Wednesday 2 December 2020

Memory Box Bauble Snowflake Frame and Wild Rose Singing Penguins Christmas cards

Hello everyone and welcome to the last ABC Christmas Challenge of 2020. It's hard to believe that Christmas will soon be upon us in all its strange circumstances. Let's not go there! Instead, I really hope that you have enjoyed all the challenges we have brought to you over the year and if you have joined in with us, I hope you have a nice stash of cards ready to send out and bring cheer to your family and friends.

This month we have two themes for you:

'Y is for Your Favourite Things'
'Z is for Zzzzzzzz'
(Sleeping image)

There's a little prize for the lucky winner, donated by our lovely Samantha:

Well, I have been quite the dufus recently so my contributions for this challenge are a bit off-kilter.

My first card was actually made for last month's W for Winter Wonderland challenge but I mislaid it and didn't find it in time for the challenge. Of course, it was actually right in front of me all the time, although I was convinced that the elves were playing tricks on me. Luckily it also fits the Your favourite things challenge because it uses stacked die cuts which I love to do because it makes the image really pop out from the background of the card.

The die is the Bauble Snowflake Frame die from Memory Box and the sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink.

For my next cock-up. I present my Z for Zzzzzzs.

When I first saw the challenge I didn't see that it meant us to use a sleeping image. My little brain started hunting for something in my stash that began with Z! Well, apart from a zebra that really didn't fit a festive theme, I didn't have anything suitable, so I told myself to think outside of the box. I came up with making a z fold card, and I was pretty pleased with it until I came to write this post and discovered that I should have used a sleeping image :-( Well, I wasn't going to leave it out - so here it is ...

I used a starry background stamp on some white card and matted it onto some blue card. I cut a couple of labels from an old Spellbinders labels die set and added a sentiment for the inside one and stamped and coloured the cute NBUS Singing Penguins from Wild Rose Studio that I've had for 3 or 4 years for the one on the front of the card.

Well, there you have it - our last challenge of the year!  I hope you will pop over to the ABC Challenge blog to see some great cards from the team and get some inspiration for your last minute cards.

I'd like to play along at

Thanks for joining us throughout the year and we'll see you again for a new challenge in 2021!


Carol x 


Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are beautiful and so well designed.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I had to laugh at your "mishaps" Carol. However I'm so glad you showed them as they are gorgeous cards, love the snowflake die and the penguins with their z fold, great insert too.
Faith x

Carole said...

Two lovely cards carol...and i am relieved to hear that someone else gets brain fog and not just me. Whether or not it fits the Z...and it does for me...a great Z fold card with those happy penguins and I adore the beautiful blue and white snowflake...gorgeous! Stay safe and well...hugs xx

Pat said...

Beautiful card love the blue and white and that gorgeous snowflake frame, thanks for sharing at Fab’n’Funky.

Pat xx

Diane said...

Carol your singing penguins in their Santa hats are totally adorable!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Lindsey said...

Oh my, I think we all have mess-ups like this, we just don't all admit to them. ;) I love your first card - the colours and especially the stacked die cuts. And penguins always win in my book! Two beautiful cards.

Ros Crawford said...

Hi Carol... Oh your cards are so lovely! The first one is so elegant and the second, totally adorable with those cuties! You are not alone in misplacing things, I'm convinced there are elves here trying to trick me... Have a lovely day!

Helen said...

Wow - your die cut card is stunning Carol!
Love your penguin Z fold card too...even though they're very much awake!
Helen x

Darlene said...

Both cards are fabulous Carol but I LOVE those adorable little penguins with their Santa Hats! LOL Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Santa Hats’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Kathy Krug said...

Your comments made me smile. I can't tell you how many times I have mislaid something in plain sight. Love the story of your tribulation with the Z too. Great cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you join us again.

Marjut said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

Lynda said...

Two fabulous cards - very dramatic for the first one, and very, very cute 'Z' fold card for the second - you absolutely could not leave it out. xx

Sarah said...

They are gorgeous cards Carol and we all know there are no real cock-ups...only happy accidents!! Hope you are keeping well xx

Mac Mable said...

What a beautiful first card with great bling and a wonderland die x. Such an adorable Z fold card and yes you are in good company with mislaying 'things'.....x.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh my gosh!! This lineup of singing penguins is just adorable, beautifully colored and framed.
Merry Christmas and a healthy and peaceful 2021.
Stay healthy and safe.

LeAnne said...

Both of these are stunning! That snowflake is gorgeous, and your little penguins are the cutest things EVER! Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber this week!

Claire Grantham said...

Both of these are lovely. The Penguins are just too cute and I love the background you created. Thanks for playing with the last Retro Rubber challenge of 2020. Claire DT

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful designs. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)


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