Wednesday, 25 July 2012

ABC Christmas Challenge - O is for...

This week it's Dorte's turn to host the ABC Christmas Challenge, where the theme is:

'O is for Open It Up'
Also decorate the inside of your card

We have two amazing sponsors for this challenge:


 The fabulous Bugaboo Stamps prize is:

and

The Ribbon Girls

The awesome prize from the Ribbon Girls is:

I've used an adorable Bugaboo Stamps image on my card...called 'Winter Birds - Scarf' - doesn't he look toasty wrapped up in his woolies!? I coloured him using watercolour pencils, adding some sparkle to the snow using a Sakura Stardust pen. For the background, I embossed some Core'dinations card using my Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' and 'Snowflakes' folders, and Sizzix/BasicGrey 'Snowglobe' folder.


I decorated the inside using the same layout...replacing the image with a Lili of the Valley sentiment, leaving space to write my own greeting:


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

16 comments:

Caroline said...

Fabulous card Helen love the image and the layout is faublous. Caroline xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so cute .. love the design
Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week
Lisa x

SmilynStef said...

What a fun holiday color combination ... love his warm little scarf ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Miria said...

Hi, Helen. What a cute image and I love the great embossing! Thank you for joining Winter Wonderland, indeed!
Hugs, Miria xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Helen, Oh this is lovely and the l like the design, xx

June Houck said...

Helen, this is sweet and adorable :)

lauren bergold said...

what a fun and ♥FAB♥ holiday card! that stamp is just soooo very adorable and i love that you've pulled the green, blue and purple... and then embossed each panel with a different (but perfectly coordinated!) e/f! BRILLIANT! :)

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous use of the colors this week at the Winter Wonderland, gorgeous image and so many beautiful embellies, thanks for joining us
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested :)

Samantha said...

fabulous card hunny love all the embossing! great non traditional colours too! hugs me xx

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Zw@@n said...

Hi Helen, great card. Love the embossing and the cute stamp!
Love, Wilma

Dot said...

Hello embossing queen ;)
Your card is lovely as always, the image cute and the embossing looks so great,
hugs Dorte

craftyeyes said...

stunning card thanks for sharing with us at 2sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x Dt

Carissa said...

Love this little birdie, so cute. Carrying the same layout onto the inside of your card is a fantastic idea and really makes for a cohesive look.
Hugs, Carissa

Squirrel x said...

Another gorgeous card hun, that robin is adorable. Thanks for playing with us at Winter Wonderland this week. Hugs Sxx

Zippy said...

Fab card and love the colours you have used. Really cute image! Xxx