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, 20 March 2013

F for Felt or Fabric

Hi, Michelle here and I am one of the lucky new team members to ABC Christmas Challenge and I am loving every minute of it!
Not only am I getting a huge head start on my Christmas cards (which I am always late in doing) I get to work with some amazingly talented ladies!

Speaking of talent, did you see all the entries in our last challenge, E for Eyes Down!
Wow, that's a whole lot of talent, way to go!

Now on to our next challenge "F for Felt or Fabric".  That's right, we want to see how you incorporate felt or fabric into your creation! 

Our fab sponsor for this challenge is Sweet Stamps and the lucky winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Sweet Stamp Store!
SweetStamps.com manufacturers 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.

For some inspiration, check out the Design Team`s fab collection!


Carissa - Coming soon

Annette
Image printed and coloured on Stamping Linen



Jennifer
Now its your turn!

Winner of our Eyes Down for Bingo Challenge

Hi everyone, Annette here to bring you the winners form our Bingo Challenge.
Thank you to everyone who joined in.




The winner of our fabulous prize

from Stampfary



is 

CLAIMED ~ Dawn with this beautiful creation:
(full house)




And the winner of the Shape EZ templates :


is CraftyNats with this fab creation:
(ribbon, animal, diecuts)
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Please email Samantha at abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk by Tuesday 2 April to claim your prize.  Unclaimed prizes may be redrawn or worse still lost.






 And my Top 3 picks for this challenge were:


Dawn
Wow, congrats again Dawn, especially for using a full house on the bingo board!!!


Deanne - Three Trees
(blue, flowers, animal)


ScrapLouise
(not a square, blue, diecuts)


Congratulations Everyone! 


You can grab your banners from above.


Don't forget to join us for our next challenge!



Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Eyes Down for Bingo - Midway Reminder

Hello everyone. It's Annette back here today to bring you some mid-way inspiration for our 'E for Eyes down for Bingo' challenge.

You can choose a strip of 3 running across, down, or diagonally across the grid, or, if you're feeling adventurous, you can even attempt a full house!!  

The choice is yours, but please don't forget to tell us what you've picked!

Here's the grid:



Our generous sponsors for this week are :

Stampfary Digis




"Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010. Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats. You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters. Stamp Fairy has new releases along with a free image every Friday. Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images. We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity." 





and also we have Shape EZ templates who are offering a fab prize:



Shape EZ templates will enable you to create unique shaped projects for that quick and simple or enhanced special one of a kind projects.

These templates and cut files come in JPEG,PNG,PDF and SVG formats. Whatever your preference, they're 300 dpi formats will print perfectly on any paper whether you cut them out yourself or create via your cutting machine.
These templates come with options, empowering you to choose to include extras such as windows, pockets, hats, or even inserts of designer paper that will perfectly fit inside the base form. They're a real cut above the ordinary shaped card projects.
Shape EZ is an exclusive product you can use over and over again from TLC with Whimsy - an affordable way to create in your way.



Here are the fab creations from our design team to tempt you to join us in our second week....
Annette using 
Shape Ez Snowflake Cardand Barry Winter 1(all BINGO items, except Flowers & Lace)




Chris using 
George Wintertime 1
Bingo - diagonal : not a square, blue, die cuts (snowflakes)


Wilma  
Bingo : Ribbon, Animal, Die cuts


Jennifer 
using Shape EZ Tea Cup Flip Card Bingo: Not a Square, Flowers, Glitter


(inside)



Bettina 
using Shape Ez Snowflake Card
Bingo: Not a square, pearls and ribbon

Helen  
Ribbon - Animal - Die Cuts


Emma 
Ribbon - Blue - Glitter


   Dorte 
Ribbon-Animal-Die CutsRibbon-Blue-GlitterNot A Square-Blue- Die Cuts


 Angela
Bingo : Pearls -Blue - Lace


Lacey
Ribbon, Animals, Die Cuts

Please add a link to your creation with the linky below - this challenge ends at 6pm GMT on Tuesday March 19th

Now it's your turn! Remember, your project must have a Christmas theme.



Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Eyes Down for a game of BINGO

Hello everyone. It's Annette here today to bring you this fortnight's challenge at ABC Christmas Challenges.  Thanks to everyone who entered our 'Designer Papers' challenge, and there were a whole lot of you with some fantastic creations.

This fortnight the theme is Eyes down for a game of bingo, and I've created the bingo board for you below.  Don't forget you can choose a strip of 3 running across, down, or diagonally across the grid, or, if you're feeling adventuous, you can even attempt a full house!!  The choice is yours, but don't forget to tell us what you've picked!

Here's the grid:






Our generous sponsors for this week are :

Stampfary Digis




"Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010. Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats. You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters. Stamp Fairy has new releases along with a free image every Friday. Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images. We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity." 





and also we have Shape EZ templates who are offering a fab prize:



Shape EZ templates will enable you to create unique shaped projects for that quick and simple or enhanced special one of a kind projects.

These templates and cut files come in JPEG,PNG,PDF and SVG formats. Whatever your preference, they're 300 dpi formats will print perfectly on any paper whether you cut them out yourself or create via your cutting machine.
These templates come with options, empowering you to choose to include extras such as windows, pockets, hats, or even inserts of designer paper that will perfectly fit inside the base form. They're a real cut above the ordinary shaped card projects.
Shape EZ is an exclusive product you can use over and over again from TLC with Whimsy - an affordable way to create in your way.



Firstly we are delighted to welcome two 

Guest Designers from Stampfairy :

CĂ©line using Mimi winter 1 

(Bingo - middle row: Pearls, Blue, Lace)



Larissa using Al Welcome Winter
(Bingo - bottom row: Ribbon, Animal, Die cuts)



And Tammy - Shape EZ using 
Shape EZ Roll Bag
(Bingo : Ribbon, Animal, Die cuts)


And here are the creations by our own fabulous Design Team


Samantha - Jake winter time 1-4 from Stampfairy
(Bingo : Ribbon, Animal, Die cuts)


Helen - using 'Barry Winter - Skis' from Stamp Fairy
(Bingo : Ribbon, Animal, Die Cuts)


Lorraine - Shape EZ Gift Pouch and Winter Buttons 1 from Stampfairy
Bingo diagonal : Not a Square/Blue/Die Cuts
(or Ribbon/Animal/ Die Cuts if  you think the bag is a bit square looking :-))


Lacey - EZ Stocking Card
Bingo : 

Dorte - Shape EZ Roll Bag and Barry Winter 3 4 from Stampfairy 
Bingo : All Bingo items, except Lace.




Carissa - George CandyCanes
Bingo : Glitter, blue and ribbon


Bettina - George cocoa 1 from Stampfairy
Bingo : all except animal




Wilma - Shape EZ Pedestal Tag and Santa's little helper Candy Canes 1 from Stampfairy

(Bingo: blue, ribbon, glitters)




Jennifer - Donny Christmas Angel 5 from Stampfairy
(Bingo: ribbon, animal, die cuts)






Michelle - EZ Shape Ornament and Mimi Winter 1 2 from Stampfairy
(Bingo: Not a Square, Flowers, Glitter)







Fiona - Shape EZ Star Spangled Card and Clementine Winter1 4 from Stampfairy

(Bingo: Ribbon, Blue, Glitter)




Chris - Patches Christmas 2-5 from Stampfairy 
Bingo : Ribbon, Animal & Die cut (tree)


AND a poinsettia tree ornament using
 Shape EZ template, Poinsettia
Bingo: Not a square, flower, glitter



Emma - Shape EZ Stocking Card and Lenny Christmas scenes from Stampfairy
Bingo - Not a square, flowers, glitter


Angela - Shape EZ Stocking Card and Barry Stockings from Stampfairy
(Bingo : Ribbon, Animal, Die cuts)

Now it's your turn! Remember, your project must have a Christmas theme.
 
Please add a link to your creation with the linky below - this challenge ends at 6pm GMT on Tuesday March 19th



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