Saturday, 2 January 2016

Winners & New DT Members

Happy New Year to you all.  We hope that you all had a very happy Christmas and a great New Year. This year we have five Saturdays in January, but as many of us are still recovering from the holiday, we thought we stretch the break just a little.  We would like to thank everyone who applied to join the team, we really were impressed with everyone.  So now it's time to welcome our new Design Team Members.

We are delighted to welcome Kaja to the team.  And we are especially pleased to welcome Jacqueline back to the team.  Let the ladies introduce themselves:

Hi there! My name is Kaja and I'm from small European county called Slovenia. I enjoyed crafting since I remember but until about two years ago I didn't find that much time to do what I love. Now I'm studying maths in a local university and finally I have found enough time to craft. I have a very supportive boyfriend and family, I can’t imagine my life without all of them. I hope you will enjoy my cards as much as I enjoyed making them. For see more of my creations are welcome to visit my blog: 

I live in Bridgnorth, Shropshire (UK) with my mum and our cat and I try to spend as much time crafting as I can! My crafts include felting, bead weaving and scrapbooking but my first love is card making - especially Christmas cards. Being a member of the DT here means I get to use my fabulous Christmas stamp sets all year round!

Now, it's time to let you know the winners from our last challenge of 2015.  It was really tough with over 60 entries.  Sadly some people used challenges from 2014 and even earlier, and there were also a number of entries that weren't cards.  But we did enjoy seeing them all.  Without further ado.  The winners are:


This is a beautiful poinsettia with so much texture.
Toni picked our June 2015 Technique challenge - Mixed Media.

(in order of submission)

Beautiful cardinal card - Maura used our Wild Woods theme from October 2015.

Such an adorable snowman - Zora used our Snowman theme from July 2015.

This is a really cute card - Lilian also used the Wild Woods theme from October 2015.

Congratulations to you all - don't forget to pick up your badge from the tab at the top of the page and display it on your blogs.


Finally, I thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone of the challenge rules and they are:

  • We are a Christmas CARD challenge - please post only Christmas or winter-related cards.  No tags, scrapbook layouts or 3D projects.

  • Please mention 52 Christmas Card Throwdown in your post and provide a link so that others can join our challenge too.

  • Please link to your blog post and NOT your entire blog.

  • Your project must be new - no back links please.

  • The challenge will close at midnight GMT/7:00 pm Eastern time on Friday.

  • You may combine this challenge with up to 10 other challenges.

  • Please turn off word verification so that we may comment on your card more easily.  We realize a lot of you use it for safety reasons. We do our best to leave comments for each of our challenge participants, however, trying to figure out those letters and numbers can be very frustrating! We strongly suggest using comment moderation as a friendlier alternative.


Wishing all our players a very

Happy New Year


  1. Woo hoo! Thanks for the HM and for putting this big smile on my face!! Congrats to Toni, Zora and Lilian too, and Happy New Year to all of you!

  2. Congratulations to the new design team members, and to the winners of the latest challenge. Looking forward to seeing your beautiful creations in the future...:-)

  3. Thought I had left a comment...
    Thanks so much for picking my card as honourable mention!
    The Leaf Studio