Thursday, 5 March 2015

Challenge #114 - Colours

Before we get to this week's challenge, we have an announcement to make.  Our CC&S blog organizer and creator, Jacqueline, has resigned from our blog in order to take care of some personal matters.  We are sorry to see her leave, and we send her our heartfelt wishes for all the best.  We ask that our challenge participants bear with us during this time of transition as we keep the challenges going as usual.  Thanks so much for your understanding and for your dedication to our blog!

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Hi it's Jane and this is my first time as hostess here at CAS Colours & Sketches. I'm really excited to be able to choose the colours for this week's challenge. I so hope you're going to like them!


While we've indicated the colours using Stampin' Up names, you do not have to use Stampin' Up products for your cards. Please do use colours that are close. You may also use white, ivory, or black for your card base, for image outlines, or for sentiments. However, in order to be considered for our weekly Top Three winners, you must not use any other colours.

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


Louise
 


Now it's your turn! We'd all love to see what you create, but I'm going to be especially curious!

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.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Top Three Winners - Challenge #112

Thank you to everyone who joined in our challenge last week!  We had some very lovely entries.  The Design Team was especially impressed by the way the following ladies used the challenge colors.  Please join me in congratulating our Top Three Winners:

(listed in order of entry into the challenge)

 





Well done, ladies!  We hope you'll copy the winners' badge from our sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.

There is still time to join in our current sketch challenge.  We hope you'll give it a go and share your card with us by 1:00 p.m. Eastern time/6:00 p.m. GMT Wednesday, March 4.  We'd love to see what you create!  Happy crafting!

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Challenge #113 - Sketch

Hello!  It's Patricia here again.  I've really enjoyed being our challenge hostess throughout February and seeing all the fabulous things our challenge participants have created.  But now it's time to close out the month with another sketch challenge.


You're welcome to rotate or flip the sketch.  So long as we can easily see the basic elements of the sketch, it's good!

The design team has come up with these cards:

~ taking a break ~

Jane






Now it's your turn! You have until 6:00 p.m. GMT/1:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, March 4 to link your card below.  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.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Top Three Winners - Challenge #111

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in last week's challenge!  We loved seeing the different creative takes on the sketch!  All the fantastic entries made it difficult for the Design Team to narrow down our Top Three favorites.  But we've finally decided, and in order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:







Awesome job, ladies! You may collect your winner's badge from our blog's sidebar.

We've been enjoying seeing the great entries for our current Colours Challenge #112.  If you haven't played along with us yet this week, there is still time to join in!  You have until 6:00 p.m. GMT/1:00 p.m. EST Wednesday, February 25, 2015 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Challenge #112 - Colours

Hello there!  We were excited to see so many terrific cards created by our challenge participants for last week's sketch challenge!  We hope you'll join us again this week.  This time we have some bright, cheery colors for you to work with:


Although we've indicated the colors using Stampin' Up names, you do not have to use Stampin' Up products for your cards. Just be sure to use colors that are close. You may also use white, ivory, and/or black on your card. However, in order to be considered for our weekly Top Three winners, you must not use any other colors.

The CC&S Design Team appears to have been on a birthday wavelength this week!  :)  But your card can be any theme. 

~ taking a break ~

Jane






Now it's your turn! We'd love to see what you can do with these colors!  Please link your card below by Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time/6:00 p.m. GMT.

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.  We love to comment on our participants' work, but when we can't figure out those characters to prove we're not robots, it's very frustrating.  We suggest comment moderation as a friendlier alternative to avoiding spam comments.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Top Three Winners - Challenge #110

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's Sahara Sand/Pink Pirouette/Strawberry Slush color challenge!  We had a lot of beautiful entries!  Keeping in mind the three stated challenge colors and that we are a challenge for Clean and Simple designed cards, the Design Team has chosen the following as our Top Three favorites (listed in order of entry into the challenge):

 




Well done, ladies!  You may collect your winners' badge from the right sidebar of our blog.

If you haven't played along with us yet this week, there is still time to join in our current sketch challenge.  You have until 6:00 p.m. GMT/1:00 p.m. EST Wednesday, February 18 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!
 

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Challenge #111 - Sketch

Good morning!  Welcome to CAS - Colours and Sketches.  This week we have a great sketch challenge for you, with some interesting angles:



Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when creating your card.

Here's what the design team has created this week:


~ taking a break ~

Jane







Now it's your turn! We'd love to see what you can do with this sketch! You have until 6:00 p.m. GMT/1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 18 to enter this challenge.

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.  We love to comment on our participants' work, but when we can't figure out those characters, it's very frustrating.  We suggest comment moderation as a friendlier alternative to avoiding spam comments.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Top Three Winners - Challenge #109

Wow!  Our participants rose to the challenge of our double sketch and color challenge!  All of you should give yourselves a pat on the back!  The Design Team has chosen the following for our Top Three:

(listed in order of entry into the challenge)






Way to go, ladies!  We hope you'll enjoy displaying our winners' badge on your blog.  You may copy it from the right sidebar.  (We're going on the honor system here.)

If you haven't played along with us yet this week, there is still time to join in our current challenge: #110 - Colours. You have until 6:00 p.m. GMT/1:00 p.m. EST Wednesday, February 11 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Challenge #110 - Colours

Hello!  Welcome to our challenge blog!  If you're new here, we hope you'll join in the fun and creativity.  If you're a returning participant, we're glad you're back!

It's time for a new month of challenges here at CAS - Colours and Sketches.  Patricia is our hostess, and we're starting off February with some soft, pretty colors:


We've indicated the colors using Stampin' Up names; however, you do not have to use Stampin' Up products for your cards. Please use the colors in your craft supplies that are closest. You may also use white, ivory, or black for your card base or for stamping outline images or sentiments.  Please note that in order to be considered for our weekly Top Three winners, you must not use any other colors.

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

~ taking a break ~




Now it's your turn! We'd love to see what you create!  You have until 6:00 p.m. GMT/1:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, February 11, 2015 to share your artwork with us.

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. We love to comment on our participants' work, but when we can't figure out those characters, it's very frustrating.  We suggest comment moderation as a much friendlier alternative to avoiding spam comments.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Top Three Winners - Challenge #108

Hello!  Thank you to everyone who participated in our sketch challenge #108.  We had some very lovely entries!  The Design Team has chosen the following cards as our Top Three Winners:

(listed in order of entry into the challenge)

 


 


 

Congratulations, ladies!  You may copy our winners' badge from the right sidebar to display on your blog.

We hope you'll join us for our current double sketch and colors challenge before it ends!  You have until 6:55 p.m. Eastern time/11:55 p.m. GMT Wednesday, February 4 to link your card at the challenge post.  Cheers, and happy crafting!