Wednesday 12 December 2012

ABC Christmas Challenge - Y is for...

It's my turn to host the ABC Christmas Challenge this fortnight, where the theme is:

'Y is for Your Favourite Punch and/or Die'

We have two amazing sponsors for this challenge:

And the prize from the Stamp Fairy:

There's also a 50% sale on at the moment so pop over there to grab a bargain...

The lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp are offering one lucky entrant 
A $15 voucher to spend in her store 

I've used my all time favourite snowflake die...'Ice Crystal' by Cuttlebug...and layered it up with a snowfake from a set by Marianne Designs...with a button threaded with some Dovecraft twine in the centre. Behind the snowflakes, I stamped a Hero Arts snowflake stamp, embossing it in white on kraft...then added a border made using my EK Success 'Scalloped Border' punch. The sentiment stamp is by Penny Black.

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


  1. Helen this is gorgeous I love the snowflake and the design is fabulous. Caroline xxx

  2. Helen this is beautiful. Love the simplicity of it and the snowflakes works just perfectly.
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  3. What a gorgeous card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. Fabulous card hunny love the embossing on the Kraft too! hugs me,,

    PS great to see you at Top Tip Tuesday, Incy Wincy and Totally Gorjuss this time! tehhehe xx

  5. This is gorgeous Helen, really stylish. That has to be my favourite snowflake too although I have a Martha Stewart snowflake punch that I use a lot too. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat xx

  6. This is stunning, I love the blue & white with the Kraft, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

  7. Helen I love your card, CAS and very beautiful.
    hugs Dorte

  8. Such a lovely card. Perfect for the season. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

  9. Simple and beautiful. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  10. Oh so elegant and sophisticated! I adore the white snowflakes on the kraft background, just yummy!! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x

  11. Great idea, clean and simple. Glad you joined us at Sweet Stampin'.

  12. Hi Helen - I love your card. Fab CAS design and I totally adore the embossed snowflakes! Thanks for sharing it at Incy Wincy Designs in our "Christmas with Snowflakes" challenge this week.
    Helen x (DT)

  13. Gorgeous card Helen :-) the snowflakes and the blue/kraft combo is fabulous ,,, so pretty :-)

    Lols x x x

  14. Love it - great design and the colours work really well together.

    Thanks for sharing with us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

    Helen x

  15. Simple but stunning. Gorgeous card.

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.


  16. Such a lovely and elegant card! Love the snowflakes!Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

  17. Gorgeous card Helen - and you are right we have been similarly though of course not identically inspired! I think I took the lazier option as I jsut has patterned snoflake paper behind my die!! Love the kraft combo with the cool blue shade.
    Pauline x

  18. Hello Hwlwn - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl challenge, hugs Mary G x

  19. A brilliant creation!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  20. It's a lovely card, looks just great! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  21. What a lovely card
    Thank you for joining in at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Love Jan

  22. Gorgeous card, love the die cut snowflake. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  23. Hi Helen, hope you're well. Aww this card is so elegant, love the colours and simple design, gorgeous.

    Thanks so much for joining us this month at Sparkles Christmas and good luck in the draw.

    Merry Christmas

    Mel X

  24. great design! love the kraft, thanks for playing along with Whimsy Stamps Challenge :)


Thanks for taking the time to look and comment on my cards! Helen x