Sunday, October 21, 2018

The Winners Circle #125: Inspired by a TV Show

It's time to showcase our fabulous prize winner and runners up for Game #125 and it was Cheryl's choice.

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:

Cheryl's choice was:

1st place
and winner of a $15 gift certificate to STAMPlorations is:

#32 Ishani


A corner placement of the focal image is a great way to keep a card CAS. And we loved the added shadow to the heart which gives a fabulous 3D appearance.

Congratulations Ishani!

Please contact Shery at STAMPlorations by 4th November  to claim your prize - sheryruss@gmail.com

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

Top  Four 

 In order of entry

#10 Carol S

Oh yes I remember The Onedin line very well!  We loved how such a detailed little scene placed centrally still left all that important empty white space.


Another corner placement of the focal image - love it! And popping a die cut back into its aperture - an inlaid die - keeps everything beautifully CAS.


Movement created by a curved sentiment strip really caught our eye on this card. Oh and of course that adorable snowman image! The using about one third of the card is the CAS technique we admired on this card.


Another detailed scene kept beautifully CAS by its central placement leaving loads of empty white space all around. 

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

Our current Challenge #126 is  Moonlight 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

Thursday, October 18, 2018

A Tribute for Melissa Lane

Today AAA Cards is joining in with STAMPlorations to celebrate and acknowledge the artistic and creative talents of Melissa Lane.

Last October 2, Melissa (https://honeybeelane.wordpress.com) passed away. She was a talented cardmaker/crafter/artist, a mother of 4, wife, and servant of Jesus. Melissa loved to garden and she loved photography. Her favourite colour was red, and she loved butterflies -- so much so that many of the cards and other projects she made had butterflies in them.

She was a valuable part of the STAMPlorations Mixed Media team and AAA Cards CAS team.

If you knew Melissa when she was alive -- maybe you were on the same design team(s) or you were bloggy friends -- however you knew her, we'd like to invite you to join us in celebrating her life by creating a butterfly card in her memory.

You may blog about the card you make as a tribute to her or not, but either way, you can add your card to Melissa's Butterfly Gallery (an InLinkz linky) that will be found on the STAMPlorations tribute post. The linky will be open until October 31.

And should you wish Melissa's family to have your card, you can mail it to the address below. Shery Russ (STAMPlorations owner and Melissa's friend) will collect the butterfly cards, put them in a box, and mail them to Melissa's family.

Mail your butterfly cards to:

Shery Russ
20147 Road 192
Strathmore, CA 93267
USA

***Important: Stamp or draw a butterfly on the envelope so that it doesn't get opened accidentally. Make sure the envelope is sealed tight and/or the edges are reinforced with tape.***

Finally, here is a message from Melissa's husband, Chris. He posted this as a comment on Melissa's blog but he gave Shery permission to pass it on in any way that it can reach a wider audience.

"Hello everyone. This is Chris, Melissa’s husband. I have been blessed by the outpouring of so many people. I know it is difficult to mourn from long distance. If you’d like join the community going through this together, please go to our farm Facebook page @Mainepromisedlandfarm. Gardening and planting flowers were Melissa’s other creative passions and she had worked hard to get our farm to where it is today in just a short period of time. Please read along as my family and I walk through this trial and be able to encourage us as we encourage you with what God is doing to get us through. Blessings, grace and Peace.
Chris"

Here are the cards created by her teammies at AAA Cards:

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.