Wednesday, 19 October 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge - U is for...

I'm back with some more inspiration or our current ABC Christmas Challenge:

'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 I had another rummage through my stash, and found this cute little stamp set:


It came free with a craft mag about a year ago...and until recently, it was still attached to the front on the magazine...so I thought it was about time I actually used it! I chose the pile of presents stamp...which I coloured using watercolour pencils, then added the sentiment from the set underneath. I'm not sure what brand the papers are...they were a gift from my lovely friend Samantha...but I distressed the edges, then added faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen. I used my EK Success 'Scalloped Diamonds' punch for the border, and added a snowflake cut using my Cuttlebug 'Ice Crystal' die, topped with a button threaded with some twine.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenge:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.

13 comments:

Helen said...

what a lovely card. Regards.

Lisa M said...

Oh wonderful use of an "unused" stamp. Your combination of DP to compliment the image couldn't be better. Nicely done. :D

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
And remember, if you have a TIP you’d like to share with us crafters, just write it up in your post and then add TIP by your entry name and you’re eligible for the TOP TIPPER PRIZE as well.
Lisa xx

~@ngie~ said...

fantabby card... I love the neglected stamp & I LURRRRRVE the papers hehehee ;)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... Good Luck :)

hugz Angie xXx

Sandra said...

This is a lovely card Helen:) Sandra H

Dot said...

Lovely card, Helen.
hugs Dorte

Delphine said...

Lovely card, Helen! I love your unused stamp set:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Elaine Stark said...

A great card, you have inspired me, I have the same set of stamps still unopened. Must get them out and try something. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Caroljenks said...

Helen this is fab and what a great stamp to have been stuck to a magazine for almost a year!
...I have some magazines like that too ;)

Thanks for joining us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Layer it up' Challenge. Don't forget if you have a Top Tip to share with us you could win another prize!

Carol x

Carissa said...

Great layout! Something about it actually reminds me of presents. hugs, Carissa

Leanne said...

Beautiful card - I love the snowflake.

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

Remember, you can win an extra prize by leaving a tip on your post and writing TIP next to your name on your entry.

Hugs
Leanne xx

Samantha said...

Fabby Half way card hunny! love the colours and you came to play at Top Tip Tuesday for our Layer it up! Challenge too! You can enter up to 3 different projects per challenge and if you share a tip on your blog add Tip after your name on Linky for a chance to win the Tippers prize! I hope you can come and play again soon, Hugs Samantha

Daniele said...

just lovin' the distressed vinatge feel to your card so glad you joined us at Sketch n stash this week
hugs and good luck

Fluffles said...

We've all got those magazine freebies hanging around - good for you using them! Love the card. Jx