Wednesday, 7 March 2018

ABC Christmas Challenge - E, F & G are for?

Over at the ABC Christmas Challenge, we have a fun new challenge starting today...Carol is the host, and the themes for this month are:

'E is for Embossing'
'F is for Frills'
'G is for Glitter'

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

Wild Orchid Crafts
Prize - £20 Gift Certificate!

There's also a little prize from Carol:

For my 'E for Embossing' card, I embossed a piece of blue patterned paper (it was a snippet from a 12x12 sheet, and I have no idea of brand!) sing my 'Snowfall' folder from Tim Holtz for Sizzix...I lightly sanded over the raised areas to reveal the white core. I used it as a background for one of the cute snowmen from the 'Snow Much Fun' set by Penny Black. I extended the line of the snowy ground using a black gel pen, then carefully cut him out...adding his snowballs popped up on 3D foam pads. The sentiment stamp is from a set by Lili of the Valley.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
I'm not usually one for 'Frills', but I'm challenging myself to make a card for every theme again this year, so picked some sort of frilly silver lace for this card, and paired it with some papers from the 'Silent Night' pad by First Edition, and a cute 'Angel Cat' by Penny Black. I distressed the edges of everything, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. Again, the sentiment stamp is by Lili of the Valley.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Finally, I have a 'G for Glitter' card...and chose to use one of my WOW embossing glitters to make a sparkly background. I smooshed some Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Tattered Rose, Fired Brick & Festive Berries) on to a piece of watercolour paper, then heat embossed my 'Delicate Snowflakes' stamps by Stampendous using 'Turkish Nights' embossing's such a beautiful mix of pinks and gold...and so sparkly! I added a Penny Black mouse ('X-Mouse Ornament') over the top...there's glitter on his snowflake too...matted it on to a piece of gold mirror card, and added another Lili of the Valley sentiment.

Here's another attempt at photographing the sparkle:

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.


Karen Knott said...

Gorgeous trio of cards Helen, love the PB images especially the snowman on the first one :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Lisa xx said...

What a gorgeous collection of cards

Thank you for joining us at Christmas with the Cuties

linda said...

such a sweet collection of creative cards! i love how the mouse pops against the pretty background. thank you so much for playing along with us at the penny black and more challenge.

Dot said...

Beautiful cards for the E,F and G challenge, Helen. Love your snowy background on the E card.
hugs Dorte

brenda said...

Not one but three pretty cards Helene, many thanks for joining in with our 'Feature a Creature' theme at Penny Black and More challenge again.

B x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Helen :-) all of them are absolutely gorgeous! I love Snowy on the first one, always adorable, and the kitty and mouse are super cute too :-)

I need to make more Christmas cards too! this once a month just isn't going to be enough come December ;-)

Lols x x x

Basslady said...

your cards are so fantastic!

thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

beatriz blazquez arrabal said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week.
We look forward to seeing you again next time. Hugs Beatriz DT

AlisonC said...

Very effective snow embossing, great stitching and such a cute mouse. x

Sandra said...

Such pretty cards, fabulous to make the Christmas cards so early. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Rijacki Ledum said...

A great trio of cards. My fav is the snowman.

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.

Rijacki's Workshop
Through The Craft Room Door

Daniela said...

Wonderful cards Helen! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More and good luck!
x Daniela (DT)

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely sweet card, thanks for joining us at Christmas with the cuties challenge cheers Sue

CraftyNatalie said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas with the cuties this month.

Tip Top said...

Lovely cards - thank you so much for entering the Crimbo Crackers challenge! Hope to see you again soon!