Saturday, 20 May 2017

May - Colours

Hello again,

It's time for a colour challenge! I think the colour challenges may be my favourites, they open up so many options. This time we have what I think is quite an unusual combination - yellow, kraft and gold. Not traditional, but there are so many ways to use these together when you start thinking about it. I hope you have lots of fun creating with this trio.





To whet your appetite, we have a wonderful selection of ideas and inspiration from our design team:














You have until Friday 2nd June, midnight BST/ 7pm EDT to enter your card to the challenge. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Lucinda

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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Winners - April technique challenge

Hi there,
We had so many beautiful entries in our Shaker chalenge that it was hard to choose a winner!

In the end we decided that the winner is... #8 Hali! Congrats!


Now to our honourable mentions (in order of entry)!





Congrats to the winner and all the honourable mentions! Thanks again for joining us! We really enjoyed visiting your blogs. It's not to late to join our most recent challenge here.
 
Happy crafting! We can't wait to see what you create! :)

May Sketch - you still have time to play.

You still have time to join in with our current challenge.
We have a sketch challenge for you:




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


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Find the original post, our inspiration cards and the link-up here. The deadline is midnight (BST) Friday 19th May - that's 7.00pm EST in the States.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

May - Sketch

Hello there,

It's Lucinda here hosting the Christmas Card Throwdown for May. We're kicking off with a fantastic sketch challenge - you can use any shape, but we want to see multiple layers on your Christmas/Winter cards. There are so many ways to use this idea, I can't wait to see what you come up with.




To get you started, here are some beautiful inspiration cards from our Design Team:








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You have until Friday 19th May, midnight BST/ 7pm EDT to enter your card to the challenge.


Saturday, 22 April 2017

Winners - April theme challenge

Hello there!  The Design Team enjoyed seeing all the creative ways that our challenge participants used musical notation in their cards for our April theme challenge!  It's time to announce our winners.

After tallying the votes, we had a tie for our Top Honors

 



And here are our Honorable Mentions, listed in order of entry into the challenge:



 

 
Congratulations to you all. Please 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. 

You still have plenty of time to join in our current technique challenge - shaker cards.  All the details can be found on the original challenge post

April technique - you still have time to play

You still have time to join in with our current challenge. (You have an extra week as the play along as there are 5 Saturdays in April).
We have a technique challenge for you:




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 5th May - that's 7.00pm EST in the States.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

April - Technique

Hello there! 

This time we are really happy and excited about our technique challenge of the month! It's time for: SHAKER! We would like to see you make any kind of shaker card (with Christmas theme of course). Can't wait to see what you will come up with!



Here's some inspiration from the Design Team:









Star of Wonder - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


We hope you'll have fun with this technique!  Share your Christmas or wintry card with us using the the linky tool below.  As this is a month with five Saturdays you have an extra week to play along with this challenge. You have until 7:00 p.m. Eastern time/midnight BST Friday, May 5th to link your card.  Happy crafting!


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