Wednesday, 2 March 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - E is for...

We have a fun new ABC Christmas Challenge starting today...Lacey is the host, and the theme is:

'E is for Embossing'
(Wet or Dry)

Our sponsor for this challenge is Wild Rose Studio:


And the prize is this fab flourish die:

I heat embossed a snowy background on my card using a Hero Arts stamp, Versamark ink and white embossing powder. I embossed the snowflakes on a piece of watercolour card that I had inked using Distress Inks and the 'smooshing' technique a while ago when I made this card. The colours I used were: Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon & Peacock Feathers. I cut a curved border at the bottom of the panel using a Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Hillside' border die. I coloured the Lili of the Valley 'Snowman' using watercolour pencils to match, and added a sentiment (from the 'Jolly Christmas Sentiments' set by C C Designs/Pollycraft).


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.
I have candy on offer at the moment...you can find it here.

24 comments:

Elaine Stark said...

A great card. I wish I could be so dedicated to making Christas cards all year through. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Sue said...

Hi Helen, this is a beautiful card. Your background is amazing and so is your colouring of that super snowman! - I love this - it is really inspirational.
Sue...xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a gorgeous card, love the background, it's so vibrant. The fun snowman is coloured beautifully too. Well done on your Christmas card total so far, I find I have to make these all year round too otherwise I won't have enough.
Lorraine

chrissy xx said...

What a sweetie this is! I LOve your snowman, and design.
Your background is Stunning!
Chrissyxx

Neha said...

Oh what a lovely card! Love the background colors
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
TTCRD DT
Completely Handmade... {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door
ttcrd.blogspot.com

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Helen, the background is fabulous, love the embossed snowflakes and the snowman is super cute :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful snowman. Love your design and colour. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Crafty She said...

Gorgeous card. I love your snowman. xxx

Edith said...

Helen, this looks great! Love the background and your colouring, too!
Edith

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the background and the super snowman!
Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra!
Susan
DT for CHNC Extra!
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Marilyn said...

Love this card! Cute image and beautiful background.
Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and I do hope you'll be back again.
Marilyn

Zw@@n said...

Wow, gorgeous card, Helen. I love the background and the colours. And of course that super cute snowman. Luv, Wilma

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

StampinJessica said...

A perfect monochrome card !
Thank you for join us at the Come and Get It Challenge this week.
Jessica DT

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Fabulous card Helen. Love that snowman. Thanks for playing along with us in our Monochrome challenge at Come and Get it. Good Luck. Hope to see you again soon.
Lynn, CAGI DT

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great coloring and background for this card. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.
Cindy DT

Dot said...

I have a soft spot for snowmen, so I just love your card, Helen...beautiful with the embossed background!
hugs Dorte

Eileen said...

A beautiful Christmas card. I love the embossed background you have created. Perfect colouring and colour choices and a great layout. Thanks for playing along with our 'Add a Sentiment' challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and hope to see you joining us again
Eileen x

Susangail Powell said...

This is awesome!!! I love every detail on your card.

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is fabulous. Love your embossed background. The snowman is so cute. Loving all the blue hues! Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Challenge of Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Samantha said...

This is gorgeous Helen I love the colours too! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)

Gale said...

Beautiful Christmas card Helen. Love the embossed background and cute snowman. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe and we hope you join us again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Lisa S. said...

Oh my gosh Helen, I absolutely love this card and your embossing rocks!!!

Eret said...

How gorgeous card. Love the background layers. It's fantastic. Your coloring of this fun image is fabulous as well. Stunning work. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle.
Eret x