Wednesday, 6 November 2019

ABC Christmas Challenge - W & X are for...

We have another fun ABC Christmas Challenge starting today...Lindsey is the host, and the themes this month are:

'W is for Wreath'
'X is for fauX'

And the prize for the lucky winner:

My 'W is for Wreath' project is a Quality Street chocolate wreath...I make a couple of these every year. I'm still using the original polystyrene wreath shapes...and simply use my hot glue gun to attach the chocolates. I use a whole tub of chocolates on each wreath...although every year there are fewer chocolates, so the white of the wreath shape underneath is starting to show through this year! 

I went with faux stitching on my 'X is for fauX' card. I picked a Penny Black image called 'Wishes for Kisses', which I stamped on to watercolour paper and coloured using watercolour pencils. I added a sentiment and little snowflake from a couple of the Penny Black transparent sets. The plaid papers are from two differentpads...the green paper is from the 'Ho Ho Ho Christmas' pad by Polkadoodles, and the red paper is from the 'Festive Chalkboard' pad by Craftwork Cards...I distressed the edges a little before adding my faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.

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.


Lynda said...

Both great creations Teamie - but I must say I am drawn to the chocolate wreath - and may have to have a go myself. XX

Kathleen said...

A really lovely PB image and lovely tartan papers. Love the chocolate wreath too.
Thank you for joining our 'Christmas' challenge at Penny Black and More.

Kath x

Lindsey said...

I love that you were inspired to craft an actual wreath! And of chocolate, no less - this is an idea I could get behind. :D Your card is very cute and festive.

brenda said...

Wow Helen, I don't think I have even seen an edible Christmas wreath, it's fabulous and your PB Christmas card is also really pretty and festive, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations November challenges.

B x

Creaine said...

Love your Critter card!
Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, Good luck in the challenge and hope to see you again next time!
Ine (DT)

cass said...

Sweet card with great paper combo. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

Inkyfingers said...

Your faux stitching always has me fooled, Helen and I love the cute hedgie and robin having a chat on that beautiful background. The chocolate wreath looks awesome and I'd make one for our house if it would only last 5 minutes lol! And that's just from me hehe!
Have a great weekend.
Carol x

Doreen said...

This is Just gorgeous love the image. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud

Susan Renshaw said...

Super wreath!
Love the image on the card!
Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge!
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Lynne K said...

That's such a gorgeous image, Helen, and the plaid papers complement it beautifully. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


PS. Love the wreath!

Julie said...

What a yummy idea for a wreath. Your card is adorable too
Julie T

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x