Tuesday, 29 December 2009

ABC Christmas Challenge - Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the first stop on the ABC Christmas Challenge Blog Hop!

We thought we'd have a little Christmas Eve fun to celebrate the launch of the new ABC Christmas Challenge blog...and offer you some candy. Each DT member has created a project to represent a letter...you will need to visit each of their blogs to collect each letter in order, then use them to fill in the spaces in our mystery Christmas Eve words to enter the ABC Christmas Challenge candy.

_A_ _A'_-_O_IN_

Here's my project:


My letter is 'S'...so I've made a beaded snowflake ornament. I threaded a mixture of red and gold beads on to a wire snowflake, then made loops at the ends to hold the beads in place.

I'm also entering this into Our Creative Corner's 'Snow or Smowflakes' challenge, and the Allsorts Challenge to make 'Anything BUT a card'.

I have put together a package of Christmas stamped images, and embellishments for my candy...perfect for you to join in some of our upcoming challenges. In order to be in with a chance of winning my candy, please leave me a link to your blog (once you've posted on your blog about our blog hop) with Mr Linky below.



Don't forget, that in order to enter the candy on the ABC Christmas Challenge blog, you'll need to collect the other missing letters from the rest of the design team's blogs...then use them to fill in the spaces in our Christmas Eve words...and email us the complete words (abcchristmaschallenge&hotmail.co.uk). The deadline to enter all of the candies is midnight on December 29th...the night before our first challenge!

Now head on over to Jan's blog...to see her fab project...collect her letter...and another chance to win!

Happy Hopping!

47 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Oh wow Helen ! :-) What a fabulous creation,,, absolutely stunning :-)

Luv
Lols x x

Merry Christmas :-)

Squirrel x said...

Amazing snowflake hun, absolutely gorgeous - right, that's it, you are decorating my tree next year! Hugs, Squirrel xx

Caroljenks said...

That snowflake is gorgeous and Thanks for the letter Helen :)

Mr Linky is not showing but here's my blog with my ABC Christmas Challenge post :)

Merry Christmas

Carol x

Samantha said...

Helen you did a fantastic job! the snowflake is beautiful!! Squirrel I'm with you on this one!! Helen you are gonna have to hop round the country next year and decorate all our trees!! :0)
thanks for all your help getting this new blog and the hop up and running your a star!! Samantha :0)

craftykitten said...

Hi Helen,
This is fantastic - I think it is lovely to see handmade decs on a tree at Christmas. Couldn't find Mr Linky even though it says he is here somewhere so am leaving a comment with a link to my post and hope that counts me in.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Hazel said...

Gorgeous snowflake. Love the idea of the new blog. Thanks for the chance of winning candy. I've posted about the new blog and hop here

Mr L seems to have disappeared, so can't link there

Wishing you a Happy Christmas x

Dragonlady said...

Hi Helen,

This is amazing, how clever you are. Happy Christmas.

Hugs Ali x

scrappyjacky said...

What a beautiful decoration.

hayward69 said...

What a lovely idea. Its fantastic.

Jayne xx

brenda said...

This is great creation and the blog hop fun - not sure I have time, but goining to make sure I do.

Did a link to the new challenge blog on my own yesterday.

B x

Uma said...

gorgeous as usual

helen said...

lovely snowflake...must try it today as a package decoration!

Anne said...

Lovely snowflake, what a fun idea, thanks for the chance to win

Linby said...

what a lovely ornament.
Linbyx

Mary said...

Gorgeous ornament! Merry Christmas!
hugs
Mary

Mary Lou said...

Hi Helen~~ beautiful beaded ornament ~~~ looks stunning on your tree :) Have your badge posted on my blog :D
Thanks and blessings
Mary Lou

Cathy said...

Stunning decoration Helen - you are so clever.
Have a great Christmas.
Hugs
Cathy xx

sugar n spice said...

Gorgeous snowflake Helen, thank you for sharing.

Suzi x

beadz said...

What a fun ornament!
hugs,
Gini

Ruthie said...

Hiya left a bit about the new blog in the candy post!

merry christmas - love your snowflake - really fabby!

Rx

Marcsi said...

Lovely snowflake! Next year I'll follow it.
Thanks for the chance to win your candy!
Merry Christmas!

Jenn said...

That's gorgeous and my favorite colors!

iluvmybugs said...

Pretty decoration Helen!! I'm a follower and I've posted a link to your new challenge on my blog.

Merry Christmas!
Terry

Riituli said...

Beautiful snoflake...

Hugs
Riina

Katarina said...

Thanks for the chance to wi some candy. I've written about the hop o my blog.

KarenB said...

I love your beading, WOW!!

Debs said...

Beautiful snowflake decoration. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.
Merry Christmas
Debs xx

Clare Brown said...

wow it really is lovely to see handmade decorations on a tree. Good luck with your challenges and your new blog.

hugs clare x

Gisèle said...

Lovely ornament. Merry Christmas!

Gunn said...

You snowflake looks great!

Mvh
Gunn

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous snowflake ornament hun ... you are so talented when it comes to making gifty and besdy things!!! Loving the new challenge blog and the blog hop .... off I hop now :-)
Pauline x

ribenaruby said...

Beautiful creation, love it!

kandistar said...

I love the christmas decoration, I used to make stuff like this myself every year for my mom's tree but I am moving so all my stuff is packed away so I didn't make any this year. I have posted a link to the blog hop in my side bar! *Candace*

BaNessa said...

Very good idea and I love the red beads you used.

~ Ali ~ said...

Fabulous creation Helen. Hope you had a fabulous Christmas.

Brenda said...

Hi! Thanks for the great new challenge. I have a post all set and love your ornament!

Charlotte said...

Lovely decoration. Loads of them would look brilliant on next years Christmas tree!

Minnamanna said...

So beautiful!!
Hugs,
Minnamanna

Jenny said...

I love this! I bought one several years ago and tried to modify it to my taste with little success. But I'm gonna bookmark this so I can try again! Neat!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Nice ornament. Would look lovely on my tree!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Helen, what a gorgeous snowflake. I love the colour :) Good luck with the new challenge blog. Hugs, Denise x

Moni said...

Stunning! Hugs,moni

jojoscraps said...

Your snowflake is beautifull!
Jo xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Beautiful cretion hunnie. Really festive.
Cathy
xxx

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