Wednesday, 10 August 2022

ABC Christmas Challenge - P, Q & R are for?

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

'P is for Pink'
'Q is for Quarters'
'R is for Reindeer'

There are some stamps from Helene on offer for the lucky winner:

For my 'Pink' card, I started by stamping a cute Lili of the Valley James the Bear image called 'Present Pile' on to some watercolour paper. I coloured him using watercolour pencils, then carefully cut around the top of the image. I made the background by stamping my 'Christmas Sentiments' background stamp (from Chloe Creative Stamps) on to a piece of pink watercolour effect paper (from the 'Watercolour Moods' pad from The Works) using Versamark Ink, then I heat embossed it using 'Diamond White' embossing powder from WOW. I layered the bear over the top, then matted it on to some hot pink card before adding it to my card blank.

For my 'Quarters' card, I embossed a piece of watercolour paper using a Sizzix 'Snowflakes' embossing folder, then I swiped some Distress Inks (Cracked Pistachio, Salvaged Patina, Peacock Fathers, Broken China & Chipped Sapphire) over the raised areas. I then spritzed it with some water to blend the colours, then left it to dry. I cut it into quarters, distressed the edges, then matted them on to some aqua card, adding a sentiment (from the 'Winter Blessings' set by Crafter's Companion), heat embossed in white, on some more of the aqua card.

And for my 'Reindeer' card, I used one of the dies from the 'Winter Wonderland' set by Tim Holtz/Sizix to cut the reindeer, then I inked over him with some 'Brushed Corduroy' Distress Ink. I gave him a little red nose using an adhesive pearl, then added him to my card blank using 3D foam pads. The sentiment is from the 'Many Blessings' set from Hero Arts.

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.


Marie Bingaman said...

I love all 3 of your cards, Helen! James the bear is my fave! <3

lauren bergold said...

Oh my gosh, ALL of these are incredibly lovely but of course i'm bound to say the snowy/inky masterpiece is my favorite, right?! (WOW!) So pleased you could join our Blue Christmas fun at Jingle Belles!

brenda said...

Elegant Christmas cards Helen, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful cards, thank you for sharing your gorgeous snowflake card in our challenge at Allsorts this week.

Mummylade said...

That James stamp is a real favourite of mine, and he is gorgeous in pink. Thank you for your marvellous DT contribution to my P,Q,R-theme at ABC Christmas.

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC 606 - hope to see you again soon xx

SmilynStef said...

What a fabulous holiday card trio ... so very glad you joined our BLUE Christmas at Jingle Belles.

coldwaters2 said...

These are all so lovely great designs and images thank you for joining us at Allsorts
lolo x

Lyn Bernatovich said...

You've really nailed a winter vibe with your snowflake card! xoxo

Fabiola said...

elles sont toutes superbes Helen, biz

foleysfriend said...

Your snowflake card is gorgeous. I like how your quarters card feels like looking out a window at a snowy day. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Watercolour Challenge.

sue n.

Becca Sadler said...

Helen, Thanks for linking your Christmas cards to THICC!! Each one is spectacular! --Becca/new DT for THICC

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful creations!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous trio of festive cards, Helen and I love how different they all are. My favourite is the gorgeous pink teddy card and it will take pride of place on some lucky person's Christmas mantlepiece.
Hope you are well
Carol x

vicky's scrapping passion said...

Very beautiful reindeer. The red nose is a superb touch. Thank you for joining us Winter Wonderland Challenge - "Reindeer". Best luck