Wednesday 10 July 2024

ABC Christmas Challenge - N & O are for?

We have a fun new ABC Christmas Challenge starting today...Fabiola is the host, and the themes are:

'N is for No Stamping'
'O is for Off the Edge'

The prize for the lucky winner is this a 30.00 CHF Cap sur le Scrap Gift Certificate


For my 'No Stamping' card, I used a mixture of die cuts and dry embossing. I started by embossing a snippet of watercolour effect paper from the 'Pastel Watercolours' pad from The Works using a Tim Holtz for Sizzix embossing folder called 'Snowfall'...sanding lightly over the raised areas to reveal a little of the white core. The I took snippets of white hammer card, and used some dies (Clearly Besotted 'Tree Landscape', Your Next Die 'Houses on a Hill' & Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Hillside Borders') to cut the wintry landscapes, then layered them up over the background...placing some teeny tiny snippets of yellow card behind the windows of the houses. Finally, I added a large star cut from a snippet of silver glitter card using one of the dies from the Tim Holtz for Sizzix 'Snowy Stars' die set.

For my 'Off the Edge' card, I used one of the stamps from my Simon Says Stamp ' Snowflake Edges' set, stamping if just off the edge of a snippet of watercolour effect paper from the 'Mystery Marbles' pad by Craft Sensations, using Versamark ink, then I heat embossed it using white embossing powder. I then carefully tore around the edge of the image before adding it to a navy card blank. I added a simple sentiment, heat embossing it in white to match the snowflakes, using one of the stamps from the Crafter's Companion 'Winter Blessings' set.

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. Both cards are brilliant Helen. The die cut Christmas scene is just lovely.

    I love a bit of torn paper . . . so the 2nd card really works for me too!

    Thanks for entering a piece of homework to the Snippets Playground. See you up in the treehouse later. xxx

  2. Two fabulous card Helen! Like Sarn, I really love the Christmas scene - and the torn paper one is very inspirng. Great to see you playing along with us in the Snippets Playground.

    Di xx

  3. great card, for our Anything CAS Goes. Thank you for playing at the AAA Card Challenges

  4. love that snowy sky ... so glad you got EMBOSS-able with us at Jingle Belles.

  5. Both lovely but the white and navy blue one is so striking with the contrast of colour, many thanks for sharing at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  6. oh Helen, quelle créativité, elles sont toutes les deux magnifiques, biz

  7. Two great cards, love the navy one you shared with us at Stamping Sensations.
    Avril x

  8. Beautiful CAS card! Thank you for playing at AAA Cards!


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