Wednesday, 7 September 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge - R is for...

I'm back with more inspiration for our current ABC Christmas Challenge...the theme is: 

'R is for Recycling...plus Ribbon or Rhinestones...or both!'
That's right...we've gone green...so there must be something recycled on your project.
If you're in need of ideas, you can find lots of hints & tips over on the ABC Christmas Challenge.

We are sponsored for this challenge by Digital Delights.


The prize for one lucky winner is 3 digi stamps of their choice.

I've used some bits'n'pieces that I've had stashed away since before last Christmas...the cover of a Christmas gift guide (the inside is a fabulous plaid), and some matching ribbon from a free gift:


I've used one of my favourite Penny Black stamps...'Wishes for Kisses'...which I coloured using watercolour pencils...adding some 'Crystal' Stickles to the snow on the ground. I kept the card really simple, because there's quite a lot going on with the patterned paper and ribbon! I added faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen, and a few pieces of Card Candi to finish.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
There's lots more inspiration, and some fabulous (and unexpected!) recycling projects from my DT buddies over on the ABC Christmas Challenge.

I have candy on offer at the moment...if you haven't already entered, you can find it on this post.

17 comments:

Dora said...

This is gorgeous, love the plaid and of course the stamp is so sweet. Great challenge this week, love to recycle so will be looking for the tips :) Hugs xxx

Squirrel x said...

Simply gorgeous hun Sxx

brenda said...

Great recycling Helen and a very pretty creation.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and Penny Black at Allsorts this month and good luck with both.

B x

Kerryn said...

That is an adorable image and love what you've recycled!

Sandra said...

This is fabulous nice to know you can create such a lovely card using recycled items:) Sandra H

Lorie said...

Oh, this is so, so sweet Helen! Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week! ~Lorie SSSDT

Dot said...

gorgeous, Helen.
hugs Dorte

Cathymac said...

What a darling card, Helen! Love Hedgie and the sweet little bird! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a sweet card Helen. The image is so cute and I love the blue colors. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop.

Ellie said...

So gorgeous! Love the stitching, and beautiful paper and ribbon!
And thank you so much for joining us at Penny Black at all sorts, good luck and hope we'll see you again soon!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fantastic! Love the recycled element and we'd never have known!!

Thanks so much for joining in our Blue and Green Themed challenge this week at Allsorts...

Good Luck in the Draw!

Emma xxx

Mervi said...

Gorgeous creation, lovely stitching and colouring!

Thank you for sharing this with us at Penny Black at Allsorts, good luck;-))m

Fleur said...

A lovely Christmas card. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

scotspanda said...

wow this is gorgeous, the image is fabulous and the papers are just scrummy

thanks for joing in the Allsorts fun and good luck in the draw

huggles

Amanda xx

louise said...

What a great recycling project the packaging works fab surprising what we just throw away,love it and thanks for joining us at Penny black at Allsorts this week.
Hugs louise xx

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black @ allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Christmas Wishes" challenge on CRAFTERS COMPANION MONTHLY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x