welcomes English-language writing. Submit to English Wednesdays The Athens Review of Books -Κυκλοφόρησε το 47ο τεύχος Ιανουαρίου 2014 
Μαρία Πετρίτση, Οι ιστορίες της Πέμπτης: Οδός Θεμιστοκλέους Ανταποκρίσεις Απόστολου Θηβαίου, Αμοργίς Belica Kubareli, Do dogs commit suicide? Southernmost Point Guest House -the poets have arrived! Κωνσταντίνος Π. Δάρμος, Οι Αρχαίοι Ποταμοί της Αργολίδας (απόσπασμα)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Snowmen and/or Snowflakes

Hello Friends!  Paige here and it’s my turn to introduce the challenge this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges.  Snowmen and /or Snowflakes are on the menu this week.  So dig out some frosty fun and please join us!  We are fortunate to have Bugaboo Digi Stamps as our sponsor and one lucky winner will get:

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.

Now on to some inspiration from our Holly Jolly Design Team:

I hope you'll join us for some frosty fun with our challenge this week!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Colour Challenge Winner

Thanks to everyone who participated our Colour Challenge this week.
It is wonderful to see how everyone creates their own take on the colours.

With such fabulous creations it always makes it hard to choose just one winner!

But as there can only be one I have chosen the card by 

I love Lindyloo's use of the colours and her lovely clean and simple design.

I have also chosen Linda's card. I love the clean and simple and how she has pulled in the color challenge!

The Design Teams Top Picks are as Follows
Many thanks again for joining us and join us again on Tuesday for a new Christmas challenge!


I have chosen Pathy's card for my Top Pick this week.
I really like the different shades of blue on the image and I could
not go pass my favourite 'bling' - looks fabulous.
A lovely Christmas card Pathy, thanks for sharing with us.

My choice this week is also Pathy's card, I love the decorative element she used. The way that the main panel is offset from the other is so neat. A great job. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Colour Challenge this Week, Blue, Purple and White

Judy here, my turn to chose the colour challenge this week and the colours are blue, purple and white.  I love the colour combo and a little different for Christmas card colours. Here are the design teams cards to inspire you for this challenge. 

Hope you will join us this week. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sketch Favorites

WOW, all three entries are FANTASTIC this week, making it difficult to choose our faves! BUT we did, and here they are:

I chose Linda's cute little snowman card this week. I love the white with pops of blue, and that ribbon is so pretty! She followed the sketch perfectly, too! Thanks for playing, Linda!

My choice this week is the cute card made by Karen. Love how she has coloured her Emily image along wi the choice of colors.

My pick this week is this cute card by Pathy.  She has used a very pretty image 
along with some great details added. Thanks for playing Pathy. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sketch Me This

Good Morning! Today here at Holly Jolly we have a Sketch Challenge for you to try!

Our challenge this week is sponsored by Fred She Said and our winner will get a 10.00 Gift Certificate from her store.

Fred She Said Designs offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too - Digi's, Pre-coloured images, Papers, Sets, Fred's Flower Kits, and even digital cutting files.  Have some fun with Fred!



Looks simple enough, eh? Here are the great cards our Holly Jolly Elves have made as examples:

(Sponsor's image Pine Cone Spray)

Meighan - Pine Cone Spray Colour Set

IMG_0193 (631x800)

(Sponsor's image Emma Snow Angel)


We hope you will play along, we LOVE to see what YOU create!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Christmas Shaker Card Winners

Many thanks to our three players who had a go at our Shaker Christmas cards.

We hope that you had fun creating your cards because we had a great time revisting this technique. We the design team have decided that since there were only three entries, that you are all winners and that you ALL can take our winner's badge and post it on your blogs. Great Job! Congrats to:

Thanks ladies for participating, both your cards are wonderful. We hope you will join us again tomorrow with a new challenge. 
Cindy, Meighan, Julie, Judy and Paige.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Christmas Challenges

Hi everyone, it is Meighan here and from all the Design Team  - Happy New Year to everyone!!!

We hope that you have had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends!  That your New Year was celebrated in your style.

We are thrilled that you are here joining us again for 2013 and we have some great challenges to help you stack up those Christmas cards for the end of the year.

For our first challenge we are looking for Shaker Cards.

I am not sure about you but it has been ages since I have created a Shaker Card.  If you are not sure about what to do here is a link to a tutorial at Splitcoaststampers.

I had great fun creating my card and my fellow Design Team members have some great inspiration too:



We cannot wait to see what wonderful creations you share with us.  Have Fun!!