Wednesday, 12 January 2022

ABC Christmas Challenge - A & B are for?

It's the second Wednesday of a new month, so that means it's time for a new ABC Christmas Challenge! I'm the host, and the themes are:

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

Here's the prize on offer for the lucky winner:

A selection of Christmas ribbons & a couple of 'Me to You' clear stamp sets.

I used some lovely new crafty goodies that I received for Christmas on my cards...on my 'A is for Anything Chirstmas Goes' card, I used a John Next Door/Crafts Too 'Majestic Mandela' die and snippets of silver mirror card and blue glitter card to make a layered snowflake. As the de cuts are so intricate (read difficult to cut & extract all of the little cut pieces!), I kept the rest of the card really simple, adding to an A6 card blank using some 3D foam pads, and a sentiment from the 'Winter Blessing' set from the 'Winter White' collection by Crafter's Companion.

On my 'B is for Baubles' card, I heat embossed my new 'Merry Christmas Sentiment' stamp by Just Rite Stamps, using 'Metallic Silver - Rich' embossing powder by WOW on black card, then watercoloured the holly leaves and bauble using some Cosmic Shimmers mica pigments mixed with a little water. I matted the panel on to some green glitter card, then on to a 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.


Pauline C said...

2 beautiful cards Heken .. fab use of die cuts. Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge theme this week at Allsorts
Pauline x

brenda said...

Two different but equally lovely cards Helen, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Sarn said...

Two super Christmas cards using your new stuff and snippets.

I saw you sitting in the comfy chair, sipping Sherry and nibbling on Vicky's leftover Christmas cake up in the new and improved Playground Treehouse! Good on ya!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Linby said...

Just love the first card you've really showcased the die to perfection and a beautiful sentiment too. I love the stamp on the second one and your embossing is just so precise. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

Martina said...

The snowflake is absolutely amazing on this card. I'm glad you shared Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

Helen said...

Two beautiful cards, Helen. The second one is my favourite - love the image on the dark background.

Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge.

Helen x

Di said...

Gorgeous cards Helen! I feel your pain with the little bit from your mandala snowflake die cu - but so worthwhile in the end as it's lovely! And well done on finding more Penny Black stamps to add to your collection.


Di xx

Inkyfingers said...

Two gorgeous cards to start the year off, Helen! The large snowflake is so beautiful, even if it required a lot of weeding, and the shimmer on the black card is just stunning!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas,
Carol x

Dorte said...

Two wonderful cards, Helen, as always.
Dorte xx

Glittertastic said...

Two beautiful CAS cards!
Thank you for sharing your card for our challenge at Dream Valley Challenge
Sharon – Dream Valley Challenge Designer - Stop by and see me!!!

laurie said...

Beautiful snowflake! Thanks for sharing at Happy Little Stampers anything goes with dies challenge!