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Hello and welcome to my blog. Here I will be showcasing all my design team work, general crafting and digital scrap booking.I hope you enjoy seeing my creations and listening to my ramblings. If you leave a comment I'll know you've been and be able to visit you in return. I read and appreciate all comments which are left - good or bad! Thank you for taking the time to visit me. Pop back soon. Carol xx

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Christmas Challenges (with sketches) Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the the first Christmas Challenges {with sketches} blog hop! If you came here from Sandra's blog, you are on the right track. If not please start at Christmas Challenges {with sketches}, because you don't want to miss anything! There is a list at the CCWS Blog if you get lost! 

We have a new sketch by Janneke, especially for the blog hop. Each of the Design Team are giving a prize to a random commenter on their blog so be sure to call around to see everyone.

Managed to up-cycle a bag today so here it is:

Backing papers are all Papermania, image is a pre-coloured digi from The Paper Shelter, finished with a snowflake ornament off the Christmas tree and a recycled bow and berries arrangement.

Thank you for joining us in this bloghop, and don't forget to join us at our Bloghop sketch Challenge. You could win a lovely stamp . You can upload your card on the CCWS Blog until December 29th 18:00 PM (Dutch time) and you can find the winner on the blog the day after. When you leave a comment here too, you can win a bag of gorgeous ribbons and I will announce the winner on December 30th here on my blog. 

Now it's time to hop on over to Karin to see what wonderful creation she's made for your inspiration.

Challenges entered:
Karen's Doodles - spots and stripes
Ooh La La Creations - anything but a card
Paper Pretties - red, white + ? (green)
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything Christmas
Crafty Purple Frog - Happy Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - snowflakes
Digi Doodles Best - anything goes
DYSU - stripes
Pixie Dust Studio - 3 DP's
Delicious Doodles - anything goes
Stampin for the Weekend - anything goes
Stampin with the Dragon - let it snow

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all my friends in blogland a very Merry Christmas and hope that Santa leaves lots of crafty goodies in your stockings.

Carol x


  1. Congratulations with one year of the blog CCWS!
    Have a merry Christmas Carol.
    Hugs Nicolet

  2. Hi Carol, I can't see your card :)

    Hugs, Lidna

  3. Hi Carol,

    We're hoppin with you.
    Lots off love Annemarie en Merit

  4. I love ribbons...
    Merry X-mas

    Greetings, Ina

  5. Ik ben erg benieuwd naar je kaart, ik hop nu voor de inspiratie weer even verder.

    Groeten Detje

  6. How now nice a bloghop!
    I love the CCWS-blog and the cards you made!
    Merry Christmas!
    greetings, Wilma

  7. Looking forward to seeing your card Carol and I'd like to wish you a very happy Christmas.
    Jenny xx

  8. Dear Carol,

    I want to wish you and your family a happy christmas and will check back to see if you managed to make your card and see what it became.

    Love Lotte

  9. Carol
    I hope you & your family have a wonderful Christmas & a Very Happy & Healthy New Year
    xx Jan

  10. great the bloghop!

    merry x-mas

    Hugs Relinde

  11. Ben benieuwd naar je kaart kom later nog een keertje langs ga nu verder met de bloghop voor verder ideeën.
    Fijne feestdagen toegewenst.

  12. I hoop to see your card soon. I wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year.


  13. Wat een leuk kaartje ook weer.
    Fijne dagen!

  14. Hi Hun, We al have those moments... you're forgiven and great thatyou keep the blog hop going this way.
    Happy holidays!

  15. Great idea to pimp a bag for a christmas present.
    Wishing you a merry christmas and a very good 2012.

  16. Great bloghop and nice creation! I'm joining in!
    Greeting Elise

  17. Hello Carol, beautyful giftbag and i'll be back later yo see your card if its ready.
    Hugs Aartje

  18. Love the Christmas bag you've created & Merry Christmas
    hugs Nikki

  19. Gorgeous gift bag created with a lovely image and dp. Merry Christmas.

    Jayne xx

  20. What a lovely gift bag. Wish you a merry christmas.

  21. What a beautiful bag you make Carol. Nice colors.
    I wish you a merry christmas and have a nice day.
    Hugs, Monique

  22. Simply Stunning Carol, the papers and the image are gorgeous.

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas

    Linda xxxx

  23. Beutiful bag. I just love how rich it looks. Thanks for the chance to win and Merry Christmas!

  24. Hi Carol,

    Thank you for showing your paper bag! I love it!
    Merry christmas!

  25. This is adorable!!!
    I wish you a very nice Christmas weekend!

  26. Hi, beautiful card you have made...
    Merry christmas, gr. Mariken.

  27. Cute! Like how you did the sketch on a bag!

  28. It's a very beautiful bag you pimped.
    I'm continuing my blog hopping.
    Happy holidays
    Peggy * Mollemieke *

  29. A great gift bag design. Hope you had a great Christmas, Jx

  30. Hi Carol, what a beautiful bag! Nice paper.
    Hope you had a lovely Xmas.
    Love, Wilma

  31. A fab bag Carol; looks very special. Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week - good luck! x

  32. What a lovely gift bag Carol!
    Thanks for sharing at Ooh La La this week! :)
    Lizy DT x

  33. Love the way you have decorated it. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  34. Wow this is a gorgeous glittery bag with a snowman on it. Love the design and colours too, Thanks for playing at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  35. What a nice creation. Really lovely! I wish you all the best for next year! Kind regards, Cindy

  36. How fun! Don't you just love adding to the gift bags? I know I do! This is just fantastic! So glad I HOPPED by!
    Karen C

  37. very cute, love the idea, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop, hugs, martina

  38. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up. Hugs, Joan

  39. Great project!! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up. Hugs, Joan

  40. Great idea to decorate a gift bag! Very Creative. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop’s Challenges.
    Happy New Year!

  41. Lovely gift bag - great upcycling.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  42. Lovely bag, Carol! Really festive :o)


  43. It's a beautiful bag!!!! I just got my card ready and placed it on the christmas blog.
    Have a great new year!!!!!

    gr. arjette.

  44. Wonderfully decorated! Thanks so much for entering over at Stamping with the Dragon! Happy New Year!
    Cheryl First
    Stamping Dragon Design Team

  45. A lovely bag project, very pretty result, thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge over the Christmas and New Year period,
    Ruth x

  46. Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

  47. the bag looks lovely, it doesn't even need to have a present.
    thanks for playing with us at SFTW

  48. This gift bag is just fabulous!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Karen's Doodles!

  49. very lovely. Really sweet. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week.
    Love n hugs

  50. Great way to give a gift - thanks for playing along with us at Stampin for the weekend & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie


Many thanks for taking the time to comment on my post. Constructive comments are always welcomed and appreciated on my creations. Carol x