Wednesday, 1 August 2018

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

It's the first Wednesday of the month, so that means that we have a fun new ABC Christmas Challenge starting today! Sharon is the host, and we have a bumper crop of three themes:

'P is for Plain'

'Q is for Quote'


'R is for Rabbits or Robins'

Our sponsor for this challenge is Freckled Fawn:
Lawn Fawn
Prize - $25 Gift Certificate!

There's also a prize on offer from Sharon:
A cute set of Penny Black stamps!

I made a card for each of the three themes...on my 'P is for Plain' card, I used a Stamping Bella stamp set called 'Caroling Chicks' to make a simple one layer card. I coloured the image using watercoloure penils.

For my 'Q is for Quote' card, I used stamps form the 'Tattered Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous...the sentiment stamp is a quote from the song 'Winter Wonderland'. I used a piece of paper from a pad by Stampin' Up that I found in a charity shop recently for the background...I distressed the edges, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.

For my 'R is for Rabbits or Robins' card, I found a stamp by Lili of the Valley that combined the two called 'Winter Bunnies' which I coloured using watercolour pencils. I added a strip of Stampin' Up paper (form the same pad as the last card) having cut the curve using one of the dies from the 'Stitched Hillside Borders' set by Lawn Fawn. The snowflakes were cut using dies by Tim Holtz for Sizzix, and the sentiment stamp is also by Lili of the Valley.

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.


Marge said...

Such a sweet card, Helen!Love how you put green roof over the scene and the red snowflake! Unique design and darling ♡
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


Inkyfingers said...

Wow Helen - you are so productive and each of the cards is gorgeous! I love the fun chicks on the first one, the faux stitching looks just like the real thing on the second one, and the cute little rabbits and robins on the last one are so adorable and beautifully coloured. Your Christmas card pile must be growing at a great rate of knots!!!
Carol x

Chris said...

Three totally gorgeous cards! Couldn't possibly choose a favourite if I tried.
Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Lorraine A said...

an absolutely GORGEOUS set of cards Helen!! I love the CAS first one with the little chicks, they are just so cute and I definitely need to get me that stamp!! LOVE it :-) The snowman is adorable and I love the bunnies with the robin too,,, all perfect! :-)

Lols x x x

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

All three turned out really nice! Great job interpreting those themes.

Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Up for our Christmas in July challenge!


Sammy said...

These are so lovely. Sticking to the themes *and* making them Christmas cards is rather impressive! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Marina said...

What a great trio of Christmas cards - extra points for rabbits and robins on same card!Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

New Creations said...

So adorable each one, perfect for Christmas in July at Cut it Up challenges!
DT Vinita

Lee said...

I love every one of your cards! My favorite is the caroling chicks only because I have been on a chick phase lately.
It amazed me how you found a stamp with both the rabbit and the robins! They are so pretty, you did an amazing job! Hope you do not mind that I jumped to your site from the blog hop. Blessings, Lee

Annemi said...

Amazing card and coloring. Love the rabbits... sooo cute. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Annemi {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Sharon said...

They're all gorgeous, I especially love the bunny one.

Marina said...

Congrats on being a Spotlight Artist at City Crafter Challenge Blog.