Sunday, July 21, 2019

CAS Game #145 - One Image + Optional Twist Positivity

Hey!

Time for a new challenge here at AAA Cards. And also a little reminder about our CAS definition and what we mean by 'white' space. The key for us is the EMPTY bit, so please no embossing, patterns or textured card on your CAS cards.

Because we love having you play along with us and want everyone to be in with a chance to win Maaike has made a little video for you to watch all about that empty white space - HERE.



So on to the new challenge:


We'll pick a top winner and some runners up!
It could be you!

And my tip for this theme is - keep the one image small to allow for plenty of empty white space!


Our sponsor this fortnight is Precious Remembrance Shop and their prize is their Sketchy Alphabet stamp set.


Precious Remembrance Shop


As well as the 1st place prize from our sponsor we also offer the winner the chance to be a Guest Designer for a future AAA Cards Challenge.

Our very talented and well known Guest Designer for this challenge is Sharon from frommycraftdesk.  Here's her beautiful take on the challenge:


One gorgeous image with a stencilled background that doesn't interfere with all that smooth empty white space.

And of course all the AAA Cards DT have also made One Image CAS cards to inspire you. I won't mention that EMPTY white space again .........

Åsa


Bharati


Ceal


Ishani


Jane
(using sponsor stamp)


Lucie


Maaike
(with video on her blog)


Melissa


Michelle


Nancy


Tracie




We're looking forward to seeing your CAS cards fill our gallery. Just remember here at AAA Cards we love empty, non patterned white space.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Winners Circle #143: One Corner + Flowers

It's time to showcase our fabulous prize winner and runners up for Game # 143 One Corner + the optional twist of Flowers

Thank you for all your gorgeous cards, our gallery was filled with flowers, and other focal images, all tucked neatly into one corner. We loved seeing them all, but have picked a winner and some favourites too.

Here they are then:

1st place
and winner's choice of a Uniko in stock stamp set is:

#23 Laura R.

Beautifully placed florals nestled right into the corner leaving that all important empty white space.

Congratulations Laura,
 please contact Jane with your details - aaacardchallenge@gmail.com

Top Three 

 In order of entry


#20 Nunzia

Another gorgeous cluster of flowers that sits snuggly into the corner. And of course empty white space too.

#67 Claire

These sweet peas curve round the corner so magnificently and there's still plenty of empty white space too.



A single flower for this pick. Placed to perfection in the bottom corner and did I mention the empty white space?

Congratulations to you all, please grab our winners badge to display on your blogs.

Our current Challenge #144 is Maxi White Space + the optional twist of Christmas in July.

Please remember that white space actually means empty space. And here at AAA Cards that means - please NO embossing, patterns or textures in the empty space.


  Peace and hugs
The AAA Cards DT

Sunday, July 7, 2019

CAS Game #144 - Maxi White Space + Optional Twist Christmas In July

Hey!

Welcome to our new challenge and let's meet and greet our new Design Team members as they tell us a little about themselves. 

We had such a terrific response to our DT Call and would like to say a HUGE thank you to each and everyone of you who added DT after your names in the gallery. We really appreciate all your support and love that so many of you would have liked to join us .......  but we only had room for two and here they are .....

Melissa


Hi, everyone! 
My name is Melissa and I'm thrilled to be joining the Design Team here at AAA Cards. I'm originally from Tennessee, but moved to Southern California over 20 years ago. By day, I work as a System Administrator/Software Developer in the aerospace industry, but love to spend my evenings crafting. 
I've been a making cards for around 15 years, but also love to knit and cross stitch. While my preferred card style is definitely clean and simple (CAS), I love creating cards of all styles. I'll definitely be sticking to CAS here though. I love coloring with my Copic markers, but also enjoy using a variety of coloring mediums (watercolor, colored pencils, etc.). 
When I'm not in my craft room, I love to read, listen to music, and watch TV.



Hi Everyone!  
My name is Nancy and I'm from Calgary Alberta Canada.  I am a wife of 28 years, a mom to two grown boys (ages 24 and 22), a fur-mom to a dog and a cat (Willis and Miikka) and I work full time doing front desk duties at a chiropractors office.  
I have been card making for 23 years... my Mom was someone who loved to craft and she found stamping at a local craft fair and got herself hooked.... a few months later on a visit home to see her, she had me hooked at heat embossing.  My first big project was making my youngest son's birth announcements.  Over the years I have played, taught classes, worked in paper crafting stores and even taken small breaks from this great craft... but I have been back spending much of my spare time making cards in the last 18 months again.  My favourite style is clean and simple however I think I will find it a bit of a challenge to stick to the strict guidelines of the AAA Team.... but I look forward to pushing myself!  
When I'm not working or card making, I enjoy reading, watching TV, walking (I've been for a walk every day for almost 3 years) and riding my motorcycle with my hubby (although we haven't done a lot of that lately).  

So we're very blessed to have them join us here at AAA Cards and know you will love their CAS cards and enjoy their creativity.


Here's our new challenge


I know the Christmas in july optional twist will be a big favourite and give you all opportunities to play along with several challenges at the same time  -  which is absolutely fine, but can I just ask you to remember that the Maxi White Space is the main theme here at AAA Cards.

We'll pick a top winner and some runners up!
It could be you!


Our sponsor this fortnight is The Ink Road for an incredibly generous $30 gift code to be spent on stamps from their store.

Ink Road Stamps

Thank you The Ink Road!



As well as the 1st place prize from our sponsor we also offer the winner the chance to be a Guest Designer for a future AAA Cards Challenge.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Shona. She has created the most gorgeous card with a little bit of sparkle too.



Got to love that sweet little puppy masquerading as a deer! Do go visit her blog - twinearound - and tell her how gorgeous it is.



All the AAA Cards DT have challenged themselves to see just how much white space there can be on a CAS card, I know they will inspire you. It would be lovely, if you have the time, to leave us some love on our blogs too.

We're looking forward to seeing your Maxi White Space  CAS cards fill our gallery.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Sunday, June 30, 2019

The Winners Circle #142: One Layer + Only B&W

It's time to showcase our fabulous prize winner and runners up for Game # 142

Thank you for all your wonderful black & white  cards! Our gallery was filled with the 
most beautiful cards and we had a particularly hard time picking some favourites.

But it had to be done so here we go:

1st place
and winner of a STAMPlorations $15 gift code to either the main or digital store is:

#18 CimbaCreativefun

Well how could we possibly resist? All that empty white space and a super fun image too!

Congratulations CimbaCreativefun!
Please contact Shery at STAMPlorations to claim your prize - sheryruss@gmail.com
and
  Jane to arrange a Guest Design spot - aaacardchallenge@gmail.com

Top Three 
 In order of entry

#14 Killeen House Studio

The humour got us again! Not to mention that all important empty white space.


We loved the positive vibes and encouraging message on this card and the beautiful placement of the elements. Oh and the white space!


Simply elegant and so very stylish. Who needs layers and colour? We don't here at AAA Cards, this card is CAS perfection!


Congratulations to you all, please grab one of our winner badges to display on your blog.

Our current Challenge #143 is One Corner + the optional twist of Flowers and there is still plenty of time to get your entries in.

 We'd love to see how you interpret this theme and come visit your blogs, 
so don't delay, get crafting!


  Peace and hugs
The AAA Cards DT