Sunday, October 14, 2018

CAS Game #126 - Moonlight

It is with great sadness that I begin this post with the news of the passing of our team member Melissa Lane on October 2nd. This has been such a shock and we're still reeling with the news.



Melissa was such a great talent and we're including a few of her cards as a commemoration and tribute to her. First is her card for the current challenge - she was just so organised and prepared ahead - it has the most appropriate and beautiful sentiment.


And here's a few more of Melissa's cards created over her time here at AAA Cards.


Rest in peace Melissa.



And now on to the new challenge.


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

Our sponsor this fortnight is Uniko. The prize is an in stock stamp set of the winner's choice.

Uniko
Bev from Uniko has joined in with our Moonlight challenge and made this awesome card to showcase her stamps.


Thank you Bev!


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 the mega talented Trina P.  Trina always blows us away with her wonderfully creative cards and you're going to love her awesome take on the Moonlight theme.


An absolute CAS beauty!

The AAA Cards DT have made CAS moonlight cards to inspire you too. We hope you'll love them and play along with us.

Ceal


Cheryl


Elaine


Jane
(using sponsor stamps)



Tracie


Åsa


Bharati






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.


Sunday, October 7, 2018

The Winners Circle #124: Imagine

It's time to showcase our fabulous prize winner and runners up for Game # 124

Thank you for all your gorgeous cards, our gallery was filled with the 
most beautiful cards and we had a tough time picking our favourites.

But it had to be done so here we go:

1st place
and winner of a $25 gift certificate to Winnie and Walter

 #29 Sandie

Stylish, eye catching and a perfect interpretation of the IMAGINE theme. Minimal layers, empty white space and a monochromatic colour scheme all keep this card wonderfully CAS.

Congratulations Sandie!
 Please contact Jane by 21st October to claim your prize - aaacardchallenge@gmail.com

Top Three 

 In order of entry



#21 Michelle W


So much movement with the explosion of butterflies! A simple colour scheme, minimal layers and plenty of empty white space - just how we like it here at AAA Cards.

#28 Francesca

Hard to resist this pretty little fairy! We loved the subtle inking in the background too. And well over half of this card is that beautiful empty white space!

#31Cimbacreativefun

Oh don't we all agree with this sentiment! Another example of subtle background inking that doesn't compromise the empty white space.

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

Our current Challenge #125 is Inspired by a TV Show and there is still plenty of time to get your entries in.

 We'd love to see how you interpret this theme - in a CAS way of course - and come visit your blogs, 
so don't delay, get crafting!


  Peace and hugs
The AAA Cards DT

Sunday, September 30, 2018

CAS Game #125 - Inspired by a TV Show

It's time for a new challenge here at AAA Cards. And we have a really fun theme for the next fortnight. We'd like your CAS cards to be inspired by a TV Show.


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

Our sponsor this fortnight is STAMPlorations for a $15 gift certificate to their store.



 Shery has played along with us. Can you guess which TV Show her card was inspired by?



If you pop over to her blog - HERE - she has a couple more cards to inspire you and an additional prize to be be won if you can work out the TV Shows.

Thank you Shery and STAMPlorations


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 Alex. You'll want to go visit her blog as she has the most awesome creations there, it will leave your head swimming with ideas!

She has made the most amazing card, but which TV Show is it?



All the AAA Cards DT have had fun making their TV show inspired CAS cards.  I know you're going to want to go visit their blogs to find out which TV Show they've been using.

Bharati


Ceal
~taking a break~

Cheryl


Elaine
(using sponsor stamps)


Jane




Tracie


Åsa




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.


Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Winners Circle #123: Sketch

It's time to showcase our fabulous prize winner and runners up for Game #123 - Sketch

Thank you for all your wonderful CAS cards. We were delighted to see how cleverly you used our sketch and the number of beautifully CAS cards was truly amazing and made us all very happy!

Of course this made our decisions even more difficult, but here's our picks:

1st place
and winner of a $20 giftcard to Happy Little Stampers:

 #76 Kim S

The sketch challenge winner was Jane's choice and here's what she has to say about Kim's card:

 'Well I'm always a sucker for purple and balloons so of course my eye was immediately drawn to Kim's card. On closer examination I loved how she combined die cuts, embossing and a shaker without compromising the empty white space we're always looking for in CAS cards. So crisp ad clean, just brilliant!'

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

Top Three 

 In order of entry

#6 Cimbacreative fun

A super use of the sketch leaving all the empty white space we love, but adding such amazing interest inside the circle with the use of alcohol inks and a die cut. An absolute beauty!


How impressive is the inking inside the circle on Anita's card. And once again a card that's left all the empty white space we were hoping for when drawing this sketch. Stunning card Anita!



Well this card certainly melted our hearts Liz! An absolutely beautiful scene inside the circle from the sketch. And you know what else I'm going to say - yes, fabulous empty white space!

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

Our current Challenge #124 is Imagine 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

Sunday, September 16, 2018

CAS Game #124 - Imagine

Hello and welcome to AAA Cards!

We've a new challenge for you starting today and it's a bit of a different sort of theme that we hope you'll have fun with.


It was the John Lennon song that was going round my head when I picked this theme, but I think it can be used in a number of ways. Peace is my first idea, but something fantastical or on your wish list or uplifting of spirits or funny or even to do with that lightbulb moment are just a few other ideas that spring to mind.  

All we ask is that you remember we are a CAS Challenge and love to see empty non-patterned, non-textured white space.

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


Our sponsor this fortnight is Winnie & Walter and they are offering a $25 gift certificate to their shop for our lucky winner.

Winnie & Walter, LLC

Thank you Winnie & Walter!


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 the wonderful Izzy from izzyscrap. I'm sure she is well known to all of you, but just in case you haven't discovered her yet here's the link to her blog - HERE. Go be amazed!


Totally rocked this theme with her white dove of peace holding an olive branch. Please go and leave Izzy a lovely comment and make her day!

All the AAA Cards DT have also  made CAS cards to inspire you.  It would be lovely if you visited our blogs and left us some love too!

Åsa


Bharati


Ceal


Cheryl


Elaine


Jane
(using sponsor stamps)





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.