Friday, November 30, 2012

Our Guest Designer ~ Kadie

Good Morning!  It's been a busy week here at ABC challenges and we are so thrilled to see so many of you are playing along with us this week and a great big thank you to all of our new followers too! 

This week's challenge is an anything goes challenge and our guest designer for this week is Kadie.   You can see Kadie's winning card here.  Welcome Kadie and thank you so much for being our guest designer for our anything goes challenge this week!


Kadie ~ In My MInds Eye

Hi my name is Kadie and I've been making cards for a little over 5 years now. I have been so blessed in that time with the wonderful people I've met and friendships I've made through this fun (and addicting) craft! I live in Seattle with my sweet husband and two mini greyhounds. Thanks so much for letting me share my card with you!

Thank you so much, Kadie!  Remember, there's still time to play along, the linky collection will remain open until Sunday 12 noon EST and to enter your card in our challenge please see the post below. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

ABC6 ~ Anything Goes


ABC6~  Welcome to our first 'Anything Goes' challenge! 

Show us what you are working on!  Anything goes this week and you are welcome to post any cards you make.  With Christmas right around the corner I think we may see lots of holiday cards!  Remember, you may enter this challenge up to 3 times (please make a different card for each entry) and you may combine this challenge with up to 10 challenges total (including this challenge).  Be sure to become a follower and help us grow!

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC6 for this challenge.  

Here are a few samples from our new design team to get you started!

Jackie


Ger


Lela


Jeanette


Danielle

Rosie

Patty

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 (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.

Now it's your turn!  Show us the cards you've created!

ABC5 'Color' Challenge Winners

Hi everyone!  The cards were simply beautiful from last week's color challenge!  Great job to you all and thanks so much for taking the time to play along and helping our challenge blog grow!  

Here are the 'Winner' and 'Top 3' cards from our color challenge.

Click on their names to visit their blogs!

Our 'Winner' is



Kim, 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 on being chosen our challenge 'Winner'.
 
You are also invited to join us next week as a guest designer.  I will be sending you an email shortly with more details about our upcoming challenge.


And here are the 'Top 3' cards (in numerical order) from our color challenge-

# 3 Alica
 
#11 Maria
 
#12 April O

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!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Our Color Challenge Guest Designer ~ Mynnette!

Good Morning!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We'd love to have you play along with us this week and there's still some time left until the linky closes.  This week is a color challenge and we are using:  Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Chocolate Chip.  Although we will be using SU colors as a reference we want everyone to be able to play along so if you do not have these colors please use the closest colors you have.

And now I'd like to introduce you to our guest designer for this week, Mynnette.  You can see Mynnette's winning card in this post here.    

Here is Mynnette's card for this week's color challenge.  Isn't it beautiful?  You do such lovely work, Mynnette!  Thank you so much for being our guest designer this week!


Mynnette Kitchen~ On a Stampage

My name is Mynnette Kitchen and I own a few different craft blogs.  My personal blog is called On a Stampage and was started just a few short years ago.  I neglected it for about a year until I found the joy of online card challenges!  I've been hooked ever since!  I also own the Technique Tuesday challenge blog, the Inkspirational Challenge blog (challenges coming in January), and co-own 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  I've been stamping and paper crafting avidly for about 7 years now and love all different types of products and love to learn new things everyday!  A huge thanks to Patty and the gals here at ABC Challenges--I'm so honored to be their guest this week!

Remember, there's still time to play along, the linky collection will remain open until Sunday 12 noon EST. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

ABC5 ~ Color Challenge~



ABC5 ~ Color Challenge~

Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip

Welcome to our first color challenge!  I can already see all the beautiful seasonal cards you are going to create!  Simply create a card using the colors posted above.  I will be using Stampin' Up! colors for referance and we want everyone to be able to play along so if you do not have these colors simply use the closest colors you have.

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery, simply use the keywords ABC5 for this challenge.  


Here are a few samples from our new design team to get you started!

Danielle





Ger

Rosie

Patty

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 (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.

Now it's your turn!  Show us the cards you've created!

ABC4 'Sketch' Challenge Winners

Hi everyone!  Sketch challenges are my very favorite challegnes, and although I was hoping for a larger turn our the cards that were created for our sketch were amazing!  We enjoyed visiting your blogs and looking at your beautiful cards.  Thank you to all of you for playing along with us!  
Here are the 'Winner' and 'Top 3' cards from our sketch challenge.

Click on their names to visit their blogs!

Our 'Winner' is
# 2 Kadie
 Kadie 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 on being chosen our challenge 'Winner'.
You are also invited to join us next week as a guest designer.  I will be sending you an email shortly with more details about our upcoming challenge.


And here are the 'Top 3' cards (in numerical order) from our sketch challenge-


# 3 Margie


# 6 Margaret

 
# 8 Kylie

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

Friday, November 16, 2012

Our Sketch Guest Designer ~ Nancy!


There's still time to play along with this week's challenge.  This week's challenge is a sketch challenge, and you can find the sketch posted below.  


I'd like to introduce you to our guest designer for this week, Nancy.  You can see Nancy's winning card in this post here.    


Nancy has such a beautiful style of crafting, be sure to visit her blog The Trinket Collector

Here is Nancy's card for this week's challenge-
I love how she turned the sketch!
 


Hello! I'm Nancy, my blog is The Trinket Collector. I live in Eastern Pennsylvania with my husband and our three sons.  I started paper crafting about three years ago after being inspired by all the beautiful handmade cards I saw on Etsy. Since then I've become addicted to collecting rubber stamps (along with designer papers, embellishments, etc) ~ my favorites are
little vintage images, rabbits, and advertisements. 

Thank you so much, Nancy!  Remember, there's still time to play along, the linky collection will remain open until Sunday 12 noon EST. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

ABC4 ~ Sketch ~



ABC4 ~Sketch~
This week's challenge is a sketch!  Simply create a card using the sketch posted above.  You may turn, flip, or modify the sketch to suit your image; however please try to keep the same basic layout.


Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery, simply use the keywords ABC4 for this challenge.  


Here are a few samples from our new design team to get you started!

Jackie


Rosie

Ger




 
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 (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.

Now it's your turn!  Show us the cards you've created!

ABC3 'Tic Tac Toe' Challenge Winners

Good Morning!  The 'Tic Tac Toe' challenge sure was fun and the cards were amazing!  Maybe we'll be seeing that challenge again in the future.  Thank you to all of you for playing along with us last week! 

Here are the 'Winner' and 'Top 3' cards from last week. 
Click on their names to visit their blogs!

And our 'Winner' is
# 2 Mynnette


Mynnette, 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 on being chosen our challenge 'Winner'.
You are also invited to join us next week as a guest designer.  I will be sending you an email shortly with more details about our upcoming challenge.


And here are the 'Top 3' cards (in numerical order) from last week's challenge-


#1 Lawren

#6 Paola





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!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Tic Tac Toe Guest Designer~ Deanne!

There's still time to play along with this week's challenge.  This week is 'Tic Tac Toe'!  We are creating cards using '3 In a Row' from the chart posted in the challenge.  Please see the post below for this week's current 'Tic Tac Toe' challenge. 


Beginning today our 'reminder' posts will now feature our guest designers and I'd like to introduce you to our very first guest designer, Deanne.  You can see Deanne's winning card found in this post here.    

Deanne does such beautiful work, be sure to visit her blog Three Trees {paper} Creations

Here's Deanne's card for this week's challenge-
She used Green Card Stock, Twine, & Leaves.

 
Hi! Some of you may know me as Three Trees, but my friends and family just call me Deanne.  I have been paper crafting ever since I can remember.  I made my first scrapbook when I was five and haven’t stopped since.  Even cardboard boxes weren’t safe from my scissors – I had many cardboard desks and organizational units. 

I live right smack-dab in the middle of Canada, so I have to keep warm and cozy indoors which is perfect for card making!  My husband is my cheerleader and Pixie, our newest chihuahua, is my craft room buddy.  We also own an elderly chihuahua and two older cats.  What can I say, I LOVE animals and crafting – life is good!!!


Thank you so much, Deanne!  Remember, there's still time to play along, the linky collection will remain open until Sunday 12 noon EST. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

ABC3 ~ Tic Tac Toe



Tic Tac Toe

Create cards using the chart above. You need to use 1 row of items on your card(s).  The row you choose can be, vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.  Please write in your blog post what '3 in a row' items you used.

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery, simply use the keywords ABC3 for this challenge and enter using the link from your online gallery.  


Here are a few samples from our new design team to get you started!


Danielle- Use a punch, Fall Theme, Dry Embossing


Jeanette-  Brown Card Stock, Fall Theme, Twine


Lela- Green Card Stock, Twine, and Leaves


Ger- Green Card, Twine and Leaves


Rosie-  Ribbon, Punch and green cardstock



Jackie-  Dry Embossing, Button, & Leaf


A few things to remember- 
You may use any company products you like.
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 (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.

Now it's your turn!  Show us the cards you've created!

'Halloween in a Hurry' & 'Fast Fall' Winners

Good Morning!  Didn't you just love those Halloween & Fall cards last week?  I thought they were amazing!  Thank you to all of you for playing along with us!  


Here are the 'Winner' and 'Top 3' cards from last week. 
Click on their names to visit their blogs!

And our 'Winner' is
# 12 Nancy
Nancy, 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 on being chosen our challenge 'Winner'.

You are also invited to join us next week as a guest designer.  I will be sending you an email shortly with more details about our upcoming challenge.


And here are the 'Top 3' cards (in numerical order) from last week's challenge-


#6 Piali


#7 Lorianna


 #8 Dixie

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!