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 17 November 2010

X is for Xmas

It's Lacey's turn to host the challenge this fortnight, but as she's recovering from some surgery she had last week, we've ordered her to take it easy, so it's Helen here, posting on her behalf. I'm sure you'd like to join us in sending her lots of get well wishes! :0)

I guess you all must be getting into Christmas card mode...we had over 260 entries to our last challenge...and it was great to see lots of lovely new faces joining us for the first time...we hope to see you again!

Here's Annie with the winner & Top 3:

My apologies for the delay in posting the winner and top 3 from our Winter Wonderland challenge - so many fabulous creations it was a hard choice to make. But without further ado, the winner of the $15 gift certificate from


chosen by the random generator is .. ..

#263 - Ceal


Please email abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk to claim your prize.

We had 265 wonderful entries so choosing my top 3 was hard
but rising to the challenge,
in numerical entry order my choice is .. .. ..

#2 - Rica

#27 - Sam

#200 - Annika

Congratulations ladies, please email abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk for your blinkies


Ok, so on to our new challenge....with less than 6 weeks to go until the big day...we've only got 3 more challenges left...EEEEEEK!!!!

We know you all have lots to do to prepare fro Christmas, so we're trying to make it nice and easy for you...our theme this fortnight is:

'X is for Xmas'
Optional Extra of Flowers

We are sponsored for this challenge by Wild Orchid Crafts...home of all things flowery - hence the optional extra ;0)

They've put together this fabulous bundle of goodies for one lucky winner:

So, here's some inspiration from our fabulous DT:
Guest Designer - Paula

Guest Designer - Tanja

Over to you....
Have fun and happy crafting!

Sunday 14 November 2010

A couple of reminders

Hi all!

We have an unclaimed Prize for the last Challenge
V is for Vertical sponsored by Pink Cat Studio
If the prize is not claimed by Monday 10pm
we will do a re draw!

I have random Draw a new winner
and the winner is
That's you Debbie!

Debbie Congrats please email us on abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk
to find out how to claim your yummi prize!

also please bare in mind you need to follow the theme
to be in with chances of winning the random prize draws


Only 2 days left can we hit the 250 entries??
I will add an extra prize draw if we go over the 300 entries which I will add myself :0)

hugs Samantha

Wednesday 3 November 2010

W for Winter Wonderland

Hi Everyone!
My little bit of house keeping before our new challenge!
Please join me in welcoming our fantastic new DT members:
don't forget to visit their blogs too!!
We are also mega lucky to have Paula & Tanja joining us for the next 3 months so you will have lots of lovely inspiration to lead you up to Christmas and beyond!!

Well I know we say this nearly every week! but this week its been mega hard for me to choose! my Top 3
I am choosing in number order...
7. Joycelyn
23. Kathy Curry
41. Natascha
 The winner selected by the lovely generator is 

Number 8 thats you LAURA!
 8. x laura x  Congrats sweetie!
Please email myself and Helen to find out how to claim
your fabby digi stamps from the fantastic, fun & cute Pink cat Studio!!
 I also was to say thank you to Carissa, Delphine & Dorte as your V for Vertical cards were Awesome! I nearly posted a top 6!
tehheheee :0)


So on to this fortnights Challenge!!
How have we got to W already?
Ooooo your gonna love this challenge from Annie
I am posting it for Annie as she has been a little poorly
but thankfully is well on the mend now.

OK so on to the challenge!
Annie has chosen Winter wonderland with the optional extra of a white theme
She has seen lots of lovely Christmas cards featuring large expanses of white
and thought this would be a great extra for her challenge...
You can add colour to your image of course or we wouldn't be able to see it! tehhehe!
You can add colour to the background matt layer or even a little edge distressing, but we want to see lots of White Winter Wonderlands!

We are sponsored for this challenge by one of our regular sponsors:


And the prize is a $15 Gift Certificate...they'll pay the shipping too!
Here are the inspirational Winter wonderland projects for the FANTASTIC design team!

Squirrel 2nd Card (Opting out of the optional white Extra)

2nd fabulous card from Lorraine



2nd card from Samantha






and now for our 2 lovely Guest Designers

How about that for inspiration!

OK so now its your turn!
and I can tell you this much the girls have been saying they can not wait to see all the projects this time!! they have had a great time creating!
there only one thing left for me to say

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