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 2 January 2019

ABC Christmas Challenge - A & B are for?

Happy New Year Everyone!

It's Helen here welcoming you to our first challenge of 2019, and the beginning of our tenth (!!!) trip through the alphabet! 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!

I also have a few bits of admin before we get started:

This year we are going sponsor free...don't worry, there will still be the incentive of a little prize (or two) each month, but they have been donated by our lovely design team members.

We also want to make a small adjustment/clarification to the rules for entries. Whilst, as our name suggests, we are predominantly a Christmas challenge, we would like to extend a very warm welcome to cards made for other December/Winter Holidays (for example Hanukkah, Yule etc). There may still be some of our themes that are specifically 'Christmas', but many would work for other Winter Holidays and Festivals too, so as long as your project fits the theme, we are happy for you to enter our challenges.

We have noticed an increasing number of entries posted on Instagram...we're very happy to have you on board & you'll find some of our DT members there too...please use the hashtag #abcchristmaschallenge on your posts.

Finally, it gives me great pleasure to welcome our lovely new Design Team members: Julie, Lynda, Lyndsey & Wei! I'm sure that their fabulous samples will inspire you to Christmas craft all year round!

Okay, here we go!
We have two themes for you this month:

'A is for Anything Christmas Goes'
'B is for Berries'

There are a couple of prizes on offer (comprising a 6x6 paper pad & a co-ordinating stamp set) for two lucky winners:

And now it's time for some inspiration from our Design Team:

A is for Anything Christmas Goes

B is for Berries

A is for Anything Christmas Goes

A is for Anything Christmas Goes

B is for Berries

A is for Anything Christmas Goes

B is for Berries

B is for Berries

A is for Anything Goes

B is for Berries

A is for Anything Christmas Goes

B is for Berries

A is for Anything Christmas Goes

B is for Berries

A is for Anything Christmas Goes

B is for Berries

A is for Anything Christmas Goes

B is for Berries

So now it's over to you...this challenge ends on Thursday 31st January at 1pm (GMT).
Please link up your entries below.
We look forward to seeing what you create!

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Winners and Top 3 Y and Z

Good morning! It's Carol here, to announce the lucky winners and top three of last month's challenge, where the themes were - 

'Y for Your Favourite Thing'
'Z for Zero Embellishments'

We had 160 entries last month and we really enjoyed looking through your wonderful designs and getting some great inspiration from them.

Our sponsor was 

The lucky winner of the £10 gift voucher is -


Invisible Pink Cards


There was also a prize from me


and the re-drawn winner is -

#8 - Liz Cavill

It wasn't easy to pick the Top 3 from so many great entries but here they are:-
 (in numerical order)  

#32 Lisa J

#94 Gloria Lee

#139 Crafty Paws

Congratulations everyone! 

Please email us to claim your prizes.

Unclaimed prizes may be redrawn or lost.   

 You can find the page for grabbing your blinkie or banner at the top of our blog.  

Thanks for playing along with us, and don't forget to check back soon for the start of another year of fun challenges!

Re-drawn Winner Y & Z are for?

Good evening everyone, it's Helen here with a re-draw for one of the prizes for last month's challenge.

The new winner of the lovely stamp set donated by my lovely DT buddy Carol is:

Congratulations Liz! Please email us to claim your prize.

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