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, 4 January 2017

A & B are for?

Good morning & Happy New Year everyone!

It's Helen here...welcome back to the ABC Christmas Challenge!

We're about to embark on our eighth (!!!) trip through the alphabet...and we hope that you will join us this year in our bid to be prepared for next Christmas! As you will (hopefully!) have seen last month, we're changing things up a little this year, and will have one challenge post each month...so obviously there will be more than one letter for each challenge, 
but also more time for you to play along! 
You can play along with one or all of the themes for the month...combine them if you like...you can still also enter as many projects as you like each month (as long as you're not back-linking to old posts) and combine our challenge with as many other challenges as you wish to (as long as their rules allow it) - we just want to help you prepare for next Christmas and have some fun (and perhaps win one of the fabulous prizes from our generous sponsors!) the way! 

Before I get on to this month's themes, I have a sad announcement to make...our lovely teamie Mandy is leaving us...we shall miss her unique style and cheery comments - thanks so much for being a wonderful DT buddy Mandy...we shall all miss you!


And...don't forget to check the post below to see if you were a lucky winner of our last challenge!

We have, of course, gone right back to the start of the alphabet...and are easing you in gently with two super easy themes:

'A is for Anything Goes'


AND


'B is for Something Beginning with B'

(Just don't forget the Christmas theme!)


 Our sponsors for this challenge are:

 Sami Stamps

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AND

One lucky winner will receive a £10 gift voucher

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There's also a little prize from me too...a couple of Docrafts Christmas stamps:

Now some inspiration from the Design Team:


Samantha

A is for Anything Goes

B is for - Blue, Brown, Black & Branches



Helen

A is for Anything Goes



B is for Blue, Brown & Birdies



Lorraine
A is for Anything Goes & B is for Blue & Bow


Dorte
A is for Anything Goes





A is for Anything Goes & B is for Bear




 
Wilma Anything goes






Lisa - using Waiting for Santa (from Sami Stamps)

A is for Anything Goes Christmas




Chrissy - using Christmas Sweater Bear (from Sami Stamps)
B is for Brown Bear & Brown Papers



Sue (Taking a break this month)



This challenge closes on Tuesday 31st January at 1pm (GMT).

So now it's over to you...perhaps you received some Christmas crafting goodies in your stocking that you're itching to use...or snapped up some bargains in the post-Christmas sales! Maybe you've resolved to be more organised with your cards this year so that you don't have a last-minute panic again...or maybe you just enjoy making Christmas cards as much as we do!
We look forward to seeing all your fabulous Creations!

Hugs, Helen and the DT xx

Winner and Top 3 for Y for Yikes and Z for Zoooooom!


Hi ya Samantha here with the Winner and Top 3 of the last challenge
Thank you to everyone that played our last challenge your creations were totally brilliant!
Now to share our Winner and the Top 3 for this challenge.

Y for Yikes and Z for Zoooooom!

The fabulous sponsor was 





The winner of the Prize of 3 Digital Images is:





and my Top 3 picks are










Congratulations ladies

Please email us to claim your prize.
Unclaimed prizes may be redrawn or worst still lost.
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Hugs from Samantha and the ABC team! 


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