Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #1





Hello everyone, and welcome to the first challenge of the year over at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge Blog. I hope you had a good festive season, but do you remember how rushed you felt before Christmas trying to fit everything in? Before that feeling becomes a distant memory, why not decide to join our challenge and get a head start on your cards for next time? Each challenge starts on a Tuesday and here are the rules

Holly Jolly Christmas Rules

  •  HAVE FUN!
  • Entries must be a new card or project, no back linking allowed
  • Must be a Christmas project.
  • Link to your post not to your blog.
  • If it is a color challenge, only the colors of the challenge plus a neutral color is allowed eg. white, vanilla, black, kraft.
  • may enter a maximum of 10 challenges including ours.
  • no more than 2 entries per person per challenge.

Challenge #1 is to use ribbon and/or lace on a project, and it is sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps

Here is what I came up with:-



I just used strips of Papertrey Ink ribbon and cut notches in the ends to make the tree. I added a partridge and pear, along with a gold star for the top, and a little pot to stand it in. The sentiment banner was from Simon Says Stamps, and the background was embossed with an Embossabilities folder. Why not pop over to the HJCC Blog and see what my talented Teamies have come up with.
I'm also going to enter this into the Merry Monday challenge which also is to use ribbon or twine.

Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Carol x

27 comments:

  1. Fabulous card. Love your ribbon tree.

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  2. this is just the cutest card and i love the colors you chose!! love it!!

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  3. What a lovely card! I love the ribbon tree, but your additions of the bird and pear made me think immediately of a partridge in a pear tree. So sweet!

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  4. Fabulous, wonderful and terrific!!! Such a clever use of ribbon. I just may have to "steal" your idea! Hahaha!

    Linda

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  5. Get outa here! This is amazing Carol! What a creative idea,love the pear! Happy New Year!

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  6. Hello Carol, I eventually found your card as I cant see it on your blog, and it's amazing and such a brilliant idea.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  7. Carol this is so creative, fabulous design. Joey xx

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  8. What a fun card Carol, I love this design. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  9. I love this use of ribbon - such a great idea! It's a really unique card!

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  10. Such a cool use of ribbon and I love the little bird and pear! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  11. I LOVE this ribbon tree, Carol! The embossing behind it is perfect and I love the addition of the partridge and the pear! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  12. Love everything about this card - a great way to use up the little bits of leftover ribbon.

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  13. This is a very creative use of scraps of ribbon. I love it. You put it together so well!

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  14. Great use of a wonderful variety of ribbon. I like the added touches of a partridge and a pear.

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  15. Clever way to use that ribbon. great card.

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  16. This is really a genius idea, Carol, and what a great way to use up those snippets of ribbon!! I'm going to try and remember this challenge! Funnily your challenge and the current Merry Monday challenge are both to use ribbon. I wonder if it would be kosher to link up the same card with two different Christmas card challenges? What a coincident, huh? Anyway, thanks for this inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

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  17. I absolutely love this remarkable design!! Beautiful work!!

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  18. LOVE this card!!! You have inspired me to give this a try with some of the ribbons I have been holding onto :) Thanks for sharing!

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  19. quelle jolie utilisation du ruban, il y a bien longtemps que je ne l'ai pas fait, ta création me donne envie de recommencer, biz

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  20. Love your ribbon tree & the embossed background!

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  21. Hi Carol !!! Thank you so much for popping over and visiting me!! You have me so relieved on your comment!! I really appreciate it!! :) :)

    On another note, I absolutely LOVE what you have done here with the ribbons!!! I used to make my girls hair bows and I have 3/8 grosgrain ribbon in every color imaginable ~~~ this would be so fun to make!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!! :) :) Enjoy the weekend!!!


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  22. Love your ribbon tree and the addition of the patridge and pair is inspired! x

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  23. Nice use of your ribbon, pretty Holiday card. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

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  24. How clever! A wonderful way to use up those little bits of ribbon. I love the "ornaments" as well! Thanks for playing with us this week!

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  25. What a fabulous card .... clever use of ribbon and I love the additon of the partridge and the pair! xx

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  26. Your ribbon tree looks super!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  27. Popping back to congratulate you on the well-deserved shoutout from MM, Carol!! Hugs, Darnell

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Thanks,
Carol x

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