Wednesday, 7 December 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge - Y is for...

Today over at the ABC Christmas Challenge, Lols is hosting our penultimate challenge of the year, where the theme is:

'Yippee - it's almost Christmas'
We know you're all busy getting everything ready, so this time anything Christmas goes!

We have not one, not two, but three fabulous sponsors for this challenge:


From Simon Says Stamp...a $15 voucher to spend in their amazing store!

From Dustin Pike...3 of his wonderful digital images!

And from Karen's Doodles...3 of her adorable digital images!

I chose to use a Whiff of Joy stamp...'Wee with Reindeer'...which you can get from Simon Says I can't remember using this stamp at all yet this year! I coloured it using watercolour pencils, then distressed the edges with 'Old Paper' and 'Brushed Corduroy' Distress Inks and my distressing tool. I embossed a couple of pieces of CoreDinations card using my Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes' and 'D'Vine Swirls' folder...sanding over the surfaces a little before inking with more 'Brushed Corduroy'. I used my EK Success 'Scalloped Diamonds' punch along one edge of the brown piece, cut the snowflake using my Cuttlebug 'Ice Crystal' die, adding a button threaded with some twine to it's centre.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, and some of the Karen's Doodles girls, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.


downrightcrafty said...

love the image and the choice of blue and kraft papers such a soft warm feel to the card
Hugs Kate xx

Vicky said...

This is so gorgeous Helen...and I'm loving the colours too hun...

big hugs Vicky xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Helen :-) This is one of my fave WOJ images,, I love the gnomes :-) the kraft/blue combo is lovely and the whole design is perfect :-)

this would fit in beautifully with our photomontage challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge if you would like to link it ! :-)

Lols x x x

Samantha said...

FABULOUS!! LOVE this so Neat in the colours you choice think I will be casing this one Helen! tehhehee!!

Just on a personal note!

THANK YOU! for being a brilliant pal and also for being a brilliant DT friend and co owner!! I can hardly believe ABC Christmas its nearly 2! YIPPPEEEE indeed! :0) hugs me x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

really cute card, love the colors & LO!

Thank you for sharing with us this week at Crafty Sentiments, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Kaz said...

Totally delish colour choice Helen.
Fab card.
Kaz xx

Samantha - Sparkly Moo said...

Lovely earthy-coloured card, fab!
Sparkly Moo x

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Helen! I LOVE your colour combo and the layout is fab (I used the same sketch:-)!!!) Lots of hugs Delphine xx

Heidi said...

I love this image! So cute. Fabulous colours to use for a Christmas card too! Hugs

Maggie's Crafts said...


Thank you for joining Top Tip Tuesday in Let It Snow challenge. :)

Good luck!


Dot said...

Lovely colours you have used for your card, blue and brown goes so well together. I love the WOJ Gnomes, but I hardly never ink them up.

Borqna said...

Yippee! I have a message for you:
Gorgeous cards Helen :-)
THANK YOU! Good luck!

Caroljenks said...

Helen this is gorgeous - I just love that image of yours and your colouring is awesome!

Carol x

Tracey Brossart said...

Very cute, love the embossing! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday and Good luck! :D

Hugz & TFS,
xx Tracey/SS-DT xx

Carissa said...

This colour combination is fantastic and your card is beautiful. Hugs, Carissa

Anonymous said...

Beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this time
Hugs Julie P

Stampalicious said...

beautiful! I love your embossing and that image is so cute, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

NGCARDS said...

A gorgeous creation hun! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

Jill said...

gorgeous card Helen thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Suzanne said...

thank you for using our colours and joining in at stamptacular this week

Caroljenks said...

As I said above Helen your image is fab! And I love your snowflake!

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Let it Snow' Challenge.
Don't forget if you link a Top Tip you could win our Top Tipper prize too! See TTT for how.

Hope to see you again next week :)

Carol x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Great card Helen, Love the snowflakes, Thanks for playing on Crafty Sentiments this week , Hazelxox

Flutterby Trina said...

Awww how cute and the colours are FAB! Thanks for paying along this week at TTT!Good luck xx

Lesley said...

Fabulous card! Thank you for taking part in CYDA's Buttons or Bows challenge xx

Sprytebyrd said...

Love this card! The embossing is perfect, the image is so sweet and you've used our colors wonderfully!
Thanks for playing along at Stamptacular this week!

dragonllew said...

Great card love the colours thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.
Jenny x

Shanna Shands said...

Love you reindeer image. Wonderful creation thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew challenge.