Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Holly Jolly Christmas Blog Hop and month long challenge



Hello everyone,

I'm so pleased to have been invited to join the Design Team for 6 months from January, over at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge Blog, but as this is my first DT, please be kind and stick with me while I learn the ropes. Every year, one of my New Year resolutions is to make my Christmas cards early so that I won't have a mad rush come December. Well that isn't going to be a problem for me next year because being on the DT will discipline me into getting down to it, and I hope you will feel that you want to join in the fun and get organised too.

As an introduction to the team, I was invited to join in their December Month Long Challenge and Blog Hop, and I made this card:-



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This was my first time ever using a Digi Stamp, and it is called Wreath 2 from Floppy Latte Designs, one of the sponsors of the Challenge. I coloured the wreath with Copic markers and added glazed red dots for the berries with a glaze pen. I imported the image into the Silhouette Studio software, offset it and cut an aperture in the top panel so that you look through to the image and get a bit of dimension. I also used the Papertrey Ink canvas impression plate on the top panel to add a little texture. The sentiment is from PTI Bells and Boughs, and the little doodad is from Peace Love and Joy. A little matting finished it off.

You can join in the challenge too, and all the details are on the Holly Jolly Christmas Blog, but it is an Anything Goes Challenge. The sponsors are offering lots of prizes, and the challenge ends on the 31st December. Each member of the Design Team has been given a letter to spell out a couple of words related to the challenge, so you will need to visit each blog and when you have decided what the words are, send an email to hollyjollychristmaschallenge@gmail.com, and you could win a great prize.

The letter you need to collect from me is T.

You should have arrived here from Anne

Anne



and your next stop will be Meighan

Meighan

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the Hop.

Hugs
Carol x


38 comments:

  1. The image is lovely but the cut out is a great idea.

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  2. I love the clean and simple look to the card, along with the cut out . Welcome to the team.
    Cindy

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  3. This is gorgeous Carol and congrats on the DT huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  4. Congratulations Carol! The digi image is beautiful and colored to perfection! Love the way it is on the inside of the card with the beautiful cut out. Love that impression plate too… such a elegant look. I need to get mine out.

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  5. I love how you have a negative die cut around your wreath! It's very pretty and a great submission for your first DT.

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  6. another great card, love the clean and simpleness of it
    caroline x

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  7. So pretty! Love how you used the negative die. :)

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  8. super joli création, merci pour l'inspiration et merci pour ce blog hop, biz

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  9. Very lovely. You did such a great job with this being your first digi.

    Mari

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  10. Hiya Carol, from another newbie :) looking forward to getting to know you. Your card is stunning I love the design. Joey xx

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  11. I really love the simplicity of your card. It has a nice clean line and yet a lot of interest with the aperture and the doodad!
    TFS
    DebiB

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  12. Lovely cards thanks for sharing them with us,

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  13. Just beautiful Carol, I love the simplicity of the design and stunning image.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  14. Beautiful wreath and great CAS card!

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  15. Simple design, Works lovely with white, Beautiful x

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  16. Big congrats on your new DT place Carol. Your card is gorgeous, I love the image and wonderful CAS design
    Sue xx

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  17. Some great inspiration from the DT congrats to you all. x Stacey xx

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  18. Clean and sweet, very pretty
    Hugs Julie P

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  19. What a great card and a wonderful image to work with.
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska
    http://akstamping.blogspot.com

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  20. Such a beautiful wreath! And, congratulations on your first design team. You are so talented, I am sure that it is just the first of many.

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  21. Such a classy card! I love it!

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  22. Congrats on your DT position over at Holly Jolly! Now that you've tried a digi image I'm sure you're going to be hooked on them! I love them as you can easily change sizes, but I wouldn't give up my clear/rubber stamps either... Your card is so elegant and you've colored the wreath so beautifully!

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  23. beautiful card. simple and nice!!!!
    Mirella xx

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  24. You are ending the year with a bang, Carol! Congratulations on the selection to the Design Team! They are sooo lucky to have you as a member! And then it's your first digi and well done there, too! I will learn from you as I've never done a digi before either! Continued blessings and fun into the new year!! Hugs, Darnell

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  25. Absolutely love your card! The background impression looks great with the wreath.

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  26. Hi Carol, I'm another newbie at Holly Jolly and I'm looking forward to working with you on the DT. Love the card you've made, it's stunning. Hugs x

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  27. Congrats on your new DT spot!
    Your card is absolutely gorgeous...so elegant!!
    hugs--
    Roberta
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts

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  28. A fabulous card! Love the image and how you have offset it. I also had a look at your newer post - love that card too!

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  29. Congratulations on your new DT spot, I am sure you will have lots of fun. Beautiful card design....very elegant.
    Joyce xx

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  30. Love the clean uncluttered design Carol, fabulous card. Carol x

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  31. Lovely design, the vibrant colours are so festive, Cathy x

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  32. Great coloring on that wreath.

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  33. Such a pretty Christmas card!!!! Whoever receives it will certainly feel the Christmas Spirit!!! :)

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  34. Wonderful card - fabulous colouring on the holly leaves!
    Helen x

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Thanks,
Carol x

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