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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 20 October 2010

V is for Vertical

Hi Everyone! Its my turn (Samantha) to post the challenge this time but first some house keeping!
Wow - we had such a lot of fabulous projects entered into our 'Under the Tree' challenge...lots of great ideas for Christmas gifts! It was really tough to choose a Top 3...but in the end I've chosen:
#4 - Chris Olsen ( I also loved Chris' other entry #20)
#7 - Henrikke (What a fabulous advent calendar!)
#37 - Maddy Hill (The little Fimo Edwin is just adorable!)

Congratulations - please email us at abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk for your Top 3 blinkies.

And the winner of the $15 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp (as chosen by Random.Org):

#11 - Jacky

Congratulations Jacky - please email us at abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk for details of how to claim your prize!
On to the Vacancies in our Design Team
There is a very high standard of project that you have put forward for the DT call
we will announce on Wednesday the 27th who our new Design Team buddies will be.

OK so this fortnights Challenge!!

This Year is Whizzing by so fast and we are now up to V on our Challenge
Its so nice to see so many of you joining in too! thank you!
Hmmmmm Something beginning with V
VEXED? tehehee!

Or have I had a Vision?
I have chosen V for Vertical and I have done you 2 sketches you can use either 1 or both sketches, thanks Helen for digitising them. Please use any items you can think of beginning with the letter V! I would like to see more than 2 items beginning with V on your projects...and yes you can bend the rules a little A Very Merry Christmas as Lacey said tehehheee counts as one!
Thanks Lacey! :0)

You may only flip the sketches for this challenge, and NOT rotate them...afterall, the whole point is that the 'stripes' and image should be V for Vertical, and not H for Horizontal! lol

Sketch 1
Sketch 2

The DT will give you a helping hand by listing their V items....
We are Very Lucky to have the fantastic Melissa as our Sponsor
with her wonderfully Vibrant Pink Cat Studio designs

The lucky winner of this challenge will win
5! YES 5 Digi Stamps!

On to the DT projects
Some of us have used both sketches and a Variety of images some of our projects are using the lovely Pink Cat Studio digi images, Thanks Melissa!
you can use what ever you like, we really hope you will join in and have some fun in creating another couple of cards as Christmas is creeping ever closer!
and you never know it could be you winning that fantastic prize!
her V's include: Vertical, Vellum & Violet.
2nd sketch Vintage, Vertical & Vibrant (the Roses)

Annie's V's include
Vertical, Victorian & Vintage with a touch of Vling!

her V's include: Vertcal, Vibrant, Very Glittery & Very Cute! lol

Jayne has used Lily Candy Elf
her V's include: Voile immer Paper, Violet dp, Various shades of Violet!

her V's include Vertical, Very Tall, Vibrant, Vermilion (red)
my V's include: Vellum, Vibrant, Violet, Vertical, Virescent (Greenish; of a greenish colour)
Vittate (Striped lengthwise) Think I swallowed the dictionary!

2nd Sketch Vertical, Violet, Virid (Green).

her V's include Vertical & Virescent (Greenish; of a greenish colour)
& Virtually Impossible... tehehee! good one Squirrel

(with Vellum, Violet, and Very Cute :-)
**Edited to add 2 more fabulous cards from Lacey using PCS images**

Can't wait to see your V projects so its over to you,
Have fun!


  1. Hiya, thanks you, Hope you like my sketch 1, I will be back later with my sketch 2!

  2. Love ya card Debbie! thanks for playing along you and Anne wow quick!! tehehhee! look forward to seeing your 2nd card too!

    PS Mr linky was being naughty this morning he went walk about but is back now! yay!!

    hugs Samantha :0)

  3. Hi Samantha It's me back again, hope you like the second sketch for the challenge, thank you Debbiexx

  4. So sorry girls, did not read the rules properly (silly me!) and I have used the sketch "Horizontal" when the sketch is "Vertical"....Sorry, disreguard my card. I will have to try better next time!! Debbiexx

  5. Thanks girls for picking me in the top 3 !
    glad you liked my fimo christmas boy !

    great dt cards - will try again to join in !
    maddy x

  6. This was a fun challenge - thanks!!

    Love the DT projects - fab work!

    Deanne :)

  7. Wooo Hooo ! very excited, just realised Mr Random thingy picked me!! thank you very much, off to email you now, love Jacky x

  8. VERY lovely cards from the DT! Very thought provoking challenge. I even got the dictionary out to see if I could come up with something different!! x

  9. Very elegant cards here. Your team really does such fine work. I have uploaded my card for this challenge. Thanks so much for the fun.

  10. Sorry Debbie, on a bright note, your horizontal card is fab!!!! Glad your all enjoying the challenge this time, and that your all joining in even though it's proving more thought provoking than normal Te hehe great word Clare, think I'm gonna have a difficult job choosing again, DOH! X x

  11. Sorry Samantha for not reading your challenge post correctly. I thought the idea was to use a sketch or doing the letter V challenge. Sorry for the misunderstanding. Still love your challenges though. May play again next time. Thanks. Sorry for any inconveniences.

  12. Had a rough time with the 'V's but may have stretched it beyond the rules. But my card is verical.

  13. This was an awesome challenge. It was so much fun to think 'vertical'. Everyone's cards were really beautiful and so inspiring. Thanks!

  14. Thank you for the challenge and the inspiration. I loved the sketch. Here is my card, my V is for vertical, very cute, very glittery, Vikki and Victor(the names of the mice I am sure ;) )
    hugs Dorte

  15. tehhe! great cards everyone I think I am gonna have a tough time choosing the top 3... Thank goodness for the random generator!

    Dana! don't worry about the mix up! your card is lovely just not eligible for a prize! so glad you joined in all the same!

    Hugs Samantha :0)

  16. Thanks for a brilliant challenge, lovely to have a choice of sketches, Hope it's alright to add my sentiment on the sketch!

  17. Thanks for the cool challenge - holiday cards are my favorite kind to make and I LOVE PCS images! The DT creations are great!


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