Wednesday, 2 June 2021

ABC Christmas Challenge - L & M are for?

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

'L is for Letters'
&
'M is for Mistletoe'


On my 'L is for Letters' card, I used a cute little stamp from the Penny Black 'Christmas Critters' set, stamping him directly on to a kraft card blank, and colouring him using watercolour pencils - I love the detail of all of the fun things he asked 'Father Christmouse' for! The huge sentiment is from an unbranded set.


For my 'M is for Mistletoe' card, I used another Penny Black stamp, this one's called 'Wishes for Kisses'. I stamped it on to watercolour paper, then coloured it using watercolour pencils. I apired it with papers from the 'Peppermint Forest' pad by Craftwork Cards...distressing the edges and adding some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Scribbly Christmas set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous.


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.

12 comments:

Inkyfingers said...

I absolutely love the Penny Black critters and you have produced two very different cards that both draw maximum points for cuteness from me! Gorgeous cards, Helen.
Hugs
Carol x

Heather said...

Oh gosh, Helen, this little guy is ADORABLE with his little list! Perfect coloring, and great sentiment! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

Kathleen said...

Two really super creations with great images and designs. Thank you for joining our 'Any celebration but Birthdays' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

R's Rue said...

So pretty

Melanie Hungerford said...

Love your clean and simple card, a wonderful sentiment with a perfect image, so cute! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

brenda said...

Two lovely creations, thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Billie A said...

sweet cards and images. So glad you shared over at Crafty Sentiments.

Tracy said...

Cute creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Susan Renshaw said...

Lovely design and cute image!
Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge!
Susan
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Lindsey said...

These are beautiful, Helen! I always love the way you use Penny Black critters.

Fiona said...

This is just adorable - that little mouse at the bottom looks fabulous on the kraft background - thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas challenge

Debbie said...

These are both wonderful cards! I really love that cute little mouse and his list!
Thanks for playing along at Sparkles Christmas Challenge!