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


Friday, November 30, 2018

Weekly Winners - Colour Challenge #299

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's challenge!  The color scheme really seemed to put our participants in the Christmas spirit, as you will see in the cards that the Design Team has chosen as our Weekly Winners.  In order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:




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



We are still celebrating our 300th challenge and 6th birthday!  If you haven't played along with us yet this week, there is still time to join in our current Sketch Challenge #300. You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Monday, December 3, 2018 to link your card to the challenge post and be eligible for our birthday gift prize!  We'd love to have you join us!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Challenge #300 - A Sketch for our Birthday!

Hello, and welcome!  This is our 300th challenge, and our blog turns six years old in a couple of days!  We are celebrating these milestones with our challenge this week. 


For this sketch, since it's our 6th birthday, you must use six of any single type of shape - six hearts, or six circles, or six diamonds, for example - stretched along one of the long sides of your card.  Feel free to rotate the sketch on its side or flip it upside-down or mirror-image when creating your card.  

Our awesome design team has created the following cards to jump start your creativity:

Patricia

Beverley

Guest Designer - Izzy


Our blog's success is due to those of you who join in our challenges, and we want to show our appreciation by giving away a prize.  One lucky winner whose card meets our challenge requirements will be chosen from our participants in this week's challenge, and will receive an in-stock stamp set of the winner's choice from UnikoUniko Ltd. is a small family-run business based in the United Kingdom, and it specializes in high quality clear photopolymer stamps designed specifically for stampers by an avid stamper. 

 

Thank you, Uniko, for sponsoring our birthday challenge!  The prize winner will be announced on Friday, December 7, 2018 along with our Weekly Winners for this week's challenge.

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 4, 2018


Friday, November 23, 2018

Weekly Winners - Sketch Challenge #298

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's challenge!  There were a lot of very creative takes on our sketch!  The Design Team's voting for our Weekly Winners resulted in a tie, so we are awarding a few extra participants this week.  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: #299 - Colours. You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Monday, November 26 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!