Saturday, 4 July 2015

July Sketch Challenge

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I will be your host for our July challenges.
Today, we are starting a Sketch Challenge here at the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown:


Feel free to change the orientation of the sketch. We are looking forward to seeing your Christmas creations. Have fun.

Now let's take a look at the ideas of the Design Team:


Deborah - taking a break

Please make sure to read the challenge rules before creating your card.


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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Winners - June Theme Challenge

Thank you to everyone who played along in our Christmas Elves challenge!  There were a lot of really cute cards submitted by our participants.  The Design Team is pleased to announce the following as our weekly Winner and Honorable Mentions:

Winner


Honorable Mentions
(listed in order of entry into the challenge)



 


Congratulations to all of our honorees!  We hope you'll collect the appropriate winners' badge from the tab below our blog header and display it proudly on your blog.

There is still time to take part in our June technique challenge - Mixed Media. You have until midnight BST/7:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, July 3 to link your festive card.  We'd love to have you join us!

Saturday, 27 June 2015

June Technique Challenge

Welcome to 52CCT where we like to create Christmas cards all year round!

It's April here and I'm delighted to be hosting this week's challenge. Our choice of technique is Mixed Media and we can't wait to see your amazing festive creations.

A mixed media card uses a variety of effects and techniques. You could use embossing paste and powders, stencilling, stitching, die-cuts, embellishments, gesso, fabric, glitter, found objects, chipboard, watercolour, chalks, acrylic paints, inks, crayons, printing... The list is endless! This could be the perfect opportunity to try a new technique or use that interesting product that has been sitting around in your craft stash.

As long as it is a card and it is Christmas or wintery in theme, we would LOVE to see it here. We hope that you have lots of fun and that you feel inspired by our Design Team cards.



Now let's take a look at the creations of the Design Team:









Please make sure to read the challenge rules before creating your card.


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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Winners - June Color Challenge

The 52CCT Design Team really enjoyed seeing what our challenge participants created for our June color challenge of using black, white, and one additional color!  Our votes are in, and here are the results:

Winner
 
We loved the clean and simple styling of this nighttime scene!

Honorable Mentions
(listed in order of entry into the challenge)






Congratulations to all of our winners!  Our Winners Badges can be found in the Badges tab up top here.  We hope you'll be proud to display the appropriate badge on your blog!
 
If you haven't yet played along in this week's Theme Challenge - Christmas Elves, we hope you'll make the time to do so!  You have until midnight BST/7:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, June 26 to link your card to our challenge post.  Happy crafting!

Saturday, 20 June 2015

June Theme Challenge

Hello and Good Morning!  It's time for our Theme challenge here at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  Deborah here with you today, hosting the challenge that Danielle picked before she stepped down.  I wanted to host this one as I just love the theme - your Christmas or winter themed card must feature Christmas Elves, and I guess that includes the Chief Elf too. Have fun!!!


Here's what the Design Team has made:






Please make sure to read the challenge rules before creating your card.


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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Winners - June Sketch Challenge

Thank you to everyone who participated in our June sketch challenge!  Your wonderful cards made our Design Team's honors voting very close... so close, in fact, that once again we have an even tie for our overall winner!  Please join us in congratulating these ladies:

Winners

 

 

We also have a couple of Honorable Mentions:

 


Super job, ladies!  Please feel welcome to copy the appropriate Winners Badge from the tab up top here.  We hope you'll be proud to display it on your blog.

There is still plenty of time to join in our current Color Challenge


We'd love to see your take on it!  You have until midnight BST/7:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, June 19 to link your card to our challenge post.  Be sure to come back again Saturday for another challenge!  Merry crafting!


Saturday, 13 June 2015

June Colour Challenge

Hello!  Welcome to another challenge here at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  It's the second Saturday of the month, which means it's time for a color challenge.  Our former Design Team member Danielle had chosen this scheme for us before she left, and we all agreed it is a good one:



That's right - you get to select a color of your choice to go along with the black and white.  There are lots of possibilities for some gorgeous cards this week!  Here are the Design Team's creations:






Please make sure to read the challenge rules before sharing your card.  We'd love to have you join in the fun and creativity!  You have until 7:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/midnight British Summer Time Friday, June 19 to submit your card using the linky tool below.


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