Wednesday, 4 January 2017

ABC Christmas Challenge - January 2017...A & B are for?

Over at the ABC Christmas Challenge, we're starting our eighth trip through the alphabet today...with two letters:

'A is for Anything Goes'

AND

'B is for Things Beginning with B'

We have two amazing sponsors this month:

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Prize - a $12 Gift Certificate!

AND

Wild Orchid Crafts
Prize - a £10 gift certificate!

And...that's not all...there's also a little prize from me too:
Two Docrafts Christmas stamps!

I made a card for each of the two themes this month...I had lots of lovely new stamps for Christmas...including the new 'Wintertime Cheer' set by Penny Black...and used some of the stamps on my cards. On the first card...for 'Anything Goes'...I used a sweet image of a ct & mouse hurrying along, which I coloured using watercolour pencils. I used some really old papers (from the 'Wonderful Winter' pad by My Mind's Eye)...distressing the edges, and adding faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from a set by Pollycraft for CC Designs.


On my second card...for 'Things Beginning with B'...I couldn't resist this little pup riding on his tractor! I coloured him brown, and gave him a blue tractor...and a pile of presents wrapped in blue in his little trailer! I also coloured a couple of little birdie stamps from the set, and coloured them to look like robins...then fussy cut all of the images. I created a snowy background for them by smooshing lots of shades of blue Distress Inks on watercolour paper (Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Broken China, Salty Ocean & Chipped Sapphire), then heat embossed my Simon Says Stamp 'Falling Snow' background stamp using WOW 'Sparkling Snow' embossing powder over the top. I cut the snowy ground using a Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Hillside' border die...adding a sentiment from a Lili of the Valley set.


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


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

13 comments:

brenda said...

A great creation for our Something New challenge at Allsorts Helen, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Teresa Kline said...

beautiful cards, your coloring is amazing! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Samantha said...

Brilliant cards Helen! and Happy New Year hugs me xx

Pam Sparks said...

super cute! I have some grandsons that would love that tractor card!

webbelthings.blogspot.nl said...

Great card Helen! Love the snowy background. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge and hope to see you again next time. Hugs, Wendy / GDT

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Helen, both of them are so cute! Love the images ❤️❤️

luv
Lols x x x

Wendy L said...

So cute, love the stamp you have used, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this time, xxxx

chrissy xx said...

Two Gorgeous cards!
Both are so much fun x
Chrissyxx

MagsB said...

Two fab, gorgeous cards, Helen! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

love Mags B DT x

Dot said...

Wonderful A and B cards you have made Helen, love them both,
hugs Dorte

Lisa S. said...

Your cards are terrific Helen. Love the layered look on A and the fun mixed media style of B. Great way to start off the new year!!! Hugs, Lisa

Rae Ann said...

Such adorable cards. I love all of the distressing and layers on the first card and the snowy scene you created on the second is so sweet.

Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

Suze said...

What fun images. Two lovely cards. Thank you for joining in the christmas challenge at CHNC Extra.