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, 30 October 2013

V for Vixen

A very good morning it’s Wilma here. 
I am your host for the next fun challenge here at ABC Christmas Challenge! 

We hope that you enjoyed our last challenge and we were so excited to see your beautiful creations!
It is so fun to go through all of the entries!

**Please see post below to find out if you are a winner!**

We have another FUN challenge for you to try:

V for Vixen (add a reindeer image on your creation)


Here are our sponsors for this challenge:



Prize - a $10.00 Gift Certificate for Sweet Stamp Store
SweetStamps.com manufactures 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.

5 Digital Images of the Winner's Choice


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And now here is some amazing inspiration from our fabulously talented team:

















We invite you to stop by the DT blogs and leave some love for their inspiring designs!

We love it when you visit us!  :o)


The challenge closes at 6pm GMT on Tuesday 12th November.

Winners for "Under the Tree"

Hello everyone!  It's Fiona here, the host for the "Under the tree" challenge.
Firstly I would like to thank everyone who entered, your creations were stunning.
Alas,
there can only be one winner, and that person is:



That's Cass


Congratulations! You have won your choice of 7 images from our wonderful sponsor for this challenge, Bugaboo Stamps.




Now, on to my top three.






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

Please email us abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.ukPlease add  "Under the tree" challenge winner" to the subject line.
Unclaimed prizes may be redrawn or worse still lost

Make sure you join our next challenge which will be posted soon.
We look forward to see more of your fabulous creations.

hugs Fiona and the ABC Christmas Challenge Teamies 

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

U - Under the Tree

Well, we are another fortnight closer to Christmas.  Have you got all your Christmas cards organised?  If not, hopefully this challenge will give you the inspiration to add another card to your stash.  

This time round we have the topic of "Under the tree".  Let your imagination run free with this one and we look forward to seeing what you come up with.  Need inspiration/  Take a look below at what the design team have come up with.

This challenge is proudly sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps:


One lucky Random winner will win 7 Digi images for their choice

Now onto what the design team have come up with this fortnight:

Wilma - Fanny Calender Months - December

Samantha
Die cut ornament for the tree or room hanging.

We look forward to seeing what you come up with!


Winners and Top 3 for the Transparent Challenge

Goodmorning  all, Angela here,
Today  is time to pick the winners for our  T for Transparent Challenge and  I would like to say thank you to all of our talented crafters who played along with us.
Well first off the prize from the fabulous
Stampfairy Shop.


The prize is $10 to spend in the Stampfairy Shop.

The lucky winner is
# 6 Claire

Congratulation Claire
Here is the wonderful creation

 
 
Here are the Top 3 from our Transparent Challenge

# 4 Caroline


Congratulations to all our winners and remember to grab our blinkie and proudly display it on your blog.
Please email us abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk before
29. October to claim your prize.Please add Winner of the T is for Transparent - to the subject line.

Unclaimed prizes may be redrawn or worse still lost

Make sure you join our next challenge which will be posted soon.
We look forward to see more of your fabulous creations.

hugs Angela and the ABC Christmas Challenge Teamies 

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

T for Transparent

Hello and good morning to everyone,

Angela here, today it's my turn to host this challenge here on the ABC Christmas Challenge.
But first we thank you for all the wonderful creations of the last challenge, it was so great to see your fantastic entries. Keep it up Girls, it will not be long until Christmas.
Ok now I'll come to the new challenge. This fortnight the theme is 

 T is for Transparent
Our Sponsor for this challenge is the fantastic
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.  

Please visit the store and browse Stamp Fairy’s wonderful images.  We hope Stamp Fairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity.


The prize is $10 to spend in the Stampfairy Shop.


Here comes our inspirations from the Guest Designers

CĂ©line from Stampfairy DT

Larissa from Stampfairy DT
using Lenny Christmas

Here are the wonderful creations from the Design Team.
Samantha
My Transparency is spotty snowflake acetate laid over the whole card.
Click to enlarge so you can see it better.

Heres the snow acetate against back card so you can see it in the photo better.
 
Lacey

 
Dorte
Carissa
* coming soon * 
 
Using Stampfairy's Al - Welcome Winter 5

Annette
using Stampfairy's Barry Countdown to Christmas 
My whole base card is acetate, front and back.


Chris

using Stampfairy's Lenny Christmas 1

using Stampfairy's Barry Winter2 2


So i'll hope you like our creations for this challenge and 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 october 15th.



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