Thursday, November 28, 2013

Challenge #53 - Sketch

Happy Thanksgiving to our US friends! I don't suppose you will get much crafting done today, but it's here ready for you when you need to escape for a bit of peace and quiet after all the festivities!

This last week of November brings a sketch challenge:

Deadline: Wednesday, December 4, 18.00 GMT

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







Now it's your turn! You have until 18:00 GMT Wednesday, December 4 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,December 4, 18.00 GMT

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Challenge #51 - Top Three Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in our sketch challenge last week!  Please join me in saluting our Top Three winners:







Way to go, ladies!  Here is your winners' badge:



If you haven't played along with us yet this week, there is still time to join in our color challenge!  You have until 6:00 p.m. GMT/1:00 p.m. EST tomorrow (Wednesday, November 27) to link your card to the challenge post.  We'd love to have you join us! 




Thursday, November 21, 2013

Challenge #52 - Colours

Welcome back! This third week of November brings us back to a colour challenge, and this week I have gone for colours that remind me very much of all things Christmas...well it is less than 6 weeks to Christmas, so if you haven't started with your Christmas projects yet, here's a push to get you going!




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














Now it's your turn! You have until 18:00 GMT Wednesday, November 27 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, November 27, 18.00 GMT

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Challenge #50 - Top Three Winners

We had some fabulous cards entered into our Color Challenge #50 using Soft Sky, Very Vanilla and Soft Suede!  The Design Team did not have an easy time making our decision this week.  There were more than three cards that we loved equally, but in the end, since this is a challenge for Clean and Simple styled cards, we had to choose the three we felt best fit the idea of "clean and simple".  In order of entry into the challenge, they are...



Gratitude - Photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems




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

 


There is still time to participate in this week's sketch challenge!  You have until 6:00 p.m. GMT/1:00 p.m. EST tomorrow (Wednesday, November 20) to link your card to the challenge post.  We'd love to have you join us! 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Challenge #51 - Sketch

Hello and welcome to our next challenge, which this week is a sketch, but before I show you, I'd like to tell you about our brand new Facebook page! We'd love you to come on over and join us there where we'll be posting challenges, winners, and more in the future! You can find the page here

Ok so now down to business! Here is this week's sketch, designed by me (Lizy). I hope you find it inspiring!



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
















Now it's your turn! You have until 18:00 GMT Wednesday, November 20 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, November 20, 18.00 GMT

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Challenge #49 - Top Three Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Double Challenge the week of October 31 - November 6!  The Design Team has chosen their Top Three Honors winners:

 






Congratulations!!!  We hope you'll be proud to display our winners' badge on your blog.



There is still some time to join in our current color challenge.  We'd love to see what you create with the soft, pretty colors Lizy chose!  Be sure to link your card to the challenge post by 6:00 p.m. GMT/1:00 p.m. EST Wednesday, November 13.






Thursday, November 07, 2013

Challenge #50 - Colours

Hello and welcome to a new month of challenges at CAS - Colours and Sketches! It is my turn (Lizy) to host the challenges, so I hope you enjoy them!

Here is our first one, and it is a colour challenge...


I was inspired to use these colours by my lovely vintage chest of drawers that I rescued and revived.

The colours are so soft and romantic. We can't wait to see what you do with them!

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









Now it's your turn! You have until 18:00 GMT Wednesday, November 13 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, November 13, 18.00 GMT

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Challenge #48 - Top 3 Winners

We had some lovely cards entered into our sketch challenge last week, and it wasn't easy selecting only three that stood out among the rest!  Here are the Design Team's choices (in order of entry to the challenge):







 
 

Congratulations!  Here is your winner's badge.  We hope you'll be proud to display it on your blog!



Thank you to everyone who participated in our challenge!  There are still more than 24 hours left to play along in our double sketch and color challenge - we hope you'll join us if you haven't already!