Sunday, November 27, 2011

2011 Christmas Card Challenge Week #52

Welcome to the final challenge for 2011 here at the CCC blog.  It's hard to believe we have come to the last challenge of the year already.  Hopefully, we have inspired you along the way, and you've been able to get a few cards done ahead of time.  We are truly blessed for all of your support and participation.  Without all of you, we wouldn't be as successful as we have become.  Thank you SO very much for that.  Don't forget to join us next Sunday when we start the new challenge year, and show off our brand new design team.

On that note, we would like to take a minute to thank all of our 2011 designers and guest designers.  Their cards were beautiful each week, and we were always so inspired by them.  They've done an excellent job, and we appreciate having had them on our team.  We wish them all the best in all of their crafty endeavors.

Now, onto our last challenge, vellum.  Please keep in mind that all challenges are optional.  Any Christmas/Winter/Holiday card will do.  The idea is to help get your Christmas cards done, so that you're not rushing at the end of the year.  Also, it is not necessary to use a SCRS stamp on your project, but we love it when you do.


There are a few desingers on vacation this week, but we do have a couple cards to share. 

Carla


Ceal (November Guest Designer)


Jess

 
Peggy

 
Steph
Lovely as always!  We do hope you'll be able to join us for this last challenge of 2011. Please remember to link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation, and not just the generic link to your blog. Generic blog links will be disabled or deleted. You must create a new project. No backlinking please.

Don't forget to post a comment so we know you added a card! If you upload to an online gallery, please use the tag SCCC52, so that we can all enjoy your cards.

Stay crafty my friends! 


Saturday, November 26, 2011

2012 DT Announcement & Blog Hop

Greetings!

We are SO excited to have you joining us today!  Welcome to the first ever CCC blog hop!  This blog hop is going to be a bit different.  Our blog hop is to introduce you to the new, and returning, Design Team for the first 2012 term.  Fun, huh?  The new DT begin on the 4th of December.  We have some amazingly talented women joining us, and we can't wait to share their cards with you.  Don't forget to stop by on the 4th to see what we mean. 

The first stop on your way to getting to know our new designers is Sparkle's blog.  From there, you'll be directed to the next designers blog, and so on.  Should you find yourself lost along the way, just head back here and start over. 

Don't forget to leave some blog love for each of the designers along the way, as there will be one lucky winner of some cool Christmas goodies. I mean, what's a blog hop without some candy, right?

In addition to our new designers, we also have the following guest designers joining us.  Don't forget to stop by and leave them some love as well!

December Guest Designer
Kim

January Guest Designer
Tanja

February Guest Designer
Sue

March Guest Designer
Thanh

April Guest Designer
Svetlana

May Guest Designer

Happy blog hopping!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

2011 Christmas Card Challenge Week #51

Greetings everyone!

Can you believe we only have one challenge left for this year?  My, how time flies!  We had some awesome participation for last weeks challenge.  I think there were over 70 entries.  That's fantastic!  Everyone is really doing a fabulous job at getting their cards done these days.  Gorgeous entries, as always, too.  We're so blessed to have you joining us each week.  Thanks so much for your participation!

Onto this weeks challenge, which is a color combo, of Black & White.  Please keep in mind that all challenges are optional.  Any Christmas/Winter/Holiday is perfectly acceptable.  The idea is to help you get your cards done ahead of time, and save you some stress, at the end of the year.  Also, it is not necessary to use a SCRS stamp on your card, but we sure love it when you do!


Our design team, and guest designer, have created some beautiful cards for you today.  Aren't they lovely?







Ceal (November Guest Designer)





 

As always, we do hope you'll be able to join us.  Please remember to link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation, and not just the generic link to your blog.  Generic blog links will be disabled or deleted.  You must create a new project.  No backlinking please.

Don't forget to post a comment so we know you added a card!  If you upload to an online gallery, please use the tag SCCC51, so that we can all enjoy your cards.

Stay crafty my friends!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

2011 Christmas Card Challenge Week #50

Hello to all!

Can you believe we are at challenge #50 of 52 for this year?!  Wow!  I have wondered, on a consistent basis, where the year has gone.  Seems like just yesterday we were beginning the new term here.  How have you been doing at creating your holiday cards this year?  We've had some awesome participation along the way, and each week you continue to inspire all of us.  We're so happy that you do that! :)

Since last week was the first challenge of the month, we have a stamp to give away.  Thanks to my handy dandy friend, Random.org, the winner is:

#14 - KarenC

Congrats Karen!  Please email me (onecraftychica@gmail.com) your info so that I can get your stamp out to you.

So this weeks challenge is Deck the Halls.  You can use holly or wreaths, or create something based on your interpretation of the challenge.  It all works!  Please keep in mind that all challenges are optional.  Any Christmas/Holiday/Winter card will do.  The idea is to help keep you on track with getting your cards done ahead of time, so you're not rushing at the end of the year.  Also, it is not necessary that you use a SCRS stamp, but we sure love it when you do!


Our design team, and guest designer, have created some wonderful cards for you today.  Here they are!

Alanna


Candace


Carla


Ceal (November Guest Designer)


Jess


Juelmarie


Peggy


Steph

As always, we do hope you'll be able to join us. Please remember to link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation and not just the generic link to your blog. Generic blog links will be disabled or deleted. To get the full URL, click the title of your blog post (which will load a page that has just that post on it), then copy and paste the URL. You must create a new project, no backlinking please.

Don't forget to post a comment so we know you added a card! If you are uploading to an online
gallery such as Splitcoast, please use the tag SCCC50, so that we can all enjoy your cards.

Stay crafty my friends!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

2011 Christmas Card Challenge Week #49

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the next challenge here at Christmas Card Challenges!  Every week we are super excited about your participation, and love all of your creations.  Thanks so much to all who are able to join us!  After this week, there are only three challenges left for the 2011 term.  How are you coming along in creating your Christmas cards?  Hopefully, we have been able to help you along as the year goes by.  Keep in mind though, there are only 48 days until Christmas! 

I now give you this weeks challenge, a sketch, created by the wonderful Peggy Toole.  Please keep in mind that all challenges are optional.  Any Christmas/Winter/Holiday card will do.  The idea is to help jump start your Christmas mojo so that you get started on your cards and aren't rushing at the end of the year.  Also, it's not necessary to use a SCRS stamp on your card, but we sure love it when you do. 

Another thing, it's the first challenge of the month, so there is an adorable SCRS stamp up for grabs to one lucky, random participant.  Good luck! 


Here is a larger version of the sketch, so you can see it better.  It's lovely, and leaves lots of room for interpretation.


Since it's the beginning of a new month, we also have a fabulous new Guest Designer.  Thanks so much to Deonna who did a wonderful job in October.  I'm sure you know who our next guest is.  Her creations are always beautfully put together.  Please help me welcome Ceal Pritchett!  Here is a bit about her, in her own words.


 I am a G.R.I.T.S girl but currently live in Colorado with my husband and Shih Tuz Willis. We became empty nester's a couple years ago and this year we became grandparents to a beautiful little girl.
 I have been crafting pretty much all my life have always loved to color and still do. I started with Scrapbooking but my love quickly became card making. I lead a card ministry with my church, and enjoy teaching ladies how to make cards.

Here are what the awesome design team, and guest designer have created for you today.  Aren't they lovely?
Candace


Carla


Ceal (November Guest Designer)


Jess

 
Juelmarie


Peggy


Steph

As always, we do hope you'll be able to join us. Please remember to link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation and not just the generic link to your blog. Generic blog links will be disabled or deleted. To get the full URL, click the title of your blog post (which will load a page that has just that post on it), then copy and paste the URL. You must create a new project, no backlinking please.

Don't forget to post a comment so we know you added a card! If you are uploading to an online
gallery such as Splitcoast, please use the tag SCCC49, so that we can all enjoy your cards.

Stay crafty my friends!