Wednesday, 19 January 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge - B is for...

If you read my post last Wednesday, about our 'New Year makeover' at the ABC Christmas Challenge, you'll know that we have a really exciting challenge for you this time...but before I get on to that, I have a winner to announce. Sadly, the winner of my 'Z for Zero' blog hop candy has not contacted me to claim the prize....so, I've drawn another winner using Random.Org from the comments on my blog:


#57 - Lisa

Congratulations Lisa! Please email me with your address (helenbrammer@hotmail.com) by next Wednesday to claim your prize :0)

Ok...so on to our new challenge!
Carissa is our host this week, and our theme is:

'B is for Black & White'



We are sponsored this time by the one and only Dustin Pike...not only is he very generously donating not one, but two prizes...but he has designed a special freebie image for you to use on your cards! As this challenge is a little bit special...and to say thank you to Dustin for drawing a new freebie just for us and our challengers...we have some extra rules. In order to qualify for a prizes, you must not only follow the theme of the challenge...use only black & white on your card...(you may add more colour to your image if you wish)...but also use a Dustin Pike image - either one of his digi images from his store...(there are some older Christmas freebies on his blog too)...one of his High Hopes rubber stamp designs...or the fabulous freebie...which you can get from the ABC Christmas Challenge blog...oh and don't forget that your project must be Christmas themed! All entries regardless of the image used will of course still be eligible for the Top 3.

I couldn't resist using the freebie that Dustin created especially for this challenge...isn't it just perfect for a black & white theme with the zebra and penguin!? I coloured it with watercolour pencils, and added some 'Ice Crystal' Stickles for the snow. I didn't have any black and white papers, so I created my background using my 'Swiss Dots' Cuttlebug folder, and spotty ribbon (from Poppicrafts). The sentiment stamp is from a Lili of the Valley set, and the snowflakes were cut using Cuttlebug dies, and then sprinkled with Glamour Dust.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration, please check out the fabulous samples by my lovely ABC Christmas Challenge DT buddies...and if you do choose to download and use Dustin's special freebie...remember to stop by and say thank you :0)

19 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

wow love the black and white it really pops the image off the page
Hugs Kate xx

Squirrel x said...

So stunning Helen! Love that cheeky image from Dustin and the B&W is amazing. Sxx

xGemmax said...

Hiya Helen
Your card is gorgeous sweetie, just love everything about and also thanks for stopping by mine and leaving a lovely comment on my Christmas Anya card post, really appreciate it :o)
hugs and xxx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

now how cute is this!!! absolutely fabulous. thank you so much for joining in at glitterbabe's.

Kat said...

Fantastic card Helen. Love that cute image, it works really well with the black and white.

Kat x

*Vicki* said...

That penguin is really sweet!! :) Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Glitterbabe's challenge this week!!HUGS

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Helen! Fantastic image (of course!), great layout and I love all the dots! Hugs Delphine xx

Lorraine A said...

awww Helen ,,, this is just soo cute !! I love this image and the design and sparkle are perfect :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Dot said...

Hi Helen. Gorgeous card, the image is so sweet and the colouring great. I love all your dots!
hugs Dorte

Samantha said...

Hi Helen, Gorgeous card, Fantastic black and white card you make it look so easy! great image! theheheheee! hugs Samantha :0)

KraftyKoolKat said...

Really gorgeous Helen. Great image for this black & white theme.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Jilli said...

LOL ... that image really made me chuckle! Fab card, love the B&W colour scheme it looks amazing! Thanks for joining in the fun this week at Sketch Saturday ... Hugs Jillix

mycardz said...

Very nice card! Love this image - perfect for the black and white! Glad you could join us at Sundays With Crissy! Thank you! hugz, Mary

hayward69 said...

Great colouring of the freebie image. Love your layout and the dp used.

Jayne xx

Kaz said...

Adorable! Love the image and love the theme, I can't believe I was looking at a set of B&W buttons yesterday......and put them back on the shelf! Bother!
Kaz xx

Debs said...

Beautiful card. Debs xx

Lisa said...

Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!

made by fifi said...

cute card - love the zebra - thanks for joining in the MTTC challenge this week x

Borqna said...

Hello Hellen! I made a new replica of your card.
http://borqna-venkova.blogspot.com/2012/02/reproduce.html