Wednesday 29 April 2015

Winners - April theme challenge

Hello!  We had a lot of super cute cards submitted for our April theme challenge of Christmas cats!  Thank you to everyone who participated!  You didn't make it easy for the Design Team to pick our winners, but we've finally chosen the following:

The adorable kitty in the progressive scene won our hearts!

Congratulations also to our Honourable Mentions
(listed in order of entry to the challenge)


Well done, ladies!  Please feel welcome to copy the appropriate Winners Badge from the tab up top here and display it on your blog.

There's still time to join in our current Technique Challenge - Triple Time Stamping.  We'd love to see your take on it!  You have until midnight BST/7:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, May 1 to link your card to our challenge post.  Be sure to come back again Saturday as we start a new month of challenges!  Happy crafting!

Saturday 25 April 2015

April Technique Challenge

Good Morning, Louise here for the last time as it is the last Saturday in April. I have really enjoyed hosting the challenges this month and I'm going out with my favourite technique of all, I think, Triple Time stamping. If you are not sure what I mean check out the tutorial on YouTube here.

I think that the gallery will look amazing with all your cards, remember you can make your layers (and your card) any shape, you can use any stamp or combination of stamps and the colours are up to you too!


Happy Winter - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Twas the Night before Christmas - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


Wednesday 22 April 2015

Winners - April Colour Challenge

Thank you to everyone who participated in our "coffee and cream" colour challenge last week!  The Design Team has chosen to honour the following cards:

coffee & cream4 

Honourable Mentions (in order of entry into the challenge):


Fantastic job, ladies!  Please feel welcome to copy your winners' badge from our Badges tab.  We hope you'll display it with pride on your blog. 

There is still plenty of time to join in our April Theme Challenge - Christmas Cats!  You have until 7:00 p.m. Eastern time/midnight British Summer Time Friday, April 24 to link your card.  We'd love to see what you create for it!


Saturday 18 April 2015

April Theme Challenge

Good morning, it's Saturday again and time for another Christmas card challenge from your DT here at 52 CCT. My name is Louise and the challenges in April are my choice and so far I've been amazed by all the beautiful cards we've had in the gallery. Last week I used my love of coffee as my colour inspiration and this week, well,  those of you who visit my blog will know that I'm a bit of a mad cat lady and so I've asked for cards featuring cats -any kind, stamped, die cut, cartoon, cute, vintage, just so long as the cat(s) are the focal point on your card.

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


Wednesday 15 April 2015

April - Sketch Challenge Winners

Hello, and welcome to our Christmas Card Challenge.

Thank you to everyone who played along with this month's sketch challenge.

This week, the top honour slot goes to this beautiful card ...

Winner of Sketch Challenge


Honourable Mention

 #4 Meg

Congratulations ladies - your cards are just beautiful!

You may pick up your badge from the tab at the top of the blog and display it on your blog.

If you'd like to join us and play along with our challenge, you still have plenty of time to enter this week's colour challenge -

We can't wait to see your gorgeous cards.

 Have fun!

Saturday 11 April 2015

April Colour Challenge

Good morning and welcome to a brand new challenge from the team at 52. Louise here, with a colour challenge for you to play with this week, but before I show you the colours we'd like you to use on your Christmas cards this week, I'd just like to say thank you to everyone who entered the sketch challenge last week. Beautiful cards! Check back later in the week to find out which cards we chose as our favourites.

It is a simple colour challenge, inspired by my love, or should I say addiction, to coffee shop coffee, latte, cappuccino, macchiato, flat white...I love them all and they often look so pretty. So check out the inspiration below, make yourself a coffee and see what you can do....

Here are some fab examples made by the DT this week

Special Delivery - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


Wednesday 8 April 2015

March - Technique Challenge Winners

Well, it appears that last week's Punch Art Challenge proved rather more difficult than we'd expected,  but we had two clear winners and the voting was tied.

So this week, the top slot is shared between two fabulous entries... 

Winners of the Punch Art Challenge


the Team thought Meg's entry was just beautiful -
lots of punched stars in shades of blue, to create a pretty Christmas wreath.


The Design Team was bowled over by this cute little punch art penguin,
and we all agreed that he is just adorable! 

Congratulations ladies - you may now collect your winner's badges to display on your blog.

Whilst all the entries were exceptional, our two winners most closely met our brief.
Thank you to everyone who shared their beautiful cards with us.

And we would love to see more of your wonderful work, so there's still time to join us for this week's sketch challenge ...

See you on Saturday for a brand new challenge!!

Saturday 4 April 2015

April Sketch Challenge

Welcome to 52CCT, where we like to create Christmas cards all year round! Thank you for your cards for the Punch Art Challenge last week, weren't they all fabulously creative? Check back later in the week for the roll of honour.

It is a brand new month and so we have a new hostess, Louise, who has chosen all the challenges for April. As usual we start the ball rolling with a sketch. This one is based on patchwork or paper blocking techniques. Looking forward to seeing what you can do with it...

Here are some ideas from the DT



Peace - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems