Wednesday, 2 January 2019

ABC Christmas Challenge - A & B are for?

Happy New Year!

Over at the ABC Christmas Challenge, we're starting our tenth (!) trip through the alphabet...I'm the host, and the themes for this month are:

'A is for Anything Christmas Goes'
'B is for Berries'

This year, we're changing things up a little, and have gone sponsor I've donated a couple of little prizes for this challenge:

I had some new Christmas crafting goodies to play with, so made a card for each of the two themes. On my first card, I used stamps from the 'Let it Snow' set by Happy Little Stampers (which I won recently on one of their challenges). I stamped the largest snowflake from the set using Versamark Ink on navy card, then heat embossed it with 'Sparkling Snow' embossing glitter by WOW. I stamped one of the sentiments from the set on to my card blank, and heat embossed it using the same powder, then used more of it to make a matching mat for my snowflake image. It's so sparkly in real life, but impossible to capture in a photograph!

I used a die I received for Christmas on my second card...'Candy Canes & Holly' by Sweet Dixie. I cut the image three times, from red, white and green card, then carefully pieced them together. I embossed a piece of kraft card fro the background using my 'Jolly Christmas' folder by Couture Creations, matted it on to a piece of red card, then added the candy canes on top. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Sentiments' 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.


Inkyfingers said...

What a great pair of cards Helen. I love the clean design and how both cards look so different in the alternate colourways. Love the texture behind the candy canes too!
Carol x

Samantha said...

Great cards Helen! and a Happy Healthy New year to you my Dear friend xx

Liz said...

Beautiful cards, Helen. I love the simplicity of the design on the first card and the embossing behind the lovely candy canes is really pretty. xx

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous heat embossing against the blue on your first card, Helen! And such a sweet design for the second. Excited to be joining this team with you!

Lindsey said...

P.S. A belated thank you for my Christmas card! What a lovely gesture to someone who hadn't even really joined the team yet. <3

Tip Top said...

Beautiful cards - do like the CAS look! Thank you for entering the Crimbo Crackers challenge!

Lorraine A said...

2 gorgeous cards Helen :-) the snowflake one is simply stunning and I love the embossed background and candy cane die cut on your 2nd, both very lovely :-)

Happy New Year! I can't believe we're on our 10th!! crikey!! where did those years go!
Lols x x x

Angela B. said...

Thank you so much for entering the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
Hugs & Craftiness,
AngelaThrough The Craft Room Door DT
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Cicci said...

Wonderful Cards!! The blue one is so elegant feeling!!! Love them
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.
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cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the My Time To Craft Challenge this time and good luck :)