Wednesday, 1 November 2017

ABC Christmas Challenge - W & X

Time for another challenge over at the ABC Christmas Challenge and this time Carissa is the host.  This month the themes are -

'W for White  
'X for X marks the spot'.  

Our sponsor this month is -

and the prize is an A5 clear stamp set 'Winter Cottages'

There's also a prize from Carissa

My 'W for White' card.  Not a particularly good photo I'm afraid, but it's the best of a bad bunch.  I simply layered up die cuts from a 'Spellbinders 2012 Snowflake Pendant Die' and then added pearls.  I say "simply", but I'd forgotten how hard it was to get the card out of those dies!  Not to mention also having to poke out the wee bits that stay stuck in the small holes.  I eventually had a bit of success by using greaseproof paper between the card and dies, but I'm getting myself some of that ejection/quick release foam as soon as is humanly possible!
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
The Holly And Ivy Christmas - Anything Christmas goes

My 'X for X marks the spot' card
Crafty Friends - Cute
Creative Craft Cottage - Use a sentiment
Through The Purple Haze - Untraditional Christmas colours
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Sparkle
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes + Christmas
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/Christmas

Image stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'My Snowman Friend'
Sentiment stamp - Lili Of The Valley
Papers - Make & Create 'Trendy Blue Lifestyle'
Extras - A Papermania 'Bare Basics' wooden button coloured with Tim Holt distress ink (I think I used Chipped Sapphire) and attached with a bit of Baker's Twine, and a wee bit of Stickles 'Icicle' glitter glue for sparkly snow on the ground


Inkyfingers said...

What a great pair of cards Sharon! The first one was so worth the time you spent on the getting the die cut out of the die - such a lovely stylish look. The second card has a masculine feel to it with those papers and the image is so cute.
Carol x

Fikreta said...

gorgeous cards!
love them!

Barbara Bruder said...

I love your cards and especially the snowflake one. I hear ya about getting die cuts from the dies at times. What a challenge that can be. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges} Hugs, Barbara

Jennifer Bradley said...

Fabulous card Sharon, adorable image and love the added twine.Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

crafty said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for sharing them with us at Crafting From the Heart.

Tracey T said...

Love your CAS snowflake design. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey

Elizabeth Hart said...

So elegant in the pure white! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

cohenna said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage :)

Laura ElleBi said...

What a lovely card!!!
Thanks for joining Crafty Friends
DT Laura

Suze said...

Gorgeous WoW card. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for November.