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

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


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


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


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

Challenge Blog Comment Random Draw

And the winner of the above Visible Image prize package is

Bobby from Bits & Pieces


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

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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.





Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Winners Circle - Game #90 Embossing

It's time to showcase our fabulous prize winner and runners up for Game #90 Embossing

As usual our gallery was jam packed full of gorgeous cards. You do like to make things difficult for us! So with the AAA Cards definition of CAS in mind we viewed and pondered and finally came up with a selection we thought were the best of the best.

1st place
and winner of a $20 Happy Little Stampers gift certificate ...

# 94 Chrissie



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

Top Three
 In order of entry
#60 Maria
 

#77 Jen Mitchell
 

#88 Ma-Mi


Congratulations ladies, please grab our winners badge to display on your blogs.
Our current Challenge #91 is our 3rd birthday bloghop and there is still plenty of time to get your entries in.
 There are multiple ways to win some truly fabulous prizes from very generous sponsors. So don't delay get crafting and commenting and join in the fun!

 

  Peace and hugs
The AAA Cards DT

Sunday, May 28, 2017

CAS Game #91 - The 3rd Big Birthday Bash


Welcome to our massive 3rd birthday celebrations. We've so much to share with you and so many ways to win prizes and some totally amazing and generous sponsors. Just check them all out:

AAA Card Sponsor!

Altenew

Newton's Nook Designs

Lawn Fawn


AAA Cards Sponsor!

 My Favorite Things

 Winnie & Walter, LLC

 AAA Card Sponsor!

 http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/
Neat and Tangled

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WOW! Impressive! A massive thank you to you all!


Want to know how to win? Well here's the info:



We're delighted to have some past DT members returning as Guest Designers to help us celebrate our 3rd Birthday. Let's give them a huge cheer and please go and leave them some love!


And of course all the AAA Cards DT have made CAS birthday cards to inspire you.  It would be lovely if you visited our blogs and left us some love too!


Jane
(using HLS stamps & MFT die)
 


Melissa
(using HLS stamps)
 

Sarah
(using Uniko stamps and a die from MFT die-namics)
 

Bloghop order for the Treasure Hunt and DT questions

Find our facebook birthday post HERE

Find our instagram page HERE

And another reminder of those many ways to win!

 

And did I mention all those fabulous sponsors?  Well it doesn't hurt to say thanks to them once again!

 
Oh and just before I go and let you enjoy the fun, take a peek at these ladies who'll be joining the DT from the next challenge.

 Awesome line up!!!!!!