Saturday 7 January 2017

January - Sketch - Some Changes

Good morning and Happy New Year! It's Deborah here with you today. I'm sure you have probably noticed that the blog has undergone a few changes since last year! We have added several new members to the team - please make them welcome, drop by and leave comments - we all love them!

We have also had a bit of a face-lift and changed up our colours. We have one other MAJOR change to the challenge. As you can see, the challenge name has been changed to CHRISTMAS CARD THROWDOWN. This is because we are changing from a weekly challenge to twice monthly challenge. We will be publishing challenges on the first and third Saturday of each month and they will run for two weeks. We are keeping the same format as previous years
  • Sketch
  • Colours
  • Theme
  • Technique or Stash
So, now that we're all up to speed, it's time to show you our sketch.

You can make your card square or switch it to rectangular. You can flip the sketch, turn it on its side and you don't have to use a star. BUT we DO have to be able to see the basic sketch in your card.

Here's some inspiration using our sketch from the new and expanded Design Team:

Before we go here's a quick reminder of our rules:
  • We are a Christmas card challenge - please post only Christmas or winter-related cards.
  • Please mention 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 the Friday before the start of the next challenge.
  • 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 realise that you may use it for safety reasons, however it can be very frustrating when commenting on many challenge participants. We strongly suggest using comment moderation as a friendlier alternative.
Deadline for entry to this challenge is midnight GMT on Friday 20th January - that's 7.00pm EDT for those of us in the States. Have fun!



  1. What a gorjuss DT work. Thanks for inspiration. I'm going in my Craft room naow and won't come out until I do some christmas card inspired by your sketch ;-)

    Happy New Year.

  2. Love the new blog colours - like the idea of two weekly challenges too.
    Kath x

  3. Love the new LOOK! Very Crisp and Clean! Can't wait to get started!
    And I'm off....

  4. What a fun sketch! I love all of the gorgeous cards the design team created...well done!

  5. Awesome DT inspiration and a great sketch that really got the creativity going!