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 31 August 2011

R is for Recycling and Ribbons or Rhinestones

Hello, Carissa here and this time it is my turn to host the ABC Christmas Challenge.

Before I tell you all about our new challenge I must say that I was blown away by some of the gorgeous cards for our Q is for quote challenge. Be sure to check the post below to see if you are a winner.

The new challenge is
R for Recycling and Ribbons or Rhinestones
You must create a Christmas project using at least on recycled item and it must also include either ribbons or rhinestones. You may use both if you desire.

We are lucky to be sponsored this week by Digital Delights
They have an awesome selection of digital stamps, papers & more,

and our Winner will receive 3 digital stamps of their choice.

To get you started we have compiled a list of recycling Hints and Tips to get you started.

Some ideas that you might include on your projects are:

Alter it - give an old item a new purpose and a new lease on life.
Die cut plastic or chipboard packaging to create one of a kind embellishments.
Re-use buttons, ribbons and lace from old clothing.
Re-use Christmas cards and wrapping paper.
Run flat plastic packaging through an embossing folder to make a gorgeous textured window or overlay.
Use corrugated cardboard and other textured items as a one of a kind background stamp.

Now lets check out the gorgeous recycled projects that the DT have created.

Recycled an old bottle to make a gorgeous one of a kind gift

Created a textured overlay from recycled plastic packaging for her adorable card

Recycled the ribbons and rhinestones from an old card to create this sweet new one

Recycled plastic wrapper and ribbon from store packaging for her great card

Recycled a tin to make a lovely gift

Recycled a magnet to make her beautiful card and gift in one

Recycled a box to create a one of a kind gift box

Recycled a jar lid to create a lovely ornament

Recycled a candy box to create this great gift box

Now, it is your turn. Try one of the hints and tips or show us your favourite recycling techniques.
We can't wait to see what you create.

Q is for Quote - Winners & Top 3

We had two sponsors for the last challenge, which means we have two lucky winners.

Our first sponsor was Robyn's Fetish

And the prize is 5 Robyn's Fetish digital products.

The winner chosen at random is:

Woo-hoo that's you #21 - louise!!!

Our second sponsor was Stampin' with Brenda
The prize is a 3 month subscription to the How to WOW Papercrafting Techniques Club

The winner chosen at random is:

Yippee that's you #49 - Brook!!!

And the Top 3 Projects are:
Congratulations girls...please email us to claim your prizes and blinkies

Wednesday 24 August 2011

Q is for Quote - More Inspiration

 It's Helen here, with a little more inspiration for our current challenge, where the theme is:

'Q is for Quote'
Nice and easy...just include a quote/sentiment on your card.
We have two wonderful sponsors for this challenge...so that means two wonderful prizes!

Firstly, we have Robyn's Fetish

The prize is 5 digital products of the winner's choice from the Robyn's Fetish store.

Our second sponsor is Stamping with Brenda
Brenda's prize is a 3 month subscription to her 'How to WOW Paper Crafting Techniques Club'


Helen (using Paul Penguin from Robyn's Fetish)

You can find more inspiration from the rest of the DT, and the linky tool for your entry on this post.

Wednesday 17 August 2011

Q is for Quote

Hello stamping friends!!
It's Lacey here, and it's my turn to host this challenge!

Please make sure to check the post below for the winners of the P challenge.

The new challenge is:
Q is for Quote plus an Image.
You're card must include a quote or be based on a Christmas quote or song.

We have 2 sponsors this challenge:

Robyn's Fetish Badge

Fabulous prize of 5 Robyn's Fetish digital products
This may be 5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 paper set.


Prize from Brenda is a 3 month subscription to the 'How to WOW paper crafting techniques club'

Now let's check out the awesome DT and Guest inspiration projects...

Guest Designer - Georgia from Robyn's Fetish DT
using 'Home for the Holidays'

Guest Designer - Brenda Dean

P is for Presents etc - Winners & Top 3

Wow - there are going to be some very lucky people receiving some absolutely stunning gifts this Christmas judging by the entries we had to our last challenge! We had two sponsors...which means I have two lucky winners to announce:

Firstly, the winner of the $15 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp is:

Woo-hoo - that's you #12 - Suzi!

And the winner of the three digi stamps from the Stamp Fairy is:

Woo-hoo - that's you #18 - DesigNeAl

Congratulations! Please email us to claim your prizes.

It was Samantha's turn to pick the Top 3...and she has chosen:

#17 - Mary J

#21 - Blankina

Congratulations! Please email us to claim your blinkies.

We'll be back soon with another ABC Christmas Challenge.

Wednesday 10 August 2011

P is for Presents, Packaging & Photo - More Inspiration

It's Helen here...I've got some more inspiration from our DT for our current challenge:

'P is for Presents, Packaging & Photo Inspiration'

Please make a gift, or gift bag/box/tag inspired by the photo below:

We have two fabulous sponsors for this challenge:

Simon Says Stamp are offering one lucky entrant a $15 voucher to spend in their store:



Stamp Fairy are offering one lucky entrant 3 digis (of their choice) from their store.

Here are the DT samples:

Carissa - using 'Winter Barry' from the Stamp Fairy

I hope that's inspired you to get creating...and remember NO cards this time (unless it's part of a gift set). 
Please see the original post here for more inspiration, and the linky tool to add your entry.

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