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

Thursday 27 May 2010

Our first - Member Spotlight!

Firstly if your looking for K for Kissing the current challenge click HERE

I would like you to meet Sharon
Last week Sharon won the position of Guest Designer for the next 2 challenges

She is a Total Penny Black stamp addict and she is Totally mad on buttons too! hence the name of her blog Bonkers about Buttons

Sharon has been crafting for some time now and I first met her on a paper craft forum
She emailed me a few weeks ago to say hi and was it me from the old group.... She also asked if it was ok to start joining in as she did not start at the beginning of the ABC Christmas challenges
I said of course its OK to join now you don't have to start at the beginning however I said if you fancy the challenge you could always make the cards you missed from the beginning and fair play to Sharon here are the cards she has made to catch up!

 A for Angel - the extra is a charm.

B for Bells - the extra is glitter.

C for Candy - the extra is Pink

and the last but not least card to bring Sharon
up to the current challenge is D for Decoration - extra is ribbon 

I think you would agree she has done a fantastic job!
Well done Sharon,

So if you get a chance to pop over to Sharon's blog
and leave her a message I know she will be really chuffed about that!

OK so a quick reminder we still have the candy up for Grabs if yo are playing along with our challenges
as my Dad would say you have to be in it to win it :0)

Have fun Samantha :0) 

P.s don't forget you still have time to enter to
win the candy, click here for how

Wednesday 19 May 2010

K is for Kisses, and TOP 3 and winners of J for Jingle.

Hello Crafters - can you keep a secret?
My fellow ABC Christmas Challenge teamies don't realise it yet but I've taken control of this fortnight's challenge. Ssshhh, keep it quiet won't you, otherwise they'll have me taken away again!
Oooh, yes, don't forget to check back to this post later as Samantha will edit it to announce details of the Top 3 and Winner for the J for Jingle Bells Challenge.

Edited to include the
Top 3 for J for Jingle
After much thought they are:

please email me to collect your Top 3 blinkies

Guest Design spot goes to!
Sharon from bonkersaboutbuttons
with 5 out of 7 votes
here is her lovely card
Well done Sharon give me a holla to find out your mission! tehhehee! 

Winner of J for Jingle
Lets see who Random org has picked to win the 
fantastic  prize sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.
And the winner is....

Tehheee no just kidding.....
Random org chose 16

so its not really me its ......... 16. Clare
Oh! Clare T 3 and winner well done you! tehehhee.

Please email Me to find out how to claim your prize
on abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk
  Ok so over to Squirrel for her Fab and lovely Challenge
hugs Samantha   x


 Sooooo on to Squirrel's challenge for you! 

Welcome One And All to this challenge and, can you believe it, we are up to K already (that's nearly halfway - eeek) and as I'm feeling a bit of a soppy old Squirrel today I thought we'd have a go with K For Kisses, (mwah) so now is your chance to get all romantic in readiness for a bit of Christmas luurrve. Oh yes, and as challenge host, I get to choose the optional extra so let's try something a bit different - I'd like to see some Shaped Cards please.
OK, now you know what you need to do, so here is the exciting part - for this challenge we are thrilled to be sponsored once again by the ever fabulous and uber talented Lacey Stephens of Stamp And Create (if you have not already had a trip to the Stamp And Create store, why not?) Lacey stocks some gorgeous must-have items that'll have your wish list longer than my fluffy tail before you can say Squirrel Nutkins!

Sponsor Lacey Stamp and Create

Where do I buy Wags \

Right then, that's the challenge and the sponsor done so it's now over to the Design Team to show you what wonderful creations they have made to inspire you for this fun challenge - it would be really nice if you get a chance to visit their individual blogs to let them know you appreciate them - don't we all just want to be loved?

Lorraine has chosen not to use the "optional extra", in the same way that I chose not to use it for the previous challenge! to show you all that its not a must.
So there you go - aren't they all super and slushy?
We'd love you to join us for a very Merry Kissmas and look forward to seeing your creations.

Hugs, Squirrel xxx

Sunday 16 May 2010

Candy alert and a reminder

Hi everyone
Ohhhh Yum candy and a little reminder.

We are getting close to 200 followers and I was hoping to see loads more of our followers joining in with the challenges. I can tell you our regulars are getting quite a lovely pile of Christmas cards now

And let me tell you a secret! shuuuuush don't tell...........tehhee

We have 1 lovely regular that found our challenge a little way through and she has gone back
to the start of the challenges to catch up on A,B,C and D!
Way to go! you know who you are!! thehhee.

So for the reminder you're wanting to know
It's J for Jingle with a Guest Design spot available.

Get cracking with your card as we can't wait so see what you are making!

J for Jingle HERE

We nearly have 200 followers and that is AWESOME.....
Sooooo I have decided to put together a little surprise candy treat

So if you fancy winning it, all you have to do is:

Join in with our Challenges,

Post about the candy on your sidebar,

Post a comment here, with a link to your blog,

Become a follower if you're not already.

Candy is open until June 16th.
Hugs Samantha :0)

Wednesday 5 May 2010

J for Jingle Bells

This week it's me, Annie, that gets to set the extra option for you to use with your

J for Jingle Bells

design, so I'd like you to punch something out and add it to your creation.

We are very lucky once again to be sponsored for this challenge by Simon Says Stamps


And we are also looking for a Guest Designer to join the team for the next 2 challenges, L and M.
So if you would like the chance to win a design spot please add GD after your name when you add your project to Linkz thanks :0) good luck.  

I have changed the above to L and M challenges as K would not give the guest Designer anytime to play!
Samantha :0)

Just a quick note for our Split Coast Stampers friends...not all of the DT are members of SCS, so are unable to leave comments on your fabulous cards...but we do visit each and every one of the entries to our challenges...and we would like to thank you for playing along...and hope that you continue to support our challenge! :0)

Here are the Design Team's Jingling creations to inspire you:


Squirrel has not used the optional punch to show you that if you have not got a punch its still OK to join in with us....
Thanks Squirrel!

OK over to you! we want to see your jingles, have fun
Oh and don't forget to pop back later to see who the lucky winner and top 3 are of the I for Ice Challenge.

TOP 3 and the winner of I is for Ice

Hi all it is my turn JAYNE to choose the top three this time and what great (challenge name) cards you have all made, I/we have really enjoyed looking at them all. It has been really hard to choose my top 3...... so many different ideas and interpretations of Ice ....

So after much deliberation I have chosen in alphabetical order:

1: Dorte K
2: Sam/Whisper
3: Susie Sugar

And now for the winner of 3 items from Stitchy Stamps for I is for Ice

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Time stamp: 2010-05-05 06:51:49 UTC

That's you
14.   Corry

Well done everyone, Please email us (abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk) then we can tell you how to claim your prize and also those of you that made the Top 3 your blinkies.

We look forward to seeing your cards for J is for Jingle Bells.

hugs Jayne xx

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