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, 30 November 2011

X is for Xerox, a mid-way reminder

It's Dorte here back with some more inspiration from
my teamies for our current ABC Christmas Challenge.

X is for Xerox!

We want you to Xerox or CASE a card made by one
of the DT for any ABC Christmas Challenge in 2011.

You can Xerox

1.Layout
2.Papers
3.Image
or
4.Technique

Please show us a photo- or a link to the card you have Xerox'ed-
so we can see where and from whom your inspiration came.

For sponsor information and prizes, please take a look here.


Now on to my teamies beautiful cards.


Samantha's card



Samantha has CASEd Helens M for Monochrome card.




Mira's card.



Miria has used Samantha's fab layout from this card
from the M for Monochrome challenge.



Helen's card



Helen's inspiration came from Lol's I for Indigo and Ice challenge.



You can find more inspiration from the DT and the linky
for your entry on this post.


Wednesday, 23 November 2011

X for Xerox.


Hi Crafters, Dorte here.

I'm going to guide you through this fortnight's challenge.

We don't have so many letters left!

(Except those of us using the Scandinavian alphabet,
we have Æ,Ø and Å also.
Strange letters for most of you, they don't count here!)

So today's letter is

X for Xerox!

It's not as hard as it sounds, I promise.

We want you to xerox one of our cards.

In other words CASE a card made by one of the
DT for any ABC Christmas Challenge in 2011.

Take inspiration from the layout, use the same technique,
or colours, or papers or the same image if you have it.

In the sidebar to the right you can
easily find links to all of this year's challenges.

In other words, what you have to do is to look through this year's challenges
and find a DT card you want to CASE.

When writing your post, we would like you to give
us a link to or a photo of the card you have xerox'ed,
so we can see where, and from whom your inspiration came.

Once again we have two fabulous sponsors

Digital Delights has an awesome selection of
digital images, papers and more.

and one random winner will receive 3 digital images of their choice.


Bugaboo Stamps with their funny and cute characters.

One lucky random winner can pick 7 free images.


Time to show you what we have Xerox'ed for this challenge.
I hope we can give you some inspiration.

We are so lucky having visitors from the Bugaboo DT.
Warm welcome to Cely and Jen joining in as Guest Designers.

I think they will appreciate some lovely words from you all.


Cely Smith

Cely has used Dorte's card for the H for Hotspot challenge as her inspiration.




Jen Leeflang
Jen's ard is based on Hedi's W for Winter Sport card.






And from the ABC Christmas Design Team:



Carissa xeroxed this card made by Lols
for the B for Black and White challenge.



Carol has used the layout from Samantha's V for Vintage.


Delphine's card is based on Carissa's Q for Quote card.


Dorte used Helen's layout from G for Girly.



Heidi CASE'd Lacey's N for No Nonsense card.


Helen made a card similiar to Carissa's A for Anything Goes.


Lacey xeroxing Heidi's W for Wintersport card.


Lols card is based on Carissa's C for Clean & Simple.



Miria using Helen's W Winter Sports as a guide.



Samantha have used elements from Delphine's I for Indingo challenge.



Now it's your turn.
Make a cup of coffee or tea, and browse through this year's challenges so far.

There is a wonderful selection of cards.
I'll bet you can find one or more to CASE.

We look forward to seeing what you come up with.
Remember your project has to be Christmas related.

The challenge runs trough Dec 6th at 6pm GMT.

Dorte and the team.






W is for Winter Sport Winners and Top 3

Its time to pick the winner and Top 5 for our last Challenge Winter Sports.

We had a lot of lovely cards Sadly some did not qualify for the prizes but even those cards were awesome!
Sorry we had to delete some too!

Its only fair to the people that are following the rules and theme.

So then to the winners:

11 Jenni wins - Simon Says Stamp $15 Voucher - PRIZE CLAIMED


71 Katina wins - Stamp Fairy prize of 3 Digital images  - PRIZE CLAIMED



Congratulations Ladies, please email us to claim your prize and blinkies.



And Now for the Top 5 this time we have…




44 Jane Allen




Congratulations, Ladies!! Please email us to claim your blinkies!




See you later for this fortnights challenge :0)
hugs Samantha and the Girls

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

W is for Winter Sports – Midway reminder

Hi Everyone… well we are ½ way through our winter sports challenge and we have quite a few lovely entries so far, 
You can enter the challenge HERE.
This is such a great challenge with lots of possibilities!
Here are some more creations for us and the Stamp Fairy DT for your inspiration...
Stamp Fairy Team


Sharon from Stamp Fairy



Chris from Stamp Fairy


Annette from Stamp Fairy



Gerda from Stamp Fairy




And now for our selection for you…
Helen



Heidi



Samantha



Miria



Now it's your turn!!!
You can find all of the information about the fabulous sponsors for this challenge, as well as the linky for your entry on this post.

Have fun and we look forward to seeing your creations
hugs Samantha :0)

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

W for Winter sports

Hello Everyone wow we are really dashing through the letters now!
And we find ourselves at W this fortnight
It's me Samantha your host this time and I have some Awesome inspiration for you!
The Challenge theme I have chosen is W for Winter sports ie Skiing, Skating, Sledding,and as always our challenge is Christmas projects. 


We have 2 brilliant sponsors this week ,,,

we have the fabulous Simon Says Stamp with a yummi $15 voucher

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Some of our Designers have used stamps and lovely items that can be found at Simon Says Stamp.

We also have the brilliant Stamp Fairy - with a great 3 digital images of the winner's choice.
Gerda from stamp fairy has kindly given our Designers these below cute images 
Barry Winter and the lovely Clementine Winter to get creative with.

I hope you're ready for the Designer's warm and fuzzy inspiration
cause they have blown me away!

We have the lovely Hazel as a Guest Designer this week she was our Unused Stash winner Guest Designer winner.

How lovely is her card! 

We are also very lucky to have some of the girls from Stamp Fairy
they just had to come and play too.. YAY!

Celine



Dora


Jess



Karen



And now our Team

 ABC Design Team

Its me! Samantha




Delphine



Carissa




Are you inspired?
I know I am! tehheee! 

Please Don't forget to come back on the 16th November also to see
our ½ way inspiration post there will be lots more lovely inspiration on that post too! 

So now its your turn and you have until the 22nd Nov 6pm GMT
Have fun!
Samantha and the team

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