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 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


  1. Gorgeous cards by the team as always:-)! Good luck everyone for the DT call! Hugs Delphine xx

    1. Thanks hunny!! wish it was you coming back too! :0)

  2. Beautiful creations as always!
    And thanks for voting for me in your Top 3 (again ;))
    Hugs, Liselot

    1. Your welcome it was Lacey's Pick but we all LOVE your card! awesome Job! hugs Samantha :0)

  3. Woohoo! Thank you so much for picking me for the Top 3! :) And congrats to the other girlies too!
    Gorgeous inspiration again and a fab challenge, can't wait to join in with this one and what exciting news! :)

    1. Kelly your card is so darling I can't wait to see what you make this time and wait with anticipation as to if you add anything next to your name too? haha! hugs me xx

  4. Well this is my frist Christmas card for the year! When I saw the add Hardware I was so happy to join. I love all of the DT creations and so happy I could join the fun.
    Congrats to the winners! Blessing AJ!

    1. Oh how brilliant great so to see your first Christmas card!!! And happy to see you here with it too!!! Well done you!! Off to have a peek at your card, hugs Samantha x

  5. Have just left a link to my project - would love to be considered for the Design Team!

    Helen x

    1. Great to see you Helen thanks for leaving us a message here!! GOOD LUCK with the DT call and I have stopped by to see you on your blog this morning too! hugs Samantha xx

  6. Thank you for the great challenge and fab DT inspiration this is my first Christmas Card this year. I would very much like to be considered for your Design Team.
    Many thanks.

    1. Hey Pauline Great to see you and yippee your first Chrimbo card this year too! looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us this year!! Good luck with the DT call too! off to check out your entry... hugs Samantha :0)

  7. Ladies, your cards are just beautiful and truly inspiring. Thank you for a wonderful challenge. :)

    1. YAY!!! you came to play! whoop whoop!!

      Great to see so many people playing along and also adding DT to their names! awesome!

      off to check out your creations in a bit! hugs Samantha :0)

  8. Fabulous work from the DT and loved the challenge too! I love adding little charms :D

    1. And a Fabulous card and Entry from you to Kelly! love seeing you play along as you often do! LOVE your cute card thanks for playing and Good luck with the DT call too! hugs me xx

  9. Love all the Design Team cards! Almost makes me wish it was Christmas. Almost, but not quite. LOL Thanks for the challenges!

    1. Teeheheee Sandy! its Christmas every week here! YAY!! we love Christmas too! Great to see you joining in too! and Good luck with the DT call too! hugs me xx

  10. Fabulous DT cards, so different. Good luck to everyone. So many for DT call, I wouldn't want to have to choose!
    Hugs Sue W.

    1. Thanks Sue! I LOVE our Team! I am really taken aback now many would love to join us! I think we are gonna really struggle there are sooooooooooooooo many awesome Entries for the DT posts! ekkk! hugs me xx


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