Wednesday, 12 October 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge - U is for...

ABC Christmas Challenge...I'm the host this time...and I have a great theme for you:
'U is for Unused Stash'

We want to you use something that you haven't used before on your projects this time...it can be something you've been saving for a special card...you know...only taking it out occasionally to admire/stroke...or something you've just bought...there are lots of lovely new Christmas collections being released at the moment...or maybe there's something in your stash that you have for absolutely ages but have never got around to using...now is your chance!

We have two fabulous sponsors for this challenge...as it's our first challenge of the month, we have Simon Says Stamp:


The prize is a $15 gift certificate to spend in the amazing Simon Says Stamp store!

And...if that's not enough...we are excited to welcome a new sponsor to our challenges...Bugaboo Stamps!


The prize from Bugaboo Stamps is 7 free digis of the winner's choice...wowee!!!


 Ok, so on to my DT card...my  'Unused Stash' is a paper pack that came free with a craft magazine last month, and a stamp from a set I won on Totally Papercrafts a couple of weeks ago:


I also used a previously unused image from our sponsor Bugaboo, called 'Snowman Bells', that I'd got when he a was a freebie last year...I printed him our absolutely ages ago...but this is the first time I've used him. I coloured him using watercolour pencils to match the My Mind's Eye papers, then simply matted everything on to red Core'Dinations card. I cut the circles using my Nesties, and used my EK Success 'Scalloped Diamonds' punch for the border.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies...and some wonderful guest designers from  Bugaboo Stamps and some winners from Feline Playful's Big Blog Party, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.

17 comments:

Helen said...

what a cute X-mas card. Regards.

Samantha said...

Gorgeous card Helen I love the yummi papers too! and your shading is just perfect! great job! xx

Samantha said...

Just wanted to add that I am so pleased we started ABC challenge all that time ago I am not sure where the time has gone but its always a pleasure working with you, and I'm proud to be your friend and teamie xx

Uma said...

LOL not surprised that your unused stash is only a few weeks old where as some of mine is years old! I'm aspiring to be as good as you one day :) fantastic card

Carissa said...

Great card Helen. I just might need to run out and buy the Magazine just for the papers now that I see them in use. You have certainly done a beautiful job with them. Hugs, Carissa

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous cards Helen, just making the rounds to say Hi and to say how excited I am to be working with you all at Secret Crafter
Hugs
Tamara

Claire said...

Fab card Helen, love the snowman image. Hugs, Claire x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Helen :-) such a cute snowman and I love the papers and sentiment ,,, fabulous :-)

thanks for joining us on the Wild Rose Studio Blog Hop :-)

luv
Lols x x x

SallyB said...

Hi Helen...
Super card and well done for using up some un-used stash!
Thanks for joining in with the Festive Frolics on the Wild Rose Studio Blog!

Sandra said...

This is a fabulous card great image and the background papers are just gorgeous!:) Sandra H

Jessica said...

What a gorgeous card made from beauties you had in your stash. Great freebie you got there, too.
:O)
Jessica

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Helen! I love your snowman and your papers are fab! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

Caroljenks said...

Helen this is a gorgeous 'Unused Stash' card! I just love your papers and that snowman is fab!!!

Carol x

Heidi said...

Helen- what a delight! That snowman is adorable! I love your "unused" stash. Great SU stamps!

Dot said...

Beautiful snowman card, Helen. The papers are so prettty and your colouring fab.
hugs Dorte

Sarpreet said...

What a gorgeous card! I love those papers and layout. Super.

Which magazine did those papers come in for free? Those papers are really beautiful. And you done a beautiful job in creating such a christmassy card and sentiment. Well done.

Thank you for joining us on the Wild Rose Studio blog hop.

Dulcie said...

Hi Helen, gorgeous card!

Thanks for entering the Wild Rose Studio Blog Hop and good luck with the challenge! Dulcie xx