Wednesday, 1 January 2020

ABC Christmas Challenge - A & B are for?

Happy New Year!

Over at the ABC Christmas Challenge, we're starting our eleventh (!) trip through the alphabet...I'm the host, and the themes for this month are:

'A is for Anything Christmas Goes'
and
'B is for Bingo'


(Pick three elements in a row, column or diagonal)




I have a card for each of the two themes...and used new (to me) stamps on both. My 'A is for Anything Christmas Goes' card features a huge Christmas tree stamp by Indigo Blu called 'Baroque Christmas Tree'. I had an attempt at 'shadow stamping', and started by stamping it on to kraft card using Versafine 'Smoky Gray' ink, then moved the card along slightly and stamped it again using Versamark Ink, and heat embossed it using white. I matted it on to a layer of white card, distressed the edges a little, and then on to a kraft card blank adding a few adhesive pearls in the corners.


My 'B is for Bingo' card uses stamps from a set that I think came free with a magazine at some point...I went for the central column on the bingo board (Coloured Image - Christmas Sentiment - CAS), colouring the tree using watercolour pencils...adding some sparkle to the baubles and bows using liquid pixiedust. The sentiment came in the same stamp set, and I added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.


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.

13 comments:

Inkyfingers said...

You are really off to a good start with this lovely pair of cards, Helen! Love the white embossing on the kraft card and as usual, your faux stitching is awesome.

Thank you for your lovely card and I hope you have a wonderful 2020.
Hugs
Carol x

brenda said...

A delightfully elegant creation, many thanks for sharing and joining us at Allsorts current challenge.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2020.

B x

Dorte said...

Happy New Year, Helen.
Lovely cards for our first ABC challenge in 2020.
Dorte xx

Lynda said...

Great couple of cards Helen - great start to the eleventh year xx

Crafting Queen said...

Two amazing cards.

Lindsey said...

What a beautiful tree stamp that is on your first card! And the shadow stamping just makes it pop even more. (Note to self, as I never think to do that.) I also really like the more whimsical tree on your second card... and want to own some liquid pixiedust just for the name. :D Happy 2020!

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Elkes Lebensglück said...


very beautiful the cards!!!
Happy New Year,
Elke

Linby said...

An elegant CAS card. Thanks for joining in with my anything goes challenge at Allsorts.
Lynn x
DT

Mervi said...

Thank you for sharing your card over at Allsorts Anything goes Challenge. Happy New Year;-))m

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Mummylade said...

Such a bright and lovely project. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts!

Danni Reid said...

I really love your cards, the white against the kraft is really striking!