:::Joy of Christmas/Children:::


 This weeks theme is the “Joy of Christmas/Children”…our hostess Barbara Hurst made this precious gothic arch using beautiful stamping techniques. What comes to your mind with this theme? Children under the Christmas tree opening gifts? visiting Santa? singing Christmas carols? Whatever your vision may be we wish to see it hear at Gothic arches this week.

About our hostess:

I had the pleasure of picking this week’s theme and hope you enjoy doing it as much as I did. I live in the desert west of the US. I have been stamping for 6 years, actively for the past 2 years. I have had many passions over the years and find rubber stamping and making backgrounds enjoyable because of the wonderful stampers across the world.

I think that is what keeps my passion for stamping fresh, by seeing and learning from everyone else. Thanks to all of you who give me such inspiration each and everyday. I hope that everyone has a Wonderful Holiday and New Year. Cheers, too many more stamping opportunities in the New Year.

To see more of her gorgeous work you can visit Barbara’s blog here:


46 Responses

  1. Precious arch Barbara, the look on her little face is priceless. Here is my entry:

  2. Wonderful theme! Here is my arch:

  3. Thanks everyone for joining in with me to make the Gothic Arch. Thanks Nancy for letting me pick the theme for today.
    Merry Christmas to everyone.

    Here is mine:


  4. […] mjin bijdrage voor Gothic Arch Challenge: Joy of Christmas/children. Here my entry for Gothic Arch Challenge: Joy of […]

  5. here is my arch dedicated to my boy who will not celebrate Christmas with us here this year…


  6. thank you for this theme barbara !
    here is my entry


  7. Here is my entry on my Flickr site –

  8. Another fun arch theme. Thank you so much Barbara, yours is lovely!
    Here is my arch, I called it “Simple Pleasures”.
    ~*~ Patty at Magpie’s Nest

  9. I’m so late today that it’s almost tomorrow, but this is such a great theme to illustrate, I had to jump-in anyway! Here’s mine:


    Can’t wait till morning when I’ll have time to take a peek at all the great arches everyone has created!


  10. Wonderful Theme!
    Here is my entry:

    * Merry Christmas *

  11. Here’s mine for this week:


    I’m amazed that so many people have already done it!

  12. Here is my arch. Thanks for this challenge.

  13. I have added my joy of christmas arch. You can find it here.


    Great theme!

  14. Hi !
    This is my first Arch und my first entry here on Gothic Arches.


    *Merry Christmas*

  15. Another great thème !
    Here’s my entry : waiting for Santa Clause
    TFL !

  16. Here is my arch:


    Thanks for looking and Merry Christmas to you all!!!

  17. Here is my entry :


    Great theme, I love it ! 🙂

  18. Here’s my contribution. Loved the challenge again.


  19. I posted my Arch today at http://www.art-interrupted.blogspot.com. Merry Christmas!

  20. Missed last week as over in Cologne but now I am back, full of cold and flu. Here is my simple entry for this week.
    Thanks for visiting

    Christmas Greetings to all.

    Love Cynthia x


  21. Here’s my entry for this week. Hope you’re all enjoying the Christmas season.



  22. oh! I love this theme!! Here is my Arche

    thanks for this blog!

  23. Here is my arch for this week!!
    Thank you for this seasonal challenge

  24. great theme barbara!
    here is my entry


  25. You gals are oh so talented! I love looking at them all.

    Here is my entry:


    This is my first time playing and hope to do some more with you.

  26. I finally created my arch for this week’s challenge! I am so enjoying these weekly challenges and enjoy looking at everyones’ art.

  27. Another late entry from me! Will get round to everyone hopefully later. Lol Lynn xx


  28. Here is my entry thanks!!!!!

  29. I just love that chair!

    Here’s my Holiday Magic arch for the week…

    Peace and Merry Christmas to all!


  30. Here’s my Joy of Christmas/Children Arch!
    Tami R.

  31. Here’s mine: Joy of Christmas

    Merry Christmas to everyone!

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