Wednesday, 4 August 2021

ABC Christmas Challenge - P, Q & R are for?

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

'P is for Plump'
'Q is for Quality Street'
'R is for Ribbon'

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

For my 'P is for Plump' card, I picked a cute Stamping Bella image called 'Caroling Chicks'...just look at those round little bellies! I stamped it directly on to a kraft card blank, along with the matching sentiment, then coloured it using watercolour pencils.

For my 'Q is for Quality Street' card, I took inspiration from the colours on some of the sweets...specifically, the blue (coconut), pink (fudge) and of course the purple one (hazelnut caramel).

I heat embossed my 'Mod Trees' background stamp (from Simon Says Stamp) on to blue, pink and purple card, using coordinating WOW embossing glitters (Coral Reef on pink, Pacific Wave on Blue and Magical Mauve on purple). I made a ptachwork from little squares of the embossed card, mounting them on to gold mirror card, and cutting a sentiment from more of the mirror card using a Creative Expressions die.

As always, being so sparkly and shiny, it's difficult to get a good photo, but here's another angle:

Finally, on my 'R is for Ribbon' card. I decided to try to make a bit of a feature of the ribbon, as it's not somehting I often use on my cards. I made a 'gift box' from red card...embossing part of it using my 'Outline Snowflakes' background stamp (from Simon Says Stamp) in white. The tied some spotty ribbon around it before adding it to a kraft card blank. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Wintertime Messages' set by Hero Arts.

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...

Aw, those little singing birds definitely make great Christmas music! So very sweet, and I love colors on kraft paper! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

Inkyfingers said...

What a great collection of festive beauties to add to the pile, Helen. I especially love the cute singing birds and the blingy Quality Street card.
Take care.
Carol x

brenda said...

A lovely collection of Christmas cards Helen, many thanks for joining in with our 'Celebrations' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Such beautiful cards! I've often wanted to challenge myself to with alphabet letters. You knocked it out of the park! Each one is different. Those bird carolers are adorable.

The background you created for the sparkly card is just lovely! Thanks for linking it to our Cut it Up Create Your Own Background challenge.


Jinny said...

Beautiful cards, Helen! I especially love the OLC with those cute birds. Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts, and I hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Jinny

Tracy said...

Thank you for joining Stamping Sensations with your entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Melanie Hungerford said...

How adorable! Love that you used a kraft card base, it looks perfect with those singing birds. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge!

Linby said...

How fab all your cards are and such a variety. The inspired by the Quality street tin is a wonderful make - so inspirational. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

ElizStewart said...

Helen... your plump chickens are adorable!!! beyond words.

Lisa xx said...

Literally found myself singing along with the chick's!!! Fabulous card

Thank you so much for joining us at Christmas with the Cuties

Lindsey said...

Three beautiful cards! As always, I am in awe of your skill with watercolour pencils.

Darlene said...

OMG what fabulous cards! Thanks for beautiful inspiration and Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Perfectly CAS challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

Gerda said...

These cards are all beautiful!! I love them all!!
Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
Have a great day.

BożenA said...

Perfect and beautiful CAS card. Wonderful Christmas card.
Thank you for sharing with us on Perfectly CAS.
BożenA DT PC

Sarah said...

A gorgeous card, love the super cute chicks!! Thank you for entering our CAS challenge at christmas with The Cutie Pies. Sarah DT

Debbie said...

These are all wonderful!! But I do have to say I really love the little singing birdies!
Thanks for playing along at Sparkles Christmas Challenge!!