Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Winners of our December challenges & Blog Update

We we had almost 300 entries for the last challenge of 2016!  

Thanks to everyone who played along with us and entered our challenge.

Our Winners are as follows:

A Day for Daisies - prize 3 images - #252 - Janie R

All Dressed Up - prize 2 images - #128 - Jen L.

Bugaboo  - prize 7 images - #171 - Zora

Dr. Digi - prize 2 images - #203 - Tagyourit

Eureka - prize 5 images - #281 - CardsbyBeckie

Oddball Art - prize 3 images - #295 - Dora

QKR Stampede - prize 5 images - #209 - Jennifer Scull

Sami Stamps - prize $12 gift certificate to the shop - #15 - Donna Mundinger

The Stamping Boutique - prize 3 images - #34 - Treebug

Lynn from Holly Jolly will contact each of your directly about your prizes.  
Check your e-mails today!

Our Top Picks from our Design Team are as follows:

Dianne's Picks


Jasmina's Top Picks

142. Wendy

242. Michelle L

Judy's Top Picks

289 - Chrissy

Please be sure to take your TOP PICK Badge from the sidebar.

Now onto some (sad) news...

After much consideration, we have decided to close Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge down.
This challenge has run for several years and it has been a difficult decision to make.
Some sponsors have been with us since the beginning, and some are newer sponsors.
We are grateful for all of them, and would like to thank them so very much.

A special thanks goes out to the wonderful Design Team (past and present) for all they've done over the years to keep Holly Jolly running.

We wish everyone well in blog-land.

Thank you.

Holly Jolly Challenge Blog Design Team Elves


  1. Oh how sad to hear you are closing the blog. I wish you all the best in the future, see you again in Blogland hopefully, XOX Lucy

  2. CONGRATULATIONS to the winners and Top Picks!
    SO SAD to hear that you're closing the challenge - THANK YOU for ALL the INSPIRATION and FUN TIMES you have shared with us :)
    Wishing you all a HAPPY and CREATIVE future!

  3. Thanks so much for picking my card as one of your favourites, Lynn! Congrats to all the other winners, too.
    I'm sorry to hear the challenge is being closed, it was fun to play along.

    Hugs, Veronika

  4. I am so very sorry to read that you are closing down. I have enjoyed playing along with your challenges. I wish all of you the very best.

    Thank you for choosing my card as one of your winners. Congratulations to everyone who was chosen!

  5. So sad to hear that you're closing the challenge - thank you for great inspirations and challenges.
    I am among lucky winners - thank you so much and congratulations to other winners and Top Picks!
    I wish you all the best!

  6. I am so very sorry to read that you are closing down
    Congrats to all of the lucky winners!

  7. I will miss visiting you each week, but understand how hard it is to maintain all the details of a fun blog like yours. Thanks for inspiration over the years!

  8. Thank you Jasmina for picking my card!
    Wish you all the best.
    Hugs, Wendy

  9. Thank you to everyone at Holly Jolly for all the challenges and hard work. Thanks to the sponsors, too. They are very generous as the DT is with their time and effort. It takes a lot of time to run a blog.

  10. Thank you so much!!! You made my day!!! :) Hugs...Janie

  11. Thanks for the lovely prize, I'm so excited to have won :) Congrats to all the other ladies and well done all to the Top Picks... Great choice, all so beautiful, and last but not least, really sorry to hear of this sad news. I was really enjoying myself entering the challenges, but definitely understand! Maintaining a challenge blog takes so much time. Big hugs to all for all the inspiration xxxx

  12. Such a sad day! Such a shock too read that you are closing this much loved Challenge..
    So a BIG Thank You for all your hard work in creating the Challenges over the years..I've enjoyed them ALL.
    Also, thank you for including my card in this your last Challenge.

  13. Congrats to alle the winners. Sorry to read your are closing this challenge blog. Thanks to all who kept this blog running all these years.
    Best wishes .

  14. Sorry to read that you are finishing up! Thank you so much for all the hard that has gone on behind the scenes to keep this Challenge blog running. And thanks to all the DT - past & present member - for all the inspiration over the years.

    Jocelyn x

  15. Aaw, can't believe you're closing the blog... what a shame - now I'll have to motivate MYSELF to get those Chrissy cards done! Thanks for all the great challenges and inspiration you've provided over the years, Donna x

  16. Hello sorry to be bothering you but I still haven't received an email. Not sure if you sent them out yet, so if you haven't just ignore my email :P


  17. Wow, so sad to read that you're closing the blog down. I enjoyed joining the challenges when I could. Thanks for all the fun, and all the best to you talented ladies! :)

  18. Oh no! Just came by to see what your latest inspiration was... so sorry to hear you have closed down! But thank you so much for many a fun challenge!

  19. I am so very sorry to read that you are closing down
    Congrats to all of the lucky winners!