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 monthly Challenges are themed, We hope you will join us and have at the very least have a few 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, 5 December 2018

Y and Z are for?

Hello everyone, its's Carol here, welcoming you to the final ABC Challenge of the year. Thank you for playing along last month and you can check if you are a winner in the post below this one. We had 188 entries and we really enjoyed looking through all your lovely creations.

It's Helen here, interrupting this post with a couple of announcements.

Firstly, sadly our lovely DT buddy Lisa is leaving us. On behalf of all of the ABC Christmas Challenge family, I'd like to say a great BIG thank you to Lisa for all of her wonderful cards and inspiration, and also for her friendship - we shall all miss you!

 Secondly, and on a happier note, I can tell you the people that we have chosen from the entries to last month's DT Call to join our little team. Thank you to everyone that applied - we all really enjoyed having a nose around your fabulous blogs! Unfortunately, we can't take you all, but we would love to invite the following people to come aboard:


Julie T



Congratulations! Please email us so that we can get you all sorted.
Now I'll hand you back to Carol for this month's challenge.


How did the year whiz by so quickly! If you have been playing along with us all year, I hope you have a nice pile of holiday cards that will make the run up to Christmas easier for you, but if you still have some last minute cards to make, our December challenge should make it fun for you.

We have reached the end of the alphabet and our themes this time are

Y is for Your Favourite Thing


Z is for Zero embellishments

and our challenge will run until the 31st December.

Our sponsor this time is

and there will also be a small prize from me

Swirls and Flakes stamp by
Leonie Pujol

Here are some gorgeous cards to inspire you from our wonderful Design Team

'Y' for Your Favorite

'Y' for Your Favorite Thing

'Z' for Zero Embellishments 

Y for Your Favourite Thing

'Y for Your Favourite' (Penny Black stamps, My Mind's Eye papers & faux stitching)

'Z for Zero Embellishments'


Your favorite (Pointsettia stamp)

Zero embellishments

'Y for Your Favourite' (Penny Black 'Snowy' and Basic Grey papers)

'Z for Zero Embellishments'

As I said, you have until 31st December to join us and you can link your card below.

Thank you for joining in with us throughout the year, and we have some fun challenges lined up for next year. Have a wonderful Christmas and good luck with the challenge.


  1. Thanks for sharing your wonderful challenge the DT work is inspiring and congrats to the new DT for 2019. Sorry am slack at linking over hopefully better in 2019!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    1. Hehe thanks for your message Shaz it’s great to see you.... xx

  2. Super makes from the DT, Hope you have a lovely festive season, Hazelxx

    1. The team did great I agree! Best wishes to you also xx

  3. Congratulations to Wei, Julie, Lynda and Lindsey look forward to seeing you soon...
    Well done winners...

    So so sad to loose Lisa from our team you have been a real treasure and we love you and your creativity we will miss you hugs me xxx

  4. Fabulous cards by the team! Love all the creative ideas everyone has. Beautiful!!
    Thank you for another wrap-up challenge on the Alphabet. I don't always get to participate, but I am glad to get in on this last one of the year!
    Merry Christmas to everyone!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    1. Great to see you Janis! it's great because you can just on and off the challenges so great to see you this time xx

  5. Loving the diverse card styles today! Thanks for the inspiration and for hosting your Christmas challenge! hugs, de

  6. So excited! Thank you for choosing me to join this talented team, and congrats to all!

    1. YAY us too! PLEASE Email the challenge so I can organise getting you joined up xx


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