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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tag It

Hi there everyone, well we had some great cards in our Snowman challenge, thanks so much for coming by to play in our challenges.
Cindy here, and I have the next challenge for you called TAG IT, another simple challenge, either make a tag for your card, as the main image, or just make a Christmas Tag. that's it. We are sponsored by Bugaboo once again so you get a chance to win some digital stamps.  Read on!

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. 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

For your inspiration here is what the design team have created

using sponsors image Knobby Knees- Christmas Stars

using sponsors image J.J.Ornament- Tis The Season

JJ Tis the season

using sponsor image Moose Present

using sponsor image Christmas Words - Joy


using sponsors image Christmas Cupcakes- Candycanes

Monday, July 29, 2013

Top Picks for Snowmen

Thank you to everyone who joined in the snowmen challenge this last week.  What a fun variety of snowmen in all shapes and sizes!  Here are the top picks from our Design Team:

My choice for this week is Sue's Adorable card, I love the colors, the image is colored perfectly, and love all the glitter and embellishments. Thanks for playing with us this week at Holly Jolly, Sue. 

ITP #25

This week I have chosen Christine's adorable Tilda Card! It is no secret I love non-traditional colors, and this Hot Pink is GREAT! I love her image and sentiment, and the layout is really neat! The embellishments and bow with snowman charm are the PERFECT finishing touches! Thanks for playing along with us this week, Christine!


My choice for top pick this week is Julie's pretty snowman card.  I love all of her details and their are so many of them. Lots of bling, snowflakes and glitter all say Christmas to me.  Great card Julie.  Hope you will join us again soon. 

I also chose Julie's card as my top pick.  I was blown away by the adorable image, the beautiful colors and the delightful details!  So happy you shared this fabulous card with us!


My choice this week is Shirley's card.
I love the clean and stylish design of your card Shirley.
The embossing and the snowflakes are perfect and the Snowman, Santa and Sentiment make a beautiful Christmas card.
Thanks for joining us this week and we hope to see you again soon.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Hi Stamping Friends!  It's Paige here with our next HJC Challenge.   This week let's cool off with thoughts of snowmen; Frosty and friends!   Look at what our talented Design Team came up with to inspire you!


Thanks for stopping by and please join us in some Frosty fun!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Top Pick for Christmas Outdoors

What a selection of Christmas cards this week!  All of them are pretty special.  Thank you for joining in this Outdoor challenge this week.  Here is the winner of the challenge.


I love Rocky's tradition Christmas card and the post card Christmas image is perfect for this challenge. great little details have been added like the holly and the gold Merry Christmas sentiment.  Hope to see you again soon. 


Here are the top picks of the design team. 


For my top pick this week I have chosen Deanne's card.
I love the wonderful bright colours of Deanne's card with all the layers 
and the stitching!
Love the image and it has been wonderfully coloured.
Lovely work Deanne, thanks for sharing with us this week!

This week I have chosen Deanne's card, too! LOVE the image and how she has him colored, and the layout is really great!  LOVE the layers! Thanks for playing along this week!

My top pick this week is this card made by Holly.  I love the contrast between the dark blue background and the white die cuts.  The die cuts are amazing and create such a delightful outdoor scene!  Thanks for joining us this week holly and hope to see more of your creations!

I have chosen Pauline's card as my to pick this week, I love the image she chose to use, for her decoupage card, which is a different type of card it she also added to it by using some glitter, and some Crystal Effects, and also made the lovely background. Thanks for playing along with us this week  at Holly Jolly Pauline.


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Christmas Outdoors

Hello and welcome back to our new challenge at Holly Jolly.  

Judy here, I would like to see your Christmas cards with an outdoor Christmas theme this week.  Lots of possibilities with this challenge theme.   The card could be a snowman, snow covered Christmas trees, or maybe a reindeer flying through the sky. You get the idea.

Have a look at the wonderful projects the Design Team have created to inspire you.  

Show us your creative side and play along with us this week.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Top Pick and Winner of the Tic, Tac, Toe Challenge

We had SO MANY great entries in this week's TIC TAC TOE Challenge, and WOW, it was hard to pick a favorite!  Winner for the FABBY prize from Fred She Said goes to:


I LOVE this card! The focal image is really pretty,and I love how she has cut around the flourishes with the die! The DPs are so pretty, and as most of you know, I adore non-traditional colored Christmas cards...LOL! The stitching , bling and pretty bow finish it all of so nicely! Thanks for playing along, Asha!

Contact Cindy at : to collect your prize!

Here are the top picks from the other designers.

My favourite card this weeks is Pat's three penguins.  I love her interesting layering of the different pattern paper and the beautiful colouring of her penguins.  Great Christmas card Pat.  Hope we will see you again soon. 



My top pick this week was Malin's card and chocolate gift.
I just love the image on the front of the card Malin and the inside of the card which holds a lovely chocolate surprise.
A very special gift for Christmas.
Thanks for sharing your work with us this week and we hope to see you back soon.

Pat K.

My top pick this week is this adorable card made by Pat K.  I was drawn to the traditional colors and the awesome die cuts in the corners.  The image is expertly colored and I love the dimension she added to the Santa hats.  So cute!  Thanks for sharing your delightful card with us this week!


My choice for this week is Janine's delightful card made with the image from Mo Manning. I just love how she colored her, and the vintage feel to the card, with the cream and brown tones to go with the vintage red and green. A stunning card. Thanks Janine for playing along with us, hope to see you again.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A Little Tic Tac Toe In Your Life...

Hi and welcome to today's Challenge! I have put together a simple Tic Tac Toe for you to use as a guideline for your card! 

We have "Fred She Said" as our wonderful Sponsor this week and that means a wonderful prize for our random pick winner

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.  

Have some fun with Fred!
We will use Random. org to choose a the lucky person who will receive a 
$10 Gift of their choice from Fred She Said.

Here are the FABBY Creations our DT have made for your enjoyment this week:

(Coming soon)

Please play along with us this week for your chance at a great prize from Fred She Said!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Top Pick for Something New

Thank you so much to everyone that entered our "Something New" challenge!

They were all wonderful entries.  So well done everyone!

The winner of the challenge with her unique Christmas Craft is


I have chosen Rocky's wonderful Christmas creation called Holly.
I just love this project Rocky it is fabulous.
So much detailed work and it it looks awesome!
Thanks so much for sharing with us this week.
We hope to see you back again soon. 

Below are the Design Team top picks!

My choice for top pick this week is Angie's Step Christmas card.  Such a pretty design and choice of colours.  Angie's something new was the stamped presents and bells. Thank you for joining us this week and i hope you will join us at another  Holly Jolly challenge soon. 


My top pick for this week is Marie's beautiful poinsettia card.  I love the look she created with distress ink.  The layered poinsettia is stunning against the lovely border punched strip and dotted background.   Thank you so much for joining us this week!

This week I have chosen Barb pretty Clean and Simple card! I love the sentiment, and how she has done the "decorating" at each end. I think this is just and elegant looking C&S! Thanks for playing along, Barb!


I've chosen Barbara's card for because of the layout, the fabulous coloring and the vintage feel to the card, not to mention the jingle bells that were cut out of felt.  Great card using the Bugaboo image.  Thanks for sharing with us this week, hope to see you again soon.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Something New

Hello and welcome back to our new challenge at Holly Jolly.

It's Meighan here and this week I have chosen a fairly easy challenge that may help get you started on your Christmas cards.

So the challenge is:

Use Something New

It could be something you have brought recently or maybe something in your stash that is still new in the wrapper!

Maybe it's a button, ribbon, stamp, die - the choice is yours we just want you to share it with us!

Have a look at the wonderful projects the Design Team have created and please visit their blogs to find out what their "Something New" is:



Have fun and we cannot wait to see what you have to share!