“Christmas Where You Are” – December Challenge {Enter to Win}

Welcome December! Our Creative Crew resides all over the world. Some have winter, snow and cold weather, while others can have high summer and enjoy sunny beach days. How do you celebrate Christmas where you live? This is what our December Challenge is all about – Christmas where YOU live. Tell your story, show us your traditions and share with us – we like to know more about our followers.

CCB December 2016 Challenge

Here are the guidelines:

Type of project: Create, decorate, sew or paint – release your imagination and be creative!

Colors: Use any colors that appeal to you

Last day to enter: January 5

Canvas Corp Brands Products: We would love for you to use products from any of our brands – Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp or 7gypsies, but not required to enter to win.  If you use any of our products – be sure to mention them when you write about your project. #7gypsies #tatteredangels #canvascorp.

Social Media – If you are posting the project on your blog, Youtube, Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram, please tag us so we can like your project and give you a shout out.  Please also join us in our Facebook Group – The Canvas Corp Brands Collective – where we would love to see your submission and you can see what everyone else is up to.  Just jump over to Facebook and ask to join today.

Sharing – If you know anyone who would love to be a part of this challenge, please help us by sharing this blog post or any of the posts you see on our social media.

How to Enter – If would like to enter but have never entered a creative contest before or have not entered one with CCB, it is so easy.  Just create your project, take photos and post it on your Blog, Youtube, Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram. Once you post you can link to this  post so we can see your project or you can submit it by emailing us the link to your project.  We know this can be a bit confusing, no worries we are here to help. If you don’t have a blog, no worries, post on your favorite social media site or send us an email and you will be eligible to win.  See below for more details on how to link up your post.  All submissions must have #ccbchristmas somewhere to be considered.

Prize – We will pick one winner from all the entries to win a $25 Gift Certificate valid in the Canvas Corp Brands Online Store.


The Canvas Corp Brands Crew made these samples using Canvas Corp Brands products. If you are not familiar with the Crew, it is made up of designers, artists, painters, crafters, paper crafters and creative DIY’ers that come together to show off fun and clever ways to use Canvas Corp Brands Products, share what is new and come together as a community.

Not sure where to begin but would love to join? Here are some amazing projects to inspire you. Also be sure to keep an eye on the blog and our social media sites through November – some of the samples down below will turn up as single posts showing how they where made by the team member.

 The mix of great Christmas collections that the Canvas Corp Brands offer made this layout by Marie Johansson just magical.

Winter Wonderland Layout - CCB Ded 16 challenge

 You might think that December is all white and crispy up in the Northern parts of Sweden where I live. Well – NOT so much these days. I remember my childhoods winters like cold with a lot of snow but to be frank – the global warming has done something to the weather here as well. It most likely will rain during the whole December and the dream of snow will have to wait til January, or even next year. But sometimes magic happens. Sometime we have a white Christmas, like on the photo above. It was taking on Christmas Eve when we celebrate the most and also do our gift exchange. Driving trough a nearby village with -23 Celcius on the scale, sun going down & the red houses – well that is a postcard for sure… 

Viktoriya Porechnaya resides in Ukraine and celebrates Christmas in January.


Since most of the country follows the older Julian calendar, our Christmas holiday in Ukraine comes in house on January 7th, instead of December 25th. The Christmas Eve is called in Ukraine ‘Sviaty Vechir’ (Holy Evening) sometimes also called ‘Sviata Vecheria’ (Holy Supper). People usually cook some tasty foods for this evening. There should be at least 12 different foods on the table. Those should mandatory include ‘Kutia’ — the ritual food which is prepared from cooked wheat and special syrup containing diluted honey, grated poppy seeds, raisins and sometimes walnuts. The period from January 7-14 is a festive week, in which it is customary for some people to dress up, visit homes, sing Christmas songs (e.g. Kolyadka), and wish each other blessings.

In New Zealand where Christine Santos lives Christmas means summer.

December Challenge by Christine Santos

 A Wonderful Christmas Layout – In New Zealand, Christmas means summer. BBQ parties, going to the beach, and the best part is the abundance of fresh strawberries to eat. In this layout is my daughter and niece devouring fresh strawberries by the Christmas tree. They sure worked out an appetite after opening all the presents.

Linda Sandblås Skotheim lives in Norway where it is common to give away candy for friends & family for Christmas. She made these sweet containers by misting patterned paper from Canvas Corp.



Our Gyspy Warrior Lena Holmström really knows how to make trash into treasure. She made this scenery of a Finnish Christmas celebration by using old books she found in a junk shop.

Lena Holmström December 2016 Challenge

 This is my Christmas house. Above the center I have a letter. In that letter i wrote my memories from childhood Christmas. Traditions are important to me. My mother taught me to cook Karelian food and I do that in the same stew that my mother had since she married my dad 1947. I don’t need Christmas present, the only thing I need  time with my family. That is the best present for me.

Many of us connect France with fashion and style. Angelique Jarrier tell us more about how that reflect on how they celebrate Christmas there: The star is an important symbol for Noel, a star of light that brings heat into our home.


Here in France, and it may be the case elsewhere in the world, but the interior decoration is as important as the decoration of the Christmas tree. We like to decorate our walls enormously, and put in all the rooms of the house a touch of Christmas. In the kitchen, we will bring out our Christmas tableware, in the lounge good covers with Christmas motifs.

For more great Christmas projects, techniques and contests stay tuned to Facebook, the Blog, Instagram…We are in love with your projects and cannot wait to see you you come up with!!!

To enter this challenge you need to link up your entry (link to the actual project – note the whole blog) by using the linkytool below or post on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest and leave the link below in comments and you will be eligible to win this amazing prize. You have until the end of January 5 to submit your project!

Again we ask you to help us spread the word, welcome questions and we want to make this our biggest contest yet, so please help us make that happen.

To see our online shop for supplies to make your December project or upcoming Christmas crafts just click over and have fun browsing through all the fun craft supplies – Canvas Corp Brands Shop – Shipping in the USA is free for orders over $5 and we ship world-wide and help to offset the total international shipping costs.

Link up your project here or leave a comment below with your link!





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'“Christmas Where You Are” – December Challenge {Enter to Win}' have 7 comments

  1. December 1, 2016 @ 6:40 pm jean marmo

    Wow – amazing inspiratioN!!!!


  2. December 2, 2016 @ 9:33 am Linda Simpson

    WOW amazing inspiration from the crew!
    Linda xxx


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