Friday, October 12, 2018

You Still Have Time To Play Challenge #186 - Flag Me Down

You still have time to play with our sketch challenge #186 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Challenge #186 - Flag Me Down

There are many definitions for the word "flag", including a country's symbol, a flower, a type of stone, losing energy, marking something, causing a vehicle to stop... But for our purposes, a flag is a narrow piece of paper with a notch or slant cut at one end. Add them to your project as the sketch indicates! Then click on the linky tool and you're away to the races! (Unless someone flags you down, or your energy flags, or you trip on the flagstones...) Never mind. Here's the sketch from Amanda:



And here are the creations from our Flagship team:














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 #AYSI186 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Winners for Challenge #185 - Coolness

Cool,cool,cool,cool-cool,cool! (If you're a Brooklyn99 fan you'll know where that phrase comes from!) That describes all the entries in our Colour Challenge last time! So much coolness! But there were two entries that broke through all Cool Limits and left the Design Team breathless! Here they are:

Our Top Pick is: Ingen




We were smitten with Ingen's little splattered bird and her clean and crisp-looking design! All the colours of the challenge were used in such a natural, organic way! It just goes to show you how a little splash of colour can make a big impact!




And our Featured Artist is: Gail Peters 



                                                        
Gail gets an A for creativity! There are so many elements to mention! The gorgeous misted background, the lifted and offset frame center, the leaf fronds echoing the background design and the layered look on the sentiment! The Design Team just loved the beautiful way Gail displayed our Colour Challenge!

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

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

There are Still A Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #185 - Coolness!

There are still a few hours left to play with our theme challenge #185 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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

Friday, September 28, 2018

You Still Have Time to Play As You See It Challenge #185 - Coolness

You still have time to play with our theme challenge #185 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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

Friday, September 21, 2018

As You See It Challenge #185 - Coolness

I've always been kind of partial to blues, greens and teals, so this palette is really appealing to me. In fact, it's the epitome of coolness! Right? So let's see how cool you are. Enjoy! 


Let's find out how the Design Team used the palette we were given:














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 #AYSI185 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Winners of Challenge #184 - Back to Basics

Who knew you could create such winning designs with such basic tools. With just stamps, ink, paper, scissors and the odd ribbon or sequin or button, we had some beautiful cards on display in our gallery. Sometimes, it does us all good to get back to our roots! And here are the winners of this latest challenge:

Our Top Pick is: Marina




Marina's cool card was based on a book about Jazz pianist, Oscar Peterson! Her stamp is perfect for the subject and we loved the configuration of it in concentric circles. She has chosen cool colours to present it and has trimmed it out in a cool way as well. In fact, it's just cool all over!





And our Featured Artist is: Joanne James 



                                                          
Joanne's lovely dandelion creation is the epitome of back to basics, the proof that you can make a beautiful card with just stamps, ink, paper, trimmer and a small embellishment. The Design Team was unanimous in their admiration of the colours and the background details and the soft bokeh effect! Well done, Joanne!

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

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play As You See It Challenge #184 - Back to Basics

You still have a few hours left to play with our theme challenge #184 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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

Saturday, September 15, 2018

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #184 - Back to Basics

You still have time to play with our theme challenge #184 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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

Friday, September 7, 2018

Challenge #184 - Back to Basics

In my part of the world, it was Back to School week, so this theme challenge is perfect timing here, but where ever you are at in terms of the school year, we can all get Back to Basics in our crafting! What does that mean? Well, we're talking real basics: paper, stamps, inks, maybe a touch of ribbon, scissors and paper trimmer - the bare minimum. What can you do with that? Let's see what you do when you get back to your roots!



See the Design Team tackle the basics:




















Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • 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 #AYSI178 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Winners for Challenge #183 - Queues

What a great lineup of talent we had in our gallery last week! (See what I did there?) You had so many different images strung out across your cards! And again we struggled with who to place in  Winners' Row! But this week it looks like the Southern Hemisphere wins out with summer images for their upcoming warm season. Take a look:

Our Top Pick is: Colleen Begley




Colleen's rainbow of beach huts on the sea textured background was a perfect way to use this sketch. We loved the way the little cottages picked up the colour design of the paper behind them and the little shore bird wading in the shallows is such an appropriate embellishment to the sentiment. Great queue, Colleen!





And our Featured Artist is: JoMo



                                                            
How clever is this queue of Christmas lights with colours giving a nod to the Southern Hemisphere celebrating the holiday in the summer months? The Design Team loved how the sentiment ties in that theme, but especially the clean, crisp look of the card and the bit of bling from the tinsel ribbon that adorns it. The precision of the placing of the lights creates perfectly coordinated shadows and glow lines around each light. This creation really deserves the limelight! 

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

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #183 - Queues

You still have a few hours left to play with our sketch challenge #183 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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

Friday, August 31, 2018

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #183 - Queues

You still have time to play with our sketch challenge #183 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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

Friday, August 24, 2018

Challenge #183 - Queues

I'm not a particularly patient person, so long line ups, or queues, as they are known in some countries, are very trying for me. Experts have estimated that the average person spends between 6 months to 2 years of his or her whole life waiting in lines of some kind. Luckily, you don't have to wait in line to enter our challenge this week! You just need to create a card with a line or row of some objects in it! Then click on the linky tool and you're away to the races! Here's the sketch from Amanda:



And here's the line up of creations from our Design Team:


Taking a break this week
Amy Jasper












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 #AYSI183 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Winners for Challenge #182 - Divided

So, lots of ways to divide your card front according to our sketch last week. We really enjoyed the variety! It turns out the Design Team was also divided. It was hard to pick just two winners. In accordance with our theme, therefore, we had to divide Top Pick among two people:



Our first Top Pick is: Kathy Schweinfurth




Kathy's sweet back-to-school card is just loaded with academic symbols from book worms to globes to apples for the teacher. Her choices of papers in the background both complimented the images they backed and contrasted with each other to highlight the clever divide between them!


Our second Top Pick is: Jay Soriano


Jay's lovely creation features a marbling effect for the divide and some gorgeously watercoloured blossoms that have an almost ethereal quality to them. An added feature is the cross-stitched texture for the dividing line.


And our Featured Artist is: Pam Sparks



                                                              
Pam's adorable bunny is actually skating on a 3D divide and everything you see is expertly watercoloured! The Design Team loved the splattered trees in the background, giving the impression of snow falling and the baker's twine pulling the sled along! The whole composition of this card is magic!

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