Wednesday, 5 May 2021

ABC Christmas Challenge - J & K are for?

It's the first Wednesday of a new month, so that means it's time for a new ABC Christmas Challenge! Dorte is the host, and the themes are:

'J is for Jewels'
'K is for Kids'

There's a fab prize on offer from Dorte for the lucky winner of this challenge:

I picked a Woodware stamp called 'Trio of Trees' for my 'J is for Jewels' card. I stamped it on a kraft card blank, using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed it gold, along with the sentiment from the set. I paper pieced the trees, stamping and embossing in gold on to snippets of green card. I then added lots of adhesive 'jewels' to decorate the trees.

On my 'K is for Kids' card, I used one of the Lili of the Valley 'Christmas Kids' pre-coloured die cuts...trimming it down into a circle shape using one of my Nesties. I paired it with some vintage-y papers from the 'Jingle All the Way' pad by First Edition...distressing the edges a little and adding faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen. The snowflake was cut using a Memory Box die, and is held in place using an old BasicGrey brad.

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.


Lynda said...

A couple of great cards - very different yet both so very effective xx

Inkyfingers said...

Gorgeous cards, Helen. I love the textured bejewelled trees and the vintage look on the second one is so pretty.
Carol x

Francesca said...

Very beautiful cards! Thanks for playing at Christmas Craft Creations

Judy McKay said...

Pretty Christmas card. Love the design. Thank you for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

R's Rue said...

Beautiful 🤩

Claudia Rogier said...

I love this one. This is cute. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

DT Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

Lindsey said...

Your tree card is beautiful and bling-y! Love the paper piecing and kraft card base. Your kids card is gorgeous!

Tammy L said...

I really love the Tree card. Great job on these! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations and hope to see you again soon.
Tammy DT

Jana Forrest said...

Helen I love both the Christmas cards you have created. But the tree card is really great! Love how you have decorated. Thanks for joining us over at Penny's Challenge. Best of luck, DT~Jana

Mari said...

Such a wonderful cards. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Creative Fingers.
DT Mari, my blog Ittetehty

MaryV said...

Wonderful cards! Love the design! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Challenges.

Di said...

Two fabulous cards Helen! i adore the Woodware trees - clever paper piecing. And the little LOTV cutie card is utterly adorable.


Di xx

Rocky said...

Thank you for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations, love the stitching on your card, it adds texture to a very pretty project.