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, 18 September 2013

S is for Stockings and/or Choose a Sketch

Hi all :-) Did you know that there are only 97 days left to Christmas,take away a few for postage and that doesn't leave us much time to get the cards made and in the mail! best get cracking !


Before moving onto the challenge we would like to say a HUGE thank you and a sad farewell to Jennifer who has decided that the time has come to step down from the team. 
It has been a pleasure to work with you and we wish you all the very best and hope you will pop back and join us in the challenges :-)

It is my turn ( Lols ) to host this challenge and we already up to 'S' !!

 S is for Stocking and/or Suspenders oops, I mean Sketch :-)

you can use an image that has stockings in it, a stocking shaped card, etc and/or choose a sketch from any challenge, past or present, and add it to your blog post.

For this challenge we are proudly sponsored by the lovely Meljen :-)

Meljen's Designs

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!

Meljen will give one lucky entrant 4 fabulous images of the winners choice ! woo hoo !! 

and now for some Design Team Inspiration :-)
 used this Sketch
CAS Colours and Sketches


Helen

 Used this sketch from Stamp with Fun:

Lorraine
used Cozy Winter Owl 
the stocking cut on a Silhouette Cameo and I followed the Sketch Saturday Sketch

Lacey
 Using this sketch from Feeling Sketchy

Dorte - Happy Little Gnome
I used the sketch from Your Next Stamp

Using this sketch from Seems a little sketchy

Carissa
 used this sketch from
Sunday Sketch and Stamp
Wilma
Christmas star snowman
I used this sketch:

Michelle
Sketch from CAS

Fiona 
Running late ....

Chris

And the sketch I used:



So now it's YOUR turn !! You have until Tuesday 1st October 6pm BST to join in :-) 

Happy Crafting ! 

R is for Recipe: Winner and Top 3

Thanks for entering the last challenge. 
We love seeing all of your wonderful creations! 

The winner of the Prize from our first sponsor

Is:
 
23. Marianne's Craftroom - Claimed


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And our 2nd winner from Sponsor
Saturated Canary
Prize
2 Digi images from her lovely Shop is:

 19. Roberta - Claimed


   TheTop 3, as chosen by the DT are:

5. Birdie Payne

16. kbrandy4

18. Sam/Whisper



Congratulations Everyone!
Please email us abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk before
  1st October to claim your prize.
Please add Winner of the R is for Recipe - to 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.


The next challenge will be posted soon, so don't forget to come back and check it out!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

R is for Recipe

Hello stamping friends!!

It's Lacey here and it's my turn to host our next challenge 

We are being sponsored this challenge by:


Prize 

and...

Saturated Canary


Saturated Canary

Prize: 2 Digi images from her lovely Shop.

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

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Our new challenge is...

R is for Recipe

3 Papers, 2 Ribbons, 1 Image. 

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Now let's see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration!

Chris using Christmas Angel

Angela using Spritz
Now it's your turn!!

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