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 3 January 2018

A & B are for?

Good morning & Happy New Year everyone!

It's Helen here...welcome back to the ABC Christmas Challenge!

We're about to embark on our ninth (!!!) trip through the alphabet...and we hope that you will join us this year in our bid to be prepared for next Christmas! Perhaps you were lucky enough to receive some new Christmas craft bits in your stocking...or snapped up some bargains in the post-Christmas sales...perhaps one of your New Year's resolutions is to have your Christmas cards ready in plenty of time this year...or maybe you just haven't tidied away your Christmas stash away after making last year's cards yet! Whatever the reason, we'd love to have you play along with us all year - we have two (or sometimes three) fun themes each month, with plenty of projects from our design team to help inspire you!

Before I get on to this month's themes...
don't forget to check the post below to see if you were a lucky winner of our last challenge!

We have, of course, gone right back to the start of the alphabet...and are easing you in gently with two super easy themes:

'A is for Antlers'


'B is for Birds'

(Just don't forget the Christmas theme!)

 Our sponsors for this challenge are:

One lucky winner will receive a £20 gift voucher

Wild Orchid Crafts specialise in selling Mulberry Paper Flowers and many other embellishments for card making, scrapbooking and craft projects. We started selling our mulberry paper roses back in 2005. Since then we've added a large selection of different flowers and colour choices. All of our mulberry paper flowers are made using natural, renewable resources. The flowers are all handmade by experienced crafts people using high quality materials and great care is taken to ensure that they are made to the highest standard and beauty. You can see all of our flowers and embellishments on our website http://www.wildorchidcrafts.com


Neat & Tangled

"We are a small company located in Northern Delaware, and have been in business for 5 exciting years! Our focus is on producing products that inspire creativity, and help to spread happiness! We carry a versatile mix of photopolymer clear stamps, steel craft dies, and stencils. Not only are they the best quality, but they are also produced right here in the USA! We are also know for our large variety of one of a kind sequin mixes! All of our products can be used together to create endless possibilities! We love interacting with our card making friends, so be sure to keep up with our blog, and follow us on our social media channels!"


There's also a little prize from me too...a little Docrafts Christmas stamp:
Now some inspiration from the Design Team:


A is for Antlers

B is for Birds


A is for Antlers

B is for Birds


A is for Antlers

B is for Birds


A is for Antlers

B is for Birds


A for Antlers and B for Birds


A is for Antlers

B is for Birds

This challenge closes on Wednesday 31st January at 1pm (GMT).

So now it's over to you...
We look forward to seeing all your fabulous Creations!

Hugs, Helen and the DT xx


  1. Happy New Year! Fabulous cards by the DT! I'm obviously not the only one who is looking forward to another year of Christmas cardmaking.

  2. Wishing you all a HAPPY and Creative New Year :)
    Thank You for the DT cards to inspire, can't wait to start my very MERRY cardmaking!

  3. Thanks to the DT for all the inspiration. I tried to add your badge to my blog but they are not behaving today.

    1. Sorry to hear you have blog trouble I have been suffering from horrendous google mail and blog trouble!
      So your badge issue might have been down to me so please do try again as the badges are now functioning properly xx

  4. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.
    Happy New year.

  5. What fun themes: Antlers and Birds. Almost makes me want to try fitting a pair of antlers ON some birds, but I didn't get that adventuresome.....yet! :)

    Fabulous samples by each of the very talented team! Lots of super-fun critter images! I love the classic look of the Antler cards by Helen and Wilma. Beautiful!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  6. Lovely creations from the design team.
    Janice x

  7. Thank you ladies for coming back again for your ninth trip through the alphabet with as always brilliant inspiration... have a wonderful week... Megan


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