Sunday, June 25, 2017

CAS Game #93 - Words Take Centre Stage

Today we have a super new challenge starting and we'd like to see words be the main focal point and take centre stage on your CAS cards.


We'll pick a top winner and some runners up!
It could be you!
Our sponsor this fortnight for the prize of an in stock stamp set is 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 Nonni from nonnishandmadecards  Nonni has a wonderful CAS style and her blog is full of fabulous inspiration, go check it out!


All the AAA Cards DT have also made CAS cards with WORDS as the main focal point to help you on your way.  It would be lovely if you visited our blogs and left us some love too!


Ksenija
~taking a break~

Lucie


Maaike

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. And here's a little reminder about our CAS definition.



Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Winners Circle - #92 The 3rd Big Birthday Bash

Welcome to you all. Today we're delighted to announce all the winners from our fabulous 3rd Big Birthday Bash. And what a brilliant party it was! We can't begin to thank you all for your tremendous support and we're over the moon with the huge numbers of you that took part in our card challenge and games.


 So here we go:

The birthday card challenge

1st place 
and winner of a $40 Happy Little Stampers gift certificate - claimed

2nd place
and winner of an Altenew $25 gift certificate - claimed
3rd place
and winner of a Newton's Nook $20 gift certificate - claimed

4th place
and winner of a Lawn Fawn $20 gift certificate - claimed
Random entry draw
and winner of a Stamplorations $25 gift certificate

#85 Katrina from Katrina's Craftworks - claimed


Treasure Hunt
We were delighted that so many of you completed our Treasure Hunt correctly.

The correct total is 28

and the winner of a My Favourite Things $25 gift certificate is

Lynne from Ruby-Dooby-Doo Crafts - claimed

facebook

Huge thanks to all of you who liked, commented and shared our birthday post

And the winner of a Winnie & Walter $25 gift certificate is

Tina Z from Treebug.org

claimed


instagram

So thrilled so many of you took the time to like and comment on our instagram feed!

And the winner of a Stamplorations gift certificate plus Melissa's discount code is

Sharon  From My Craft Desk - claimed

DT Questions

So many thoughtful and considered answers to our questions, we've been so inspired by you all. Here's our picks:

Ceal:  Glennis - Creating Cards - claimed

Coralynn: Lisa - Lisa's Creative Niche - claimed

Jane: KandA - KandA Creative Moments - claimed

Ksenija: Charlotte E - The Joyful Soul Creates - claimed

Melissa: Nandini - Paint Paper Scissors - claimed

Sarah:  JulyeB -  Junique by Julye B - claimed

Challenge Blog Comment Random Draw

And the winner of the above Visible Image prize package is

Bobby from Bits & Pieces - claimed


Congratulations to you all

All winners please contact Jane giving details of which game you won -
 
aaacardchallenge@gmail.com


Our current Challenge #92 is Resist Technique 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, June 11, 2017

CAS Game #92 - Resist Technique

Hello and welcome to AAA Cards Challenge blog. And have we got big announcements to share with you today. Yes, we're introducing our new DT members!

But before their introductions we'd like to say the hugest thank you to everyone who showed an interest in joining the AAA Cards DT. To say we were overwhelmed by the response would be a massive understatement.

We so appreciate that you put yourselves forward and were brave enough to add DT when you linked up and we're so sorry that we couldn't accept you all. We were spoilt for choice and found it impossible not to increase our DT size from ten to twelve. Such a wonderful community of talented crafters was revealed and we love all of you!

So who did make it onto our team? Well here they are:

Asa

Hi! I´m Åsa and I'm from Sweden. I live there with my family. We have three kids, one 15 years old son and twin girls that are ten. I work as a teacher since 18 years.
I started with card making back in 2007 when I was pregnant with my twins. I even do layouts. My card style in defenitely CAS and nothing else but CAS. I LOVE to create clean and simple.
I´m very excited to be in the AAA Cards design team!
 Hello, I'm Cheryl and I live in Michigan with my family. I am married to my best friend and we have a son in kindergarten and twin girls that are three. I am an engineer and card making is my creative outlet. I've been crafting in some way most of my life but really discovered card making a couple of years ago and have been having so much fun with it since. So excited to be joining the AAA Cards Design Team! 
Elaine

Hi, I live in Oxfordshire in the UK and have been crafting for a lifetime!  I dabble in lots of different crafts from knitting and embroidery to cross stitch and sewing and, of course, card making.  My card making style is CAS, CAS and CAS! Even when I attempt mixed media cards they seem to turn out CAS.  At the moment I am trying my hand at print-making - linocut, dry point etching, etc.  What ever I do I always have time for card making!

 Hi! I live in London, UK. I've been making cards for 10+ years, but when I joined Instagram 18 months ago, I discovered this wonderful crafty community who introduced me to challenge blogs! I am so excited to be joining the AAA Cards DT!
Maaike

Hiya, my name is Maaike Uijthoven, I've been playing along the AAA cards Challenges for a few years now and I am delighted to have become one of their DT members!
I am 47 years old from Delft the Netherlands and have been crafting since kindergarten, different crafts, but cardmaking has always been there, in one form or the other. I found CAS cards are my thing, love the simple and elegant feel of the cards. I have two cats and a vegetable garden, I do volunteer work twice a week, keeping me busy, but I always have time to craft!


Hello Everyone! My name is Tracie Pond and I am grateful to be joining the amazing AAA Cards Challenge Team. Home is beautiful West Michigan, where I live with my Husband of 18 years and our two Labradoodles. I feel very strongly about kindness. Some form of crafting has been a part of most of my life. I have been creating cards for about 10 years. Around 3 years ago cardmaking turned into a passion of mine. It is a way for me to relax. Honestly, cardmaking just makes me happy and if I can make others happy by sending them a handmade card (smile) that is a bonus! All of my cards are sent to either Family, friends or are donated. Other interests: flower gardening, nature, technology and reading are just a few.

We're sure you'll agree they are all awesome CAS card makers and hope you will give them the warmest welcome as they make their AAA Cards debut.

Ready for a new challenge? Well here it is:


We'd like to see CAS cards that use heat embossing or wax or any other product you know of that can resist colours applied on top.

We'll pick a top winner and some runners up!
It could be you!
Our sponsor this fortnight is Happy Little Stampers

Picture

Thank you Happy Little Stampers



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 Jasleen from happilyevacrafter. Do be sure to go visit her inspiring blog and leave her some love.

 

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



(using sponsor stamps) 
(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. And here's a little reminder about our CAS definition.