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Saturday, 23 August 2014

August Stash Challenge

Hi there and welcome to the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge.  I'm Gill, and I'm here with you again this week, where it's now time for a stash challenge... 


Christmas is a time to sparkle and shine, so this week I want you to show us some magical Christmas sparkle, using whatever glitter, glitz and bling you have in your crafty stash.  It's your opportunity to use all those gorgeous festive glitters and sparkles, to add that special touch to your cards.

And to give you inspiration, here are some ideas from the Design Team ...

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

TPlease 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. 

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

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

TPlease make sure to link to your POST, not your blog. 

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

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

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

TWe'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, 20 August 2014

August Colour Challenge - Winners

It's time to announce the winner and honourable mentions of last week's gold and silver colour challenge. 


Thank you for all your fabulous entries - there were some beauties!  

The cards chosen by the Design Team this week are... (drum roll please ...)



Top Honour 


with this fabulous beauty ...



In no particular order, Honourable Mentions go to...









Well done everyone. Don't forget to download your winner's badge to proudly display on your blog!

Also, there is still plenty of time to enter our current challenge, a theme of mistletoe and wine. 

We do hope you will join us.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

August Theme Challenge

Edit: this post was written and scheduled before recent events.

Hi and welcome to the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge, where I'm playing hostess again, and this week I have a theme for you to follow...  


I'm crazy about Christmas and love all things Christmas!  I think I inherited this from my mum - she made Christmas magical and truly the most wonderful time of the year.  For this week's inspiration, we would like you to make a card with mistletoe and wine as your theme, be it images, colours, embellishments and more, it's up to you! 

And to help you, here are some ideas from the Design Team ...

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

TPlease 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. 

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

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

TPlease make sure to link to your POST, not your blog.

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

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

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

 TWe'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, 13 August 2014

August Sketch Challenge - Winners

Hello, thanks for all your lovely entries for our August Sketch - it was a pleasure looking at them all. It did however make voting very difficult!
Here are our favourites

TOP HONOR



HONORABLE MENTIONS
(in numerical order)







Congratulations ladies - your winners badges are in the top tabs - wear them with pride!

Saturday, 9 August 2014

August Colour Challenge

Hello everyone - and welcome to the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge.  I'm Gill, and I'm here with you again this week, where it's time for a colour challenge.  I would like you to use all the colours from this week's inspiration board, displayed in the graphic below - white, cream, silver and gold...

It's not often I mix white with cream, or silver and gold, but I think they can look really pretty together, and so very festive too.  Please feel free to use whatever techniques and embellishments you wish - the sky's the limit. I can't wait to see your amazing creations...

To help you, here's some inspiration from the Design Team ...

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

TPlease 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.

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

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

TPlease make sure to link to your POST, not your blog. 

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

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

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

TWe'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, 6 August 2014

July Blog Hop Winners

It's time to reveal the winners of our Christmas in July Blog Hop!

We, at the Design Team, were super-excited to launch our very first blog hop during the month of July.  
If you missed it, you can still hop along to see the amazing creations from the Design Team here.

A BIG thank you to everyone who joined in the hop, entered their creations and left comments, 
both to those of you who visit us regularly, and those who joined us for the first time - we hope 
you'll come back and join us again soon. The Design Team ladies love visiting 
each and every one of your blogs to see your amazing Christmas creations. 
You truly are an amazing group of crafters.

So, as promised, here is our list of winners, each receiving a prize of crafting goodies, 
lovingly donated by members of the Design Team ...

Top Honor for the Sketch is~
#22 - In a World of Craft


Top Honor for the Color challenge is~
#2 - Pia


Top Honor for the Recipe is~
#6 - The Diamond Dragonfly


Top Honor for the Stash challenge is~
#8 - Pia


And our honorable mentions are (in no particular order)~
 Myrna Sweet 
snowman

Meg


Shauna
IMG_5553 copy

Rosina


Island Scraps

Well done everyone! Don't forget to download your winner's badge and display it proudly on your blog!


Now on to our prize winners!

The winner of the prize from Asha's blog is~
Anet Van Zyl who said:
"Gorgeous Christmas card Asha, I love the cute image and the paper. Fabulous colouring. 
Sending you and Rosie hugs. Anet x"
Asha will be contacting you directly through GooglePlus to claim your prize!


The winner of the prize from Danielle's blog is~
Shauna K who said:
"What a fun non-traditional colored Christmas card! :)"
Please contact Danielle at daniellecraftycpaATyahooDOTcom to claim your prize!


The winner of the prize from Deborah's blog is~
Denise Storck who said:
"Thanks for the inspiration! Admire your work very much!"
Please contact Deborah at deborahfringsATgmailDOTcom to claim your prize!


The winner of the prize from Fabiola's blog is~
Shauna who said:
"Lovely card! I like the white on white. You have created a great scene"
Please contact Fabiola at fajaquesAThotmailDOTch to claim your prize!


The winner of the prize from Mynn's blog is~
Cheryl who said:
"I like the tree! It looks to be the same exact tree as in the prompt! Thanks for sharing!"
Please contact Mynn at onastampageATyahooDOTcom to claim your prize!


The winner of the prize from Patricia's blog is~
Kathy Schweinfurth who said:
"Wow – what a gorgeous card! The silver really pops!!"
Patricia will contact you at the email address you provided when you left your comment.


The winner of the prize from Ruth's blog is~
Meg who said:
"Fantastic cards love every one of them and couldn't pick a favourite, thanks for all the inspiration and lovely comments."
Please contact Ruth at ruthmuz74ATgmailDOTcom to claim your prize!


One last little thing, there is still plenty of time to enter our current sketch challenge - we would love to see what you create next.

Happy crafting!

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Saturday, 2 August 2014

August sketch challenge

Hello and welcome to a brand new challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown. I'm Gill and I shall be your hostess for the month of August. With just 20 weeks to go to the big day, I hope you'll join me, and the rest of the Design Team, to play along with our themes, sketches and challenges. I have the privilege of being a part of a fabulous team of ladies, creating Christmas-themed cards each week, all year long, to give inspiration for your seasonal projects.

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who joined our blog hop during the month of July. We hope you enjoyed hopping along with us - we were certainly blown away with all the fabulous entries we received. There were, of course, prizes up for grabs, and the list of winners will be posted on Wednesday, so do please check back again here then.

Now, after all this excitement, it's onto this week's challenge, and we have a new sketch for you ...



You can use any method, colours and products you choose for your card - just remember to keep it Christmas.  We would love to see what you make.

Some inspiration from the Design Team to help you ...

Gill



Mynn



Louise







Snowflakes - 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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