Saturday, 20 January 2018

January - Theme


Morning All, Andreja here.
The third Saturday of each month at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is either a theme or recipe challenge. I decided to go for a theme this month and I want to see FAIRIES on your cards.


 Here is some inspiration from the team:


Andreja


Fabiola



Gill


Lucinda


Alison


EK



Myrna


Deadline for entry to this challenge is midnight GMT on Friday, 26th January -
that's 7.00pm EDT for those in the States.

Have fun!




Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Winners - January sketch challenge


A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our January sketch challenge.
We had many beautiful entries, making it a tough decision,
but the Design Team has selected the following as our winners.  
Please join us in giving a round of applause to...


WINNER

#18 Hali

We like the beautiful skies and cute little bear. The colours are very pretty. 



HONORABLE MENTIONS
 (listed in order of submission)

#8 Jane Willis
 We like this white on white layered card. It is simply stunning!


#11 Christine Dring
 Juggling snowman is very jolly. We like the sentiment, too.


#17 Moje drobtinice
Card is beautiful and Santa so lovely.


#19 Kristina
Beautiful card. We like the embossing and her colour choices.



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




Saturday, 13 January 2018

January - Colours


Good morning, Andreja here with you today.  
It is time for our monthly colour challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. 



I have been thinking a lot about what colors to choose, then I chose the traditional colors and we want to see BROWN, RED and CREAM and only those colours on your card.


Here is some inspiration from the Design Team:




Myrna



Alison
Deadline for entry to this challenge is midnight GMT on Friday 19th January - that's 7.00pm EDT for those of us in the States. 


Have fun!





Friday, 12 January 2018

Winners - December - Pick a Previous Challenge


A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our challenges in the year 2017. We appreciate those of you who join in every challenge and those of you who pop in now and then.

It is always very hard to choose, especially now because we had a lot of entries, but the Design Team has selected the following as our winners for our December Pick a Previous Challenge.  
Please join us in giving a round of applause to...


WINNER
#73 Coffin Cards
Gorgeous card. The colours are beautiful and the gold makes it very elegant.




HONORABLE MENTIONS
 (listed in order of submission)


#18 Maura
We like this wonderful night scene and how the moon shining on those trees and houses.


#7 Majda
Absolutely gorgeous. We like the colors and design of this lovely cards. 


#5 Hester
Such a sweet group of penguins all wrapped up, combined with a very pretty colour scheme. 


#53 Lili
A truly charming card. She made a wonderful vintage feel and chose pretty image. 


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


Come back tomorrow, because we have a new challenge!




Saturday, 6 January 2018

January - Sketch


Good Morning and Happy New Year!

Andreja here with you today and it is my pleasure to host this month's challenges at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.
Yes, you read it right, we will have weekly challenges again!
Each month we have a set pattern of challenges to inspire you to create your Christmas cards.
The schedule is:
* Sketch *
* Colours *
* Theme/Recipe * 
*Stash/Technique *

Here is our sketch for the first challenge of 2018:


 And here is some inspiration from the team:


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 midnight Friday (7.00pm EDT) to be considered for Winner or Honourable Mentions
  • A maximum of 10 challenges please
  • And please turn off word verification in order to make commenting easier - thank you

Deadline for entry to this challenge is midnight GMT on Friday 12th January 2018 - that's 7.00pm EDT for those in the States.

Have fun!





Saturday, 23 December 2017

Winners - November Colour Challenge

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our challenges this year. We appreciate those of you who join in every challenge and those of you who pop in now and then.

It is always very hard to choose
but the Design Team has selected the following as our winners for our November Colour Challenge.  
Please join us in giving a round of applause to...

WINNER
#22 Mona


A fantastic combination of colours and layers.





HONORABLE MENTIONS
 (listed in order of submission)

#5 Mavricne

Medved na drsalkah voščilnica
A brilliant idea and so much detail

#6 Betty


A stylish card with a wonderful use of the challenge colours.

#8 Rocky

A beautiful, soft effect with the vellum against the kraft. Sigh.




#23 Rosina


A charming and sweet card in those soft colours.


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

We'd like to wish all our followers a very 
Merry Christmas
 and we hope to see your back in the New Year when we start all over again!

We have a surprise to announce so we'll see you on the 6th January.


Saturday, 2 December 2017

December - Pick a Previous Challenge from 2012 or 2013

And for our final challenge of 2017, we would like you to pick a previous challenge. 

You can choose from any of the challenges set in 2012 or 2013,
so you have lots and lots to choose from! 

In a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens,
the Ghost of Christmas Past is the first of 3 spirits to visit Scrooge on Christmas Eve ...
let's hope this Ghost of Christmas Past will fill you
with awe, inspiration and wonder!



We are sorry to be saying goodbye to April at the end of this challenge. After three years she has decided to step down from the design team. We'd like to say a huge thank you for her dedication, fun cards and hours spent commenting on the entries. We'll miss you.

Lucinda - April 2012 Snowflakes


April - March 2012 Christmas Animals/Birds


August 2013 - Holly



EK  
'no red or green' color challenge from October 2013

Fabiola
march 2013
christmas animals

Gill 
October 2012 - die cuts



This time of year is always very busy, so we'll be running this challenge for the whole month. So, if you've got a card that's special and you want to keep it as a surprise, you can upload it after Christmas day. Deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 29th December, that's 7.00pm in the States. Have fun!


A Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! 

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