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, 28 December 2011

Z for Zingy Colours - More Inspiration

It's Helen here...I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones :0)

We're all Christmas crazy here at the ABC Christmas Challenge and I'm back to show you some more inspiration for our final challenge of 2011...where our theme is:

'Z is for Zingy Colours!'

I found this funny photo for some inspiration:


Lol...rainbow coloured turkeys!

We have two wonderful sponsors for this challenge...firstly our lovely Lacey & her store, Stamp & Create:


The prize from Lacey is a $20 voucher to spend at Stamp & Create!

Our other sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps:






The prize from Bugaboo Stamps is 7 of their fabulous digis!

Delphine



Helen



Miria




Samantha




This challenge is running until January 10th 2012...so there's plenty of time left for you to join in...it's never too early to start preparing for next Christmas! ;0)

Click here for even more zingy inspiration, and the linky for your entries.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Z is for Zingy Colours!

WOWEE!!! It's Helen here...sorry to shout...but boy, did you all enjoy our last challenge...or what?! We had a record 508 entries! Guess you're all as excited about Christmas as us! :0)

Please don't forget to check this post to see if you're one of the lucky winners, or were chosen as part of the Top 3 10! 

To make it easier to find the winners and Top 3, from January, we'll be posting them in the sidebar..we hate it when we have to redraw winners, or people lose out altogether on their prizes!
We'll making a few other changes too...Samantha has made us some wonderful new blinkies and banners, and also a new header for our blog...so we'll be having a little makeover in the New Year...and we have some fabulous new sponsors lined up for next year's challenges...I can't wait! lol

But before we can start to think about next year, we should get on with the final ABC Christmas Challenge of 2011...where our theme is:

'Z is for Zingy Colours!'

I found this funny photo for some inspiration:

Lol...rainbow coloured turkeys!


Our Challenge this time is going to run for 3 weeks so you have lots of time to play
and we have lots of time to get all the fabby challenges and blog ready for you for 2012...


We have two wonderful sposors for this challenge...firstly our lovely Lacey & her store, Stamp & Create:


The prize from Lacey is a $20 voucher to spend at Stamp & Create!

Our other sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps:






The prize from Bugaboo Stamps is 7 of their fabulous digis!

We've done a DT swap with some of the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps DT...so I'll be showing you a couple of their cards for this challenge, and  Heidi's &Dorte's projects are being showcased over on the Bugaboo Blog.

 Are you ready for some inspiration???

Starting with the Bugaboo Stamps DT:


Tammy Miller



And now for the ABC Christmas Girls:

Carissa
 Using 'Snowman Polka Scarf' from Bugaboo Stamps


Carol
 Using 'Udderly Amazing' from Bugaboo Stamps



Dorte

 Using 'JJ Calendar Months - January' from Bugaboo Stamps



Heidi
Using 'Knobbly Knees Christmas - Joy' from Bugaboo Stamps



Helen




Lacey

Image Coming Soon!

Lols




Miria
Using 'Winter Birds - Snowman' from Bugaboo Stamps



Samantha
Using 'Cupcake Ornaments' from Bugaboo Stamps



Now it's over to you...I'm sure you must be needing a last minute little something...or maybe somethings!...why not use some Zingy Colours and join in our challenge?! 
This challenge will run for 3 weeks until 6pm on January 10th 2012...so even if you don't want to blog your project before the big day in case the recipient sees it...or maybe you want to get a head start on next Christmas!...there's plenty of time for you play along!

Please leave a direct link to your item with the linky below...and don't forget it must be Christmas themed!


Winner and top 10 from the Yippee Challenge

Thank You to everyone who joined in with our 'Y' for YIPPEE Challenge , we had over 500 entries !! woo hoo !!

It was impossible to choose a top 3 so this week we have a top 10 to announce but first lets see who the lucky winners of the fabulous prizes from our lovely sponsors are ,,,,,


The lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp offered one lucky entrant
A $15 voucher to spend in her store (excludes shipping)

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the winner of this voucher is
160 ,,,, Celine - Prize Claimed
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gave one lucky entrant a choice of 3 digi images

the winner of this prize is ,,
308 ,,,,,, HazelPrize Claimed
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has a fantastic selection of designs, Digital and Rubber stamps
Our winner will receive 3 digi stamps of their choice.

the winner of this prize is

53 ,,,, Dawn B - Prize Claimed

Congratulations Ladies :-) Please email us for details of how you can claim your prizes and your blinkies :-)

Choosing a top 3 was impossible so for this week we have a top 10 !! Woo Hoo !!

Please visit their blogs to see their gorgeous creations and leave some love :-)


17 Chrissy

25 Sally J

39 Kevin

50 Heidy

143 Julia

198 Kat

213 Jan R

276 Mary D

404 Jude

503 Meretekj

Congratulations to all :-)

Here is a special blinkie to add to your blog :-)




We will be back soon with the 'Z' for ,,.,,,,,, oops ,, nearly spilled the beans then ,,,, :-)

Merry Christmas to All

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Y is for Yippee! More Inspiration

Wowee - we have over 300 entries already...which I think must be a record for our challenge!

It's Helen here, with some more inspiration for our current challenge, where the theme is:
'Yippee - it's almost Christmas!'
(Anything Christmas goes)

We have a few FABULOUS sponsors this time!!

The lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp is offering one lucky entrant
A $15 voucher to spend in her store (excludes shipping)

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who will give one lucky entrant a choice of 3 digi images
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has a fantastic selection of designs, Digital and Rubber stamps
Our winner will receive 3 digi stamps of their choice.
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We are joined again by one of Karen's Doodles designers:

And from our regular DT:






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

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Y is for YIPEEE !!! Christmas is almost here !!! :-)

Hi all and welcome to the penultimate challenge of the alphabet !! Only one more left after this !! IF you had been joining us for all the challenges then you will have at least 24 cards ready to post !! Woo Hoo !! :-)
The challenge for the next 2 weeks is ,,,,
Y for YIPPEE !!! :-)
Christmas is just a few days away and we know that everyone is very busy with preparations,, trimming the tree, baking cakes and pies etc etc ,,, so this time we have made it very easy for you to join in,, Anything Christmassy Goes !
We have a few FABULOUS sponsors this week !!
The lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp is offering one lucky entrant
A $15 voucher to spend in her store (excludes shipping)
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who will give one lucky entrant a choice of 3 digi images
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has a fantastic selection of designs, Digital and Rubber stamps
Our winner will receive 3 digi stamps of their choice.
A warm welcome to Karens Doodles Designers
Shelby

and
Jerusha

and now for some inspiration from the ABC Design Team
Samantha

Helen

Lorraine

Lacey (just a sneak peek of a project for a later date)Dorte

Delphine
Carissa


Heidi

Miria


Carol

So now it's your turn !! Get out your glitter and glue, papers and crayons and join in :-)
Happy Crafting !!
Luv
Lols and the DT x x x



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