Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Challenge #254 - Sketch

Happy New Year!

Welcome back to another fun year of challenges here at CAS Colours & Sketches. We look forward to seeing you join in on the fun and seeing your creativity in the gallery each week. 

It's Beverley here, your hostess for January. As we are already into the second week of January we are starting things off with a sketch...


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

Our design team has created the following cards to inspire you:

Beverley

Cathy

Emily

Fiona

Jeanne

Karen


Marsha

Patricia

Samantha

Wei - card 1

Wei - card 2


We are looking forward to continuing our Guest Designer program this year!  Each month, the names of all the Weekly Winners from the previous month are put into a drawing.  One name is selected and that person is invited to be a Guest Design Team member for an upcoming month of challenges.  Our Guest Designer for the month of January, selected from our October 2017 Weekly Winners, is Sue!  She's been participating in our challenges pretty much since our challenge blog was started, and we are excited to have her join us as our Guest Designer this month.  Here's her take on this week's challenge:



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 Monday, 15th January 2018.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Weekly Winners - Seasonal Sketch #253

Wow!  The Design Team really enjoyed seeing how our challenge players took some of our sketches from 2017 and used them to make lovely, festive CAS cards!  We have chosen the following cards as our Weekly Winners.  In order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:






Fantastic job, everyone!  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 the new year!  Be sure to join us on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 as we start another year of clean and simple colour and sketch challenges.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Happy Holidays!

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

On behalf of the CAS Colours & Sketches Design Team, I want to express our gratitude 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 truly thankful for all of you!

We would like to wish the happiest of holidays to all of our participants, and the best of everything to you in 2018.  No matter what festivities you celebrate, we hope you will experience the love, wonder, peace, joy, and magic of this special season.

For the next few weeks we'll be taking a break so that our followers and our design team can spend time with their families and loved ones.  Look for our next challenge to start on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.  Until then, take care, and keep being creative!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Weekly Winners - Seasonal Colours #252

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's challenge!  We loved seeing what everyone created!

We realized just before Challenge #252 closed that it was misrepresented on a couple of challenge listing blogs to mean "use colours seen during this season", rather than to take one of our colour challenges from 2017 and make a seasonal card with it.  Since that was beyond our control, we didn't have the heart to disqualify from our Weekly Winners voting any entries that otherwise met our challenge requirements of making a clean and simple styled card.  So, the Design Team has chosen the following cards as our Weekly Winners.  In order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:





Wonderful job, everyone! 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: #253 - Seasonal Sketch.  We'd like for you to choose one of our sketch challenges from 2017 and make a seasonal card using it. You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Monday, December 18, 2017 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Challenge #253 - 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 Past Sketch Challenges tab at the top of the page.  The ones from 2017 start at Challenge #205.  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.  Make sure you've chosen one from 2017!  Here are the seasonal takes from our Design Team:

Beverley
(Challenge #205)

Cathy
(Challenge #214)

Emily
(Challenge #237)

Fiona
(Challenge #227)

Karen
(Challenge #210)


Patricia
(Challenge #233)

Samantha
(Challenge #251)


Today we're continuing the introductions of our newest Design Team members.  Please join me in welcoming the following:

(Challenge #205)

Wei
(Challenge #235)


We would like to extend many, many thanks to everyone who has joined in our challenges throughout the year.  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 22, 2017.  We'll be returning with new challenges on January 9, 2018.

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 Monday, December 18, 2017

Friday, December 08, 2017

Weekly Winners Sketch Challenge #251

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week's challenge!  We loved seeing what everyone created! The Design Team has chosen the following cards as our Weekly Winners.  In order of entry into the challenge, we congratulate:

Watercolor Wash tutorial by Jenny Hall at www.jennystampsup.com for cardmaking, scrapbooking, video tutorials and more!

Awesome job, everyone! 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: #252. You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Monday, December 11 to link your card to the challenge post. We'd love to have you join us!


Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Challenge #252 - 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 Past Colour Challenges tab at the top of the page.  The challenges for 2017 start with Challenge #204.

We've used Stampin' Up colour names for reference, but you may use any companies' products for your cards as long as you match our colours as closely as possible. You may also use neutral colours (white, cream, kraft, brown, grey, or black) for card layers, sentiments, and image outlines. 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 post when you share your card.  

Beverley
(Challenge #230)

Cathy
(Challenge #223)

Emily
(Challenge #239)

Fiona
(Challenge #245)

Karen
(Challenge #204)


Patricia
(Challenge #241)

Samantha
(Challenge #248)


We had an amazing turnout for our recent Design Team call!  We have selected three people to join our team full-time starting in January 2018, and we'll be introducing them this week and next.  Today we have one of our new members playing along with us.  Please help us give a warm welcome to Jeanne, who has used Challenge #211 for this week's challenge:



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 2017 into a holiday card.  Beginning December 19, we'll take a break and return with new challenges in January 2018.

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 Monday, December 11, 2017