Wednesday, 5 January 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for...

Before I get on to our first ABC Christmas Challenge of 2011...I have a little bit of house-keeping...for our last challenge & blog hop, there was some candy hidden on my blog...which means I have a winner to announce. I picked the winner using Random.Org from the comments left on my challege post:

#52 - Katarina

Congratulations! Please contact me at with your address by Monday 17th January, so that I can get your prize in the post!

Ok, so on to our new challenge...we know that you may be thinking that it's a little early to be starting on this year's cards...but we believe it's never too early, and to help you get a head start, we've made it a nice easy theme for you:

'A is for Anything Christmas'

We are sponsored for this challenge by our lovely regular sponsor:


And the prize is a $15 shopping spree in their store!

I've used an adorable Stamp Fairy digi stamp on my card of Al the penguin...that I won with one of the items I made for our last challenge :0)
I coloured him with watercolour pencils, and added Glamour Dust to the snow, and around the edges of the lacey scallops. The papers are new...from the My Mind's Eye 'Countdown to Christmas' pad...they're all gorgeous and glittery! The sentiment is a Penny Black stamp, and the ribbon is from Poppicrafts.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration, please check out the fabulous creations by my lovely ABC Christmas Challenge DT buddies!


downrightcrafty said...

oh love the colours and the spots with this adorable image so sweet
Kate x

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Helen! Lovely image, fantastic papers and great layout, I love it! Hugs Delphine xx

Dot said...

The papers are realy nice and the image so cute, Helen. Love it!
dorte x

Claire x said...

Fab card Helen - love the penguin and papers. Hugs, Claire x

Kat said...

Great card Helen. Love that image and the DP looks gorgeous.

I'd like to get on with my Christmas cards earlier this year lol!!

Kat xx

Lisa M. said...

This is very cute! Love penguins for all winter themed stamps!

Thanks for playing in our Something New challenge for Paper Sundaes!

♥ Lisa M.

flowerdisco said...

awww! so very pretty and love the color combo. i always love a good combo. tfs.

Crystal said...

It's never too early for Christmas cards, that way there is less stress come Christmas time! Love the design paper & that image is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

Paula said...

Happy New Year Helen,

Wow what an adorable card the image is so so sweet and such lovely colours.

Hugs Paula xxxx

hayward69 said...

Beautifully coloured image and adore the dp used too.

Jayne xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Helen :-) the image is very cute and I definitely need to get me some of those fab papers :-)

Lols x x x

dstandard said...

Totally adorable! Thanks for playing with Unscripted Sketches!

Angy said...

What a sweet image. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for creating with us at Unscripted Sketches.

Pauline C said...

Another adorable image helen, and love the colour scheme
Pauline x

Sharon said...

This is such a lovely card. The image is so cute and I really like the papers you've used.