Friday, November 15, 2013

Taking a break

Good Morning!  I wanted to stop by and let you all know that we are now on our break.  We will be back again in the new year.  I wanted to feature all of our entries in our winner's post this week, but since our linky subscription was expired it deleted the few entries we had so I apologize.  I didn't know they would be deleted which really stinks, but not to worry you can still view all of our past challenge cards here:
Take care and we wish you all the best during this upcoming holiday season!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Our Guest Designer ~ Anu

Hi everyone!  Our challenge this week isn't as big a turn out as we expected, but there's still time to play along and we hope you will join us.  You are welcome to pick any DT member's card and case it.  The possibilities are endless!  

Our guest designer this week is Anu Ray and she made this beautiful Christmas card for our challenge this week.  She cased Danielle's card (see below).  I love the layout and I haven't yet tried this technique, but it's a wonderful way to use  up some of your designer series paper scraps!   

Your card turned out beautiful, Anu!  I love the mix of papers and the image along with your beautiful coloring is perfect!  You card is so nicely put together and you over all design is stunning!  If you'd like to see Anu's winning card you will find it here.  Thank you, Anu for being our guest designer this week! 

Anu Ray

My name is Anu and I am delighted to be the guest designer this week. I am a SAHM with two beautiful children and an extremely generous and understanding ( he is going to read this...) husband. I have been a crafter for as long as I can remember and a number of unfinished projects of all kinds can attest to that. I started making cards a few years ago and it has been a great hobby and an even greater stress reliever as we relocated to Japan a few months ago. It took a while but now I am back in my groove, so come and visit me at

For this challenge, I cased the card by DT Danielle in the ABC 49 challenge - Halloween . I changed the card from Halloween to Christmas while retaining the basic sunburst pattern. I had never tried making a sunburst card and I am glad to say it was sooooo...easy. I am sure there are many more of these in my future :)
Till then, Thank you and Enjoy your day.

(This is Danielle's card that Anu cased)-


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, November 4, 2013

ABC52 Case any Past DT Member's Card

Good Morning!  This week we are celebrating our 1 year anniversary!  I can't believe it's been a whole year already so we have decided to celebrate by casing a DT member's card!

ABC52 'Case Any DT Member's Card'
Pick any past DT member's card and case it.  Be sure to let us know which card you cased!

I wanted to take a minute to let you all know that this will be our last challenge for the year.  I'm in the middle of packing and moving and this is just a busy time of year for all of us.  We will regroup in January and hopefully begin our challenges again.  We'd like to thank all of you who continued to play along with us every week!  I'd like to take a moment to say a great big thank you to all of the DT members.  They did an incredible job each and every week creating cards for our challenges and visiting your blogs!  We have the best group of ladies and I appreciate all they have done!

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC52 for this challenge.  Below are our design team cards to get you inspired.  Be sure to click on their names to visit their blogs!

Now it's your turn, lets see those cased cards!

I CASEd Jeanette's style in general :o)

Danielle decided to case Jeanette's general style -  here's an example:

My version of @[1380158570:2048:Lela]'s CAS card from January 7, 2013.  LOVED it :-)

Jackie cased this card from Lela-

I cased @[596619024:2048:Jeanette Cloyd] card from January 14th photo challenge. It was a nice easy layout and I love it. I just changed it to a travel theme. :)

Rosie cased this card from Jeanette-
Jeanette ABC Challenges DT Card


Jeanette cased this card from Danielle-


Ger cased this card from AnnMarie-


AnnMaire cased this card from Danielle-

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.

ABC51 Winnners

It was fun seeing all the older stamps being used from our challenge last week.  Thank you to all of you who played along.  Here are our winners from last week's challenge.

The 'Winner' from our 'What's Old is New Again' challenge  is-

#9 Karen

Congratulations!  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 as a guest designer.  I will send you and email tomorrow with more details about our upcoming challenge.

Our 'Top 3' card winners are- (listed in numerical order)

Click on their names to visit their blogs!

#2 May Park

#5 Karen

#6 Janis
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!

We now have a Facebook Favorite!  I'll be posting our weekly Facebook Favorite here in our weekly winners post.  You are welcome to follow us on Facebook, our page can be found here.
Our Facebook Favorite for this week is-

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, November 1, 2013

Our Guest Designer ~ Jan

Welcome to our Friday guest designer post!  This week our guest designer is Jan.  You can view Jan's winning card found here

Jan made this adorable holiday card for our 'What's Old is New Again' challenge'.  For this week's challenge we are asking you to dig out and dust off those old stamp sets!

I love how her card looks like a present, what a creative idea!  Her ribbon and bow set it off perfectly!  What a wonderful holiday card!  Be sure to stop by and visit Jan's' blog:  chai tea 'n me

Hi Everyone !  Jan Del Bone here from chai tea 'n me .  I am so pleased to have been invited to be the Guest Designer this week at ABC Challenges !!  After spending years in business, I ended my career as a college instructor, and retired a couple of years ago.  I live in the prettiest town in Oregon, close to the ocean and the mountains, and home of the Oregon Ducks.  I love all things Christmas, sports, Disney and crafty !  Come and play with us this week here at ABC Challenges - everyone has an "oldest" stamp, hope you en-JOY mine !
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!