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 27 June 2012

M is for Make A Gift

Hello everyone, Kelly here and it's my first time ever to host a challenge! Woohoo!
And what fantastic one we have for you this fortnight with lots of wonderful inspiration from the girlies!

Now onto our new challenge which is:
M for Make a gift
This can be something you have made to give as a present or something you have made to give the present in e.g. bag, box or a gift tag.
Our fabulous sponsors this week are:
Fabulous Sponsor is

Lacey is on vacation this week, but while she is away, there is a sale over at her store (through Friday).

On to our Special Guest Designers

V Hanging tree decorations and coasters using air-dry clay, so clever, she has some more pictures also on her blog as she made 5 in total! 


DT Call Special Guest Claudia has made these darling felt gift Ornaments
so cute!

DT Call Special Guest Lorraine AKA Mrs B's Blog have made this fabulously
yummi chocolate easel card box!

And here is the rest of the creations from our Design Team

Samantha - Wrapping paper and Matching tag and card

(Check out my blog to see what's inside the wrapping)

Helen - Fridge Magnets with Tags

Lorraine - Tea dispenser box

Lacey - Gift Ornament

Dorte - A candle and a tag, image from Sugar Nellie.

Carissa - Scarf

- Gift Christmas Ornament

Kelly - Earrings made from shrink plastic

Wilma on Holiday...
Bettina - on Holiday...

So get making those gifts! :)

Winners and Top 3 for L for Lyrics

Hi ya its Carissa here,
It is time to pick the winners of our L for Lyrics challengeand there were a lot of great cards for us to comment on this week.

First off the prizes:
1st Prize winner of a $15 voucher to spend at Simon Says Stamp:
Simon Says Stamp
and the lucky winner is:
Claimed ~ Christel

2nd Prize winner of the 2 fabulous digis from Saturated Canary:
and the lucky winner is:
Claimed ~ Dee

Carissa's Top 3 are:
Congratulations Everyone!
Please email us abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk by Tuesday July 10th to claim your prizes
Please add Winner - Winner for L for Lyrics to the subject line.
unclaimed prizes may be redrawn or worse still lost. You can find the page for grabbing your blinkie or banner at the top of our blog.

Wednesday 20 June 2012

L is for Lyrics - Midway Reminder

Wow, it looks like we have you singing our song. You have all been off to a rockin' start but there is still one week left and if you have not entered yet or you want to play again, you still have time left.
Our current challenge is
L for Lyrics
and it runs until Tuesday June 26th.

We also have two wonderful sponsors who have offered up some fantastic prizes.

The lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp is offering one lucky entrant
A $15 voucher to spend in her store

Simon Says Stamp

Krista from Saturated Canary

Saturated CanarySaturated Canary Shop
Prize is 2 digi's from Krista's shop for the winner.

Now for our midway inspiration...
Sharon our Guest Designer - Penny Black Stamp
song - Baby It's Cold Outside

Bettina using Allie -Song - 12 days of Christmas

Lols -Molly
Santa Clause is Coming to Town

Samantha - song - Frosty the Snowman

Helen - Song - 'O Christmas Tree'

Miria song "Mistletoe"

Dorte- song 'The Holly and The Ivy'

Carissa - Song - Winter Wonderland

We hope that you are feeling inspired. You can enter the challenge here.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday 13 June 2012

L is for Lyrics

Hi, its Carissa here and I will be your hostess for our new challenge starting today.
If you are looking for the winner's post from our Keep it Simple challenge scroll down or click here!!
For this challenge I have chosen the theme
L is for Lyrics
Use the theme of a Christmas song or carol as the inspiration for your card. I am hoping that you will be humming along and having lots of holiday fun as you make your card this week.
Our wonderful sponsors this week are

The lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp are offering one lucky entrant
A $15 voucher to spend in her store
Simon Says Stamp

And the Fabulous Krista with 

Saturated Canary

Saturated CanarySaturated Canary Shop
Prize is 2 digi's from Krista's shop for the winner.

Hello! My name is Krista Smith.
I have been drawing and doodling my whole life...as far back as I can remember! Over the last year and a half, I have been selling it on Etsy. I was approached to draw stamps for Sugar Nellie, a stamp company based in Scotland. After designing only rubber for a year, I decided to branch out a bit into the digital world:). As an artist, I appreciate the versatility of digi's for the stamper. I also like releasing stamps that are a little more obscure or unique. Monsters, nerds with big glasses...even a mermaid:). Those ones are really fun for me to draw! After opening up my digi shop in the beginning of September, I've been busy filling orders:). I am really thrilled and very humbled that ladies are so receptive to my designs and seem to enjoy coloring them a lot! I am so inspired by these amazing colorists!! I have met so many wonderful, talented ladies through this business and look forward to building new friendships, too! My personal blog, Saturated Canary, is filled with bits of my family life, artwork, and a slight obsession with fashion;). I also run a new challenge/ inspiration blog, Saturated Canary Challenge with my amazing design team. I'd love to meet you and be inspired by your own creations! Do stop by and say hello!:)

DT call Special Guest Designers
Helen - using Christmas Angel 
Song - Deck the Halls
Sharon using Christmas Angel 
Song - Christmas Angel by Bobby Vinton

And now from our Design Team

Samantha - using Whispy
 Every little girl would like to be the fairy on the Christmas TreeHelen
Song - Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer
Lacey using  Honey
Song "Joy to the world"
Dorte using Pink
Song - Last Christmas by Wham

Song - Grown Up Christmas List
Miria  using Noel 
Song -The first Noel
Song -Santa Baby
Wilma using Noel 
Song - Caroling, Caroling Nat Kind Cole
Hark the Herald Angels Sing

So now it is your turn!
We can't wait to see your gorgeous creations.

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