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, 1 December 2021

ABC Christmas Challenge - Y & Z are for?

It's Helen here with the final ABC Christmas Challenge of the year (!), but before I get on to this month's themes...don't forget to check the post below to see if you were a lucky winner of our last challenge!

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Before we get on to this month's challenge, I have a couple of announcements.

Firstly, as many of you will know, this wonderful festive challenge of ours was the brainchild of Samantha, and after twelve years of inspiring us with her fabulous crafty projects, coming up with awesome challenge themes, supporting her fellow design team members, and generally being brilliant, she has decided that it's time to leave us. 

On behalf of the Design Team, I would like to say a BIG Thank You to Samantha for everything that she has done for us - we will all miss you terribly!

Secondly, our Design Team Call is still running on this month's challenge, so if you fancy joining our ABC Christmas Challenge family, read on...if not, don't worry, you can still enter this challenge as normal, but you might want to scroll past the DT call information. If you have already put yourself forwards on last month's challenge, no need to do it again...you're already on our list 😉 

DT Call Information

As a DT member, you would be required to make a Christmas Card/Project for each challenge (once a month), and comment on entries to the challenges - we have a rota, 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 are a very friendly and democratic team, and appreciate everyone's input into challenge themes, and have a DT blog, where we chat and share our ideas.

No previous design team experience necessary and we welcome crafters of all styles!

So, if you love crafting for Christmas as much as we do, and fancy joining our team, here's what you need to do:
  1. Make an item for this challenge.
  2. Add 'DT' after your name on the Inlinkz gadget
  3. That's it - GOOD LUCK!

The DT Call will end at the end of this month's challenge, so please don't be shy!

Now, back to this month's challenge.


This month we have two lovely themes for you:

'Y is for Yummy'
(show us some food)
&
'Z is for Zigzags'

The prize on offer for this challenge is selction of Christmas craft goodies:


And now it's time for some inspiration from our Design Team:

Y is for Yummy

Z is for Zigzags



Y is for Yummy


Z is for Zigzags




Wilma
Y for Yummy - Cheese tree





Y for Yummy



Z for Zigzags




Z is for Zigzags


Julie
 Y is for Yummy


Lindsey

Y for Yummy


Z for Zigzags


So now it's over to you...this challenge ends on Friday 31st December at 1pm (GMT).
Please link up your entries below.
We look forward to seeing what you create!

Please ensure that you have followed at least one of this month's themes (Y is for Yummy & Z is for Zigzags) before you add your link.
Any entries not following at least one of the themes will not be eligible for the prize draw.

If you are on instagram please use the hashtag #abcchristmaschallenge


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Winner and Top Picks - W for Whimsical and X for Xerox

Hello there. Lynda here - otherwise known as Loopyloo - with the random winner and Top Picks for last months challenge. 

The themes were:

W for Whimsical

and

X for Xerox

The prize for the challenge were the following two stamp sets:


 The lucky winner of the two stamp sets was:

#35 - Kathie



Please email us to claim your prize Kathie.
Unclaimed prizes may be redrawn or worse still lost. 

As there were so many fabulous entries, I decided to go with more winners. I have chosen a Top 10:

#29 - Toni



#59 - Chrissie



#71 - Gloria



#79 - Meghan


#89 - Darlene



#112 - Kath



#145 - Trina P.



#168 - FT Fit Kitty



#201 - Leslie T



#232 - Helen



Congratulations to everyone.....!

Please feel free to add your Top Pick badge from the banner at the top of our blog.

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

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

ABC Christmas Challenge - W and X are for?


 

Good Morning and welcome to our November challenge.  Thanks so much to everyone who participated in October's challenge.  Please don't forget to check the post below to see if you are a winner.

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Before we get on to this month's challenge, it's Helen here hijacking Lynda's post with a NEWS FLASH!

Sadly, our lovely Lindsey will be leaving us at the end of the year and we shall all miss her terribly! We'll say a proper goodbye on next month's challenge, but for now, we have some news to share with you all.

It's been a while since we added any new design team members, and we've lost a few over the last few years...SO...we're holding a Design Team Call!

If you fancy joining our ABC Christmas Challenge family, read on...if not, don't worry, you can still enter this challenge as normal, but you might want to scroll past the DT call information.

DT Call Information

As a DT member, you would be required to make a Christmas Card/Project for each challenge (once a month), and comment on entries to the challenges - we have a rota, 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 are a very friendly and democratic team, and appreciate everyone's input into challenge themes, and have a DT blog, where we chat and share our ideas.

No previous design team experience necessary and we welcome crafters of all styles!

So, if you love crafting for Christmas as much as we do, and fancy joining our team, here's what you need to do:
  1. Make an item for this challenge.
  2. Add 'DT' after your name on the Inlinkz gadget
  3. That's it - GOOD LUCK!

The DT Call will run over this and next month's challenges, so there's plenty of time, but please don't be shy!

Now, back to Lynda for this month's challenge.

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I am Lynda, otherwise known as Loopyloo, and I am the host for this month.

The letters for this challenge are W and X

W for Whimsical

X for Xerox

You can combine the letters in your project or use just one of them - I can't wait to see your creations in our gallery.

A little prize from me:


Here are the inspiration makes from the Design Team:

Helen

W is for Whimsical


X is for Xerox


Dorte

W for Whimsical

X for Xerox


Wilma

W for Whimsical


X for Xerox



Carol

W for Whimsical 



 

Lynda

W for Whimsical


X for Xerox


Wei

W for whimsical


Lindsey

W for Whimsical

X for Xerox

So now it's over to you...this challenge ends on November 30th.
Please link up your entries below.
We look forward to seeing what you create!


Please ensure that you have followed at least one of this month's themes (W is for Whimsical or X is for Xerox) before you add your link.
Any entries not following at least one of the themes will not be eligible for the prize draw.

If you are on instagram please use the hashtag #abcchristmaschallenge



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Winner & Top 3 - U is for Under the Tree & V is for Vocabulary

 Hello! It's Helen here...I'm announcing the lucky winner and top three of last month's challenge. The themes were:



'U is for Under the Tree'

AND

'V is for Vocabulary'


This was the prize from Julie on offer for the lucky winner:



And the lucky winner is:
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Here are my Top 3 choices:







#66 - Chrissie





#78 - Heather Mills




Congratulations Everyone!

Please email us to claim your prizes.
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!

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

ABC Christmas Challenge U and V are for?

 

Good Morning and welcome to our October challenge.  Thank you to everyone who participated in September's challenge.  Don't forget to check the post below to see if you are a winner.

This is Julie T and it's my turn to host the challenge.

The letters for this challenge are U/V

U - Under the tree
Vocabulary ( use words)

You may combine the letters into your project or just use one of them.
I can't wait to see what you create!


A little prize from Julie T




Design Team



U is for Under the Tree



V is for Vocabulary




U is for Under the tree 


is for Vocabulary

 

Wilma
Vocabulary





U for Under the Tree


V for Vocabulary







Lynda





Julie
 V is for Vocabulary



Wei

U for Under the Tree


V for Vocabulary



So now it's over to you...this challenge ends on October 31st.
Please link up your entries below.
We look forward to seeing what you create!

Please ensure that you have followed at least one of this month's themes (U is for under the tree or V for vocabulary) before you add your link.
Any entries not following at least one of the themes will not be eligible for the prize draw.
If you are on instagram please use the hashtag #abcchristmaschallenge





You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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