Friday, June 11, 2021

Challenge #252 - Apply the Y!

Father's Day is just around the corner, so our next Theme Challenge is timely. The goal is to create a project in honour of the Y chromosome! Make a masculine-themed card for Father's Day or any occasion! And that's all the direction I'm going to give you. The rest I'll let your taste dictate!


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How does our Design Team apply the Y?


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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.
  • 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 #AYSI252 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, June 10, 2021

Winners for Challenge #251 - Recipe for a Happy Birthday

Our gallery was filled with streamers, party hats, ice cream and birthday cakes these past two weeks! And everything else under the sun including a unicorn! Par-tay!!  The elements of our Recipe Challenge were added to your creations in many marvellous ways! Thanks to everyone who entered! But we had to pick some winners and here they are:

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Our Top Pick is: Deborah Wheeler


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Deborah took some fantastic alcohol ink blend background paper and embossed some super fine birthday sentiments on top of it, then used the extra for her large "happy" die cut sentiment! The black banner with white embossed sentiment, the crisp white blow, the black matte and white card base all work together to create a really sophisticated birthday card with a beautiful colour palette! A real Top Pick in the Design Team's book!

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Our Featured Artist is: Jolanda Johnstone


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Jolanda's creation evokes the days of live plants and macramé hangers and macraméd wall medallions. We love the abundance of texture in Jolanda's card, the silver embossed medallion in the background and the beautifully stamped and die cut elements of the focal image. The variety of shades of greens had us counting them up! Jolanda's attention to the little details like shading the edges of the tag so it would show up and using a darker green on the leaves in the background than the foreground all combined to make her our Featured Artist this week.

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


4.  Jules


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, June 9, 2021

There are Still A Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #251 - Recipe for a Happy Birthday

You still have a few hours left to play our Recipe Challenge #251 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, Jun. 9th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, June 4, 2021

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #251 - Recipe for a Happy Birthday

  You still have time to play with our Recipe Challenge #251 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, Jun. 9th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Challenge #251 - Recipe for a Happy Birthday and a new Guest Designer

It's time for another recipe challenge and this time it's Design Team Member Joanne doing the cooking! She wants you to have a Happy Birthday and that is one of the five elements of this recipe challenge!! 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 second guest designer, Maria Helena Lama, (who was our Featured Artist on Challenge #249) for this challenge.

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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#251 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, May 27, 2021

Winners for Challenge #250 - Blossom Where You're Planted

It was like living in a Florist's Shop for the past two weeks, with the most beautiful spring flowers all around us! I went and scrolled through all the entries just to enjoy them. So tough to pick winners, and I know my fellow Design Team members agree with me about that, But we did it! And here they are:

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Our Top Pick is: Allison Cope


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Allison's favourite spring flower, the daffodil, is featured heavily in this stunning bouquet of spring flowers! Her colouring and choice of colours is brilliant and pops against an amazing background of royal blue with a haze of splatters which adds a special extra to her creation! Wow, Allison!

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Our Featured Artist is: Julie Gibbs


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Jules' masterful colouring job made her favourite bluebells come to life right in the center of the card! She framed them beautifully with the scalloped rectangle and added a panel of texture as well right on the clean white backing, for a total package of wonderful! Thank you, Jules for reminding us of the beauty of this unassuming spring flower with your creation!

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



8.   Shawna



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

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #250 - Blossom Where You're Planted

 You still have a few hours left to play with our Colour Challenge #250 at As You See It Challenges and have a chance to be chosen as a Guest Judge! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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