Saturday, 18 March 2017

March - Colours

Hello! Time for another colour challenge. We would like your Christmas or winter-themed card to use the rather interesting colour combo of burgundy, lime and cream. We're sure we are going to see some stunning creations!


 Here's what the design team have come up with:










Patricia


Deborah
Sorry folks! I'm running late with my card.
Will add it as soon as I can!

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Saturday, 11 March 2017

Winners - February Technique challenge

Thank you to everyone who participated in our February Technique challenge by creating cards showing off the lovely sunburst/starburst technique!  The Design Team has selected the following as our winners.  Please join us in giving a round of applause to...

WINNER
 
We liked the mix of stars and falling snow in the burst behind the cute Santa.

HONORABLE MENTIONS
 (listed in order of submission)

 

 
 

 

 

Congratulations!  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.

If you haven't yet taken part in our March sketch challenge, we hope you'll join in the fun and creativity before the challenge ends on Friday, March 17.  All the details can be found on the original challenge post.  

March sketch challenge - you still have time to play.

Now that our challenges are every two weeks, you've got lots of time to join in.
This time we have a great sketch for you:



Here is some more inspiration in case you need it:


Find the original post, our inspiration cards and the link-up here. The deadline is midnight (GMT) Friday 17th March - that's 7.00pm EST in the States.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

March - Sketch

Hello! It's April here with a sketch challenge for you. 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.

Please read our rules before playing along. Our challenge is for Christmas or winter-themed cards only. No tags please!
We can't wait to see what you come up with!



Here's some inspiration from the design team:



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Saturday, 25 February 2017

Winners - February Theme challenge

The CCT Design Team enjoyed seeing the cards our challenge participants created for our February theme of festive drinks!  After much thought, we've chosen the following entries as our winners:

WINNER
 
We loved the cute mug next to the cookie and the chocolate kiss!  The colors in the designer papers are terrific, too.

HONORABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)


 



 

Fantastic job, everyone!  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, there's still plenty of time to join in our current challenge to use the sunburst/starburst technique on your Christmas or wintry cards!  All the details can be found on the original challenge post.  We'd love to have you join us!

 

February technique - you still have time to play

Now that our challenges are every two weeks, you've got lots of time to join in.
This time we are challenging you to use the sunburst/starburst technique:



Here are a few more cards from the design team in case you need more inspiration:

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


Find the original post, our inspiration cards and the link-up here. The deadline is midnight (GMT) Friday 3rd March - that's 7.00pm EST in the States. 

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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