It's the first Wednesday of a new month, so that means it's time for a new ABC Christmas Challenge! Lynda is the host, and the themes are:
'H is for Houses/Home'
'I is for Icicles'
There's a fab prize on offer from Lynda for the lucky winner of this challenge:
On my 'H is for Houses/Home' card, I used dies and punches to create a wintry scene on a DL card. I used lots of snippets of white card (so glad I keep all those offcuts when making square cards!) to cut the snowy slopes...mainly using my Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Hillside' border dies, alhough the one at the top with the little trees is a Clearly Besotted die called 'Tree Landscape'. To add a little definition to the edges, I distressed the edges before I layered them up. The little house was cut using a Woodware punch, from a snippet of kraft card...adding an even tinier snippet of navy card behind for a coloured door. The snippet of snowy paper is from the 'Mystery Marbles' pad by Craft Sensations, and the sentiment stamp is from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous.
I used lots of dies on my 'I is for Icicles' card too...repurposing one of my Die-namics 'Grassy Edges' dies to cut some 'icicles'. I cut them from white glitter card, then trimmed along the top with scissors to create a more 'organic' edge, then placed them on top of a 'wooden fence'...made by inking a snippet of kraft card with 'Gathered Twigs' Distress Inks, before embossing it using a woodgrain embossing folder from Sizzix/Doodlebug. I made a cheeky reindeer to pop over the top of the 'fence' using dies from the Tim Holtz/Sizzix 'Winter Critters' set...using lots of snippets of card...inking the edges with more 'Gathered Twigs' ink. I used a snippet of snowy sky background left over from making this card, then matted it all on to kraft card, before adding it to a card blank. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Celebrate Everyday' set by Hero Arts.
I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:
- Christmas Cards All Year Round - Something Beginning with G or H (House)
- Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes
- Happy Little Stampers (Christmas) - Anything Christmas Goes
- Jingle Belles - Dies
- Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes
- Pixie's Snippets Playground - Use Snippets
- Simon Says Stamp (Mondays) - Layer It
- Simon Says Stamp (Wednesdays) - Anything Goes
- The Holly & the Ivy - Anything Christmas Goes
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.