Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Challenge #351 - A Clean and Simple Seasonal Challenge

Hello!  Here at CAS Colours & Sketches we're getting ready for the upcoming holiday season by 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 2019.  If you're feeling ambitious, you can even combine 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:

Holly - Challenge #342

Jeanne - Challenge #328

Karen - Challenge #332

Patricia - Challenges #347 and #350

Samantha - Challenge #349

Wei - Challenge #305

YoonYoung - Challenge #314

We're excited to announce that we are adding two new members to our Design Team!  Please join us in giving a warm welcome to them:

Julie - Challenge #329



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 20, 2019.  We'll be returning with new challenges on January 7, 2020.
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, December 16, 2019


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

Friday, December 06, 2019

Weekly Winners - Challenge #349 - Sketch

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: #350 - Colors. You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Monday, December 9 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Challenge #350 - Colors, and a Birthday Celebration!

Welcome!  It's party time here at CAS Colours & Sketches because we are celebrating our 350th challenge and our blog's 7th Birthday this week!  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 along over the years.  We thank all of you for your support!  We hope that you will continue to play along with us, creating our favorite style of cards. 

Patricia has chosen some festive colors for this week's challenge:


For our color challenges, you must use all of the stated challenge colors.  You may also use neutrals; however, the challenge colors should be the most noticeable ones featured on your card.  In order to be considered for our Weekly Winners, you must not use any other colors.  We've used Stampin' Up color names for reference; however, you may use any companies' products for your card as long as you match our colors as closely as possible.

Here is some inspiration from our Design Team:



It wouldn't be much of a birthday celebration without some presents... and we have some awesome gifts for five of our participants in this week's challenge!  Our team members are giving away the following brand-new, never-used items:
Holly - "Enveloper Hugs" stamp set from Waffle Flower
Jeanne - "A Bear Kind of Winter" stamp set from Picket Fence Studios
Patricia - "Sending my Love" stamp set from Unity Stamp Company
Samantha - "Snowflakes Turnabout" stamp from Concord & 9th
Wei - "Birthday Buddies" stamp set and coordinating dies from My Favorite Things
Disclaimer:  These prizes are being given through the generosity of our design team members, and are not sponsored by the companies listed.
In order to be eligible for the prize drawing, all you have to do is create a clean and simple styled card following our challenge guidelines and the challenge graphic at the top of this post, and link it via the linky tool below before the challenge closes at 6:00 p.m. Eastern United States time Monday, December 9, 2019.  The prize winners will be announced on Friday, December 13, 2019 along with our Weekly Winners for this week's challenge. 

Since we know this is a busy time for most people, we will have only two challenges this month.  We're putting our guest designer program on hold until January so we don't short change anyone from a normal guest term of four challenges Beginning December 17, we'll take a break and return with new challenges in January 2020.

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, December 9, 2019


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

Friday, November 29, 2019

Weekly Winners - Challenge 348 Colors

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: #349 - Sketch. You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Monday, December 2 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Challenge #349 - Sketch

Happy Thanksgiving to our US players.  Our last challenge for the month of November - and we have a sketch.


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 - 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, December 2, 2019

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

Friday, November 22, 2019

Weekly Winners - Sketch Challenge #347

Wow!  A lot of terrific cards were created for last week's sketch challenge!  Thank you to everyone who joined in it!  The Design Team has chosen the following cards as our Weekly Winners. In order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:
Amazing 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: #348 - Colors. You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Monday, November 25 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Challenge #348 - Colors

Hi, folks! Karen here. We're half-way through November and I'm hosting these next two challenges. I have a very classic color scheme for you:


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 - 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 25, 2019

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