Saturday, 18 February 2017

February - Technique

Hello all! This time at Christmas Card Throwdown we're offering up a technique challenge for you to try: Sunburst backgrounds.  Some people call them Starburst backgrounds. No matter which name you use for it, it's a great opportunity to use up some of your stash of designer papers!


Here's some inspiration from the Design Team:







As you can see from the Design Team's samples, there are several different ways to create the sunburst background.  Here's a link to one written tutorial: Starburst Tutorial    You can also find videos on YouTube. 

We hope you'll have fun with this technique!  Share your Christmas or wintry card with us using the the linky tool below.  You have until 7:00 p.m. Eastern time/midnight GMT Friday, March 3 to link your card.  Happy crafting!


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Saturday, 11 February 2017

January Colours - Winners

Hello! Our January colours were not your typical Christmas colours - we picked CREAM, AQUA AND BROWN - but you guys really rocked the challenge. So many gorgeous cards in so many different styles. As always, it was tough picking our winners, but here they are:

WINNER


Lovely embossed detail, great Scandinavian style dies.
Wonderful use of the colours for the inlaid dies technique. Fabulous!

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)



Super winter scene. Great texture on the trees.
Love the reindeer die! Nice use of the colours.



Great grungy look for Christmas.
Lots of super layers and lovely papers.



Super cute bear - he looks so warm in his sweater.
Love the detail on the rectangle and the split wavy border. Great work.



This is full of shabby chic! Love the die cut background and those sweet skates.
Fabulous flower and foliage embellishment.



Ultra clean and simple! Really like this fun and funky Christmas tree.
Lovely Christmas greeting too!

Congratulations to you all. Please pick up your badges from the tab at the top of the page and display them on your blogs.

Before I go, another quick reminder of our current challenge. We want to see DRINKS - CCT03 on your Christmas cards - have fun!


February theme - you've still got time to play

Now that our challenges are every two weeks, you've got lots of time to join in.
This is our fun theme for you :


Here are a few more cards from the design team to inspire you:


Alison
 






EK
Find the original post and more of our inspiration cards and the link-up here. The deadline is midnight (GMT) Friday 17th February - that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. 


Saturday, 4 February 2017

February - Theme

Hello! It's time for the first challenge of February here at Christmas Card Throwdown - CCT#03. We have a fun theme for the next couple of weeks: festive drinks.  Your drinks can be warm or cold, or maybe something showing a different sort of "Christmas spirit"! ;)



Here's some inspiration from the Design Team:

 





Now that you've seen what the Design Team has made, it's your turn to get creating!  We'd love to see what you like to drink during the Christmas and winter season.  You have until midnight GMT on Friday, February 17 to link your card -  that's 7:00 pm Eastern U.S. time.


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Saturday, 28 January 2017

January Sketch - Winners

Hello! Thank you to everyone who joined in with our first challenge of the year. We gave you a simple sketch and your creations were wonderful! Such a lovely selection of styles. It was very tough to pick our winners, but we did.

WINNER


Turning the sketch works perfectly for this card!
Love the jolly mice and this wonderful tree! Lots of texture too! 
Such a fun card!

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)



We really like the way the words form the shape of the tree.
Love the textured snowflakes in the background!



Another card flipping the sketch to the side.
Love the way the cover folds back to reveal a winter wonderland.



This is such a simply so elegant!
Love the little angle with all the snowflakes in front of her! Great work.

Many congratulations to you all! Don't forget to pick up your badges from the tab at the top of the page and display them on your blogs.

And there's still time to play in our colour challenge - details and linky here!


January colours- you've still got time to play

Hello everyone,

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

These are the lovely colours we are asking you to use:




Come and have ago, you might surprise yourself.






Warm Winter Wishes - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


Find more of our inspiration cards and the link-up here. The deadline is midnight (GMT) Friday 3rd February - that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. 

We look forward to seeing you.



Saturday, 21 January 2017

January - Colours

Good morning! Welcome to our colour challenge here at Christmas Card Throwdown - CCT02. Following our usual format we have some colours for you to use on your Christmas cards. We want to see CREAM, AQUA AND BROWN and ONLY those colours on your card.


Here's some inspiration from the Design Team:











Deborah

Christmas Wishes - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


Don't forget, you now have two weeks to play along with the challenge. Submission deadline is midnight (GMT) Friday 3rd February - that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. Have fun!


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