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 May 2013

K is for Kept Safe

It is wednesday again and challenge time yet again. Bettina here, and I am hosting the challenge for the two next weeks. Make sure to scroll down for the winner of our last challenge!!

This fortnight the challenge is K for Kept Safe!! Meaning you are to use something you have have tucked away for keeping...Please use it now!!

Our sponsor for this challenge is:
Kenny K with a prize of any 3 digital images from their shop


Digi and rubber stamps from KennyK are a fun and edgy way to add the perfect dose of attitude and style to all of your creations! The creator, the artist, the man: Kenny K is a NYC-born professional illustrator who has brought his funky-but-slick, urban-influenced look to the cardmaking and paper crafts world. His signature style can be seen throughout his various collections of sexy pin-up babes, sweet 'n sassy girls, cool rockin' dudes, kid’s stuff, retro characters and more at KennyKDownloads.com.


Our Designers


Wilma Kenny K Mistletoe
Kept safe Item - I have that white snowflake embellishment for years, but never wanted to use it.



Jennifer - Kenny K Snowman
Kept safe Item - The aqua twine is almost to the end, so I use it VERY sparingly these days! and my aqua spray mist on the sentiment circle. I had never used the tab die before, so this was a great time to pull it out, even though I've had them over a year. yikes!




Michelle - Bow Digital Stamp
Kept safe Item - info coming soon
Kept safe Item - Paper Cellar paper lace, Now a discontinued Item :( so if your looking paper Cellar we want it back! please!


Emma using Sleigh
Kept safe Item - I've had these cute shaped button
forever and still have more!

Helen
Kept safe Item - Echo Park 'Winter Wishes' paper received last Christmas...but too pretty to cut into! :0)

Kept safe Item - I've had the resin holly leaves/berries for longer than I can remember. I think I bought a small pack at a craft show many years ago, but I still have most of the pack left!  When I remember that I've got them, I do like using them.

Angela using Elf Boy
Kept safe Item - I've used the wonderful Panduro Paper,that i've shopped last year in Hamburg.I like it so much,because i don't find it in any shop here in Berlin or in an online shop.I use it very economical.

So there you go plenty of inspiration!and don't forget to check the ½ way post next week
as we have more inspiration on that post too!

Now its over to you!

Winners J is for Jingle Bells Challenge

Hello stamping friends!!

We are back with the winners of the J is for Jingle Bells Challenge!!

Wild Orchid Crafts
one lucky winner will receive a £10 gift voucher


Congratulations, CLAIMED ~ Monica
Here is her wonderful card


Here are the top 3 in no particular order

#7 Sheryl Hare
Love the stocking shaped card!!
Love the Red, White, and Blue color combo for this Christmas card and wintery trees!!
#16 Susi
I LOVE the pink on this card!! And such gorgeous coloring of the image!
Congratulations to all our winners and remember to grab our blinkie and proudly display it on your blog; you have earned it. 

Winners please email Samantha abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk

to claim your prize adding winner -  J for Jingle Bells
in the subject line thanks :)


~ABC Christmas Challenge DT


Make sure you join our next challenge which will be posted later today,we look Forward to seeing more of your fabulous creations.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

J is for Jingle Bells Mid-Way

Hello stamping friends!

We are back this week some Mid-Way inspiration!!

Our current challenge is:

J is for Jingle Bells
If you don't have an image with a bell, make sure to add one as an embellishment

We are being sponsored this week by
Wild Orchid Crafts
one lucky winner will receive a £10 gift voucher

*****
Let's see the Design Team creations for your inspiration...





i used some lace from Wild Orchid Crafts

Now it's your turn!!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

J is for Jingle Bells

Hello stamping friends!

It's Lacey here and it's my turn to host our next challenge. 
Make sure to scroll down for the winner of the last challenge. 

We are now on the letter J therefore the new challenge is:

J is for Jingle Bells
If you don't have an image with a bell, make sure to add one as an embellishment

We are being sponsored this week by
Wild Orchid Crafts
one lucky winner will receive a £10 gift voucher

*****
Let's see the Design Team creations for your inspiration...

Chris



And now it's your turn!
The challenge runs through May 28th.

Winner for the Inspirational Photo Challenge

Goodmorning  all, Angela here,
It is time to pick the winners for our  I for Inspirational Photo Challenge and  I would like to say thank you to all of our talented crafters who played along with us.
Well first off the prizes:
1st Prize winner of the 4 fabulous images from:




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 FacebookHERE to take advantage of special sales and promotions that are just for her facebook fans!
The lucky winner is:
# 17 Saskia
and here is her wonderful card
 
2nd Prize winner of the gift voucher from the fabulous:

The lucky winner is:
Claimed - # 10 Margaret A (Granmargaret)
and here is her wonderful card

Here are the top 3 in no particular order



Congratulations to all our winners and remember to grab our blinkie and proudly display it on your blog; you have earned it. 

Winners please email Samantha abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk

to claim your prize adding winner -  I for Inspirational Photo Challenge
in the subject line thanks :)



hugs Angela and the ABC Christmas Challenge Teamies
Make sure you join our next challenge which will be posted later today,we look Forward to seeing more of your fabulous creations.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Inspirational Photo half way Inspiration

 
Good morning to everyone,
it's Angela here again with our half-way reminder Posting for the Inspiartional photo challenge.
 
The challenge is sponsored by
 
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 FacebookHERE to take advantage of special sales and promotions that are just for her facebook fans!
 
and


The Ribbon Reel

Here is the Inspirationphoto for you again.

ornament wreaths
 
Here are some more wonderful creations from our designteam.
 
 
 
(Advent Wreath - the little pointer moves around the circle.
Unfortunately my numbers got a bit wonky past number 10!!!)
 
 
 
 
Wilma using Meljens Happy Holidays Wreath
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Now it's your turn,have fun.Just add your link on the post below.  Be sure to join us before Tues. night.
 

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