Wednesday, August 4, 2021

ABC Christmas Challenge: P, Q and R

It's the first Wednesday of <gasp> August, and that means it's time for a new ABC Christmas Challenge! We have three prompts for you this month: P for PLUMP, Q for QUALITY STREET and R for RIBBON. There are more details on the blog if any of these seem a little confusing. ;) (Probably not ribbon... :D) And since I am hosting the challenge this month, I have a prize up for grabs for one lucky participant: 

I own this set as well, and you can
see a card example here

First up, P for Plump, and I went with a plump little snowman: 

I love this line of snow peeps from Unity, and don't use them nearly often enough. He is stamped, embossed and coloured with Copics - and as you can see, embellished with Stickles and Glossy Accents. 

Next, Q for Quality Street. Apparently the purple-wrapped chocolate is one of the most popular, so there's my reason for a purple Christmas card! 

I foiled this large sentiment onto a dark purple cardstock panel, then backed it with, as it turns out, the same patterned paper as I used for one of my cards last month! Which means I must be almost out of it, sigh. I thought the stripes echoed the colourful candies in the tin. A bit. :D 

Last up, the Straightforward R for Ribbon. I mostly use ribbon for tags, but decided it would be fun to create a card with a ribbon element: 

This starts with a 6"x6" background stamp, that I embossed in gold on watercolour cardstock before colouring with Twinkling H2Os. I took just one section of the finished panel, topped it with some off-white cardstock, and added the sentiment, ribbon, and crystals. 

I have a nice section of the panel left for another card, but I also had a smaller off-cut just begging to be made into a tag: 

Now I think I should have incorporated black into my card! ;) 
My first and third cards are off to the current challenge at Jingle Belles, Red & Green All Over
Don't forget, I have a little prize on offer this month! And be sure to check out all the beautiful inspiration from my ABC teammates. 

Supplies: (be merry) Neenah white & Fabriano grey cardstock, Echo Park Times & Seasons patterned paper, Unity Gifts Galore (snow peep Nicholas) & Hero Arts Family and Friends stamps, Versafine smoky grey ink, Wow clear gloss embossing powder, Copic markers, Spellbinders circles & MFT blueprints 29 stitched rectangle die, icicle & frosted lace Stickles, Glossy Accents; (merry Christmas) Fabriano purple cardstock, Doodlebug Frosty & Friends patterned paper, Picket Fence Merry Christmas foiling die, Crafters Companion silver foil, MFT double stitched rectangle die; (joy & love) Bazzill marshmallow cardstock, Fabriano hot press watercolour paper, Simon Says Stamp Outline Winter Floral & Furry Christmas stamps, Versamark ink, Simon Says Stamp antique gold embossing powder, Twinkling H2Os, MFT blueprints 24 stitched rectangle die, May Arts ribbon, Studio Katia gold crystals; (tag) Recollections black cardstock, Fabriano hot press watercolour paper, gold pearl paper, Simon Says Stamp Outline Winter Floral & Unity/Jillibean Soup Christmas Eve Chowder stamps, Versamark & Catherine Pooler rouge ink, Simon Says Stamp antique gold embossing powder, Twinkling H2Os, CUTplorations manila tag die, Recollections ribbon

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Barbara Godden said...

Great cards and a tag, hard to pick one, but I love that Plump snowman. and the third card is gorgeous. All are winners.

Inkyfingers said...

I'm loving how you are staging your cards for photos these days, Lindsey! You have come up with a great collection this month and I love how different each one is. The snowman is sooo cute and I really love the last card and how you stretched your panel to make a tag as well - bonus!
Take care
Carol x

Helen said...

These are all fab Lindsey - especially love that cute little snowman!
Helen x

cm said...

Fabulous cards and tag; very clever connections to the prompts! The plump snowman? Oh love! Chubby cute, as a snowman should be!

SmilynStef said...

love that rotund little snow person ... thanks so much for sharing your red & green with us at Jingle Belles.

lauren bergold said...

what an amazing CAS card all round and super cute snow dude is the best possible star of the show! so happy you could join our red and green fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

lauren bergold said...

such a gorgeous tag and a beautiful job of watercoloring that lovely image! so happy you could join our red and green fun once more at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Kim Heggins said...

So many wonderful holiday cards, just love them all!