Friday, January 17, 2020

Challenge #217 - Love is in the Air

We're about a month away from Valentine's Day and in the card maker's world, that is prime time for creating Valentine cards. Also, thinking ahead to spring, in North America anyway - engagements, anniversaries and weddings take place! So what could be more apropos than the theme of LOVE! LOVE is in the air! Thanks to our Design Team member, Jan, for our challenge this week!



How does our Design Team deal with the subject of love:

















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 #AYSI217 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines.


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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Winners for Challenge #216 - A Recipe for Sparkle

It was such a relief to find some sparkle on our Challenge page for those first two weeks in January! After the festivities of Christmas, things can be so dull that it's nice to find an excuse to light things up again, and you all did that so effectively that we were dazzled by the light! But in spite of our dazzled eyes were were still able to choose a Top Pick and a Featured Artist! Take a look:

We had a tie for Top Pick


Our first Top Pick is: Heather Heroldt



With a very inspiring sentiment, Heather creating a sparkling card where the silvery snowflakes on the designer paper almost matched the exact diameter of the embossed snowflakes on the cardstock underneath and beside them! What a great layout with lots of silver and bling to bring it home! The Design Team Salute you, Heather!


Our second Top Pick is: dj at Sendable Sentiments



dj managed to fulfill the conditions of our Recipe Challenge in some unique ways. The snowflake was a giant, vellum snowflake which also filled the dry embossing requirement, because if you look closely at the photo, it is dry embossed! The silver was the cross-hatched stamped area behind, which is stamped in a silver-metallic ink, not gray, and also the silver button. The Design Team were impressed with dj's creativity.



Our first Featured Artist is: Rebecca Ednie


Rebecca's elegant alcohol ink background with the resist snowflakes caused a gasp of delight from the Design Team and combined with the die cut snowflake flourish and the heartwarming sentiment with the dry embossed lines created a beautiful winning entry! Beautiful work, Rebecca!

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

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #216 - A Recipe for Sparkle

You still have a few hours left to play with our Recipe Challenge #216 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, January 15th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, January 10, 2020

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #216 - A Recipe for Sparkle

You still have time to play with our Recipe Challenge #216 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, January 15th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, January 3, 2020

Challenge #216 - A Recipe for Sparkle

Happy New Year! Welcome back after our holiday break! Thank you for your support of our challenge blog. We really enjoy getting to know all our participants and look forward each week to viewing their creations and reading their blog posts! I hope you had a restful break and your mojo is in full swing. Our first challenge of 2020 is a Recipe Challenge, meaning you will be presented with a challenge banner giving you 5 design elements that must be included on your project. How you include them and what they look like, as long as they are recognizable as that element, is up to you!

This next recipe challenge was concocted by yours truly, and it's a recipe for Sparkle, because... well... it's just that time of year! January really needs some sparkle in it, don't you think??




Let's see what the Design Team's versions of silver and shine look like:














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#216 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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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Winners for Challenge #215 - Holiday Joy

It was such a joy to find out what brings all of you joy during the holidays! And no two were exactly alike, which is what was so cool! And all your beautiful creations brought US holiday joy, except when we had to pick our winners! It's a tough job, but someone had to do it, so here are your Top Pick and Featured Artist for the last challenge of 2019!


Our Top Pick is: Karen Brown




Karen's cheerful wreath is a full display of her Holiday Joy, bright happy colours! We loved her CAS design with the great texture that really shows off this festive thank you card! Thank you for sharing it with us, Karen! It really brightened our day!





Our first Featured Artist is: Gayle Chrvala


Gayle's exquisite die cuts and beautiful shades of blue simply exude peace and joy, and the reason for the season - the things that bring Gayle joy over the holidays! The Design Team loved the way the simple cross is incorporated into the design so seamlessly! And the ornate sentiment is a perfect size and font for the design! So lovely, Gayle!

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! We will be taking a short break over Christmas and will return on January 3rd with a Recipe Challenge! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #215 - Holiday Joy

You still have a few hours left to play with our Fill In the Blank Challenge #215 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, December 18th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. Then we will be taking a break until January 3 for the holidays.