Wednesday 14 September 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - S is for...

We have another fun ABC Christmas Challenge starting today...Mandy is the host, and the theme is:

'S is for Sew What?'
(Real or Faux Stitching)

Our sponsor for this challenge is Freckled Fawn:
Prize - $15 Gift Certificate!

I've used a Stampendous stamped image called 'Bethlehem Nights'...I stamped it using Memento 'Nautical Blue' ink, then heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. I added a little colour to the buildings, stars and clear patches of sky using watercolour pencils. I distressed the edges a little, then matted it on to some matching blue card, adding some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a white 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.


  1. oh my gosh, that is just soooooooo very lovely! what a beautiful card, and such a perfect use of that stamp! thanks for rockin' the holiday HOME theme with us at JINGLE BELLES! <3

  2. Wow ... what a stunning night time sky ... love the golden touches ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  3. Wow, love your card, Helen. Gorgeous colours and I like that stamp very much. Luv, Wilma

  4. Oooo . . . this is gorgeous!! simple, but really stunning! Love the deep, rich blue in your sky. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

  5. Such a beautiful card. Striking even if it's simple. 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.
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  6. Hi Helen, I absolutely love this card - it is really beautiful. I love that stamp and your design with the blue and white is amazing.
    Genius design!

  7. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at My Time To Craft :)

  8. WOW! I love the sky, somebody you created !! It has so much anxiety and tension! Yes, one of the most beautiful ways to create the evening sky. White buildings add contrast and the whole thing is just perfect. Your card is my favorite :-) Good luck.
    Thank you for sharing with HLS Christmas.
    BozenA DT HLS

  9. This is such a wonderful card and captures Christmas perfectly! Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

    Emma - DT member

  10. Simply beautiful! Thanks for playing along with the HLS Christmas challenge xx


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