Wednesday, 23 July 2014

ABC Christmas Challenge - O is for...

We have a new ABC Christmas Challenge starting today...Annette is the host, and the theme is:

'O is for Obscured'
Think hidden messages, secret compartments or masking

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize - 7 Digital Stamps!

I 'obscured' part of a tree stamp using the masking technique...I stamped 'Snowy' (by Penny Black) first...then masked him off before stamping the Hero Arts tree over the top, so that it would look like Snowy was standing in front of it. I coloured the image using watercolour pencils, then added some sparkle using Stickles. The papers are from the 'Wonderful Winter' pad (by My Mind's Eye)...I doodle the borders using a black gel pen. I cut the snowflake from glitter card using my Cuttlebug 'Ice Crystal' die, and added a gemstone brad (from Craft Obsessions) to it's centre. The scalloped border was cut using my EK Success 'Scalloped Diamonds' punch.

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.


Sandra H said...

Fab card Helen x

Basslady said...

how delightful and cute!

thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT-Challenge!

Hugs and kisses from germany, silvi xoxo

3ickleangels said...

Such a fun card, gorgeous image and fabby papers. Thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Kerry DT xx

Susan Powell said...

what an adorable snowman!

Migdalia said...

This is just Precious!!
Would love for you to join us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

brenda said...

I think Snowy much be one the very fav Penny Black stamps which is no suprise as he is so cute.

A great card using him Helene, thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Isn't he a cutie, love the image Helen, and how you obscured the tree.

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous card, Helen. Great colours and papers. I love the way you masked that tree behind that cute snowman. Luv, Wilma

Unknown said...

Adoreable card, love what you did with the snowman and the coloring.
Thanks for joining us over at HIMCR for the challenge this week.
Come check out the giveaway going on over at

Rebecca said...

Hi gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sparkles!

Love From Rebecca xx

Michelle said...

He looks great this snowman. Lovely way to make a christmas card.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Anonymous said...

What a totally fun card.The snowman is so jolly and the papers are perfect.Great merging of the images.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Unknown said...

What a lovely creation. Wonderful coloring. Awesome image. Thanks for playing at Crafty sentiments designs. Hope to see you next time. good luck.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x