Wednesday, 5 September 2012

ABC Christmas Challenge - R is for...

It's time for a new ABC Christmas Challenge, and this time Miria is the host, with a theme of:

 'R is for Recycling'

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

Prize - a $20 gift certificate to spend at the Simon Says Stamp Store!


From In 2 Stamps - a €10 gift voucher to spend in their store!

My recycled item is the acetate packaging from an embossing folder:

I've used one of my oldest (and still most loved) Christmas stamps on my card...'Snowy' by Penny Black. I coloured him using watercolour pencils, then added some sparkle to his haat and the snow, ussing some Stickles. The papers are by My Mind's Eye (from the 'Countdown to Christmas' and 'I Believe' pads)...I distressed the edges, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen. The sentiment stamp is also by Penny Black. 

So, where's my recycled item??? I used it to cut a snowflake (using a Marianne Designs die) to embellish my card...although, because it's acetate, it's really difficult to's a close-up:

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more insppiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.
PS - I have candy on offer at the here to find out more :0)


Desire Fourie said...

Helen this is so beautifully designed and the colours and embellishments work so well together. Wishing you a fab Wednesday.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member}
{Lady Anne’s Paper Crafts DT Member}

Lacey Stephens said...

Great job, Helen!! I love your clear snowflake...perfect and so creative!! Wonderful card.

Dorte said...

Wonderful card, Helen. I love the snowflake and your Penny Black image.
Pretty papers.
hugs Dorte

Debs said...

Adorable card Helen.
Love the cute Snowy image and fabulous sparkle.
Have a fab evening.
Take care
Debs xx

Sandra H said...

What a brilliant idea with the Acetate the snowflake looks brilliant as is your card x

Brigitte said...

WOW, that snowflake is gorgeous!!!! Love your card! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Helen :-) such a cute image and the snowflake is FAB !! now why didn't I think to use a die !!! I was going to use acetate to make a snowflake and tried to punch one ,,, DUH !!! nearly broke me punch !! :-)

Lols x x x

Brunis Allerlei said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte,super gemacht.

Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei Kreative Stempelfreunde

LG Bruni

Janneke said...

What a awesome card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week!

brenda said...

Fabulous card Helen, that stamp is great, I've had it for years as well and it comes out time and again.

It's really great to see you at Penny Black and More challenge this month, many thanks for joining in.

B x

emma mitchell said...

This is gorgeous , love this image and this colour combo.
Thanks for sharing it with us at anything goes challenge.
Hugs Emma xx

Unknown said...

Hi Helen, what a fab card! Great image, so cute, lovely song (s) choice and what a brilliant idea to use the acetate to make the snowflake.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


Niki Rowland said...

Great card, I love your recycled snowflake and I also love that snowman image, I can see why he's a favourite! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week, Niki xx

xxxtglxxx said...

gorgeous card, love the sparkle! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Claire said...

A lovely sparkly card. Hugs, Claire x

Julie said...

your snowman is absolutely adorable. I love the recycled plastic snowflake. I am going to dig through my trash and give this a try. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Hugs, Julie

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Helen LOVE the snowflake and love that you have used the packaging too! hugs me xx

Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

Love the cute image of the snowman! Too cute! Love the embellishments as well! So sweet!

Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

- Mel xx

Linby said...

I love the PB snowman. I keep lots of packaging and then throw it away as I can't think what to do with it, thanks for the inspiration. Your card is so cute and bright.
Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x

Unknown said...

Stunning card. So pretty design. From your designing i realize that for the attraction of people creative designs are also must for the Plastic Business cards. I appreciate your nice work.