Good morning everyone!
It's good to welcome you back for the ABC Christmas Challenge for October and it's hard to believe that after this one, there will only be two more Challenges before the big day!
Thanks to everyone who played along last month. We had some great entries and if you entered, don't forget to check the post on the ABC blog to see if you were a lucky winner.
We have two fabulous challenges for you to choose from or combine this month
and they are:
and they are:
U - Under the tree
V - Vocabulary ( use words)
Julie is our lovely host for this challenge and she has a great prize for the winner
This is my U for Under the Tree card
I used some paper from my stash for the background because it resembled wallpaper and added a little dado rail. The tree is Sparkling Tree from Crafter's Companion and I cut it 3 times and stacked it, ink blending just the top copy. There are a couple of birds in the tree and I inlaid the wings and added a couple pearls for the eyes. My favourite elves from MFT are coloured with Copics and are gathered around the tree ready to decorate it. I cut an oval to make a rug, stamped and embossed the sentiment, and added a glittery star to the top of the tree to finish it off. My little Granddaughter is having an elf on the shelf for the first time this year, so this card is destined for her.
V for VocabularyFor this card, I went with a very simple design. I cut the Sue Wilson Christmas Tree Greetings die from a stitched rectangle panel of mint coloured satin card and then placed the panel on a scalloped rectangle of holographic card. I die cut the word tree again 4 times from white card and stacked all the layers together before inlaying them into the aperture. All that was needed was to cut a tiny red star and coat it with glossy accents. The raised word tree gives lots of dimension and the holographic card shines through with lots of different colours that are very pretty irl.
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