Saturday, 16 September 2017

September - Colours

Good morning! It's Andreja here with you today.
Welcome to our colour challenge here at Christmas Card Throwdown - CCT18. Following our usual format we have some colours for you to use on your Christmas cards. We want to see PINK, RED and GREEN and ONLY those colours on your card.



Here's some inspiration from the Design Team:









You've got a bit longer to play along with this challenge, submission deadline is midnight (BST) on Friday 6th October, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States.

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Saturday, 9 September 2017

September Sketch - you've still got time to play


There is still plenty of time to join in with our September sketch challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown.



There are the sketch we are asking you to use:




Here is some more inspiration just in case you need it:








Find the original post, our inspiration cards and the link-up here. The deadline is midnight (BST) Friday 15th September - that's 7.00pm EST in the States.

August Technique Challenge

EK here, and I am so excited to share the August Technique Challenge Winners.

The votes were all over the place this time and the design team voted for so many different looks that it was hard to pick winners...but we finally came up with this list!

The design team have chosen:

Winner
#4 Ria

Not only were we all in love with the embossing inside the snowglobe, but we also were loving the colors of this amazing card!


Honourable mentions
 (in order of submission)

 #5 Birgit
These penguins were just too cute for words, and those embossed layers were perfect for this challenge!


Everything about this card is perfect, from the Christmas poinsettias to the white heat embossing. 
We were loving these Christmas paper trees and that snowy dry embossed background! 


#26 Crafting Junky
This friendly snowman looks just perfect in front of that embossed snowy background!
Sometimes less is more, and in the case of this card that simple embossed background was perfect for this shaker card!


Congratulations everyone. Please display your winners badges on  your blogs. 
We look forward to seeing your entries to our current 

Saturday, 2 September 2017

September - Sketch

Good morning! Andreja here with you today.
Welcome to our sketch challenge here at Christmas Card Throwdown - CCT17. We are looking forward to seeing your festive take on our sketch! Don't forget you can flip the design and use an element of a different shape, but we should still be able to recognise the original sketch in your lovely card.

We can't wait to see what you come up with this sketch!



Here's some inspiration from the Design Team:





You've got until midnight GMT (7.00pm EDT) on Friday 15th September to play along with us.
Have fun!!


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Monday, 28 August 2017

August Theme Winner

EK here, and I am so sorry that the winners are being posted late.  My oldest thought breaking his nose would be a fun thing to do this week, and needless to say that has meant lots of extra doctor appointment right before school began!  But without further ado, your winners...

Thank you for all your creative entries to our August Theme challenge.

The design team have chosen:

Winner
Deanne
We all just loved the super cute flamingo and the great pinks and greens of this card!


Honourable mentions
 (in order of submission)
#7 Kristina
We all were just loving this super cute Snow'sand'man and the cool ocean feel.


These palm trees are just too cute for words! 
We just loved how Santa was colored in this card and the vacation form the cold he seems to be getting. 


#13 EpieThis collection of papers was just too great to resist.
This flip flops and Christmas Papers were perfect for our theme.


Congratulations everyone. Please display your winners badges on  your blogs. 
We look forward to seeing your entries to our current colour challenge. 

Saturday, 26 August 2017

August technique - you still have time to play

You still have time to join in with our current challenge.
This time it's a technique:



Here is some more inspiration just in case you need it:






Find the original post, our inspiration cards and the link-up here. The deadline is midnight (BST) Friday 1st September - that's 7.00pm EST in the States.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

August - Technique

Hello Christmas Card Fans!

Before we get to the designs of our fabulous Design Team, we want to take a moment and say and huge THANK YOU and sad Goodbye to two of our amazing Design Team members.  Both Deborah Frings and Patricia Hays have been at the forefront of Christmas Card Throwdown since 2013, and they will be sorely missed by the Design Team and the CCT community.  Thank you Ladies for all your years of Christmas Card beauty!

Now for this week's challenge!  We are back with our second challenge of August, the dreaded technique challenge.  For this month we are having an "Embossed Impressions" challenge and are looking for cards that have either heat or dry embossed techniques.
Embossed Impressions









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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Winners- July Colour Challenge

Thank you for all your creative entries to our color challenge.

The design team have chosen:
Winner
We all were loving the simplicity and yet colorful impact of this rainbow card! 

Honourable mentions
 (in order of submission)
These rainbow snowflakes were just too perfect to resist!
These rainbow buildings were a perfect cityscape for Santa and his reindeer to be flying over!

This all white card just wouldn't be the same without those rainbow snowflakes!

Those die cuts that real the rainbow color were absolutely stunning!

The heat embossed snowflakes popped beautifully through this rainbow colored background! 

Congratulations everyone. Please display your winners badges on  your blogs. 
We look forward to seeing your entries to our current theme challenge.