Saturday, 30 April 2016

April Pick a Previous Theme Challenge

Hi there!  We have a fifth Saturday this month.  That allows us to revisit some of our older challenges and give them another go.  This time, we'd like you to pick one of our previous Theme challenges and make a card using it.

 

The design team has chosen the following themes for their cards:

Patricia
June 2014 - Rudolph/reindeer

Gill
January 2016 - Christmas candles

Fabiola
October 2015 - the wild wood


Jacqueline
January 2015 - Bells

Deborah
August 2013 - Holly & January 2015 - Bells
Jingle Bells - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

June 2014 - Rudolph/Reindeer

We're looking forward to seeing which theme you choose!  You have until 7:00 p.m. Eastern time/midnight BST Friday, May 6 to join in our challenge.  Happy crafting!

 
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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Winners - April Theme challenge

It looks like our challenge participants enjoyed our April theme challenge of Christmas Foliage!  The Design Team has chosen the following entries as the ones we felt best represented the theme.  Please join me in congratulating:

Top Honors
 

Honorable Mentions
(In order of entry into the challenge)

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to you all!  Please feel welcome to pick up your badges from the tab at the top of the page and display them on your blogs.
 
There is still lots of time left to join in our current challenge:  April Stash Challenge.  We feel pretty certain you have some metal embellishments you'd like to put to good use on a card, so go get crafting! You have until 7:00 p.m. Eastern time/midnight GMT Friday, April 29 to link your card to the challenge post. 

Saturday, 23 April 2016

April Stash Challenge

Hello, and welcome to another challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown! On the fourth Saturday of the month, the challenge hostess decides between either a stash challenge or a technique challenge.

This week we have a stash challenge for you.  You'll need to use some sort of metal embellishment on your Christmasy or wintry card.  Brads, eyelets, charms, photo turns, ribbon slides, clips - there is a wide variety of choices, and we're sure you have some of these items in your stash of crafting supplies!  You can use as many or as few metal embellishments as you like, so long as we can easily see them on your card.

 

Our talented design team has come up with the following cards to whet your creative appetite:

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



Now it's your turn!  Use some of your stash of metal embellishments and share your card with us using the linky tool below.  You have until 7:00 p.m. Eastern time/midnight BST Friday, April 29 to join in our challenge.  Happy crafting!


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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Winners - April Color challenge

The Design Team enjoyed seeing the elegant gold and white creations submitted for our color challenge last week!  I'll keep this post short and sweet and get right to our winners.

Top Honors
 

Honorable Mentions
(in order of entry into the challenge)

 


 

Please join me in giving them a round of applause!  Winners, you are welcome to copy the appropriate badge from the tab at the top of the page here, and display the badge on your blog.

We'd love to have you join in our April theme challenge, Christmas Foliage.  Create a card showing your favorite type of wintry greenery and share it via the linky tool on our challenge post.  The challenge deadline is 7:00 p.m. Eastern time/midnight BST Friday, April 22.  Happy crafting!

Saturday, 16 April 2016

April Theme Challenge

Hello!  The third Saturday of the month brings us to Theme Challenge week here at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  This month our theme is Christmas Foliage.  There are lots of options:  pine boughs, cedar branches, trees, holly leaves, mistletoe...

 

Here are our design team's takes on the theme:


What kind of foliage will you feature on your card this week? Remember to link it here by 7:00 p.m. Eastern time/Midnight BST Friday, April 22, 2016.  We're looking forward to seeing what you make!

 

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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Winners - April Sketch Challenge

The Design Team enjoyed seeing the lovely cards submitted for our April sketch challenge! Thank you to everyone who participated.

We were smitten by adorable birds this week and our voting resulted in a tie for Top Honors!  Congratulations to these two ladies:

 

 

More congrats go out to our Honorable Mentions:

 


Well done, ladies!  Please feel welcome to collect your Winner's Badge from the Badges tab at the top of this page.  We hope you'll enjoy displaying it on your blog.

There's still plenty of time to join in this week's Color Challenge if you haven't yet!  We'd love to have you show us what you can make with just two colors:  white and metallic gold.  You have until 7:00 p.m. Eastern time/Midnight BST Friday, April 15 to link your card to our challenge post.

Saturday, 9 April 2016

April Color Challenge

Hello there!  If you're new to our challenges, welcome!  If you're a returning participant, we're glad to see you again!  No matter what's going on in your area, it's always the Christmas holiday season here at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

I'm Patricia, your challenge hostess for the month of April.  This week is our color challenge week, and we have a really simple but festive duo of colors for you:

 

It's only two colors - I know you can do this! Here are the cards the design team has made:


We're looking forward to seeing what you can do with these two colors!  You have until midnight British Summer Time/7:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, April 15 to link your card.  Happy crafting!


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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Winners - March Technique challenge

We had some lovely cards submitted for our March Technique challenge of paper piecing!  Thank you to everyone who participated.  Now it's time to announce our winners for the challenge.

The voting was very close... in fact, we had a tie!

TOP HONORS

 



Honorable Mentions



Congratulations to you all!  Please feel welcome to pick up your badges from the tab at the top of the page and display them on your blogs.
 
There is still plenty of time to join in our current challenge:  April Sketch Challenge.  We'd love to see your take on our curvy sketch!  You have until 7:00 p.m. Eastern time/midnight GMT Friday, April 8 to link your card to the challenge post.