Wednesday 12 October 2022

ABC Christmas Challenge - U & V are for?

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

'U is for Unusual Christmas Colours'
'V is for Velvet'

There is a surprise gift from Wilma on offer for the lucky winner:

Inspired by more traditional Halloween colours, I picked orange and purple as the main colours for my 'Unusual Christmas Colours' card. I used a Crafter's Companion die called 'Cascading Snowflakes' to cut the snowflake panel from purple card, then layered that over an orage card blank. I cut a sentiment from a snippet of pink card using a Creative Expressions die, then added that over the top.

I  knew I had some velvet ribbons in my stash, and after a good rummage, found a few different colours which happened to be a fairly good match for the papers in the 'Mistletoe' pad by Craftwork Cards. I paired them with a Lili of the Valley pre-coloured image (from the 'Christmas Cuties' set), distressing the edges and adding soe faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.

I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:
For more inspiration, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.


  1. Wow what a dazzler, thanks for joining us at the Crafty friends challenge, x

  2. Lovely cards. I saw you on Crafty Catz.
    Thank you also for joining Creative Fingers challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

  3. Amazing job Helen, very inspirational, great use of colour! Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge. You've been sharing some pretty fab projects.
    We'd love it if you would join us again next week
    Have a lovely rest of the week
    Take care
    Hugs Bridget x

  4. You've made 2 lovely cards... Thanks for entering your first card into our ‘more than 1 die’ challenge. Good luck and hope you can join us again next month.
    Diane Louise (Team leader at Crafty Friends) xx

  5. The puppies look so cute in their Santa's hat. Very nice card. Thank you for joining us a Through the Craft Room Door this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  6. Love the cute puppies and the paper layers too. Thank you for choosing to share your card at Polkadoodles and hope to see you again soon.
    Nunzia DT

  7. two gorgeous cards and so different! Thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles! Hope to see you again soon! x

  8. oh Helen, c'est adorable, biz


Thanks for taking the time to look and comment on my cards! Helen x