Wednesday, 3 November 2010

ABC Christmas Challenge - W is for...

It's Annie's turn to host the ABC Christmas Challenge this fortnight, and she has chosen the theme of:

'W is for Winter Wonderland'
(optional extra of 'All White')

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We are sponsored for this Challenge by Simon Says Stamp...and the prize is a $15 gift certificate...and they'll pay the shipping too!

Thw 'Winter Wonderland' theme conjurred up images of snow and snowmen for me...so I've used a cute Prairie Fairy digi stamp called 'Snow Friends' on my card. I love all white cards (especially for Christmas), so I went with optional extra, but decided to try something a little different and inked the edges of all the layers with an icy blue to add definition. I used the following Cuttlebug folders for the embossing: 'Swiss Dots', 'Ice Crystals', 'Snowflakes' and 'Snow Dots'. The large snowflake was cut using my Cuttlebug 'Ice Crystal' die, then coated with Glamour Dust.


I'm also going to enter this card into the following challenges:

My lovely ABC Christmas Challenge DT buddies...including our three lovely new members Carissa, Delphine & Dorte, and equally lovely guest designers Paula & Tanja...have really excelled themselves this week, so please stop by the challenge and check out their fabulous cards!

26 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

very nice white on white and love all the distressed edges giving it that lovely chill feel lovely image too
Hugs Kate xx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Helen! I'm loving seeing so many "All White" cards at the moment! I think the inked edges definitely make you feel Brrr!
Sarah xx :0)

Claire x said...

Gorgeous card with a lovely image which looks fab all in white with the inked edging too. Hugs, Claire x

Paula said...

Such a beautiful card Helen and thanks for letting me stay as your Gd for a few months im really enjoying myself. Thank you.

Hugs Paula xxxx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Awww a snow family! I love that you distressed the edges!! Great idea!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Lynne said...

This is fantastic - I love all your embossing and the way you've inked it - fab!!! thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club xx Lynne xx

Delphine said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Helen! I love your image, really cute snowmen, love all the embossing and the distressed edges look fab! Hugs Delphine xx

Squirrel x said...

Super cute hun! Love the little snowies and your inked distressed edges are inspired. You certainly know how to do white with style. Hugs, Sxx

hayward69 said...

Love the image you have used and the blue edging you have done with the distressing. Lovely snowflake too.

Jayne xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Helen :-) I love this image and all the textured papers are fab ,, love the icy blue and snowflake too :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Pauline C said...

Another very pretty card Helen - v cute image and I love the all-white look
Pauline x

Mags said...

This is so elegant! I love the cute image, too!

luv, Mags x

Anita said...

Helen, this is a beautiful card. I love the blue distressing on the edges of those lovely embossed papers.

Carissa said...

Beautiful card Helen. I love how much embossing you have been able to incorporate and the blue edges really define each layer. Hugs, Carissa

Samantha said...

How are you so clever!! White really was a big issue for me! with some impolite words muttered! but your card hunny as always with white you just rock! well all your cards do! but then you know I think that!! tehhehe! :0)

Dot said...

Helen I love the cute snowmen image. The white card looks realy good, like all the different embossing folders. Have just ordered a few myself. I deserved it....
hugs Dorte xx

Trisha said...

Absolutely dreamy using all the whites layers Helen! Love this! Thanks for playing at DCD's Christmas Club! xox Trisha

Annie said...

wow Helen, this is just gorgeous! love all the embossing and the touch of ink on the edges.
hugs, annie x

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card! I love the added color around the edges.

Thanks for joining Critter Sketch

Evgenia said...

Ts is soooo beautifyul! i can feel the snow!
thank you for playing with us at Die Cut dreams christmas club!

Tammy Miller said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!! Beautiful card in great colors and lovely details! Thanks for joining us this week at Thanks for joining us this week Critter Sketch Challenge Blog for our Christmas challenge! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Carol Ann said...

Aw fab Christmas card I love all the textures you have used and the image is just super cute! Thanks for playing along with our All White challenge at CYDA.
Carol Ann xx

Lee said...

Brilliant card.Love everything about it.xx

Fairy Pickles said...

OH my gosh Helen! You did a bang up job on this card! It is gorgeous! Just love it! Good luck with the challenges!

xoxox

Michele said...

beautiful card, love the embossing and the cute snow people image. Thanks for playing the Critter Sketch challenge.

Lorie said...

Oh, my goodness...that snowman family is adorable! Thanks for playing along at Critter Sketch Challenge!