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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas Challenge and Blog Hop

Hi Everyone, Welcome to a new challenge. Before we get onto that I want to say Thank You to all of you that have entered our challenges this year and have made it a success. I would also like to thank our two sponsors from the past year Bugaboo Stamps and Fred She Said. 

We have been busy in the last few weeks trying to make this challenge even better for next year.

First of all we have added a great number of new sponsors, so we will have a prize for someone with almost every challenge this coming year.

Second of all we have added 4 new designers that will join us for the Blog Hop. So we would like you to say hi to them and welcome them to our team. They are Anne, Carol Linda and Joey Welcome aboard ladies.

Now for this challenge, It will run for the month of Dec. We will have more inspiration for you on  Dec. 15th so please come back and see what other images we have to share from our sponsors.  It is an Anything Goes Christmas Challenge and a Blog Hop, In order to win the challenge you will have to follow these rules.

The Challenge part of it is simple make a Christmas Card or Project -
then do the following.

1. Link your card up to this blog, using a direct link to your project, not just your blog.
2. Comment on all the blogs through out the hop.
3. Find the letters  to spell out a couple of words related to the challenge, and send us an email at

The winner of the challenge will receive 10 free digital images from Bugaboo as well as a $10.00 Gift Certificate from Fred She Said.

The other prizes up for grabs are

$20.00 Gift Certificate from Stamp and Create

$10.00 Gift Certificate from  Meljen's Designs.

$6.00 Gift Certificate from Floppy Latte Designs

5 Digital Images from Eureka stamps

5 Digital Images from QKR Stampede

3 Digital Images from The Stamping Boutique
or 4 if you use one of their design

3 Digital Images from Oak Pond Creations

3 Digital Images from Fitztown

3 Digital Images from Digi Stamps 4 Joy

3 Digital Images from Limited Runs Stamps

2 Digital Images from 2 Cute Ink

Now onto some inspiration from the Design Team


Limited Run Stamps -Star Cupcake


 Floppy Latte Designs  - Wreath 2



 Digi Stamps 4 Joy- Christmas Robin

Bugaboo Stamps- Bobble Head Santa


Oak Pond Creations- Say What Snowman


Meljen's Designs - Christmas Cocoa


Fred She Said- Christmas Lantern

and our special Guest Designer
using her own Image 

Now onto the Hop for the first Letter you will need is the same as the last letter in the Hop

In case you get lost on the blog hop you can always come back here to Holly Jolly and find your spot. The order of the blog hop is as follows


Now that you have lots of inspiration you can link your project below.


  1. Great hop, love the hidden letters. Happy Christmas all.

  2. magnifiques créations les filles, très inventives et pleine d'inspiration, merci pour tout ces super challenges tout au long de l'année et ce blog hop super sympa, biz

  3. What a talented team you have assembled. The blog hop was wonderful. Thank you so much.

  4. beautiful creations from everyone! Thank you for the challenge!

  5. Thank you for such a fun blog hop. Congrats to the new DT, all the creations are wonderful.
    I will link up my card tomorrow and Email you my answer then!
    Sue xx

  6. great hop - well done to all the DT xxx Merry Christmas xx

  7. Thanks for the fun blog hop, Merry Christmas Julie P

  8. Thanks for a well organized and inspiration filled blog hop! I had a great time visiting your blogs!
    I've also added my card - it's #27 - and I've sent you an email with what I believe to be the answer!

  9. Great hop with fabulous projects at every stop! Thanks so much for the fun!!
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts

  10. It is an "everything goes" contest, so help combat dog fouling and vote for #37!

  11. Have enjoyed blog hopping - some beautiful cards!!

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  13. What a nice bloghop, I feel sooo awed looking at these beautiful creations. I was merely looking for ideas for Christmas messages and greetings this year and stumbled here and it seems like I found a treasure here. Thanks for hosting these wonderful creations.

  14. What a great hop, the DT work is stunning!


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  16. Hello ladies, I've just realised I've missed one of the rules and entered more than twice - sorry for the inconvenience; I'll try not to do it again (sitting on the naughty chair now, lol) I'm off to do the hop, Happy New Year, Donna

  17. Thanks for a wonderful blog hop and fabulous festive inspiration!
    Helen x

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