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Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, July 2, 2012

Acrostic Christmas Challenge

Hello fellow crafters, this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges the challenge is an Acrostic Christmas chosen by Meighan.   The idea for the Acrostic Christmas Challenge is to create a Christmas card, project etc with inspiration taken from the letters in the word "Christmas".

You need to use at least 2 different letters from the word "Christmas" and note in your post what letters you have used and the words if it is not obvious.

Here are some examples but you are only limited to their imagination:

C - Carolers, Church, Cross, Cabin, Carriage, Celebration, Chimney, Collage
H - Happy, Holly, Hamper, Harp, Heavenly, Holiday
R - Ribbon, Red, Reindeer, Robe
I - Incense, Infant, Ivy,
S - Snow, Santa, Stars, Ski, Shape, Sea
T - Tree, Trimming, Thankful, Twenty-fifth, Teddy
M - Music, Mouse, , Moose, Monochromatic
A - Angel, Animal, Advent Calendar, Amethyst, Antique,
S - Sparkle, Sleigh, Skate, Ski

For my card I used the letters:

S for stars
R for Rudolf, reindeer, red and ribbon
H for Holly
M is for Mistletoe

Rudolf with the hanging stars is a cute digi from our sponsor this week Bugaboo Digi stamps. The Holly Jolly sentiment stamp is by Stampin Up.  Being sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps means that we have generous prize for one lucky player of 7 digi stamps.  The winner will chosen by random org.

Come join the fun this week at Holly Jolly Christmas. Create your card and enter here.


I am also entering my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Hazel Nuts Christmas Challenge – something that makes you smile
52 Christmas Cards Throw Down – anything goes


  1. What a fun challenge and such a lovely card that made me smile - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 79 - hope to see you again soon. x

  2. A lovely jolly Christmas card - thanks for playing along this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  3. Great card - love that reindeer! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  4. LOL--what a great image! And I love your coloring--fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  5. Oh yes, very jolly indeed - what a fab card! Love how you mixed patterns so successfully, love the askew elements and the star is great too!
    Thanks so much for joining us at 52 CCT! Ruth x

  6. Great job Judy, love the reindeer and how you colored it, but if I'm not mistaking you have mistle toe on the paper too, so that could come into play on the acrostic challenge too LOL.

  7. Love this card Judy and I love your image choice! Fab - sentiment too!!! Yep Cindy is right you could add the mistle toe as part of the challenge! Regards Meg

  8. Love the variety in the DPs, it works so well! Might have to CASE that bit at the very least :) Thanks for visiting my blog earlier and leaving such a lovely comment :)

  9. Super cute. We do acrostic poems in school and the students love them too. I like that idea for a recipe for a card! Thanks for stopping by.

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  10. Fab card - I like that deer image. Elizabeth x

  11. A lovely card - he's a great guy isn't he! Jx