Wednesday, 11 August 2010

ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for...

It's Samantha's turn to set the theme for the ABC Christmas Challenge this fortnight...and she has chosen:

'Q is for Quick & Easy'

And she's designed a fab sketch for you to use...with the optional extra to make more than one's not compulsory, but it's a simple sketch, so it's easy to get a production line going.

Our sponsor for this challenge is our very own Lacey...who has very generously donated a $20 gift certificate for her Stamp and Create store.

For my card, I decided not to use a stamped image...I thought it would make it even more 'quick & easy' to use a die cut instead. The snowflakes were cut using the Cuttlebug 'Ice Crystal' die, which I then gave a generous coating of Glamour Dust. I used my Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes' and 'Snow Dots' folder for the embossed background, and added a few adhesive gems for more sparkle.

Here's a close-up showing a bit more sparkle:

I'm going to enter these cards into the following challenges:
For more inspiration check out the fabulous creations by the rest of the ABC Christmas Challenge DT.

Thank you for all of your birthday wishes yesterday...I'll be back later to say a proper thank you for my lovely cards and gifts from my blogging friends :0)


Uma said...

way to go, lovely cards - you couldn't resist some major cuttlebug embossing again I see :o)

Annie said...

they are gorgeous crimbo cards Helen, so effective with the colours, die cuts, embossing and sparkle! I love them.
hugs, annie x

Lacey Stephens said...

Great take on the challenge! These look wonderful and easy to make. Happy belated birthday, too!! Big hugs!

Pauline C said...

Oh what an excellent Chrimbo production line - as you say simple, but very effective and pretty. I may be pinching this idea when december 15th comes round and I realise I need loads more lovely but quick cards lol!
pauline x

Cathy said...

Fantastic set of cards Helen. Love the twinkly snowflakes.
Cathy xx

hayward69 said...

I love the embossed card you have used and the different colour co-ordinated snowflakes you have used. Great set of cards.

Jayne xx

Squirrel x said...

Beautiful set of cards hun, love these. Sxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous set of cards Helen, you are well on the way for Christmas now.


cindy said...

Awesome card. Love the way you used the embossing folders. Thanks for joining us at CCYAR.