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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

June Stash Challenge Winners

What a lot of charmers you are! Well, what a lot of lovely charms anyway, we loved all your cards for last weeks stash challenge. It is my final pleasure, as the hostess for June, to announce the winners and runners up. This time we really couldn't decide and so the top honour is shared by two fabulously creative crafters...


and


Honourable Mentions to
in no particular order






Well done to everyone! Please take your winners' badges, if you would like one, to display on your blogs. For the whole of July we have our blog hop so please have a look at the challenges, link up your card and hop along to our blogs and leave a comment...there are prizes up for grabs!

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Hello, friends!  Welcome to July at 52CCT!  We've got a super fun surprise for you this month--WE'RE DOING A BLOG HOP!!!  The hop will run from today (July 5th) until July 31st at noon GMT.  Winners will be announced by August 6th.  AND THERE ARE PRIZES HIDDEN ALONG THE WAY, so make sure to do the whole hop and link up a project here!

So, what do you need to do to participate and have a chance to win?!  Leave a comment at each stop along the way (including this post) and then make a Christmas creation based on one or all of the following prompts and then link it up below!


Here is the hop order~
You are here. ---> 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown <---You are here.

And here are the prompts~
(Choose one, two, three, or all four!)




Four different shades of pink from lightest to darkest, grey and light green.






Thank you for coming by to leave a comment!  Don't forget--leave a comment at each stop for multiple chances to win honors and prizes!  Your next stop will be Jacqueline's blog!  Merry hopping!


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. 

*Please link back to our blog in your post so that others can join in the fun.
 
*We would love it if you added our button to the side of your blog.
 
*Please make sure to link to your POST, not your blog.
 
*Please make sure NOT to back link. Your card must not have been posted to your blog before the date of this challenge.
 
*In order to be considered for Top Honor or Honorable Mention, you must link up by July 31st at Noon GMT.
 
*You are free to combine this challenge with up to 10 other challenges.
 
*We'd really appreciate it if you'd turn off word verification so that we can comment more easily! We know a lot of you do this for safety, but it takes a very long time to comment when verification is activated, and you may lose your comments from us... just sayin'. ;)

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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Reindeer Challenge Winners

It's time to announce the winners of our Reindeer challenge from last week.  The gallery looked amazing with all your reindeer cards -in fact all of the entries were fabulous, it was so hard to choose this week. The DT votes have been tallied and our top honour this week goes to....

with this beautiful crisp winter scene, featuring Rudolph.




Honourable Mentions go to (in no particular order)








Well done to everyone and please help yourself to the winners' badges, to display proudly on your blogs. There is still plenty of time to join in with this week's challenge, where we want to see your Christmas projects incorporating charms.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

June Stash Challenge

Louise here. I have come to my final week as hostess at 52 CCT. Thank you to everyone who entered in the Rudolph Reindeer challenge last week, it was great to see such a variety. The winners will be posted on Wednesday, so don't forget to pop back then.

Next week we will have some very exciting news for you about our challenges in July. Can't say too much now as I don't want to spoil the surprise. Suffice it to say there will be prizes up for grabs!
For my final week I have chosen to give you a Stash challenge-to use a charm or charms on your card. Hopefully you will already have some of these in your stash which you can put to good use. You can often adapt them to all sorts of occasions, you don't need special Christmas ones but if you do have them what are you waiting for??


We have had a fantastic guest designer joining in the fun this month. Please help us welcome Marie from NJ Stamping Queen with her final card, I want to thank Marie for everything she has shared with us here at 52 CCT.

Here's Marie's take on our challenge this week~


The DT have come up with some awesome cards, all sporting charms, so have a look below if you are stuck for inspiration and hop over to their blogs (is that another clue, I wonder?) to leave a comment if you have the chance.





Charm - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems






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.

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

*We would love it if you added our button to the side of your blog.

*Please make sure to link to your POST, not your blog.

*Please make sure NOT to back link. Your card must not have been posted to your blog before the date of this challenge.

*In order to be considered for Top Honor or Honorable Mention, you must link up by Friday at 6:00pm GMT.

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

*We'd really appreciate it if you'd turn off word verification so that we can comment more easily! We know a lot of you do this for safety, but it takes a very long time to comment when verification is activated, and you may lose your comments from us... just sayin'. ;)

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Please link up your fabulous creation below after reviewing our rules. HUGS and merry stamping! :)

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

June Colour Challenge Winners

It is Wednesday again (where did that week go to?) and so time to do a happy dance for our winners from lat week's strawberry flavour colour challenge. Thank you for all your entries, here are the cards chosen by the DT


Top Honour this week goes to 
with this distressed beauty..


These fab crafters all get an 
Honourable Mention
(in no particular order)


Well done to everyone. Don't forget to take your winners badge and 'wear' with pride!

Our current challenge is for cards featuring a reindeer, Rudolph or otherwise, and you still have plenty of time to get your entry in. 

Saturday, 21 June 2014

June Theme Challenge

Hope you're having a great weekend, welcome to a new challenge at 52 CCT. My name is Louise and I am part of an awesome team of ladies who create Christmas cards all year round to hopefully inspire you to get ahead of the game in time for the yuletide season. Thanks to everyone who joined in with the colour challenge last week, glad that the idea of summer strawberries inspired your Christmas creativity. The winners will be posted on Wednesday so check back then.
This week we have a theme for you

I love cards with Rudolph or reindeer on. They can be cute, elegant, funny, contemporary, vintage, however your fancy takes you! Please make sure however that the deer are a focus for your card, not just a small embellishment. I can't wait to see all your fantastic creations!

We have a guest designer joining in the fun this month.
Please help us welcome Marie from NJ Stamping Queen!

Here's Marie's take on our challenge this week~

And some inspiration from the DT~




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. 

*Please link back to our blog in your post so that others can join in the fun.
 
*We would love it if you added our button to the side of your blog.
 
*Please make sure to link to your POST, not your blog.
 
*Please make sure NOT to back link. Your card must not have been posted to your blog before the date of this challenge.
 
*In order to be considered for Top Honor or Honorable Mention, you must link up by Friday at 6:00pm GMT.
 
*You are free to combine this challenge with up to 10 other challenges.
 
*We'd really appreciate it if you'd turn off word verification so that we can comment more easily! We know a lot of you do this for safety, but it takes a very long time to comment when verification is activated, and you may lose your comments from us... just sayin'. ;)

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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Winners June Sketch Challenge

It's Wednesday, and that means it's time to reveal the winners of our sketch challenge from last week. Thank you to all our entrants, both those who regularly visit us and those giving our challenge a go for the first time. The DT loves visiting all your blogs and seeing your amazing Christmas creations. There is one top spot this week and it goes to......

with a crisp, CAS card, love those tweeting robins!


Runners up, in numerical order of entry


Beautiful stamping and rich colours

Pat
gorgeously rich flocked paper on this gift of a card!

love the inverted panels and the snuggly owl.

Great idea to change the shape of the card to a circle


Well done everyone. Don't forget to download your winners badge and display proudly on your blog!
Also, there is still plenty of time to enter our current challenge, a traditional green and red combo with a metallic of choice. Happy crafting!

Saturday, 14 June 2014

June Colour Challenge

Hi There! Louise again and I'm back this week with a colour challenge. Now, although we are strictly Christmas over here at 52CCT, to celebrate the sunshine and warmth of June I have chosen a colour scheme based on STRAWBERRIES! I even found a Christmas strawberry idea!

I got so carried away with those yummy berries that I nearly forgot to post the colour guide!

As a twist we would like you to add a metallic of choice to your project (gold, silver, copper, antique or shiny, we don't mind) and don't forget to keep it Christmas!
We have a guest designer joining in the fun this month.
Please help us welcome Marie from NJ Stamping Queen!
Here's Marie's take on our challenge this week~


And now some inspiration from our DT~











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




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. 

*Please link back to our blog in your post so that others can join in the fun.
 
*We would love it if you added our button to the side of your blog.
 
*Please make sure to link to your POST, not your blog.
 
*Please make sure NOT to back link. Your card must not have been posted to your blog before the date of this challenge.
 
*In order to be considered for Top Honor or Honorable Mention, you must link up by Friday at 6:00pm GMT.
 
*You are free to combine this challenge with up to 10 other challenges.
 
*We'd really appreciate it if you'd turn off word verification so that we can comment more easily! We know a lot of you do this for safety, but it takes a very long time to comment when verification is activated, and you may lose your comments from us... just sayin'. ;)

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