Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Anything Goes Christmas Challenge and Blog Hop

Hi Everyone, It's been a busy week first we had the blog hop for Come and Get It now onto another one for Holly Jolly. The theme again is Christmas as usual at Holly Jolly but this time it is Anything goes. We have some great sponsors and some lovely prizes available to be won. go and check it out. Not only that but we are also welcoming our New Design Team Members Anne, Carol, Linda and Joey. Welcome aboard ladies. Oh and that isn't all, come back on the 18th of the month for some more great inspiration too.


Christmas Robin from Digi Stamps 4 Joy


For my first card I have used an Image from Digi Stamps 4 Joy called Christmas Robin. As you can tell I am a bird lover at heart, so any images with birds on them I just adore. So I had to have this one LOL. I used water colors to color him then fussy cut him out. He is on a Garden Green panel embossed with a holly leaves embossing folder, and then put onto the beaded circle die cut, with the rhinestones. I then used a back panel of Always Artichoke that was embossed with the same folder. I've added the piece of silver glimmer paper, for some interest and sparkle. and used Ridinghood  taffetta ribbon.
Thanks for looking.

My Second card is a Saturated Canary Image- Noelcarols for Stamp and Create. I have colored her with Promarkers, then cut her out and layered her on top of another image, so that I still had the music notes in the background. I've used retired paper behind her as well as Real Red card stock embossed with swirls. the jingle bells are a die cut from Memory Box, which I've cut out of champagne glimmer paper. The ribbon and bow are old olive taffeta ribbon, then I've added some color dots in real red to the top of the card.
Thanks for looking
Cindy
Well that's it for my cards for this part of the hop I hope you've enjoyed them and look forward to seeing you on the 18th. But before you go the letter from my blog is the first letter of the the persons name on the next stop.    Now you will continue onto Anne's blog.


Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge
Anne
        








33 comments:

  1. Great cards Cindy. Lovely blog hop. Judy

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  2. What a great pair of cards Cindy. I love how the same colours can be used to end up with a totally different look.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  3. Love the robin and all the embossing on the card too.

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  4. super jolies créations et merci pour ce super blog hop, biz

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  5. Lovely cards! I love your glittery bells (I am a bell ringer.) Your green bow is so neatly tied.

    Mari

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  6. Cindy these are both fabulous, I do love the top card such a vintage feel to it. Joey xx

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  7. Great cards with lots of sparkle and bling for this festive time of year.
    TFS
    DebiB

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  8. Love both of these! Great idea to emboss the green behind the sweet bird!

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  9. Lovely cards thanks for sharing them with us,

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  10. These are beautiful and love the embossed green behind the bird!

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  11. Beautiful card. Love the traditional colours x

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  12. Your cards are gorgeous Cindy, I love the images, fabulous colouring and beautiful papers too.
    Sue xx

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  13. Beautiful Card lovely colours. Stacey xxx

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  14. Very pretty, love the red and green combo
    Hugs julie P

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  15. What a great cards and a wonderful images to work with.
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    Shell in Alaska
    http://akstamping.blogspot.com

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  16. Your cards are beautifully sparkly - I like sparkly Christmas cards - and I also love the traditional color schemes. Lovely images too and fab coloring!

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  17. Lovely cards Cindy, especially the christmas robin, love the layout.

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  18. Both fabulous designs Cindy and I look forward to working with you at Holly Jolly. Hugs x

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  19. You have been so busy! Love both card...especially the Saturated Canary. I adore Krista's images!!
    Thanks for the fun hop.
    hugs--
    Roberta
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts

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  20. Love both your cards - especially the robin one!

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  21. Such pretty cards, and both so different in their colours and styles.
    Joyce xx

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  22. Two gorgeous cards Cindy. Carol x

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  23. Hi Cindy,
    Love the cards...this is FUN! Thnx

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  24. Great christmas cards, love the robin image too, Cathy x

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  25. Your bird makes such a sweet card.

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  26. Lovely cards, the bird is really cute.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  27. Lovely cards!!!! You certainly have talent oozing out of you! :)

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  28. Fabulous cards - love the traditional colour combo!
    Helen x

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