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, 25 November 2015

X is for 4x4

Good morning everyone, it's Helen here with another fun challenge!

***The winner & Top 3 post for the last challenge will be a little delayed...Samantha has been poorly and will get to it when shes feeling better, so please remember to check back later to see if you're a lucky winner...in the meantime let's send her lots of get well wishes!***
***Thanks Helen and all the winners post is now up!***

With only one month to go until Christmas Day, we're nearing the end of this trip through the alphabet...and this week's challenge theme is:

'X is for 4x4'
Make a 4x4 inch card or box...simples!

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Wild Rose Studio


And the prize is this awesome Merry Christmas die!


Ok, now for some inspiration from the Design Team




Lorraine - using the Wild Rose Studio 'Merry Christmas' die


Dorte





Carissa - coming soon


Lisa - 4x4 card

and a 4x4 box:


Lorraine C - 4x4 Exploding box


This challenge closes on Tuesday 8th December at 6pm (GMT).

We look forward to seeing all your fabulous Creations!

There's still time to enter our DT call...you can find the link up HERE...it runs until the end of this month...and if you joined it last challenge by mistake please feel free to remove yourself!

Hugs, Helen and the DT xx


The Winner and Top 3 - W - Wild Thing

Hello everyone, Samantha here

Sorry I am a little late today!

Its time to reveal
The Winner and Top 3 for the last challenge
W - Wild Thing

The Winner this time is---
this gorgeous card by 83. Kim M


Our AWESOME Sponsor was 
and Kim you win 3 Wags 'n Whiskers Digital Stamps


Its so hard to choose a top 3 when there are so many awesome entries!
But
Top 3 I have chosen are:

This is amazing so much detailing and with a tiny robin and reindeer it's so cute!
you really must visit Silje's blog and check it out!
shes has lots of pictures of all the elements




Haha isn't this little chap so stinking cute!
I love to crochet and to know how much work went into your creation, just brilliant!
and if you would like to make your own Papierkram has also been kind enough to share the pattern on her blog.
This is such a cute card and I love how you added the pearl to his nose such a cute idea and love the embossing paste snow too!


Congratulations Everyone!

Please email us to claim your prize.
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.

Don't forget to check out our next fun challenge!

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

W - Wild Thing - Christmas - NEWS FLASH - Please READ

Hello everyone, Samantha here

Please make sure you read this post
We have some important information to share!

Many of you seem to of added your cards to the DT CALL and although some of you lovely ladies edited - sorry and gentlemen!
want to enter and we are excited there are so many!!!
I have started wondering if you all do?
Because many of you posted on your blogs you were entering the challenge
and made no mention to the DT CALL
sooooo if you did by accident all your creation to the DT CALL
Please can you go to the DT Call post HERE  and remove yourself if you do not want to be considered for the CALL
Thank you!!

Before I get to the challenge today I have some more housekeeping

We are today saying a Sad farewell to Angela and Chris
thank you girls for all your lovely creations and we will miss you both!

But but but but but!!!

Ohhhhh fun fun fun

We have another new DT member joining us
This is awesome news and your gonna just LOVE very very talented Lorraine C please check out her blog Raineys Craftroom and please welcome her to the team!

Be prepared to be wowed!!


Ok so Now to the Challenge

The Challenge theme this time is:

W - Wild Thing - Christmas
 
This can be any wild animals cats, bears, reindeer

Or even a wild hair do! haha!
Please let us know in your post what is wild if it's not obvious!

Our AWESOME Sponsor is 
Stamp and Create.com


Sadly Stamp and Create is Closing.

The entire store is marked down 40%-60%


Prize: 3 Wags 'n Whiskers Digital Stamps

Stamp and Create is an online store based in the US. We ship worldwide with reasonable shipping prices.
We specialize in Rubber Stamps and Scrapbook supplies. Some of the companies we carry are: Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Whiff of Joy, The Greeting Farm, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Stampavie, Whimsy Stamps, Emerald Faeries, Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye, Echo Park, Ribbon, Charms, embellishments, dies, and more!

If your still with me and you have read all the above thank you so much for taking the time to read the full messages!

No to the Fabulous creations from the Design Team

Lisa 




We look forward to seeing all your fabulous Creations!

and remember if you wanna join the DT call the link up is HERE
and if you joined it last challenge by mistake please feel free to remove yourself!

hugs Samantha and the DT xx

Winner and Top 3 of the V for Very Cute challenge

Goodmorning,

Wow, did we have a lot of entries for our challenge V - Very Cute. The cards were all indeed very cute. We had a great time looking at all of the fabulous entries.
Thanks a lot! 

Our winner is:


Our top 3:



Congratulations Everyone!

Please email us to claim your prize.
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.

Don't forget to check back soon for another fun challenge!

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

****** DT CALL ******

****** DT CALL ******


We are Really realllllly excited to open a New DT call!

Yes we would love to have some new Christmas Mad Crafters to Join our Design Team…
So if you LOVE making Christmas Projects of ANY kind, then this could be the fun chance for you! 

Have you played at least one of our challenges here before?
Yes then read on!

This would be a permanent position No term, just stay as long as you're happy!
and can commit to the position

Closing date for this call is
30th November 2015

As a DT member, you would be required to make a Christmas Card/Project for each challenge
and comment on entries to the challenges,  we have a rota system,
but you can comment or more if you wish!
So the commenting is shared between us all :0)

We also take it in turns to post the challenges on this blog,
and choose the 'Top 3' for the challenges we 'host'.
We also have a DT blog, where we chat and share our ideas.
So, if you love crafting for Christmas as much as we do,
and can commit to at least 6 months of ABC Christmas Challenge fun,

All you need to do is
  1. Link your blog and add your name to your most favorite Christmas project from your blog
    it would be nice if it was one you made for ABC Christmas challenge, could even be the current challenge.
  2. If you would like to shout about it in your own blog please do!


    GOOD LUCK!

    ****** DT CALL ******

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