Wednesday, 13 April 2022

ABC Christmas Challenge - H & I 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 is the host, and the themes are:

'H is for Ho Ho Ho'
(feature either the words 'Ho Ho Ho' and/or Santa)
'I is for Inky'

There's a little prize on offer from me for the lucky winner:

For my 'Ho Ho Ho' card, I used a cute unbranded stamp called 'Father Xmas', stamping him on to watercolour paper, and colouring him using watercolour pencils. The papers are from the 'Jolly Santa' pad from The Works...I distressed the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black pen. The sentiment stamp is from a set from the Crafter's Companion 'Moonbeam Meadow' collection called 'Santa's Delivery'.

For my 'Inky' card, I used Distress Inks to make a background for a cute Penny Black mouse called 'Snow Dance'...I stamped him on to watercolour paper, coloured him using watercolourpencils, then carefully cut around just the mouse in the image. To make the snowy sky background, I inked up an acrylic block using Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire and Dusty Concord Distress Inks, spritzed it with a little water before stamping it on to some watercolour paper. Once dry, I stamped my 'Falling Snow' background stamp (by Simon Says Stamp) on to it using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed it in white. I tore a snippet of the watercolour paper to make the snowy ground, then layered it all up, adding the mouse on top using 3D foam pads. The sentiment stamp is from a set by Lili of the Valley.

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.


Mummylade said...

Such wonderful creations, well done!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Brilliant cards Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
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brenda said...

Two fun cards, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our April challenges at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping.

B x

Toni said...

both of your cards are fab! I especially love the mouse--so cute!

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful Christmas cards. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping. Anesha

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Superrrrrr, really Great Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

DT Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

Inkyfingers said...

What a great pair of festive cards, Helen and I especially love the second card! That little mouse is just adorable and the colouring and background inking are beautiful.
Hope you are well,
Carol x

Fabiola said...

Oh Helen, ce qu’elles sont jolies, j’aime leur côté festif et fun, biz