Friday, January 8, 2021

Challenge #241 - Speedy Scraps & a New Look

Welcome to 2021 and a brand new look for our blog! Big thanks are due to Design Team member Amy Jasper for the update of all of our graphics! Leave her a little love for all her hard work!! 

Not only do we have a different look, we are planning an exciting new feature for 2021 and that is the addition of a guest designer once in every cycle of challenges. Every time we have a Colour Challenge, the Featured Artist winner will be asked to join us for the next Recipe Challenge as our Guest Designer!

Now our first Challenge of the new year is a Speed Challenge, and our Design Team Member, Joanne, has a great idea. It's a chance to clean out that scrap bin a bit and use up some of those bits that have been lying around forever! But you have to arrange them and add anything extra you want to add, all within 10 minutes! That should get the adrenaline pumping!

When we do a speed challenge we are not expecting a detailed masterpiece from you. We want you to have fun and see what you can create in under 10 minutes! You can design it in your head or sketch it out first. You can gather all your supplies ahead of time. But once you start the cutting/stamping/die cutting/embossing /etc. process, you must start the timer! 
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You have 10 minutes! 
Let us know, with your entry, how long it took you to complete your card or project! The key is to KISS!! Keep It Simple, Stamper!


Let's see how our scrappy Design Team members did:




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Amy Jasper 9m28s




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Joanne James   3m19s


Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • You can come up with your design and gather materials before you start the clock, but once you start work, you have to complete your design in 10 min. State in your blog or description, how long it took you to make it.
  • Use the given theme in your project.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the   challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we   can send you lots of feedback. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYS241 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Winners for Challenge #240 - Recipe for Winter Fun

There were flurries of snowflakes last week here at As You See It Challenges drifting over die cuts and patterned paper in hues of red and green, all tied up with twine or ribbon and it looked fantastic! There were many beauties to choose from! Just a note: This was our last challenge before Christmas. We will be starting up again Jan. 8 with a bit of a facelift, so you can look forward to that! Best wishes of the season to all of you! Let's find out who the winners were:


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Our Top Pick is: Malina G.


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Malina's watercoloured poinsettia really pops against the neutral background and the snowflake-patterned tag it's mounted on! The die cut sentiment in gold really adds a classy element to this beautiful card! But the fun part is the assortment of embellishments, looking like sprinkles on a cake, and the braided twine on the tag!

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Our Featured Artist is: Johanna at LHC


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Johanna's beautiful card features a neutral background with the elements of the challenge in varying shades of green and pops of red and gold and white. The realistic looking die cuts of the foliage against the tiny polka dots looks so great and the little snowflakes perfectly balance the card. Then there's the font on that sentiment! So perfect for an elegant creation! 

                                                      
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And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mentions on their sites:



Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Enjoy your holidays and join us again on January 8th for our next challenge! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.  

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #240 - Recipe for Winter Fun - a Recipe Challenge

  You still have a few hours to play with our Recipe Challenge #240 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, 16th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.    

Monday, December 14, 2020

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #240 - Recipe for Winter Fun

 You still have time to play with our Recipe Challenge #240 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, 16th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.    

Friday, December 4, 2020

Challenge #240 - Recipe for Winter Fun

 Design Team member Jane has been in the kitchen whipping up a new Recipe Challenge for you today and I know you're going to love it - the possibilities are endless! The main design element seems to be snowflakes, but will they be separate or combined with the other elements? It's up to you? How will you fit in the die cut, the patterned paper, the twine and the colours? You can get really creative with this! You have to include all the elements in the recipe on your creation, but how you do that is up to you! Have fun!!

**Note: This is our last challenge before Christmas! It ends on December 16th and we will be taking a bit of a break to redesign our graphics and we'll be back, giving you more of the challenges you love on January 8th! In the meantime, have a happy and healthy holiday season!


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Let's see how the Design Team has combined their elements:



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Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • Use every element in the recipe, but the possibilities within those parameters are endless.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the   challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we   can send you lots of feedback. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use AYSI#240 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Winners for Challenge #239 - Not My Jam

There was a lot of jam making going on at As You See It Challenge over the past two weeks, with our participants choosing the colours that they really did not feel the love for, that really were not their jam, so to speak, and using them to make sweet confections! Some definite themes emerged - purple grapes and orangey oranges were among the top unfavourites to jam with! But some other unexpected ones occurred as well! What was really amazing was how well you crafted with colours you don't like! Let's find out who the winners were:



Our Top Pick is: Christine Blain 




Christine is really averse to So Saffron as a colour, but when she paired it up with Basic Black and got it to pop, she was able to come up with a design she liked. Sometimes, it's all in the pairing, and not always just for wine!! The Design Team were really intrigued with the way Christine was able to get so much texture from her ink and that fabulous stamp works so well for emboss resist! Awesome card!



Our Featured Artist is: Gayle Chrvala




Gayle created this stunning Christmas card with masses of her least favourite colour, gray. With that quiet gray background, the intricate snowflakes and the bold sentiments, especially the one die cut in rid, just popped! It is reminiscent of a Scandinavian Christmas card! Very effective and eye-catching! 


                                                      


And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mentions on their sites:




Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Recipe Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #239 - Not My Jam

 You still have a few hours left to play with our Fill In the Blank Challenge #239 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.