Wednesday, 2 February 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge C&S

C is for Clean & Simple

We have the lovely Helen as our host this time
and she has created a nice sketch for us follow:

I really love this Sketch and think I will be using this one a lot this year...
Thanks Helen, but for now here is the card I have made for our C&S challenge.

I decided to go with a brown monochromatic and started off with faux stitching on all edges, then added some swirls and stamped snowflakes in distress inks, used some magic tape and distressed over it to give a stencilled effect leaving the white underneath, Stamped the PB Merry Christmas text in the style of the line on the sketch...  Only having 3 pieces of card all started white with the cute PB mouse that is an old favourite of mine stamped on the circle. The ink I used was Vintage photo, I have only added a hint of aged mahogany to his hat and some dry's clear glitter glue and glamour dust, Then a fine spray of perfect pearls in water to the whole card at the end.

We have 2 yes 2 fantastic sponsors for this challenge too:



My lovely DT buddies have made some awesome cards, along with Sharon from Stamp Fairy as a Guest Designer, So please check their blogs too!

We're using a text linky tool once again as we can no longer get the lovely photo linky for free..
Being that Helen and I run this challenge blog just for fun,
We can't afford to pay a subscription........but we will get a nice surprise when we come and visit your blogs instead.... however Please please remember to link your cards and not just your blogs!! FANKS!!

I found a few other great challenges to play along with too!
here they are:

Kaboodle Doodles - Monochromatic
Pollycraft - Baby it's cold outside
Stamp Something - Winter
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes! 
Stamps R Us - Animals
Bah! Humbug! - An oldie, but a goldie - Pb Mouse

OK so over to you guys!!
have fun!


  1. an adorable little mouse on your CAS Christmas card. my kind of challenge too!
    hugs, annie x

  2. Samantha this is such a lovely lickle card and the rose is wonderful! Must have a go at that tut!

  3. Hi Samantha

    What a lovely card really love the stamped swirls and snowflakes. Thanks for joining us this week at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


  4. Cute card Samantha,I love the brown coloures and the stitching. The little mouse looks like he is thinking.
    hugs Dorte

  5. I really love how you have presented this image - really soft and gentle - just beautiful.
    That sketch is a winner - seen it twice this evening and both cards have been stunning.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  6. This is soooo cute Samantha! I can't believe you only used white card and a couple of ink colours to make this gorgeous card!
    Helen x

  7. Oh wow!! This is just too cute!! I love your snowflake background! ;) Thanks for joining with us at Stamp Something!HUGS

  8. Amazing card, Samantha, I absolutely love everything about it! Adorable image, wonderful choice of colours (love monochromatic brown), your papers are gorgeous, and it is C&S, but required a lot of work! But well worth it, the result is awesome! I love it!!! Hugs Delphine xxx

  9. This is such a lovely card! Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft Challenge this week.
    Hugs Lynsey x

  10. Love this card!! The mouse is too cute!

  11. This is absolutely beautiful, love the browns, great job! Thanks for joining us this week at Stamps R Us.
    hugs Marilyn

  12. Love it! Yes, CAS but very striking :)

    Thanks for joining KD this week!

    Sandra P

  13. What a darling card! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Stamps R Us!

  14. Really lovely Christmas card, what a cute image! Thanks for joining in at Kaboodle Doodles this week. Jill

  15. Such a gorgeous card Samantha, adorable image and love the colour.
    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  16. Hi Samantha - love everything about this card especially the cute image. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  17. Wow! What a great choice of colors for a Christmas card! That little mousie is adorable!!
    Thanks for playing the inte Kaboodle Doodles Monochrome Challenge.


  18. Gorgeous cutie card hunni.


  19. Cute card Samantha!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Paper Take Weekly!
    I am now one of your followers.  ;)  I would love it if you came to visit my blog and become a follower too!
    True :D

  20. Adorable and cute card! :) I love that brown colour :)

    Thank you for joining at SSC this week :)


  21. love your card sam and what a cutie image !
    thanks for joining us at papertake weekly too xxxxx
    maddy x

  22. WOW!!!! I LOVE your card!
    Fab details.....Oooooh it's just perfect!
    Kaz xx

  23. Thank you so much for participating in our "Whateva!" challenge this week at Stamptacular! Your submission is absolutely wonderful and so inspirational!

    Also, in case you're interested, we're in the middle of a DT Call and would love for you to apply! You can find detailed information on what is required and how to apply on our Challenge Blog...!

    Thanks again for joining us this week at Stamptacular! I hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


  24. This is beautiful Samantha - love the monochromatic here. And that image is adorable. So creative on the sketch too, especially with the sentiment extending across the panel. Love it!

  25. Samantha
    Adorable card. The PB image is really cute. I love the sentiment. Its so gorgeou. I really like all the swirls! Great inspiration, I might just make a second entry for the abc Christmas challenge!

  26. Great card lovely monochrome - beautiful, Jx

  27. I's taking your advice....Im making a bunch of Christmas cards using this sketch!


I really appreciate your comments thank you! hugs Samantha :0)

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