Thursday, October 31, 2013

Challenge #49 - The Double!

Good morning, and Happy Halloween to those of you who observe it!

Because October has a fifth Thursday, we have a double challenge for you this week!  You'll need to use the following colors:


and you'll need to combine them with this sketch:



As with all of our color challenges, the Stampin' Up color names are simply a reference point.  If you don't have these colors, please use whatever you already own that is close to them.  You are welcome to turn the sketch on its side, and you can also choose to tweak it into a square if you'd prefer.

Here is what the Design Team has created this week:







Lizy 


Louise


Patricia


At the risk of making a goofy Halloween joke - we hope the thought of the double challenge doesn't scare you!  We'd love to see what you create!  You have until 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, November 6 to share your card with us by linking it below.  

Please remember our challenge rules:
  • You must create a Clean and Simple styled card - sorry, but no scrapbook pages, tags, 3D projects, etc.
  • You must use stamping on your card.
  • Submit your entry using the linky tool provided below.
  • Do not link up your whole blog, only the specific post that includes your submission.
  • Please include a link to this challenge blog in your post.
  • Your card should be new - do not link to a card that is older than this post.
  • You are free to upload to any other challenges.
  • You may enter this challenge as many times as you'd like - as long as each entry is new.
  • To help us comment on your creation, please turn off word verification.

Deadline: Wednesday, November 6, 18.00 GMT

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Challenge #47 - Top 3 Winners

Hello!  Thank you to everyone who participated in our Color Challenge #47!  The Design Team has chosen their Top Three winners, and in order of entry into the challenge, they are

 


#3 - Patti Corriere



#7 - Cindy Lovell



Congratulations, ladies!  Here is your winner's badge:



There have been some lovely submissions so far for our current Sketch Challenge #48, and there's still a good chunk of time left for you to enter!  You have until 6:00 p.m. GMT Wednesday, October 30 to link your card to our challenge post.  We hope you'll join in!



Thursday, October 24, 2013

Challenge #48 - Sketch

Happy Thursday!  It's time for another sketch challenge here at CAS - Colours and Sketches.  Here is what Patricia has drawn up for us this week:



Those curves look fun, don't they?!  Although the sketch was created as an A2 card (5.5" x 4.25"), you're welcome to reconfigure it into a square if you'd like.  You may also turn the sketch on its side.  As long as we can easily see the half-circle and the circle elements, and your card follows our usual challenge guidelines outlined below, your work will be considered for our honors voting.

Need inspiration to get your creative juices flowing?  Here's what the Design Team has made:



Lizy 

Louise


Patricia
card closed:

card opened:


What will you create?   We'd love to see!  You have until 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, October 30 to link your card below.  

Please remember our challenge rules:
  • You must create a Clean and Simple styled card - sorry, but no scrapbook pages, tags, 3D projects, etc.
  • You must use stamping on your card.
  • Submit your entry using the linky tool provided below.
  • Do not link up your whole blog, only the specific post that includes your submission.
  • Please include a link to this challenge blog in your post.
  • Your card should be new - do not link to a card that is older than this post.
  • You are free to upload to any other challenges.
  • You may enter this challenge as many times as you'd like - as long as each entry is new.
  • To help us comment on your creation, please turn off word verification.

Deadline: Wednesday, October 30, 18.00 GMT

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Challenge #46 - Top 3 Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in our sketch challenge last week!  The Design Team has chosen their Top Three winners.  In numerical order of entry into the challenge, they are







Peace, Love and Joy

A round of applause to our winners!  You may pick up your winner badge below:


There's still a bit of time left to get your card linked for this week's color challenge, and then we'll have another sketch challenge for you starting tomorrow morning!  We hope you'll play along with us again soon!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Challenge #47 - Colours

Hello!  The third Thursday of the month means it's time for another color challenge here at CAS - Colours and Sketches.  Patricia is our hostess again, and here are our colors this time:



I've chosen the pale pink and rose pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and decided to add a dark coffee brown along with them.  The Stampin' Up color names are only for reference; you do NOT need to use Stampin' Up products to make your cards for our challenges.  Simply use whatever you have in your craft supplies that is closest to these colors.  Please keep in mind that you are only permitted to use the colors provided - no other colors please except cream or white for your base and black ink for outlines and sentiments.  

Here is some inspiration from the design team to get your creative juices flowing:





Lizy 






Now it's your turn!  You have until 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, October 23 to share your artwork with us.  We'd love to see what you create!

Please remember our challenge rules:
  • You must create a Clean and Simple styled card - sorry, but no scrapbook pages, tags, 3D projects, etc.
  • You must use stamping on your card.
  • Submit your entry using the linky tool provided below.
  • Do not link up your whole blog, only the specific post that includes your submission.
  • Please include a link to this challenge blog in your post.
  • Your card should be new - do not link to a card that is older than this post.
  • You are free to upload to any other challenges.
  • You may enter this challenge as many times as you'd like - as long as each entry is new.
  • To help us comment on your creation, please turn off word verification.

Deadline: Wednesday, October 23, 18.00 GMT

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Challenge #45 - Top 3 Winners

We had some fantastic cards submitted for our Cherry Cobbler/Basic Gray/Soft Sky color challenge!  After some deliberation, the Design Team has chosen their Top Three:



 

 

 Congratulations, ladies!  You may pick up your winner badge below:

 

Thank you to everyone who participated!  We hope to see you play along with us again soon!  Our current sketch challenge ends in just a few hours, but we'll have another color challenge for you starting tomorrow morning.  
 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Challenge #46 - Sketch

Hello again!  We're glad to have you visit our challenge blog, and we hope you'll join in and play along with us!

Patricia is our hostess again this week, and she's drawn up this sketch for us:



The sketch is designed for an A2 card (5.5" x 4.25"), but if you prefer to make square cards, feel welcome to tweak it!  You're also welcome to turn the sketch on its side if you'd like.  So long as you retain the basic elements of the triangular panels with the block over top of them, you're good to go.

Here is what the Design Team has made with this sketch:







Now it's your turn!  Review the challenge rules below, and link your card by 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, October 16.  We'd love to see what you create!


Please remember our challenge rules:
  • You must create a Clean and Simple styled card - sorry, but no scrapbook pages, tags, 3D projects, etc.
  • You must use stamping on your card.
  • Submit your entry using the linky tool provided below.
  • Do not link up your whole blog, only the specific post that includes your submission.
  • Please include a link to this challenge blog in your post.
  • Your card should be new - do not link to a card that is older than this post.
  • You are free to upload to any other challenges.
  • You may enter this challenge as many times as you'd like - as long as each entry is new.
  • To help us comment on your creation, please turn off word verification.

Deadline: Wednesday, October 16, 18.00 GMT

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Challenge #44 - Top 3 Winners

Another great round of entries - thank you!! We've narrowed it down to the top 3:







Congratulations to our winners - your winners badge is below:


Thursday, October 03, 2013

Challenge #45 - Colours

Hello everyone!  It's Patricia here, and I'm excited to be your challenge hostess for the month of October!

We're going to start the month off with a color challenge:

 

These colors have a special meaning to me.  Today my husband and I are celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary!  Our bridesmaids wore ruby red dresses, and the men in the wedding party wore charcoal grey tuxedos.  So I've chosen colors that best represent the wedding colors.  I threw the light blue in there for "something blue".  Soft Sky is one of my favorite Stampin' Up colors of all time and I'm super happy that they brought it back into the product line! 

As always, you do NOT need to use Stampin' Up products to make your cards for our challenges.  Simply use whatever you have in your craft supplies that is closest to these colors.  We'd love to see what you create!

Now, how about some inspiration from the Design Team?  Jacqueline is taking a well-deserved break for a little while, and we wish her all the best.  We are delighted to have Lizy joining our team - she's been a frequent participant in our challenges, and we love her work!






Please remember our challenge rules:
  • You must create a Clean and Simple styled card - sorry, but no scrapbook pages, tags, 3D projects, etc.
  • You must use stamping on your card.
  • Submit your entry using the linky tool provided below.
  • Do not link up your whole blog, only the specific post that includes your submission.
  • Please include a link to this challenge blog in your post.
  • Your card should be new - do not link to a card that is older than this post.
  • You are free to upload to any other challenges.
  • You may enter this challenge as many times as you'd like - as long as each entry is new.
  • To help us comment on your creation, please turn off word verification.

Deadline: Wednesday, October 9, 18.00 GMT