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 November 2012

X for X marks the spot!

Good morning everybody. Bettina here with the new challenge for you today, but before we get to that I want to thank all of you that played along with our Wrapping theme for the last two weeks! Please check the post below to see if you were a winner or in the top 3!!



Edit from Samantha

PLEASE Read the theme we had to sadly Delete quite a few entries on the last challenge! yes we are a Christmas challenge but we have a different theme each challenge too!



Back to Bettina - 

This time around we want to put the focus on to the X! 

We want to see an X or Several X's on your creation,
this can be crossed over twine, ribbon or papers or whatever you can come up with!

Our Sponsors are:


Prize 

And 

Here are the Design Teams creations to help inspire you:


Samantha using Stocking Santa Present from Bugaboo Stamps

Crossed stitches sewn with twine.


Helen using Winter Birds Scarf from Bugaboo Stamps
Crossed Twine.

Lorraine with this cute Wild Rose Studio image.
Crossed over twine and a cross on the button


Lacey using a cute Magnolia 
Crosses stitches in twine.

Using a lovely Tilda
Cross Stitch Heart on Image and crossed staples.

Carissa using a lovely WOJ image.
Cross stitches and plaid designs in paper.

Miria using a lovely Tilda
and crossed over twine.


I made an x with the twine and there are several x's on the image as well ;)


Kelly using this a Penny Black mouse
and crossed over twine.




Wilma using JJ Christmas Snowflake from Bugaboo stamps
and her brilliant Xmas


Annette using Polar Bear from Bugaboo stamps
Crossed blue twine



So what will you make?

'W' for Wrapping Winner and top 3 ! :-)

 Thank you all so very much for joining in with us on the 'W' for Wrapping Challenge :-) I hope you will all join in with our next 'X' challenge starting in a few minutes ! :-) 'X' for ,,,,,,, what do you think it will be ?? :-)

While we are waiting for the next challenge to publish I am here with the winners of the FABULOUS prizes from our very generous sponsors ,,,

The winner of a fabulous $15 Voucher from Simon Says Stamp is,,


Simon Says Stamp

Here are your random numbers:
39
Timestamp: 2012-11-27 20:53:45 UTC

CLAIMED ~ PINKY  :-) 
 

 and the winner from The Stamping Boutique :-)


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_8VDl1PkwJ5E/TS4q_zjqeOI/AAAAAAAADSM/Xuj5oFrkMVg/s1600/new-store-button.jpg


 The winner of the prize of 3 digi stamps is,,
Here are your random numbers:
42
Timestamp: 2012-11-27 20:55:55 UTC

CLAIMED ~ MONICA :-)

 

and now for the Top 3 !!! This is always a difficult thing for me to do as everyone has made such gorgeous creations, but here are the ones I thought shone through :-)


Entry No 10 Brenda B 
 

Entry No 27 Clare 

Entry No 48 Brenda

Congratulations Ladies :-)
Please email us abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk
by Tuesday 11th December to claim your prizes.
Please add Winner - W for Wrapping 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, 21 November 2012

'W' for Wrapping Reminder :-)

Hi all :-) It's Lorraine here with a reminder that you still have until 6pm next Tuesday 27th Nov to link your entries to the current challenge :-)

Did you know that it is only 33 days before Santa comes down the chimney !! I am sure that most of you will be well under way with cards but have you thought about the wrapping and packaging of gifts ?? NO !! Well have we got THE challenge for you !! 

'W'for WRAPPING !!


  so make some wrapping paper, a gift box or bag. You could also make a card using an image that is wrapping Christmas gifts if you prefer ie, not a card with an image with wrapped gifts:-)

We have had quite a few entries so far that are not following the theme and are having to be deleted. PLEASE follow the rules to make it easier for the DT xx THANKS :-)

We have 2 fabulous sponsors for this challenge

The lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp are offering one lucky entrant
A $15 voucher to spend in her store
Simon Says Stamp

 who will be giving a choice of 3 digi stamps

Some words about The Stamping Boutique:
I'm Tracey Malnofski, the artist and owner of The Stamping Boutique.
My team and I are very happy to sponsor ABC Christmas Challenge. My store has been open since September 2009.I am currently a stamp artist for Unity Stamp Co. and I've worked for InStyleStamps, Squigglefly, and TheDigiShack in the past. I'm a professional artist and an active member of the Artist' Guild in my community. I have quite a busy household with a husband, 3 teenagers, 5 mini-dachshunds and an Appaloosa mare. It's noisy, but I love them all. I'm truly blessed.
"The Stamping Boutique" is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. We not only provide wonderful digital images in our store, but also several lines of red rubber images. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality,as well as, their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week.

and now for some more FAB creations from the DT :-)

has made this super cute bag.



 - decorated gift bag



wrapped (made a new cover) a chocolate box.



made a Christmas Ornament Box


Carissa
- decorated gift bag

and made a paper cone (front)

back:






So now it's YOUR turn :-) To join in please click HERE or scroll down and add your link to the linky on the main challenge post below :-)



Wednesday, 14 November 2012

'W' for WRAPPING



Hi all Lorraine here
Welcome to a new challenge, but before we get to that we would like to thank you for all of your fabulous Vibrant creations for the last challenge ! Please check the post below to see if you were a winner or in the top 5 ! :-)


Did you know that it is only 40 days before Santa comes down the chimney !! I am sure that most of you will be well under way with cards but have you thought about the wrapping and packaging of gifts ?? NO !! Well have we got THE challenge for you !!

'W'for WRAPPING !!


   so make some wrapping paper, a gift box or bag. You could also make a card using an image that is wrapping Christmas gifts if you prefer :-)

EDIT by Samantha 
PLEASE make sure you follow the theme or your entry will have to be deleted its only fair to the entrants that do follow the theme!

We have 2 fabulous sponsors for this challenge

The lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp are offering one lucky entrant
A $15 voucher to spend in her store
Simon Says Stamp

and

 will be giving a choice of  3 digi stamps

Some words about The Stamping Boutique:
I'm Tracey Malnofski, the artist and owner of The Stamping Boutique.
My team and I are very happy to sponsor ABC Christmas Challenge. My store has been open since September 2009.I am currently a stamp artist for Unity Stamp Co. and I've worked for InStyleStamps, Squigglefly, and TheDigiShack in the past. I'm a professional artist and an active member of the Artist' Guild in my community. I have quite a busy household with a husband, 3 teenagers, 5 mini-dachshunds and an Appaloosa mare. It's noisy, but I love them all. I'm truly blessed.
"The Stamping Boutique" is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. We not only provide wonderful digital images in our store, but also several lines of red rubber images. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality,as well as, their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week.

Please visit our blogs for more details on our creations :-)

Samantha 
has made a box using a penny Black stamp
from Simon Says Stamp



Helen 
 has made parcel wrapping and a tag
using Holly Berry Digital Stamp.



Lorraine 
used a Silhouette Cameo to make this quick and easy pillow box



and then made a matching card ,,,

Lacey


Dorte 
has made this Cute bag recycling a brown paper bag
 


Miria 
made a vintage style mini-bag using TH Stampers Anonymous from
Simon Says Stamp



Bettina 
has made a cute box using this digital stamp
Candy Land Winterland



Wilma 
has decorated this cute bag using this digital stamp
Snowman-Bring it on!!!






Annette 
has made this lovely cute box using her Cricut




Now it's your turn! Please add a link to your creation with the linky below - this challenge ends at 6pm GMT on Tuesday 27th November.

V for Vibrant Colours Winners and Top 5

Hi all, Miria  here with the Winners and Top 5 for 
V for Vibrant Colours.

Thank you for entering in such a great number and with so many lovely creations!
Now for the prizes, I have used random org to draw the winners. 

The Winner of 

Photobucket
is
CLAIMED ~ n. 54 Rachel Fisher


And the Winner of 2 stamps of your choice from
is n.  94  Spyder 
 


With 240 entries, it was so hard to choose just 3 projects so I have chosen a Top 5
n.17 Dido's designs 


n.34 Suzie's cards Den



n.58 Kathrin aka Kruemel


  
n.76 Pinky 

 
  
n.108 Olivia
 

Congratulations Everyone!
Please email us abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk
by Tuesday November 27th to claim your prizes.
Please add Winner - V for Vibrant Colours 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.

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