Thursday, 15 February 2018

Welcome to CAS Christmas!

Hi everyone.  Bonnie and Loll here again with a new challenge!

Is CAS your style for card making??  Do you have lots of Christmas images, dies and stencils that don't get used enough??  Then this is the challenge for you!

Each month we will provide a theme for you to follow.  Create a CAS (clean and simple) card following the theme and then enter into our gallery.

As you probably know, we are CAS girls at heart.  We currently run CAS Mix Up (CAS and mixed media), and CAS Watercolour.

Last Christmas we were both short with the number of cards we had made to send to friends and family.  It was a frantic time in December as we scrambled to make some quick cards to get into the mail on time.

This new challenge was born to partly keep us well stocked with Christmas cards, and to share our LOVE of making CAS Christmas cards.

Only one card is required for an entry, but since it is a CAS design, and all your supplies are out on your work tables anyways, why not make one or two more of the same design.  This will quickly build your stash so you'll be ready once December rolls around.

We'd also like to welcome our design team.  Moving over from our sister challenges (CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour) are Susan and Christine.  And joining our team for the first time are NanceHideko, and Trina.  Welcome everyone!

Photos of our team members along with links to their blogs, are on the sidebar.

Please come back and check out our first challenge, which goes live on March 3rd at 10am (PST).  See you then!




39 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm so excited about this new challenge. I love creating Christmas cards all year long, and last year was actually the first year that I had a surplus of handmade Christmas cards by November. I would very much like to repeat this feat this year.
    Marianne x

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    1. Hi Marianne,

      So happy you are joining us. It's going to be a fun year!!

      Loll xx

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  2. Woo hoo! Great idea! I was really lacking in Christmas cards last year, so this new challenge will surely help!
    Also, any chance that you can add the 'follow by email' thingy in the sidebar? It REALLY helps if I can get challenges emailed to me. Thanks!!

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    1. Thanks you so much Christine. Looking forward to you joining us!

      Thanks for the heads up about missing the Follow by Email gadget in the sidebar ... it's there now!

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  3. What a fun challenge Loll and Bonnie! I'm sure to be playing along as I love to get my cards done before December! And welcome to the great Design Team!

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    1. Thanks Julia, looking forward to seeing your beautiful Christmas cards in the gallery! xx

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  4. Congratulations on another brilliant idea for a CAS challenge, Bonnie and Loll ... and to the new DT joining you! Looking forward to seeing the first challenge ... and to playing along! Hugs, Anita :)

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    1. Thanks Anita. Can't wait for the first challenge to start!! Looking forward to see you in the gallery! xx

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  5. I already know that I will love your challenges. I am very happy that such a talented team will inspire us. Big kisses for everyone,
    BozenA

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    1. Thanks BozenA! It's going to be a fun challenge! We have very talented designers that will definitely inspire! xx

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  6. Looks like a fun new challenge, Bonnie & Loll - hope to play along sometime!!

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    1. Hi Linda. Hope to see you in our card gallery!

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  7. Exciting news and thrilled for Loll and Bonnie and what an amazing design team....Sending hugs x

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    1. We are thrilled too Mac! Can't wait until March 3rd for the first challenge. We are very blessed with our wonderful teams on all three of our challenges. xx

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  8. Fabulous idea Bonnie & Loll. I haven't made one Christmas card this year so great motivation especially CAS. Great Designers! Glad Chris asked about the 'follow by email thingy'. Looking forward to the first challenge also.

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    1. This will helpfully keep you creating all year round. So much more fun than leaving it until December and then the pressure is on! :) Looking forward to seeing you join us Ina! xx

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    1. Thanks Sue. We love CAS ... and we couldn't find a challenge dedicated to CAS Christmas ... so here we are. :) xx

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  10. I'm so thrilled you guys came up with this new challenge, I'm always looking to participate on Christmas card challenges so when the Holidays are near, I have a great stash to send out.
    You'll be seeing me around here very often.
    Thank you for the challenge.
    Big Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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    1. Thanks Maria!! Looking forward to seeing your cards in the challenge gallery!

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  11. I'll be watching for this! I so need to work on my Christmas cards AND my CAS skills. This sounds like a great idea!

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  12. Wow, how exciting to introduce a Christmas challenge Loll, you and Bonnie are certainly two very creatively busy ladies. I look forward to seeing what you, Bonnie and the DT come up with on March 3rd!! x

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    1. Thanks so much Pat. Hope you'll join us!! xx

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  13. Yay, you girls are keeping so busy! This is a most excellent idea for a Challenge, as we all need Christmas cards. Hope I get the chance to play along! Hugs

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  14. What great news on my blog return after a forced break! I love the CAS challenge so this is a bonus :-) will be playing along! Brilliant news!!!

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  15. Yay for you two! This is such a great idea and I can't wait for the first challenge.

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  16. What an exiting news ! And what a fabulous idea you've got for this challenge ! With such a fabulous team I'm sure it will be a success and we will have so beautiful inspiration that we can not do otherwise than play ! Wishing you a lot of success for this new adventure. See you soon...xx

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  17. Yay! I thought this might be your newest project, Lolly! It is a perfect fit for your CAS challenge series! Congratulations to you and Bon-Bon! This is going to be very popular cuz there are LOTS of us who get caught short every year!! Thank you, both!! Hugs, Dolly

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  18. This sounds like fun .... congrats ladies on another fabulous challenge xx

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  19. SOOOOOOOOOOOO excited! I NEVER have any Christmas cards...but boxes of supplies!!! You guys are the best. Looking forward to seeing your new design team members.

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  20. Can you tell me how to put a card into your gallery? I would like to take part in these challenges but I don't have a blog or the foggiest idea of how I would ever submit anything. I probably won't be able to, but i will definitely follow you all. This looks to be fun. Thank you

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    1. If you use Facebook or Pinterest or other social media, you can add your photo from there into our challenges. Just copy the url of the image and insert it into the link provided at the bottom of each monthly challenge.

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  21. Congrats, Loll and Bonnie, on another great challenge! I’m determined to get ahead with Christmas cards this year, so this will be a big help xx

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  22. I am so happy to see this challenge starting up! Another challenge site!! Do you ladies plan on sleeping any?? LOL. Congrats! I know it will be a good one!

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  23. Yay, yay and yay! I was just thinking today I should really begin with my Christmas cards and here are you ladies with a new Christmas challenge! Fantastic news! I already want to challenge myself to make a couple of "copies" of the designs for you... This will be so fun and so needed!!

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  24. Count me in, ladies!!! This is the BEST idea ever, and I can't wait to get started! Thank you so much for all the work you are doing to bring these fabulous challenges to us!

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  25. I love the concept of this challenge and I look forward to playing along!

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