Wednesday, 14 July 2010

ABC Christmas Challenge - O is for...

Wow - we had a record number of entries for our 'N is for Noel' challenge...and it was great to see some new 'faces' join us too! :0)

The theme for this fortnight's ABC Christmas Challenge has been set by the lovely Annie...and she has chosen:

'O is for Ornaments'
Optional extra of shine/gloss


Our sponsor for this challenge is Simon Says Stamp...and the fabby prize is a $15 gift certificate for their store!

Whilst looking through my stash for inspiration...I discovered I had several suitable stamps and images...but I just couldn't resist Henry (by Whiff of Joy). I coloured him with watercolour pencils, then added Glossy Accents to the ornament. The paper is by Sandylion - my Mum found it along with some others, and a few rubber stamps in a charity shop last week...thanks Mum! I distressed the edges, and added some faux stitching, and a few adhesive gems. The large snowflake was cut using my Cuttlebug 'Ice Crystal' die, then coated with glamour dust.

Here's a close-up of the glossy ornament:

I'm also going to enter this card into a couple of other challenges:
The rest of the design team, and our lovely guest designers, have created some gorgeous please stop by the ABC Christmas Challenge to see.


Riet said...

So gorgeous card Helen,i love the image and the papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Annie said...

wow what a fabulous find! he is so cute and I love that glorious glossy bauble!
enjoy your day.
hugs, annie x

Lorraine A said...

sooo cute Helen !! I love this image and the papers and colours you used are fab ,, love the snowflake and all the sparkle too :-)

Lols x x x

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card and a stunning image.Thanks for sharing at Magical

Pauline C said...

Adorabel helen - really love it :-)
pauline x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous Helen and I love the gloss on the ornament.
Cathy (Guest Designer)

hayward69 said...

Adore the image and the shine on the bauble.

jayne xx

Maria said...

Thank you for playing along in our challenge this week at Christmas Stampin All Year Long! Your card is beautiful!! Hope to see you playing along with us again!