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 12 December 2012

Y is for Your Favourite Punch/Die

Hello everyone, it's Helen here with a brand new challenge for you, but before I get on to that, I have some sad news...our lovely DT member Kelly is leaving us. On behalf of the other DT girls, I'd like to say a BIG thank you to Kelly for all of her fabulous cards and projects - we've loved having you on our happy little team, and wish you all the best...we'll no doubt see you around in blogland!

Ok, so we're nearly at the end of another run through the alphabet, and have reached the letter Y...a bit of a  tricky one...the theme we have picked is:

'Y is for Your Favourite Punch and/or Die'

We have two amazing sponsors for this challenge:

"Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010. Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats. You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters. Stamp Fairy has new releases along with a free image every Friday and Guest Designers each month. Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images. We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity."

And the prize from the Stamp Fairy:

There's also a 50% sale on at the moment so pop over there to grab a bargain...


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

So now for some inspiration...we are delighted to welcome Gerda, the artist of the Stamp Fairy images, as one of our guest designers this week, along with Celine from the Stamp Fairy Design Team. 
Here are their adorable cards:

Gerda: Stamp Fairy Artist using Barry Winter 3
Favourite dies : Lil'Inker Bow Die, MFT Snowflake Die

Celine: Stamp Fairy Designer using Mimi Christmas
Favourite Dies/Punches = Punch around the page Poinsettia, Magnolia Heart Swirl Die & Spellbinders Labels 2

And our regular Design Team:

Favourites: Cuttlebug 'Ice Crystal' die & EK Success 'Scalloped Diamonds' punch

Favourites: 'Frosty Border' from Memory Box;
Martha Stewart 'Cherish' Punch; Snowflake' die from Marianne Designs


Favourites:- Spellbinders circles & my new Magnolia doohickey poinsettia.

Favourites: Sizzix Snowflake
Annette using Stampfairy's Jake Wintertime 2
Favourites: Whiff of Joy Heart banner, Cottage Cutz Paw &Nesties Labels 3

So now it's over to you...get out those punches and dies, and get Christmas crafting! Leave us a link to your project with the linky below so that we can come and check it out! This challenge will end at 6pm on Christmas Day!


  1. Fabulous DT creations, thank you for a great challenge


    1. Yup I agree Sue the girls have done a brilliant job! and I am off to visit you now too! haha! yay!!

  2. Gorgeous dt creations and i'm loving this challenge! Hope you like my altered picture frame!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

    1. Great to see you Hazel! I am coming your way now! haha!

  3. ALL the DT creations are fantastic!, and as I love my dies & punches, this is a great challenge theme.

    I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.

    Jennifer. x

    1. thanks Jennifer we appreciate your comment, off to pay you a visit too xx

  4. Thank you for the fun challenge and the wonderful inspiration. Glad I found this blog:)

  5. Brilliant challenge - thanks. I even made 2 cards using my 2 most favourite punches. Beautiful DT work as always - thanks for the inspiration.

    Jocelyn X

  6. Lovely cards ladies, have now link you to my page :) xx Arnhild

  7. Thanks girls!! great to see you here too! hugs me x

  8. Wonderful cards by the DT. Awesome challenge.

  9. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all the DTs. See you on the other side :)

  10. Thanks Girls and Happy Christmas to you all too! hugs me x


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