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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Saturday, 8 April 2017

March Colours - Winners

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our March colour challenge. We updated the traditional colours associated with Christmas with a bit of a modern twist and we absolutely loved what you came up with! Congratulations to all our winners.
 
Top Honour
 
 
 
We loved this cute and quirky image and the fabulous colouring!
 
Honourable Mentions:
 
 
 
Look at this cute guy looking smart in his Christmas cardigan! Love that strip of lime green accentuating the design.
 
#2 Birgit
 
 
A beautiful, classic Christmas card.
 
#4 Robyn
 
 
We loved Robyn's elegant Christmas tree!
 
#7 Lili
 
 
Fabulous inlaid details that really complement the colour scheme. Such a striking card!
 
Thanks again! We really enjoyed visiting your blogs. It's not to late to join our most recent challenge here
 
Happy crafting! April x
 
 

April theme challenge - you still have time to play

You still have time to join in with our current challenge.
We have a theme 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 14th April - that's 7.00pm EST in the States.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

April - Theme

Hello there! I hope that you are ready for our next theme challenge here at Christmas card throwdown! We have a lovely theme prepared: MUSICAL NOTATION. You can make any type of card, but don't forget to follow the theme. :)



Here's some inspiration from the Design Team:






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






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 will come up with! You have until midnight BST on Friday, April 14th to link your card - that's 7.00 Eastern US time.


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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Winners - March Sketch Challenge

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our March sketch challenge. We very much enjoyed seeing all your wonderful cards! Congratulations to our winners -
 
Top Honour

#7 Klarka



We loved this imaginative take on our sketch - a winter landscape in stunning shades of blue.

Honourable Mentions

#5 P.J.'s Projects


A super stylish combo of washi tape and embossing.

#11 Maja

  
Such a lovely white on kraft creation!

#12 Majda



A gorgeous vintage interpretation of the sketch.

#20 Lili



A beautiful, subtle colour scheme complemented by gorgeous die-cuts.

#22 Robyn Oliver



We loved this prancing reindeer and the opulent colours!

Thank you again to everyone who participated. There is still time to enter our current challenge which can be found here. The deadline is midnight (BST) Friday 31st March - that's 7.00pm EST in the United States. We hope that you will join us!


March colour challenge- you still have time to play

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



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








Deborah - finally made it!!






Find the original post, our inspiration cards and the link-up here. The deadline is midnight (BST) Friday 31st March - that's 7.00pm EST in the States.