Friday, August 30, 2013

Meet Our Guest Designer, Janis Lewis!

Happy Friday!  Our guest designer this week is Janis.  You can view her winning card here.  Janis made this amazingly beautiful butterfly card for our 'No Flowers' challenge this week.  I love how she did the butterfly with the wings, so creative!

Please take a moment to stop by her blog, called- Pause Dream Enjoy.  Janis makes such lovely cards, I just love  her style!  Thanks again, Janis for being our guest designer this week!


Hello! What an honor to be the Guest Designer today for ABC Challenges! My name is Janis Lewis, and I started my Pause Dream Enjoy blog in May 2009, but I've been scrapbooking, crafting, and cardmaking since the early 90's. Last week my husband and I celebrated our 27th Wedding Anniversary. Eek! We have 4 children and 2 grand-boys. I'm a stay at home mom with our special needs youngest daughter. I'd love you to visit my blog and leave me a link to your's. Participating in challenges is one of my most favorite things to do. I find crafting so relaxing and enjoy meeting others who share my hobby. Enjoy your day! Smiles! :) Janis

Remember, there's still time to play along with our challenge this week, the linky collection will remain open until Sunday 12 noon EST.  To enter your card in our challenge please see the post below.  Have a great day!

Monday, August 26, 2013

ABC42 'No Flowers'

This week we are making cards without flowers!  I know I find it such a challenge because I'm always using flowers, so this is quite the challenge for me!  Let's see what you can create!

ABC42 'No Flowers'
Create any card you'd like without using any flowers.

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC42 for this challenge.  Below are our design team cards to get you inspired.  Be sure to click on their names to visit their blogs!

 



A few things to remember-

--Challenges are limited to cards only.
--You may enter up to 3 times, but please make a new card for each entry.
--You may combine this challenge with up to 10 challenges total.
--Please link this challenge within your blog post.
--When uploading please link your blog post entry, not your blog URL/address.
--No back linking, please make a new card for this challenge.

--In order to be chosen a 'Winner' or 'Top 3' you must follow the posted challenge and our blog challenge rules posted above.

Be sure to grab our blog challenge badge (at the top left sidebar) and become a follower.

When entering the challenges please be sure to use your correct email address since that is the email I will be using to contact the winner about being a guest designer.

ABC41 Winners

Good morning!  WOW! What a wonderful turn out we had last week, we really enjoyed seeing all those layers on your cards!  Thanks so much for playing along with us.  Here are the winners from last week's challenge:
The 'Winner' from our 'Lots of Layers' Challenge is-
 
 
Congratulations!  Be sure to grab the 'Winner' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations again on being chosen our challenge 'Winner'.  You are also invited to join us  as a guest designer.  I will be sending you an email later today with more details about our upcoming challenge.
 

Our 'Top 3' card winners are- (listed in numerical order)

Click on their names to visit their blogs!
 
 
 
 
Be sure to grab the 'Top 3' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations on being chosen within the 'Top 3'.  They were All Beautiful Cards!  

We now have a Facebook Favorite!  I'll be posting our weekly Facebook Favorite here in our weekly winners post.  You are welcome to follow us on Facebook, our page can be found here

Our Facebook Favorite for this week is-
 
 
Be sure to grab your Facebook Favorite badge from the left hand side bar and please link it back to our challenge blog.  Would you like to be our Facebook Favorite next week?  All you need to do is play along with our challenges and we could feature your card next!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Meet Our Guest Designer, Christine

Hello and thanks for stopping by our challenge blog.   This week's challenge is to create a card using 'Lots of Layers' and our guest designer for this week, Christine has made an amazing card with lots of beautiful layers!   If you'd like to see Christine's winning card, you will find it here.  

Thank you, Christine for being our guest designer this week!  All the layers on your card are wonderful and I love the pretty green and pinks, the beautiful flowers, and sweet nurse image too.  Be sure to take a minute to stop by Christine's blog:  Nana Seaside's Crafting Creations

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My real name is Christine Craig  aka nanaseaside     http://www.nanaseaside.blogspot.com/
which is the name of my blog..& what my grand children call me as I live in a old quaint small fishing town on the north east coast UK.. where I have been lucky to live for the past 19yrs..

I've been a crafter all my life, knitting sewing (bridal wear my favourite) cross stitch. I saw some crafting programmes on TV some 8yrs ago the rest is history..lol  I have the the privilege to be on a Dt on some awesome chall blogs which I love to be involved with..  
 
Remember, there's still time to play along with our challenge this week, the linky collection will remain open until Sunday 12 noon EST.  To enter your card in our challenge please see the post below.  Have a great day!

Monday, August 19, 2013

ABC41 Lots of Layers


Welcome back to another fun challenge here at ABC Challenges!  This week's challenge is really easy, lets use use lots of layers on our cards. 

ABC41 'Lots of Layers'
 
'Lots of Layers' - this week we are creating cards with lots of layers.  Use at least 5 layers on your cards. (Not counting the card base) remember, your sentiment can count as a layer too.
 
Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC41 for this challenge.  Below are our design team cards to get you inspired.  Be sure to click on their names to visit their blogs!

 
 
 
 
 

A few things to remember-

--Challenges are limited to cards only.
--You may enter up to 3 times, but please make a new card for each entry.
--You may combine this challenge with up to 10 challenges total.
--Please link this challenge within your blog post.
--When uploading please link your blog post entry, not your blog URL/address.
--No back linking, please make a new card for this challenge.

--In order to be chosen a 'Winner' or 'Top 3' you must follow the posted challenge and our blog challenge rules posted above.

Be sure to grab our blog challenge badge (at the top left sidebar) and become a follower.
 
When entering the challenges please be sure to use your correct email address since that is the email I will be using to contact the winner about being a guest designer.

ABC40 Challenge Winners

Hi everyone!  I'm sorry I'm running a little late with our winner's post this weekend.  It's been a busy week for me.  I'd like to say thank you to everyone who was able to play along with us last week.  It was fun seeing all the card using just stamps, ink, and paper.  What a challenge that was!  Here are the winners from that challenge:

The 'Winner' from our 'SIP' Challenge is-
 

 
Congratulations!  Be sure to grab the 'Winner' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations again on being chosen our challenge 'Winner'.  You are also invited to join us  as a guest designer.  I will be sending you an email later today with more details about our upcoming challenge.
 
Our 'Top 3' card winners are- (listed in numerical order)
Click on their names to visit their blogs!
 
 
 
 
 
Be sure to grab the 'Top 3' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations on being chosen within the 'Top 3'.  They were All Beautiful Cards!  
We now have a Facebook Favorite!  I'll be posting our weekly Facebook Favorite here in our weekly winners post.  You are welcome to follow us on Facebook, our page can be found here.
 
Our Facebook Favorite for this week is-
 
 
Be sure to grab your Facebook Favorite badge from the left hand side bar and please link it back to our challenge blog.  Would you like to be our Facebook Favorite next week?  All you need to do is play along with our challenges and we could feature your card next!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Our Guest Designer Vicki

Our guest designer for this week is Vicki and you can see her winning card found here.  Vicki made this wonderful card for our 'SIP' challenge this week.  There's still time to play along and we'd love to have you join us!  This week we are making cards using the acronym 'SIP'- using only Stamps, Ink, and Paper.

Thank you, Vicki for being our guest designer this week!  Your card is just perfect and I really love  your background behind the tree image, very creative!  Be sure to take a minute to stop by Vicik's blog:  Stamp Smiles


 
Hello friends!  So happy to be here with you as a guest designer for this challenge!  I have been crafting with rubber stamps for several years and really enjoy the therapy that it can provide in my life.  My favorite craft medium is to color with my Copic markers.  I would be delighted if you'd like to stop by my Stamp Smiles blog so that I can share a smile with you! :-)   Thanks for much for having me here with you and I hope you'll join in the challenge with us!
 
Remember, there's still time to play along with our challenge this week, the linky collection will remain open until Sunday 12 noon EST.  To enter your card in our challenge please see the post below.  Have a great day!

Monday, August 12, 2013

ABC40 'SIP' Stamps, Ink, Paper

Hi everyone!  We have a fun challenge for you this week and we hope you can play along.  This week's challenge reminds me of when I first began stamping and I didn't have a very many supplies to work with, so lets see what you can create using just:  stamps, ink, and paper!

ABC40 'SIP' Stamps, Ink, Paper
 
SIP is a well-known acronym used in paper crafting when we want to focus on keeping things simple.  SIP stands for:  Stamps, Ink, Paper.  This week we are creating cards using only Stamps, Ink and Paper. You can use pattern paper too.

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC40 for this challenge.
 
Below are our design team cards to get you inspired.  Be sure to click on their names to visit their blogs! 
 
 
 
 
 


A few things to remember-

--Challenges are limited to cards only.
--You may enter up to 3 times, but please make a new card for each entry.
--You may combine this challenge with up to 10 challenges total.
--Please link this challenge within your blog post.
--When uploading please link your blog post entry, not your blog URL/address.
--No back linking, please make a new card for this challenge.

--In order to be chosen a 'Winner' or 'Top 3' you must follow the posted challenge and our blog challenge rules posted above.

Be sure to grab our blog challenge badge (at the top left sidebar) and become a follower.

When entering the challenges please be sure to use your correct email address since that is the email I will be using to contact the winner about being a guest designer.

ABC39 Winners

Special thanks to everyone who was able to play along in our monochromatic color challenge last week!  The cards were just amazing and it certainly was hard to pick our winners, but here they are!  Click on their names to visit their blogs!

The 'Winner' from our 'Monochromatic' Challenge is-
 
ITP #26

Congratulations!  Be sure to grab the 'Winner' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations again on being chosen our challenge 'Winner'.  You are also invited to join us  as a guest designer.  I will be sending you an email later today with more details about our upcoming challenge.
 
Our 'Top 3' card winners are- (listed in numerical order)
Click on their names to visit their blogs!
 
 
 
 
 Be sure to grab the 'Top 3' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations on being chosen within the 'Top 3'.  They were All Beautiful Cards!
 
We now have a Facebook Favorite!  I'll be posting our weekly Facebook Favorite here in our weekly winners post.  You are welcome to follow us on Facebook, our page can be found here.
 
Our Facebook Favorite for this week is-
 

Be sure to grab your Facebook Favorite badge from the left hand side bar and please link it back to our challenge blog.  Would you like to be our Facebook Favorite next week?  All you need to do is play along with our challenges and we could feature your card next!
 

Monday, August 5, 2013

ABC39 Monochromatic

Hello and welcome to 'ABC' Challenges.  Whether you are current and dedicated follower or have just found us  - we are so glad that you've stopped by.   Every Monday is the start of a new challenge here at 'ABC' Challenges and this week (ABC39) our DT would like to see your beautiful MONOCHROMATIC cards.  Pick any 1 color you'd like and make a card to share with us.

ABC39 "MONOCHROMATIC COLOR"

Below are our design team cards to get you inspired.  Be sure to click on their names to visit their blogs!







Now it's time for you to link up your beautiful monochromatic cards.  Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC39 for this challenge.   Each week the DT picks their top card/artist who then gets the opportunity to be a Guest Designer for the next challenge.  Will it be you this week? We hope to be visiting you soon!

A few things to remember-

--Challenges are limited to cards only.
--You may enter up to 3 times, but please make a new card for each entry.
--You may combine this challenge with up to 10 challenges total.
--Please link this challenge within your blog post.
--When uploading please link your blog post entry, not your blog URL/address.
--No back linking, please make a new card for this challenge.

--In order to be chosen a 'Winner' or 'Top 3' you must follow the posted challenge and our blog challenge rules posted above.

Be sure to grab our blog challenge badge (at the top left sidebar) and become a follower.

When entering the challenges please be sure to use your correct email address since that is the email I will be using to contact the winner about being a guest designer.

ABC38 "Use Up Scraps" Winners

Hello!  This past week we saw lots of really great examples of using up your stash of scraps to make beautiful cards.  We were definitely impressed and inspired - in fact I may never throw another scrap away again (LOL - I hardly do already) now that I've seen what many of you have made.  

So let's get to announcing our winners from ABC38 "Use Up Scraps".  To go visit them just click on the links to their blogs.

The WINNER of ABC38 is #14 - Vicky Parson 
and here is her great card:

Congratulations!  Be sure to grab the 'Winner' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations again on being chosen our challenge 'Winner'.  You are also invited to join us  as a guest designer.  Patty will be sending you an email later this week with more details about our upcoming challenge.  

Our 'Top 3' card winners are-
(listed in numerical order)
Click on their names to visit their blogs!

#10 - Dori
 

#18 - Hazel

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Be sure to grab the 'Top 3' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations on being chosen within the 'Top 3'.  They were All Beautiful Cards!

We now have a Facebook Favorite!  We will be posting our weekly Facebook Favorite in our weekly winners post.  You are welcome to follow us on Facebook, our page can be found here.
 
Our Facebook Favorite for this week is-

#23 - DebiB


Be sure to grab your Facebook Favorite badge from the left hand side bar and please link it back to our challenge blog.  Would you like to be our Facebook Favorite next week?  All you need to do is play along with our challenges and we could feature your card next!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Our Guest Designer Laine

Our guest designer this week is, Laine.  You can view her winning card found here.  Laine's blog is 'Dream Laine' and she makes such beautiful cards, if you have a minute be sure to stop by and visit her blog.  

We hope you can come play along with us for this week's challenge to 'Use Up Scraps'.  Laine had some wonderful ideas for using up some paper scraps, she used them in her die cuts, to create her panels, the fence, punched borders and these are just a few wonderful examples!  Thank you so much, Laine!  Your card is just perfect, I love the design, and I am amazed at how beautiful your coloring is.


Laine

Hello to everyone.
I am so delighted and honoured to join ABC Challenges as GDT for this Challenge.
Thank you so much for this fabulous opportunity.
I have turned into a compulsive card maker over the last few years.
I love to design and make cards.
It's a wonderful past-time and has opened up so many new avenues for me and I have made some wonderful crafty friends.
Hugs to all from,
Laine

Thank you so much!  Remember, there's still time to play along with our challenge this week, the linky collection will remain open until Sunday 12 noon EST.  To enter your card in our challenge please see the post below.  Have a great day!