Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The Christmas Kickstart Challenge #21 - Woodland Creatures

Happy October, turns out that there are now less than 80 days until Christmas! 

A big thank you to everyone who played along with Challenge #20Sherri and I will be back later this week to Trim the Tree. Your cards were all just gorgeous for this challenge so the 'judging' process may take some time.

It's time for a new challenge and to welcome a new elf! Let's all say 'hi' to the lovely Sarah from Funky Fossil Designs! I've been a big fan of Sarah's work for some time and while ago I was delighted to discover she has her own papercrafting shop selling stencils, stamps and MDF shapes.

Hi Everyone!
I am so excited to be one of Jo’s Guest Elves for the Christmas Kickstart Challenge – let’s face it, now that we are in October I really could do with getting on with my Christmas card making!  I am a keen papercrafter who has been playing with stamps, stencils, inks and paints for over a decade.  I am lucky enough to design for a number of papercrafting magazines and, more recently, I have opened my online shop – www.funkyfossil.co.uk – where I sell stencils that we laser cut ourselves.  I have added stamps to the product range over the past 6 months which range from cute to artsy.  I would love it if you came over to the store to check out what we have on offer.  On top of my crafty endeavours, I work full time, have two teenage boys, a very cute dog and a very understanding husband (who likes working the laser cutter).  You can find me on my blog – www.funkyfossildesigns.blogspot.com or on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/funkyfossildesigns .

For Challenge #21 we'd love to see cards featuring Woodland Creatures.

Here's Sarah's gorgeous card featuring images from her new stencil and stamp ranges.

Here's my card.

I'm delighted to announce that Sarah has very kindly agreed to sponsor Rudolph's Random Raffle for this challenge. One randomly drawn lucky winner will receive three stencils of their choice from Sarah's lovely shop! Thanks Sarah, that's so kind of you!

Hope you can join us for this fun challenge...

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
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  1. Fab theme and lovely elf. I absolutely adore Funky Fossil stencils and the new stamps are so cute. Oooh, christmas bunny LOL. Beautiful makes ladies. Back soon with cards. Hugz

  2. great theme and lovely inspirations!
    thank you so much for my beautiful prize, I have to use your stamps for this scene right away.
    hugs xx

  3. Hi Jo

    Thanks for another great theme .. .. sorry I have missed a couple. Things have been a bit hectic at this end.

    Great inspiration makes from yourself and Elf Sarah!

    I bought the image you have used Jo the other week .. .. but it hasn't been able to see any ink yet! Hopefully soon!!

    Love Jules xx

  4. Looks like a fun challenge! Haven't visited Sarah in a while - so glad to see her here! Hope to play along...

  5. Great theme that fits in with Autumn, but is really for Christmas!!
    Welcome to Guest Elf Sarah. I love Sarah's card with the adorable critters all bundled up and that fabulous stenciled background!! Beautiful!!
    Jo, your card is spectacular. The critters are so sweet as they traipse along, but the real show-stopper is that awesome starry sky winter background!! Oh, my...breath-taking!
    Thank you for another wonderful challenge, Jo!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  6. Thanks for your kind comment - have linked to your challenge but not sure the link thingy worked properly!

  7. Thanks for your kind comments - afraid I couldn't get the link thingy to work for me. I logged in but couldn't get the image to appear


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