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, 31 October 2012

V for Vibrant Colours

Hi, Miria here with a new challenge, before giving details I'd like to thank you for joining our last challenge in such a great number and with so many fab creations - don't forget to check the post below to see if you are  lucky winner!

And now off we go with the new theme,  
V for Vibrant Colours
so we can't wait to see your bright-coloured Christmas creations.
Our Fabby sponsor are:
Crop Stop

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offering  a $15 Gift Certificate!

If you’re passionate about paper-crafting whether it be scrapbooking your memories, making cards or altered art, CropStop is your one-stop solution. We offer an extensive selection of dies, embossing folders, inks, stamps and punches by all the popular manufacturers and the CropStop die and embossing folder storage solutions Pocketz Pages™ to keep everything organized. Our selection of embellishments and adhesives is continually expanding and we are excited to be the home of the colorful Ribbon Candy™.
In need of inspiration? Visit the CropStop Gallery, Blog or Message Board and participate in a competition or class. If you have questions concerning your machine, we have a team of experts waiting to help you.
CropStop ships internationally as well as domestic. Our personalized customer service is only one of our strengths. Call or come visit us at www.CropStop.com and see what’s new in the world of paper-crafting.

and



winner can choose 2 stamps

Here are some examples of vibrant colours:



And now the cards from our Design Team



Samantha - Using a Wild Rose Studio image called 'Milton with Sledge'


Helen - using 'Reindeer' stamp & die set





Now it's your turn! Please add a link to your creation with the linky below - this challenge ends at 6pm GMT on Tuesday 13th November.
Wow, you all really liked this challenge and we really enjoyed visiting each of you and seeing your wonderful creations. I hope that you will join us again for our new challenge that starts today.
Now for the prizes, I have used random org to draw the winners.
The winner of the 1st prize from Stamp and Create

The winner of the 2nd prize from Meljen Designs
With almost 500 entries, there were so many gorgeous creations that my job of choosing that top 3 was impossible and I have finally narrowed it down to a top 10 instead.
Congratulations Everyone!

Please email us abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk
by Tuesday November 13th to claim your prizes.
Please add Winner - U for Up to You in the subject line.
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.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

U for Up to You - Midway Reminder

Edit by Samantha
Please note we are trying our VERY VERY best to visit every entry
but we would like to say a HUGE thank you to EVERY single person that has entered!
you are all AWESOME thank you xx



Wow, you sure are loving this challenge! Only half way through and we are already closing in on 300 entries. For those of you who have not yet entered or those of you who would like to enter again, you still have one week to go.
The theme is
U for Up to You
so whatever you want to make as long as it is Christmas related will do just fine.
Our fabulous sponsors again are...


and
Meljen's Designs
Prize 4 images of winners choice
Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has a new challenge every Thursday, and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the adorable line of Meljen's Designs stamps at our store HERE to browse all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's exclusive rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too! Don't forget to join Meljen's Designs on Facebook HERE to take advantage of special sales and promotions that are just for her facebook fans!


Now for some more inspiration fromt the DT















Lacey using a new Strawberry Kisses design called Cuteness






The challenge runs until October30th and you can enter your creation here.



Wednesday, 17 October 2012

U for Up To You

Good Morning, Carissa here with a new challege for you. Before I get to the details, I just want to thank those of you who participated in our Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge. There were some beautiful creations.
Our theme for the new challenge is
U for Up to You
That's right, this one is your choice.
You can pick any theme that you want as long as it is Christmas related.

Our Fabulous sponsors this week are:





and

Meljen's Designs
Prize 4 images of winners choice
Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has a new challenge every Thursday, and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the adorable line of Meljen's Designs stamps at our store HERE to browse all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's exclusive rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too! Don't forget to join Meljen's Designs on Facebook HERE to take advantage of special sales and promotions that are just for her facebook fans!

And now for some inspiration from our Design Team

Lorraine
used Wild Rose Studio, Snowman Hugs

Dorte
 


Now it is your turn and we are looking forward to seeing your creations. Once you have made your Christmas project, add a direct link below so that we can come and visit you. Don't forget, our challenges last for two weeks....the linky will close on Tuesday October 30th, and you can enter our challenges as many time as you like - happy crafting!

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