Thursday, July 19, 2012


Welcome back everyone!  
Before I tell you about today's Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge, I'd like to remind you that our challenges at Shelly's Images are now FORTNIGHTLY!

Our challenges will now be offered on the 
1st and 3rd Thursday 
of each month.
In our sidebar you can still see our upcoming challenge themes/dates and NOW you can also see the dates for the upcoming Tutorial/Technique Tuesday postings.
We have another exciting announcement ... we are celebrating
with a fabulous  40% off all Christmas digi stamps... see the advert below
NB : You will need to type in the code "ChristmasInJuly" when checking out to receive your sale price.

Now onto today's challenge
 (which will run through August 1st).
SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT! Christmas Edition
(which is our way of saying 'ANYTHING GOES' only for this challenge we are asking that you make a Christmas project)
 and today's featured image is 'NATIVITY'

I am proud to announce the Special Invited Guest Designer for this challenge ....
 In a nutshell, Margy is a Christian, widow, mom to 3 beautiful daughters, and granny to 4 absolutely delightful, grandchildren. She was born in the UK in a small town called Tunstall, one of the 5 “pottery” towns in Staffordshire.  Her dad made a bold decision just after she was born, to emigrate to South Africa, and she therefore considers herself as a South African, with British and Dutch blood lines.
Her crafting life took off just after she was married, and Margy has probably tried every new craft that has hit the South African scene! However it was only after she turned 55, that she attended oil painting classes. Apart from painting, her other interests/hobbies are genealogy (already traced her family lines back to the 1600’s), scrapbooking, restoring wooden furniture, mosaic, and now card making and digistamp designing.   Her day job is a locust researcher (yes, the insect with 6 legs), as well as the Project Office Manager for a South African research organization.

You can visit Margy's blog here

  Now let's see what Margy and the Design Team have created to inspire you . . .

MARGY created a little stable scene 
AMANDA created this beautiful card with perfectly matched DP's

DARLENE created this masterpiece with the gorgeous festive DP's and embellishments

SAMMIBUG created this skillfully coloured card, certainly a study in elegance

and finally, JEN (that's me) created a card using the Tuesday tutorial on the SI blog here

We hope you'll come join in our Show us What You got! Christmas Edition challenge fun this week.
You will have from July 19th through August 1st to submit your entry and
all winner's will be announced on August 2nd

AND ... don't forget ...
Besides a $6 Shelly's Images Gift Voucher to one lucky challenge participant ...
You can also win a $3 Shelly's Images Gift Voucher by leaving a comment at 

You can find our rules in the sidebar but here's a quick summary:
  • DIRECT Link to your blog posting
  • Shelly's Image NOT required
  • Follow the theme
  • FIVE entry limit
  • No backlinking
  • Entries for this challenge must be submitted
    by 12:00 noon CST on August 1
Now it's YOUR turn!


  1. Beautiful cards! Just wondering does the "anything goes" challenge have to be a Christmas card?

  2. Deanne....that is a great question. Yes, we would like for the cards to be Christmas cards. Christmas isn't too far away so it is a great time to get a few cards done. :) I hope you will join us.

  3. is a great time to stock up on some beautiful Christmas Digi's with our 40% off sale.

  4. Great cards and another fab challenge :)x

  5. Great Challenge and lovely inspiration. I can't believe that it is only 5 months until Christmas.



  6. Love your creations ladies, great challenge, thanks!

  7. Beautiful creations. I need to go shopping! xxD