Wednesday, 4 April 2018

ABC Christmas Challenge - H & I are for?

We have a fun new ABC Christmas Challenge starting today...Lols is the host, and the themes for this month are:

'H is for Hats'
'I is for Ice'

Our sponsor for this challenge is All Dressed Up:
Prize - 2 Digi Stamps of the winner's choice!

There's also an awesome bonus prize for one lucky winner from Lols...a $25/£20 gift certificate to a store of the winner's choice!

Looking through my stamp collection, I discovered that I had quite a lot of Christmas stamps featuring hats...but just had to go with 'Snowy' (by Penny Black). I coloured him using watercolour pencils, then paper pieced his hat and scarf using snippets of paper from the 'Recollections - Prince Charming' pad by Michaels (found at TK Maxx). I used some more of the papers for the background...distressing the edges a little, then adding some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from a set by Pollycraft for C C Designs.

Challenges for this card:

Coming up with an image for 'Ice' was also fairly easy...I do have a few 'ice skating' images, but thought that little Lili of the Valley penguin on his iceberg (called 'Ice Christmas') would be perfect! I coloured him using watercolour pencils, and added a sentiment (from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous). I simply distressed the edges a little then matted it on to a couple of pieces of co-ordinating card.

Challenges for this card:

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


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Helen, both of them are absolutely fabulous! :-)

Lols x x x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi your Christmas cards are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog for the current challenge the theme is “Outdoor Fun” and the sponsor is Dr Digi’s House of Stamps. Hugs Jackie (DT)

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous pair of cards Helen! Snowy is my favourite snowman ever and I love him with the paper pieced hat. The faux stitching looks so real! The penguin in the iceberg is so sweet and I love how you coloured it.
Carol x

Karen Knott said...

Fab cards, love the paper piecing on the snowman and the sweet penguin on the second card :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 379 - hope to see you again soon x

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Adorable cards, love them!!
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.

Cards and Creativity {My Blog}

Elena Orsi said...

Love both od card Helen.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week.
We look forward to seeing you again next time.
Good luck!
creativEle DT

Joan said...

What a sweet little penguin and a lovely card too

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas this month


Sharon said...

You can never go wrong with the lovely Snowy. Both fabby cards, you always manage to find the best papers!

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining in with the Crimbo Crackers challenge - hope to see you again next time!

LOU said...

Adorable cards Helen. Love the images and your colouring.
Thank you so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you again soon,
Lou DT xo