Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge - Guest Designer

StampFairy is a sponsor of this week's challenge on the ABC Christmas Challenge blog and I created a card on behalf of the StampFairy team to be featured as the guest designer. The challenge introduced today is "C - Clean and Simple" and features a sketch to follow.

The ABC Christmas Challenge helps you prepare for the coming Christmas. Challenges are "fortnightly" and are themed - if you join every challenge from A to Z you will have created at least 25 cards in time for Christmas 2011.  As a sponsor, StampFairy will be providing 3 digi stamps to the winner of this challenge - so you won't want to miss your chance at that! Just create a Christmas or winter-themed card using this sketch and keep it clean and simple. You can enter your card at the ABC Christmas Challenge blog HERE.
My card for this challenge uses StampFairy's "Christmas Betty" digi - one in a collection of 4 images featuring Betty in a Christmas theme.  As you can see, I paper-pieced her dress and bow - this image is perfect for paper-piecing, one of my favorite techniques. The rest was colored with Copic markers.
 I colored a second Christmas tree and popped it up for some dimension - you can see it better in this photo.  The papers used here are all from Imaginesce - though I believe they are from their 2009 Christmas/Winter season. 
The premise behind the ABC Christmas Challenge is a fun one - I think I'll have to start participating more frequently to build up my stash and get ahead of the holiday frenzy that occurs each year.  My thanks to the ABC team for highlighting StampFairy in this challenge and my thanks to you for stopping by!


Helen said...

Adorable! Love the cute image, and your papers are gorgeous!
Thanks for being our guest designer for this challenge!
Helen x

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sharon I love the image and the papers a super card.
Lorraine x

Dot said...

Wonderful card and super sweet image. I love the colours you have used. Great to have you as a guest designer this time.
hugs Dorte DT, ABC Christmas Challenge

KarinsArtScrap said...

whta a lovely card sharon.

greetings karin

Anonymous said...

Hi hunny this card is fabulous great choice of papers to go with the cute image and get work with the C&S sketch too! thanks for being our Guest Designer too! hugs Samantha :0)

Lacey Stephens said...

Fabulous card!! I love your take on the sketch and CAS challenge using this adorable image!! Thanks for being our guest at ABC Christmas challenge!!
ABC Christmas Challenge DT