Sunday, October 23, 2016

Challenge #46

Welcome friends. We are so happy that you are joining us this week. If you are new to our challenge blog, there are just a couple of rules. Create a holiday or Christmas card and share it below. Each week, we will have an optional challenge to help provide inspiration. However, you do not have to use that challenge if it doesn't work for you. The only real rule to play along each week is to create a holiday or Christmas card so that you aren't scrambling at the very last minute.

We also have a Facebook page where we announce the weekly challenges and will highlight entries throughout the week. Click here to like our Facebook page.

Each week, our design team will vote on an overall winner and we will also have our Top 3 winners. 

Let's start off by announcing the winners from the last week's challenge. Winners, please feel free to grab the badges that are listed on the sidebar of the blog and display them proudly on your blog.

This week's challenge is anything goes -- just link up your holiday or Christmas card below.  Also, please note that this challenge will run for 2 weeks -- you will have until November 4th to link up your cards.

As always, our wonderful design team is on hand to lend a ton of fabulous inspiration. Click on the links above their cards to be taken directly to their blogs for further details and to leave them some comment love. 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Introduction to new Designers

Hello -- I'm thrilled to announce the newest designers joining us for the next term. Before we do that, though, I want to thank everyone again who applied for the team. 

Also, I want to acknowledge our current members who are staying with the team. They have provided us with so many wonderful Christmas and holiday cards this past year. Debbie, Donna, Heather, Laurie, Mandy, Margo, Monica, Rema, Samantha and Susan.

Now for our new designers. Here's a bit about them.


Hi! My name is Stacey and I am so happy to be a part of the Christmas Card Challenges team! I have been married to my best friend for 25 years and together we have two amazing children. We currently live in the beautiful state of Virginia. Besides cardmaking I also like to create mini albums, alter items, make 3D projects, scrapbooking and am also discovering pocket style scrapbooking and knitting. You can find me at my blog Stacey's Creative Corner.


Hello! My name is Lori, and I am so excited to be a part of the Christmas Card Challenges team! I live in a small town in SW Missouri with my husband, Scott, and we have 3 kids and one granddaughter, who I get the pleasure of watching during the week while her Mommy teaches! I started scrapbooking in 1998 and card making soon followed. There is nothing that relaxes me more than spending time in my craft room making pretty thinks! I have a pretty clean and simple style, and I love to use my scrapbooking supplies to make my cards. You can find more of my work at My Happy Life.


I'm so excited to be again be part of the Christmas Card Challenges design team.  I absolutely adore Christmas and all associated crafts and am excited to be inspired by my design teammates and all of YOU.  I'm a 52 year old wife and mother.  Between my husband and I, we have four sons (two his; two mine) who are all the ages of 22 and 23.  (There are twins in there...)  I work at a local university and manage the arts departments.  Basically, I'm the rules person amongst a whole lot of creativity.  I love getting in my own creative space when I come home!  All the stress of the day just goes away!  In our spare time, my husband and I enjoy boating, and i like to read, take long walks and play Pokemon Go.  I know the game has gotten a bad rep, but I get out a walk a lot to catch those lil buggers!  You can find me at Craftily Yours.


Hello there! I'm Martina, Ina, Erdbeerli (strawberry), Jagoda  -- pick a name you like :)  I've been addicted to paper, bling and stamps for a while now and I think I'll never be clean - but hey, I'm totally fine with it :) Even though I enjoy travelling and visiting different places, I enjoy being at home as well. For me, home is Austria, Carinthia where I live with my cute boyfriend and adorable daughter Olivia Sophie. She is such a doll and just started laughing - she is only 3 months old :) SO CUTE!  If you are interested, hop over to my blog: click through it, leave a comment or two and spread some love I'm glad I'm allowed to be part of this awesome challenge blog and can't wait to start creating for y'all :)


Hello, my name is Agnieszka, my nickname is chanya13 and I live in Poland with 5 cats, 1 dog and Husband ;). I have been scrapbooking for 4 years now and I’m totally crazy about this hobby! My favorite thing to make are multilayer cards, notebooks and exploding boxes. 
I love to use flowers,  butterflies, different mixed media and laces.   I have a weakness for purple and pink and use them quite a lot.   Vintage and romantic styles are my favorites. If I have a free time I love gardening, hiking, traveling and taking photos :)  You can find me here: my blog: http://cardmakinghobby.blogspo


My name is Amanda and I am 27 years old and I live in St. Catharines, ON, Canada. I am a mom to my fur baby (Dice) who is my bunny.  I work as a Recreation Assistant - Guest Services (Aquatics) for the City. I first began scrapbooking pages and trying to learn/teach my way through it. I then decided to join a local crop night and learned how to put together various page layouts and how to use different tools and techniques. I then moved away to school. I searched for a stress release while I was away and stumbled upon Under Construction Stamps, and the owner (who now is basically my 2nd mom) taught me tons. I took card making classes, book classes, etc and LOVED every minute of it. 2009 was when I was first introduced to wood mount rubber stamps, and from there it became a hobby and an addiction in a sense.  I find crafting and card making very therapeutic and relaxing after a long stressful day at work. I am so thrilled to be part of the Design Team, and work alongside the amazing talent that is Christmas Card Challenges.  I blog at Amanda Fluri Designs.


Hi---I'm Donna, I am a wife, mother and mema.  My husband is an amazing husband, father, and papa who is dedicated to his family and supports me in all of my endeavors.  I have a son, a daughter and three beautiful grandchildren, who are the loves of my life.  It seems like I have been crafting all my life.  I love Scrapbooking--traditional and digital.  I love, love, love making cards, coloring with copics, altered art, and photography. All around I just love crafting and making something that makes me feel good inside and to share it with everyone on my blog!  I am excited about joining Sparkle Creations Christmas Card Challenges. Christmas is my favorite time of year and I love making Christmas cards and look forward to sharing my creations!  Please stop over to my blog and see all my creations that I love sharing with you!