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 March 2011

G for Girly

!! Update !!
Please note..... From this challenge on we will be posting the winner and Top 3 posts on a separate post below the current challenge...

Hi its Jayne and its my turn to host this next challenge.
G for Girly with a ABC Christmas Colour Challenge.

So we would love to see your girly Christmas creations with the following colours:-

Our sponsor for this challenge is from the lovely Emma at Crafty Emma's Store who is offering a £10 voucher to spend in her store.

Now onto our gorgeous DT creations starting off with a Guest Design creation from Emma herself...


Ok that's us now its over to you guys

Please remember to direct link to your projects and please please consider turning off word verification it does not stop spam, Comment moderation helps with that!

OK so lets see what you can do and please remember to be in with a chance
of winning any of the prizes you must follow the challenge.

F for Freebie winner and Top 3

We had some lovely entries to F is for Freebie Challenge!
We all enjoyed visiting your blogs to look and comment on your entries.
The winner of the Stamp Fairy

fabby prize of 3 digital images of the winner's choice is:
That's you 14. Kate Perry
Well done hunny Email us to Claim your prize and Winners blinkie.

and Carissa's Top 3 are:

# 3 Netty

# 13 Heidi

# 21 Christy
Fantastic cards girls please Email us to collect your Top 3 blinkies.

Wednesday 23 March 2011

F is for Freebie (& Sketch) Mid-way Reminder

Hello everyone, it's Helen here...I bet you weren't expecting to see us today!? Well, we have some more inspiration for our 'F is for Freebie (& Sketch)' challenge...some of us are just too keen! lol

Here's a reminder of Carissa's fabby sketch:

And here's what we've done with it this time:

Our sponsor for this challenge is the fabulous Stamp Fairy

You may have noticed that we were all using Stamp Fairy images...that's because as a twist to this challenge you need to use a Stamp Fairy image (as well as follow the sketch) in order to be eligible for the prizes. So where does the 'Freebie' part come in??? Well, Gerda has designed a special freebie just for us...and you...to use...so that you can all join in...

...isn't he adorable???

This version is watermarked...but you can download him here on the Stamp Fairy blog...or on the original 'F is for Freebie' post...where you will also find full details of the prizes, more inspiration, and of course the linky for your entry! :0)

Wednesday 16 March 2011

F is for Freebie + Sketch

Hi Everyone, Carissa here,
It is my turn to host the challenge.
Before I tell you all about it, I would like to extend a big Thank You to everyone who joined us for our Embossing challenge. It was wonderful to visit all of your blogs and see your fabulous creations.

Dorte's Top 3 and winners:
Top 3
#25 Tracy Payne -Stunning card; Tracy have no mojo at the moment....
#26 Shaz in Oz -Beautiful and elegant
#44 Bernadet -I love easel cards

Simon Says Stamp - $15 shopping Voucher - #18. Francy


The Stamping Boutique - 1st Prize = 3 digi stamps - #24. Helen

The Stamping Boutique - 2nd Prize = 2 digi stamps - #48. Dixie

Congratulations everyone! Please email us (abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk) to claim your blinkies and prizes.

This fortnight we have reached the letter F
and the theme that we have chosen is
F is for Freebie

We are lucky this week to be sponsored by

Gerda has designed a wonderful freebie for you to use for this challenge.
Thanks Gerda he's sooo cute...

The Prize for this challenge is:
3 Stamp Fairy digital images of the winner's choice.

In addition to the freebie, I (Carissa) have created a sketch for you to follow. I have kept it simple to allow you the freedom to embellish your projects as you desire but we must be able to see the map of the sketch in your project for it to qualify.

We are lucky to have some of the StampFairy DT girls joining us this week this week as guest designers.




And here are our cards:






On a Break as she's Moving home!



So now it's over to you....don't forget that in order to qualify for a prize your card must be a new Christmas themed item and You must use the Stamp fairy Freebie or any StampFairy Digi image that you have already... oh and follow the Sketch too!

Stamp fairy have lots of fabby new digi images
and lots of Christmas digi's and you can find them here

Non Stamp Fairy submissions will only qualify for the Top 3

Please add your entries for the Challenge here...to help us to be able to find you to leave our comments, please remember to link directly to your project, not just your blog.

Wednesday 2 March 2011

E is for Embossing and Embellishments

Hi, Dorte here, and it's my turn to host the challenge. Please bear with me - it's the first time for me !
Before we get started with the new challenge, I would like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who joined our previous challenge, D is for Double trouble. I enjoyed visiting your sites and having a look at all the different cards you make.

Here are Delphine's Top 3 in number order ...
#6 Meg
#7 Jennie
#15 Knerten

and the random winner of the gift certificate from Digital Delights.

Congratulations everyone! Please email us (abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk) to claim your blinkies/prizes.

This fortnight we have come to the letter E, and the theme we have chosen is:

Embossing and use 3 different Embellishments. 

You can go for dry embossing or heat embossing. The choise is yours. Show us how you want to interpret it.

We have two fabulous sponsors for this challenge...which means two wonderful prizes:

Simon Says Stamp - $15 shopping Voucher



1st Prize = 3 digi stamps
2nd Prize = 2 digi stamps

Some words about TSB:
I'm Tracey Malnofski, the artist and owner of The Stamping Boutique.
My team and I are very happy to sponsor ABC Christmas Challenge. My store has been open since September 2009.I am currently a stamp artist for Unity Stamp Co. and I've worked for InStyleStamps, Squigglefly, and TheDigiShack in the past. I'm a professional artist and an active member of the Artist' Guild in my community. I have quite a busy household with a husband, 3 teenagers, 5 mini-dachshunds and an Appaloosa mare. It's noisy, but I love them all. I'm truly blessed.

"The Stamping Boutique" is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. We not only provide wonderful digital images in our store, but also several lines of red rubber images. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality,as well as,
their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week.

And now, are you ready for some inspiration from the DT?

Christy from The Stamping Boutique, was so very kind sending us in the team some images to work with. Thank you Christy!

Guest Designer
Miranda van den Bosch

Here you can see what my lovely mates came up with:

Now it's your turn.
Please remember to make a new Christmas project following the theme of our challenge.
But first of all; have fun.

Dorte and the Design Team.

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