Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Color Hues #2

Hello Everyone,
We are so excited to be back with our second challenge.  After the fabulous array of cards we had for the first challenge, we can't wait to see what you all do with our next pair of colors! If this is your first time here, please refer to our guidelines if you have any questions.  Now, Turquoise is a funny color...sometimes it is on the bluer side and sometime it may look more green.  Don't stress about that too much just make sure you aren't using something that looks like grass green and you will be good to go. 

 Let's get right to it!

The challenge is open until 9:00 AM (EST) Sept. 29th.
 The winners will be posted an hour before our next challenge goes live.
The overall winner will have the opportunity to be a 
future Guest Designer!

Most importantly, just have fun!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Color Hues Winners-#1

 Hello Crafters,  First, I have to say WOW!!! 

Did you see the amazing gallery of projects?  I can't even begin to tell you how blown away the team and I have been by the turnout and the fabulous works of art we had for our first challenge!  Even the participants have been commenting on how wonderful the cards were.  I am extremely delighted to say the least!  Thanks, from the bottom of my heart!  Crafting people are just good people!  

Now, you can imagine how hard it was to pick winners with a gallery that looked like that!  I have never taken this much time to pick winners for any of my other challenge blogs.  This was really very difficult.  I consulted the entire team, and my hubby too since he is an artist himself.  You can imagine that we all had our own personal favorites with so many stunning cards. However, it did help me out a lot! 

 Let's go see who they are!



We hope you will enjoy your winner's badge!
You are now invited to join us as our Guest for our Oct. 1st Challenge! 
 Please send an email to for all the details. 

We hope you all will enjoy your Top Few badge!

Thanks again to everyone that joined us!  

We will be back here in one hour for our next challenge!

Stay Tuned!


Saturday, September 12, 2020

Reminder #1-Yellow and Green

 Hello Crafters, 

Just a friendly reminder that you still have plenty of time to join us for our first challenge.  Let me also say that the team and I are blown away by the fabulous messages, the response to our challenge, and the eye-catching cards in the gallery!  If you haven't scrolled through the gallery you really should! Selecting our winners is going to be very difficult. 

Here are the Colors!

You can scroll down to find the challenge or click HERE!
You have until 9AM (PST) Sept. 14th to join us!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Color Hues #1

Hello and Welcome to Color Hues!  

I am so thrilled to finally be here to post our very First Challenge! 

However before I do that, I want to thank all of you that have left such sweet comments and congratulatory statements across all of our pages, whether it was here, through our personal accounts and or blogs, or on the Color Hues Instagram and or Facebook pages.  You sure made us feel welcomed and energized!  We really appreciate it very, very much! If you have not yet followed us here or on FB or IG please do so!  If you look to the right column of this page you will find everything you need there.  We even have an I love to play with Color @ the Color Hues badge for you to display on your blog under our Graphics tab.  

Okay, are you ready to see the Colors we have selected for you?  
The Design Team has some amazing cards to inspire you too!

The Design Team's Inspiration:

The challenge is open until 9:00 AM (EST) Sept. 14th and the winners will be posted an hour before our next challenge goes live.
The overall winner will have the opportunity to be a future Guest Designer!

Most importantly just have fun!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Check out the Design Team!

The Color Hues Design Team 

Let's go see who is joining me on this new adventure!  Let's face it, and I bet you will agree, this hobby is keeping us all sane these days.  

We have the Design Team's blogs linked up for you below. 
  Please won't you drop by their blogs and congratulate them!
Nancy Leppek/ Owner and Creator
Bradenton, Florida

Carol Mayne / Design Team Member
Alberta, Canada
Hannelie Bester / Design Team Member

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

My blog:

Cindy Beach/Design Team Member

West End, North Carolina 

Julie Beech/Design Team Member

Shropshire, UK

My blog:-

Sheri Gilson / Design Team Member

Santa Rosa, California

Kristie Goulet / Design Team Member

North West, Connecticut

Lindsey Martin-Penny / Design Team Member

Ontario, Canada

My blog:

Karen Walker/Design Team Member
Rochester, New York

Before I go, there are so many people out there that have inspired me on this 12-year card making and blogging journey, and I would be amiss to not take a minute and say Thank You.  I also wish I could have asked all of you to be on my new team. Whether I design along with you currently or in the past, or we have just connected through Instagram, Facebook, or Stamp TV (where it first began), thanks for your continued support and inspiration and for pushing me to become a better artist/cardmaker.  I hope you will consider joining along in the challenge when you have time.

We will see you back here on Sept. 1st at 9 AM EST for our first challenge! 

See you then!

Monday, August 24, 2020


Welcome to Color Hues! 
I am Super Excited to announce there is a new Color Challenge Coming very soon!  It has been really hard for me to keep this news from slipping out, but it's finally time and I couldn't be more thrilled!

Let me tell you a little bit more about this challenge.

What are we? We are primarily a paper crafting challenge blog that mostly focuses on card making. However, if you dabble in other forms of paper crafting; gift boxes, tags, banners, or that sort of thing, we welcome that too. Twice a month we will post a challenge that suggests the Hues of Color we wish you to focus on.  You may use any gradient tone or hue of the two colors we suggest and neutrals are always welcome. (for example... white, cream, black, grey and kraft)

How often do we post:  We are a twice monthly challenge.  Our challenges will go live on the 1st and the 16th of every month.  The first challenge will end on the 14th and the second challenge will end on the 29th. All new posts and endings will be at 9AM EST.
Here are some definitions, followed by why I wanted to start a Color challenge to begin with.
The property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way the object reflects or emits light:
A gradation or variety of a color; tint. 
A minute change from one shade, tone, or color to another.
Why Color Hues? I have missed the Dynamic Duos every since they ended their card challenge blog many years ago. I have vowed that when I retired I would try to bring something like it back to the Cardmaking Community, using the same concept of Two Colors.  My family helped me settle on the name as I had too many to choose from and couldn't decide.  In actuality, I started putting my team and the blog together even before I made up my mind to go ahead and retire.  So the blog technically came first.  Love when things work out that way! 
The Guidelines...Gotta have those!
Challenge Guidelines:
* Your card and or project can use ANY HUE of the TWO colors selected for you and of course         neutrals are welcome. (for example...white, black, grey, kraft, and cream)
* You may link up to 3 separate projects for each challenge.
* Please add a direct link to your blog or to an online gallery. (No Back Linking)
* Please include our graphic and a link back to our blog.
* You may combine this challenge with up to 4 other challenges. 
* When using digital images they must have been colored by hand.
* If you don't have a blog feel free to use Instagram or other online galleries for your project. Copy the URL location of your card in your gallery and add it to the linky. Please remember to mention us by name or tag us so we may find you. 
 All products are welcome!

Choosing Winners & Honorable Mentions
- All entries must follow the guidelines and the colors of the challenge to be eligible.
- The overall challenge winner will be invited to be a future Guest Designer.

I hope you are as excited as the team and I are to get this color challenge started!
Speaking of the team... I will be back tomorrow to introduce them to you! 

Before you go! Please click on the Follow button and join us!

See you then,