Wednesday, 1 September 2021

ABC Christmas Challenge - S & T are for?

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

'S is for Stencil'
'T is for Two'

There's a wonderful prize on offer for the lucky winner a $10 gift card for MFT:

I don't have any stencils, so 'S is for Stencil' was a bit of a challenge! I set about making my own using some of my Christmas dies...and after a few failed attempts with acetate, I ended up cutting one using my Cuttlebug 'Ice Crystal' die and some very thick card. I used it to stencil a snowflake on to a navy card blank used a couple of colours of Izink Diamond glitter paints, allowing the two colours to blend together. Once dry, I stamped and embossed a Penny Black sentiment using 'Metallic Platinum Sparkle' embossing glitter from WOW.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
On my 'T is for Two' card, I used a Penny Black image of TWO hedgies with TWO gifts from the 'Jolly Friends' set...stamping it on to a snippet of watercolour paper and colouring it using watercolour pencils, before carefully cutting it out. I made a simple background for them using snippets of TWO papers (one from the 'Pastel Pinks' pad from the Works, and one from the 'Mystery Marbles' pad by Craft Sensations), tearing the edge of the one for the 'snow'. I added a TWO word sentiment from the 'Bauble Owl' set by Woodware and some sparkle to the snow on their umbrella using some Stickles, matting it all on to some navy card before adding it to my card blank.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.


Rainey's Craft Room said...

Many thanks for joining in our challenge at Allsorts this week with your fabulous snowflake card.

coldwaters2 said...

What a lovely CAS style creation I love the shine of the snowflake against the dark blue this is a fabulous festive make thank you for joining us at ALLSORTS this week
lolo x

Joyce said...

Your snowflake is so beautiful and dramatic against the dark background. And, clever you for creating your own stencil. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Pauline C said...

Lovely cards Helen …. I don’t have any stencils either and have actually been thinking about getting some as I’ve been playing with some sponged backgrounds 😀 Your second card is v cute and fills me with nostalgia .. I’m pretty sure that was the first stamp I ever bought .. an old style wood mounted block, and I still have it in my craft box😀

Ellibelle said...

Two beautifully done Christmas cards, Helen! Love the cute hedgies!
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

brenda said...

An elegant design for a pretty creation, fun Hedgie card as well, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts CAS theme this week.

B x

Chrissy said...

Love your adorable sweet Hedgehog, so very cute.
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge this fortnight at As You Like It..


Lindsey said...

Well done on the DIY stencil! Sadly, it's very difficult to buy just one stencil - suddenly you'll find yourself with thirty of them! Your sparky snowflake looks beautiful against the dark blue. And your hedgies are adorable!

Doris Klein said...

Fab make.. like the sparkle

Thanks for playing along with our 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
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Inkyfingers said...

You got such a clean and crisp snowflake from your enterprising diy stencil Helen, and it looks really elegant against the blue card. Your hedgie card is soo cute and I love the shimmery snow on the umbrella.
Take care.
Carol x

My Paper Epiphany said...

Such an elegant and sparkly snowflake card! Of course I always love your Hedgie cards too! I'm so happy you joined us in the stencil challenge at 52CCT:)

Sarn said...

Popping over from the Snippets Playground.
Love both cards, but especially the Hedgie one.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Nunzia Carusio said...

What a sweet card you entered to our Challenge at Polkadoodles Challenge blog.
Hope to see you again soon.

Di said...

Love both cards - especially the PB hedgie one - no surprises there. Clever to make your own stencil - oddly enough I never think to have stencils as a Playground Prize. Hmmmmmmm.


Di xx

MeSi said...

So adorable card, I love the glitter. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge and good luck!

Merja DT

Gerrina said...

A serene and perfectly CAs card! Thank you for joining us at Time Out!