Wednesday, 2 February 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge - C is for...

It's my turn to host the ABC Christmas Challenge this time, and the theme is:

'C is for Clean & Simple'

And I've created a nice easy sketch for you to use:


We have not one...but two fabulous sponsors for this challenge too:

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Simon Says Stamp - $15 shopping Voucher

and:

Stamp Fairy - 3 digital images of the winner's choice.

How fabulous is that???

I've kept my card ultra simple...no stamped image, or papers or fuss of any kind! I've used kraft card for the base, with red as an accent colour. I embossed more of the kraft card with my Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes' folder, behind the red snowflake (cut using my 'Ice Crystal' die), and used the matching 'Ice Crstal' folder (which I hardly ever use) to emboss the rectangle...I'd never thought to use it this way until I saw Ann's gorgeous cards last week. I stamped a Lili of the Valley sentiment straight on to the card blank, and added a simple bow.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration, please check out the fabulous cards by my lovely ABC Christmas Challenge DT buddies, and our lovely guest designer Sharon.

10 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

love the pure elegance of this card
Kate x

Samantha said...

Great card Helen! AWESOME sketch this is definitely one I am gonna be using again and again! hugs Samantha :0)

Annie said...

a striking card in red and white Helen - love it!
hugs, annie x

DonnaMundinger said...

Beautiful Helen! I didn't know you were a Christmas fanatic too! xxD

Angie said...

Fab card love the image thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly
Angie x

Dot said...

Thank you for a great sketch Helen, I loved to work with it.
Your card is simpel and elegant. Hugs Dorte

Ann said...

wow Helen I love what you've done here - it's stunning and thank you so much for saying your inspiration came from me -so kind.
Actually I like your variation better than mine - the addition of red gives it a certain boldness and I love the layout.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Helen, so elegant! Great choice of colours too, I love it! Hugs Delphine xx

Max said...

Positively perfect in every way! Love the crisp fresh look you have achieved. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx
Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

KraftyKoolKat said...

Lovely crisp and clean card. Fab sketch Helen. Thanks.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx