Thursday, May 23, 2019

Let's Trim the Tree for Challenge #10

Hi everyone, it's tree trimming time again here at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge.

I'd like to say a very big thank you to my buddies, The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, for being my elf crew for this challenge. Thanks guys, you all rock big time!

The winner of Rudolph's Random Raffle for this challenge is:

Congratulations, Dawn! Please could you get in touch via the contact form in the sidebar to claim your prize.

The entries for this challenge were hilarious and I'm so glad that I had the Sistahs on hand to help with Top Picks and a Winner.

Here are our Top Picks:

We all loved Karen's Epic Santa Fail card - gotta feel some sympathy for the old guy! 

Fabulously CAS, and fabulously snarky!

Such a pretty card - with a dash of gentle snark.

Our Winner for this challenge is:

A fabulous image and a fabulous sentiment - great work, Gail.

Congratulations, I hope you guys will all wear your blog badges with pride!

Challenge #11 - Christmas Kids is up and running, and I'm hoping to see lot's of gorgeous cards popping up in the gallery over the next couple of weeks!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Christmas Kickstart Challenge #11 - Christmas Kids

For this challenge I'm delighted to be joined by my lovely, long-term blogging buddy, Lindsey.

"Hi! I’m Lindsey, and I started my blog, Bashful Blogging, in 2010 (what???) at the urging of a couple of cardmaking friends. Since then, not only have I continued making cards and other papercrafts, but I’ve also met the most amazing community of fellow crafters, most online, but some in real life — and I'm so happy to count Jo as one of my virtual friends, even though there's an ocean between us. I love making Christmas cards and thrilled to join her as a guest elf!"  

Our theme for this fortnight is:
Challenge #11 - Christmas Kids

We'd love to see cards featuring children or that you would make for a child.

What child (or adult... me) wouldn't be thrilled to receive this little beauty.

Look what happens when you pull the tab!

Here's one the cards that I created for the challenge. 

You can see the others by visiting my blog here. 

As always Rudolph brings some extra fun with his Random Raffle prize.

Lindsey and myself (and Rudolph, of course) can't wait to see your creations for this challenge. Hope you can come play along.

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.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Let's Trim the Tree - Challenge #9

It's tree trimming time again here at The Christmas Kickstart!

A big thank you to everyone who played along in this challenge. Guest elf Gail and Yours Truly had great fun 'judging' this one and, once again, you didn't make it an easy task. We loved all your cards.

Our Top Picks are as follows:
A beautifully composed card with a lovely colour palette.

So, how did the bunny get up that tree?

A delightful little card with gorgeous bunnies, sparkle and bells.

Our Winner is:

We both loved this little Christmas scene of cute bunnies watching Santa cross the moon.

Big congratulations! Please grab your badges, ladies.

Look who's here to reveal the winner of Rudolph's Random Raffle.

He is such a dude!

The winner is

Well done, Greta. Please could you contact me via the form in the sidebar.

We're off to a slow start for Challenge #10 - S is for Snarky Christmas. I'm just hoping this is because you're all taking a little thinking time before hitting us with your fabulously sassy sentiments and amazing creativity!

Have a good week with plenty of fun and crafting.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The Christmas Kickstart Challenge #10 - S is for Snarky Christmas

Hi there, welcome to a new challenge here at The Christmas Kickstart. Well done to everyone who played along with the Christmas Bunnies challenge. I was a little worried that the theme might be a struggle for some, but you guys were amazing and played along in big numbers! Choosing Top Picks and a Winner is going to be so, so hard.

Before I introduce the new theme for this coming fortnight, I'll say a very big thank you to the lovely Gail (Iona Bunny/Crafty Nomad) for all her help, support and inspiration during April. Thanks, hun, you are my kinda crazy!

Talking of crazy, please welcome my dear friends: The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Yes, this fortnight we are all about Snark: that mix of sass, sarcasm and irreverence, seasoned with a pinch of humour, that helps so many of us make it through the day!

As always, the sisterhood have brought mascot Edna along - doesn't she look great in her elf hat?


Let's see what the gang have created for 

Challenge #10 - S is for Snarky Christmas...

Sistah Lindsey

and finally,

Rudolph has dropped by again with another fabulous Random Raffle Prize.

I really hope you'll be inspired by the sistahs and play along with this new, fun challenge.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

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