Thursday, December 01, 2016

Challenge #202 - 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:


You can view the graphics from all of our colour challenges by clicking on the Colour Challenges Archive tab at the top of the page.  The challenges for 2016 start at Challenge #155.  We've used Stampin' Up colour names for reference; however, you may use any companies' products for your cards as long as you match our colours as closely as possible. You may also use white, ivory, kraft, or black for your card base and layers, for image outlines, or for sentiments. However, in order to be considered for our Weekly Winners, you must not use any other colours.

Your seasonal card can be for Christmas, Hanukkah, or any other December holiday.  If you live south of the equator and are enjoying summer, feel welcome to make a card appropriate for that!  

We've noted the challenges that our Design Team members have chosen, and we ask that you do the same in your blog post when you share your card.  

Beverley (Challenge #196)

Jane (Challenge #174)

Karen (Challenge #178)

~ taking a break this week ~

We had a great turn out for our Design Team call. We were able to select 5 new team members! Today we're excited to introduce a couple of our newest Design Team members! Please join us in welcoming the following:

Kevin (Challenge #183)


Samantha (Challenge #174)


Make sure to come back next week to welcome the remainder of our new team members!

Since we know this is a busy time for most people, we've decided to 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 2016 into a holiday card.  Beginning December 15, we'll take a break and return with new challenges in January 2017.

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 Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Birthday Celebration Prize Winners

Hi all and welcome to the much anticipated announcement of the prize winners from our 200th challenge birthday celebration.

Winner of an in-stock stamp set from Uniko

 #16 Gerrina

Winner of a $15 USD gift certificate from STAMPlorations

#20 CraftyHairLady

Winners of a $10 USD gift certificate from Lawn Fawn

#9 Kajcyika  and #30 Laurie U 

Congratulations to all of you!!

Patricia will be passing on your details to the sponsor companies as soon as she can, but please be patient as she is currently dealing with a family emergency and is also struggling with internet connection.

In the meantime don't forget to come back tomorrow for our first December challenge and be introduced to some of our new Design Team.

 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Weekly Winners - Color Challenge #200

We had a wonderful turnout for our birthday celebration - Thank You!!

With all the extra participation, the Design Team was able to pick quite a few winners! (Our prize winners will be announced on Wednesday.) In order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:



















Awesome 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 current challenge: #201 - Sketch. You have until 11:00 p.m. London U.K. time /6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Wednesday, November 30 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Challenge #201 - Sketch

Hello, and Happy Thanksgiving to our American followers!  Here at CAS Colours & Sketches, we are very thankful for everyone who participates in our challenges, and we love seeing what you create every week!  We're so glad that you share your artwork with us.

This week we have a very CAS sketch for you.  There are a whole lot of possibilities for it! 


Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when creating your card. Remember to keep it clean and simple in design!

Here is some inspiration from the design team to jump start your creativity:

Karen

Guest Designer - Joyce


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 Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Monday, November 21, 2016

Weekly Winners - Sketch Challenge #199

It looked like our challenge participants enjoyed last week's sketch challenge because some great cards were shared for it!  Thank you to everyone who played along in it!  Seeing what everyone created was a treat for our Design Team!

The Design Team has chosen the following cards as our Weekly Winners.  In order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:




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


We are still celebrating our 200th challenge and fourth birthday!  If you haven't played along with us yet this week, there is still time to join in our current Colour Challenge #200. You have until 11:00 p.m. London U.K. time/6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Wednesday, November 23, 2016 to link your card to the challenge post and be eligible for one of our birthday gift prizes!  We'd love to have you join us!


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Birthday Celebration! Challenge #200 - Colours

Hooray hooray - we're celebrating our birthday!!!  CAS Colours & Sketches has been going strong for four years now, and we have a milestone 200th challenge to mark the occasion!  This week it's a colour challenge for you, inspired by the colors in our blog header:


You may use any companies' products for your cards as long as you use at least three shades of blue. You may also use white, ivory, kraft, or black for your card base and layers, for image outlines, or for sentiments. However, in order to be considered for our weekly winners, you must not use any other colours. 

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

Karen

Guest Designer - Joyce


It wouldn't be much of a birthday celebration without some presents, right?  This time, the gifts are for our challenge participants!  Our challenge 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 few prizes. FOUR lucky winners will be chosen at random from our participants in this week's challenge, and each of them will receive one of the following:

An in-stock stamp set of the winner's choice from Uniko 


Uniko Ltd is a small family run business based in the United Kingdom. Uniko specialises in high quality, clear photopolymer stamps, which are designed specifically for stampers by an avid stamper. 


A $15 USD gift certificate from STAMPlorations



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.


one of two $10 USD gift certificates from Lawn Fawn

Lawn Fawn

Lawn Fawn is a small company from Southern California that specializes in crafting products (clear stamps, dies, paper & more) that are fun and lively. They are providing two gift certificates in the amount of $10 each. 


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.  

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, we'll be announcing our Weekly Winners for this challenge as usual on Monday, November 28, and we'll announce the Birthday Celebration prizes on Wednesday, November 30.

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 Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Monday, November 14, 2016

Weekly Winners - Colour Challenge #198

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's challenge!  The Design Team enjoyed seeing the different ways our fall colours were used.  We have chosen the following cards as our Weekly Winners.  In order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:




Well done, ladies! Please feel welcome to copy our winners' badge and display it on your blog:



Have you played along in our Sketch Challenge #199 this week? There is still time to share your card if you haven't yet! You have until 11:00 p.m. London U.K. time/6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Wednesday, November 16 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Challenge #199 - Sketch

Hello, and happy Thursday!  The weekend is just around the corner... but before we get to that, we have a sketch challenge for you to consider:


That angled layer behind the focal panel adds a fun touch, don't you think?  Hint for sizing it:  just cut it the same size as the focal panel, and then tilt it. You're welcome to rotate or flip the sketch when creating your card.  If you prefer working with squares, you may change your card to a square format. Just make sure we can easily see the main idea of the sketch in your card, and remember to keep your card clean and simple in design.

Here is some inspiration from our awesome design team:


Karen

Guest Designer - Joyce


Our challenge requirements are listed in the Challenge Rules tab.  Please read them carefully before linking your card.  After you join in our sketch challenge this week, be sure to check in next week as we celebrate our blog's fourth birthday with our 200th challenge!  There just might be some surprises in store... you'll have to wait and see!  :)  Happy crafting!


Challenge End Time:  6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Wednesday, November 16, 2016