Saturday, 4 December 2021

December pick a previous challenge

Hello and welcome to the final run-up to our favourite time of the year
here at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown!

Instead of the usual 4 challenges, for December we have one challenge for the whole month - Pick a previous 2021 52CCT challenge.
 
There are lots of challenges to choose from. You can view all the previous challenges by simply clicking on the archives tabs at the top of the page.
 
Please link to the challenge (or maybe more than one!) you choose for your card.
 
We can't wait to see what you make for the last challenge of 2021!



Joining us as Guest Designer this week is the very talented 
Her gorgeous card is below, please do pop over to her blog for a closer look.


As always, our design team have created some beautiful cards to inspire you - do check out their blogs.

AndrejaM 




















Just a quick reminder of the rules:
  • This is a CARD challenge - so no 3D projects, tags or ATCs
  • Only new projects - no back-linking
  • Please link directly to your POST, not to the whole of your blog
  • Please show the graphic on your challenge post
  • You must link up by the deadline below to be considered for Winner or Honourable Mentions
  • And please turn off word verification in order to make commenting easier - thank you


Deadline for entry to this challenge is midnight GMT on Saturday 1st January 2022  -
that's 7.00pm EDT for those of you in the States. 



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

November theme challenge - winners

Thank you to everone who participated in our November theme challenge-
all your entries were beautiful.

Please join us in giving a round of applause to our winner


Congratulations Papierelle -
we thought your dog running away with the fairy lights was adorable!
We would like to invite you to be a guest designer.
Please contact us HERE so we can send you the details.

And, listed in order of submission,
 honourable mentions go to...



- nice to see you back on here Deborah! 
Deborah used to be part of our Design Team, and her work is just beautiful.
Do check out her blog to see her wonderful cards.



Congratulations to all our winners. 
We hope you'll enjoy displaying the winners' badge on your blog.  
You may collect it from the Badges tab at the top of the page.

If you haven't yet taken part in our November technique challenge, there's still time to play and we hope you'll join in the fun before the challenge ends on Friday, 3rd December.  



Saturday, 27 November 2021

November technique challenge

The Christmas tradition of kissing under the mistletoe, inspired me to set this week's challenge of 
stamp kissing.

This is when you ink up a stamp and then kiss it onto another stamp before stamping down onto your project.  
This technique gives wonderful textures and patterns, and can
really stretch your stamp supplies, giving new and different images from your stamp collection. 

If this technique is new to you, there is plenty of help on YouTube,
or by our very own Andreja

So I challenge you to give this technique a go - can't wait to see what you come up with!



Joining us as Guest Designer this week is the very talented 
Her gorgeous card is below, please do pop over to her blog for a closer look.



The Design Team have been busy creating inspiration for you - 
do please check out their blogs to see more of their wonderful creations.


















We hope that we have inspired you to play along with the kissing technique this week.

You can find us on Facebook, and on Pinterest too.

We hope you enjoy the challenge - do keep your entries Christmas themed,
and above all, have fun!

A reminder of the rules:

  • this is a card challenge, so no 3D projects, tags or ATCs please
  • new projects only - no back-linking
  • please link directly to your post, and not to the whole of your blog
  • please show the graphic on your challenge post
  • you must link by Midnight Friday (GMT) to be considered for Winner and Honourable Mentions
  • please turn off word verification in order to make commenting easier, thank you
  • you may enter as many times as you like 
  • the deadline for this challenge is midnight GMT on Friday 3rd December 2021


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

November colour challenge winners

 Thank you to everyone who participated in our November colour challenge - we had so many beautiful rainbow entries to choose from.

Please join us in giving a round of applause to our winner

Eliz Stewart - Paper Sweetness

Congratulations Elizabeth!
We would like to invite you to be a guest designer.
Please contact us HERE so we can send you the details.

And, listed in order of submission,
 honourable mentions go to...

Toni

Moi

AsaJ

Arlene R


Congratulations to all our winners. 
We hope you'll enjoy displaying the winners' badge on your blog.  
You may collect it from the Badges tab at the top of the page.

If you haven't yet taken part in our November theme challenge, there's still time to play and we hope you'll join in the fun before the challenge ends on Friday, 26th November.  All the details can be found on the original challenge post.





Saturday, 20 November 2021

November theme challenge

The term ‘fairy lights’ was first coined in 1882 at the Savoy Theatre, London, UK. Originally used on the dresses of the lead fairies in a stage production, they were used a year later in a publicity stunt to adorn a Christmas tree by a colleague of Thomas Edison, Edward Johnson, who became the first person to put fairy lights on a Christmas tree. This idea was copied around the world and a new Christmas tradition was born.

Fairy lights - also called twinkle lights, holiday lights, mini lights, Christmas lights, and more - are now very much a well-loved part of Christmas we use to decorate our homes and Christmas trees.

So for this week's challenge, we would like to see you use fairy lights on your cards, to bring a little magic and light to the festive season. 


Joining us as Guest Designer this week is the very talented 
Her gorgeous card is below, please do pop over to her blog for a closer look.

The Design Team have been busy creating inspiration for you - 
do please check out their blogs to see more of their wonderful creations.



















Well we hope that all these beautiful fairy lights have inspired you to play along with us this week.

You can find us on Facebook, and on Pinterest too.

We hope you enjoy the challenge - do keep your entries Christmas themed,
and above all, have fun!

A reminder of the rules:

  • this is a card challenge, so no 3D projects, tags or ATCs please
  • new projects only - no back-linking
  • please link directly to your post, and not to the whole of your blog
  • please show the graphic on your challenge post
  • you must link by Midnight Friday (GMT) to be considered for Winner and Honourable Mentions
  • please turn off word verification in order to make commenting easier, thank you
  • you may enter as many times as you like 
  • the deadline for this challenge is midnight GMT on Friday 26th November 2021


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter