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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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

January - Theme Winners

The bells, the bells!
The thumbnail display was so pretty with all the lovely bell themed cards.

Winner of the Theme Challenge


#8 - Loll - Perfectly clean and simple!
Very cute card with the green jingle bells
and Ruldolf's red sparkly nose too!

Honourable Mentions
(in order of submission)






Many congratulations ladies - we'd love to see you pick up your badges from the top of the page and display them proudly on your blog.

Our challenge this week is a technique which is very popular in Blogland at the moment - it gives the appearance of lots of layers, but in fact your card remains quite flat and thus easy to post!! 


 You've still got plenty of time to join the fun!  Can't wait to see what you make.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

January Technique Challenge

Hi, it's Deborah here with you again this week.
It's time for our technique challenge - it's very popular at the moment.
It gives the impression of lots of layers, but in fact your card is quite flat!
And the technique I'd like you to use for your project is
Inlaid Dies.


Here's some inspiration from the Team.

Deborah

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


Tanja



Fabiola



April













If you're not sure what the inlaid die technique involves, check out this video by
Betsy Veldman (Papertrey Inc).





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Thursday, 22 January 2015

January - colour winners ....

... Hi all!  Sorry I'm running late with this post - time has really run away with me this week!  You seemed to like the Shades of Blue challenge last week.  I really liked the thumbnail display - it was so pretty with all the frosty, cool blues. 

Winner of the Colour Challenge


#11 - Susan B - we really like how you kept to just blues!
Love the embossed snowflakes in the background and on the tag.
Lovely work.

Honourable Mentions
(in order of submission)





Congratulations ladies.  Don't forget to pick up your badge from the tab at the top of the blog and display it on your blog.



There's still time to join in with this week's challenge - my theme for you is BELLS!  Have fun.

Deborah x

Saturday, 17 January 2015

January Theme Challenge

Good Morning All!  Can you believe it's already the middle of January?
It's Saturday and time for another challenge here at
52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.
This week I've got a theme for you - Bells, the Bells!!


Here are some ideas and inspiration from the Design Team:

Deborah
Peace & Joy - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


Tanja















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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

January - Sketch winners ....

... Good morning everyone.  I was so pleased to see so many people playing along with our first challenge of the year.  The sketch was one that could be dressed up or kept really simple - and we had examples of both! 

Winner of Sketch Challenge


#8 - Evelyn - You kept exactly to the sketch - even using a star,
but you dressed up your card beautifully.  Love the embossed background
and sweet little birds!

Honourable Mentions
in order of submission






Congratulations to you all.  Please pick up your badge from the tab at the top of the blog and display it on your blog.

There's still plenty of time to join in with this week's challenge - I've got a colour challenge for you - all shades of blue.  Please stick to just blues.


Looking forward to seeing your creations!  Have fun!

Saturday, 10 January 2015

January Colour Challenge

Good morning Christmas crafters - it's time for our colour challenge and I've gone for shades of blue.  We are having a real arctic blast of winter here in North America and the view from my window is snow and more snow, with bright blue skies!!!  It was lovely to see so many submission for my sketch challenge - and I hope to see just as many, if not more for the blues!!!! 

Please make sure that you use just the colours provided, 
(you may use black for stamping image outlines).

Here is some Christmassy inspiration from our Design Team:

Deborah
Cupcake Tree - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems











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Saturday, 3 January 2015

Happy 2015!! First challenge of the year

Good morning and welcome back to 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and our first challenge of the New Year. We do hope that you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year and are ready to make a start on your stash of 2015 Christmas cards.  You might notice that we've got a new look blog and we also have some new members on the team - do make them welcome.  Now, it's time to have a look at our first challenge - it's a sketch - you can turn it and you don't have to use a star.




Here's some inspiration from the team:

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













Please make sure you follow these rules when you play along with 52CCT.
  • Please link back to our blog in your post so that others can join in the fun.
  • No back links - only new projects.
  • Please link directly to your POST, not your blog.
  • We'd love to see our button on your blogs.
  • In order to be considered for Top Honour or Honourable Mention you must link up by midnight (GMT) on Friday.
  • You can play in this challenge and 10 others - maximum 11.
  • It would be much appreciated if you could turn off word verification to make commenting easier for the team - many thanks.
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