Welcome to the ABC Christmas Challenge Blog!



The aim of our challenge is to help us avoid the Christmas Stress and rush to have all your cards ready! Our monthly Challenges are themed, We hope you will join us and have at the very least have a few cards in time for Christmas



Please Read the Rules, and remember that you can enter our challenges as many times as you like and combine your entries with as many challenges as you like too!


Have fun!


Samantha, Helen and the Design team Xx

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

ABC Christmas Challenge C & D are for ?

Good morning everyone!

It's Wilma here...welcome back to the ABC Christmas Challenge!


Thanks to everyone who played along last month...don't forget to check the post below to see if you were a lucky winner of our last challenge!


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It's Helen here hijacking Wilma's post with an announcement.

Sadly, our lovely DT member Lorraine will be leaving us after this challenge. We're all very sad to see her go as she has been here since the very beginning. Before we launched, Samantha and I managed to persuade a reluctant Lorraine to join us as a guest designer for our first challenge...we knew she'd love it, and we were right...she agreed to stay on permanently...and that was over 9 years ago! She's been a brilliant DT member, producing inspirational projects month after month, spreading her enthusiasm all over blogland with her heart-warming comments, and offering endless support behind the scenes. Lorraine you've been a wonderful friend to us all (past and present DT members), and we will truly miss you! Thank you so much for everything you've done for us and this challenge...I'm not sure we'd still be here without your support over the years!
We look forward to being able to welcome you as an entrant into our future challenges...we know you won't be able to resist the Christmas crafting!

Lots of love & best wishes for everything, Helen, Samantha & all of the ABC Christmas Challenge family xxx

Now I'll hand you back to Wilma for this month's challenge.

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We have two awesome themes to choose from...or combine...this month:

Themes
C - Candy
D - Decorations



A little prize from Wilma

There are a couple of prizes on offer (stamp, die and washi tape) for two lucky winners:

and





Design Team



Helen
'C for Candy'

'D for Decorations'

Lorraine
'C for Candy' 

'D for Decorations'


Dorte
'C for Candy'


'D for Decorations'


Wilma
'C for Candy'

'D for Decoration'


Carol

'C for Candy'


Sharon
'C for Candy & D for Decorations'


Lynda
'C for Candy'


Julie

'C for Candy'


'D for Decorations'

Wei
'C for Candy'

'D for Decoration'


Lindsey
'C for Candy'

'D for Decoration'


Samantha

'C for Candy' 

'D for decorations'



If you are on instagram please use the hashtag #abcchristmaschallenge





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Winners & Top Picks - A & B are for?

Good morning! It's Helen here to announce the lucky winners and top picks of last month's challenge, where the themes were:


'A is for Anything Christmas Goes'


AND


'B is for Berries'


There were a couple of prizes on offer (comprising a 6x6 paper pad & a co-ordinating stamp set) for two lucky winners:



So the lucky winner of the first set is:



#67 - Creative Smiles


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And the lucky winner of the second set is:


#154 - KT Fit Kitty


Congratulations both!

Please email us to claim your prizes! Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited or redrawn.




Well, wowee! You all certainly seemed to enjoy last month's challenge - we had a whopping 220 entries!


It was impossible for me to choose a Top 3, or even a Top 5...so, if you see your card showcased below, please take the 'Top Picks' badge for your blog!




#4 - Ardyth



#18 - Tip Top



#83 - Irene M



#92 - Andrea Norris



#109 - Paperesse
Christmas card, featuring Drawn by Krista's Christmas Pickle digital stamp, by Paperesse.


#180 - Mrs B



#201 - Bunny



#220 - Treebug



Congratulations everyone!

Please grab the badge, and come back soon for another fun challenge!

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

ABC Christmas Challenge - A & B are for?

Happy New Year Everyone!

It's Helen here welcoming you to our first challenge of 2019, and the beginning of our tenth (!!!) trip through the alphabet! We hope that you will join us this year in our bid to be prepared for next Christmas! Perhaps you were lucky enough to receive some new Christmas craft bits in your stocking...or snapped up some bargains in the post-Christmas sales...perhaps one of your New Year's resolutions is to have your Christmas cards ready in plenty of time this year...or maybe you just haven't tidied away your Christmas stash away after making last year's cards yet! Whatever the reason, we'd love to have you play along with us all year - we have two (or sometimes three) fun themes each month, with plenty of projects from our design team to help inspire you!

Before I get on to this month's themes...
don't forget to check the post below to see if you were a lucky winner of our last challenge!

I also have a few bits of admin before we get started:

This year we are going sponsor free...don't worry, there will still be the incentive of a little prize (or two) each month, but they have been donated by our lovely design team members.

We also want to make a small adjustment/clarification to the rules for entries. Whilst, as our name suggests, we are predominantly a Christmas challenge, we would like to extend a very warm welcome to cards made for other December/Winter Holidays (for example Hanukkah, Yule etc). There may still be some of our themes that are specifically 'Christmas', but many would work for other Winter Holidays and Festivals too, so as long as your project fits the theme, we are happy for you to enter our challenges.



We have noticed an increasing number of entries posted on Instagram...we're very happy to have you on board & you'll find some of our DT members there too...please use the hashtag #abcchristmaschallenge on your posts.

Finally, it gives me great pleasure to welcome our lovely new Design Team members: Julie, Lynda, Lyndsey & Wei! I'm sure that their fabulous samples will inspire you to Christmas craft all year round!

Okay, here we go!
We have two themes for you this month:

'A is for Anything Christmas Goes'
&
'B is for Berries'

There are a couple of prizes on offer (comprising a 6x6 paper pad & a co-ordinating stamp set) for two lucky winners:





And now it's time for some inspiration from our Design Team:

Helen
A is for Anything Christmas Goes


B is for Berries


Lorraine
A is for Anything Christmas Goes


Dorte
A is for Anything Christmas Goes


B is for Berries


Wilma
A is for Anything Christmas Goes


B is for Berries


Carol
B is for Berries


Sharon
A is for Anything Goes


B is for Berries


Lynda
A is for Anything Christmas Goes


Julie
B is for Berries


Wei
A is for Anything Christmas Goes


B is for Berries


Lindsey
A is for Anything Christmas Goes


B is for Berries


Samantha
A is for Anything Christmas Goes


B is for Berries


So now it's over to you...this challenge ends on Thursday 31st January at 1pm (GMT).
Please link up your entries below.
We look forward to seeing what you create!

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