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 17 October 2012

U for Up To You

Good Morning, Carissa here with a new challege for you. Before I get to the details, I just want to thank those of you who participated in our Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge. There were some beautiful creations.
Our theme for the new challenge is
U for Up to You
That's right, this one is your choice.
You can pick any theme that you want as long as it is Christmas related.

Our Fabulous sponsors this week are:


Meljen's Designs
Prize 4 images of winners choice
Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has a new challenge every Thursday, and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the adorable line of Meljen's Designs stamps at our store HERE to browse all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's exclusive rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too! Don't forget to join Meljen's Designs on Facebook HERE to take advantage of special sales and promotions that are just for her facebook fans!

And now for some inspiration from our Design Team

used Wild Rose Studio, Snowman Hugs


Now it is your turn and we are looking forward to seeing your creations. Once you have made your Christmas project, add a direct link below so that we can come and visit you. Don't forget, our challenges last for two weeks....the linky will close on Tuesday October 30th, and you can enter our challenges as many time as you like - happy crafting!


  1. Woo!! I'm first. Hi Girls, thank you for another fun challenge and gorgeous DT Christmas inspiration and i hope you like my Christmas ornament!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

  2. FABulous Inspirations Girls...
    Thank you for the Challenge.

  3. Totally stunning array of creations and what a fab challenge! x

  4. Great to see you all Girls!! yay!! hugs me xx

  5. Lovely cards from the DT!

  6. I work on Christmas cards all year long and really love your challenges even though I rarely get to play along. Lovely samples from the DT!

  7. Lovely entries and DT cards

  8. My very first card challenge ever ...it's so exciting really...I'm not sure if I linked my card like I should have though ...there is a red cross before my entry number...is this normal ? or am I the only who can see this ...any tips would be much appreciated :)

    1. Well done on your first challenge card and its great that it's our challenge you chose too!!
      You are the only one that can see the red X and that is there if you need to delete your entry for any reason... Look forward to seeing you again soon x

  9. Beautiful DT work and a great challenge thank you. Teresa xx

  10. Your welcome and thanks for taking the time to comment too xx

  11. Thanks for such super DT inspirations and a great challenge xx

  12. Beautiful inspiration by the team. Thanks for the challenge.

  13. Very creative makes from all the DT-Thank you !
    susan x

  14. Love this challenge!!!

    Fabulous creations from everyone!

    Krafty Karen.xx

  15. Thank-you for challenge and really wonderful DT inspiration. Nicola x

  16. Goodness me Girls its really GREAT to see you all! we have been Christmas crating for nearly 3 years and its great to see our Regular friends but also GREAT to see all the new faces too! yay!! hugs me and the girls xx

  17. Your DT’s made great projects! Thanks for letting me play along in the challenge.



  18. Absolutely gorgeous DT creations! :o) I am thrilled to be playing along for the first time! (At U! Sigh.) Thank you for the inspiration and the fun challenge. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  19. Hi girls, great to see you too! Karen don't worry you found us now so you will never have this problem again with having to rush those Christmas cards,,, and you know better late to join than never haha xxx

  20. Thanks for another great Challenge with lovely DT inspiration! Judy x

  21. Thanks for this wonderful challenge. So many inspiring cards by the DT and other creations.

  22. Wow, over 300 entries and only 23 comments.
    That is a bit sad...
    Just wanted to say thanks for the chance to win a great prize and the design team work is fab.

  23. Hi Girls! thank you so much for stopping by and we really do appreciate your comments too! as Scrappymo thanks for your comment also I have stopped by to see you also! xx

  24. WOWZERS...so many entries of inspiration!! Love this challenge and the gorgeous samplers from the DT. Beautiful work ladies! :)
    Lisa xx

  25. Thanks for the fun challenge. Great Design Team inspiration

  26. Lovely inspiration from the DT, thank you for the great challenge.

  27. Beautiful cards from all the DT - Thank you !
    Susan x


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