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Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Hi Friends!  It's Paige here to introduce the new challenge at Holly Jolly.  This week I'm challenging you to make a card with a monochromatic color theme.  Look at the beautiful  creations by the Design Team members!

We hope you'll join us in our color challenge this week!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Winner and Top Pick for Winter Fun

Judy is away this week, so instead of her picking the winner for her challenge, we are going to do a random draw for the winner of the digital images from Bugaboo. Here are the other designer's top picks for this week.

For my choice this week I have chosen Joey's lovely Surfin Santa . I just think he is adorable, and he is having fun, but it's all the special details she's added to the card, that has made her my top pick. Thanks for playing along with us Joey, Hope to see you again soon.

This whimsical tag was my top choice this week as well.  I just couldn't help giggling when I saw the cute image paired with all of the fun details.  TFS with us this week Joey!

I have chosen Annemarie's wonderful card for my top pick this week. 
Annemarie I love the colours and all the fabulous details of this card. A great image and softly coloured.
A perfect creation for our challenge, thanks so much for sharing with us this week. We hope to see you back again soon.

I was just in awe of Annemarie's adorable card, too! I love the colors and DPs used, and the scene is just precious! Thanks so much for playing along this week, Annemarie!


Here is your random number:
Timestamp: 2013-08-26 22:26:26 UTC

Meg you are the winner of the bugaboo digital images
Please contact Julie at 
to claim your prize
Thanks to all for playing wish we could give you all the prize.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Winter Fun

Judy, here.  What a great group of Christmas cards for last week's challenge.  Glitter is so much fun.  Hope you will play along with us again this week. 

 It is my choice for this week's challenge and I thought an outdoor sports theme Christmas card would be fun to do.  

Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Digital Stamps and that means a great prize for one lucky winner.

Here is a little information on Bugaboo’s History:

As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell  decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of paper crafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we’re still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you’re bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! 

If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps at Totally Stampalicious . And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

 I can think of a lot of different ideas for a card and the design team has created some great cards to inspire you.


Using sponsor's image AKV Winter - Snowshoe


Using sponsor's image Winter Birds Skate


Using Sponsor's Image JJ Calendar Months - November


Using sponsor's image Little Penguin Winter - skate

using sponsor's image Winter Penguin Skate 

Hope you will join in this week.  

Monday, August 19, 2013

Gimme Glitter Favorites

WOW, everyone has really outdone themselves this week! Our entries are ALL FABULOUS! 
We have chosen our favorites, but it was a VERY difficult choice! Thanks to everyone who played along with us this past week, and we would LOVE to see you again soon!

I adore EVERY inch of this card! The image is adorable, and I love the sentiment! The musical BG paper is too cool and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the flowers and snowflake...GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week Laine!


My choice for this week is Rocky's clean and simple card. I love everything about this card. The deer is fabulous and the elements to the ornament are perfect. and the simple background just makes the ornament stand out. Thanks again for joining us Rocky. Fab Card. See you again next time.


I have chosen Sylvia's card this week as I love this wonderful Christmas scene.
The sparkle tree and snowflake are perfect for our challenge and I just love the background setting.
A true white clean cold Christmas morning.
Wonderful work Sylvia, thanks for sharing with us and we hope to see you join us again soon.


My choice this week for top pick is Claire's shaker card.  What a pretty card.  Great colouring and lots of glitter. I also love the image she has chosen.  Wonderful card Claire.


My top pick this week is this classy card by Bonnie. The subtle background paper is beautiful and I love that she kept the focal point simple as not to take away from the delicate patterned paper.  What a simply elegant card Bonnie!  Thanks for sharing with us.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Gimme Glitter...

Good Morning! Today it is my turn ( Julie) to choose the challenge, and being the Glitter Goddess I am ( or so I have been so loving called....LOL) I would like to see GLITTER GALORE on your Christmas Creations this week!
Here are the Sparkly Beauties our Talented Design Team have made:


Thanks so much for coming by today! I hope you will all play along and show me your GLITTER!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Sketch Challenge Top Pick

Thank you to everyone who participated in our sketch challenge last week.

Here are the Design Team Top picks

My top pick this week is Fabiola's card.
I love all the Papers you have used Fabiola they all create a wonderful Christmas card.
A fabulous take on the sketch and love the Christmas sentiment.
Thanks for joining us this week and we hope to see you back again soon.

My choice for top pick this week is also Fabiola's Christmas card.  I love her combo of pattern paper and how she followed the sketch.  Thank you for playing with us this week and hope to see youo again soon.

My top pick is this beautiful card by Heather.   The stamped background is delightful with the mix of snowflakes and a musical score.  I also love the color combo of red, white, and kraft.  So happy you shared with us this week!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone it's Meighan here.  

Welcome back to our new challenge for the week.

This week we have a simple sketch for you to try.

Meighan Sketch 08/06/2013

Have a look at the wonderful creations the Design Team have to inspire you.


Have fun, we cannot wait to see what you create.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Winner and Top Picks for Tag It Challenge

Thanks to all who played with our tag it challenge this past week, some great tags were done by all. Check back tomorrow for another fun challenge set by Meighan.

The winner of the digital stamps from Bugaboo is

I have chosen Barbara's tags as the winner of the challenge, for the colors, the beautifully stamped images, and the embellishments she has used.  Both tags are lovely, thanks for playing at Holly Jolly this week. Please come back again soon.
To claim your prize email julie at

Here are the Design Teams' Top Picks 

Barbara Daines

I have also chosen Barbara's tags.  I just love the colours and message each tag has.
Beautiful creations for Christmas.
Lovely work Barbara. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly

My choice for top pick this week is Piala's Joy tag.  I  like her use of nontraditional colours along with the traditional poinsettia.  She has also added some beautiful details to the tag like the bling and bells.  Lovely tag Piala.  Hope to see your art work here again soon.


My top pick this week is this adorable red, white, and brown tag made by Denise.  I have a soft spot for anything gingerbread and the image here is so sweet.  I love how she embellished her tag with additional tags - clever!