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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sketch Time and Holly Jolly

Judy here, my turn to chose the challenge this week at Holly Jolly and it is going to be a sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch.

The Holly Jolly Christmas elves have created some cards below to inspire you.  I hope you will join in.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Tic Tac Toe Winner & Top Picks

Hi Stampers! WOW some great entries into this week's Tic Tac Toe Challenge! The choice was difficult for everyone, but thus, we have chosen! Here are the Elves' Faves for the week:

I have chosen Chrissy's sweet Christmas Robins card this week. I LOVE the browns... I am totally a NON-traditional colors kinda gal! The Robins are so sweet, and the polka dot DP and ribbon make such a whimsical card! Thanks for playing along Chrissy!

Kate - I love everything about your card.
The colours, embellishments and the lovely image.
Fabulous layout and love the banner with the Sentiment.
Wonderful work - thank you for sharing with us!


I love Angela's card this week with all it's details, the different die cuts, textures and layers of pattern paper.  The image is also very sweet and nicely coloured.  Great card Angela! Thank you for participating in the challenge this week.  Hope to see your art work  again soon.  


My choice for this week was this great fun fold card full of happy snowmen and snowflakes. I love the die she used, and the snowmen are just adorable. Take a look on her blog to see the front of the card, just a perfect Christmas card. Love it. Thanks for playing with us Andrea, hope you will play again soon.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tic Tac Toe into Christmas

Good Morning! Today our fantastic elves have used this tic tac toe board to create some
 GREAT Christmas cards! 
Julie Bingo-001

Just choose ANY line horizontally, vertically, or diagonally and use those elements in your Christmas card! 
Here are the Elves' creations:


Meighan (embossing, ribbon, die/punch)

Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by today! We hope you will join us and PLAY ALONG
with us this week!

Monday, February 18, 2013

2 Punches/Die Winner & Top Picks

Fabulous entries for our 2 Punches/Die challenge!
We are so happy that you have all shared your wonderful creations with us.

The winner of the Bugaboo Digis is Donna Ellis .
Have a look at her wonderful entry:

I love the image Donna and all the glitter and sparkles. Wonderful soft colours and you have used 2 punches and 6 dies! Wow - looks stunning.

Donna please grab our Winners Badge from the sidebar for your blog and email Julie at  to claim your Free Digis from Bugaboo.
Thank you, Meighan

Don't forget to check out the Holly Jolly Elves top picks below.

My pick for this week would be Lalky Girl's great card with the beautiful gingham bow, the adorable image, colored perfectly, and then the great poinsettia as well. A great card, Thanks for joining us this week at Holly Jolly. Cindy


My top pick for this week is Bettina,s card.  she has done a beautiful job of colouring and adding her elements to be card.  Great layering.  Thank you for joining us Bettina.  Judy


I also went with a card in blue and chose this beautiful creation by Papersniffer.  I loved the coloring of the oh so sweet image and all the beautiful wintry details.  So fabulous!  


This week I have chosen Crissy's adorable Card! I just Love the image, and all of the great
additions of the tree and snowflakes! Just a really cute card! Thanks for playing along with us!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Two Dies and/or Punches

Here we are the second week in February and to help you get a head start on your Christmas Cards we have a great new challenge.

For this week we challenge you to use

 2 Dies and/or Punches

Use 2 Dies or 2 Punches or maybe one of each - the choice is yours.

We are lucky to have our challenge sponsored by Bugaboo

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 winner of our challenge will receive:

Below are the wonderful creations my fellow Holly Jolly Elves have created.


Using Sponsor's Image : Christmas Rocking Horse


Using sponsor's image Eggbert Winter


Using Sponsor's Image: Ruldoph Stars

Using Sponsors Image Knobby Knees Christmas Sack

Using Sponsor's Image: Christmas Eggbert 

We cannot wait to see your wonderful creations and don't forget to have fun!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Step Card Winner....

HI all...this week we had one gorgeous entry from Fabiola, but it wasn't a Step card, it was a GORGEOUS Easel Card. So unfortunately, we have no winner this week~
We hope you will all join in again tomorrow for our newest challenge!
Holly Jolly Elves

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Stepping into Christmas

Hi everyone, Cindy here with your challenge this week. I love looking at all the different step cards, circular, side step and center step cards. They are just so neat and different, so this week we would like to see you make one of these your choice which one, You can find a tutorial at Splitcoaststampers, if you don't know how to make one. So here is some inspiration from our Design Team to get you going. 


Monday, February 4, 2013

Snowman/Snowflakes Winner

What wonderful entries for our frosty challenge!  Your snowflake and snowman cards were so inspiring.  I'm excited to announce that the winner of the Bugaboo digis is Annemarie with her card here:

Please visit her blog and leave her some love for this stunning creation!  I loved the colors and all of the beautiful details.  Her coloring on this adorable image is superb!

Annemarie please grab our Winners Badge from the sidebarfor your blog. Please email Julie at   to claim your Free Digis!  Thank you, Paige.

For my top pick this week I have chosen Babette's card.
I love this image and I think the use the hearts is a great
touch for this lovely Christmas Card.
Wonderful work Babette. Thanks for sharing with us.


This week I have chosen Lorraine's gorgeous Black and White Snowman. I love the Monochromatic look, and the way she has pulled it all together is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week!


I've chosen Pat's creation for the beautiful coloring, the great accessories for her card, and lovely snowflakes and great sentiment. Thanks for playing along. 


My choice this week was Andy's snowman.  I love the colours he chose and how he added his snowflakes and bling.  He also added some other lovely deals making this a very special card.  Thank you for playing with us. Please play again soon.