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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

ABC Christmas Challenge - Y for Yule (+ extras!)(DT)

OOOOOOOOOOOH!  It's 1st December!  Suddenly I feel quite unwell - three and a half weeks to you know what and I am still making cards like a mad woman.  What a very good job ABC CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE is there as incentive to get on with it!

Did you like that lead in?  Clever I thought, LOL.  Yes, it is ABC CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE time again and would you look at that, we are up to Y.  Y for Yule or Yuletide.  Originally a pagan period of feasting lasting 12 days, this has become our 12 days of Christmas.  Traditionally a lot of greenery was involved, with people decorating their houses with holly, ivy and mistletoe and having a Yule Log (no, not the chocolate ones, silly) in the hearth.  So, Yule it is but this time the extra is NOT optional - we would like to see either:  Holly & Berries, or Red & Green, or Candles, or if you are feeling adventurous, all three!

We are thrilled to be sponsored by our very own Lacey and her Wags n Whiskers.

The DT have created their usual glorious inspiration for you so do hop over and have a look at their blogs, they are such a talented bunch.

Here is my DT card:

I went down the Yule Log route with this fabulous stamp from Pink Gem Designs.  And, you can see that it incorporates the Holly & Berries and the Red & Green too (how lucky was that).  Coloured with Copics.  Papers are from an old pad of DCWV Christmas papers.

I know you are all very busy with planning your festivities but I do so hope you will still be able to join us.  You have two weeks as usual.

Before I disappear, can I just say how overwhelmed we were with amazing entries for the X challenge - choosing a winner and the Top 3 or Top 5 is going to be so difficult so please bear with us - the winners will be announced on the ABC Christmas Challenge blog very soon!

Hugs. Squirrel xx


Anonymous said...

Well Hunny I'm impressed! I think you should from now on write my blog posts too!!!! Wink wink!! Te hehehe, such a cute card too, love the colours too, huGs Samantha xx

Jackie said...

Fab card, you've reminded me that I have that lovely image, must find it out :o)
Jackie xx

Carissa said...

Fantastic card. I love the image that you used, she looks so sweet on the yule log.
Hugs, Carissa

Delphine said...

Fantastic card, Squirrel! The image is lovely and so perfect for the theme:-)! I am also very jealous of your sentiment... I love those round sentiments, have ordered some from the UK, which I haven't received yet... I just hope they are not lost in the snow (sigh)! Hugs Delphine xx PS: Congrats on the perfect start for your post:-)

Dot said...

Cute card Squirrel, I love the image and the die is beautiful.
hugs Dorte,xx

coops said...

gorgeous card squirrel.fab image and i love the layout and great traditional colours :D

xx coops xx

Helen said...

Aww....such a sweet card - and how clever of you to 'multi-task' with your image! lol
Helen x

Aussie Loz said...

oh, she's so cute Squirrel! I love the die cut. There's an award for you on my blog so pop over when you get a chance

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card Squirrel :-) fabulous image and the papers and sentiment are fab :-)

Lols x x x

hayward69 said...

What a gorgeously coloured image. Love the dp colours and adore the sentiment - its one of my favourites.

Jayne xx

Victoria said...

beautiful card x

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