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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 10 July 2013

N is for NO Embellishments!

Good morning and welcome to another ABC Christmas Challenge...it's Helen here, and before I get to this fortnight's theme, I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who joined in with our 'Mice or Men' challenge...don't forget to scroll down and check to see if you are one of the lucky winners!

I also have some sad news...our lovely Emma is leaving us due to work commitments. We wish you all the best Emma - it's been lovely having you on our happy little team!

Ok, so on to our new challenge...the theme is:

'N is for NO Embellishments'

You can go CAS if you like...but just make sure you keep well away from all of the 'frilly' stuff...that means:

No gems or pearls
No ribbon or lace
No brads or flowers
No charms or twine
No beads or dew drops
No pins or card candi
No buttons or bells!
Or anything else you can think of!

But you CAN use glitter, Stickles, flocking etc :0)

But don't panic...I have some gorgeous samples to show you in a moment!

We have a wonderful sponsor 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.  

Please visit the store and browse Stamp Fairy’s wonderful images.  We hope Stamp Fairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity.

Stamp Fairy are offering a prize of $10 to the Stampfairy digi stamp store:

So now it's time for some inspiration: 

First we have a couple of guest designers joining us from the Stamp Fairy Design Team:

Celine - using 'Mimi Winter'

And now from the ABC Christmas girls:

Annette - using 'Mimi Stars'

(Coming Soon!)

Chris - using 'Toby Snow 2'

Ok...so now it's over to you...step away from the embellishments and save yourself a fortune on postage!

You have until 6pm on Tuesday 23rd July to link up your Christmas projects - we can't wait to see what you make!


  1. Thank you for the DT inspiration. I think I needed those this week - my first reaction was EEEK! I'm comfortable with CAS - but no pearls, buttons, etc is a stretch. Good for me to be challenged though.

  2. Fabulous DT inspiration xx

  3. Great job! And actually these type cards don't take special postage either!

  4. Thank you for another challenge - enjoy your crafting week!


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