Saturday, 17 June 2017

June - Theme

Hello!  It's time for our second challenge of the month of June.  This time we're looking for Christmas or wintry cards featuring nutcrackers and/or toy soldiers.  Since many of the nutcrackers one sees around Christmastime are made to look like soldiers, we thought we'd combine the two ideas into one theme challenge.

For inspiration, check out what the CCT design team has made:


Deborah - back online at last!!!

Now it's your turn!  You have until 7:00 p.m. Eastern time/midnight BST Friday, June 30 to link your card below.  We'd love to have you join in the fun and creativity!


Saturday, 10 June 2017

Winners - May colours challenge


We set quite a tricky colours combination in May with yellow, kraft and gold, but you have come up trumps with some wonderful cards. Choosing our favourites was as difficult as ever, but here are our choices for the challenge:


We loved the cut out starry wreath, and the yellow touches give this card such a pop!


(in order of submission)

Lots of lovely texture from some innovative materials

A joyful card that made the unusual colours so festive

A clean and simple card, beautifully put together

A simple design makes the most of the fantastic background card, I want to touch it!

This amazing star really does leap off the card!

Well done to you all.  You may pick up your badges from the tab at the top of the page; we hope you'll be proud to display them on your blogs.

Remember, you can still join in our current stash challenge to use gems, pearls or sequins for a Christmas or wintry card.  All the details can be found here.  We'd love to see what you create.


June Stash - You still have time to play

You still have time to join in with our current challenge.
Our challenge is to use:

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

Season's Greetings - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Find the original post, our inspiration cards and the link-up here. The deadline is midnight (BST) Friday 16th June - that's 7.00pm EST in the States.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

June - Stash

Hello! Can you believe it's June already? No, neither can I! It's Deborah here with you today to introduce our new challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown - CCT12. You might notice that the challenge number is off a bit, that's because we'd normally be doing a theme challenge now. For various reasons we've had to switch to our stash challenge. So for the next couple of weeks we want to see you use:

on your Christmas cards. Now, you don't have to use them all on your card - you can pick any of them. However, if you really want to go wild you can use them all!!

Here's some inspirations from the Design Team:

Deborah - to follow soon

You've got plenty of time to play along with us. Deadline for submission is midnight (BST) Friday 16th June (that's 7.00pm EDT). Have fun, we're really looking forward to seeing your creations.