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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Christmas Gift Box

This week our challenge is to create a Christmas gift box. There are so many types of boxes you can make for this challenge. I quite often at Christmas time give a box of cards or tags, or chocolates in my handmade box as a hostess gift. If you do a search at Splitcoaststampers on boxes there are over 50 different box tutorials that come up.

Some ideas that come to mind are:
  • box for a Christmas ornament
  • explosion box
  • card gift box
  • note box
  • treat box
  • box with drawers
  • stationary box

Come join us this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges and you will have one more item ready for Christmas.

box with six cards

Monday, July 30, 2012

Our Non-Traditional Colors WINNERS

HappyMonday! Sorry I am a bit late tonight...I worked today, so wasn't able to post right when Mr. Linky closed. We had SO  MANY GORGEOUS ENTRIES this week...WOW, I had a REALLY hard time choosing a favorite~ BUT I did!
This week's Favorite of The Week is

I love everything about this card....the unique color, the embossing in the BG, the ADORABLE image, all the just ALL went together beautifully! Thanks so much for playing, sure to grab our Winner's Badge~

Now for the Winner of the FredSheSaid Prize~
That goes to #19 

Thank you again to everyone who played along! Tomorrow we will have a NEW Challenge for you all!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Show Us Your (Non Traditional) Colors

Good Morning! WOW, some gorgeous entries last week, thank you to all who played! This week, we would love to see a Christmas card made with NON-Traditional Colors! Time to step away from that green and red, and put some different colors into the Holiday! AND we have a sponsor this week~

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! will choose a winner, and the winner will receive $10 to spend at Fred She Said!

using Emma - Snow Angel  

Meighan (using Sponsor's Image)

Judy using sponsor's image
Winter Emma and the Chickadee

Cindy  using Sponsor Image

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you will all join us in this week's challenge!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Favorite Pick for the Heat Embossing Challenge


Before I give my reasons for picking Sylvia's card I'd like to say Great Job by all that participated in the challenge, you all made it very difficult to pick.

I chose Sylvia's card for the clean and simple layout, as well as for the icy wintery feel you get from the card, with the color scheme she chose. Congrats for being my pick for this week. Hope to see you again soon.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Heat Embossing

Hi Everyone, Cindy  here as your hostess this week and I've got a really simple challenge for you, I would like to see Some Heat Embossing on your Christmas Creation this week. I love using this technique and find I don't do it often enough. It gives the card such an elegant look, so that's why I decided to choose this technique this time around. I hope you will play along with us. Now onto the projects by the elves here at Holly Jolly.

Monday, July 16, 2012

This week's winner of the Angel challenge is ....

Hello Everyone, thanks to those that played along with our challenge it was great to see all the creativity using my chosen theme this last week, Christmas angels.

My choice for the top pick and our winner's badge is Leslie.  I really like Leslie's original snowman angel.  The card makes me smile. I particularly liked the halo and the star filled purse.  

Leslie be sure to grab the winner badge from our sidebar, and thanks for playing along with us!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Christmas Angels

Hello fellow crafters, Judy here, it is my turn to choose the theme for this week's challenge . When I think of Christmas I have very fond memories of the Christmas Angel we placed on the top of our tree every year. I also think of the many Christmas songs that we sang about the angels like "Angels We Heard on High" and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing", so I thought Christmas Angels were a fitting theme for this week's challenge.

Need a little inspiration; here are the Holly Jolly Elves creations:

Monday, July 9, 2012

Acrostic Christmas Winners

Thank you to everyone who joined in last week’s challenge – it was great to see so many wonderful entries in our Acrostic Christmas Challenge.

Once more it was a hard decision to choose one entry for this week’s winner’s badge.
After much thought, my top pick is # 22 LaJanette.

What a fabulous card Janette.  The layout is great and you have added such wonderful embellishments.  I love the image and the colours that you have used on the image.  A wonderful Christmas card Janette.  Great work!!

Janette, please get your Winners badge from the sidebar.
And now the winner of the Bugaboo stamps....

Timestamp: 2012-07-09 21:50:23 UTC

Congratulations Susie, please email Julie to find out how to get your prize -

Unfortunately we have had to exclude a number of entries this week from the random draw as their entry had been combined with more than 10 challenges. 
This is not something that we like to do so we would like to ask everyone to check out our very small rule list next time – thanks!!
We look forward to you and your friends joining us again at our next challenge.
Regards Meighan

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Acrostic Christmas Challenge

Hi everyone, it is Meighan here and I am hosting this weeks challenge, which is sponsored 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 two years ago.

Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and are 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

Our prize for this challenge is

Now on to our Acrostic Christmas Challenge
The challenge is to use at least two different letters from the word ‘CHRISTMAS’ to create your project. 
We would also love you mention in your post the letters you have used.

Here are some of the suggestions I thought of to get you started:
C Carols, Church, Cross, Carriage, Celebration, Chimney, Collage
H Happy, Holly, Hamper, Harp, Heavenly, Holiday
R Ribbon, Red, Reindeer, Robe
 I    Incense, Infant, Ivy
S Snow, Santa, Stars, Ski, Shape, Sea
T Tree, Trimming, Thankful, Twenty-fifth, Teddy
M Music, Mouse, Moose, Monochromatic
A Angel, Animal, Advent Calendar, Amethyst, Antique
S Sparkle, Sleigh, Skate, Ski

Need a little more inspiration, here are the Holly Jolly Elves creations:

Judy Rudolf Stars
Rudolf, Red, Ribbon, Stars and Holly
Cindy – Deacon sitting on candy cane

Candy Cane, Holly, Red, Merry, and Sparkle
Carrot Nose, Coal, Happy Holidays,  Holly, Red, Ice Skates, Sparkle,  Snowman, Top Hat
Meighan – Winter Circle Sentiment Let It Snow
red,snow, snowman, circle,
We cannot wait to see what wonderful Christmas creations you come up with!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Winner of the Bingo Challenge

Before announcing our winner of the Bingo Challenge, I would like to say thanks to everyone who participated this week in our challenge. You are all winners in my books, for helping make our challenge a success. Anyway just wanted to say THANKS TO ALL.
The winner of our challenge is

tildas town celebrateI chose Julie's card first of all because it just popped out at me, second I just love the coloring, the flowers and the big red bow. and lastly the papers behind , the doily and the wreath charm are just the perfect touches to a beautiful card. Thanks for playing with us JULIE.

Please come back tomorrow for another fun challenge with Meighan