Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #6 - Moves on Hooves!

Wow, guys, what an amazing response to Challenge #5 - judging those gorgeous bear cards is going to be tough!

It's time for another Christmas Kickstart Challenge and for this challenge our theme is:

Moves on Hooves!

That's right, any animal that has hooves can appear on your card. I'm obviously thinking stags, fawns, reindeer (again!), but also alpacas, llamas, horses, cows, sheep, goats...

For this challenge we have not one but two fabulous Guest Elves.

First off, let's welcome Brenda, winner of Rudolph's Random Raffle from Challenge #3.


Brenda is married with two grown children and four grandchildren. She loves to sew, quilt, scrapbook, and stamp and is looking forward to retirement in a few years to have more time to do all of those things!
Christmas is Brenda's favorite time of year and she loves decorating, buying gifts, baking cookies and making Christmas cards.  Brenda says "I try to work on Christmas cards all year round, so they are all ready to mail by early December." 

Our second guest is Gail, and you'll find her blog Crafty Nomad here

"Hi, my name is Gail aka ionabunny.  I am British and trained as a scientist, but moved to Norway in 2005 where I keep rabbits and chickens and grow my own vegetables. I also craft with paper and glass.  I call my style simple, but seldom clean.  I enjoy mixed media and mixed techniques and trying anything new.  I am honored to be a guest elf here at CKC.  Just call me Twinkletoes Bunnyslippers."   

Now that we've met our elves let's take a look at their cards:

Brenda's card is a beautifully traditional take on the theme:

Gail's card features a cute Rudolph in an equally cute sweater!

My offering for this challenge was great fun to make: I do love a nice, fluffy Christmas Llama, don't you!

For this challenge I'm delighted that we have a sponsor (kindly arranged by Gail) and an adorable hoofed animal stamp as a prize. A big thank you to Rubber Dance Art Stamps for this prize which will be drawn by a Rudolph's Random Raffle.

I really hope that you'll join Brenda, Gail and myself for this fun challenge and grow that Christmas card stash!

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.

Please put your NAME in the CAPTION box of the Linky. Thanks.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


  1. Llove your llama card Jo and Brenda's horse drawn sleigh is delightful. Thanks for having me as a guest elf. Can't wait to see all the hoofed makes. Hugz Twinkletoes Bunnyslippers

  2. Super inspiration, and awesome prize. Must find time this week to play along.

  3. Cuuuuute! Great theme and adorable inspiration cards! Congrats to your guests! Hope to join in again this time!

  4. What an adorable theme phrase!!! Moves on Hooves....I see what you did there!! :) Welcome to the Guest Elves this time around.....so delighted to see my crafty pal, Gail, in the line-up...or should I say Twinkletoes Bunnyslippers! (snicker)

    Fabulous cards by everyone. (1) Brenda's traditional elegant card has such a wonderful image and fab coloring! (2) Gail's card is so fun and I adore the goofy reindeer in his not-so-ugly sweater!!! Big thanks to Gail and Rubber Dance for providing the prize. That Christmas cow image is so hilarious!! I'd love to let it MOOOOOve in with my Christmas stash. (3) Jo, your llama card is a complete delight!!! Such a sweet image with the wooly fellow all bundled up. Wonderful coloring and great background.

    Thank you so much for another fun challenge!!! Time for me to go stash-diving and see what neglected stamps I can find to use. :)
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  5. Hmmm, I have many options for this that may behoove me to enter!

  6. First time of entering this new challenge, lovely inspiration from your team, Kate x

  7. Great Christmas Challenge and inspiration!!!

  8. Just found your challenge and had to join in on the fun. Love the theme "Moves on Hooves".

  9. Such a fun variety of card you all made to inspire us! Sorry I had to enter via IG & my name didn't get in the field like it should have. Finally got my blog post done https://ggnursecreations.blogspot.com/2019/03/a-few-more-cards.html & there's a close up if you'd like to see it.


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