Wednesday, December 23, 2009

ABC Christmas Challenge Blog Hop :-)

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVE !!!! :-) and Welcome to the brand new ABC Christmas Challenge blog hop :-) I was thrilled when Samantha asked me to be a GD for this very special occasion and would like to take this opportunity to with the DT the very best of luck with their new challenge :-) Not that they need it !! I am sure it will be a popular challenge !! I for one intend to be better prepared for next Christmas ,,, this one just sort of crept up on me ,,,, :-)

If you arrived here from Jan's blog then you are going in the right direction :-) If not then maybe you should head on back to the begining at the ABC Challenge blog :-) From here you have to go to ,,,,,, not tellin ya yet !! You have to see what I made first !! :-) See if you can guess what my letter is !!! :-)

For my creations I used the Tinsel Tilda and a Magnolia Christmas Tree :-)

I followed Mina's fabulous sketch on the Just Magnolia Challenge

I masked Tilda and stamped the tree behind her,, not that you can tell because then I decoupaged her anyway,,:-) The papers are Magnolia ones that I bought in Holland ,,, I almost cried cutting into these ,,,, lol :-) The charms are from my charm jar and the flower is Prima :-) I also used a Martha Stewart Icicle punch and a spellbinders snowflake :-) The Time For Tinsel sentiment was printed on my comp :-)

I also made a Tree candle !! :-) Did you guess my letter ???? YES it is T :-) From here you need to go to super talented Jane's blog she has made a wonderful creation but before you go if you would like a chance to win a little candy then you need to leave a comment here :-)

Would you like a chance to win this TILDA WITH CHRISTMAS TREE ?? This is the stamp I MIGHT have used ,,,, had I had one !! :-)
This is my fortnightly candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp :-) For a chance to win this you must complete the hop :-)

The winner will be chosen by the random generator on the 30th Dec. The hop will finish at Midnight on the 29th Dec and stopped and I will draw the winner on the 30th when the FIRST ABC Christmas Challenge will be launched ! :-) I will be GD for that too !!!! YAY !!! :-)
The ABC Christmas Challenge DT are allowed to enter this candy too :-)
Just link your blog with Mr Linky, I would appreciate a comment too ,,, :-)

Good Luck to you all :-) I hope you enjoy the hop and have a wonderful Christmas with your friends and family :-)

I am entering this into :
The Allsorts Challenge too whose theme is Anything But A Card
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge whose theme is Last Minute Gifts :-) I have actually made 5 of these candles so far ,,, have a production line going !!! :-) Quick and easy last minute gifts :-)
The Stamp Something Challenge whose theme is 'Holiday Somethings'



Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous pieces Lorraine - they are stunning - those papers and that!

Thanks for the 'T' too - off to visit Jane now :)

Merry Christmas
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Lorraine!!! you did a fantastic job! the candle is beautiful and would look great on my mantle!! and that card is Wonderful!

thanks for all your help getting this Blog Hop up and running your look forward to working with you over the next year too!! hugs Samantha :0)

Unknown said...

Fantastic easel card Lorraine. The colours are so soft and gentle and they really suit your image. I Love it.
Dawn xx

Hazel said...

Gorgeous candle and card. I love the idea of the new Christmas blog. Thanks for the chance of winning candy. I've put my link with Mr L

Wishing you a Happy Christmas x

scrappyjacky said...

Gorgeous card.

Dragonlady said...

Hi Lorraine,

Your creations are fantastic and would I love to win Tilda - of course!!!

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Hugs Ali x

Crafting Queen said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Lorraine!! Love the card and the candle both are beautiful. Hugs Anesha

Jayne Hayward said...

How amazing is this. Your easel card is brilliant and I love the image and dp used. The candle is a great idea.

Jayne xx

Uma said...

wow so much fab crafty stuff

Uma said...

wow so much fab crafty stuff

brenda said...

Beautiful card and Candle Lorrine, know just what you mean about cutting up your DP's I have the same problem.

Happy Christmas.

B x

Anne said...

Love your Tilda card but that tree candle is just awesome, so beautiful!

Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year to you and yours Lorraine


paperscissors said...

the charms are a charming addition to the delightful card!

Linby said...

what a gorgeous card and love "time for tinsel" as a sentiment.

Helen said...

Gorgeous card & candle Lorraine!
Thanks so much for being a fab GDT for our blog hop - looking forward to seeing your creation for our first challenge! :0)
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC too...oooh and for such fabby candy!
Merry Christmas!
Helen x

Mary said...

Gorgeous card and candle! Merry Christmas!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Lols these are absolutely beautiful!
I love your gorgeous creations so much!
Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas!
kim x

Mary Lou said...

Oh Lorraine your work is heavenly:) Sooo sweet~~love that new paper--i so bet it was hard to cut up (lol) Absolutely love the ribbon threading idea~~will so steal that from you :) Thanks for chance at Tilda!!
Mary Lou

Alina said...

Wonderful creations, Lorraine, I love your card!
Merry Christmas to you and your beloved ones!
Hugs, Alina

Cathy said...

Simply stunning card and candle Lorraine. I wish I was brave enough to have a go at the candle, and Tilda is beautiful.
Have a great Christmas,
Cathy xx

paperpapier said...

the card is really beautiful and elegant..i love it.
the candle is stunning too...
Merry Christmas to you..

Suzi Mac said...

This is a lovely gift set. Tilda is so cute, the lovely charms you have used just make it extra special, and that candle is adorable.

Suzi x

Unknown said...

Your cards are always so gorgeous! This one rocks!

Riet said...

What a beautiful creations,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Merry Christmas!

Ruthie said...

Ta for the T....Love the card - and those candles are fab!

Merry Christmas


Anne H. said...

Your card is amazing, Lorraine!
Lovely details and I love the colorcombo.
I wish you a Merry Christmas,
Anne :-)

Kat said...

I love your candle Lorraine and the card is absolutely beautiful. I love that image. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kat x

Curt in Indy said...

I guessed the letter as O! LOL You are too funny. Your easel card is so pretty, and that candle is amazing! I need to try that soon! I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and all the best of the coming New Year! Curt

Marcsi said...

Great project, I love it.
Thanks for the chance to win your candy!
Merry Christmas!

debb said...

What a fun Christmas Eve! I enjoy your blog!

Jenn said...

I love love love that candle! The card is cute too!! Thanks!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What a beautiful card and candle set!!! I love the image and all the embellishments you added!!! TFS and thanks for the chance to win!

Merry Christmas!

yvonne said...

What a great card - love it!

Loreal Blondi said...

Great Candle! Fine Card!

Debs said...

Hi Lols
Beautiful card and lovely candle - thanks for taking part in my challenge at Allsorts this week.
Merry Christmas
Debs xx

KarenB said...

Beautiful creations Lorraine. I love visiting your blog! Best wishes to you and your family over the Christmas season.

Clare Brown said...

your card is just stunning especially the papaers. Thankyou for clue number 3.

hugs clare

Gisèle said...

Beautiful card and the candle is exquisite. Merry Christmas.

Kaz said...

Love your candle & card!
Best wishes
Kaz xx

Unknown said...

Wow Lorraine that is a stunning card and candle - really love your charms and ribbon threading and the images are gorgeous. i d on't have any Tilda's and ahven't generally liked them in the past, but the 09 Christmas collection was so pretty I am realy keeping my fingers crossed !! :-) Fab new challenge blog and brilliant blog hop!
Pauline x

Anonymous said...

Hello. Great job. I did not expect this on a Wednesday. This is a great story. Thanks!

ribenaruby said...

Beautiful set Lorraine, simply stunning!

kandistar said...

Love the card and especially the Tilda stamp I have none of these but I think that they make beautiful cards. Love the detail you used and all of the soft colors. Your layout for photographing your card with that candle was really creative! I have linked to the bloog hop in my sidebar. Thanks for he chance to win! *Candace*

Ali Watson said...

Stunning creations Lorraine, hope you had a super Christmas.

Maureen said...

Love the card and the tilda stamp. Please enter me into your draw. I have linked you to my sidebar and become a follower. thank You.

Vanessa said...

The card and candle are both beautiful. I love the embellishments you used.

Lynne in NI said...

Ooh these are gorgeous Lols! I love the simplicity of the candle and how it matches your card
Hope you had a fabulous Christmas

Brenda said...

Pretty card and I love the candle. Would love a chance to win a Tilda stamp I do not own one as yet.

Charlotte said...

Love the papers and the colours used here. I bet you didn't want to cut the papers up! I like the cute little charm on the card as well!

Minnamanna said...

So beautiful candle and pretty card, I love!

gila said...

Hallo Lorraine,

deine karte und die Kerze sind wunderschön, Klasse.
Ich wünsch Dir ein gesundes Neues Jahr
lg gila

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love this image, and what you've done with it too! fantastic!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Lorraine, what a stunning card. I love the image and the easel style card is gorgeous. The candle is equally beautiful too. Good luck with the new challenge blog. Hugs, Denise x

Moni said...

Stunning project! Hugs,moni

cheryl said...

stunning card hun so love that image and as usuall your detail is just amazing hugs cheryl xxx

jojoscraps said...

Hi, Beautiful work as usual. I love the ribbon stitching on the card. Happy Holidays to you!
Jo xx

Susie Sugar said...

Hi Hope you had a great Christmas. Beautiful card and candle lorraine what a great gift idea
Congrats on being a GD for ABC Christmas challenge I look forward to it starting
Thanks for the chance to win this lovely stamp
Happy new year
Hugs Susie xx

Chrisd said...

Lovely card and candle projects. Thanks for the chance at Tilda. She is adorable!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Gorgeous card Lols, love the candle too! The details and coloring are so pretty! Thanks for playing along at Stamp Something. Have a Happy New Year! :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous Lorraine and I love the layout. Cathy xxxx

Lourdes said...

Lorraine!...You did a fantastic work!

Thanks for the chance to win this lovely stamp

Your link is on my sidebar...

Happy new year!


Anonymous said...


Wauw your card is fantatic. I love the image and your coloring is perfect. It´s as if the image comes alive.
Thank you for joining the Challenge at Stamp Something.
Happy New year.
Dorte aka dot-scrap

Jill said...

gorgeous card lols I love the colours and the ribbon around the image hugs Jill xx

DeeDee said...

This Card is so wonderful! I love everything! The image... the colours...! Thank you for joining us at Stamp Something!


having a {me} day said...

Hi Lorraine! You have done such wonderful work with this Tilda. I'm looking forward to the new challenge! Congratulations on your GD post. Wishing you Happy Holidays, kxx

Queen La Rubba said...

Just simply love all of your work!!
Thank you for another op to hop on board and enter to win!!
I have been following for a while and of course your heart blinks on my page!!
QUeen La Rubba

Donalda said...

Oh so love this dear, So much detail. Thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia