Monday, December 21, 2015

Weekly Winners - Christmas Sketch Challenge #154

It has been so much fun for the Design Team to see how our challenge participants have taken our sketch challenges from 2015 and turned them into holiday cards!  We have chosen the following cards as our Weekly Winners.  In order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:




Fantastic 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 2016!


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Season's Greetings!

On behalf of the CAS Colours & Sketches Design Team, I want to thank all of 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 truly appreciate all of you!

We would like to wish the happiest of holidays to all of our participants.  No matter what festivities you celebrate, we hope you feel the love, joy, wonder, and magic of this special season.

In order for our followers and our team to share time with their families and loved ones, we're going to be taking a break for a few weeks.  We'll be back with another challenge on January 7, 2016.  We are especially excited about that because we'll be introducing the newest members of our Design Team at that time!  So until then, take care, and keep crafting!


Monday, December 14, 2015

Weekly Winners - Christmas Colours Challenge #153

Thank you to everyone who got into the holiday spirit with us in last week's challenge!  We enjoyed seeing how you turned our previous colour challenges into festive cards!

The Design Team has 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:



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 2015 to create a holiday card. You have until 11:00 p.m. London U.K. time /6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Wednesday, December 16, 2015 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 7, 2016.  We'd love to have you join us!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Christmas Sketch Challenge #154

Hello, crafting friends!  We have another festive challenge for you this week. This time we're giving a holiday 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.  Scroll down for the ones from 2015; they'll start at Challenge #106. 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! 

If you would prefer to make a Hanukkah or Kwanzaa card, that's fine!  As long as your card is for a December holiday, it'll be appropriate for our challenge.

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

Jane
Sketch Challenge #145

Sketch Challenge #124

Sketch Challenge #111

Stef
Sketch Challenge #124


We would like to extend many, many thanks to everyone who has joined in our challenges throughout 2015.  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 21.  Our next challenge will begin on January 7, 2016.

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 16, 2015

Monday, December 07, 2015

Weekly Winners - Sketch Challenge #152

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's challenge!  There were lots of great creative takes on Louise's sketch.  The Design Team has selected 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:



If you haven't played along with us yet this week, there is still time to join in our current Christmas Colours Challenge. Browse through the Colour Challenges Archive tab up at the top of the page and choose one of our colour combos from 2015 to create a holiday card. You have until 11:00 p.m. London U.K. time /6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Wednesday, December 9 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Christmas Colours Challenge #153

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 Christmassy 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.  Scroll down for the ones from 2015; they'll start at Challenge #107.  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.

If you would prefer to make a Hanukkah or Kwanzaa card, that's fine!  So long as your card is for a December holiday, it'll be appropriate for our challenge.

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.

Jane
Challenge #107


Louise
Challenge #144

Patricia
Challenge #125

Stef
Challenge #144


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 2015 into a holiday card.  Beginning December 17, we'll take a break and return with a new challenge on January 7, 2016.

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 9, 2015

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Weekly Winners - Colour Challenge #151

Wow!  The Design Team loved seeing all the fantastic cards created for last week's colour challenge!  Thank you to everyone who played along with us.  You didn't make it easy for the Design Team to choose our Weekly Winners!  In fact, we had a tie, so we have an additional Weekly Winner this week.  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 plenty of time to join in our current challenge and design team call: #152 - Sketch. You have until 11:00 p.m. London U.K. time /6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time Wednesday, December 2, 2015 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Challenge #152 - Sketch

Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends!

Hello, Louise here again, with the last of my challenges for November. Thank you to everyone who joined in last week's colour challenge, we loved seeing your cards and on Monday will be publishing our winners, don't forget to check back then! 

I can hardly believe that November is almost up and December and Christmas are fast approaching. Will you find time for some crafting at this busy time of year? I'm signing off with a sketch, of course, and I hope I've not bamboozled you with this one with these offset half circles....


Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when creating your card.  You're also welcome to make your card into a square shape rather than a rectangle if you prefer.

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



Reminder - We are looking for some new members to add to our Design Team in 2016!  
We are dedicated to creating cards in the Clean and Simple style, alternating between colour challenges and sketch challenges.  If you participated in last week's colour challenge and noted your card with the letters "DT", you must still play along in this week's sketch challenge so that we can see your work in both types of challenges.  Please add the letters "DT" after your name when you link your cards for the challenge, and make sure that your card follows our Challenge Rules.  Applicants will be contacted by December 15, 2015, and our new members will start on the team in January.


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 2, 2015