Saturday 20 September 2014

September Theme Challenge

Welcome to another Saturday and our third challenge of the month. As is tradition, it's time for a Theme Challenge and we have a great one for you this week! We're taking a trip to the land of reindeers, elves and the jolly man himself to recreate a Nordic Christmas!

So what exactly is a Nordic or Scandinavian Christmas?

Simply put, it's rustic, minimalist, cool, cozy, calm and peaceful. That means Natural and Neutral tones such as wood, black, white, kraft, silver, wheat. The most popular accent colour is Red.  Green or Blue are alternative complimentary colours but avoid using all three unless you have lots of neutral colours and  space to maintain the uncluttered feel. Repeat patterns are another common feature. It's all about light and purity. For texture, opt for natural material such as wood, straw accessories, tree branches, pine cones, linen.

The Look: Homespun, Handmade, Nothing Manufactured. Simple elegance is the motto but not necessarily extreme CAS. Keep your designs light, fresh and not overly embellished - that's it!

We have a very special Guest Designer this week: Peg Coombes of Peg Craft-a-Lot. Peg is a super talented crafter.  Take a look at what Peg has made for our challenge:

Here are some wonderful makes by the DT to inspire you:

Good Jul - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Please make sure you 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 Honours and Honourable 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 Honour or Honourable 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.

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