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52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge – 52CCT45-19 – pick a previous 2018 challenge

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For our final 2019 Challenge, the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge Design Team invites you to do any challenge from 2018. The final challenge of 2018 was to pick any challenge from a previous year, so I picked Nutcracker from November 2017. I used my Cricut Explorer Air and an adorable SVG fine from My Scrap Chick called, appropriately “Nutcracker”. The challenge will run the full month.


I look forward to seeing your final card of 2019. Remember to join us next year – it is never too early to start your 2020 Christmas Card Stash.

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – December 2019

For this month’s card, I used the card layout Blueprints #26 by MFT. I added some extra fun by also decorating the inside of the card using the same patterned papers, a balloon diecut and Hambo’s stamp, Newt. I coloured Newt with Copic markers. The inside sentiment is by SSS.

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I look forward to seeing how you used patterned paper this month.

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge 466 – things with wings

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Creative Expressions – Festive Collection – 2018 Christmas Angel

52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge – 52CCT44-19 – Technique Challenge – Watercolour

The 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge is a Technique Challenge. We would like you to make a card using watercolours. I used stamps from Penny Black – Birches, Winter Branches, Festive Snippets. I first stamped the trees birch trees with Versafine Black. Next, I stamped a row of background trees by Tim Holtz in Sage Distress Ink. Using Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Vintage Photo, Sage) and water I painted the background trees, birch, and sky. I used a snow marker texture pen for the snow. I added a sentiment and taped the image on the front of the card. I used Ranger’s Tim Holtz Watercolour cardstock
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Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge 465 – something beginning with the letter R

reindeer and B&W forest