Sunday, December 8, 2019

CAS Game #155 - Along The Edge + Optional Twist Time Travel

Hey!

Welcome to the last challenge for 2019. But before I get on to telling you about that I have some other news to share.

We are saying goodbye to three DT members - Bharati, Melissa and Tracie. We are of course sad to see them go, but wish them every success for their future plans and hope to see them playing along with future challenges when and if they find the time. I know all three of them are going to be super busy with one thing and another and we are thankful to have got to know and work alongside them.

We are delighted to introduce you to the three ladies that will be filling their talented shoes and hope you'll be as delighted to see them as we are. And they've all made cards for our new challenge too!


From the age of two I have always had an instrument of art in my hand. It started with crayons and never stopped. I was signed up to art school after graduation from nursing school but met my hubby and that led me down a different path. I have been rubber stamping for over 45 years. 
Back then I was only able to find stamps and ink pads in the local drug store. I had my youngest, born with Down’s Syndrome, and stayed home where I began teaching online. After my boys were in school I started working in craft and stamp stores, sadly all now closed. I have been teaching card crafting as well as other crafts for 12 years in the library system. I love to share my “talents” that God gave me with others.

My name is Francesca and I'm really thrilled to join the Design Team here at AAA Cards. I live in Rome, in Italy for over 16 years. I work in a multinational company as a Service Manager, I am the mother of a princess, Sofia and a wife. I started making cards few years ago and I really love to do it. My favorite style is clean and simple, I love coloring with Copic markers and Distress Oxide. 




Hello, I am Joy. I am originally from India. My husband and I moved to Hong Kong in 2014, and we have been here since then. Ever since I was a kid, I have enjoyed card-making. What started as a hobby later turned into a passion, and now, card making is more of an addiction! (A good one to have I think.☺️) I started making CAS last year, and I have absolutely enjoyed participating in the unique and amazing challenges at the AAA Blog as they helped me think outside the box.
I am very excited and honoured to be a part of the AAA Design Team and to work with all these fabulously talented designers. Also, I can’t wait to see all your gorgeous CAS cards. Keep crafting.❤️



Now on to that challenge and it's a quirky one. The main theme is Along the Edge - well that's easy enough! But our twist is a little unusual - Time Travel. 

How you interpret that is up to you. Some of us have opted for the idea of Santa time travelling around the world delivering his gifts, but if you fancy a change from Christmas then go with the science fiction idea instead.



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

Our sponsor this fortnight is STAMPlorations for the chance to win $15 to spend in store. And the super generous and lovely Shery spotted that this challenge runs on for longer than usual and has added an additional prize of $15 to a random pick winner.



Shery has also joined in with this challenge and made a card to showcase her stamps and what you maybe could buy if you're one of our winners.






We've also got a previous winner joining us as our Guest Designer for this final 2019 challenge - Coni. Be impressed and in awe of how she's added the Time Travel twist to her fabulous CAS card!!!

Isn't that just soooo clever! Please do go visit her blog and tell her so!



The AAA Cards DT have also been very busy creating inspirational cards to give you ideas and kickstart your creativity. Here they all are:





Jane
(using sponsor stamps)



Michelle
~taking a break~


Don't forget you've got extra time to link up to this challenge as it runs until 4th January.


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, December 1, 2019

The Winners Circle #153: One Image + Shimmer

It's time to showcase our fabulous prize winner and runners up for Game # 153 One Image

Thank you for all your fabulous CAS cards. We loved your huge variety of image choices and have quite a long wish list of stamps now!

 It was tough picking our favourites! But it had to be done so here we go:

1st place
and winner of a  £15.00 giftcard to spend at Funky Fossil Designs is:

#28 Kylie

We loved this very cute and very modern Santa and of course Kylie's colouring. The card design is CAS perfection, all that lovely empty white space and a super clean and simple overall look.

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

Top Three

 In order of entry

#15 Rachelle 

A strong contrast between the blues of the background and the white houses and card really made this card pop from our gallery. And how clever to create a shaker card that still has enough white space to meet our strict CAS definition.

#44 Marga

How stunning is this card! We loved the simplicity and clean lines and the warm glow around the lantern. Great empty white space too!


Isn't the finish and design of this card exactly what you would expect to see in card shop? An absolutely stunning and perfect CAS card.

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

Our current Challenge #154 is Made in Minutes + Ink Blending 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, November 24, 2019

CAS Game #154 - Made in Minutes + Optional Twist Ink Blending

Hello! 

Welcome to the new challenge here at AAA Cards. You're going to love this theme Made in Minutes. Who doesn't need to do this with card making now that Christmas is rapidly approaching!


And the twist is super simple to include too! We know you all enjoy ink blending.


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

Our sponsor this fortnight is Uniko and the prize is an in-stock stamp set.

Uniko

Bev has joined in with this challenge to showcase some of her stamps that maybe you could get if you're the lucky winner.



Thank you Bev and Uniko



Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Angie and she has made the most awesome card and included the twist too.


How gorgeous are her colour choices! Do go visit her blog - HERE - and tell her how much you love this card!



The AAA Cards team have been busy creating quick and simple CAS cards to inspire you. Take a peek at all these beauties.






Ishani
(using sponsor stamps & with a video on her blog)

Jane
(using sponsor stamps)


Maaike
(using sponsor stamps & a video on her blog)

~taking a break~


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, November 17, 2019

The Winners Circle #152 Maxi White Space + Geometric

It's time to showcase our fabulous prize winner and runners up for Game # 152

Well this challenge was all about leaving as much empty white space as possible and we were super impressed by all your brilliant maxi white space cards. Thank you all so much for embracing this theme so enthusiastically.

Here's our picks:

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

  #38 Milka

How about that for maxi white space? The googly eyed spider was a massive hit with us and we weren't a bit scared, honest!

Congratulations Milka,

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

Top Three

 In order of entry



#39 The Cardogram

We loved the use of the geometric twist on this card, so clever. And masses of empty white space too.

#42 Nora


How clever to use triangle Christmas trees to include the geometric twist. We all loved this card.

#56 Karen W.

And how could we resist this dark blue 'white' space? We didn't even try!

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

Our current Challenge #153 is One Image + Shimmer 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