Wednesday, 5 December 2018

ABC Christmas Challenge - Y & Z are for?

We have a fun new ABC Christmas Challenge starting today...Carol is the host, and it's th last challenge of the year! We have two themes this month:

'Y is for Your Favourite Thing'
&
'Z is for Zero Embellishments'

Our sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Ribbons
Prize - £10 Voucher for the Crafty Ribbons store!

There's also a little prize from Carol:


I used several of my favourite things on my first card...a Penny Black image (this cute pup is from the 'Wintertime Cheer' set), My Mind's Eye papers (these are from a really old pad called 'Wonderful Winter'), and a favourite techinque...faux stitching (using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen). I coloured the image using watercolour pencils, added some light distressing to all of the layers, a snowflake (cut using a Tim Holtz die) which I coated with some sparkle, and a piece of green Card Candi (by Craftwork Cards).


For my 'Zero Embellishments' card, I went completely flat...making a one layer card using a Uniko Stamp called 'Block Party Christmas'. I stamped it on to a kraft card blank using a white pigment inkpad, then heat embossed it using white embossing powder. I added a touch of colour to some of the elements of the stamp using watercolour pencils.


Challenges for these cards:


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

9 comments:

Dreja said...

Ganz wunderbar gemacht.
Vielen lieben Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
LG Dreja

Donna Ellis said...

Darling little puppy, so happy and festive! It's a lovely card! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for supporting us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or A Designer Favorite. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
Smiles,
Donna
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Chris said...

Both cards are beautiful...love the one you shared at Crafty Catz...adorable stamp, fabulous papers and the faux stitching looks great! Thanks for playing along this week.
Chris
x

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card Helen thanks for sharing at crafty catz this week

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love your wonderful card, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Inkyfingers said...

What a great pair of cards Helen! I love the first one with that cute image and your faux stitching always has me fooled. The second card is so cool! I love that it is one layer and the touches of colour really pop against the white and kraft.
Hugs
Carol x

Janeen said...

this is the most wonderful card.

Samantha Squires said...

What a fab pair of cards. Thank you for taking part in the "My Time To Craft Challenge". DT Sam x

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the My Time To Craft Challenge this time and good luck :)