Wednesday, 18 April 2012

ABC Christmas Challenge - H is for...

Woo-hoo...it's time for a brand new ABC Christmas Challenge...and Samantha is our host...with a theme of:

'H is for Hardware'
Feature something metal on your project

Our very own Lacey is the sponsor for this challenge, with her wonderful Stamp & Create Store


The prize is a whopping $25 gift certificate to spend at Stamp & Create!


Wowee!!!


Not only do we have a fabulous challenge this fortnight, but we're looking for some new playmates, and are holding a DT call on this challenge...so if you like fancy joining our happy little family, make sure you check out the post over on the ABC Christmas Challenge...but not yet...I haven't shown you my card!

I've used a little stamp from the 'Jolly Friends' set by Penny Black...which I coloured using watercolour pencils. I embossed the background using my Sizzix/BasicGrey 'Snowglobe' & 'Powdered Sugar' folders...making a scalloped border using my EK Success 'Scalloped Diamonds' punch. For my 'hardware'...I attached a little 'Joy' charm using twine from the Ribbon Girls.


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

28 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeously elegant. Love the birdie.
Hugs
Desire

Keira said...

Nice work, I am really glad to be 1 of several visitants on this awful site : D

Catherine said...

Gorgeous embossing on this, so pretty.....

Hazel said...

Delightful card - love your choice of song - I always think robins look so cute on Christmas cards - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 68 - hope to see you again soon. x

Samantha said...

Fabulous card hunny! totally love it so cute and C&S too! hugs me xx

Carissa said...

How cute is this. Love the way that your image really pops off the white and your little charm is a sweet accent.
Hugs, Carissa

~amy~ said...

That sweet bird and all that delish embossing make one super fantastic card! Thanks for joining us at Jingle Belles!

Lacey Stephens said...

What a fabulous card!! I love CAS layout and the awesome embossed background!! I forgot to post about the DT call...need to edit my post!! {Hugs}!
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com

Claire said...

Lovely simple Christmas card with fab embossing. Hugs, Claire x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Helen :-) such a cute image and the CAS style is lovely :-)

luv
Lols x x x
thanks for joining us on the TPC xx :-)

lauren bergold said...

oh wow♥WOW♥wow! what a superbly designed and constructed white-on-white card! the embossing really *MAKES* this... but then you've got a gorgeously colored image and that sweet charm AND the fabulous scalloppy border. perfection in every detail! ♥

Bonnie said...

I love this adorable little bird and the embossing behind him!

Dot said...

Cute little Robin, lovely with all the embossing.
hugs Dorte

Barbara said...

What a cutie! Love the embossing and - unusual for me - the "JOY" charm as well!

Barbara said...

What a cutie! Love the embossing and - unusual for me - the "JOY" charm as well!

downrightcrafty said...

totally gorgeous so elegant and classy
love it
Hugs Kate xx

Sandra H said...

Fabulous card HELEN:)X

trish said...

Love the cute little robin,your card looks so clean and crisp just like snow.

Uma said...

gorgeous, love the little joy charm

SmilynStef said...

Love the embossed background and that sweet little charm ... so glad you got sketchy with us at jingle belles.

Jennifer said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Helen...love that little birdy. Thank you for your comments, and warm welcome to the PBSC.

Jennifer. x

Smith Alex said...

Congratulations....Your card is super dee duper amazing!!!!

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Miria said...

Helen, it's so cute, I love it! hugs, Miria xx

Pia S said...

I love the clean design of this card, and still there are plenty of pretty details to find! Love your card!

Fluffles said...

Beautiful card Helen - love the robin, Jx

Cathy Lee said...

Simple and sweet, Helen. I love your card. Thanks for joining us at CYP this week.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

nat x x said...

gorgeous card, i love it, though a little too early for me to be reminded of xmas. thanks for joining in over at CYDA

hugs

nat x x