Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #2 - Bundle Up!

Hi Cardfriends, welcome to Challenge #2 at Christmas Kickstart. If you are reading this you must have made the jump from my personal blog Just a Dotty Pudding.

A very, very big thank you to everyone who played along with Challenge #1. I was completely blown away by how many of you fabulous folk joined the fun. Check back towards the end of this week when I'll pick Challenge #1 Top Picks and a Winner from your gorgeous entries.

The theme for Challenge #2 is Bundle Up!

Yes, we're wrapping ourselves in scarves, hats, ear muffs, mittens, big socks, onesies and any other paraphernalia you can come up with to keep the Winter chills at bay!

My cards for this challenge both feature a set which I first spotted just before Christmas called Winter Wear by Concord & 9th. So cute! The set comes with some lovely sentiments, but I wanted the phrase 'Baby, it's Cold Outside' on the first cardTo achieve this I used some of the sentiment from Lawn Fawn's adorable set Winter Alpaca plus some very old, squishy letters from a nameless clear set I think I bought from Mrs Noah, just before she gave up crafting to help her husband build the ark.

As you can see, you can easily use the images from this set without the sweet girl's face to achieve a completely different look to your card.

I very much hope you'll find time to play along with Challenge #2.

Challenge Rules and Guidelines: 
  • Like and/or follow this blog either via Blogger or Bloglovin, or Email. 
  • Add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery or blog to the Linky tool
  • Please mention and link back to this post/blog to let people know about this fun challenge!
  • I'd appreciate cards made especially for this challenge, but I understand that we all love challenges and the additional traffic they bring, so please link a card that fits NO MORE THAN 8 CHALLENGES including this. 
  • New Challenges will commence fortnightly on a Tuesday. 
  • Please enter a max of 3 cards per challenge.
  • Preferably no back linking to older projects, please.


  1. Congratulations on the fabulous launch of your new challenge!!! Great move to make a blog especially for it!! I am your first Google follower!! :)

    Bundle Up is a wonderful theme for this next challenge. I love your cards...such a sweet image on that first one and fabulous winter wear on the second. I chuckled knowingly at your Mrs. Noah comment. Some of my supplies are so ancient that I think I must have shopped at that same yard sale!! lol... Thank you for another fun challenge!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. Yeah, new challenge blog. Love your cards and that happy snowman logo. Hope you get millions of entries. Thanks for helping me keep on track for the crazy season. I'm following. Hugz

  3. Great idea to have your own blog just for your challenges Jo. Your cards are perfect.

  4. Well done with your first challenge entries, always good to try and keep ahead when it comes to making Christmas cards. Have made it to challenge 2! I have seasonal 'stuff' which is easily as old as the Ark!!

  5. Hi Jo

    So pleased your challenge has got of to a good start .. .. lovely that it has its own blog!!

    Great cards from you .. .. and two Christmas cards in my box already! Yay!!

    Love Jules xx

  6. Just found your new challenge blog congrats!! I am eager to play along.

  7. I'm a new follower! Looking forward to some new challenges :).

  8. I cannot believe how quickly time has gone and missed the first challenge, hang my head in shame. But I am here now loving the blog for the challenges and the cards you have made Love Nicky

  9. Wonderful new challenge. I'm afraid I will fail to create Christmas cards throughout the whole year (because I always do) but I'll try.


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