Friday, September 24, 2021

You Still Have Time To Play Challenge #259 - Speed Humour

You still have time to play with our Speed Challenge #259 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, Sept.29th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Challenge #259 - Speed Humour

I love listening to comedians like Robin Williams who could spout hilarity off the top of his head so fast it would leave you dizzy trying to keep up with it. If you stopped concentrating for 1 second you missed a great joke! I'm not like that. My brain runs at a much slower speed and I have to work at being funny, but this week Design Team member Amy has come up with a Speed Stamping Challenge for you, and the theme is Humour, so you'll need to loosen up your funny bone and get your laugh track in gear! You will need to create a funny card in under 10 minutes!!

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 funny our Design Team members were in 10 min.:


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Amy Jasper  9m48s




heather cooper





Jan Clothier 
Taking a break this time




jane knudsen

Jane Knudsen 9m30s




leanne pugliese


                                    LeAnne Pugliese 7m5s                                        




joanne james

Joanne James   3m41s



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 #AYS259 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, September 16, 2021

Winners for Challenge #258 - In the Air

Lots of variety in this week's challenge! There are so many things you can find In The Air! We had fun soaring through all your entries and choosing the winners! So without further comment, here they are:  

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Our Top Pick is: Annette Elias


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Annette has created a card with a soft, pretty colour palette on white cardstock, delicate imagery and great attention to detail. We loved the way the artfully coloured flowered sprig was mounted over the script. The beautifully detailed bird was positioned perfectly to create a clean and simple overall design. 

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Our Featured Artist is: Milla


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Milla was thinking coloured leaves falling in the autumn breezes when she completed this project for our In the Air Challenge and what beautiful autumn leaves she has created here. The Design Team loved the partially sponged frame and the rich fall colours Milla has included here. They loved the beautiful colouring job she did on her various fall leaves and her adorable embossed sentiment and little twine bow. The overall clean and simple looked nailed this design as the Featured Artist project for this challenge. Congratulations, Milla.


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


 #5.  Kate 


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

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

You Still Have a Few More Hours to Play Challenge #258 - In the Air

You still have a few more hours to play with our Recipe Challenge #257 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, Sept.15th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, September 10, 2021

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #258 - In The Air

You still have time to play with our Recipe Challenge #257 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, Sept.15th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Challenge #258 -In the Air

Look up! Look waaayy up! What do you see? Our theme this challenge is In The Air and your project can include anything you would find in the air: birds, balloons, dust motes.... you name it! There are endless possibilities, (but you may not have stamps for all of them)! Pick your favourite and create a card or something! Oh, and one other thing - have fun with it!


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What has our Design Team up in the air?



amy jasper




heather cooper




jan clothier




jane knudsen




LeAnne Pugliese
On a break this week

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 #AYSI258 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, September 2, 2021

Winners for Challenge #257 - Recipe for a Fall Farm

This week's gallery looked like a page from Country Living Magazine! It was so warm and harvest ready! You all created some beautiful cards with the challenge elements and the Design Team were all impressed by different artists so it was challenging to just pick a few. We did manage to zero in on some winners, though so here they are:  

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Our Top Pick is: Jolanda Johnstone

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Jolanda's lovely combination of warm tones and neutrals gives a cozy feel and great contrast! She has made great use of texture and a variety of die cuts to satisfy all the elements of the recipe challenge! This design just makes you want to pull up a chair in the farmhouse kitchen for a coffee and a chat! Great choice of colour, texture and paper, Jolanda!

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Our Featured Artist is: Maria Helena


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Maria Helena has so many fabulous elements to her card including the diagonal gingham print paper, the super texture in the background, and the amazing grass and leaf stamps she has used in her sheaf of grasses here. The Design Team thought the colours she used were perfect for this challenge and the font of the sentiment was the perfect touch! Beautiful work!


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

 2.  Judy Inukai

 5.  Johanna @LHC


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

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #257

You still have a few hours to play with our Recipe Challenge #257 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, Sept.1st, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, August 27, 2021

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #257 - Recipe for a Fall Farm

You still have time to play with our Recipe Challenge #257 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, Sept.1st, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Challenge #257 - Recipe for a Fall Farm

It's fall harvest time and Design Team Member Heather has devised a Recipe Challenge to help you evoke the fall farm harvest vibe. You have to include all the elements in the recipe on your creation, but how you do that is up to you! Have fun and commence cooking!!


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We are so pleased to welcome our third guest designer, Jenny Engelke, (who was our Featured Artist on Challenge #255) for this challenge.

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jenny engelke


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


Amy Jasper
Riding her bicycle for Childhood Cancer this week

Heather Cooper
Taking a break this week



jan




jane



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#257 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, August 19, 2021

Winners for Challenge #256

I think as crafters we are all animal lovers too, because our Fill in the Blank Challenge #256 - Zoology, about our favourite animals struck a stamping chord and we had some gorgeous entries this time. Oh, my goodness! Choosing winners was like a photo finish in a horse race or finding the queen in a bee hive! Here they are:  

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Our Top Pick is: Deborah Wheeler

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Deborah's mastery of masking and watercolour has created a wonderful scene for this dear little cat whose mind is on more than the beautiful scenery behind her. The peaceful palette brings the cat, the birds and the embossed sentiment into perfect focus! What a whimsical scene!

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Our Featured Artist is: Stef Perry


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Stef has made this party bear just come to life with her masterful copic colouring skills! He pops right off the page! And the colour choices are perfect for bringing the image into sharp focus. The little details like the linen thread from the balloons tucked under the bear's arm and the enamel dots as finishing touches create a fine Featured Artist award winner.

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

  8.  Toni

14.  Jules



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 today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.   

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

There are Still a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #256 - Zoology

You still have a few hours left to play with our Fill In The Blank Challenge #256 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, Aug.18th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Monday, August 16, 2021

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #256 - Zoology

You still have time to play with our Fill In The Blank Challenge #256 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, Aug.18th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, August 6, 2021

Challenge #256 - Zoology

Design Team member LeAnne has come up with a winner for our next Fill In the Blank Challenge. So many of us are animal lovers! And you have so many to choose from: birds, insects, fish, puppies - just to name a few! I'm sure everyone can find a favourite from that comprehensive a list, right? You don't have to own one - you might just enjoy watching this type of animal from a distance!

This week's challenge is a fill in the blank challenge. You complete the sentence by filling in the blank, then you make your project based on the words you used to fill in the blank. How would you fill in this blank? Now, take on the challenge of making something amazing with it!

 And make sure to tell us, in your blog post, how you Filled in the Blank!


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Can you guess which critters are the Design Teams favourites ?



amy jasper

Amy Jasper
Amy is riding this month to raise money to end childhood cancer, and I bet she sees a lot of deer on her long, lonely bike rides. Her favourite animal is a moose, but deer are a close second.



heather cooper

Sloths are not Heather's favourite animal but they are the favourite of her daughter who is visiting right now soooo...



jan clothier

Jan is another deer lover, especially Christmas ones!



jane knudsen

Jane has a thing  for those cute koalas!



joanne james

Joanne James
Joanne just adores penguins!



leanne pugliese

LeAnne Pugliese
While LeAnne may be a general animal lover, you get the idea that that dog is a great favourite!

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Fill in the blanks with the words that are right for you and then create your project with those words in mind. Tell us, in your blog or on your site, what words you used.
  • 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 #AYSI256 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, August 5, 2021

Winners for Challenge #255 - Autumn Warmth and Our Next Guest Designer

We're excited to announce the winners of Challenge #255 because the Featured Artist will be our Guest Designer for the next Recipe Challenge in two weeks! We're very keen to work with the winner! It was a such a warm colour palette, and we got some beautiful creations from so many of you. Thank you for entering! The Design Team got all toasty inside just trying to narrow down our winners. And here they are:

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Our Top Pick is: Christy Stanford

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From her enticing background design, to the masterful stamping job of that sweet peach with it's two-toned design, Christy has created a card with warm sweet tones, tempered with the strip of green to cut the sweetness, making it perfectly palatable! Whether or not you like peaches, you're sure to love this eye-catching delight!

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Our Featured Artist is: Jenny Engelke


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Jenny used the neutral black & white background to allow the focal point of the song birds to pop! The birds themselves are beautifully coloured with our challenge colours which are blended to perfection! We noted the layered scalloped black backgrounds, one with clear embossed images, the white embossed sentiment that really shows up against the black and the attention to detail. All these factors are exciting to see in our next Guest Designer for our upcoming Recipe Challenge in two weeks.

Congratulations, Jenny, and we will be in touch with you with the details.

                                                      
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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! Come and check out our new Fill in the Blank Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog! Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.