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 January 2021

ABC Christmas Challenge - A & B are for?

 Happy New Year Everyone!


It's Helen here welcoming you to our first challenge of 20201, and the beginning of our twelfth (!!!) 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!

 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.

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

'A is for Advent'
&
'B is for Bells'

There are a couple of prizes on offer for two lucky winners:

Kaisercraft 'Jingle Bells' & 'Home for Christmas' stamp sets:


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

Helen
A is for Advent (Colours Pink & Purple)




B is for Bells





Dorte
A for Advent (the colour purple)



B is for Bells



Wilma
B is for Bells




Carol
A is for Advent



B is for Bells



Lynda
B is for Bells




Wei
A is for Advent (the colour purple)



B is for Bells


Lindsey
A is for Advent (the colour purple)


B is for Bells




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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Winner & Top 5 - Y for Your Favourite Things & Z is for Zzzzzzzz

Good morning! It's Helen here...I'm announcing the lucky winner and top three of last month's challenge. The themes were:



'Y is for Your Favourite Things'

AND

'Z is for Zzzzzzzz'


The for last month's challenge was a surprise from Samantha:



And the lucky winner is:


*****
There were so many lovely entries, that I had to choose a Top 5:


#12 - Ans Gilbert








#64 - Marjut








#213 - Larissa


Congratulations Everyone!

Please email us to claim your prizes.
Unclaimed prizes may be redrawn or worse still lost. 

You can find the page for grabbing your blinkie or banner
 at the top of our blog.


Don't forget to check back soon for another fun challenge!

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

ABC Christmas Challenge - Y & Z are for?

 It's Helen here with the last ABC Christmas Challenge of 2020, but 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!


This month we have two lovely themes for you:

'Y is for Your Favourite Things'
&
'Z is for Zzzzzzzz'
(Sleeping image)

There's a little mystery prize for the lucky winner donated by our lovely Samantha



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

Helen
Y is for Your Favourite Things (Penny Black Stamps, Patterned Paper, Faux Stitching)


Z is for Zzzzzzzz




Dorte
Y is for Your Favourite Things



Y is for Your Favourite Things (Altenew Poinsettia & Pine, and CAS design)



Z is for Zzzzzzzz
Y for Your favourite things




Z for Zzzzzs






Lynda
Z is for Zzzzzzzz


Y is for Your Favourite Things
(background stamp and wreath die)


Y for Your Favourite Things
(cats, the colour red, heat embossing, watercolouring)


Z for Zzzzzz... 




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

If you are on instagram please use the hashtag #abcchristmaschallenge

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Winners and Top Picks for W and X

 Good morning. Lynda/Loopyloo here with the winners for the 'W' and 'X' challenge. 


My goodness - it was a joy to look through all the entries - there were some fabulous and amazing creations, and my work was certainly cut out for me to try and come up with the winners and Top Picks. I must have gone backwards and forwards so many times as there were almost 300 entries.......

Thank you so much for your participation. 

The prize for last months challenge was a stamp and die set from Thirsty Brush and Co:


The lucky randomly drawn winner is:

#158 - Trina


As there were so many entries, I chose the following as my Top 5: 

#101 - Rocky


#141 - Pat K


#155 - Kanda

#158 - Trina P (lucky today!)

#236 - Leslie Turner


I've added another 3 Top Picks:

#71 - Chrissie

#191 - Lorraine B

#245 - Susan B


Please take your badges from the top tool bar, and if Trina _ could email me with her address - I'll post out the prize. 

be sure to check out and join us the for the next challenge - I look forward to seeing you again in our gallery. xx












Wednesday, 4 November 2020

ABC Christmas Challenge - W and X are for.....

 Hello everyone. Lynda/Loopyloo here - it's my turn to host the challenge for this month, and I am looking forward to seeing your creations with the themes for this challenge:

'W'  for Winter Wonderland

and/or

'X' for Xtra Special

I have a little prize for the winner, which will be chosen by random.org:





Here are the inspiration creations from our Design Team:


Helen

W for Winter Wonderland


X for Xtra Special


Dorte

W for Winter Wonderland


(for someone) Xtra Special


Wilma

Winter Wonderland

Xtra Special














Carol

Winter Wonderland and Extra Special


Lynda

Winter Wonerland


Xtra Special




Julie

W for Winter Wonderland



Wei - coming soon!


Lindsey

W for Winter Wonderland


X for Xtra Special


 Now it's over to you - challenge ends at 1pm (GMT) on November 30th.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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