Monday, 1 December 2014

GDT - ABC Challenge - Y is for YULETIDE

The last ABC challenge my card was in the top five and I was honoured to be asked if I would like to be their guest designer for December.  Whilst a little scary (being fairly new to blogging and I've not done it before) it was also very exciting.

The title of my first GDT spot was to create something for the theme Y is for YULETIDE sponsored by Paper Shelter.  The image I've I used is Hope.  I've coloured it with ProMarkers, added a touch of glitter to the star and cut it out with a Spellbinders die.

There's a mix of layered papers which I've distressed from Lili of the Valley/Raspberry Road (Timeless Victorian), First Edition (Gilded Winter) and Lili of the Valley/Nitwits (Solids - Always and Forever).

Before I mounted the diecut image I added some organza ribbon from The Ribbon Girl with a handtied bow.  I also added a square Yuletide Festival handwritten sign which was cut with a Spellbinders die and age distressed with a brown ProMarker believe it or not.

In the flower arrangements there are some roses and paper leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts. There are some velvet finish holly leaves, pearl and crystal branches, red and white beaded berries, ivory pearlised pins, a resin dove and a resin flower all from The Ribbon Girl.

The finishing touch are some pearlised self adhesive gems.  Phew - this is most complicated card I've ever made :)  Hope the team at ABC Challenge love what I made and hope you all like her too.
Andrea x

I'd like to enter her into the following challenges
Creative Inspirations - Seasons Greetings, Passion for ProMarkers - Blooming Marvellous
Addicted to Stamps - Lots of Layers, Fab n Funky - Anything With a Die
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes, Winter Wonderland - Dies and Punches


  1. Beautiful card, Andrea! I love the soft, vinateg feel, gorgeous details and your wonderful colouring of that pretty PS image! Just stunning! Thanks again for joining in with my theme this week at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

  2. Perfectly gorgeous! Welcome to the fun world of blogs, I'm sure we will see lots of stunning creations from you xx

  3. This is really gorgeous Andrea. Love the image you have used and coloured so beautifully.Great layout and design. Thanks for joining in with our 'Blooming Marvelous' challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

  4. That is gorgeous - what a wonderful creation.

    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky.

    Helen x

  5. Great creation.Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations.
    CraftyNatalie {DT}

  6. This is such a lovely creation hun! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

    1. That's a complement coming from you you're cards are always gorgeous x

  7. love that image. Gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz. Kim x

  8. Hi Andrea. So glad you have joined us at ABC Challenges as our December Guest Designer. Your card is just beautiful. I love everything about it.


    1. Thanks Nikki, glad you liked what I did for you. I'm playing with images at the moment for my next GDT on your blog mid month :) x

  9. Beautiful image.. FAB coloring!!. Great Details and layering of paper!!
    Thank you for joining us at ATSC! Hugs Sol