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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

One For The Boys

Good Morning and happy 2 days before Thanksgiving! I think of Thanksgiving in the U.S. as the start of the Holiday Season, do you? Well, the most difficult Christmas cards for me to make are the ones for the guys in my life...thus this week I want to see MASCULINE Christmas for the guys! 

This week we are sponsored by the FABULOUS Bugaboo Digi 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 atTotally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

Here is our Talented Design Team:




 ( Our WONDERFUL Guest Designer)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Warm Christmas Top Picks

Many thanks to everyone who participated in our "Warm Christmas" challenge.  We loved all the entries.

Have a look at the DT Top Picks

I love the image you have used Charlotte.
This Santa is obviously taking a well deserved break and chilling out.
Love the colours you have used.
Thanks for sharing with us this week.


My Choice for top pick this week is Linda's card.  I love the way she has coloured it in nice warm colours. Great card Linda. Hope to see your art work here again soon.



I have chosen Celine's beautiful. card, I love the colors she used, along with the embellishments and that tag, Great card Celine. Hope to see you again soon. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Warm Christmas

Welcome back to our new challenge this week at Holly Jolly.

Thank you to everyone who entered our Christmas Tree challenge last week, we loved all your projects.

This week we are challenging you to create your Christmas projects with Warmth.

That could mean a warm weather or even beach theme Christmas or maybe the use of Warm or Bright colours.

The choice is yours and we cannot wait to see what you create.

Have a look at what wonderful inspirations the Design Team have for you.

Just remember to have fun!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Design Teams Top Pick - O'Christmas Tree

What a selection of cards and projects this week.  Beautiful art work. It was hard for the design team to chose their top picks.  Thank you everyone that participated in this challenge.  Hope to see you again this week. Here are the teams top picks.

My choice this week for top pick this week is this beautiful step Christmas scene created by Ulla. What lovely Christmas trees, snowflakes and digital images she used in her project.  Thank you for joining us Ulla and we hope to see you back at Holly Jolly again soon. 


So many wonderful creations as always but I have chosen Benzi's card for my top pick.
Benzi' I just love the image and the colours on the scarf, a perfect touch.
I also love how you created the light shining down from the star - clever.
A wonderful Christmas scene.
We hope you will come back and share with us again soon.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

O' Christmas Tree

Hi Everyone, we have an easy challenge for you this week. Lets see some trees on your cards. I love decorating mine, and love to go out and pick one out, as well, even though now we have an artificial one, as it is safer where we live. Anyway here is some Inspiration from the design team. Click on their names to get details from their blogs.

and our lovely Guest Designer

Monday, November 11, 2013

Top Picks & Winner Traditional Colours Sort of Challenge

WOW, such a STUNNING bunch of entries this week! I had the hardest time choosing A favorite~
BUT, I have and this week's Prize goes to:

This week I have chosen Mynette's pretty card! I LOVE the doily with the stamping...a set I would never think to use for Christmas, so thanks for the idea...LOL! The layout of the card is really super, too, and I really like all of the red pearls....perfect! Thanks for joining us this week!

Please contact for your prize!

For my top pick this week I have chosen Rocky's card.
I just love the gold on the stunning gold embossed bauble and the soft branches stamped in green.
Love how you have used the traditional colours with the gold Rocky.
A lovely Christmas card.
Thanks for sharing with us and we hope to see you again soon.


I have chosen Bonnie's card this week. I love the layout, the red and green and a very small hint of Silver is perfect for the challenge. A great job on the card. Thanks for joining us this week and hope you visit us again. 


I have chosen Laura's card this week.  I love the image that she chose along with the great colouring.  Interesting background and the snowball details make this a great card.  Thank you for joining us Laura and I hope you will join us again soon,

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Traditional Colors...sort of

Happy Tuesday! A BIG thanks to all who played along with the White On White Challenge last week!
This week we have a little more traditional color challenge...sort of! We'd like to have you use Red and Green - BUT add Gold and/or Silver. Cool, eh?
This week we are sponsored by the Fabby Fred She Said!

o before we let you know the details for our new challenge, here is a little bit about our sponsor.

Fred She Said 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. 
One lucky person will receive a 
$10 Gift of their choice from Fred She Said.

Here are the Design Team Creations:

Using Sponsor's Image

Using Sponsor's Image

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will play along with us and get your chance to win
the Fred She Said Gift Certificate!

Monday, November 4, 2013

White on White Challenge Top Picks

Not a lot of entries for the white on white challenge but the cards that were submitted were all very beautiful  Thank you all for participating. Here is the design teams top picks. 

Sunehra's card is beautiful and I chose it for my top pick.  I love her snowflakes and pearls card.  Lots of wonderful white details and great design.  Check out her blog, this was not the only card that she made with the white on white theme.   Thank you for joining us this week Sunehra and hope to see you back soon.

Sarah Wills

I have chosen Sarah's card for my top pick this week.
I love how you have added the snowflakes to your card Sarah.
A wonderful White on White Christmas card.
Love the bow too!!
We hope you join us again soon.


This week I have chosen Kjersti's gorgeous creation. I love ALL of the elements...from the trees, deer and snowflakes, to the tulle that reminds me of a bird's nest. AND it holds CHOCOLATE...doesn't get better than that! Thanks for joining us, Kjersti!