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 15 December 2010

WOOOOO HOOOO!!! ABC Christmas Challenge Z for Zero and Blog Hop

Well Hello!!

Here we are at challenge Z

Where on earth did the year go?
Are you all ready for Christmas?
Have you got enough cards?
Well we have a great fun challenge and Hop for you this time.
and its the last challenge of 2010!

Firstly my little bit of house keeping
Lorraine will be back soon with the Top 3 and Winner from the Yuletide Challenge
what a fantastic selection of cards!!

So here we go Read carefully so you don't miss anything
as there is lots going on for this challenge!

Z for Zero time left!
and its me (Samantha) posting this time!!

We are super duper lucky this time as we have 2 sponsors for this hop and challenge
they are:

Simon Says Stamp 
and their prize is
  1 lucky Winner will win a $15 shopping spree with free postage.
Wooo hoooo!!
We would also like to thank
 Heidi and Stephanie for all their support this year!


and our Second Sponsor is the FANTASTIC
Stamp Fairy
you might wanna be a follower so you don't miss
their challenges either as you could combine this challenge with theirs this time too!
their challenge is Glam it up! 

and you are gonna be really excited!
Gerda and Jackie have put together 3 prizes
yes 3 winners!!!
1st place 3 images
2nd place 2 images
3rd place 1 image.
isn't that cool!
They also have a amazing sale at the moment so even if your not lucky enough to win a prize their sale is awesome so you wont feel like you missed out!


Thank you Gerda and Jackie
and we look forward to working with you in 2011


And as if that is not enough!
Along the way on the Blog Hop the Design Team are going to be offering prizes/candy too! but you will have to make sure you leave them all lovely comments to be in with chances for winning their prizes because I am feeling a bit Naughty and not saying who has prizes as there has to be some birthday surprises too!

Yes I said Birthday! 
ABC Christmas Challenge is nearly 1 year old!
I can't believe it Helen....

As I am posting this Challenge this time
Please join me in thanking my Designers and Guest Designers for all their efforts and support too!
THANKS Girls!!

The Blog hop starts right here

at the ABC Christmas Challenge
I have letter for you to save for later!

keep it safe!

 As you will collect letters from the rest of the DT too, Return here after you have made your card/project and post your project using linky,  Then leave us a comment with your Festive phrase made from the letter you have collected from each of us,
We have turned on the comment moderation for this challenge so there is no cheating!

Annie is Poorly please stop by her blog (Annie)
and leave her a message, I have put the letter here for you! R that Annie would of had for you on here blog....

Ok so this is the order of blogs we are hopping in case you get lost along the way!

ABC Christmas Challenge
The Theme for my Z for Zero time left!

So many of you have said you would liked to have joined right at the beginning so I thought it would be nice to have a chance to replay a favourite challenge or a challenge you missed
and wished you hadn't.

So to explain make your card/project using a theme from a previous challenge
IE: A for Angels - include a charm or some beads...that was the extra.
 All the challenges have links on the right hand sidebar

so just click and you will be whisked straight there
Once you have chosen a challenge/s to re play make your card/project and then head back here and link it! remember only post your card/project once you have completed the blog hop and have collected your letters to make the festive phrase.

Don't forget to tell us which challenge/s you are replaying

in your post on your blog and also to direct link to it so we can find it straight away please! and if you wouldn't mind turning off word verification we would be really grateful too! its really hard going when we are commenting on so many wonderful entries :0)
 HAVE FUN!! Christmas its only 10 days away!


Now for some inspiration!
but I have been a bit Naughty!

and have got my digi scissors out and snipped the Dt's projects so your only getting a sneak peek here! you will have to stop by the DT blogs to see their cards/projects......But I have been Nice and listed all the challenge they have chosen to replay with the links!

This challenge and blog hop will run from now 15th December to 10pm on the 1st of January, So everyone has extra time to create and win! We will draw the prizes and post them on the First Challenge of 2011 on the 5th January. But remember you have to have done the blog hop, entered a project to the challenge rules to be in with a chance of winning any prizes :0)

Samantha (me)

Melissa -  from Stamp Fairy
S -Santa

Stamp Fairy  - Lis
O - Ornaments
G - Glitz

Dora - from Stamp Fairy
L - Lights

 Deanne - from Stamp Fairy
T - Tree

Jackie - Coordinator at Stamp Fairy
T - Tree

Dear Santa I have been a little bit Naughty and a little bit Nice!
Please send me/us a lovely lot of challengers to play
as we have some lovely gifts to give away
thank you hugs Samantha :0)


  1. Hope this is the right place to leave the message!
    'christmas greetings'
    happy xmas x

  2. Great blog hop and super challenge! The phrase is CHRISTMAS GREETINGS. Have a wonderful christmas and well deserved rest to the whole ABC CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE TEAM! Ruby x

  3. Wow! I loved the blog hop - such great ideas and inspirations! Thanks so much for all of the great challenges this year and I can't wait for the new year! Happy Holidays and....

    Christmas Greetings!


  4. The Blog Hop was Great. Alot of talent.. The phrase hidden was "Christmas Greetings.."

  5. What a wonderful Hop, the DT and guests have done you proud. Amazing work from them all. I think the saying is (fingers crossed) I'm not great at conundrums "Christmas Greetings". Anyway A very Merry Christmas to you and the DT look forward to joining you again in 2011.
    Suzi x

  6. Thanks for a great blog hop! The phrase is Christmas Greetings.


  7. I'm a bit confused as to the secret words. It is either Christmas Greeting or Christmas Greetings. (not sure if the S on this site was an error or the last letter in the words. Oh well, it was a fabulous hop, filled with gorgeous projects -- enjoyed checking out each and every one!

  8. Thanks so much for a great hop and challenge.

    Christmas Greeting.

  9. Phew, thanks for a great blog hop and some wonderful inspiration from the DT and guests, so many gorgeous creations! The letters I've collected say CHRISTMAS GREETINGS, and I've added my own card to the linky.

    Happy Christmas!

    Nicki, xx

  10. Hi there, I just entered my Card and I chose the C for Candy and my entry is called: Christmas Candy Cane. The solution to the blog hop is: Christmas Greetings!
    From Holland wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Frea

  11. fab blog hop and fantastic creations by all...Christmas Greetings.


  12. Thanks for such fun way to inspire me to make Christmas cards throughout the year. I haven't managed every challenge, but I think I have done more than half of them. Fab blog hop- a very talentled DT team. The secret phrase is Christmas Greetings. I will be entering a card tomorrow when it is light enough to take a photo.

  13. Thanks for the fun blog hop! I have collected all the letters from the DT's gorgeous blogs and hopefully I've got it right:


    Love Beth xx

  14. hello laides
    Thanks so much for a year of brilliant challenges ... entered as often as I could nad of course if i'd entered them all then i owuld have had less of a last minute rush ... so i hope to enter even more next year lol!
    I posted my card for the challenge earlier, and have now completed the blog hop, so I'll say it once and I'll say no more ... CHRISTMAS GREETINGS to you all at the ABC Christmas Challenge and thanks so much for the brilliant challenges and blog hop - see you again in 2011 ;-)
    pauline x

  15. Great fun with the Blog Hop! I think the secret message is Christmas Greetings. Some of the letters were not in order (I think) I am going to start participating on the challenge blog! I have entered a creation for Z!

  16. The blog hop letters make up :

    Christmas Greetings

    Thanks for a great blog hop, looking forward to more challenges in the New Year to help me with my christmas cards.

    Luv Sam x

  17. Hi, sorry me again,

    I hope i said Christmas Greetings

    Luv Sam x

  18. Wow, great hop, what a fabulously talented bunch you all are!
    I think the phrase is
    Christmas Greetings
    Thanks for the inspiration all year ... see you in 2011!

  19. How fun was this!!!! Yaye!!!! I am linked under #55 and have gathered the following letters *Christmas Greetings* :)

    I had so much fun and the DT has given me so much inspiration!!! Thank you and have a very Merry Christmas xox


  20. Phew, that was quite the hop :) The secret phrase is Christmas greeting. My card is no 23.

  21. The greeting is "CHRISTMAS GREETINGS" I think that's what it is anyway as somehow I have missed a G although I'm not sure when as I went through twice. Thanks for a fun challenge! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and all your families!

  22. thanks for the blog hop....
    the phrase is: christmas greetings

  23. Fun, fun challenge idea!!! Love all the DT's creations!!! Happy holidays...hugs ~S~

  24. Hi, Thanks for a great blog hop. I have really enjoyed looking at all your lovely cards/projects. I think the answer is


    Lisa x

  25. Thank you for a great Blog Hop. I have entered my card and here are the collected letters - Christmas Greetings.
    Joyce xx

  26. I have hopped, and I make the secret message: Christmas Greetings.
    Thanks for a fun hop, I am glad I did it.

    Cazzy x

  27. Hey! I posted my entry twice. U can just the delete the first one. I was not sure were to put the bloghop word so it's behind my e-mail. Hugs

  28. Wow.....so many great cards & creations to feast you eyes on all through the blog hop! Now I think I am just in time and I think I have followed the rules (fingers crossed) and the phrase I have for you is
    Hope you all had a good one & all the best for 2011!
    Kaz xx


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