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 25 January 2012

B for Bears and Bunting, Banners, Brads, Buttons, Bows or Blooms!

Hi all it's me Samantha Hijacking Dorte's Post
I have some sad News I have to share with you
Lovely Delphine is having to leave us
she is Snowed under at the moment... and need to step out for a while.
We are Really sad to see her go! but wish her a chilled out time!
and we will be keeping an EYE on her blog for updates!

On Behalf of all ofthe ABC Christmas Teamies, please join us in wishing her all the best and
Hmmmm its bad news for us she is leaving and I twisted her arm! LOTS
and she has said she might be back for the odd Guest Design spot!
WE said or 2 or 5 tehehehe I'll Keep Bugging her! Promise!

After the sad news, I think you all need something
to cheer you up.

Dorte is here with this fortnight's challenge...but before we get on to that, please remember to check the sidebar to see if you are one of the lucky winners of one of our wonderful sonsors' prizes...or were picked in the Top for the 'A is for Anything Christmas Goes' challenge.

B is the letter, and the challenge title
is the longest I've seen in my life of blogging.

Bears with one or more from Bunting, Banners, Brads,
Bling, Buttons, Bows & Blooms Challenge.

We would like to se your Christmas creations with
a bear and one or more of the following b words;
bunting, banners, brads, bling, buttons, bows or blooms.

For this challenge we have to fabulous sponsors;

Our very own Lacey with Stamp and create

and a whopping prize

Challenge Blog: http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/
fabulous Prize

The team was kindly given some images from Bugaboo
stamps to play with for the B challenge.
Thank you!

We are so happy having guest designers
from the Bugaboo team joining us today.

We've done a DT swap with some of the Bugaboo Stamp DT,
Samantha's and Helen's cards are beeing showcased
over on the Bugaboo Blog.

Are you ready for a lot of fabulous and inspirational cards?

Starting with the Bugaboo Stamps DT.

Lori - Christmas Teddy Ornament - Buttons

Sandye - Polar-Bear - Bows & Blooms

And now for the cards from the ABC Christmas Design team.

Samantha - Polar-Bear - Bunting & Bows

Helen - Christmas Teddy 2 Ornaments - Button & Bow

Lorraine- Bunting, Bling & Bows

Lacey- using a Wild Rose Studio design available through Stamp and Create

Dorte - Jesse Bear Angel-big star Bunting,button

Carissa - using a Bear with Brads and Blooms

Heidi - Bunting, Bow, Bling & Brads

Miria - Christmas teddy 2 ornaments
Bear, Buttons, Bow and ... Bell

Carol - Christmas Teddy Tree
Bear with Bunting & Brads

So now it's your turn.

Remember to follow the B theme,
and make a Christmas related project.

Please leave a direct link to your blog post,
it makes life easier for us when we are going to visit you.
The challenge runs through Feb 6th at 6pm GMT.

Happy creating!

Dorte and the team.

Wednesday 18 January 2012

A for Anything Goes - Half Way

Hello stamping friends.

It's Lacey here with some more samples for our
Anything Christmas Goes Challenge!!

We are half way through the challenge.

You can see the original post here.

CĂ©line from Stamp Fairy (one of our sponsors) using Barry Countdown to Christmas

And now the ABC Christmas Challenge Team...

You can enter the challenge here.

Wednesday 11 January 2012

A for Anything Goes!

Happy New Year!

We hope you had a lovely holiday break. We sure did!
But we are excited to be back with a new year worth of challenges.

It's Lacey's turn to host the challenge but her Internet is down so it's Helen here helping out.

Before we get started on our new challenge, I just want to let you know of a couple of changes we're making...the lucky winners, and Top 3 cards will now be placed in the sidebar. Hopefully this will make sure that nobody misses out on their prizes, by making it easier for you to find out if you've won :0)

There is also now a page where the winners can find their blinkies & badges for their blogs, and a widget in the sidebar to email us to claim the prizes.

It's time to start back at the beginning of the alphabet, so this challenge is:

A for Anything Christmas!

We have 3 lovely sponsors this week so there are more chances to win!

Simon Says Stamp with a fab $15 voucher excluding postage.


Stamp Fairy

$10 Gift Certificate

Ribbon Girl

Mini Christmas Ribbon Kit WOW!

AWESOME prizes hu!!

We have some guest designers joining us for this challenge from the Ribbon Girl and Stamp Fairy DTs...so there's lots of inspiration for you:

Guest Designers:

Mary - Ribbon Girl

Andrea - Ribbon Girl

Stamp Fairy

Annette - Barry throughout the year (Jan)

Jackie - Molly throughout the year (Dec)

Jess - Barry Countdown to Christmas 1

And now for the cards from the ABC Christmas girls:

Samantha - Barry Countdown To Christmas

Helen - Barry Countdown to Christmas


Dorte - George Candycanes

Delphine - Lenny Christmas Scenes



Miria - Molly winter

Carol - Button Christmas

Wow - I'm sure you're all feeling inspired to get started on this year's Christmas cards now...remember it's never too early! lol

This challenge closes on Wednesday 24th January at 6pm.
Leave us a direct link to your entry below...and always...make sure that your item follows a Christmas theme.
Have fun!

Sunday 1 January 2012

New Year...New Look!

Happy New Year to all our lovely ABC Christmas Challengers!
Wishing you & yours a happy & healthy 2012!

The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed that we have a new blog header. It was created by our lovely Samantha, using photos of of each DT member's favourite ABC Christmas Challenge card of last year...thanks hunny we love it!

She's made us an 'Email Us' blinkie'...which you will find in the sidebar...should you need to contact us.

That's not all...she's made new blinkies for the lucky winners & Top 3 picks of this year's challenges, and she's made you all a shiny new blinkie for your blogs:


Copy the code from text box below, then add it to your blog by pasting it into an html gadget :0)

I've also placed this in the sidebar for you to grab and place on your blogs to help us spread the word, and get even more people prepared for Christmas this year!

There'll be a few other changes happening soon too...we do like to keep you on your toes! lol
Our winners & Top 3 picks will now be published in our sidebar...right at the top...so that hopefully you'll be able to find them more easily. We will also be placing the Winner's and Top 3 blinkies here on the blog, so that you can grab them for your blogs if you get lucky!

So, if one of your New Year's reolutions is to get ahead for this Christmas, don't pack away your Christmas craft stash...join in our fortnightly challenges, and we'll help take the stress out of Christmas crafting! Our first challenge this year will begin on January 11th...but before we kick off another tour through the alphabet, there's still time to join in with our last challenge of 2011...Z is for Zingy Colours...which runs until 6pm on January 10th.

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