Wednesday, 10 July 2013

ABC Christmas Challenge - N is for...

It's time for a new ABC Christmas Challenge...this fortnight I am the host and the theme is:

'N is for NO Embellishments'
Eeeeeek!

So that means...NO brads, buttons, charms, ribbons, twine, lace, card candi, pins, bells etc...
You can go CAS if you like...but you don't have to.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize - a $10 Gift Certificate!

I often make cards without embellishments...I find I faff about trying to decide where to put them! Plus...it will make your Christmas card flatter and therefore cheaper to post! I've used a cute Lili of the Valley image called 'Christmas Bunnies - Stocking', which I coloured using watercolour pencils. I kept my card CAS using just a couple of strips of paper (from the 'Countdown to Christmas' pad by My Mind's Eye)...I distressed the edges then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.


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

13 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Helen :-) the image is very cute and I love the CAS and distressed look :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Claire said...

Lovely CAS design and cute image. Hugs, Claire x

Lisa Jane said...

Fabulous - who needs embellishments?
Lisa x

La Papera Gialla said...

What a cute image!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
Monica - CCC DT

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your card Helen x

Kat said...

Gorgeous Helen. Love the colour combo and that sweet image.

Kat xx

Dot said...

Helen your card is lovely as always, and yes cheap to post,
hugs Dorte

Alanna said...

What a darling card. I love the image you used. So glad you could join us this week at CCC.

Sabrina said...

Helen, what a sweet Christmas card! I love that you chose blue, white and red for the card, and just love the addorable image! Thank you for joining in on the fun at Christmas Card Challenge #32. :0

Zw@@n said...

Wow, great CAS card, Helen. Cute image and beautifully coloured!
Luv, Wilma

Jenn said...

This is so cute, I love the image and distressing! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges!

Shelly said...

Such a cute card! :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS on Sunday!

Janneke de Jong said...

What a cute card ;o)
Thank you for joning us at CAS on Sunday!