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!
Helen, Samantha and the Design team Xx

Wednesday 24 February 2010

D for Decoration Top 3

I have really enjoyed looking at all the entries for this challenge but
you have given me a really hard time picking a top 3, Sooooo I have decided to choose a top 5........
this time, I wanted to choose more as all your cards were fantastic..

So for my top 5 I have picked:
10. Kate
15. Rosette
16. Tracy 
26. Kaz   

Well done girls, Your cards are fantastic!
Can you all email us (abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk) for your blinkies....

and sooo on to the Winner of the fantastic Simon says stamp prize

THAT'S 18 that's you Chrissie you wooo hooo!!
Congrats hunny please email us at (abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk) for your winners blinkie and how to claim your prize :0)

I really hope to see you all on the next Challenge E for Elf....
and don't forget its a brilliant prize and a GD spot up for Grabs this time too!

hugs Samantha :0)

E for Elf

Thank you for joining in with last week's challenge, and don't forget to pop back later to find out who's won the Simon Says Stamp voucher and Samantha's top 3.

Thank you to our fab guest Designer Jane ... her cards have been gorgeous.

On to this week's challenge .. we are up to E and for this challenge we would like you to use elves or fairy folk (we are being flexible and allowing WOJ gnomes, and basically anything fairy folk like and Christmasy!) on your card, and the colour combination red and green.

We are being sponsored by our lovely DT member Lacey and her shop Stamp and Create, and you can win the gorgeous Whiff of Joy stamp Whiff in Stocking that Samantha has used.

Stamp and Create is an on-line store carrying many popular brands of stamps, paper, and embellishments including: Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Stamps, Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, Whiff of Joy, Stampavie, Penny Black, The Greeting Farm, Basic Grey, 7 Gypsies, Shimmerz, Nestabilities (always 20% off!!), lace, charms and more!! Make sure to check out the Christmas section a well.
I am always adding new items to the store…so check it out at www.stampandcreate.com

Lacey has supplied some of the DT with some gorgeous ribbons and charms to use on their cards.

And here are the DT cards ...



We look forward to seeing your Elf and friend creations!

Thursday 11 February 2010

C for Candy Top 3

It was a really hard task picking a top 3 this time, all your cards were fabulous and I would have loved to pick all of you.

However there can be only three and after much toing and froing I have picked:

1. Anne

2. Sharon

3. Tasha

Well done girls.

And the winner of that gorgeous Smookie stamp is:



Can you all email us (abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk) for your blinkies and how to claim your prize.

Don't forget to join in with the D challenge.

Wednesday 10 February 2010

New DT Members!!!

Firstly, we'd like to say a HUGE 'thank you' to all of you who took the time to enter our DT call. We really enjoyed looking at your fabulous cards, and having a nosey around your blogs...you gave us a very difficult decision!

In the end, we couldn't choose just 2...so we would like to invite the following 4 people to join our happy band of crafters:






Congratulations ladies...welcome to the ABC Christmas Challenge family!
Please could you all contact us via the email link in the sidebar...which for some reason is now all at the bottom of the blog! lol

Please don't feel disheartened if you weren't chosen this time...we will be having regular guest designers chosen from entries to our challenges.

D for Decorations

Firstly, I Samantha would like to thank all of you that entered challenge C for Candy!
We really enjoyed all of your projects
Don't forget to come back later to see who has won the fabulous prize, and the Top 3 spots.
We will also announce who will be our new DT members too!

On to challenge D for Decorations
We would like to see all your projects using our theme 'Decorations' this week,
and as its my turn Samantha to choose the extra for this week's challenge
I'd like to see ribbon as well on your creations...

I am really so excited to WHY?
Because this week we have the pleasure once again of Simon says Stamp
they are offering our lucky winner of this weeks challenge
a $15 shopping spree


Woooo hoooo!!
just wish I could win it myself! te hhehee!

Just thought I would post this little update today - 17.02.10
I have heard from a few people that they do not have a stamp they could use for D for Decoration,
you don't have to use a stamp or just make your project a card!
thinking outside of the box is encouraged
here are a couple of Decoration made by our very own Helen!
and this little one I (Samantha) made a couple of years ago

So, spread the word and we look forward to seeing your projects this time!
Your project can be a anything you like and to help inspire you here are the DT projects.

We are really please Jane has joined us for the next 2 challenges.
She has made this really cute card!
I was gonna say what a cracking card! No pun intended (crackling) haha.
I love it well done Jane!
Please visit Jane's Blog

Update 14/02/10
I have updated this post to share with you the Lovely
cards our new DT girls have made for Challenge D
Aren't they just great!




and also a Decoration for the table

Please add your names to linky below, we are really looking forward to seeing what you come up with this time :0)

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