Wednesday 8 February 2023

ABC Christmas Challenge - C & D are for?

It's the second 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:

'C is for Checks'
'D is for Die Cuts'

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

For my 'C for Checks' card, I picked an old Crafter's Companion paper pad called 'Vintage Christmas', as it had lots of different checked patterns as the basis for my card. I used three of the different papers, distressing the edges a little, before adding some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. To go with the vintage feel of the papers, I picked a Lili of the Valley pre-coloured die cut image (from the 'Tis the Seaon' sheet), adding a snippet of gold lace behind it.

For my 'D is for Die Cuts' card, I used a set of Sizzix dies called 'Intricate Baubles'...cutting the two shapes from some teal card. I then cut a pieces of gold mirror card to layer behind those, drew gold 'thread' on to some cream card using a gold glitter gel pen, then added the baubles on 3D foam pads. I used a Creative Expressions die to cut the sentiment from more of the gold mirror card, and added that to the panel too, then matted it on to more gold mirror card, then on to a cream 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.


  1. I love the cute image of the first card, and all the glitz on the second card. Both are lovely. x

  2. Gorgeous creations, both of them!

  3. That's so pretty and look at you making Christmas cards still or again! Thank you for playing at the AAA Card Challenges

  4. Both cards are terrific!! With different styles, you'll be able to make any friend or family happy receiving your Christmas cards! Very nice! Thanks for sharing at THICC! --Becca/DT

  5. Helen your card are amazing! thank you for joining us at CKC!
    Happy Crafting
    Bridget GDT for Christmas Kickstart Challenge.

  6. Very pretty card! Thank you for playing at AAA Cards!

  7. Gorgeous cards! Love your CKC entry - the blue and silver work so well together. Thanks for playing at Christmas Kickstart with Bridget and me, Jo x

  8. Such lovely cards, Helen. The first one is so vintagey and cute and the second one is so elegant with those touches of gold.
    Hope you are well.
    Carol x

  9. Beautiful card!!! 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

  10. elles sont toutes les deux superbes Helen, biz


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