Friday, March 29, 2013

ABC Easter Challenge Reminder - Still Time to Join Us!


Hello everyone and happy Friday to each of you!  Can you believe that Easter is right around the corner already.  Oh my goodness how time flies!  I (Danielle) get the honor of sharing another card with you this week as a reminder that there is still time to play along with our Easter challenge. My sentiment is on the inside of my card rather than on the front because of all the flowers - but I think you can still tell that it has an Easter theme.

I hope that I've inspired you to join us for the Easter card challenge!  We already have so many amazing entries (wow!) - what a great showing of all that talent out there in Blogland.  It will not be an easy choice for the DT to make when it comes to selecting our winners!  If you  haven't joined us yet this week (or ever), now is a great time as you still have a few days to play along.  We'd love to visit you and see what you've shared with us :o).

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 and a wonderful (and blessed) Easter!


Monday, March 25, 2013

ABC22 Easter Cards

Hi everyone!  Can you believe that Easter is just around the corner?!!  And with that in mind our design team has created wonderful Easter cards this week.  

Before I begin I have a few things I wanted to let you all know.  Next week our DT and I will be taking a break for the Easter holiday to spend time with our families.  This week's challenge will end on Sunday like usual, but then our next challenge will not be posted until April 8th.  I will post the winners of this challenge on Monday April 1st.

I also wanted to take a minute to please ask if you could turn off word verification to make commenting easier for our design team.  If you are unsure of how to do that you can find more information about that here.

I announced a few weeks ago that we are now have a weekly Facebook Favorite, but I wanted to let you know that I will now be posting our FB favorite in our weekly winners post on Monday mornings.  You are welcome to follow our Facebook page found here.  I sometimes post things I don't post here :)  

ABC22  'Easter Cards'
Show us your Easter cards this week!  You can create any Easter themed card you would like.  You can include:  bunnies, Easter eggs, religious theme, flowers, pastel colors, or any other Easter things you can think of.

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC22 for this challenge.  

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

inside of Rosie's card-







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.

ABC21 Challenge Winners

We really enjoyed seeing all the lovely flower cards!  What a fun challenge that was!  Here are our winners for last week's challenge:
 
Click on their names to visit their blogs!

The 'Winner' for our Bring on the 'Flowers' challenge is-

#65 Lisa

Congratulations, Lisa!  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 in two week as a guest designer (we are taking next week off).  I will be sending you an email later with more details about our upcoming challenge. 

Our 'Top 3' cards listed in numerical order are- 


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!

As some of you may know we now have a Facebook Favorite!  I've decided to go ahead and post our weekly Facebook Favorite here in our weekly winners post.  You are welcome to follow us on Facebook and our page can be found here.  Sometimes I will post hints for our next challenge as well as more sample cards too!

Our Facebook Favorite for this week is-


Lisa, 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, March 22, 2013

Our Guest Designer - Tracey

Our guest designer for this week is Tracey!  Thank you, Tracey for being our guest designer this week.  You can see Tracey's winning card here.  Please take a moment to visit her blog, click on her name below.

I love the card  you made for our 'Bring on the Flowers' challenge!  The colors and all the flowers are perfect for spring!  The flower shower sentiment is adorable and your coloring is amazing too!  Beautifully done!


My name is Tracey Murphy, I’m 44 and Mum to 3 gorgeous children and Nanny to 2 – soon to be 3 fabulous grandchildren!  I work in accounts by day and love to create in my spare time.  Over the years, I’ve had a go at different types of crafting, from cross stitch and sewing to scrapbooking and card making.  I recently fell upon digital stamps and now I’m completely hooked!  I find colouring so therapeutic – it’s where I get my quiet time!   I’m still in the early stages of learning the art of colouring and I find a lot of inspiration/tutorials via the net and from fabulous fellow bloggers!  I’m not quite sure what my style is ...... I just go with the flow and hope the outcome is as nice as it appears in my head, ha ha!!


Thank you so much, Tracey!  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, March 18, 2013

ABC21 ~ Bring on the Flowers

Welcome to another exciting challenge here at ABC challenges!  I don't know about all of you, but I'm ready for winter to be over and for spring to arrive.  It seems like winter doesn't want to quit this year, but that's okay because we are bringing out the flowers this week!

ABC21  'Bring on the Flowers'
Spring begins this week!  Can you believe it!!?  So this week we are celebrating and enjoying the flowers.  We are making cards with flowers on them.  Your flower can be your stamped image, designer series papers, or even an embellishment.  Just as long as there is a flower somewhere on your card.

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC21 for this challenge.  

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


Jan

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 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.

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

ABC20 Challenge Winners

Thank you so much for playing along with us last week!  It was fun seeing so many 'In the Air' cards!  I'm so ready for spring to arrive!  Here are our winners for last week's challenge:
 
Click on their names to visit their blogs!

The 'Winner' for our Spring is 'In the Air' challenge is-

#13 Allisa

Congratulations, Allisa!  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 next week as a guest designer.  I will be sending you an email later with more details about our upcoming challenge. 
And here are our 'Top 3' cards 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!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

ABC20 Facebook Favorite

I hope you are all having a great week!  It's time again for our weekly Facebook Favorite post.  If you haven't already, come on over to our page and 'like' us.  If you'd like to check it out, yesterday I posted a *hint* on what our next challenge will be.  Our Facebook page can be found here

Our Facebook Favorite this week is Zella!  You can click on her name to visit her blog.


I love the pretty bird image you used and all the layers behind it.  Your bow is just perfect too!  Great job, Zella with our Spring is 'In the Air' challenge this week!  Congratulations on being our Facebook Favorite this week!  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, March 15, 2013

Our Guest Designer~ Patricia

Our guest designer for this week is Patricia and she made this gorgeous Mother's Day card for our 'In the Air' challenge.  Welcome Patricia and thank you so much for being our guest designer this week!  You can see Patricia's winning card here.

Patricia, I think your Mother's Day card is simply perfect!  I love the black and white color combination and the bird and flower image is beautiful and your embossed black layer is perfectly finished off with your ribbon!  Please take a moment to visit her blog, click on her name below.



Hi!  I'm Patricia, and I am honored to have been chosen as the guest designer for this week's ABC Challenge!  All my life I've dabbled in some sort of crafts, but I first became addicted to stamping and card making about 12 years ago.  I'm fortunate to be on a couple of design teams and to have several past designer positions on my crafting resumé.  I love playing in challenges that stretch my creative abilities.  However, because most of my cards are donated to Operation Write Home so that our military men and women stationed overseas may write home to their loved ones, I tend to keep my cards in a style I call "clean and layered".  I don't use many big poofy or lumpy embellishments, but I don't mind having several layers of cardstock and/or designer paper on a card. 

I live in Virginia's gorgeous Shenandoah Valley with my husband and two teenage sons.   I work as a substitute teacher at the elementary school my sons attended when they were young. The flexible hours allow me a lot of crafting time on my non-working days. It's a pretty wonderful life!


 

Thank you so much, Patricia!  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, March 11, 2013

ABC20 ~ 'In the Air'

Good Morning!  I announced yesterday that we will now be having a weekly Facebook Favorite so if you haven't already hop on over to our Facebook page and 'Like' us!  Our new Facebook page can be found here.  I will be announcing our Facebook Favorite on Sundays.  

This week's challenge was created by our design team member, Lela.  Thanks, Lela for a great challenge this week!  
ABC20 Spring is - 'In the Air'
 This week our challenge is to add something to your card that is "in the air" - birds, bugs, clouds, planes, balloons, kites, etc.  

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC20 for this challenge.  

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

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

ABC19 Challenge Winners

WOW, what a week!  Thank you to all of you for making last week's our biggest turnout yet!  It was really hard picking our winners because your cards were so amazing!  Our winners for last week's challenge are:
 
Click on their names to visit their blogs!

The 'Winner' for our 'Anything Goes' challenge is-


Congratulations, Tracey!  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 next week as a guest designer.  I will be sending you an email later with more details about our upcoming challenge. 

And here are our 'Top 3' cards listed in numerical order. We picked 5 this week. (When we have over 100 entries I like to have 5 top cards)-





 

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!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

ABC19 Facebook Favorite

Hi everyone!  We have some exciting news here at ABC Challenges!  As many of you know we now have a Facebook page.  If you haven't already, come on over to our page and 'like' us.  I even plan on giving hints once and awhile to what our next challenge will be before it's posted here.  Our Facebook page can be found here

Our big news this week is that starting today we will now have a weekly Facebook Favorite!  How cool is that!!??  Each Sunday after the linky collection closes one of our DT members will pick a Facebook Favorite and this week's pick is-


Super cute card, Christine!  Congratulations on being our Facebook Favorite this week!  Be sure to grab your Facebook Favorite badge from the left hand side bar and 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 next challenge.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Our Guest Designer ~ Pat K

Our guest designer for this week is Pat K and she made this gorgeous card for our 'Anything Goes' challenge.  I hope you can join us and play along this week!  Welcome Pat and thank you so much for being our guest designer this week!  You can see Pat's winning card here.

Pat, I'm still speechless over the amazing card you made for us!  All of your details are just incredible!  I love the pretty flowers, the perfect bow, your sewing, and especially at how lovely your image is colored.  Beautifully done!  Please take a moment to visit her blog, click on her name below.




Thank you so much for having me as your GD this week. My first venture into paper crafting was scrapbooking but I soon moved on to card making.    I love to colour with my Copics, am obsessed with collecting paper and now it looks like dies as well!  Digital stamps are my favourite, mostly for their convenience.  My style is rather eclectic….one day I love CAS and the next I want to dump everything onto a card…depending on the image or the recipient.  I’ve been blogging for over a year now and am fortunate to be on some wonderful design teams, past and present.  I’m constantly inspired by the talented artists I meet every day. Hugs, Pat K.

 

Thank you so much, Pat!  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, March 4, 2013

ABC19 ~ Anything Goes

Thanks so much for joining us and welcome to another weekly ABC Challenge.  This week's challenge is an easy one!  Remember you can now find us on Facebook and on Pinterest.  Be sure to become a follower and help us grow, we enjoy visiting your blogs each week!


ABC19  'Anything Goes' 

Show us what you are working on!  Anything goes this week and you are welcome to post any cards you make.  With spring, Easter, and Mother's Day right around the corner I think we may see lots of those 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).

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC19 for this challenge.  

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




Jan 




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.

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