Wednesday, 6 June 2018

ABC Christmas Challenge - L & M are for?

It's the first Wednesday of the month, so that means that we have a fun new ABC Christmas Challenge starting today! I'm the host, and we have two themes:

'L is for Love'
'M is for Mice'

Our sponsor this month is Wild Rose Studio:

There's also a little prize from me too...a Lili of the Valley Christmas stamp:

I made a card for each of the two themes...although both cards feature mice. They're from a set of House Mouse stamps by Joanna Sheen called 'Feathered Hugs' that I picked up in a charity shop recently. On my 'L is for Love' card I used the image called 'Hugging Bird', which I coloured using watercolour pencils. I paired it with papers from a My Mind's Eye pad called 'Floral - Blue'...not Christmassy, but the colours matched! I distressed all of the edges, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from a set by Lili of the Valley.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

On my 'M is for Mice' card, I used an image called 'Swiss Ribbon', which I again coloured using watercolour pencils. This time I used papers from 'The Candy Cane' flowers and paper pad by Craftwork Cards (another charity shop find!), adding distressing and faux stitching as on the first card. The sentiment stamp I used on this one is from a set by Pollycraft for C. C. Designs.

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.


Inkyfingers said...

What a cute pair of cards Helen and I love your adorable mice. You are an expert at mixing papers and your faux stitching looks so real!
Carol x

Pat said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, love that cute image and the beautiful colours, thanks for playing along at Christmas with the Cuties.

Pat xx

Sammy said...

These are both such lovely cards! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

CraftyNatalie said...

Lovely festive card. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD this week.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Helen and what a great charity shop find!! Both are super cute and I love the papers and 'stitching' :-)

Lols x x x

Marie B. said...

Hi Helen, I love both of your cards here! The top one is so pretty in those blues, and your bottom one is super cute! Thanks for joining us at Christmas With The Cuties for our Festive Furry Friends challenge! :)

~Marie B -DT

Rae Ann said...

The muted colors on the first are so pretty! Love that color palette! The bright colors on the second make for a great non-traditional Christmas color palette. The stitching on both adds such a great design detail.

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

Melanie said...

Wonderful cards!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with photo inspiration” 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 these past weeks…