Sunday, November 30, 2014

Challenge #53 -- Anything Goes

Our challenge this week is an anything goes challenge. Link up your holiday or Christmas cards below.

Our designers have been busy and have lots of great cards to share with you this week.

We also are saying goodbye to a couple of our designers. Thanks so much Wendi and Karen for all the beautiful cards you've created and shared with us this last year.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Challenge #52 -- Inspiration Photo

It's the week of Thanksgiving here in the US but here, we are thinking about Christmas and holiday cards. This week's optional challenge is to use the inspiration photo below. 

Our designers have some gorgeous cards to share with you this week.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Challenge #51 -- Color Challenge

Hi friends. We have a beautiful color combination for you to work with this week. Use some or all of the colors. Remember, though, that the only real rule to play along each week is to make a holiday or Christmas card.  A big thanks to DT member Heather for creating our awesome graphics for the blog going forward.

Now, onto what our designers came up with.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

New DT members

We want to thank everyone who applied for our current DT call. There were so many wonderful entries and it was really hard to narrow it down, which is why we have added more members than originally anticipated.  If you weren't selected, we hope you will try again next year and continue to play along with us.

Please welcome:

Hello, my name is JoAnn Burnham and  I am thrilled to be joining the DT of Christmas Card Challenges.  I have been doing crafts most of life, but started scrapbooking and card making in 1998, and quickly became addicted.  I love making cards for family and friends.  I live in a small town in Central Florida and in fact, was born and raised here so I am a natural Floridian.  I look forward to sharing my creations with you.

Lover of stamping , tearing, embossing , punching ,piecing and all things to do with paper craft. I am a sharer of papercraft hints and tips with several ladies on Tuesdays and Fridays  and love to make up card kits for them to make and take . I have been cardmaking for 14 years or so but have had my own craft room only the last  10 years  It is what I describe as organised chaos! I papercraft at night mostly, when Hubby is sleeping .I try to create/blog/research something crafty every day. I am inspired by all  of the talented bloggers out there. My favourite colours are from the Autumn spectrum and my most used tool is the Stamp-a-ma-jig .

Hi, I'm Jessica and I live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with my husband, two feisty senior shelties, one tortoiseshell kitten, and a no-nonsense dutch bunny.  As a music teacher and a freelance harpist I live a very creative and ever-changing life; however, I am drawn to paper-crafting for the different artistic outlet it provides.  I love the visual and hands-on aspect of card-making and enjoy finding the perfect stamp, sentiment, or embellishment for a project!  When I'm not teaching, performing, or crafting I can be found cooking, experimenting with my camera, playing with my four-footed herd, or diy-ing around the house!  I look forward to celebrating Christmas year-round on the Christmas Card challenge design team!

My name is Gail and I live in Leicester in the UK, with my lovely husband Kevin and our 6 month old Cockerpoo MillieI started to craft about 10 years ago when I made a scrapbook for our 2 year old grand daughter as a memoir of her first holiday with us. A friend then introduced me to Pro marker pens, stamping and card making, and I was hooked.  This is my first DT place and I am looking forward to working with the rest of the team, and also visiting all your blogs

Hello, My name is Carol and I live with my husband just outside Manchester in the North West of England. I am an empty nester and have 3 wonderful,  grown up children who live reasonably close, so I get to see them regularly.  

About 15 years ago we were staying with some friends in the South of England when she showed me some cards she had made to sell for her local church, and encouraged me to have a play with some of her supplies. Soon afterwards I bought my first stamp and the rest, as they say, is history. My first love was scrapbooking and I made albums for each of my children before going on to make gift albums for friends. I still make the odd gift album but now my passion is card making. When our children had all left home, my husband kindly agreed to my taking over their playroom as my craft room. Who knew that one little stamp could grow into the mountain of supplies that I have stashed in there!!! 

Hello my name is Tenia Nelson and I am a 30 something wife, momma, doggie momma, jazz pianist, music teacher, soccer player and paper crafter that lives in the 5280 (Denver, CO)! I am married to a wonderful guy named Tim, I am momma to my awesome son Thelonious (Theo) and I have two wonderful doggie "kids" Miles and Brillo. I love me some paper, inks, stamps and embellishments...and just LURVE to create!!! 

These ladies will be joining the rest of the team and you will start seeing their cards in a week or two.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Challenge #50 -- Faith Based

WOW, we had so many great entries last week. A big thanks to all of you who linked up your cards.
This week, our challenge is Faith Based. However, if this isn't your thing, the only real rule to play along with us each week is to make a holiday or Christmas card.

Our designers are on hand with some amazing cards this week. As always, you can click on their name above the card to be taken directly to their blogs.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Challenge #49 -- No Embellishments

Well friends, we can officially say that Christmas is next month. Have you been playing along with us each week so that your Christmas cards are almost ready to go for Christmas 2014?  If not, it's not too late to join in. 

This week's optional challenge is No Embellishments. We all have them and hoard them but this week, keep them off your holiday or Christmas cards.

However, if you just have to use them, that's okay because the only real rule around here to play along is to make a holiday or Christmas card. The other challenges are optional.

Don't forget that our design team call is going on until November 10th. Click here to link your blog up which is all you need to do to apply.