Hello!  I have a little bit of happy news to announce today – I’m the hostess for this month’s challenges at CAS – Colours and Sketches!  I hope that you’ll give the challenges a try and have fun with them!

A new month always gets started off with a color challenge.  The colors for today’s challenge have a special meaning to me.  My husband and I are celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary today, so I’ve chosen a ruby red and a charcoal grey that best replicate the colors worn by our wedding party.  Every wedding needs “something blue”, so I’ve chosen one of my favorite shades of blue for that.

I figured that since I needed to make an anniversary card for my husband, I might as well tie the challenge colors into it.  I liked the card I made for last week’s CAS – Colours and Sketches challenge so much, and I’m short on crafting time this week, so my original plan was to duplicate it with this week’s colors.  (Last week’s card is already boxed up to send to Operation Write Home.)  However, my Basic Gray ink pad needed to be reinked, and even after waiting for the ink to soak in for a bit I was getting splotchy images when I tried using it.  So I did some searching around different websites and found this really clean and simple layout over at Seize the Sketch.  I figured the simplicity would work well for a card for my husband, since he’s not a big fan of a lot of frou-frou and flowers and hearts and mushy stuff.  I turned the sketch on its side.  I’m not sure how well it shows in the photo, but I did use textured cardstock for the card base, to give it a little visual interest.

Whether or not my husband notices the colors remains to be seen, LOL!

Anyway, now it’s your turn.  Go check out the other design team members’ cards at the CAS – Colours and Sketches blog – they’ve done an amazing job this week!  Then show us what you’re inspired to create using these colors.  If you don’t have the exact Stampin’ Up colors, that’s all right – simply use whatever you have that matches them closely. You have until 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, October 9 to link your card at the challenge post.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Happy Everything (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Soft Sky textured (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: Basic Gray (SU)
Other: square punch (Creative Memories); mini heart brad (Making Memories)

3 Responses to “CAS – Colours and Sketches #45”

  1. Congratulations on your anniversary – that’s a real milestone! Have a wonderful day and here’s to many more years!

    Love the colours you’ve picked this week; I had fun with them. I really like this super clean and simple card – just perfect!

  2. This is soooo CAS Patricia! I love the colours you chose for our challenge! Happy anniversary! :)
    Lizy xx

  3. Did he notice?? Love the reason behind the color choice (and the colours!) and this is a great card for a man, it is a fun sketch – well done for combining a couple of challenges-I’m rarely that well organised. Great job and hope you both had a lovely day

    Louise xx

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