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 19 January 2011

B is for black and white

Thank you to everyone for joining is with our A is for Anything Christmas challenge.
It was lovely to see so many of you join us for the start of the new year with your gorgeous creations. We really enjoyed stopping by all of your blogs for a peek.

Helen's winner from the blog-hop candy did not claim their prize...so...that means that she has selected another from the comments on her blog...and the lucky lady is:

#57 - Lisa

Congratulations Lisa! Please email Helen with your address (helenbrammer@hotmail.com) by next Wednesday to claim your prize :0)

I (Samantha) have hijacked Carissa's challenge to bring you some Awesome news re this challenge.

Ok sorry for the wait but you guys are so blinking good
I have spent ages looking and re looking at the awesome entries,
Hmmmm choose a Top 3 proved to be very difficult I managed to get to a Top 14! thheheee
But after several hours of deliberation I have finally chosen my Top 5
in Number order:



Lena Maia

Congrats Girls your projects are Awesome!
please contact us for your Top 5 badge :0) abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk

So who is the lucky winner of the wonderful
Simon Says Stamp
$15 shopping voucher
we have Number 135
That's you 

YAY!!! Congrats hunny please email us to claim your prize!

Back to the B challenge

We are really really lucky this week because the AWESOME Dustin Pike

is sponsoring our challenge!
And I!!!!/We are mega excited about that,
Why? well here's the thing,
I had another crazy idea about having a freebie that you guys could download and use for our challenge, so I had a chat to Dustin and here is what he has come up with!....

Isn't it awesome!
Ok so to join in our challenge this time right click on above image and save it to your hard drive as a Jpeg...

Samantha's soap box
I always try to comment on every single card/project that you enter into the challenges
There are a couple of things that I needed to ask you please....If you would be so kind as to consider turning off word verification, maybe you might not even realise you have it on, It makes commenting so much nicer, and when we are commenting on over a 100 cards it makes a huge difference in the time it takes us, you can moderate your comments which in fact is a better way to keep you safe.... Thanks :0)
  1. Please please remember if you want to qualify for any prizes you must add a direct link to your card/project ( Not just to your blog, ) on our Mr linky I/we spent a lot of time trying to find a few cards/projects. Please add a link to here on your blog post saying your entering our challenge. If you're not sure how to do any of these things then just email us we can help you sort it out :0)
ok off of my soap box tehheee read on...

From this challenge your link pictures will be bigger too, nice to see your work a bit better on here.

Sorry Carissa back over to you!
I think I have stopped flapping with excitement that Dustin is Sponsoring us! YAY!!!

Hi Carissa here, My challenge this time is
Black and White....

We have some rules for this Challenge:
To Qualify for the Prize/s you must only use black and white things to make your card.
but you can add some colour to the Image.You Must make a Christmas card or Christmas project using the Freebie or a Dustin Pike Image/or older freebie or a High Hope Image.

Non Dustin Pike submissions will only qualify for the Top 3

The Prizes
We have 2 prizes:
1st place winner will receive 2 Dustin Pike digi images
2nd place winner will receive 1 Dustin Pike digi image

Now for some inspiration from the DT...

Firstly we would like to Thank Paula & Tanja for their 3 Month worth of great Guest Designer inspirations, Awesome job girls!! and thank you!

Now for some inspiration




Hope you have fun creating,

Please remember to create a new project following the theme of our challenge.
Carissa and the Design Team.


  1. Please Remember to link to your projects and not just your blog.
    Remember to add a the ABC link to your blog.

    Have fun with Dustin's Freebie,
    can't wait to see what you all make,
    Samantha :0)

  2. SUPER DT cards and nice to see that a little color highlight is allowed!



  3. Love the DT Cards and Thanks so much for the lovely freebie from Dustin. Love it. Hazelxox

  4. Oh wow, great freebie from Dustin for this challenge. Looking forward to having a play :)

  5. YAY!!! tehhhee I am still mega excited! can't wait to see what you all come up with!

    And remember your only eligable for a prize if you make a Christmas Project with a Dustin image, this includes high hopes :0)

    have fun!
    hugs Samantha :0)

  6. Love the cards! Thank you for the image.

  7. Dustin does such a great job with his images. Thank you for this one.

  8. Gorgeous cards from the DT!!! =)
    Hugs, SannaS

  9. Lovely freebie, can't wait to grab it and see what I can come up with! I've also just emailed the hotmail email address given at the top as I was the winner of the voucher from the last challenge! Woohoo! Thanks ladies!


  10. Superb DT cards gang! Hugs, Sxx

  11. I LOVE it!! Thak you so much

  12. fab cards from the DT. love the black and white theme too. x

  13. Thanks so much for selecting my card for the Top 5 for the last challenge.
    I'm delighted!

  14. Great cards by the DT. Thanks for the freebie, I love Dustin's images. Debs xx

  15. Great to see you all! thanks for visiting and playing our challenges is so nice to have you all here! hugs Samantha :0)

  16. Thank you sooo much for picking my card as one of the Top 5.
    Hugs Wenche :0)

  17. Apologies that my printer isn't working well enough to use the digi!

    I've just tried to upload my card and got an error message and now the tool link has disappeared. My card is here:


    Helen x

  18. I just found your wonderful site! What a fun challenge and terrific image. Thanks!

  19. This site is just awesome. This is what I call challange!
    -personalized Christmas ornament

  20. Love the Black/White cards (Monochrome) they make lovely Christmas cards which i like to make for my very best friends l have looked at the ones your showing and they are brill, given me plenty of idea's for this coming Christmas.


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