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, 26 June 2013

M for Men or Mice.

Hello everyone. 
It's Dorte here today to bring you this fortnight's
 challenge at ABC Christmas Challenges.  

Thanks to everyone who entered our L challenge, 
and there were a whole lot of you
 with some fantastic creations.

Please take a look at the post below to see if you
was the lucky winner of 2 digis from Saturated Canary.

 This fortnight the theme is:

M for Men or Mice!

Our generous sponsors for this week are:

Shape EZ templates who are offering a fab prize:






Prize offered to 1 lucky winner is :
 2 Shape EZ templates or your choice.
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.
and also we have
 Sweet Stamps and the lucky winner will receive a 
$10 gift certificate to
 
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!


Samantha

Now it's your turn!
 Remember, your project must have a Christmas theme.
Please add a link to your creation with the link below- 
this challenge ends at 6pm GMT on Tuesday 9th July. 
 
 
 

Winner and top 3 for 'L' for Give us a Laugh or Less is More Challenge

Goodmorning  all, Lorraine here,


It is time to pick the winners for our 'L' for Give us a Laugh or Less is More Challenge   and  I would like to say thank you to all of our talented crafters who played along with us.

Who is the lucky winner of the fabulous prize from the lovely  Krista, owner of Saturated Canary,

Saturated Canary

pressing the random org button ,,,,,,

Here are your random numbers:
21
Timestamp: 2013-06-25 18:15:46 UTC

Congratulations Gail Scott !! :-)
and this is her lovely Vintage Card :-)


The Top 3 are:












Congratulations Everyone!Please email us by Tuesday Date before Next Challenge here to claim your prizes - 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.

New Challenge posting soon!
See you there...

Luv
Lols x x x

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

L for 'Give Us a Laugh' OR 'Less Is More'

Hi all :-) Did you know that there are only another 195 days to Christmas, and they will be gone quicker than snow melts, so if you haven't started making your cards then NOW is the time to start !!

Please scroll down to see who the lucky the winner of our last challenge is :-)

This week I ( Lorraine aka Lols) am hosting the challenge and the theme we have for you this time is ,,,, 

'L'  for 'GIVE US A LAUGH'  or 'LESS IS MORE' ,,,,, your choice !

We are sponsored by the lovely Krista, owner of Saturated Canary,and she will be offering a prize 2 Digi images from her lovely Etsy Shop. 

Saturated Canary


Hello!  My name is Krista Smith.
After opening up my digi shop in the beginning of September 2011, I've been busy filling orders and drawing new designs:).  I am really thrilled and very humbled that people are so receptive to my designs and seem to enjoy coloring them a lot!  I am so inspired by these amazing colorists!!  I have met so many wonderful, talented ladies through this business and look forward to building new friendships, too!   My personal blog,Saturated Canary, is filled with bits of my family life, artwork, and a slight obsession with fashion;). I also run a new challenge/ inspiration blog, Saturated Canary Challenge with my amazing design team.  I'd love to meet you and be inspired by your own creations!  Do stop by and say hello!:)
Krista Smith

Saturated Canary LLC

Here are the cards from our lovely design team:

Jennifer used Noel

Michelle used Spritz -

Fiona used Nikki

Chris used Ugly Christmas Sweater

Emma

coming soon

Angela used Nikki

So now it's your turn !! :-) You have until Tuesday 25th June, 4pm UK time ( 3pm CET) to join in :-)

Happy Crafting ! 

Winner & Top 3 for K is for Kept Safe

Goodmorning  all, Bettina here,
It is time to pick the winners for our  K is  for Kept Safe Challenge and  I would like to say thank you to all of our talented crafters who played along with us.
Well first off the lovely prize:


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 papercrafts 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.



The lucky winner is:
#4 - Eemeli!

and here is her wonderful card:




Here are the top 3 in no particular order


No 37 Three trees




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 - K is for Kept Safe Challenge in the subject line thanks :)

hugs Bettina 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, 5 June 2013

K is for Kept Safe - midway reminder

Bettina here again, and I am back to remind you that there is still almost a week left to enter our current challenge, K is for Kept Safe. Make sure you use something you have tucked away to keep safe this time around, and please make sure it is christmassy!! 

Our sponsor for this challenge is still:


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 papercrafts 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.

Here is some lovely midway inspiration for you:


My kept safe item is the ribbon decoration



 My kept safe item is the 
Vintage Christmas paper from Magnolia





i've used the Snowman digi
my kept safe item is the Martha Stewart Holiday Paper




Kept safe items are the diamond / pearl combos (from hair accessories I wore on my wedding day and then kept for using on a card, but have only just got around to doing so.
I think they were originally from "Claire's Accessories" shop!!)


I snipped the old metal wire off with wire cutters and glued the pearl / diamond setting directly onto the card with some Glossy Accents (boy, that stuff is strong!).




Helen
my kept safe item is the Bo Bunny 'Powder Mountain' paper



Dorte own Image
My kept safe item is the 'Vintage Winter'
papers from Maja Design 

 
 
My kept safe item is the lace ribbon.
It was ordered from overseas and is hard to find locally.
 
 
 


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