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 fortnightly Challenges are themed, We hope you will join us and have at the very least have 25 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!

Samantha, Helen and the Design team Xx

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

R for things beginning with the letter R

Good Morning all,
Dorte here, I am your host for this challenge.

First of all we would like to thank you for your participation in our last challenge; Q for Quantum Leap!
 
We had some wonderful entries,be sure to check the post 
below for details of the lucky winner and the Top 3.
 
 Are you ready for a new christmas challenge?

This fortnight the challenge is:

Things beginning with R!
 



Our fabby sponsor this time is


Prize is 3 Digital Images



We are so lucky having Sarah with us 
as a guest designer this time. 
Here is Sara's lovely card.

Reindeer, Round, Red




Now onto the Design Team
we have a lovely selection of ideas to help your imagination get started!


Samantha
Ruby Red Robin's nest Gems, Rabbits, Robins,
Red papers, Round Die cutter.

Helen
Red, Reindeer, Robins & Ribbon


Lorraine
Reindeer, River

Lacey -coming soon

Dorte  
Red,Ribbon,Round


Carissa- coming soon

Wilma
Red,Round,Ribbon,Reindeer  


Chris-coming soon


So now it's over to you...show us your creations 
with things beginning with R!
This challenge will close at 6pm (BST) 
on Tuesday 15th September 2015.

Happy crafting!!

Things Beginning with R
***Must be a Christmas project***

Winner Q: Quantum Leap


Hey there!
It's Lacey here and I have the Winner and Top 3 for the last challenge


Thank you all so much for joining in on the challenge. 

The winner of the sponsored prize is:
Congratulations, Amy Cohen!

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And now our Top 3:

49. Papersniffer
I fell in love with the bright green and pink color combo

77. RoRa
Oh my goodness! Look at her stunning coloring!

86. Nela
What a cute image!!

Congratulations Everyone!

Please email us to claim your prize
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.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Q is for Quantum Leap

Hi! It's Lacey here and it's my turn to house our challenge.

The new Challenge theme is:
Q - Quantum Leap

What?! (Said in my best Minion accent)

Quantum Leap means leap back in time to one of our prior challenge themes from this year so you can use any challenge from Challenge A to P! 


Please list which challenge theme you are using in your post!!

Here's a quick list from challenges you can choose from:
A - Antlers
B - Bows, Bunting or Baking
C - Colourful
D - Die Cuts
E - Edging Punch or Die
F - Frosty
G - Glitter
H - Happy Christmas/Happy Holidays Sentiment
I - I Love You
J - Joy
K - Keep It Simple
L - Lyrics
M - Magical
N - Not a Card
O - Off the Edge
P - Polkadots

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And now let's see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration...

Samantha -
N for not a card July 2015

Helen
(C for Colourful, D for Die Cuts, G for Glitter, I for I Love You, M for Magical & P for Polkadots)

Lorraine 
'B' for Bows, 'C' for Colourful, 'D' for Die cuts, 'G' for Glitter

Lacey using:
B is for Bunting
C is for Colorful
D is for Diecuts
G is for Glitter
P is for Polka Dots

Dorte 
(D for Die Cuts, F for Frosty, G for Glitter ) 

Carissa - 
Coming Soon

Bettina -
Coming Soon

Wilma
N for not a card

Chris - 
H for Happy Holidays AND D for die cuts

Angela
Coming Soon

Winner of POLKA DOT challenge!!


Good morning all, it's Chris again with your winners from the P challenge!!!! 


Here comes the Winner and Top 3 for the last challenge

P for POLKA DOT

Thank you all who joined us! Such fun dotty  cards.
So without further ado .....

Our winner is:
MARILYN

I love this - simply adorable!!! 

And the Top 3 in random order:

Gail L

I love all the different dots and the dotty details!


Linda T

I love what you did with the washi tape!


I love this pretty gift card holder! 


Congratulations Everyone!

Please email us to claim your prize
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.

New Challenge posting soon!

See you there...

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

P for POLKA DOTS!!!

Hello everyone! It seems like forever since I posted a challenge here - it's Chris!! This fortnight's challenge is POLKA DOTS.....so lets see your DOTTY creations!!!!  

Remember you have 2 weeks to join us....and what a better way to get your Christmas card stash done before the busy Christmas season is upon us!! There are 142 more sleeps until the big day.....so you better get crafty!!! 

Our amazing sponsor this week is STAMP & CREATE!



And an awesome prize of 




Stamp and Create is an on-line store based in the US. We ship worldwide with reasonable shipping prices.
We specialize in Rubber Stamps and Scrapbook supplies. Some of the companies we carry are: Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Whiff of Joy, The Greeting Farm, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Stampavie, Whimsy Stamps, Emerald Faeries, Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye, Echo Park, Ribbon, Charms, embellishments, dies, and more!


AND now for the POLKA DOTTY creations 
from our fabby Design Team:



So, now it's over to you! Link up your DOTTY Christmas projects before 6pm (BST) on Tuesday August 18th.


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