Friday, April 28, 2017

There is Still Time to Play Challenge #148

You still have time to play with our colour challenge #148 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, May 3rd, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Dream in Colour!

Do you dream in colour? I barely remember my dreams, so I can't recall, but if I do, these are the ones I'd pick for spring colours, because they're perfect for flowers and that's just what most of the Design Team were inspired to do with the colour challenge. But don't feel like you have to use flowers in your design. You are the master. Let the creative spirit move you!


And now, see how many different ways you can use these colours to create different flowers, thanks to the Design Team:


















Here are some guidelines for the challenge:


  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • Stampin Up colours are used for reference but any matching colours are welcome. You can use black/neutral for outlines and sentiments but don’t use any other colours.
  • 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 #AYSI148 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Winners for Challenge #147

The lacy panel on this sketch seemed to spark everyone's creativity and we got some really great interpretations of that element! There was everything from ink splotches to embossed triangles,from gingham to horizontal swooshes with roses thrown in the mix as well! Well done everyone! It was so much fun to see what you did with that unusual sketch!

It was hard as usual but we managed to narrow it down to our two winners:


Our Top Pick is: Kristen Clothier 

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Both elegant and rustic at the same time, Kristen's little copper bee looks right at home on the elegant paper doily. And those embossed copper triangles were a perfect choice for the lacy panel on the sketch! Throw in some texture with the burlap ribbon and you've got a wonderful design! Well done, Kristen!


And our Featured Artist is: Laurel Seabrook 


Laurel knocked it out of the park with her opulent rose design. She stamped and fussy cut that smile sentiment!! And fussy cut all those roses and leaves. But what caught the attention of the Design team were all the small details on Laurel's design like the stitching, the glitter embellishments and the beautiful choice of paper! Gorgeous!

Congratulations to our two winners, and thanks to everyone who played along! I hope you'll come back tomorrow and check out our new challenge tomorrow! Think colour! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.

Friday, April 14, 2017

You Still Have Time To Play Challenge #147!

You still have time to play with our theme challenge #147 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Apr.19th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Lacy and Lovely

Are you ready for a new challenge this week? It's a unique sketch challenge, and Amanda has outdone herself again! I'm calling this one Lacy and Lovely because of the design on the horizontal panel. Is is lace? Is it designer paper? Is it a stamped design? Only you know because you are the interpreter of the sketch! Let's see what you think it is and what you come up with! I can hardly wait to see!


And now you can get into the heads of the Design Team and see what they were thinking:

















Here are some guidelines for the challenge:


  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch and to substitute one   shape for another but we must still be able to see the sketch   in your finished submission.
  • 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 #AYSI145 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Winners for Challenge #146!

Wow! Everyone seemed to love that last challenge. It was so open-ended, I think, and spring is a universal pleaser! What's not to like? It was nice to see the different aspects of the season that people focused on: leaves, warmth, Easter, being outdoors, gardening and even weathered wood! And such great talent that, again, you made our job close to impossible!

But after intense debate, we managed to pick our two winners:


Our Top Pick is: Stasia Sloma 


Stasia's sweet but simple white daisies on the green watercolour background were the CAS darlings of many of the Design Team and her crisp white, green, and black palette was an effective expression of the freshness of spring!


And our Featured Artist is: Ashwini 

So Very Thankful

For sheer artistry, the Design Team agrees that you cannot beat this stunning creation of Ashwini's. The beautiful leaves with the variegated greens and the fun, multi-coloured grunge background plus the embedded sentiment panel all show so much careful work, we stand amazed! Well done!

Congratulations to our two winners, and thanks to everyone who played along! I hope you'll come back tomorrow and check out our new challenge tomorrow! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.

Friday, March 31, 2017

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #146

You still have time to play with our theme challenge #146 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Apr.5th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring has Sprung

Welcome to another challenge and this time we have a theme challenge with a fill in the blank introduction! We've just had the March equinox this past week, which signals the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of fall in the Southern Hemisphere, but our challenge is focusing on the season of spring and your favourite thing about it! 

Simply fill in the blank and make your card with that thing as your theme!



Let's see what our Design Team have chosen as their favourite things:
















  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • 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 #AYSI146 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Winners for Challenge #145

Unusual challenge wasn't it? But creative interpretations, including music notes, a skyline and pollen! You didn't disappoint! Thanks for picking up the gauntlet and going for it!

Alas, we only have 2 winners and without further ado, they are:


Our Top Pick is: Karen Finkle  


Karen smooshed her background to perfection and we loved the creativity of using a line of music as the spots from the sketch, with the sentiment to match. The lovely choice of colour was the top note! Well played, Karen!


And our Featured Artist is: Joanne James 


The Design Team was all abuzz over Joanne's clever beehive design! The texture from the Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder peeking through the circle and the yellow pollen like spots make such a great backdrop for those lifelike bees that Joanne stamped and so perfectly trimmed out by hand! With the clean, white background, it made for a stunning honey of a card!

Congratulations to our two winners, and thanks to everyone who played along! I hope you'll check out our new challenge tomorrow because it's a different one! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.

Friday, March 17, 2017

There's Still Time to Play Challenge #145

You still have time to play with our sketch challenge #145 here at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Mar.22nd, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Spots in Your Eyes!

Happy Friday! Welcome to a new challenge! Amanda has something completely different for us this time and I can hardly wait to see what you come up with! There are many ways you could interpret this sketch! Please play along and encourage your crafty friends to join you!






Let's see what kind of spots the Design Team had in their eyes:
















Tara Angus


Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch and to substitute one   shape for another but we must still be able to see the sketch   in your finished submission.
  • 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 #AYSI145 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Winners for Challenge #144

Thanks for playing with us during the past two weeks. I may be biased (haha!)but I think we have the most creative participants ever! I loved the angled design! It was a wonderful opportunity to get that washi tape out of the drawer, wasn't it?

But, as always,  we may only pick 2 winners and so here they are:


Our Top Pick is  Sara Mattson-Blume:


Sara created a really vibrant birthday card using a variety of paper, washi tape, lively sentiments and a birthday candle border punch! The Design Team just wanted to put on their fancy hats and par-tay when they saw this one!



And our Featured Artist is LeAnne Pugliese:


And from colourful to an epic neutral design with definite masculine appeal. LeAnne built on the black and silver theme to create a birthday card with a bias! The Design Team loved the crisp look of the black, white and silver and the special details, especially the "wire" anchored by the "bolt"! 

Congratulations to our two winners, and thanks to all of you who took the time to enter your creations! I hope you'll check out our new challenge tomorrow and please share it with your crafty friends! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and sport them proudly on their blogs or sites.

Friday, March 3, 2017

There is Still Time To Play Challenge #144

You still have time to play with our sketch challenge #144 here at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Mar. 8th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, February 24, 2017

On the Bias for Challenge #144

Welcome back! I know many of you found our last colour challenge a bit daunting, but I think you're really going to enjoy this sketch by Amanda! See what you can come with! We're looking forward to it with this open-ended inspiration sketch!





Let's take a look at what the Design Team have come up with:


















Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch and to substitute one   shape for another but we must still be able to see the sketch   in your finished submission.
  • 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 #AYSI144 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.