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.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Winners - June Stash Challenge

We are delighted to announce the winners of our June stash challenge and apologise for the delay in posting. Thank you for playing - we had many wonderful entries.
Here are our choices:
Winner



Honourable mentions
(in order of submission)













July - Sketch

Hello and welcome to our new challenge. It's Alison here, bringing you a new sketch for July. July! I can't believe it but I know that many of you have a lovely stash of Christmas Cards all ready and a warm feeling of satisfaction. If not, there is still plenty of time to avoid the panic.
Here is our sketch. Nice and simple and we look forward to seeing your wonderful creations.


Here are the cards our lovely team have made:


Warm Winter Wishes - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems



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Saturday, 24 June 2017

June Theme- 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 30th June - that's 7.00pm EST in the States.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

June - Theme

Hello!  It's time for our second challenge of the month of June.  This time we're looking for Christmas or wintry cards featuring nutcrackers and/or toy soldiers.  Since many of the nutcrackers one sees around Christmastime are made to look like soldiers, we thought we'd combine the two ideas into one theme challenge.



For inspiration, check out what the CCT design team has made:







  


Deborah - back online at last!!!



Now it's your turn!  You have until 7:00 p.m. Eastern time/midnight BST Friday, June 30 to link your card below.  We'd love to have you join in the fun and creativity!

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