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, 5 December 2018

Y and Z are for?



Hello everyone, its's Carol here, welcoming you to the final ABC Challenge of the year. Thank you for playing along last month and you can check if you are a winner in the post below this one. We had 188 entries and we really enjoyed looking through all your lovely creations.

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It's Helen here, interrupting this post with a couple of announcements.

Firstly, sadly our lovely DT buddy Lisa is leaving us. On behalf of all of the ABC Christmas Challenge family, I'd like to say a great BIG thank you to Lisa for all of her wonderful cards and inspiration, and also for her friendship - we shall all miss you!

 Secondly, and on a happier note, I can tell you the people that we have chosen from the entries to last month's DT Call to join our little team. Thank you to everyone that applied - we all really enjoyed having a nose around your fabulous blogs! Unfortunately, we can't take you all, but we would love to invite the following people to come aboard:

loopyloocards

Julie T

Wei

Linsey

Congratulations! Please email us so that we can get you all sorted.
Now I'll hand you back to Carol for this month's challenge.

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How did the year whiz by so quickly! If you have been playing along with us all year, I hope you have a nice pile of holiday cards that will make the run up to Christmas easier for you, but if you still have some last minute cards to make, our December challenge should make it fun for you.

We have reached the end of the alphabet and our themes this time are

Y is for Your Favourite Thing

and

Z is for Zero embellishments

and our challenge will run until the 31st December.


Our sponsor this time is




and there will also be a small prize from me






Swirls and Flakes stamp by
Leonie Pujol


Here are some gorgeous cards to inspire you from our wonderful Design Team



Lorraine
'Y' for Your Favorite




Dorte
'Y' for Your Favorite Thing




'Z' for Zero Embellishments 








Y for Your Favourite Thing




Helen
'Y for Your Favourite' (Penny Black stamps, My Mind's Eye papers & faux stitching)



'Z for Zero Embellishments'




Wilma

Your favorite (Pointsettia stamp)




Zero embellishments



Sharon
'Y for Your Favourite' (Penny Black 'Snowy' and Basic Grey papers)

'Z for Zero Embellishments'


As I said, you have until 31st December to join us and you can link your card below.

Thank you for joining in with us throughout the year, and we have some fun challenges lined up for next year. Have a wonderful Christmas and good luck with the challenge.



Winners and Top 3 - W & X

Good morning! It's Sharon here, to announce the lucky winners and top three of last month's challenge, where the themes were -

 
'W for Wishes'

 and
 
'X for Xmas' 
 
Our sponsor was Fred She Said

The lucky winner of the $10 gift certificate is -


 
#58 - Susan B
  

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There was also a prize from me 
 
and the winner is -



#92 - Ina


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Now for the Top 3 (in numerical order)  

#104 - Vikki W
 
#130 - Wei
 
#179 - Colinda
 
Congratulations everyone!

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

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

Thanks for playing along with us, and don't forget to check back soon for another fun challenge!

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

W & X are for? And Design Team Call!

Good morning, everyone.

It's Sharon here, welcome back to the ABC Christmas Challenge.

Thanks to everyone who entered our last challenge.  Don't forget to check the post below to see if you were one of the lucky winners.

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NEWS FLASH!

It's Helen here, and I'm interrupting Sharon's post to let you all know some exciting news!
As you might have seen in the post title, we're looking for some new Design Team Members to join us on our next trip through the alphabet, and are having a DT Call on this month's challenge!
So, if you'd like to keep in the Festive Spirit, and take the stress out of Christmas card production by joining us in creating cards throughout the year then read on!

As a DT member, you would be required to make a Christmas Card/Project for each challenge (once a month), and comment on entries to the challenges - we have a rota, but you can comment or more if you wish! So the commenting is shared between us all :0)

We also take it in turns to post the challenges on this blog, and choose the 'Top 3' for the challenges we 'host'.

We are a very friendly and democratic team, and appreciate everyone's input into challenge themes, and have a DT blog, where we chat and share our ideas.
So, if you love crafting for Christmas as much as we do,
and can commit to at least 6 months of ABC Christmas Challenge fun,

All you need to do is make an item for this challenge & add 'DT' after your name on the Inlinkz gadget so that we know you're also entering the DT Call.

GOOD LUCK!

Now I'll hand you back to Sharon!
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This month we have two themes, and they are -

'W for Wishes'

and 

'X for Xmas' 
(Use the word 'XMAS')
(Don't forget the Christmas theme, please)

Our sponsor this month is Fred She Said
and the prize is a $10 gift certificate

Fred She Said offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too. Digis, Pre-coloured images, Papers, Sets, Fred's Flower Kits, and even Digital Cutting Files.
Have some fun with Fred!

There's also a prize from me, which is a Lili Of The Valley stamp

Some lovely inspiration from our design team

 Helen
 'W for Wishes'

'X for Xmas' 
 

Lorraine
'W for Wishes'

'X for Xmas'
 

Dorte  
 'W for Wishes'

 
Wilma 
'W for Wishes'


Carol 
 'W for Wishes'
 

Sharon
'W for Wishes'

'X for Xmas'
 
This challenge runs until the 30th November at 1pm (GMT).  Please add your link below.  Good luck!

Don't forget to add 'DT' after your name on the Inlinkz gadget if you're also entering the DT Call.


Winners of U and V Challenge

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


'U is for Upon'


AND


'V is for Very Quick'



Our sponsor for the last challenge was:

All Dressed Up

Fab prize: Two free digi's of winner's choice.

The lucky winner is:

(see below to claim your prize AJ)


also

There's a little prize from me, 
Winterbuddies Stamp Set by Andrea Gomoll.

The lucky winner is:

(email me to receive your prize - adventuresinpaperland@gmail.com)


Now for our Top 3:
(in no particular order)




 the inside is as pretty as the outside.



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, 3 October 2018

U and V are for?

Good morning everyone!

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


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!

We have two lovely themes for you this month:

'U is for Upon'

and 

'V is for Very Quick'

(Just don't forget the Christmas theme!)


 Our sponsor for this challenge is:



Winner will receive two free digis of their choice
from Wendy’s Etsy shop.


Hi I am Wendy Burns I live in Nottingham UK with my husband and two children who have been the inspiration behind the characters, in particular my daughter who has kept me up-to-date with blogging and trends. I work predominantly within the textile children’s wear market, fashion and interiors.
I trained as a textile designer and although my work is digital based, I love to retain that hand drawn /sewn feel which I hope comes across in my artwork.
Digital stamps is a new challenge for me and the opportunity to work with the All Dressed Up Team and has been very exciting, in particular the creative way my characters have been given individual personalities by the designers .
All Dressed Up is a newly launched blog with an enthusiastic team who are passionate about stamping. The coordinators Marilyn and Tracy along with an amazing design team are also known as The Dressy Girls.
We have a friendly Facebook page, regular blog posts, tutorials, challenges and freebies. The stamps can be purchased from the Etsy shop which is updated on a monthly basis. We really are friendly bunch and would love to see your creations so please feel free to contact us and visit the


AND

There's also a little prize from me as well.
Winterbuddies Stamp Set by Andrea Gomoll



Design Team

'U is for Upon'

'V is for Very Quick'
U for Upon

V for Very Quick
V for Very Quick


Wilma
'V for Very Quick'

Lisa
'V for Very Quick'


V for Very Quick


Sharon
V for Very Quick

This challenge closes on Wednesday 31st October at 1pm (GMT).

So now it's over to you...
We look forward to seeing all your fabulous Creations!

Hugs, Lisa and the DT xx


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