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 April 2012

H for Hardware ½ way Reminder & DT CALL

Hi all its time for our mid way reminder and we have some more inspiration for you!!

Our current challenge is: H for Hardware with our DT CALL!

Our awesome sponsor is our very own Lacey with her fabulous Shop

You can find the original post here
with all the information and challenge and DT call details.

The challenge runs until 6pm UK time on the 2nd of May

Now let's see our lovely DT mid-way cards...

Helen's Hardware ~ Metal Charm

Dorte's Hardware ~ Pins

Miria's Hardware ~ A Charm & Brads

Samantha's Hardware ~ A Charm. 

You can enter the challenge here.

Wednesday 18 April 2012

H for Hardware and some GREAT news!

It's Wednesday and we have a New challenge, It's my turn Samantha to Host this fortnight's Challenge, but before I tell you all about the challenge, I want to share some what I/we think its Great News!
I am Really excited to open our DT call! Yes we would love to have 3 new Christmas Mad Crafters to Join our Design Team… Sooooooo if you want to be in our Gang and LOVE making Christmas Projects of any kind, then this could be the fun chance for you! This would be a permanent position No term, just stay as long as you're happy! We will be holding the DT call on this challenge.

So the DT CALL will be open for the 2 weeks!
and will finish with the challenge.

As a DT member, you would be required to make a Christmas Card/Project for each challenge (once a fortnight), and comment on entries to the challenges - we have a rota, but you can comment or more if you wish! So the commenting is shared between us all :0)

We also take it in turns to post the challenges on this blog, and choose the 'Top 3' for the challenges we 'host'.
We are a very friendly and democratic team, and appreciate everyone's input into challenge themes, and have a DT blog, where we chat and share our ideas.
So, if you love crafting for Christmas as much as we do,
and can commit to at least 6 months of ABC Christmas Challenge fun,

All you need to do is
  1. Make an item for this challenge.
  2. Add 'DT' after your name on the Inlinkz gadget.
  3. Add the DT Call Blinkie with a link back here on your blog.
  4. If you would like to shout about it in your blog post.

    Ok then soooo what's the challenge well to keep it fairly open so you can have fun
    I/we want to see you have fun with our theme
    H for Hardware - Use some Metal this can be ANYTHING metal, Brads, charms, paper clips, staples anything Metal……. I can’t wait to see what you make!!
We have our very own Lacey as our Sponsor with her awesome shop…

The awesome Stamp and create
Our Lucky winner will receive a super Fabulous Gift voucher.

Here comes our inspiration!
We have a Special Guest Designer this week the lovely Jerusha her Hardware is Metal Brads.

Want to be apart of our Permanent Design Team?
Read above for Our DT CALL info....

So onto our Creations

Here is mine Samantha
Hardware - Staples, Brads, Christmas Pins
Metal Star
Image - Whiff of Joy – available at Stamp and create

Helen - Hardware - Charm
Image - Penny Black

Hardware - Charm and Faux Metal Dew Drops, Metallic Mesh Ribbon.
Image – Wild Rose Studio – available at Stamp and create.

Hardware - Metal corner, spacers, brads on snowflakes, charm, staples on lace
Image – Magnolia stamp - available at Stamp and create.

Hardware - Brads and Charm
Image – Magnolia stamp - available at Stamp and create.

Hardware - bells, jump rings, mini paper clips and charm
Image -  Tim Holtz stamps and die

Hardware - Metal buttons and Heart Brads
Image – Magnolia stamp - available at Stamp and create.

Ok so it's over to you then!
Come on get your fingers busy and get your Christmas card pile growing!

Don’t forget wanna be in our Gang?
add DT after your name on Linky!
We will be choosing the 3 lucky new DT members and notify you by 9th May :0)

Hugs Samantha and the team xx

Wednesday 11 April 2012

G is for Gold, White & Touch of Green Mid-Way

Hello stamping friends!!

We are back this week half way through our challenge with some more inspiration for you!!

Our current challenge is: G is for...
You can find the original post here with sponsor information and challenge details.

The challenge runs through April 17 at 6pm UK time.

Now let's see our lovely DT mid-way cards...

Wednesday 4 April 2012

G is for Gold, White & Touch of Green

Hello stamping friends!!

It's me, Lacey, and it's my turn to host our next challenge!

But first, we have a little message...
Hi all! Samantha here with Bad news and good news and all from Our lovely Carol
Carol has decided to step down from the DT as recently she has been snowed under with Wedding Stationery. She completed the stationary for her brother's for his wedding last Saturday and it was awesome let me tell you! BUT she now has another huge order to complete for the 21st April. She's in demand and being Our wedding days are the most important of your lives we can understand why she has to make this hard decision to step down!! PLEASE Join us in thanking her for her time with us and wish her all the love and luck in the future and keep watching she maybe will be back for the odd Guest spot too!
Ok, back to business...
The winners and Top 3 of the last challenge are posted in the sidebar.

The new challenge is: G is for...

Our Fabulous Sponsors are:

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

Elizabeth Craft Designs with a prize of
3 Sheets of Gold Christmas Outline Stickers

Now let's check out the awesome Design Team cards for your inspiration...

Now it's your turn!!
The challenge runs through April 13th 6pm UK time.

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