Sunday, March 17, 2019

CAS Game #136 - One Image + Spring

Hi! Welcome to the new challenge here at AAA Cards.

As we are a CAS card challenge we've picked a theme that we hope will encourage you to leave loads of empty white space on your cards - One Image.  And we really do mean ONE image, we're after that illusive minimalist look, so please not the same image stamped several times!


We've also added in an optional twist - Spring. But please remember if you go with Spring there still has to be only ONE image.

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

We're delighted to welcome Craftyscrappers  as a new sponsor for AAA Cards. They are offering the winner of this challenge a $20 gift certificate to be spent on stamps from their store. As well as visiting their store to see the gorgeous selection of stamps they have on offer they also have a facebook page where you can learn more about them - HERE and a blog HERE.

Craftyscrappers

Thank you for your generosity Craftyscrappers!


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 AleksaShe is one of our instagram followers and linked up her winning card from there. Do go visit her instagram stream and leave her some love.



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!

Ceal



Cheryl


Elaine
~taking a break~

Ishani
(using sponsor stamps)


Jane


 Ksenija
~taking a break~

Lucie


Maaike
(with a video on her blog)

Tracie


Åsa


Bharati
(using sponsor stamps)




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, March 10, 2019

The Winners Circle #134 One Corner + Music

It's time to showcase our fabulous prize winner and runners up for Game # 134

Thank you for all your gorgeous cards, our gallery was packed out with the 
most wonderful one corner cards! It was really tough picking some favourites.

But it had to be done so here we go:

1st place
and winner of an in-stock stamp from Uniko is:

#22 Michelle

We loved how you twisted with us and kept your card so crisp and clean. All that beautiful empty white space and the simple colour scheme made this our winner.

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

Top Three

 In order of entry

#73 Bobby

That bloom just looks so perfect sitting in the corner - what a great choice of image. We loved the water droplets too, a beautiful trio of embellishments that don't compromise the CAS feel of the card.

#76 Francesca

Such a clever choice of image, love how the rocket appears to be zooming off into space. And of course we love that you left the bulk of your card completely empty and smooth.

#80 Anita



A gloriously perfect example of a CAS card. Empty smooth white space, one image and a simple colour scheme.  

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



Our current Challenge #135 is A Sentiment + 3 elements. BUT be very careful with this one, it seems to be tripping quite a few players up!

We can see that it's easy to misinterpret, but when we say a die cut or a stamped or digi image, we really do mean a as in ONE!



  Peace and hugs
The AAA Cards DT

Sunday, March 3, 2019

CAS Game #135 - One Plus Three + Friends

Hey! Welcome to a new challenge here at AAA Cards.

But before I introduce you to the new challenge I want to tell you about the new facebook group we have just started.  It's going to be so much fun! We've already got two events planned - a card exchange and a card lottery. So follow the link HERE or in our sidebar and come join us.

And now for the new challenge - lots of new today!


We're trying something new for this challenge and we hope it will help you to stay CAS. 

Here's how it's done:
  • choose a sentiment - that's the ONE part of the challenge
  • now for the PLUS THREE - choose just three more things from the pie chart below - e.g. a stamped image, a die cut, colouring pens or a die cut, a trio of small embellishments enamel drops would work, an inked stencil pattern
  • if you want to twist with us make sure your sentiment or image is about FRIENDS
  • create your CAS card



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

Our sponsor this fortnight is Pink and Main and their prize is a $20 store credit. They have just had a fabulous new release with a cute Easter set and some gorgeous florals, so you'll be spoilt for choice!


Thank you Pink and Main!


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 Janet, aka Swanlady. Janet is a regular player here at AAA Cards and we're delighted to have her Guest Design with us. Do go check out her blog and be inspired.

sentiment + stamped image, colouring pencils, die cut


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


Bharati
sentiment + one matted layer, a die cut, a trio of small embellishments


Ceal
sentiment + a stamped image, colouring pens, one matted layer


Cheryl
~coming soon~

Elaine
~taking a break~

Ishani
sentiment + a stamped image, colouring pens, a die cut


Jane
(using sponsor stamps)
sentiment + stamped image, inked stencil pattern, trio of small embellishments



 Ksenija
(using sponsor stamps)
sentiment + one matted layer, a stamped image, colouring pens


Lucie
sentiment + a stamped image, colouring pencils, a trio of small embellishments


Maaike
sentiment + stamped image, pens, die cut

Tracie
sentiment + a stamped image, one matted layer, a trio of small embellishments


Åsa
sentiment + a stamped image, colouring pens, a die cut





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, February 24, 2019

The Winners Circle #133 One Layer + Love

It's time to showcase our fabulous prize winner and runners up for Game # 133 One Layer +  optional twist of Love

Thank you for all your gorgeous cards! You were definitely feeling the love for one layer cards and our gallery was jam packed with beautiful cards. You certainly don't make things easy for us to pick winners.

But it had to be done so here we go:

1st place
and winner of a Stamplorations $25 gift code to the shop is:

#54 Kateryna Pioniya

We were really take by Kateryna's beautiful card. We loved all the empty white space and the placement of the elements. So many tiny little details like the music notes, the use of colour on the leaves and the eyes on the bird, all without compromising the overall CAS style of her card.

Congratulations Kateryna!

please contact Shery to claim your prize - sheryruss@gmail.com

AND

 Jane to sort out a Guest Design spot - aaacardchallenge@gmail.com

Top Three

 In order of entry


The most adorable image - why add any more! Loving all the empty smooth white space this allows on this mega CAS one layer card.


Placement of the elements in the top half of the card allows for that beautiful empty and smooth white space we love at AAA Cards. 


Cute in a quirky way and placed in the bottom half of the card. This card has plenty of kraft coloured empty, smooth white space.

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

Our current Challenge #134 is One Corner + Music  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, February 17, 2019

CAS Game #134 - One Corner + Music

Hi! Welcome to our new challenge!

For the next fortnight we're flagging up another useful tip for creating CAS cards and we'd like you to use only ONE CORNER of the card front for your image and greeting. 

We've added in the optional twist of music.  It's optional because we know just making a CAS card is enough of a challenge for many but if you like to add to the difficulty then please go with it!


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

Our sponsor this fortnight is Uniko.
The winner will be able to pick an in-stock stamp set of their choice from the wide range available at Uniko.

Uniko

Thank you Uniko!


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 Karen and she has created the most awesome card to share with you.


Loving the crisp clean feel of Karen's card and all that lovely empty, smooth and unpatterned white space. Do go visit her blog to discover all the other beautiful cards she has created.


All the AAA Cards DT have 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


Ishani
(using sponsor stencil & stamp)


Jane
(using sponsor stamps)


 Ksenija
~coming soon~

Lucie


Maaike
(with a video on her blog)





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