Friday, January 21, 2022

You Still Have Time to Challenge #266 - Dandy Diagonals

You still have time to play with our Sketch Challenge #266 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, Jan. 26th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, January 14, 2022

Challenge #266 - Dandy Diagonals

Happy New Year and welcome to the first As You See It Challenge of 2022! We have a whole year of amazing challenges cooked up for you and we can hardly wait to share them with you!

Our first challenge of the year is a sketch put together by Design Team member LeAnne! You'll love her bias on creating as you craft on the diagonal this week and add a focal point that can be any shape you like!

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

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What bias did the Design Team use with the sketch? Check out their angles:

heather cooper




heather heroldt



jan clothier




jane knudsen



leanne pugliese




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 #AYSI260 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, December 23, 2021

Winners for Challenge #265 - Speedy Snowflakes

There were a few of you who were willing to get your adrenaline pumping playing our latest Speed Stamping Challenge with the theme of Snowflakes! Thanks for entering and we hope you enjoyed the challenge of making a card in less than 10 minutes. This was our last challenge of 2021 and we will see you again with our next challenge on January 14, 2022! In the meantime, we want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Now on to our winners for this challenge! Because we had only a few entries, we will not be awarding Honorable Mentions this time.

We had a tie for Top Pick: 

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Our first Top Pick is: Cindi Copeland

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The beautiful snowflake die cuts and negative spaces combined with the lovely shades of light blue gave Cindi's card a delicate look, very put together for such a short time of working on it! The blue gems gave a perfect finishing touch!

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Our second Top Pick is: Deborah Wheeler

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The depressed recess around the lovely embossed snowflake was made using a creative technique that you're going to want to read about in Deborah's blog post. The snowflake itself is embossed with a sparkly embossing powder which adds an extra dimension to the design.
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Our Featured Artist is: dj


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DJ's lovely, clean design and pretty combination of colours for her stamped snowflakes create a winning combination! The Design Team love the font combination in the stamped sentiment and the way it was die cut and mounted in the time allowed. A very pleasing design for Featured Artist. Congratulations, dj!
                                                   

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come back and join us again on January 14th for our next challenge, a sketch challenge. Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.    

Friday, December 10, 2021

Challenge #265 - Speedy Snowflakes

For our last challenge of 2021, we are doing a Speed Stamping Challenge and the theme for the challenge created by Design Team member Jane is Snowflakes! So your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create a card or other stamped project in under 10 minutes that contains snowflakes in some form or another! Please let us know how long it took you to make it in your description.

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! 

Have fun with this one and enjoy your holidays! Merry Christmas from everyone on the As You See It Challenge Design Team. We will be taking a break for the Christmas season, and will rejoin you with our first challenge of 2022 on Friday, January 14th.


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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 the take our Design Team members had on the snowflake theme in 10 min.:


heather cooper




heather heroldt





jan clothier



jane knudsen

Jane Knudsen 8m50s




joanne james





leanne pugliese

                                    LeAnne Pugliese 8m56s                                        



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 #AYS265 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 9, 2021

Winners for Challenge #264 - Fur & Feathers

Everyone loves their pets and there are some adorable stamps out there to prove it!  We had so much fun checking out all your blog posts with not only your amazing pet projects, but also with your stories and photos of your own pets, especially around Christmas time! Thank you for sharing all that with us! It was a definite festive uplift! But then we had to choose winners! How do you do that when they are all so cute? But that's our job as a Design Team, so here are the winners for Challenge #264:

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Our Top Pick is: Nancy J.


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How adorable is this gob-smacked kitty?!! We loved the "deer in the headlights" expression and the sparkly Santa hat! The stencilled background kind of looks like he was busy playing with a ball of wool, getting into some mischief, so with that awesome sentiment, which box would you tick: Nice, naughty, cute or all of the above? We're thinking the last one and Nancy's workmanship and creativity should earn her a place on Santa's team without a doubt!!


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Our Featured Artist is: Valérie


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Valérie's perturbed pup gave us all a laugh!  The look on his face as he wonders how that star got on his tail! Valérie's colouring skills and her beautiful CAS design with the offset green and red frames create the most eye-pleasing Christmas pet card you could wish for, a great candidate for Featured Artist this week! Congratulations, Valérie! 


                                                      
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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 Speed Stamping 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, December 8, 2021

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #264 - Fur & Feathers

You still have a few hours to play with our Theme Challenge #264 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, Dec. 8th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.  

Friday, December 3, 2021

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #264 - Fur & Feathers

You still have time to play with our Theme Challenge #264 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, Dec. 8th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.