Wednesday, 17 November 2010

ABC Christmas Challenge - X is for...

We're on the home straight now, having reached the letter X this fortnight at the ABC Christmas Challenge. It's Lacey's turn to host the challenge, and the theme she has chosen is:

'X is for Xmas'
(Optional extra 'Flowers')

 We are sponsored by Wild Orchid Crafts for this challenges...and here's a photo of the gorgeous prize they've donated for the lucky winner:

The image I've used on my card is 'Winter Love Birds' by Whiff of Joy...sent to me by my lovely friend and ABC Christmas DT buddy Samantha. I went for one of my favourite colour combos...Blue & Brown...although it's not one I often use on Christmas cards. The papers are by BasicGrey ('Blitzen' & 'Figgy Pudding'), and I distressed all of the edges with inks and my distressing tool, before adding some faux stitching. The sentiment stamp os from a set by Lili of the Valley, the large blue flower is by Prima, and the white flower is a Cherry Blossom from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I'm allso entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration, please check out the fabulous creations by my lovely ABC Christmas Challenge DT buddies, and our wonderful Guest Designers.


debby4000 said...

Love your adorable card Helen.

Claire said...

How cute is this card? I love those birds, so tweet! LOL. Colours work great on this too. Hugs, Claire x

Delphine said...

Amazing card, Helen! Wonderful colour combo, adorable image, fab papers and distressing, all beautiful! I love your card! Hugs Delphine xx

Janice said...

Great card, love it. Jx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous such a lovely colour combo and the distressing really sets it off so well
hugs Kate xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Helen, the image is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at The Stampman. Sue C x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Helen.

Hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

Helen this is awesome I really love this one! its a wonderful couples card! hint hint!! theehhee!! I really love the papers you have used too! Think I need some of those too! lol still trying to work out what to get with my voucher!
hugs Samantha :0)

Dorte said...

Helen your card is so lovely. I like the blue and brown colours together. And the LOTV stamp is realy cute! Beautiful.
hugs Dorte,xx

Lorraine A said...

beautiful card Helen :-) The image is just sooo cute and the 'blues' are gorgeous ,, my fave colour :-)

Lols x x x

Paula said...

Hi Helen,

Wow what a beautiful card i love the image and fab colour choice.

Hugs Paula xxxx

Annie said...

I love this cute image Helen and the soft shades of blues and the raggedy edges. I am having serious problems with the internet today - a snail would be faster! so I haven't been able to get the prize/top 3 done.
hugs, annie x

Jayne Hayward said...

Love the gorgeous image you have used and the layout and dp.

Jayne xx

Carissa said...

Helen, I love this. The blue is gorgeous and the image is perfect. Hugs, Carissa

Heather said...

Gorgeous card Helen, love your paper choice and fabulous colouring of the adorable WOJ image.

So glad you could join us at Basic Grey,
hugs Heather xx