Thursday, June 20, 2024

Winners for Challenge #325 - Timed Thank You

This time, I want to thank everyone who took on our speed stamping challenge! What you accomplish in under 10 minutes is truly astonishing! It makes me feel like I live in an alternate universe where time runs at a faster pace, and Murphy's Law is dominant, (which is just another way of saying that speed challenges make me slow and fumble-fingered!)

Here are the entries that the Design Team picked for our winners this time:

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Our Top Pick is: Lilly B

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Lilly used a variety of green shades and a mix of foliage stamps to create an image with a lot of depth and interest. Beyond that the greens with the black sentiment, the black card base and lots of white space gave a CAS design perfect for a Speed Challenge, one that Lilly completed in only 4 minutes and 11 seconds! Fast and beautiful with great technique earn our Top Pick award! Congratulations, Lilly!

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Our Featured Artist is: Gayle Chrvala

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Gayle has used a trio of lovely blue brush stoke images as a backdrop for a wispy white piece of plant life and it looks so delicate yet intentional as a CAS design. With the addition of a black stamped sentiment, echoed by a black layer of matting, and some white enamel dots for embellishment, the overall effect is very striking, completed in 9 minutes and 5 seconds, earning Gayle the Featured Artist Award. Congratulations!

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! Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites. Please check out our new Sketch Challenge on our blog tomorrow morning! 


  1. Awww...thanks for the honorable mention on my speed card!! Also congrats to the other winners!!

  2. Thank you so much for choosing my card as the Featured Artist. The speed challenge is always my most favorite one. Congratulations to the other winners and all entries and the design team for inspiration and an always fun challenge.