to rotate the sketch on its side or to squash it into a landscape-oriented rectangle if you would like.

Our design team has created the following cards to inspire you.  As shown in our samples, a lot of us are starting to get into a winter holiday mood, but of course you can make your card for any occasion you desire. 

Guest Designer - Shannon


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, November 18, 2019


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

Friday, November 08, 2019

Weekly Winners - Double Challenge #345

We know Double challenges are hard and we are so appreciative when folks take it on! Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's Double 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: #346 - Colors. You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Monday, November 11 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Challenge #346 - Colors

Hello!  Welcome to November and to another month of challenges here at CC&S!  We're kicking off the month with a color challenge created by Patricia:


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 companies' products as long as you match the challenge colours as closely as possible.

Here is some inspiration from our design team:


We are continuing our Guest Designer program with someone who has been participating in our challenges for the last several months.  She was chosen from our September Weekly Winners.  Please join us in welcoming Shannon Lorenz-Hatch!  Here's her card using this week's colors:



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, November 11, 2019


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

Friday, November 01, 2019

Weekly Winners - Sketch Challenge #344

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's challenge! We loved seeing all the awesome cards everyone created! The Design Team has chosen the following cards as our Weekly Winners, and here they are, in order of entry into the challenge:
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: #345 - Double. You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Monday, November 4th to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Challenge #345 - Double

Happy Timeless Tuesday! We've an extra Tuesday this month - and you know what that means: double the fun! This time, Patricia and Karen teamed up to bring you cool colors and a classic sketch! Make sure to use both the sketch and the color combo.


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.

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

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


We give our Guest Designers a break on Timeless Tuesday weeks.  Check back with us next Tuesday to find out who our Guest Designer will be during the month of November!
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, November 4, 2019

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

Friday, October 25, 2019

Weekly Winners - Colour Challenge #343

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's challenge! You all created some awesome cards, and the CC&S Design Team loved seeing all the creativity!  We have 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:



We hope everyone will join us in this week's challenge: #344 - Sketch. Remember, if you entered our Design Team call last week, you must also participate in this week's challenge so that we can see your work in both colour and sketch challenges. You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Monday, October 28 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Design Team Call and Challenge #344 - Sketch

We are looking for some new members
to add to our Design Team!

Our blog is dedicated to creating greeting cards in the Clean and Simple style of crafting, alternating between colour challenges and sketch challenges. Design Team responsibilities include designing cards for our challenges and sharing them on your own blog, commenting on challenge entries and voting for our Weekly Winners each week, and acting as our host and creating challenge ideas for at least one month during the year.

If you would like to be considered for a position on our team, you must have participated in last week's colour challenge and this week's sketch challenge so that we can see your work in both types of challenges. Please add the letters "DT" after your name when you link your cards for the two challenges, and make sure that your cards follow our Challenge Rules. Applicants will be contacted during the month of November.  Our new members will join us as our Guest Designers in December and start on the team full-time in January 2020.


Hello, everyone! It's YoonYoung hosting the challenge of this week. Here, I prepared a simple sketch for this week.


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

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

Guest Designer - sidan


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, October 28, 2019.

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