Saturday, 3 December 2016

52CCT - Pick a Previous 2016 Challenge ...

.... Good morning! This year is flying by and we've reached December. I hate to scare anyone, but there are only 21 days to Christmas! However, if you've played along with 52 Christmas Card Throwdown every week you should have at last 47 cards in your stash. If you don't and if you still need some inspiration to make your cards, then this week's challenge of PICK A PREVIOUS 2016 CHALLENGE - 52CCT48-16 will be a great help. When you visit our blog, click on the tabs to see all the challenges. I actually have 100 cards in my stash, but still need more, so I've made 3 cards today all with the same design, but different colours. Here's the first:

Merry Christmas - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Star of Light
Inks: SU - Calypso Coral, Tangerine Tango
Dies: SU/Sizzix - Starlight Thins
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Peekaboo Peach; Peach Glitter Paper



I like making Christmas cards with non-traditional colours, so this one is based on the colours I picked for January - shades of orange. It's quite different to the card that I made in January, as this time I've gone for a very clean and simple look, but still with lots of sparkle! I've actually used a couple of other challenges too - the sketch from October and also to use dies which was our May stash challenge. I die cut the beautiful star from peach glitter paper that I'd previously adhered to some Stick It. I used my MISTI to stamp the trail of stars in a coral colour and then the sentiment in dark orange. I attached the star after stamping the front of the card. On the inside I cut a mat of peach card and on the white panel stamped a subtle star in the background and greeting in dark orange. I'm submitting this card to Love to Craft Challenge Blog - LTCCB#5 where the theme is ANYTHING GOES. This challenge is new to me, but I hope to play along again.

Merry Christmas inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsMerry Christmas sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

My next card is soft shades of blue:

Merry Christmas - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Star of Light
Inks: SU - Soft Sky, Marina Mist
Dies: SU/Sizzix - Starlight Thins
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Midnight Muse; Ice Blue Glitter Paper




The process on this one is the same as above. Once again the previous challenges are the October sketch and the May stash challenges. I'm submitting this one to CAS on Sunday - CASOS#97 where they want CAS Christmas cards - check!

Merry Christmas inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsMerry Christmas sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

My last card goes back to non-traditional colours. I'm submitting this one to CAS Colours & Sketches - CASC&S#202 where the team want us to use any of their previous 2016 colours to make a sesaonal card. Here it is:

Merry Christmas - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Star of Light
Inks: SU - Blushing Bride, Rose Red, So Saffron
Dies: SU/Sizzix - Starlight Thins
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU DP - Blushing Bride; Yellow Glitter Paper




I used the 2nd June colours - CASC&S#176 for my card. I actually played along with this challenge and made a Christmas card then - but this one is so different.

Merry Christmas inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsMerry Christmas sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I had fun making this trio of cards and they bring my total Christmas card stash to 103. For more inspiration using some of our previous challenges, do visit our blog to see more from the Design Team. As this month gets very busy for everyone, we will be running the challenge for the whole of December. Submission deadline is midnight (GMT) on Wednesday 28th December - so you can keep any special cards a surprise and upload them after the 25th! That's all from me for today - but do stop by again tomorrow!

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7 comments:

karen h said...

Wonderful cards! Love the swoosh down into the star! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

Gill Prescott said...

Clean, simple - stunning! xx

Jean said...

Loving this CAS card.
thanks for joining us over at LTCCB.
Jean DT x

Susan said...

Beautiful, sparkly card. Perfect for the holidays. Thanks for sharing at CAS on Sunday!

fabiola jaques said...

Oh Deborah, tu es si créative, j'aime toutes tes cartes, elles sont toutes plus élégantes les unes que les autres, biz

Beverley said...

Beautiful collection of CAS card, wonderfully festive. Thanks so much for joining in at CC&S again :) Hugs Bev x

heather said...

Simply lovely set of Christmas cards. I like the unexpected colors and that they are flat, mail friendly.

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