Friday, January 22, 2021

Challenge #242 - Hearts & Flowers

It's that time of year when we need some romance to brighten up our lives, right? The doldrums have hit and the pandemic is just going on too, too long! We miss everyone and the prospects for vaccines seem a little too far in the future for our liking! So bring on the hearts and flowers and go all out! Or change the shapes and do something completely different, keeping the concept of Design Team Member, Heather's sketch intact! Above all, have fun with it! We can't wait to see what you'll do!

Feel free to rotate or flip the sketch, just keep the integrity of it, so we can recognize it. 

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Will the Design Team stay true to the sketch or will they go rogue? Let's see:



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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.
  • 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 #AYSI242 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, January 21, 2021

Winners for Challenge #241 Speedy Scraps & a New Look

 We had a lot of feisty, scrappy entries this time - duking it out for the fastest times and the most gorgeous creations! I feel like this was unlike most of our Speed Stamping Challenges, since having the pick of our scrap bins lead to some pretty sophisticated cards! But, oh, was it ever fun and satisfying to be able to use those pieces and, in such a short time, create masterpieces! There were many vying for the top spots, but a couple of clear winners emerged:


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Our Top Pick is: Shawna - The Grand Stampede


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Shawna's wood-themed card is really clever. The Design Team liked the way she matched the die cut sentiment from her scrap bin with the wood designer paper in the background and matched it with the stenciled design in neutral tones. To add interest, she sliced off a narrow strip and added it just below with a narrow border and set the stenciled paper on an angle! Shawna's project reflects creativity and craftsmanship at it's best!


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Our Featured Artist is: Malina G.


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Malina's card is one of those sophisticated cards that puts this Speed Challenge over the top! Her beautifully coloured flower and stencilled background were done within the time limit! The sentiment is from her scrap bin! This clean and simple card would be amazing under non-timed circumstances, but is miraculous in under ten minutes! Just beautiful in layout, execution and design, Malina! Wow!

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

1.  Carol L.


10. Marina

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Sketch 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.  

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