Wednesday, 1 May 2019

ABC Christmas Challenge - J & K are for?

We have a fun new ABC Christmas Challenge starting today...Dorte is the host, and there are two themes this month, which are:

'J is for Jingle'
'K is for Kids'

There's a surprise prize from Dorte on offer for one lucky winner!

Image result for surprise gift

For my 'J is for Jingle' card, I took inspiration from the words of the song 'Jingle Bells'...although instead of a 'one horse open sleigh', I have a 'two mouse open sleigh'! The image is from the 'Jolly Follies' set, and is coloured using watercolour pencils. I found a sentiment stamp (from the 'Tattered Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous) with words from the song 'Jingle Bells', so added that to the image panel. I made a simple background using my Simon Says Stamp 'Mod Trees' background stamp, heat embossing it in clear on some plain green card. 

For my 'K is for Kids' card, I picked an old Lili of the Valley image featuring some carol singing kids that came in a set of vintage themed stamps. I stamped it on to a piece of watercolour paper, then coloured it using watercolou pencils. I added a sentiment (from the 'Tattered Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous), then distressed the edges a little and added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen before adding it to a kraft card blank.

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.


debby4000 said...

Two absolutely gorgeous Christmas cards Helen.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Lynda said...

Lovely and cute couple of cards, Helen. :)

meg said...

Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge with these cute cards, love the bright colours you used for the Carol singers

Dorte said...

Lovely cards for the J and K challenge, Helen.Fab colouring.
Dorte xx

Lindsey said...

Both of these cards are so sweet!

Barbara Bruder said...

Adorable cards. Great coloring. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Inkyfingers said...

What a cute pair of cards Helen! Love those sweet mice pulling the sleigh and the faux stitching on the carollers card had me fooled.
Carol x

Lisa said...

Love love love the Kids singing carols! Fun card! I may have to look at my Christmas stamps to see what I can come up with for J&K, Lovely cards!

Debbie Mageed said...

Such wonderful cards! Your carolers are so cute! Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

Julie said...

Wonderful Christmas cards
Julie T

Zw@@n said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Helen. I love the mice on the first one. xx