Wednesday 7 December 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - Y & Z are for...

We have another fun ABC Christmas Challenge starting today...Samantha is the host and the themes are:

'Y is for Yikes!' & 'Z is for Zoom!'

Yes...that's right, we have two themes for this challenge!
After seven trips through the alphabet, we're changing things up in 2017, and are breaking you all in gently with a practice run for the last challenge this year. We will still be using the alphabet as the inspiration for our challenges, but will be switching to a monthly challenge, so each month will have more than one theme. You can use either or all of the themes..make a project for both or combine them in one...the choice is yours! Remember that we do not have a limit on the number of times you can enter each of our challenges, or the number of challenges you can combine with ours! Our challenges will start on the first Wednesday of each month, and will end on the last day of the month, so you'll have plenty of time to play along! We will also continue to have lots of fabulous prizes on offer...with multiple winners each month!

Our sponsor for this challenge is East Wind:
Prize - 3 Digital Images!

I went with the 'Z is for Zoom' theme and as my stash of Christmas cards is looking quite healthy, I made a set of decorative fridge magnets using images of Penny Black critters zooming around! The magnets are from Ikea...they're meant for putting photos in, but I simply cut some white card to the correct size. I stamped the critters (Ice Dance Dog, Snowboard Ride & Deer in Skates) on to the card, coloured them using watercolour pencils, then added a simple doodled border before sliding them into the plastic magents.

I'm also entering these magnets into the following challenges:

For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.


  1. Wow, great magnets Helen, so gorgeous and colored beautifully! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge and good luck.
    Wendy / DT

  2. Cute images you have chosen for those sweet magnets, Helen, such a great idea.
    Hugs Dorte

  3. What a wonderful set of fridge magnets. beautifully coloured and just so cute. Thank you for playing along with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  4. tehehhee Brilliant and a great christmas gift too,
    Thanks once again for being an awesome partner at ABC Christmas and also a great friend too!
    hugs me xx

  5. wow Helen...great idea for gifts...adorable images and great colour work...thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  6. These are a gorgeous set of fridge magnets. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

  7. Beautiful is your creation thank you for entering our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge “Anything but a card” good luck and hope to see you next time Dt Sandra H xx

  8. The magnets are amazing! Love the critters and the way you colored them! Perfect alteration of the Ikea products! Thank you for joining us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Hugs, Macarena!

  9. Hi, Helen! I love those magnets, the Christmas animals are adorable! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B DT

  10. Absolutely adorable. Love them. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

  11. they are so sweet. would make great little gifts or stocking fillers. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck in the challenge, Theresa DT xx

  12. Those are all so cute. They would look great on my frig. Thanks for sharing with Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

  13. ooh these are super cute Helen, love the images, absolutely gorgeous :-)

    Lols x x x

  14. What a brilliant idea, love your whimsical fridge magnets. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges. Caz DT

  15. What a cool project. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge. Good luck!

  16. Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly. Good Luck.
    Lynn, Holly Jolly DT


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