Monday, December 19, 2016

Weekly Winners - Seasonal Sketch Challenge #203

It has been so much fun for the Design Team to see how our challenge participants have taken our sketch challenges from 2016 and turned them into holiday cards! The Design Team has chosen the following cards as our Weekly Winners. 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:



Thank you to all of our challenge participants! We wish all of you a joyous holiday season, and we hope to see you creating with us again in 2017!


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Season's Greetings!

Hello, everyone!  It's Patricia here, blog manager of CC&S.

On behalf of the CAS Colours & Sketches Design Team, I want to extend our appreciation to our challenge participants for the support you give us by joining in our challenges each week.  *YOU* are what keeps our blog going, and we are genuinely grateful for all of you!

We would like to wish the happiest of holidays to all of our participants, and all the best to you in the coming year.  No matter what festivities you celebrate, we hope you will experience the love, happiness, wonder, peace, and magic of this special season.

We're going to be taking a break for a few weeks so that our followers and our design team will be able to spend time with their families and loved ones.  You'll see a few changes to our routine in 2017, but we're definitely going to be back in January!  Look for our next challenge to start on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.  Until then, take care, and keep crafting!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Weekly Winners - Seasonal Colours Challenge #202

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's challenge!  We enjoyed the festive flare given to our colour challenges from 2016!   The Design Team has chosen the following cards as our Weekly Winners.  In order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:

Believe - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Mel's Card Corner | Merry Christmouse





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 Christmas Sketch challenge.  Browse through the Sketch Challenges Archive tab up at the top of the page and choose one of our sketches from 2016 to create a holiday card.  You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Monday, December 19, 2016 to link your card to the challenge post.  After this challenge closes, we'll be taking a holiday break.  We will move our challenge start dates to Tuesdays in 2017, and we will return with a new challenge on January 3, 2017.  We'd love to have you join us!



Thursday, December 08, 2016

Challenge #203 - 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 Sketch Challenges Archive tab at the top of the page.  The ones from 2016 start at Challenge #156. 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!

In your blog post, please be sure to note which sketch you've used for your card.  Here are the seasonal takes from our Design Team:

Beverley (Challenge #179)

Jane (Challenge #162)

Karen (Challenge #160)

Patricia (Challenge #173)


We're introducing the rest of our newest Design Team members today.  Please join us in welcoming the following:

Cathy (Challenge #164

Emily (Challenge #160)

Fiona (Challenge #156)


We would like to extend many, many thanks to everyone who has joined in our challenges throughout 2016.  We enjoy creating with you and we love seeing your artwork each week!  

We're going to be taking a holiday break after this week's challenge so that our challenge participants and our design team can spend time celebrating with those they love.  The winners of this week's challenge will be announced on December 19, 2016.  We'll be returning with new challenges in January 2017!

We don't want to be Scrooges, but please be sure to check out our challenge requirements listed in the Challenge Rules tab before linking your card. We don't want to have to disqualify it from our Weekly Winners voting!  Happy crafting!


Challenge End Time:  6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Monday, December 05, 2016

Weekly Winners - Sketch Challenge #201

There were some fabulous cards submitted for last week's sketch challenge!  Thank you to all of our participants!  The Design Team has chosen the following cards as our Weekly Winners.  In order of entry into the challenge, the honours go to:







You rocked the challenge, ladies! Please feel welcome to copy our winners' badge and display it on your blog:



If you haven't joined us yet this week, there is still time to play along in our current challenge: #202 - Seasonal Colours. You have until 11:00 p.m. London U.K. time/6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Wednesday, December 7 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!


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)

Patricia (Challenge #161)


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!