Wednesday, 6 February 2019

ABC Christmas Challenge - C & D are for?

We have a fun new ABC Christmas Challenge starting today...Wilma is the host, and the themes are:

'C is for Candy'
&
'D is for Decorations'

There are a couple of prizes on offer for two lucky winners:



Having gone with a candy cane die cut on one of my projects for last month's challenge, I had a rummage through my stamped images for something different, and found this one by Whiff of Joy...which I think is called 'Henry Mouse & Friend - Candy Cane'. I coloured it using watercolour pencils, then added a sentiment (from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous) underneath. I distressed the edges a little, added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen, then matted in on to some coordinating red card.


I have quite a collection of stamps of decorations, and with decorations as part of the image, and picked this adorable Lili of the Valley one (called 'Trim the Tree') as I haven't used it in years! Again, I coloured the image using watercolour pencils...adding a touch of gold to the stars with a Sakura stardust pen. I paired the image with some My Mind's Eye papers (from the 'Countdown to Christmas' pad), distressing the edges and adding some faux stitching.


I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:

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

17 comments:

Sandra H said...

So beautiful x

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous pair of festive cards Helen. Your colouring is wonderful and your faux stitching ALWAYS fools me!

Hugs
Carol x

Lin said...

Love both of your cards - they made me smile! Thank you for sharing them with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Catie Cuddles said...

More fabulous cards. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge. Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Greta said...

Oh wow--these are so cute, Helen! I really love the first one with red & kraft!

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch, good luck!!! Amy DT

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MLCC, good luck!!! Amy DT

Lindsey said...

Such a great pair of cards! Your pencil colouring is beautiful. Also what Carol said... your stitching looks amazing!

Dorte said...

Super cute images you have used for your C and D cards, Helen- beautiful as always.
Dorte xx

Catie Cuddles said...

Both cute cards. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge. Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Helen :-) both are absolutely GORGEOUS!! I haven't seen WOJ images used for ages so it was lovely to see Henry again ❤️ The LOV image is adorable too, very cute :-)

I am so sad to be leaving the team, I have had a wonderful time being here with you and will miss you LOTS, but I will be keeping in touch and joining in with the challenges ;-)
Hope you have a great weekend! Stay warm!! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Annemi said...

Such a great card. Love the image and your coloring and the ad of stitching makes it just perfect. 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.
Regards,
Ann-Marie
TTCRD DT
Annemi {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door
ttcrd.blogspot.com

Anila Dikay said...

Super cute card Helen with Beautiful colouring. Thank you for sharing with us at the Inkspirational challenge
Anila xx

Zw@@n said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Helen. I love Henry the mouse (he is my favorite mouse) and his girlfriend. They are so cute. Hugs

Sandra said...

Wonderful cards, they are so cute, you never can start to early making Christmas cards for sure. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous sweet Christmas card..
Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at Winter Wonderland..
Luv CHRISSYxx

Inkyfingers said...

Hi Helen,
I'm back with my other hat on to say that for sharing your cute card with us at Happy Little Stampers.
Hugs
Carol x