Friday, December 18, 2020

Winners - Seasonal Challenge #400

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's challenge!  There were some very festive takes on our challenges from the year 2020, and we loved seeing what everyone created! The Design Team's voting for the Weekly Winners resulted in a tie, so we get to award an extra participant this week.  In order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:




Peace Love & Joy card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Reverse Confetti


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


Our Milestone Celebration prize goes to Fonda!   We hope you'll enjoy an in-stock stamp set of your choice from Uniko!  Thank you, Uniko, for offering this prize! 


Thank you to everyone who played along in our challenges during 2020!  We wish all of you a joyous holiday season, and we hope to see you creating with us again in the new year!  Be sure to join us on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 as we start another year of clean and simple color and sketch challenges.


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

A Holiday Message

Hi there, everyone!  It's Patricia here, the blog manager of CC&S.

On behalf of the CAS Colours & Sketches Design Team, I would like to wish the happiest of holidays to all of our participants, and the best of everything to you in the coming year.  No matter which festivities you observe and celebrate, we hope you will feel the love, wonder, peace, joy, and magic of the season.

This has been a challenging year (no pun intended) in a variety of ways for many people around the world.  It is heartwarming for the CC&S team to see the continued show of support from our challenge participants.  Even when world events can make so much seem bleak, the creativity shared here is an encouraging ray of light  that helps make things seem brighter.  Our design team is grateful for our challenge players who help keep our blog going!

We're going to be taking a break over the next few weeks.  I realize the holidays will have a much different feel for our challenge players who are used to traveling and/or having large family gatherings with extended relatives.  Hang in there and know that you are appreciated by us.  We'll be back to start another year of clean and simple challenges on January 5, 2021.  Take care of yourself, stay healthy, and keep creating!

Friday, December 11, 2020

Weekly Winners - Color Challenge #399

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's challenge!  We loved seeing all the creative takes on last week's colors! The Design Team has chosen the following cards as our Weekly Winners.  In order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:

 




Wonderful 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: #400 - A Clean and Simple Seasonal Challenge . You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Monday, December 14, 2020 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

 

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Challenge #400 - A Clean and Simple Seasonal Challenge, and Celebrating a Milestone!

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 2020.  If you're feeling ambitious, you can even combine one of our sketch challenges with one of our color challenges to create your own double challenge!  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 #363

Jeanne - Challenges #360 & 394

Julie - Challenge #393

Patricia - Challenge #381
 

Samantha - Challenge #378

Shannon - Challenge #385

Wei - Challenge #385

YoonYoung - Challenge #370

We unfortunately are saying goodbye to our team member Karen at the close of this challenge.  She has been an amazing team player for over four years!  We are sad to see her go, but we wish her all the best in the future! 

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

Bhavya - Challenges #374 & 354

Jenny - Challenge #356


Joanne - Challenge #398


Vicky - Challenge #359
 

As if all of that isn't enough excitement, we are also celebrating our milestone 400th challenge this week!  We 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, 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 celebration challenge!  The prize winner will be announced on Friday, December 18, 2020 along with our Weekly Winners for this week's challenge.
 
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our challenge participants.  Some of you have found us recently.  Others have been playing along over the years.  We hope that you will continue to play along with us in the coming 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 18, 2020.  We'll be returning with new challenges on January 5, 2021.

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 14, 2020

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

Click here to enter

Friday, December 04, 2020

Weekly Winners - Sketch Challenge #398

Woo Wee, we had a barn burner this week - so many great entries! Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's challenge.  We loved seeing what everyone created! We had a tie; to be fair, we will have 6 Winners this week. 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: #399 - Color Challenge. You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Monday, 7 December to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Challenge #399 - Colors

Hello there!  Can you believe it's December now?  The start of a new month means we have a different host here at CC&S, and this time it's Patricia.  Since many of us are getting into a Christmas mood, for our first challenge of the month I've decided to put a lighter twist on the traditional holiday colors of red and green, and pair them with a pretty metallic for some festive shine, shimmer, and sparkle:

For our color challenges, you must use all of the stated challenge colors. You may also use neutral colors; however, the challenge colors should be the most noticeable ones featured on your card. We use Stampin' Up color names for reference, but you are welcome to use any other companies' products as long as you match the challenge colors as closely as possible.

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

  



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 15, we'll take a break and return with new challenges in January 2021.

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 7, 2020

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

Click here to enter