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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Vintage Christmas Winners

Thanks to all who played along this week with us I loved seeing all your vintage cards. I'd like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2013, We at Holly Jolly will be back on the 8th of January with a brand new challenge to get you started for next year. Thanks again for playing with us.
Here are the picks for this week's challenge.

The winner of the Vintage Christmas Challenge is

Gloria 1
This week I chose the adorable Tilda card by Lacey. I just LOVE the image, but the dies really set it off perfectly. Joy to the World is my favorite Christmas song, so that got me right away, too! Thank you for playing along, Lacey, and Merry Christmas!

My choice is this pretty vintage card by Ramona for my pick this week .  I love the beautiful image and the great details she added to the card.  Very nice card Ramona.

My choice this week is Viv's lovely Christmas Tag. 
Love the vintage look of this tag and the  crochet star with the Christmas Brad.
So many other wonderful emblishments too! Lovely work Viv. 
Thanks joining us Viv. Merry Christmas! Regards Meighan

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Vintage Christmas

Hi Everyone Cindy here to give you the last challenge of this year. We are all taking a break until the New Year and then we will start off again making all our Christmas Cards for next year. We thank all who have joined us on our journey this year and we hope you will join us again next year. From the design team we would like to wish you all a

Very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2013,

Now onto this last challenge, were looking for a vintage Christmas project, can be a card or an ornament, or whatever you wish to do.

For some inspiration here is what the design team came up with.


will be joining us again in the new year.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, see you on January 8th for a new year of Christmas Crafting

Monday, December 17, 2012

Metallic Christmas Winner

Hi All thanks to everyone who joined us for our Metallic Christmas challenge.
Lots of great entries, but only one can be the winner, and we have chosen


Honorable Mentions go to:

cupcake inspirations paper shelter

I love the layout of Julie's card and the wonderful traditional colours.
The added brad and metal wreath are perfect for our challenge.
Beautiful work Julie, thanks for sharing with us.....Meighan


I love all the details of this card and the lovely vintage look. Great composition. Thank you for sharing your lovely Christmas card Margaret.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Metallic Christmas

Good Morning! What a GREAT turn out for our Bingo many WONDERFUL entries! I hope you will all play along this week, too!
This week our challenge is to use a metallic element somewhere on your creations. Silver, Gold, Bronze or Pewter...such regal colors for Christmas! 

Here is the inspiration from the Design Team





away until the New Year

Can't wait to see your wonderful metallic creations

Monday, December 10, 2012

Winner of the Christmas Bingo Challenge

Some great entries last week thanks for joining us. Love to see what people do with the elements of the Bingo Challenge.

The Winner of the bingo challenge's winners badge
and the Bugaboo Digital Stamps is:

 Martinas Welt 

I love Martina's' Walter the Moose.  Martina's has chosen a very cute image and has used lots of wonderful details in her very pretty Christmas card. Well done Martina.  Please grab our Winners Badge from the sidebar Martina for your blog. Please email Julie at to claim your Free Digis!


 Below are the Design Team's Top Picks 


My pick this week is the simple and elegant card made by Danielle. I love the little details such as the twine and button, as well as the wood grain embossing, and the gold just makes it pop. Thanks for joining us Danielle

Lorraine A

Wonderful creations everyone,
 I had such a hard time picking a card this week.
But eventually I came back to Lorriane's card. I love this image.
We do see any red nose reindeer hopping Kangaroo's here in Australia!
Love the layout of your card Lorraine.
Plus the wonderful colouring of the image.
Lovely work, thanks for sharing with us this week!!!  Meighan


This week I have chosen Sue's adorable Santa card! I LOVE the image and how she has colored him so cutely. The DPs and ribbon are perfect, and the pearl corners finish it off.  
Thanks for playing along this week !

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Bingo Challenge

Judy here, it is my turn to chose the challenge at Holly Jolly and I chose a bingo. To play along with us you must chose a line across, diagonally or down and make your card using the three items that you find in that row.   

 We are sponsored this week by bugaboo, so the winner of this challenge wins

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 are the Holly Jolly Elves designs to give you some inspiration

using Sponsor's image - JJ and the Christmas Ornament
(glitter, free and red)

using Sponsor's image - Ava Mistletoe Fairy
Red/Free (Paper)/ Glitter

Using sponsor's image
Red, Free and Glitter

Using Sponsor's image Reindeer Pocket
reindeer, free (glitterstones) ribbon or
red, glitter and free (ribbon)  

Monday, December 3, 2012

Winner of Blue and Pink Christmas

Some great entries last week thanks for joining us. Love to see what people do with different colors.
The Winner of the color challenge is:

I have chosen Lindyloo's sweet card for her Granddaughter. The image is just precious, and I really like the feminine touches in the layout! The Angel charm is the perfect finish! Thanks so much for playing along this week!

The designers honorable mentions for the challenge are

I love this Easel Card Dawn!
Heaps of Pink & Blue and perfect for our challenge!
The image is hilarious and fantastic.
Wonderful work - thanks so much for sharing
with us this week.... Meighan

I love this sweet imaged card of Crystal's.  She is so adorable set in colours of blue and pink. Wonderful card thank you for joining us this week.

My pick for this week is Laney's card, I just love the image and how she colored it, the papers are perfect, and the extra wire work behind make it interesting and the snowflakes are the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining in our challenge