Wednesday, January 4, 2017

ABC Christmas: 'A and B' Challenge

Happy New Year and welcome to the first theme of the year on the ABC Christmas Challenge! We are doing things a little bit differently this year, each month the challenge will have 2 themes and you can choose which you would like to do, or do both! 

Each challenge will also last for the whole month so you will have longer to join in ;-)

To get the year started the themes for January are 



A - Anything Christmas

B – Things beginning with B


I made a card using the Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit 

'B' for Bow and  Blue 


I LOVE this kit, it had my name written all over it! the blues and sparkle, perfect for me :-) 
I used a polka dot embossing folder to give the vellum some texture, I love how it turns the dots an opaque white, and  then stitched it to the card. Vellum is notoriously difficult to adhere invisibly, so I thought I would embrace it and make it as visible as possible ;-) 


Thanks for looking! 

We are sponsored by our lovely and super generous challenge host Helen, and she will be giving away these gorgeous stamps



AND

Sami Stamps
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12$ gift card to the store

AND

One lucky winner will receive a £10 gift voucher

Great prized don't you think!! :-)

you have until Tues 31st January 1pm UK time to join in!

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas.  Anything Christmas 
Crafty Purple Frog.  Winter Blues 
Pile It On.  Any Holiday/Celebrations 
Allsorts.   Something New (new kit) 
Challenge Up Your Life.  Vellum


Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

10 comments:

Karin van eijk said...

beautiful lorraine

gr karin

aussie aNNie said...

Your creation is beautiful and thank you for entering our challenge theme of SOMETHING NEW, at Allsorts Challenges, do hope to see you again. ♥
[aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

Mervi said...

Hi Lols!
Beautiful and so sweet card.
Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts' NEW Challenge;-))m

Manuela said...

Your card looks great! I like the stitches! Thanks for sharing it over at Challenge up your life! Love, Manuela

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at all sorts this week Tracy

Marie B. said...

Hello Lorraine! Your card is wonderful! I love the effect of the embossing folder on the vellum too...looks like snow! Thanks for sharing this great card with us at CHNC Extra! :)

~Marie B -DT

sidan said...

Love Your little dots, perfect for the card to give them a tender look.
sidan (GD Challenge Up Your Life)

Dot said...

Beautiful blue Christmas card, Lols,
hugs Dorte

Amy Crafty Purple Frog said...

That is a great card and I love the way you have used the sequins to add sparkle :D
Thank you for joining us at the Crafty purple frog challenge.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Lisa S. said...

Love the tag and embossed background, another terrific card Lorraine. :)
Hugs, Lisa