Saturday, 19 August 2017

August - Technique

Hello Christmas Card Fans!

Before we get to the designs of our fabulous Design Team, we want to take a moment and say and huge THANK YOU and sad Goodbye to two of our amazing Design Team members.  Both Deborah Frings and Patricia Hays have been at the forefront of Christmas Card Throwdown since 2013, and they will be sorely missed by the Design Team and the CCT community.  Thank you Ladies for all your years of Christmas Card beauty!

Now for this week's challenge!  We are back with our second challenge of August, the dreaded technique challenge.  For this month we are having an "Embossed Impressions" challenge and are looking for cards that have either heat or dry embossed techniques.
Embossed Impressions









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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Winners- July Colour Challenge

Thank you for all your creative entries to our color challenge.

The design team have chosen:
Winner
We all were loving the simplicity and yet colorful impact of this rainbow card! 

Honourable mentions
 (in order of submission)
These rainbow snowflakes were just too perfect to resist!
These rainbow buildings were a perfect cityscape for Santa and his reindeer to be flying over!

This all white card just wouldn't be the same without those rainbow snowflakes!

Those die cuts that real the rainbow color were absolutely stunning!

The heat embossed snowflakes popped beautifully through this rainbow colored background! 

Congratulations everyone. Please display your winners badges on  your blogs. 
We look forward to seeing your entries to our current theme challenge.

August Theme - You still have time to play.

You still have time to join in with our current challenge.
Here is our 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 18th August - that's 7.00pm EST in the States.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

August - Theme

Hello Everyone!  EK here this month to bring you our new challenge.  We figured since it warm outside right now and so hard to think of snow, we would make our next theme challenge a Tropical One.  So pull out your warm weather stamps and make this design a 'Tropical Christmas'.






 
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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Winners - July Sketch Challenge

Thank you for all your creative entries to our sketch challenge.

The design team have chosen:
Winner

What a work of art. Beautiful colour and so much detail. We all loved it. 

Honourable mentions
 (in order of submission)
Not one but a collection of 4 cards, I've picked this picture as the pink and green are my favourite. 

The red and white make a very smart, modern looking card but fun too. 

So pretty in these soft colours. You can't go wrong with an inky background. 

Such beautiful colours against that gorgeous embossed swirly background. 

Congratulations everyone. Please display your winners badges on  your blogs. 
We look forward to seeing your entries to our current colour challenge. 

July Colours - You still have time to play

You still have time to join in with our current challenge.
We have a fun colour 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 4th August - that's 7.00pm EST in the States.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

July - Colours

Hello, it's Alison here bringing your our new challenge. I think you'll have lots of fun with it. We'd like to see Rainbow colours.


What is more colourful than Christmas? Lights, trees, presents all wrapped up, not to mention food - there is so much choice. 
We'd like to see at least 5 colours but of course you can go all out and use the rainbow if you'd like to. 
Have a look at what the design team were inspired to make. Do pay them a visit and leave a comment to show you've been, I'm sure they would appreciate it. 







Just a reminder that this challenge has a slightly longer deadline. You have until midnight (BST) Friday 4th August, that's 7.00pm EDT, to play along! Have fun!

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Winners - June Theme Challenge

We certainly challenged you with our June theme of Nutcrackers/soldiers. Well, we don't like to make it too easy. 
Thank you so much for joining in. 
We are pleased to announce that we had a tie, so in order of entry our two Top picks are:



 and


The honourable mentions go to:


and


Congratulations to all of you. 
You still have a few days to join in our current sketch challenge. The details are here.  We look forward to seeing your creations. 

Saturday, 8 July 2017

July Sketch - You still have time to play.

You still have time to join in with our current challenge.
This time it's a sketch:


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 July - that's 7.00pm EST in the States.