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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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!