52 Cards Challenge 2013 - anyone fancy playing along?

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Mystik Nat
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Posted: 1/1/2013 6:13:25 AM
If there are any cardmakers out there who fancy a bit of a relaxed challenge this year aimed at getting you to make at least one card a week then I'd love it if you joined in with the prompts I post each Monday on my blog. I ran this challenge last year as a bit of fun plus it meant I could put some of the lovely pins I'd accumulated on Pinterest to good use too!

The details are here but in a nutshell the prompts may be 3 random items picked from the prompt jar, photo inspiration, design elements or themes, an existing card design to use as a sketch, or a colour prompt.

Also this year I'm trying to make an additional Christmas card based on each prompt as I really do not want a repeat of Christmas 2012 and the great Christmas card drought! I need to be much better prepared!

If you want to join in then it'd be lovely if you'd share your cards in this thread.



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Posted: 1/1/2013 10:30:38 AM
Sounds like fun!


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Posted: 1/1/2013 11:05:27 AM
This could be fun, I think I can do something with the prompt you posted today and look forward to more!



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Posted: 1/1/2013 11:06:44 AM
This sounds fun


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Posted: 1/1/2013 11:08:48 AM
ohh a weekly challenge is right up my ally!

Just subscribed to your blog so I will be sure to see it!


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Posted: 1/1/2013 1:44:15 PM
Sounds like fun!



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Posted: 1/1/2013 1:57:08 PM
Thanks for posting this! I subscribed to your blog and look forward to playing along.


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Posted: 1/2/2013 1:33:22 AM
Oh lovely! I am looking forward to seeing what everyone makes, and I am also determined to get enough Christmas cards made BEFORE December that I actually get to write and post them in good time this year!



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Posted: 1/4/2013 6:13:23 AM
I've made another card this week that fits the "new" theme as I put some lovely new stamps, dies, and inks to good use, and also tried out a technique that was almost new to me. I loved this chalkboard technique when I saw it showcased by Betsy Veldman in November, just hadn't had chance to try it until this week.




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Posted: 1/4/2013 6:31:44 AM
I'm just getting back into making cards and stamping, so I may try this challenge. If I may ask, how did you get the stamp to look like a chalkboard?




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Posted: 1/4/2013 6:37:23 AM
Here you go, it's this technique as showcased by Betsy, there's a video tutorial on Nichole Heady's blog, but I had pinned this post by Betsy back in November, hoping to try it out one day!



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Posted: 1/4/2013 11:51:42 AM
Think I'll join in here. Sounds like fun.




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Posted: 1/4/2013 1:12:03 PM
Ooh! I can do this (or at least I'm hopeful I can do this).

One card a week is definitely doable!

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Posted: 1/4/2013 3:31:11 PM
I have been woefully remiss at making cards--hope I can jump in and play soon!


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Posted: 1/4/2013 3:59:25 PM
Sounds like fun!


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Posted: 1/4/2013 11:03:40 PM
Here's mine using my new stash... Love It!



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Posted: 1/5/2013 3:07:32 AM
Kool (like how I did that? )! Although I will admit that 52 cards a year is not relaxing for me. I can be uber slow and sometimes find it hard to find time to craft. But, I will join in when I can.

Thanks so much for the link to the chalkboard technique. Love it! My last 2 Christmas cards were chalkboard designs. It's something I would probably have never seen. Looking forward to seeing more fun ideas.

Btw, here's a link to a card I just made tonight for Kimber's Saturday Card Sketch challenge (I only managed to do 11 of her 52 last year). It's using a new 6x6 MME pad I had bought over Christmas. Thanks!

thank you card

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Posted: 1/5/2013 3:39:36 AM
Sounds great



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Posted: 1/5/2013 5:29:08 AM
Lovely cards!

It's meant to be a no-stress challenge, when you can play along that's great, if you need an extra push to make something then hopefully the prompts will work, and if you feel like you want to get extra gold stars then the Christmas cracker bonus is the way to go!

And speaking of... I'd best get down to working out what Monday's prompt will be.

I am going to have to try and tempt myself away from doing the chalkboard technique again. hehe I can see it being a very addictive one!



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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:22:00 AM
Good Morning, I would love to join, this would be the first for me. Card marking is something I do daily just for fun. I know I will keep up. As I'm new can you help me along.
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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:26:01 AM
I started my own group called The Crafty Honeybees, it's going we'll I teach my group every Sunday. I do a lot of cards , albums, & scrap booking with them
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Posted: 1/5/2013 1:47:15 PM
Hello, My name is Sunhine from Crafty Honeybees...

I would like to join your 52 cards Challenge 2013, I would like to know what number you are at & a little help on getting started.

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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:16:38 PM
I'd like to participate. Thanks!
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Posted: 1/6/2013 5:32:12 AM
The more the merrier.

The details of how the challenge works are all outlined here - all you need to do is have fun and share whatever you make in this thread.

The next prompt goes live tomorrow.



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Posted: 1/6/2013 7:22:33 AM
love it! i'm in! not sure if i can participate every week but will try. also love the christmas card a week idea.

friends actually called this year to say "your DD sent me a card but i didn't get *your* homemade card this year". ummm, the card was from me and DD helped write them out.

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Posted: 1/6/2013 7:48:15 AM
Love your cards.



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Posted: 1/6/2013 7:58:02 AM
I'm in! This is my 1st time join 52 Cards Challenge 2013 previously i prefer do scrapbooking than cardmaking, but this year i'll try to push myself to make more cards
here's mine : me & you card

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Posted: 1/6/2013 2:29:36 PM
I need to join in too, marking my place and checking the link later. I make quite a few cards a year but need to stockpile more and get back into sending them to Operation Write Home.


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Posted: 1/6/2013 3:14:30 PM
Sounds fun & manageable!! Thanks!


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Posted: 1/7/2013 1:55:33 PM
Nice to see some more faces joining in.

The prompt for week two went live today and can be found here.

This is the card I made:



I'll post the Christmas card I made for this prompt later in the week.



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Posted: 1/7/2013 2:04:22 PM
I am joining in!


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Posted: 1/9/2013 12:57:20 AM
will joining for week 2!

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Posted: 1/9/2013 7:45:07 AM
Definitely want to be a part of this as I need to start creating more cards to use and have on hand. Will subscribe to your blog so that I don't miss out.

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Posted: 1/9/2013 8:51:18 AM
Oh, I would love to join in!!! I will be "late" to the show though as I am determined to have my new workspace built/installed before I drag any supplies out. Hoping to be good to go by the end of next week, so marking my spot on this thread now and bookmarking your blog for the inspiration.

Thanks so much!!!



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Posted: 1/9/2013 10:31:06 AM
Me me! Great way to get me motivated.
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Posted: 1/9/2013 10:57:41 AM
No worries ladies! This is definitely one of those challenges where you can jump in at any time and just use past prompts for added inspiration.

I posted my Christmas card based on the week 2 sketch to my blog today, obviously using the same technique as the main card pays off when you're pushed for time. I think I shall be employing that tactic quite a lot this year!




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Posted: 1/9/2013 10:26:11 PM
Ohhhhhh, love your week 2 card and your Christmas merry card. Pretty pretty!

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Posted: 1/10/2013 12:01:31 AM
I am still thinking about Week 1. I have an idea for that card, but what's slowing me down is the idea includes a very recent photo that I haven't printed yet.

I'm a bit stumped on your Week 2 prompt though. "Clean and Simple" is almost everything I do. So the Week 1 card probably will be in celebration of something new, contain a newly-printed photo, and (most likely) be clean and simple.



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Posted: 1/10/2013 3:59:14 PM
Did I miss the prompt for week 2? I can't find it. it might be on the page that won't load....Not sure. Anyone?

Nevermind. Just scrolled through the posts and found it.

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Posted: 1/11/2013 3:22:42 AM
If clean and simple is what you usually do then this week's prompt should be easy peasy for you.

Last year there were prompts that were really challenging for some people and then there were others that just fit right in with their style... the prompts are just there for inspiration, the end goal each week is to get a card made. And if it fits the bill 100%, great! But if you just take the prompt as inspiration and it leads to other things, no problem.



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Posted: 1/12/2013 5:29:14 PM
OK, here is my card that I've been working on for almost two weeks. Following week one's prompt, it uses a new (very recently printed, and taken two days before you started this thread) photo and will be used to congratulate my newly-engaged brother and his fiance.

Engagement card

I have not glued the button down yet. I like it with the button, but I've got to mail it to my brother. Without the button, I am sure it is my usual clean and simple. With it, it may still be.

Question: Will you be posting a new thread this Tuesday?



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Posted: 1/12/2013 6:52:18 PM
I'll be playing along tomorrow.
It will give my mind something else to do while everyone else in the house watches football.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 3:14:18 AM
Nice card EllenPea.

I'll be posting to this thread sometime tomorrow with the next prompt. The prompts go live on my blog every Monday morning at 8.30 uk time. I don't manage to pop over onto 2peas until I'm home from work usually.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 11:33:58 AM
I love all of the cards you guys have made so far! I'm usually more of a scrapbooker but would love to build up a stash of cards so I'm going to try to play along!

Jen

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Posted: 1/15/2013 8:45:13 AM
Finally looks like I can get back on the message boards, not sure if they were down for everyone but I tried a few times to share the link to this week's prompt but couldn't get in.

It's a colour challenge for Week 3 and more details are included re how to use the colours for Christmas cards.

Here's the card I made:




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Posted: 1/18/2013 2:01:24 AM
So how's everyone doing this week?

Just popped on to share my Christmas card make for week 3.




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Posted: 1/18/2013 4:32:07 AM
Definitely up for trying this out! Sounds manageable and fun, looking forward to having a play tonight or tomorrow

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Posted: 1/18/2013 9:53:29 AM
So much for joining in, I got sick the day after Christmas, just a cold and just as I was feeling well last Thursday, I got a sleeping sickness ... at least that is what it felt like, I only wanted to sleep for over 2 days. Barely got out of bed to go to the bathroom. Had no energy.

I'm feeling much better but just TIRED OF BEING SICK!!! I want to go make this thank you card that is needed and it is cold. This is a mountain ski resort town and what little snow we've gotten has only been a few inches at best.


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Michel 9, Onkita 14, Jeannie the Chiweenie 14, and Sugar Plum 16 years!

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Posted: 1/19/2013 10:59:29 AM
Hope you feel better soon, it's no fun at all. I was hit with a reoccurring and yucky cold/flu bug three times in quick succession before and during Christmas. Worst time to feel ill and miss all the fun.



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Posted: 1/19/2013 12:12:09 PM
Is it too late to join? I'd love some inspiration for my card making!


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