Wednesday 5 July 2017

ABC Christmas Challenge - N & O are for?

We have another fun ABC Christmas Challenge starting today...I'm the host, and we have two awesome themes this month, which you can choose between, or combine:

'N is for New'
'O is for Old'
(Just don't forget the Christmas theme!)

We have two wonderful sponsors this month:

Prize - $10 Gift Certificate!


Prize - $10 Gift Certificate!

There's also a bonus prize from me of this Lili of the Valley 'Perfect Snowman' stamp:

On my first card, I used a new stamp (new in the sense that this is the first time I've used it...but to my shame it's been sitting waiting to be mounted on to some cling foam for months...) Lili of the Valley's 'Ice Christmas'. I stamped it directly on to my card blank, then coloured it using watercolour pencils. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Scribbly Christmas set by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous.

Challenges for this card:
On my second card, I used an old favourite stamp ('Bedecked Antlers' by Penny Black) and old papers (from the 'Bundled Up' pad by Crate Paper). The image is again coloured using watercolour pencils, and the sentiment stamp is from the same Tim Holtz set used on my first card. I distressed all of the edges before adding some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.

Challenges for this card:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.


Aquarius said...

Cute penguin stamp, beautifully coloured and who can resist smiling at the cow bedecked with baubles?

Keti's Projects said...

Both cards are totally cute and so cool. Great challenge too.

Unknown said...

Two lovely cards, sweet that cow ;)
Hugs xx

Trina P. said...

Both cards are adorable, Helen. Love your CAS penguin card. Great colouring and love where you used the red and blue. Thank you for joining us this week at Less Is More.

Maura said...

Sweet cards, Helen! I really like how you used the RWB in a different way! Great little polar scene. I'm so glad you joined us for our Red, White and Blue challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, Maura

Hazel said...

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

Susan said...

This is such a cute card! Love it! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Dreja said...

Toll gemacht. Gefällt mir sehr gut. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den AF.
LG Dreja

Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt aus Alsdorf said...

your pinguins are sweet
Thanks for joining us at Animal Friends
Hugs Anja

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Two super cards Helen. That laughing cow is wonderful but you adorable penguin has stolen my heart. A sensationally CAS design and the use of non-traditional colours for a Christmas card is really inspiring. Thanks so much for popping this in at Less is More xx

Darnell said...

These are both adorable, Helen! The second one made me lol, but the first one made me gasp ~ your coloring is simple perfection!! Hugs, Darnell

Jackie C said...

Both soooooooooooo classy! Jackie DT @ Creatalious.

Susan said...

Such a cute card. Love it. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations.Louise DT x

Loose Stitches said...

So very adorable, lovely coloring! Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges! We hope to see you again!
Sherry x
DT for Creatalicious Challenges
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

Rae Ann said...

Love the CAS design of the first card. That little penguin is the star for sure! The non-traditional colors on the sceond card are so awesome. The stitching and distressing are such great details.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments for our Anything Goes challenge.

chanya13 said...

Lovely card thanks for sharing it with us at TTCRD, hugs Agnieszka chanya13

Lorraine A said...

super cute cards Helen :-) both are gorgeous and I especially love the cow haha, totes adorbs :-)

Lols x x x
p.s, sorry mine was late, I added it to the line up ;-)

Shuly said...

ho this is so cute and quite unexepected, celebrating christmas with a cute cow. i love the idea, cows being such peaceful and closer than we think animals. love your sweet card!
thank you so much for entering our anything goes challenge at Love to Scrap!

AlisonC said...

What cute images, the stitched paper background is brilliant.

Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt aus Alsdorf said...

Your card is wonderful
Thanks for joining us at Animal Friends
Hugs Anja

Melanie said...

2 gorgeous cards!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional red, white & blue” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…

Leslie said...

Love everything about this! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes" challenge this month!
Leslie, LTSCB DT
Love To Scrap 2
Love To Scrap!