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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree how lovely are thy branches.  It is Judy  here and it is my turn this week to choose the weekly challenge.  I love Christmas decorating especially decorating the tree and I want you to show us your Christmas trees. The possibilities are endless.

To help you get started have a look at what the Holly Jolly Elves have created.

Away this week, will see you next week.


 We cannot wait to see what wonderful creations you will share with us this week – have fun! 

Monday, October 29, 2012

DT Favorite SANTA and Bugaboo Winner

WOW, Wonderful entries this week for our Here Come Santa Challenge. He is a Jolly Old Elf, isn't he?
We have a winner for the TOP PICK and BUGABOO Digi Stamps:

I have chosen Sue's Santa for many reasons~ Of course, I love her Santa! I also love how she has used various DPs along with him, and the poinsettias are perfect in the layout. Thanks so much for playing with us this week, Sue. You can contact me at to claim your Free Digis!

Top Honors goes to

 Everyone did fantastic projects, from cute to good old fashioned they were all great thanks for joining us this week.  I love this lantern that Clarissa did, The coloring of the Santa bear is just great, and then to put it all together into a lantern is just great.
Thanks for joining our challenge this week. 


My choice for top pick this week is Ellapu’s vintage Santa.   I love her composition and how she treated the project to give it the vintage look. 


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Here Comes Santa Claus

Good Morning! WOW, some lovely entries for Meighan's Photo Inspiration Swap! Thanks to all who joined us. This week at Holly Jolly, I am challenging you to make a card using SANTA!! Oh, how I love Momma had a Santa room all year round, so I grew to love him, too!
We also have a wonderful sponsor this week - Bugaboo Digi Stamps

Here is a little about Jodie and Bugaboo:
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. 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.

Here is some adorable Santa Inspiration from your Holly Jolly Elves~


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you will share your 
SANTA creations with us!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Winner and Top Picks Inspirational Photo

Thank you to everyone who joined in last week’s challenge – it was great to see so many wonderful entries.
Our winner is
Love this card Chrissy and how you have created it with great inspiration from the picture challenge. 
Wonderful details and a great fun and fantastic card.
Don't forget to grab our Winners badge from the sidebar.  Regards Meighan

Below is the Design Team Top Picks for the week

My choice this week for top pick is Merit and Annemaries's Snow Cold card.  I like her composition of her card along with how she added the snowy details using different mediums and the fence detail.


My top pick for this week is Nicki's "Vintage Christmas Postbox".  I love how she colored the main image in shades of gray and letting the color come from the background papers and embellishment.  So clever and creative!   Hugs, Paige

My pick for this week is Jane's adorable little elf on the moon. I love all the papers she used and the colors are perfect.  Thanks Jane for joining us this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.

This week I have chosen Cara's adorable little Pink and Green Card. I LOVE the image, and how she has it colored. Since I am a totally NON Traditional Christmas Colors Fan, I was crazy for this color scheme, as well. This card just said "Pick Me", so I did! Thanks so much for sharing your Precious card with us, Cara!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Inspirational Picture

Hi everyone, it is Meighan here and it is my turn to host our Inspirational Picture Challenge this week.

Here is our picture:

What element of this picture inspires you - the Snow, the Words, the children, the colours?

To help you get started have a look at what the Holly Jolly Elves have created.

We cannot wait to see what wonderful creations you will share with us this week – have fun! 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Our Winner and Top Picks for Scrappy Christmas

Hi Everyone, would like to say thanks to all for joining us this week for our Scrappy Christmas Challenge, I know I had a lot of fun with this challenge and I hope you did too.  Here is the winner and the Designer's picks for honorable mentions.

Our Winner is


Deonna went all out on her card using up the scraps for making her trees, along with the snow and made a perfect scene to go with her Santa. A wonderful creation. Thanks for joining us Deonna!

I love this CAS card and the great use of the scraps for the image to seem to be sitting on.
A Fun and Bright Christmas card Chrissy. Wonderful work. 
Regards Meighan

I love this cute stocking created by Katja from her pile of scraps. 
Along with the great use of scraps she added a lot of
 great details to make up her composition.
This CAS purple card from Sylvia caught my eye with it's great design.  
The different lengths and widths of scraps and the 
glittered paper strip gives it pizazz!  Beautiful card Sylvia!  
Hugs, Paige


My Favorite this week is Allisa's Sleigh Card! I LOVE the vintage looking sleigh, and the different papers she has used to create it. Great layout, too! ( and Congrats on the DT, Allisa!)
Thanks so much for joining us this week!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Scrappy Christmas

Hi Everyone, Cindy here with your next challenge. I am asking everyone to leave those large pieces of paper alone, even the card stock, other than to cut for the base of your card. I want to see those scraps. You decide how you want to use them on your card, but make use of all the scraps from the past to make your card.
For some inspiration this week here are the design teams creations.


Monday, October 8, 2012

Winners Post & Top Pick

Hi Everyone, Wow what a turn out for our challenge this week. Thanks to everyone who has played along. Here is the winner and the top picks by the Holly Jolly Elves.

Our Winner of the Glitter and Bling Challenge is...

Leah Ann! 

Leah Ann's "Cowboy Christmas" card just tickled my fancy in a big way!  From the delightful image to the fun and fabulous embellishments, her card is a delight inside and out!  Congratulations Leah Ann - Heehaw!  Hugs, Paige

The Elves Top Picks for the Challenge are


My choice for top pick this week is Chrissyxx standing pocket card with tag.  I love the colors she has chosen for the project along with the sweet image. 


Everyone has submitted wonderful work for this challenge - thank you.
For my pick I have chosen # 16 Laine's card. Laine I love all the Glitter and Shine on your card. So much wonderful details all with a lovely Christmas images.  Lovely work - regards Meighan


 I've chosen as my top pick Lindyloo's card that is just sweet, love all the snowflakes the silver trees, the glitter on her hat and coat, and just a great step card, with wonderful details. Thanks for playing Lindyloo

This week my choice has to go to Tessa! I ADORE her Magnolia image, and all the little embellies she has added are gorgeous! Perfect for Sparkle and Bling! Thanks for playing!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Glitter and Bling!

Hi Everyone! We would like to extend a warm welcome to Paige as a designer here at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge. I know she's been here as a Guest Designer for the last couple of months and she has graciously accepted our offer to be a full time designer, so welcome Paige. Now here is her first Challenge of her choosing. Also to kick off Paige being here, and to make a few more changes, Each week the hostess will pick the winner as usual and now each member of the team will pick a card has an honorable mention. Also the challenges where we have sponsors, the winner of the challenge picked by the hostess will win the prize.
So hope to see you playing along.
The Design Team.

  It's Paige here to bring you my first challenge at Holly Jolly!  I just love some sparkle and shine, so dust off the jars of glitter and pull out the bling!  Show us your sparkle and dazzle this week!  See how the Elves put some glitz into their creations!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Christmas Tag Winner

What lovely Christmas tags we had submitted for this weeks challenge but I can only chose one winner and I have chosen as my top pick Cec Wintonyk card with tag. I liked how Cec used her pretty wood grain tag on her card along with the beautiful red flower and bird. 

Please grab our Winners Badge from the sidebar Cec for your blog.
Your random number for the winner of the 7 free digis from Bugaboo Stamps is  also Cec Wintonky, # 6. Congradualtion Cec, please email Julie at to claim your prize.