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 30 June 2010

Half-way there hop winners!

We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to all of you who took the time to hop around our blogs...leaving us lovely comments...we hope you had fun! :0)

We asked you to leave comments on all the blogs...'cos we weren't telling you where the candy was hidden...well...there was candy on each of the DTs blogs! So we have lots of winners! Yippee!

So...without further ado...our 'Half-way there hop' winners are:

Annie's winner: Michelle (Thistleblue)

Helen's winner: Louise (Loopylou)

Jayne's winner: Kate (Downrightcrafty)

Lacey's winner: Jennifer (JLJ Designs) 

Lols' winner: Tanja (Stampin' Piper)

Samantha's winner: TBA (Poor Samantha is having internet problems at the moment, so is unable to get online to choose her winner) Here I am
Today 01/07/2010
and my winner is KraftyKoolKat

Squirrel's winner: Sam (Whisper)

***5/7/10 - Edited to add***
I'm so sorry...I forgot to add the winner of our lovely guest designer Sharon's candy
....drum roll please...
Susie Little (Little Smiles from White Ribbons)


Could all winners please email the relevant DT member with your full postal address so that we can get your candies sent out. You should be able to find their email addresses on their blogs/blogger profiles, but if you have any trouble getting in touch, please email Helen & Samantha at abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk and we'll pass the message on :0)

And...don't forget to check out the post below for our new challenge 'N is for Noel'...and to see if you were the lucky winner of the $25 Stamp & Create gift certificate...or chosen in the Top 3 of our 'M is for Mistletoe' challenge.

N for Noel

Thank you so much for all your fabulous 'M for Mistletoe' cards...and we hope hope you all enjoyed our 'Half-way there hop'! The lucky winners of the hidden blog hop candies will be announced on a separate post later today.

The Top 3 for the the M is for Mistletoe are:
4. Margreet
15. Tanja
And random winner of the fabulous $25 gift certificate for Lacey's Stamp & Create store is:
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-06-29 23:24:54 UTC
Congratulations, Mags!! Please contact Lacey at LaceySoLiving@bellsouth.net

Ok...so on to our new challenge...it's Helen here hosting this fortnight, and the theme is:
'N is for Noel'
with the optional extra of Embossing

Noel (or noël, sometimes written as nowell in English) is an alternate word for Christmas. The word comes from the French word Noël meaning "Christmas" 
So...basically...'anything Christmas' will do this week...how easy is that???
Our sponsor for this challenge is Wild Rose Studio, who are very generously offering the winner of this challenge 2 stamps of the winner's choice from their fabulous Christmas Collection which you can see here. Not only that, but they gave the DT some adorable images and yummy papers to play with! Thank you!
Ok...so here are the cards from our design team...starting with our two lovely guest designers:
Guest Designer - Cathy
Guest Designer - Dorte K

Better late than never Samantha

We hope we've got you in the mood for some festive crafting...don't forget you have two weeks to enter each of our challenges.

Monday 21 June 2010

Apologies from Samantha

Our lovely Samantha has asked me to apologise to the winners of the prizes for the last challenge, and the surprise candy. There will be a slight delay in sending out your prizes...but they will be sent to you as soon as she is able. She's also not going to be blogging for the moment, so won't be commenting on entries for the current challnge. She has left a message explaining why on her blog.
Sending you a BIG hug hun!
Helen & the ABC Christmas DT x

Wednesday 16 June 2010

M is for Mistletoe

Firstly I want to Thank everyone that has joined in with us so far on our ABC Christmas challenges.

The winners of L for lights,
As this is a special week and we have reached ½ way 
We have decided to have a Top 5
and to have 2 guest designers too!

Ann Cutts


The 2 Guest designers are:

well done girls!
drop me a line on our Email girls

And the winner of the L for Lights challenge is....
That's Sheryl 
Well done hunny 
Please email me for your blinkie and how to claim your brilliant $15 voucher from


Oh and the candy! who won the candy! the sweet suprise candy for joining in challenges!

Drum roll please

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That's 1. Dorte K
YAY!! well done hunny
Please email your snail mail address and I can post you your suprise candy!

WOW what a lot of winners!

So on to this fortnight's challenge....
Oh my goodness!! ½ way through the alphabet!
To thank all our followers we have decided to do a ½ way there hop!
It is Lacey's turn to post the challenge this time but she is Mega busy so I (Samantha) am posting for her,
The Challenge this time is:
M is for Mistletoe or you can flip the M in Mistletoe to get Wine
Lacey has added the Extra challenge of Sewing this time too! sooooo
Dust off your sewing machines and have a bash!
Don't panic though Lacey has also said you could use real sewing or hand, or faux stitching, so you can breathe again! tehheheee
We are very lucky to also be sponsored by
Lacey this week with her store Stamp and Create....

and she is offering one lucky entrant a fantastic prize
A $25 gift certificate to Stamp and Create!!
WOW!! wish I could enter! that's MEGA!!
Thanks Lacey!

Now onto the HOP!
Helen, Myself and the DT would love for you to join in our ½ way there Hop.
As a special Extra some of us have mini candy... ooooOOOooo!!!

But not to make it tooooo easy we are not telling you who has candy (grin).

So you will need to stop by all of our blogs in order to maximise your chances of winning!

We are going in alphabetical order... I think!! tehehee! remember I am dyslexic! hahaha!!
Its ok I'll ask Helen to double check! te hhee hee

All you have to do is make and enter your Christmas card or project
then Hop to Annie's blog
and leave her a lovely comment and answer her Christmas question
then hop your way through the rest of our blogs leaving comments as you go and answering the Christmas questions the blogs will take you back here if you hop in order.

Leave us a comment here too!
Our question here is:
Which has been your favourite ABC Christmas challenge so far?

Here are the Design Team's awesome cards...
Ohhhh Naughty me!
I am only gonna give you a sneaky peek so you will have to stop by our blogs to see the cards in all there glory!
This is the hop order (just in case you get lost!) and a sneaky peek at their projects:


Guest Designer Sharon
Happy Hopping and we really look forward to your cards/ projects
Hope you have a fun time and remember there are a few lovely candys up for grabs too!
hugs Samantha and the DT x

Wednesday 2 June 2010

ABC Christmas 'L for LIGHTS Challenge, GD Call & Winner and T3 of K for kissing.

Scroll down for this weeks post!
 Winner and Top 3 of K for Kissing
Squirrel's Top 3 are:
1. Amy
 7. Lisa 
16. Margreet 
Please email me to collect your Top 3 blinkies

On to the winner
Random org has chosen:
That's you 18. Dorte K
Congrats hunny you win!!

Please email Me to find out how to claim your fantastic Stamp and Create prize
on abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk
  OK so over to Lorraine for her great Challenge and Extra this week
hugs Samantha   x

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Ooh we had some lovely entries to our K for Kissing Challenge :-)
It is my turn ( Lols) to choose the theme this week and I thought ,,,,

with the optional extra of Christmas Tree :-)
We are sponsored this week by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp. One lucky entrant will win a $15 voucher to her store and she will pay the postage too :-)
We are also looking for a Guest Designer to join us for the 'N' and 'O' Challenges so if you would like to be considered please add GD after your name on the Froggy link :-)

Sharon is joining us this week as our Guest Designer and this is her fabulous card :-)

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