Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Winners Circle #130: Three of Something

It's time to showcase our fabulous prize winner and runners up for Game #130 - Three of Something

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 an in stock stamp set from Uniko

# 86 Mac Mable

How beautiful is this card! We loved the subtle pastel colours, the bokeh effect, the curved sentiment and the layout that left plenty of white space.

Congratulations Mac Mable,
 please contact Jane to claim your prize by 27th January - aaacardchallenge@gmail.com

Top Three 

 In order of entry

#15 Wei

A crisp and beautifully clean looking card. The placement of the three images uses only a third of the card leaving loads of smooth empty white space.

#16 Nisha

This stamp could have been made for our challenge of using three! We loved how it was given centre stage, simply coloured and left to be the star of the show.

#65 Ma Mi

And how super cute is this image! The starry night sky behind the bears really helps to make them pop without encroaching on that all important white space.

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



Are you a follower of this blog? We hope so! If not please sign up, we're getting close to 500 followers now and there will be a little giveaway once this milestone is reached.

Our current Challenge #131 is Sketch + Pastels 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, January 6, 2019

CAS Game #131 - Sketch + Pastel Colours

Happy New Year! 

Welcome to the first 2019 challenge here at AAA Cards!

We're trying something a bit different for 2019. Each challenge will be centred on something that we're hoping will help everyone to keep their cards CAS and there will also be a theme as an optional twist.


Here's the sketch. 

Please feel free to rotate or flip it.


We'll pick a top winner and some runners up!

It could be you!

Our sponsor this fortnight is Happy Little Stampers for a Smile stamp set.



 This will be the last time that Kylie and Happy Little Stampers will be sponsoring AAA Cards as the shop is now closed. We'd like to say a huge thank you to Kylie. She has been a most generous and wonderful supporter of our challenges.

Thank you Kylie!


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 Maria from White Mood. If you're looking for amazing ideas for creating CAS cards then Maria's blog is an absolute must, her style is just awesome. And while you're there soaking up all the inspiration be sure to leave a lovely comment to let her know how much you love her creativity.


We're welcoming Ishani as a new addition to our team this challenge and she and the rest of 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!

Lucie


Maaike
(with a process video on her blog)

Tracie


Åsa


Bharati


Ceal


Cheryl


Elaine


Ishani


Jane


 Ksenija







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, December 16, 2018

The Winners Circle #129: Mostly White

It's time to showcase our fabulous prize winner and runners up for Game #129 Mostly White

Thank you for all your amazing cards, our gallery was resplendent in the cool peaceful whiteness of your creations.  Such a difficult decision to pick some favourites.

But it had to be done, so here we go:

1st place

and winner of a $20  gift certificate to STAMPlorations is Karen



Asa chose this card as her winner and it's easy to see why. This is such an elegant and classy card and definitely stuck to our theme of Mostly White. Just beautiful!

Congratulations Karen!

 please contact Shery - sheryruss@gmail.com - by 30th December to claim your prize.

And Jane about a Guest Design spot - aaacardchallenge@gmail.com


Top Three

 In order of entry

#7 Cimba creative fun

An absolutely exquisite use of a beautiful die. We loved how the only colour was the background peeping through. The simple font of the greeting and the empty white space keep this card super CAS.


Such a fun card incorporating the joy of the season. We loved the addition of a few pastel colours, minimal layers and all that important empty white space.


Another superb use of a beautiful die, extra gorgeous in all its white finery. The addition of the red sequins and tiny bow kept the embellishments to a minimum but allowed the wreath to pop.

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

Our current Challenge #130 is Three of Something and will be staying open until 5th January, so there is 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, December 9, 2018

CAS Game #130 - Three of Something

Hi everyone!

How are your Christmas preparations going? Well we've a wonderful theme for our last 2018 challenge that could be used for those last minute cards or if you're completely Christmassed out then is easily adapted to any other occasion.


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

Our sponsor this fortnight for an in-stock stamp set is Uniko.

This is an exciting time for Uniko as they're about to launch their December release - 11th December. So why not play along with AAA Cards and maybe win yourself a brand new stamp set!

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 Ishani, a regular player who always delights us with her beautiful CAS cards. Do go visit her blog  - HERE - and let her know how much you admire her creativity too.


In fact we love Ishani's cards so much that we've invited her to join our DT in 2019.
 Here's a little introduction she's written to tell you about herself:


I am Ishani, from India, known as Quillish to the crafting community. 

I started making cards with quilled elements (hence my name, Quillish) in 2014 and was introduced to stamping in 2017. I have always loved - minimalism and that also reflects on my cards, but it was through AAA cards and Jane, that I learnt what CAS was. I am eager to learn more and enjoy experimenting new techniques, keeping it Clean and SimpleI am so glad to be joining the team I have been learning so much from, thank you very much for the opportunity.



All the AAA Cards DT have made CAS cards to inspire you.  If you have time we'd love it if you visited our blogs and left us a lovely comment!


Tracie


Åsa


Bharati


Ceal


Cheryl


Elaine


Jane






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, December 2, 2018

The Winners Circle #128: On the Move

It's time to showcase our fabulous prize winner and runners up for Game # 128

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 the Happy Little Stampers' Smile stamp set

#28 Maria

Oh what a fabulous image for the theme! And how perfectly executed with a corner placement and loads of delicious empty white space. Absolutely brilliant!

Congratulations Maria,
 please contact Jane by 16th December to claim your prize - aaacardchallenge@gmail.com

Top Three

 In order of entry

#1 Christine

A classic CAS one layer card using the top third for the image. We loved the motivational nature of the sentiment quote too.


#18 Ishani/Quillish

The repeated stamping is such a fantastic way to show movement and we loved the gradual fading of the colours too. The central placement of the image and sentiment leaves it surrounded by beautiful empty white space.


Another central focal image and sentiment leaving yummy white space all around. We also loved the simplicity of the monochromatic colour scheme, with a super image like the galloping horse it really says it all without colours.

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

Our current Challenge #129 is Mostly White 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