Wednesday, 21 March 2012

ABC Christmas Challenge - F is for...

It's my turn to host the ABC Christmas Challenge this week...and I've picked a nice easy theme this time:

'F is for Furry and/or Feathered Friends'
Basically...feature an animal or bird on your Christmas project :0)

We have two amazing sponsors for this challenge:

Firstly, we welcome a brand new sponsor to our challenge:



The prize from Lili of the Valley is a £10 gift voucher to spend in their online store!

Our second sponsor is one of our regulars:



The prize from Bugaboo Stamps is 7 free digis!

I got a bit carried away, and made two cards this week...the first one uses 'Christmas Bunnies - Robin' by Lili of the Valley. I coloured it using watercolour pencils, then added some Diamond Stickles to the snow and the fur trim on the bunny's hat. The sparkly papers are from the 'Believe' pad by My Mind's Eye...I distressed the edges, and added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen. The snowflakes were cut using Cuttlebug and Marianne Designs dies, and the buttons are from a pack from the 'Neighbourwood' collection.


Challenges for this card:
The image on my second card is 'Winter Birds - Snowman' by Bugaboo Stamps, and is again coloured using watercolour pencils with Diamond Stickles on the snow. I used more My Mind's Eye papers...this time from the 'Countdown to Christmas' pad...doodling borders using a black gel pen. The snowflakes were cut using a Cuttlebug die...then coated with more Stickles. The sentiment stamp is from a set by Three Bugs in a Rug, the glittery brads are by American Crafts, and the gingham ribbon is from Hobbycraft.


Challenges for this card:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please visit the ABC Christmas Challenge.

24 comments:

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous cards.
luv
Debby

Desire Fourie said...

Adorable Xmas creations. Love the cute images you have used.
Hugs
Desire

Vicky said...

They are both so gorgeous Helen...

have a lovely day...big hugs Vicky xx

Helen said...

both are gorgeous!

Carissa said...

Two wonderful cards. Love al of the sparkly touches on both of the and your images are beautiful coloured.
Hugs, Carissa

Dot said...

Both youe cards are gorgeous, Helen, so cute.
hugs Dorte

Hazel said...

Both cards are gorgeous - love the placement of the buttons on the first card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 64 - hope to see you again soon x

Lorraine A said...

oohh ,,, you get a gold star this week too ( I awarded one to Samantha too ,,, :-)) 2 gorgeous cards helen ,,, both are fabulous ! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Samantha said...

Girl you ROCK!! 2 cards and they are both AWESOME!! hugs me x

Mynnette said...

What darling cards! LOVE the glitter and the way you've colored them! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous cards - thanks for joining in at 52CCT this week - Jacqueline xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Helen, love your colour scheme, and such a cute image.
Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketch Challenge this week.
Hugs Debs

Bunny said...

Lovely card...Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs, and good luck..

Caz x IWD DT

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Beautiful cards!

Thanks for playng at Friday Sketch Challenge this fortnight.

Happy Crafting
Sam

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Beautiful cards. I love all that sparkle on the first one!

Thanks for playng at Friday Sketch Challenge this fortnight.

Happy Crafting
Sam

Stampalicious said...

beautiful, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

Karen said...

Both are gorgeous hugs Karen

Michele Roos said...

These are such gorgeous cards. I Love the images you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Lorraine A said...

back again ,,, i forgot to thank you for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Crystal said...

Wow, these cards are fantastic! I love the distressed edges and the embossed sparkly snowflake paper. Thanks for playing along with us over at Shopping our Stash (SOS) this week :)

Deena said...

love the sparkle on these cards...thanks for playing in the Buttons and Bows challenge at Shopping our Stash this week!

Tracey Feeger said...

What a wonderful xmas card. The image is cute as and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketch Challenge.
mwah
Trace

Jennifer said...

Hello, fabulous!! Thank you so much for playing at AGOAC...good luck! xx Jenny xx

Tip Top said...

Both cards are so cute! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers