Wednesday 10 May 2023

ABC Christmas - J & K are for?

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

'J is for Jingle Bells'

'K is for Kissing'
(underneath the mistletoe)

The prize on offer for one lucky winner is these Fizzy Moon stamps:

For my 'Jingle Bells' card, I took inspiration from the words of the song, and picked a cute Penny Black stamp called 'Coming Your Way'...a 'one hedgehog' open sleigh, rather than 'one horse'! I stamped it on to watercolour paper, then coloured it using watercolour pencils. I paired it with papers from the 'Ho Ho Ho Christmas' pad by Polkadoodles, distressing the edges and adding some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment is from an old Pollycraft set.

For my 'K is for Kissing' card, I used stamps from the 'Christmas Hugs' set (also by Penny Black), again stamping them on to watercolour paper, and colouring them using watercolour pencils. The papers are from the 'Happy Colours' pad from The Works...not specifically Christmas, but the colours matched! I distressed the edges, and added faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment is from a Lili of the Valley set.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.


  1. oh Helen, que c'est mignon et charmant, biz

  2. Both cards are so cute and beautiful!!
    Thank you for joining our us at the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge! Anita DT

  3. Both are so stinkin' cute! Love the texture and layouts and your coloring is beautiful! So glad you joined us at Christmas with the Cuties!

  4. Just adorable, Helen - love those busy little guys, and that sled is getting quite the workout! Great papers for your layout, too - so pretty! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  5. ooooh this is such a sweet card - gorgeous colouring which is perfect for our current theme.
    thank you so much for playing along at Chrsitmas with the Cuties, hope to see you again soon

  6. What a fun pair of cards, Helen. You are so good at pairing patterned paper and the little hedgies are really cute.
    Hope you are well
    Carol x

  7. Such adorable cards. I love the stitched detail. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge. Love Dawn x


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