Wednesday, 7 July 2021

ABC Christmas Challenge - N & O are for?

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

'N is for North Pole'
'O is for Off to One Side'

There's a wonderful prize on offer for the lucky winner:

I was sure I had a paper pad called 'North Pole', so rummaged through all of my papers, but all that I could find was this snippet of paper from the 'Festive Chalkboard' pad by Craftwork Cards that featured a stack of signs, one of which pointed to the 'North Pole', so that's what I used. It was already trimmed to about the right size for a DL card, so I cut a piece of red glitter card to layer it on...distressing the edges a little, then simply adding it to a white card blank.

For my 'Off to One Side' card, I stamped  a selection of snowflakes (from the Creative Expressions 'Bold Snowflake', Hero Arts 'Wintertime Messages', Happy Little Stampers 'Let it Snow', Stampendous 'Delicate Snow' sets) off the edge of a kraft card blank using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed them in white. I added a sentiment from a Colorado Craft set, also embossed in white, then a touch of teal to the snowflakes using a watercolour pencil.

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.


Heather said...

So beautiful, Helen! Love your heat embossed design, those tiny touches of color in your delicate snowflakes really sing! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

Donna said...

Fabulous cards! I do love the look of chalkboard!
Thanks for celebrating Christmas in July with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!

Billie A said...

wonderful cards. I love the embossed snowflakes on kraft. So glad you shared over at Sparkle Christmas challenge.

Suze said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for entering the Enchanted Garden and/or Christmas in July Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

Lindsey said...

I love the chalkboard look of the first card! And the snowflakes are gorgeous.

creationsnz said...

Hi Helen, what a super snowy card with that wonderful wonky singpost! Thanks for sharing with us at Incy Wincy, CarolG

Maria Rodriguez. said...

WOW!! I love how the chalkboard technique looks on this beautiful card, it makes the snow and signs really stand out.
Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH.
Stay healthy and safe.

foleysfriend said...

Lovely cards. The snowflake card is gorgeous. I like how you added some teal to the snowflakes to add some interest and often snowflakes take on that teal hue, in real life. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS.

sue n.

Cazro said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. Loving your snowflakes on Kraft card. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas challenges. Caz. DT.