Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Anything Goes Christmas and a Big Welcome

Welcome back to a new challenge here at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, A big thank you to those of you who entered our Ribbon or Lace challenge, There were so many lovely entries, We all enjoyed looking at your fabulous projects and hope you will join us again for our new challenge.

Before I get to our new challenge, I'd like to introduce you to three of our newest and very talented Holly Jolly Elves...

Neva - N-Eva 

We are so happy to have these ladies join us and share their wonderful creations!

Now on to our challenge the next two weeks. Our theme is

Our sponsor this time is

Here are the cards from our lovely designers:

Tracey using a Bugaboo image, Fancy Sunbonnet - Christmas Stuff

Neva using a Bugaboo image, Brats - Winter Snowman

Karola using a Bugaboo image, Stella - Santa Died 

Carol using a Bugaboo image, Baby Christmas

Cindy using a Bugaboo image, Chubby Santa - List

Judy using a Bugaboo image, Winter Bird Trio 

Julie using a Bugaboo image, Poppi Xmas Tree

Linda using a Bugaboo image, Christmas Bear Trio

To check out the designers, click on their names to visit their blogs, as we love comments too.
Now it is your turn, we look forward to visiting  your blogs. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Winners and Top Pick for the Ribbon or Lace Challenge

Beautiful Christmas cards this week.    It was a hard job of the design team to chose the winners and top pick but here they are:

The winner of the 3 digital images from Lacy Sunshine is 


The winner of the 5 digital images from QKR Stampede is 


Please contact Cindy at   cvanoorschot@msn.com
and let her know your image choices. Remember also to pick up your winner's badge from the side bar.

Top picks choices by the Design Team  

#1 Gracielle

#50 Wendy

#39 Marlene

Please remember ladies to pick up your Top Pick badges from the side bar. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ribbons or Lace

Welcome back to a new challenge here at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, a big thank you to those of you who entered our R-E-D challenge, there were so many lovely entries, we all enjoyed looking at your fabulous projects and hope you will join us again for our new challenge.

Our theme for you this week is

Ribbons or Lace

Our sponsors this time are:


Here are the cards from our lovely designers

and using QKR Stampede Merry Christmas Sentiment 

Judy using QKR Stampede - Elf Digi Stamp

Julie using  Lacy Sunshine Melanie Boo's The Christmas Star

Linda using Bubbles Jolly Elf.

Carol using own image

Special Guest 

Please be sure to check out the Design Teams Blogs! We hope you will all play along this week for 
a chance at out FABULOUS Prizes! As always- HAVE FUN!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Winners & Top Picks RED Challenge

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our "R" "E" "D" challenge

We enjoyed taking a closer look at all your wonderful projects.

All fabulous creations which made our choices for our 
Two winners and Top picks difficult.

The winner of the 3 images from The Stamping Boutique is


The winner of the 3 images from The Stamping Boutique is


The winner of the 3 images from Digi Stamps 4 Joy is

Congratulations to you both, please contact Cindy at cvanoorschot@msn.com
to claim your prizes and grab our winners badge from the sidebar

The Design Team Top Pick's are:
(in no particular order)



Scandinavian style

Ladies please grab your top pick badge from the side bar.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Design Team Call

Hi everyone, we are having a Design Team Call. If you love to make Christmas cards all year round, so you have enough for Christmas we maybe the place you are looking for.


  •  To make one Christmas project every two weeks, using images from sponsor 
  •  Post on team blog at least two days before blog post goes live
  •  Post Christmas project on your blog by the beginning of the challenge
  •  Promote the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge wherever you can

  • You will get free images from sponsors to work with
  • You will have the benefit of having a link to your blog on ours
  •  We will also have a link on each post you have a project to your blog

If you are interested in a position on the DT, please play along with our current challenge and add the letters DT after your name.                            I
Thanks the Holly Jolly Elves

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Choose R or E or D

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

It is Meighan here with a fun Christmas challenge for you.

We are lucky to have two sponsors for our challenge


We at TSB are very proud to offer original digital images and artwork to you. Thank you for giving us a few minutes of your valuable time to look over the store at http://thestampingboutique.com/ Good luck in the challenge and we hope to see you over at our TSB Community network. http://thestampingboutique.ning.com/


Here is some Top secret information about Digistamps4Joy.
From being a bit of a ‘doodler’ her whole life, Margy Kieser saw a gap in 2010 and bought Digistamps4Joy from the previous owner, and can now earn a little money with her doodles!  Margy has 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren, and lives in sunny South Africa.  Together with another SA artist (Jen) and a fabulous Design team, Digistamps4Joy is now a well known online digistamp store, and is still the only online shop for digistamps in South Africa.  With nearly 1,000 digis to choose from, you will find unique, cute, humorous, or serious images to play with.  DS4J gives away 1 freebie on the first Friday of every month, as well as 1 digi to a randomly drawn winner in our Monday Facebook challenge.  Our Blog showcases the newest digis released every Sunday, and bi-weekly challenges are held.

Our Guest Designer from Digistamps4Joy Design Team


My name is Karin and I’m from the Netherlands. I’ve been making cards since 2000. I started with decoupage and after a couple of years I learned to stamp. I started using Copics in 2010 and I love it! I joined the DigiStamps4Joy Design Team in 2012 and I think this is such a great team and Margy is so wonderful .

The details for our challenge are:

You need to use something to that begins with the letter 
"R" or "E" or "D" or you could use more than 1 
when you create your project

Examples could include:
R - Ribbon, Red, Rudoulph
E - Embossing
D - Diecut

Please remember to let us know what letter(s) you have used and the item on your post.

Here is some inspiration from the Design Team, please visit their blogs for a closer look:

Julie - using sponsor's image Mr Snowman
(R- Red, Rhinestones, E- Embossing, D- Diecuts)

CindyUsing The Stamping Boutique Image
Holly Berry with Ribbon
(red, embossing, ribbon, embellishment, die cut) 

 Meighan - using sponsor's image Sweet Angel
(R - Ribbon, E- Embossing, D- Die cut)

(R- Red, E - Embossing, D - Diecut)

Judy - using sponsor's image Sweet Angel
(R- Ribbon, Rhinestones, Embossing and D- Diecut, Diamond Glaze)

Linda - using own image
(R - Red, E - Embossing, D - Diecut)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Winners and Top Picks for 123 Challenge

Hi Everyone, Want to say thanks to all who entered. our 123 Challenge, it was great visiting your blogs.
It wasn't easy picking our winners or top picks but here they are

The winner of 3 images from 




The winner of 5 images from Eureka Stamps is

Myrna and Tammy please send and email to Cindy at cvanoorschot@msn.com
with your choice of images from the company in which you won from, and also grab our badge from the side bar for your blogs.

Now onto our Top Picks for this week they are

Ladies please grab our top pick badge from our side bar. Great job done by all.