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, 8 February 2023

ABC Christmas Challenge - C and D are for ?

Hello once again crafty peeps!


It's Loopyloo/Lynda hosting this month, and welcome back to the  ABC Christmas Challenge!


Thank you so much to everyone who played along last month - please check below to see if you were a lucky winner of our last challenge - and welcome to any new players.

 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.

Now onto the new challenge:

We have reached the letters C and D and the themes this month are:


C is for Checks
and
 D is for Die Cuts

These are the prizes for the random winner of this challenge - and I do post internationally:




The Design Team have come up with some amazing inspiration for you:


C is for Checks, and D is for Die cuts



C is for Checks



D is for die cuts



C is for Checks


D is for Die Cuts



D is for Die cuts


D is for Die cuts



D is for Die Cuts



So now it's over to you...this challenge ends on Saturday 4th March at 10pm (GMT).
Please link up your entries below.
We look forward to seeing what you create!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Winner & Top Picks - A for Anything Christmas & B for Bear

  Hello! It's Helen here...I'm announcing the lucky winner and top three of last month's challenge. The themes were:



'A is for Anything Christmas'

AND

'B is for Bear'


The prize on offer was a set of Christmas sentiment dies and a 6x6 Christmas themes paper pad.




And the lucky winner is:



#117 - Fiona W




*****
There were so many fabulous entries, I couldn't stick to a Top 3 or even a Top 5, so here are my Top Picks:


#12 - Yvonne




#27 - Pauline C




#52 - Bonnie K




#58 - Meghan
















Congratulations Everyone!

Please email us to claim your prizes.
Unclaimed prizes may be redrawn or worse still lost. 

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


Don't forget to check back soon for another fun challenge!

Wednesday, 11 January 2023

ABC Christmas Challenge - A & B are for?

 Happy New Year Everyone!


It's Helen here welcoming you to our first challenge of 2023, and the beginning of our fourteenth (!!!) 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, may I remind you to
 check the post below to see if you were a lucky winner of our last challenge!

 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.

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


'A is for Anything Christmas'
&
'B is for Bear'

There's a little prize from me for the lucky winner:

A set of Christmas sentiment dies and a 6x6 Christmas themes paper pad.


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

Helen

A is for Anything Christmas Goes


B is for Bear



Carol

A is for anything Christmas Goes


B is for Bear



Lynda

A is for Anything Christmas Goes



B is for Bear



Helene


B is for Bear


Fabiola

A is for Anything Christmas Goes


Wendy

A for Anything Christmas Goes



So now it's over to you...this challenge ends on Saturday 4th February at 10pm (GMT).
Please link up your entries below.
We look forward to seeing what you create!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Winner and Top 3 for Y and/or Z

Hi everyone!  Wendy here to announce this month's winner and my top 3.  I'm blown away by all of the amazing designs that you created.  Only choosing 3 was a tough one for me.  Let's jump to it!

The winner of the prize pack for this month's challenge of "Y is for Youngsters" and "Z is for Zoom", as chosen by random.org is:



Aimselee with her adorable bird house scene!!




Congratulations, Aimeslee!  Please email me, using the link in the sidebar, to claim your prize!


And now, for the hard part..... I had a really hard time choosing my top 3 for this month.  Everyone created such beautiful cards and tags:

Susan Sudbury with her adorable mint fairy



Yvonne with her spectacular snow globe gnome



Cebelica with her sweet snowman card



Congratulations!  Don't forget to grab your badges from our tab at the top of the page. Thank you everyone for joining my first challenge!  Come back on soon for our first challenge of 2023!!  It's never too early to get started on those Christmas cards....

Wednesday, 14 December 2022

ABC Christmas Challenge - Y and Z are for.....

 Hello Everyone and welcome to this month's ABC Christmas Challenge!

I'm Wendy and I'm hosting my first-ever challenge here at the ABC Christmas challenge!  Thank you so much for joining me.

Many thanks to all who participated in last month's challenge -- don't forget to check the previous post to see if you're a lucky winner!

This is what we've all been working so hard for - it's December!  For this year's final challenge we are using Y and Z:

Y for Youngsters
and/or
Z for Zoom

Here is the prize for this challenge's randomly selected winner....


Now it's time for some amazing inspiration from our Design Team!
Don't forget to click on their links and give them some comment love.

Design Team

Helen
Y is for Youngsters


Z is for Zoom 



Wilma
Y for Youngsters and Z for Zoom





Carol

Y for Youngsters




Z for Zoom





Z if for Zoom



Helene

works for both Y - youngsters and Z - zoom

Y like Youngsters


Wendy

Y is for Youngsters



Z for Zoom



So now it's over to you...this challenge ends on Saturday 7th January at 10pm (BST).
Please link up your entries below.
We look forward to seeing what you create!

Please ensure that you have followed at least one of this month's themes
(Y is for Youngsters and/or Z is for Zoom) before you add your link.
Any entries not following at least one of the themes will not be eligible
for the prize draw.

If you are on Instagram, please use the hashtag #abcchristmaschallenge





You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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