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, 29 February 2012

D for Distress it! ½ way Reminder

Hi Everyone, It's me Samantha with our ½ way reminder post!
We are getting towards the end of February and some of you are keeping up with the challenge but a lot of you are M.I.A .… Come on just think of that HUGE pile of cards you will have ready for Christmas if you play along each Challenge.

Also a gentle Nudge reminder about Word Verification

Word Verification is a huge headache please help by switching it off! if you don’t know how to check or how to turn it off CLICK HERE

SO then our theme D for Distress it!
The 2 Fabulous Sponsors are:
Prize of a $10.00 Gift Certificate to spend in the Sweet Stamp Store.
and
The awesome Karen's doodles
Prize 3 digis from Karen's doodles shop.

Our Special Guest Designer Hazel
side view

Linda From Sweet Stamp Store Design Team

Jerusha From Karen's doodles Design Team

ABC Christmas Challenge Designers


and here is mine (Samantha)

Over to you we are looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous creations, You can find the original post and Linky HERE.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

D for Distress it!


Hi Everyone, It's me Samantha,
Firstly I have some housekeeping that WE really need your HELP!
Please Check your blogs for Word Verification!
Please can you turn it off! Blogger has changed to this new one above and its terrible you can hardly read the words and for me being Dyslexic its a nightmare! Its a real pain to try and figure the letters and so time consuming for the whole of our Design Team, Please help us beat the Word Verification headache by switching it off! if you don’t know how to check or how to turn it off
I hope you had fun with our last Challenge C for Charming and you know what We LOVED your creations…. remember to check the sidebar to see if you are one of the lucky winners and there are 3 winners of all the wonderful sponsors' prizes... Also see who Miria chose for her Top 3 picks.
Well did you think that the last Challenge was easy?
Yes?
Well guess what.... So is this challenge for the next fortnight!
I am the Host and I choose......

D for Distress it!
as our Theme.

We have 2 Fabulous Sponsors this time:

Prize of a $10.00 Gift Certificate to spend in the Sweet Stamp Store
Sweet Stamps manufactures artistic rubber stamps on cling cushion for use with acrylic blocks. We carry a variety of stamping and paper crafting goodies like our own Shades dye inks, metal embossing plates, embossing folders, cutting & embossing dies (Cheery Lynn, Marianne, Joy! and Nellie's), fine detail embossing powders, specialty cardstock and vellum along with supplies for parchment crafting.

And we have the awesome Karen's doodles
There is a fantastic selection of designs, Digital and Rubber stamps,
and our winner will receive 3 digis from Karen's doodles of their choice.



We have a Very special Guest Designer
Hazel she was our winner a few months ago and the sponsor did not get back to her with her prize :0( Hazel told us not to worry about it and it did not matter!
well we were very sad as the Sponsor let not just us down but her also.
needless to say we wont be asking this sponsor to sponsor again :(
ANYWAY!!!
We have invited her to be our Special Guest this time and I have to say she is a LOVELY lady and your in for a treat! her card and blog is fabulous so stop by her blog make sure you stop by her blog too and check our her inspirational creations.




Guest Designers from Sweet Stamps



Guest Designers from Karen's Doodles

Krista using Skating Girl

Lisa Using Carolers



Our Design Team









PLEASE NOTE!!We maybe not be able to leave a comment on those blogs that have Word Verification on...but we will still visit, So you will still be in with a chance of winning and being chosen in the Top 3! CLICK HERE for instructions for turning it off... you might not even realise it's on? as its a default setting!
So then lets see your Distress it Christmas cards/projects

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

C for Charming midway reminder

Hi all. Miria here for some more inspiration for our
And since we are a Christmas Challenge, your project has to be.........
CHRISTMAS RELATED!


We have some fabulous sponsors this time as always.

Simon Says Stamp with a fab $15 voucher excluding postage. 

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with an amazing $10 Gift Certificate
with an awesome £10 voucher

Stamp Fairy Guest Designer


Jessica using Patches Love




Jackie using 2 images from the Molly Winter Collection










And from the ABC Christmas Design Team















Remember we want to see a charm on your card and you can find even more inspiration on this postPlease leave a direct link to your blog post, it makes life easier for us when we are going to visit you.
The challenge runs through Feb 21th at 6pm GMT.

Happy crafting!

Miria and the team.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

C for Charming!

Hi, blog folks! Miria is here with this fortnight's challenge...but before we get on to that, please remember to check the sidebar to see if you are one of the lucky winners of one of our wonderful sponsors' prizes...or were picked in the Top 3 for the 'B for Bears ... Challenge'


Hi all it's me Samantha Hijacking Miria’s Post
Sadly I am having to announce that our lovely Heidi is having to leave us... Now I am not so sure about her reasons - She said "I have won the lotto and I am moving to Mars LOL!" teheheee I love the Lotto Idea but heck Moving to Mars? are you sure??

But I know she is very busy in her non-crafting career and that needs to come first! She wants more me crafting time... and when she has some Me time she will come and Guest Design for us! she said " I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the team"
On Behalf of all the ABC Christmas Teamies, please join us in wishing her all the best! :0)


Over to you Miria

Hi All its Miria
We are up to the letter C this time and we've got a very short challenge theme title
'C for Charming'we'd like to see a charm on your creations.


For this challenge we've got three fab sponsors

Simon Says Stamp with a fab $15 voucher excluding postage.

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with an amazing $10 Gift Certificate
with an awesome £10 voucher

Stamp Fairy Guest Designers



The Ribbon Reel G
uest Designer

Our Design Team



Helen using a Cute Penny Black Mouse Stamp.

Lorraine using a Cute House Mouse Stamp.



Carissa using a cute Whipper Snapper stamp


Miria using winter buttons





So now it's your turn.
Remember to follow the C for Charms theme and make your project, Christmas related


Please leave a direct link to your blog post, it makes life easier for us when we are going to visit you.

Please also Consider Turning off Word Verification.

The challenge runs until Feb 21st at 6pm GMT.
Happy creating!
Miria and the team.



Please Turn it off!! We No longer comment on blogs with Word Verification switched on.

Please Turn it off!! We No longer comment on blogs with Word Verification switched on.
Click here for how turn it off!!