Saturday, 28 February 2015

February Stash Challenge

Hello!  Here at 52CCT we're wrapping up the month of February with a stash challenge, where we ask our challenge participants to use something from their stash of craft supplies to create a Christmas or winter card.  We're hoping this one will prove to be fairly easy for many of you:


There are so many different ways to use markers!  You can color an outline image with them, use them to ink up a stamp in several different colors, or create backgrounds with them.  You can use alcohol-based markers or water-based.  There are lots of possibilities, so let your creativity be your guide!

Let's check out what the Design Team has done with their markers:












Please make sure to follow these rules when you play along with us here at 52{C}CT  :)

 Please read the challenge requirements carefully before creating your card.  
We will never delete any submissions that do not follow our challenge rules; 
however, only cards that meet the requirements will be considered by the Design Team
 for our weekly Top Honors and Honorable Mention voting.

We are a Christmas card challenge.  Please only post Christmas or winter related cards.

Please link back to our blog in your post so that others can join in the fun.

Please make sure to link to your blog post, not to your entire blog.

We would love it if you added our blog button to your blog's sidebar.

Please make sure not to back link.  Your card should not be older than this post.

In order to be considered for Top Honor or Honorable Mention, you must link your card by 
Friday at midnight GMT/7:00 p.m. Eastern time.
You are welcome to combine this challenge with up to 10 other challenges.

We would really appreciate it if you'd turn off word verification so that we can comment more easily on your cards!  We realize a lot of you use it for safety reasons.
We do our best to leave comments for each of our challenge participants
however, trying to figure out those letters and numbers can be very frustrating!
We strongly suggest using comment moderation as a friendlier alternative.
   

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

February Colour Challenge - Winners

Thank you for playing along with our February Colour Challenge.
There weren't many entries, so this week we are awarding
only one winner and one honourable mention.

Winner of the February Colour Challenge


Honourable Mention
We are always delighted by seeing your wonderful creations.

Congratulations and don't forget to pick up your badge and display it on your blog.

There's still time to take part in the February Theme Challenge:


Hope you will join us!!

Saturday, 21 February 2015

February Theme Challenge

Welcome to another week of Christmasy fun and creativity at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown!  Since Christmas is a perfect time to sparkle and shine, Jacqueline has put sequins and pearls together as our challenge theme this week. 


Here is some inspiration from our Design Team:











Happy Christmas - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


Please make sure to follow these rules when you play along with us here at 52{C}CT  :)

 Please read the challenge requirements carefully before creating your card.  
We will never delete any submissions that do not follow our challenge rules; 
however, only cards that meet the requirements will be considered by the Design Team
 for our weekly Top Honors and Honorable Mention voting.

We are a Christmas card challenge.  Please only post Christmas or winter related cards.

Please link back to our blog in your post so that others can join in the fun.

Please make sure to link to your blog post, not to your entire blog.

We would love it if you added our blog button to your blog's sidebar.

Please make sure not to back link.  Your card should not be older than this post.

In order to be considered for Top Honor or Honorable Mention, you must link your card by 
Friday at midnight GMT/7:00 p.m. Eastern time.
You are welcome to combine this challenge with up to 10 other challenges.

We would really appreciate it if you'd turn off word verification so that we can comment more easily on your cards!  We realize a lot of you use it for safety reasons.
We do our best to leave comments for each of our challenge participants
however, trying to figure out those letters and numbers can be very frustrating!
We strongly suggest using comment moderation as a friendlier alternative.
   
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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

February Sketch Challenge - Winners

Thank you for playing along with our February Sketch Challenge.
We loved your projects.

Winner of the February Sketch Challenge

Once again this week, we have a dead-even tie for our Top Honor!
In order of submission, we'd like to congratulate

#4 Flourishtina
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We loved the look of the falling snow behind the gorgeous die-cut snowflake.


#9 Chris M


We felt this card showed timeless quiet elegance.


Honourable Mentions
(in order of submission)

#3 meg

#10 Evelyn


We have really enjoyed seeing all your wonderful creations.

Congratulations and don't forget to pick up your badge and display it on your blog.

There's still time to take part in the February Colour Challenge:




Hope you will join us!!

Saturday, 14 February 2015

February Colour Challenge

Hello, and Happy Valentine's Day!  We here at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown are sharing some love today... our love of all things Christmasy!  :)  We hope you'll join in our challenge by making a Christmas or winter card using the following color scheme:

 

This sounds like a very classic color combination, doesn't it?  Let's see what the Design Team has made with it:



Please make sure to follow these rules when you play along with us here at 52CCT  :)

 Please read the challenge requirements carefully before creating your card.  
We will never delete any submissions that do not follow our challenge rules; 
however, only cards that meet the requirements will be considered by the Design Team
 for our weekly Top Honors and Honorable Mention voting.

We are a Christmas card challenge.  Please only post Christmas or winter related cards.

Please link back to our blog in your post so that others can join in the fun.

Please make sure to link to your blog post, not to your entire blog.

We would love it if you added our blog button to your blog's sidebar.

Please make sure not to back link.  Your card should not be older than this post.

In order to be considered for Top Honor or Honorable Mention, you must link your card by 
Friday at midnight GMT/7:00 p.m. Eastern time.
You are welcome to combine this challenge with up to 10 other challenges.

We would really appreciate it if you'd turn off word verification so that we can comment more easily on your cards!  We realize a lot of you use it for safety reasons.
We do our best to leave comments for each of our challenge participants
however, trying to figure out those letters and numbers can be very frustrating!
We strongly suggest using comment moderation as a friendlier alternative.
   

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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

January Pick a Previous Sketch - Winner

Thank you for playing along with our bonus week
and the Pick a Previous Sketch Challenge.
We loved your creations.

Winner of Pick a Previous Sketch
We actually have joint winners this week - in order of submission they are:


We really like your take on the sketch and the colours are lovely


A perfectly clean, simple take on this fun sketch!

Honourable Mentions
(in order of submission)



It's been a pleasure to be your host for our January challenges.
I've really enjoyed seeing all your wonderful designs.

Congratulations and don't forget to pick up your badge and display it on your blog.
There's still time to take part in the February Sketch Challenge:



Hope you will join us!!
Thanks, Deborah xx

Saturday, 7 February 2015

February Sketch Challenge

Hello there!  Welcome to a new month here at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown!  Jacqueline, our site creator, has planned some fun challenges for us this month.  Unfortunately, she needs to take a break from crafting for a bit to take care of some family matters. So Patricia is helping out with the hostess duties during February.

The first Saturday of the month is always our sketch challenge day, and here is what we have this time:


 

You may use any shape for the white areas of the sketch, and you're welcome to add layers and embellishments as you wish.  You may also turn the sketch on its side.  So long as we can recognize the basic elements of the sketch in your card, it's good!

Here is some inspiration from the Design Team:




Merry Christmas - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems





Please make sure to follow these rules when you play along with us here at 52{C}CT  :)

 Please read the challenge requirements carefully before creating your card.  
We will never delete any submissions that do not follow our challenge rules; 
however, only cards that meet the requirements will be considered by the Design Team
 for our weekly Top Honors and Honorable Mention voting.

We are a Christmas card challenge.  Please only post Christmas or winter related cards.

Please link back to our blog in your post so that others can join in the fun.

Please make sure to link to your blog post, not to your entire blog.

We would love it if you added our blog button to your blog's sidebar.

Please make sure not to back link.  Your card should not be older than this post.

In order to be considered for Top Honor or Honorable Mention, you must link your card by 
Friday at midnight GMT/7:00 p.m. Eastern time.

You are welcome to combine this challenge with up to 10 other challenges.

We would really appreciate it if you'd turn off word verification so that we can comment more easily on your cards!  We realize a lot of you use it for safety reasons.
We do our best to leave comments for each of our challenge participants
however, trying to figure out those letters and numbers can be very frustrating!
We strongly suggest using comment moderation as a friendlier alternative.
   
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Thursday, 5 February 2015

January - Technique winner

Thank you to all of you who played along with our Inlaid Die Technique challenge.
It was lots of fun.  

Winner of the Technique Challenge


We love the clean, simple layout, the pretty paper
and the touch of bling!  Great work!

Honourable Mentions
(in order of submission)





Congratulations ladies.  Don't forget to pick up your badges and display them on your blogs.

There's still time to join in with this week's challenge - which is to Pick a Previous Sketch - any sketch from our archive, just tell us which one you're using.


See you on Saturday for our new challenge!!



Saturday, 31 January 2015

January Pick a Previous

Good morning folks, it's Deborah here with you again today.
It's a five week month and that's means a bonus week,
our challenge this week is:


Please make sure you check out our sketches archive above
and do tell us in your post which sketch you have chosen.

Here are some works of art from the design team:

Deborah - July 2014

O Christmas Tree - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


Jacqueline - April 2014


Tanja - June 2014


Fabiola - July 2014



Louise - February 2012


April - July 2014


Julie - July 2013


Gill - April 2014



Patricia - May 2012


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