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.


  1. Sorrrrrry linky was not there first thing but he is there now xxx have fun and happy crafting, can't wait to see what you make and hear about what you have recycled.
    hugs Samantha :0)

  2. Love the recycling theme and the great DT samples. I esp. like Helen's idea for a textured plastic overlay. I think it's a brilliant idea!

  3. Cool isn't it!! hope to see you plying along Marianne xx

  4. What a great challenge! Thank you for the inspiration.

  5. Thanks for encouraging us to get into our cards! great challenge. Shaz in oz.x

  6. Liked the plastic overlay idea and used it as my recycling part along with some sparkly ribbon to enter the challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  7. Great job girls! can't wait to see more!
    Check out our ½ way post on Wednesday :0)

  8. Great challenge girls, love your inspiration and ideas!
    Lynne x


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