Friday, September 11, 2020

Challenge #234 - Flying in Circles!

Design Team member Jane has kitchen tested a new Recipe Challenge for you today and I know you're going to love it - there is such scope for the imagination! The main design element seems to be circles, but will they be separate or combined with the other elements? It's up to you? How will you fit in the punch or die cut, the patterned paper, the birthday greeting and the butterfly? 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!!


challenge 234 flying in circles



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





challenge 234 flying in circles



challenge 234 flying in circles



challenge 234 flying in circles




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


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Click here to enter

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Winners for Challenge #233 - Hues in Twos

It turns out it's darn hard to pick just one favourite colour duo. Most people chose one of their favourites, or their current favourite, or their favourite at this time of year, reserving their right to choose another favourite at any other time, like the next day!! But you made a valiant effort and you created some lovely projects with those Hues in Twos! Now we have to come up with winners and here they are:

We had two Top Picks this week:


Our First Top Pick is: Heather Heroldt



Heather's precision stamping of the intricate tiles in her entry really caught our attention, as well as her eye-catching duo of Granny Apple Green and Gorgeous Grape, a combo made in heaven! This intricate mosaic is otherwise clean and sharp and a treat for the eyes! Well stamped, Heather!



Our Second Top Pick is: dj at Sendable Sentiments



dj created a really adorable baby card with the use of a simple layout and a beautiful colour combo of teal and brown. The patterned paper added variety and the little booties on the twine were perfectly located on the page for balance! The different fonts in the sentiment, as well as the contrast between die cut and stamped also added to the visual appeal of dj's project!



Our first Featured Artist is: Jen Mitchell





Jen has created a beautiful pastel CAS card for her entry. Her yellow and grey colour duo is so peaceful, and the die cuts she has chosen are perfect for those colours. The composition is sophisticated and pleasing! The use of the same die cuts in vellum allowing the other colours to show through adds an extra layer to the layout! So elegant!
                                                      


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

   
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, September 9, 2020

There are Still a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #233 - Hues in Twos

You still have a few hours left to play with our Fill in the Blank Challenge #233 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?


challenge 233 hues in twos


The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Sept. 9th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, September 4, 2020

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #233 - Hues in Twos

You still have time to play with our Fill in the Blank Challenge #233 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?


challenge 233 hues in twos


The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Sept. 9th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, August 28, 2020

Challenge #233 - Hues in Twos

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. Do you have Go-To colour combinations? The duos that you know look great together and always make you smile? And always make your cards look amazing? That is this week's challenge, what is your favourite colour duo? How would you fill in the blank? Have fun with it!


        
What do you think the design team members will choose as their favourite colour duo?




Amy Jasper
Amy's favourite colours are Granny Apple Green & Coastal Cabana.



Heather's favourite duo in the winter is Coastal Cabana and Pool Party.




Jan picked Real Red and Gold as her favourite colour duo.






Jane's colour duo of choice is lime and blue!





Joanne James
Joanne used her favourite duo of Balmy Blue and Highland Heather! 




LeAnne Pugliese
Leanne's favourite duo has a coastal feel - Soft Sky and Kraft

  • 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 #AYSI233 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 27, 2020

Winners for Challenge #232 - Sunflower Skies

Great job on the colour challenge, everyone! I feel like we single-handedly increased the sunflower bloom across the world because of our challenge! And way to go those of you who bucked the trend and created something completely different! Once again you made our jobs so tough to do, as we had to choose our winners, but here they are:


Our Top Pick is: Joanna from Jojo's Spot



Joanna created a wonderfully unique card using our challenge colours, and nary a sunflower in sight! The Design Team loved her layered lettering, especially using the patterned paper with the challenge colours and the creative way she used the Cajun Craze beads to get that colour into the mix! Such a different, yet eye-pleasing design, you get excited just because you're looking at something totally different!

And this week we have a tie for Featured Artist. 

Our first Featured Artist is: Amy Tsuruta 



Amy combined several different stamp sets to fill this adorable slimline card, but they all worked together so well, you would swear the images were all from the same set! Here background is perfect and she used a lot of skill colouring in the images. The Design Team loved the depth in her design and the boldness of her sentiment. Well done!


Our second Featured Artist is: Theresa P. 



Theresa's antique-looking sunflowers and vase caught the Design Team's attention right off the top. We loved the skilled colouring job that Theresa did with the flowers and leaves. And that one Bermuda Bay stripe on the vase pulls your eye toward the meaningful  sentiment! What a great way of using those challenge colours! Great job!                                                                                                                                                                                 


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

1. Jaydee
3.    Karen Ksenzakovic  
15.  Stamps-n-Lingers     


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

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

You Still Have A Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #232 - Sunflower Skies

You still have a few hours left to play with our Colour Challenge #232 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Aug. 26th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.