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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Red, White and Blue Christmas

Happy Tuesday! Today we have a FUN challenge for you all...I LOVE non-traditional colored Christmas cards, so I thought it might be neat to try a Red, White and Blue Christmas Card.
Our Design Team has really outdone themselves this week...there are no two alike, making it the perfect challenge! 


I hope you will all visit the DT Blogs and show some love...THEN PLAY ALONG!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Winner & Top Pick Embossing with Ribbon

Many thanks to everyone who participated in our Embossing with Ribbon challenge.

So many lovely entries!

I have chosen the winner for the challenge to be

Sue, I just love all the wonderful elements on your card.
The image is lovely and wonderfully coloured.
Love the layout and the perfect bow.
The panels of embossing and the wild orchard.
Really lovely work, thanks so much for sharing with us this week.


My top pick this week is Lynn's gorgeous Christmas bird!  The red and white color combo enhanced with the embossed background and gingham ribbon creates a perfect setting for this lovely image.  So happy you joined us this week Lynn!
Hugs, Paige

My top pick choice this week is Tracey's plant pot in the snow card. I love the pretty image and the colours she has used in her card. She has also used lots of great details.  Thank you for joining us this week Tracey.


I have chosen Meg's beautiful by elegant Christmas card as my pick this week as I love how she did the beautiful wreath and lovely ribbon on it, along with the sentiment which is perfect.
Great job Meg, thanks for playing along and hope you come back soon

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Embossing with Ribbon

Hello everyone - it is Meighan here with our next Holly Jolly challenge.

For this week's challenge I have chosen

Embossing with Ribbon

So get out your Embossing Folders or Powders and add some Ribbon and share with us your wonderful Christmas creations.

Check out the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team.


Have fun!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Winner and Top Picks for Humorous Christmas

Not too many entries this past week but they were all cute and fun. Great job ladies. The winner of the 


Wendy aka Papersniffer

I chose Wendy's card for the fun image and great saying that goes with it. 
I also love the layout she used with all the stars. and a great color combination, and the smile on this elf is priceless. Great card Wendy 
Congratulations Wendy. 
To claim your prize email Julie at

Now here are the design teams top picks

Tracey Boley

Wow Santa dancing a Jig - Love It.
Fabulous card Tracey!
Love the image its priceless and fabulous layout.
Thanks for sharing with us this week.

This was also my choice for top pick this week.  
What a great image of Santa and in the kilt.  
Thank you for joining us this week.  

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Humorous Christmas

This week we are asking to see a Christmas card or project that has a bit of humor to it. We are sponsored this week by Bugaboo stamps

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 three 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.

The random winner of our challenge will receive:

Now onto the inspiration from our Design Team.



Crabby Cathy - Be Naughty

Monday, April 15, 2013

Creative Folds Winner and Top Picks

We had an intimate and talented group of participants for our Creative Folds Challenge and their ideas were inspiring!  It is my pleasure to announce the winner of this challenge...

Linda, your card is stunning with the gorgeous image, beautiful papers and delightful details!  I loved the clever band tied to your card with the pretty ribbon.  Thank you so much for sharing this clever and creative beauty with us at Holly Jolly!  Be sure to display our winners badge on your blog.
Hugs, Paige

I, too, was drawn to Linda's gorgeous card, much for the same reasons! I LOVE the image, and how she has colored it! The brown and blue is striking and the DPs  and flowers are just beautiful! Thank you for joining us this week!

Top Picks from the Design Team:

Lindy Loo

I have chosen Lindy Loo's card for various reasons, first of all love the image, and the sweet details on the fur of the hat, it is colored beautifully, and the paper she used is a perfect fit, and a great fold too. 
Thanks for joining us once again Lindy Loo.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Creative Folds

Hello friends!  It's Paige here with our next Holly Jolly challenge.  Since we're getting a good head start on our cards, we have time to incorporate some fancy folds into some of our cards.  So that is your challenge for this week, use creative folds on your cards.  Check out the variety of fun folds the Design Team has created to inspire you!  Click on their names to visit their blogs for more details on their cards.


We're looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Christmas Music Winner and Top Picks

Love looking at all the beautiful cards this week.  Great art work everyone. This weeks winner of the Music Challenge is Hazel's Christmas collage. I love the way she use her pattern papers and kept the card all in one colour tone. Lovely vintage look. Very nice card Hazel.

Here are the Design Teams' choices for Top Pick. 

My top pick this week is Deanne's card.
Deanne's card just won me with the light touches of music and
lovely embellishments.
The images is so cute Deanne and perfectly coloured.
Wonderful work - thanks for sharing with us this week.


My top pick for this week is Gayle's sweet card.  I love her attention to details, especially the rolled and curled corners of her sheet music!  This little detail certainly packs a big punch!  I must remember this clever idea!  So happy you shared your adorable card with us this week!  

I  have also chosen Gail's adorable Tilda card this week. I LOVE th image, and how she has colored her. The music is so perfectly added to stand out, and all of the other elements just help make it POP! Thanks so much for joining us this week!


I've picked Dawns project as my top pick as I love the white on white and that the robin is the focal point on the card being colored. I love all the little extras she used with the branches on the outside of the greeting, the lovely white bow and the snowflake.  Also that she used the Christmas music as the inspiration without adding music paper was a great idea. Great card Dawn, thanks for joining us this week at Holly Jolly.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Christmas Music

Judy here, my turn this week to pick the challenge this week and I thought that a card inspired by Christmas Music would be a fun challenge. There are lots of possibilities with this challenge and the Holly Jolly  Christmas Elves have created some cards to inspire you this week.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Sketch Winner and Top Picks

Oh Such wonderful entries for this week's Sketch Challenge! Thanks so much to all who played. Unfortunatley, we can only have one winner for the Bugaboo Prize of 7 ( SEVEN) Free images of your choice and has chosen #5 -Nikki Stalker. Please email me at to collect your gift! 

Our elves have also chosen their favorites, and they are below. Be sure to grab your Favorites button for your blog!

My Choice this week is Nikki. I just LOVE how she has used the sketch, and the image is so sweet.  Generally, I am one to gravitate to non-traditional colors, but I really love the reds and greens with is one! Thanks so much for playing with us this week, Nikki!

For my top pick this week I chose Nikki's festive card with the traditional red/white/and green color combo.   I love the softly colored sweet image she used too!  So happy you joined us this week Nikki!  

I have chosen Galye's card as my top pick this week.
I love how Gayle used the sketch and the wonderful colours of the card.
The image is so sweet and I love the snowflakes.
A really lovely Christmas card Galye, lovely work.

My choice for top pick  this week is also Gayle's sketch.  She used such a sweet image and snowflake design. Great all around Christmas card. Thank you for joining us this week Galye.

Lindy Loo

I chose Lindy Loo's card as I thought  the image is so cute and coloured perfectly, the added details top the card are perfect, and she followed the sketch wonderfully. Thanks again Lindy Loo for joining us at Holly Jolly.