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 fortnightly Challenges are themed, We hope you will join us and have at the very least have 25 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, 26 October 2011

V is for Vintage

Hello stamping friends!!
It's Lacey here and it's my turn to host the new challenge.

I can't believe we are already on V!!
V is for:
Vintage Christmas

We have two lovely sponsors this week:

The Ribbon Reel
Vintage Christmas yummi ribbon and lace Prize


And...

The lovely Emma at Crafty Emma's Store who is offering a £10 voucher to spend in her store.

I LOVE the look of Vintage cards. And I love making them.
I'm not sure why I don't make them more often!!

Now check out the wonderful inspiration from the fabulous Design Team...







Now it's your turn!!
The challenge runs through Nov 8th at 6pm GMT


U for Unused Stash - Winners & Top 5

Wowwee - did you all love our 'U is for Unused Stash' challenge or what?!?!?!
I think it's safe to say that crafty blogland is full of hoarders of stash!!!
But, it was great to see you all using that precious...forgotten about...or new stash...you really kept us all busy commenting!!!

Ok...so on to the lucky winners...we had two fabulous sponsors for this challenge...first up Simon Says Stamp:


The prize is a $15 gift certificate to spend in the amazing Simon Says Stamp store!

The lucky winner of the Simon Says Stamp prize is:

#46 - Gillian - Claimed

And our second sponsor...Bugaboo Stamps!


The prize from Bugaboo Stamps is 7 free digis of the winner's choice...wowee!!!

The lucky winner of the Bugaboo Stamps prize is:


#203 - Karen  - Claimed

Congratulations girls! Please email us to claim your prizes & blinkies.

So...now for our Top 3...oops...I mean Top 5...there were so many wonderful entries I couldn't choose just 3!

In numerical order:

#3 - Bonnie O'Clair


#55 - Tracey Brossart

#109 - Nixe-Moni

#154 - teresa kline

#172 - Ellen

Congratulations ladies! Please email us for your Top 5 blinkie.

And...if that wasn't enough...I have a guest designer to announce:

#176 - kbrandy4

Congratulations Hazel - we loved all 3 of your entries...you had nearly as much unused stash as us! lol
Please email us so that we can get everything sorted for your Guest Designer spot.

Phew...what a long post! We'll be back soon with a fabulous new challenge for you :0)


Wednesday, 19 October 2011

U is for Unused Stash - More Inspiration

It's Helen here, back with some more inspiration or our current ABC Christmas challenge:

'U is for Unused Stash'

We want to you use something that you haven't used before on your projects this time...it can be something you've been saving for a special card...you know...only taking it out occasionally to admire/stroke...or something you've just bought...there are lots of lovely new Christmas collections being released at the moment...or maybe there's something in your stash that you have for absolutely ages but have never got around to using...now is your chance!

We have two fabulous sponsors for this challenge...as it's our first challenge of the month, we have Simon Says Stamp:


The prize is a $15 gift certificate to spend in the amazing Simon Says Stamp store!

And...if that's not enough...we are excited to welcome a new sponsor to our challenges...Bugaboo Stamps!


The prize from Bugaboo Stamps is 7 free digis of the winner's choice...wowee!!!


Guest Designer - Jessica

Here's her 'unused stash':

And her lovely cheerfully coloured card:


And from the ABC Christmas DT:

Here's her 'unused stash':

And her gorgeous card using 'Knobbly Knees - Christmas Joy' by Bugaboo Stamps:


Here's her 'unused stash':

And her super cute card using 'Deacon Christmas - elf presents' by Bugaboo Stamps:


Here's my 'unused stash':

And my card:


Here's her 'unused stash':

And her really fun card using 'Kobbly Knees - Christmas Joy' by Bugaboo Stamps:



Here's her 'unused stash':

And her adorable card using 'Deacon Christmas - candy cane' by Bugaboo Stamps:

Lacey (unused stash - new Magnolia stamp)
Judging by the number of entries so far...over 100 so far!...it would seem that you are as big a bunch of hoarders as we are! lol Thank you so much for coming to play with us this time...remember, there's no limit on the number of entries per person, and you're welcome to combine our challenge with as many as you like. So, if you've got some more unused stash lurking in your craft room, join us again and make another card...it's another one on the pile...and another chance at winning one of the fabulous prizes on offer! :0)

Don't forget, if you show us a photo of your 'unused stash' add 'GD' after your name in the linky, and you might win a Guest Designer spot on one of our future challenges! :0)

You can find the linky for your card...and even more inspiration on this post.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

U is for Unused Stash

Welcome to another fun ABC Christmas Challenge...it's Helen here...and I have a great theme for you this week:

'U is for Unused Stash'

We want to you use something that you haven't used before on your projects this time...it can be something you've been saving for a special card...you know...only taking it out occasionally to admire/stroke...or something you've just bought...there are lots of lovely new Christmas collections being released at the moment...or maybe there's something in your stash that you have for absolutely ages but have never got around to using...now is your chance!

We have two fabulous sponsors for this challenge...as it's our first challenge of the month, we have Simon Says Stamp:


The prize is a $15 gift certificate to spend in the amazing Simon Says Stamp store!

And...if that's not enough...we are excited to welcome a new sponsor to our challenges...Bugaboo Stamps!


The prize from Bugaboo Stamps is 7 free digis of the winner's choice...wowee!!!


Not only that...but we're welcoming two of the lovely Bugaboo DT as guest designers for this challenge...actually, it's a swap...we've sent them Carissa & Miria...so if you want to check out their DT cards for this challenge, you'll need to hop over to the Bugaboo Challenge blog...but wait...not before you've checked out the eye candy on here! lol We also have two more lovely guest designers joining us...Jessica & Linda...they won GD spots with us on Feline Playful's Big Blog Party!

Ok...here are our cards to hopefully inspire you to dust off your Unused Stash...starting with the guest designers from Bugaboo Stamps

Lori Padberg
using Knobby Knees Christmas - sack
her Unused stash is this yummi ribbon



and

Jackie Rakoski
using Ruby Christmas - outfit
her Unused stash is the funky embossing folder



The Feline Playful winners:

Jessica

Here's her 'Unused Stash':

And her fabulous card & tags using 'Cupcake Xmas Lights':


and

Linda

Here's her 'Unused Stash':


And her sweet & sparkly card: using 'Cupcake Xmas Lights':



And from the ABC Christmas DT:

Carol 

Here's her 'Unused Stash':


  And her delicious card using 'Cupcake Xmas Lights':



Dorte

Here's her 'Unused Stash':


And her cute, cute card:



Heidi

Here's her 'Unused Stash':


And her super sparkly tag:


Here's my 'Unused Stash':


And my card using 'Snowman Bells':



Here's her 'Unused Stash':

And her gorgeous girly card using 'Ava Christmas Sitter':

Here's her 'Unused Stash':


And her adorable card and tag set:



Here's her 'Unused Stash':


And her cutie pie card using 'Ava Christmas - Mistletoe Fairy':


Now...the eagled-eyed amongst you will have noticed that we've all shown you photos of our 'Unused Stash'...you don't have to...we trust you to be honest with us and use something you've not used before...but, if you do show us a picture of your 'Unused Stash' in your post, you'll be entered into a draw to win the chance to join us as a Guest Designer for one of our future challenges!  How cool is that??? Either way, don't forget to tell us what the 'Unused Stash' that you've used on your project is!

Please add your link below - add GD after your name if you've included a photo of your 'Unused Stash' :0)


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