Friday, 16 February 2018

Our Tribute to Eileen - Anything Christmas Goes

Today's challenge is a tribute to Eileen the former owner and DT coordinator of the Winter Wonderland  Challenge who sadly passed away at the beginning of last year.

Many of you will remember Eileen from seeing her cards both here and on other challenge blogs - this challenge is our way of remembering her and showing our appreciation of all she did here at the Winter Wonderland Challenge.

Everyone from the Design Team is taking part in the challenge and our theme is:


Our wonderful sponsor for the challenge is:

 Imagine That digistamp is a 'family-friendly' shop that caters to card-makers and scrapbookers alike!   All stamp sets that include an outline for you to color also include a digitally pre-colored version for quick & easy crafting.  We also offer many digital paper packs, kits/bundles, Word Art, Alphabets, Chalkboard Art, and free Blogwear.  

We also invite you to join in our Year-Round Challenge.... simply link up any time using Imagine That Digistamps and you could win FREE DIGIS!!  See all the detail on our blog.

Blog Challenge
Digi Store
Facebook Group:

And here is wonderful inspiraion from the DT:

Deanne using Polar Fun

Chrissy  using  Sweet Deer

Judith using Poinsettia

Geesje using  Polar Fun

Lyn using Hanging Kitty

Kath using Poinsettia

Liz using Polar Fun

Pat K using Sweet Deer

Isn't that an amazing selection of Christmas inspiration?!

Now it's over to you to show us your Christmas creations.

Please take the time to look at our rules above and remember to link your entry (not just your blog) below.  You have until 5pm on Thursday 1 March to link up your entry.

Don't forget to check back here on Monday to see who won our last challenge.

Helen and the Winter Wonderland Challenge Design Team xx

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Winner and Top 3 - Anything Christmas Goes

Hello - it's Helen here to announce the winner and top 3 from our 'anything Christmas goes' challenge which ran over Christmas and into the New Year.

A big thank you to our wonderful sponsor for the challenge:

And the winner of the prize from Pink Gem Designs, chosen by is:

Congratulations, Meg!

Please take our winner's badge from the tab above and e-mail me at the address in the sidebar to claim your prize

And now the top 3 - not an easy job with over 150 entries to look through!

Fantastic cards - please take our top 3 badge from the tab above.

Helen x

Monday, 5 February 2018

Winner and Top 3 - Embossing Challenge

Hello, this is Christine announcing the winners from the last challenge..  Such fabulous entries from you all so thank youfor joining us.

The winner, as chosen by random org is #28 Wendy F.with this lovely card.

Congratulations Wendy.  Please email Helen at to claim your prize.

The Top 3 is always so difficult. Here they are in numerical order.

# 11 jenimc with this very unusual creation.

#23 Jenny L.  So much wonderful embossing both inside and outside the card.

And finally # 37 Rosina.  I love the image and the icy blue colour.

Don't forget to take your badges for your blog. Once again thank you to everybody who joined us.  We really hope to see you again in our next challenge.

Christine and the Snowflake Team.

Friday, 2 February 2018

All Boxed Up

Hello and welcome to another challenge at Winter Wonderland.

It's Carol S. here and I am hosting this challenge, along with the Icicles Design Team.

I have chosen the theme, which is:
All Boxed Up.

The  theme means that somewhere in your design
entry there is a box.
eg: a gift box, your image sitting on or in a box, 
or carrying a box.

Please remember to get into the prize draw, your entries MUST be CHRISTMAS CARDS ONLY.

I have chosen Christmas Penguins
provided for us from our lovely Sponsor Sasayaki Glitter

Our brilliant, generous Sponsor for this challenge is: 

Challenge Blog -

PRIZE - 1 digi stamp of the winner’s choice

Please be sure to post a link back to the Winter Wonderland blog in your blog post, in order to be eligible for this challenge's prize.

You have until Thursday evening on 15th February (5pm GMT) to link up for your creation to qualify for the prize.

For your inspiration, check out all the gorgeous samples below from the rest of the Icicle Teamies.

You have a lot more to see, as we have many,
very talented new members.

So please welcome them, by popping to their blogs too.

Chrissy using Christmas Amy  

We are looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations.

We will do our very best to visit your blogs and leave a comment for you.  However if your blog requires our Design Team to sign in to leave a comment or you have entered via a different source such as Splitcoast Stampers or Flickr, we might not be able to leave you a comment.  Your creation will however still be included in the choice for our winner or top 3.

Please remember it's Christmas projects only and you must link back to your project, not your blog when you enter.

Please remember to pop back on Monday 19th February

to see if you have won.

Good Luck


Carol S. and The Icicles Teamies

Friday, 19 January 2018

Embossing (Dry or Heat)

Hello and welcome to the first challenge of 2018 from the Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog. I'm Christine and I'll be your host this time together with the Snowflakes Design Team.  

Before we tell you about our new challenge, we'd like to thank everyone who responded to our DT call last year - we were overwhelmed by the response and wish we could have taken everyone on!

Please join us in welcoming the following ladies to our Design Team:








The theme of this first challenge is:  

Use embossing, either heat or dry - or maybe both if you are feeling adventurous

our wonderful sponsor is:

SheepSki Designs

Living in Leeds, Yorkshire in the UK, working full time as a Management Accountant, currently working on 2 design teams and an obsessive crafter and creator of cards. I have no actual style as yet but do love the unusual and quirky. I may be known for producing cards in soft pastel colours. I love anything arty. I've always drawn stuff, for as long as I can remember. In my younger days I sold a few watercolour paintings. I recently found mixed media which is a joy and love creating canvases with flowers. I had a battle with digital drawing for about a year and finally found some software I could gel with. January 2016 a challenge team I worked on was short of a designer's images to create with so I drew some. I opened my shop a month later so I could sponsor challenges and give something back to the crafting world, to the lovely ladies who have supported me on my journey. I've a Facebook group SheepSki Designs where I hold challenges, some for fun to win digis as well as my monthly card challenge. I've a SheepSki Designs challenge blog as well. Things are growing slowly (thankfully) so I still manage to spend at least a little time with my hubby Welcome to my world Andrea xx 

Andrea is offering 3 images of choice for the random winner.

We all hope you are able to join us in our challenge this 2 weeks. 

We look forward to visiting your blogs and 

seeing your gorgeous creations. 

Please remember, Christmas Cards only and they must comply with the theme of embossing

Please be sure to post a link back to the Winter Wonderland blog in 

your blog post, in order to be eligible for this weeks prize! 

Thursday evening 1st February () is the deadline 

for your creation to qualify for the prizes.

Deanne using Winter Robin

Jackie using Huddle

Caz using Gnome for Christmas

Christine using "Gnome For Christmas"

Monday, 11 December 2017

Winners and Top 3 - Traditional Christmas Colours

Good morning - it's Helen here to announce the winner and top 3 of our 'traditional Christmas colours' challenge.

Our sponsor for the challenge was the wonderful:

and the winner of a digi stamp of their choice from the Sasayaki Glitter store, chosen by Randon.Org is:

70. Irene M

Congratulations, Irene - please e-mail me to claim your prize:

And now our top 3 - a very difficult choice as we had over a hundred entries!

In order of entrance:

Congratulations to you all - don't forget to take a badge for your blog!

Our current challenge is a month long 'anything Christmas goes' challenge - we've had lots of great entries already!

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and we'll see you next year!

Helen x 

Friday, 8 December 2017

Anything Christmas Goes

Good morning everyone - it's Helen here with our final challenge of  2017!

Thanks to everyone who entered our last challenge, don't forget to check back on Monday to see if you were one of our winners or top 3.

Our theme for this challenge is:

"anything Christmas goes"

nice and easy and perfect for this time of year!

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful:

Pink Gem Designs is based in Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire UK.
We began trading in Nov. 2008 to design cute and whimsical craft stamps in clear polymer. As digi products became more popular Pink Gem Designs also started to produce digital stamps/Card Topper Kits and other digital products such as downloadable papers, clip art etc.
Gem of Challenge Blog 

and the prize for the winner is:

2 "SINGLE" digi images OR  2 "Card Topper Kits of the winner's choice (or one of each)

Both teams have joined in with this challenge so there's plenty of inspiration for you!

Kath using Nativity Andy Card Topper Digi Kit

Judith using Gingerbread Man

Big thanks to the Design Team for all their cards and their fantastic designs throughout the year!

We're looking forward to seeing your creations - please remember it's Christmas designs only and you must link up your card and not your whole blog.

This challenge will run for a month so the last date to link up your creations will be 4 January at 5pm.

If you entered our DT call, I am currently looking through all the entries and will be in touch with everyone very soon.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at the Winter Wonderland Challenge!!