Monday, October 28, 2013

ABC51 'What's Old is New Again'

Thank you to all of you who were able to play along with us last week!  This week we are digging out our old stamps!  Have you ever heard the saying 'What's old is new again'?  Well, this week we are pulling out our old stamp or stamp sets and inking them up! 

ABC51 'What's old is New Again'
Create any card you'd like using the oldest stamps or stamp sets you have.  You can create any card you would like, but make sure you are using your oldest stamps!

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC51 for this challenge.  Below are our design team cards to get you inspired.  Be sure to click on their names to visit their blogs!

Now it's your turn, lets see those old stamp!


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.

ABC50 Winners

Our recipe challenge was fun!  I enjoy mixing it up a bit and this week's challenge is sure to be a fun one so be sure to check back later.  For now here are our winners from last week's challenge.

The 'Winner' from our '3-2-1' challenge  is-

#13 Anu


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 send you and email tomorrow 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!

#3 Mary Marsh
 
 
 
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, October 25, 2013

Our Guest Designer ~ Mary

Good Morning!  Mary is our guest designer this week.  You can view her winning card found here.  Mary made this super cute card for our 3-2-1 challenge.  This week's challenge we are creating cards using' 3 shapes (can be all the same or different), 2 pattern papers, and 1 ribbon'

Isn't this just the cutest card ever?  I love those owls, they are adorable!  Be sure to stop by and visit Mary's blog:  Krafting Mama

  
My name is Mary W.  I work full time as an ID tech, both fingerprinting and identifying people who have been arrested.  I have been married for almost 30 years and we have 3 kids aged 28, 25 and 15.  I started crafting about 5 years ago when I got the baby Cricut as a Christmas gift.  I was hooked!  Since then I've gotten the Expression and the Silhouette Cameo.  I usually only have a chance to play with my toys one day a week - I wish it were more!!

my blog: 
http://kraftingmama.blogspot.com/

My card is cut from Miss Kate Cuttables free file!  The cute little pumpkin face is Peachy Keen Cornies

 
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, October 21, 2013

ABC50 '3-2-1'

Good Morning!  Before I begin, I wanted to let you all know that we will be taking a break in December.  I'm in the process of moving and all my craft things are already packed and ready for our move plus December is just a busy month for all of our DT members so we'll be taking a break in December and we'll be back in January.  

Just a quick reminder for everyone that we ask you to please limit the number of challenges to 10 and please enter your blog post and not your general URL link.  Sometimes it's hard to find your cards if you enter your general URL.  Thanks!

Our challenge for this week is a little different.  We thought we'd try something new!

ABC50 '3-2-1'
Create any card you'd like using 3 shapes (can be all the same or different), 2 pattern papers, and 1 ribbon.  Sounds easy, right? So come play along and give it a try!

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC50 for this challenge.  Below are our design team cards to get you inspired.  Be sure to click on their names to visit their blogs!

Now it's your turn, lets see those 3-2-1 cards!
 
 Rosie
3 shapes, 2 pattern paper, 1 ribbon.

Jeanette
Rectangle (polka dot/base), square (balloons) and the shape of the sentiment.

Danielle
Uses 3 oval shapes (to make pumpkin), 2 pieces DSP and 1 ribbon.



AnnMarie
3 punched shapes, 2 pattern papers, 1 ribbon.


 
Jackie
3 shapes, 2 papers & 1 ribbon....ok more than 3 shapes.

 

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.

ABC49 Winners

WOW, we loved the Halloween cards from last week's challenge!  It's hard to believe that Halloween is almost here!  Here are the winner's from last week's challenge:

The 'Winner' from our 'Halloween' 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 send you and email tomorrow 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, October 18, 2013

Our Guest Designer, Dori

Hi everyone!  Our guest designer this week is Dori.  You can see her winning card here.

Dori made this awesome Halloween card for our challenge this week!  Don't you just love the trio of images and the cool pattern paper behind them?!!  This is a super cute card!!! 

Be sure to stop on by Dori's blog Live, Love, Laugh...and Craft:  http://www.rtjmomcraft.blogspot.com/

  
My name is Dori Shelton and I am USMC spouse and mom to three beautiful children. I have been an avid paper crafter for almost 10 years now. I started during my husband's first deployment and I have loved it every since. I find that it focuses me, helps me slow down and take a breath during a hectic day. Stop by and visit my blog when you can. I'm not always the best at updating it regularly...but I do always appreciate visitors! Thank you so much for this wonderful honor!

 
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, October 14, 2013

ABC49 Halloween

WOW, our weeks are just flying by and welcome to another super fun challenge here at ABC challenges!  This week is really easy so I'm sure lots of you will be able to play along with us. 

ABC49 'Halloween'
This week we are creating cards Halloween cards!  You can create any Halloween card you'd like.

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC49 for this challenge.  Below are our design team cards to get you inspired.  Be sure to click on their names to visit their blogs!


Now it's your turn, lets see those Halloween cards!

 Rosie



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.

ABC48 Winners

The kid's cards you all made last week were super cute and thank you for playing along with us.  Here are the winner's from last week's challenge:

The 'Winner' from our 'National Children's Day 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!

 

 #21 Lorraine A


# 24 Sue Kment


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, October 11, 2013

Our Guest Designer ~ Anne

Hi everyone!  Our guest designer this week is Anne!  If you would like to see Anne's winning card you can view it here.  Anne made this card for our kid's challenge this week.  You can create any card for a child.  Let's pull out those super cute stamps create a card and come play along with us!  

I love the sweet image with all the books on Anne's card!  Her sentiment is from Dr. Seuss, how fitting for this week's challenge!  Super job, Anne!  We hope you can take a moment to stop by and visit Anne's blog- AnneMade http://annemade-it-for-you.blogspot.co.uk/  Thank you, Anne for being our guest designer this week!




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Well I guess you must already know my name as my card making identity of annemade is a dead give away. I live on the Isle of Wight with my Border Collie called Kofi.  Yes - after Kofi Annan.  I'm a lucky girly who has inherited some very crafty genes, but sadly nothing that has made me so much money that I can give up my day job as a manager in the civil service.  As much as I enjoy my work, I would so love to craft all day.  Outside of work I can be found crafting or running around an agility ring with my dog.  Quite frankly there's very little time for anything else when you're creative - wouldn't you agree?


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, October 7, 2013

ABC48 National Children's Day

Welcome everyone to another fun challenge here at ABC Challenges.  I was looking through the 2013 calendar a few weeks ago and I discovered that National Children's day is tomorrow, October 8th and Child Health Day is today so we decided to have a challenge in honor of the children. 

ABC48 'National Children's Day'
This week we are creating cards for kids.  Your card can be for any occasion, but just create your card with a child in mind.

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC48 for this challenge.  Below are our design team cards to get you inspired.  Be sure to click on their names to visit their blogs!


Now it's your turn, lets see those kid's/Children cards!
 

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.

ABC47 Winners

Our challenge last week was awesome!  I loved looking through all the beautiful cards and seeing how you used up some of your pattern papers.  I saw several Christmas cards which reminds me that the holidays are right around the corner!  I'd better get started on my holiday card making!  Our DT really had a hard time choosing winners this week so we have a few extra winners for you! Here are the winner's from last week's challenge:

The 'Winner' from our '3 or More Pattern Paper' 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)


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, October 4, 2013

Our Guest Designer ~ Brenda

Welcome to our weekly guest designer post!  This week our guest designer is Brenda.  If you'd like to see Brenda's winning card you can view it here.  Brenda made us a card for our '3 or more pattern papers' challenge this week. 

I am really enjoying our challenge this week because I love seeing how all of you are mixing up those papers and Brenda's card is a beautiful example of that.  I love the mix of papers on her card and especially how she created the notched out corners on the strips of paper along the bottom of her card, so very creative!  

Be sure to stop by and visit Brenda's blog- 's blog- www.roseblossomlegacies.com  Thank you, Brenda for being our guest designer this week!


 
 
Brenda
My name is Brenda, and I am thrilled to be a guest designer for ABC Challenges!  I am blessed to work with paper and ink every single day.  I am a full-time Close To My Heart Consultant and it is one of the greatest joys of my life!
Our family lives in beautiful Minnesota.   I have a wonderfully supportive husband, a fabulous 24 year-old son, and two very spoiled pets.  If I am not paper crafting, chances are that you'll find me bird watching, reading, or experimenting in the kitchen.  I'd love for you to visit my blog at
www.roseblossomlegacies.com
 
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!