Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #31 - Wreathed in Christmas Smiles!

Welcome to another fun challenge here at Christmas Kickstart and I hope that you are all hanging on in there during these times of Lockdown and Social Distancing. A big thank you to everyone who played along with Jane and I for Challenge #30, we'll be back with the challenge results within the next few days.

I'm delighted welcome a new elf for the month of May and it's another long term blogging buddy of mine: Robyn O from Queensland, Australia. I think I first got to know Robyn through the Hero Arts Flickr Group (plus the original incarnation of Card Chain Challenge), and I've always been a fan of her gorgeous cards.

"Hi from sunny Queensland, Australia where I live with hubby, son and 4 cats.  I fell in love with rubber stamping 25 years ago and it just grew from one Happy Birthday stamp and a Colorbox ink pad, to a whole array of “stuff”.. wow how much has card making changed in that time... I am addicted.  I share my time with my garden, crochet – I’d better stop there... I love most handcrafts!! ...  and spending time with our family and two gorgeous granddaughters whom we miss seeing at the moment.  Great to have a craft and enough supplies to last forever in these tough isolating times... Stay Safe and Happy cardmaking...Robyn."

Thanks, Robyn, it's great to have you here!

Our challenge is:

Challenge #31 - Wreathed in Christmas Smiles!

We'd like to see a Christmas wreath or wreaths on your card.

Aren't they stunning? Robyn has used a robin (love that) and one wreath 'points' up and one down - what a clever way to achieve two very different looks!

Rudolph has come up with a gorgeous Random Raffle prize for this challenge:

Just look at all those lovely Christmas sentiments. Nice one, Rudolph.

Robyn and I really hope you'll come and play along with this challenge!

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 monthly on a Tuesday
  • Please enter a max of 3 cards per challenge.
  • Preferably no back linking to older projects, please.
  • Please remember to reference a fellow crafter's creations if your card has been inspired by their work.

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  1. Lovely cards ladies. Must admit wreaths aren't a thing for me but lets see what I can do. Hi Robyn. Hugz

  2. Looks like another fun challenge, Jo, and it's great to see Robyn here as elf!! Just love both inspiration cards!!

  3. Do wreaths have to be round or can we use swags as well??? Asking for a friend. Hugz

    1. LOL @ "Asking for a friend"!!! Hugs!!
      <3 J

      jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  4. Hi Ladies

    Great theme and lovely inspiration from you both.

    Love Jules xx

  5. Ohhhhhhh wreaths! I am all over this one!!
    Thanks Jo and Robyn!

  6. Yay...I got a card made for your challenge!! Wreaths are a great theme. I even had a stamp I was itching to use for it.
    A big welcome to Guest Elf, Robyn! The robin on her lovely card is so sweet and appropriate. :)
    Beautiful die cut wreath, Jo. Love the dimension the layers give.
    Thank you for another fun challenge!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  7. Thanks for a fun challenge. I'm so happy I managed to join in. I've been following the blog for a while now but cannot remember having played along before today.
    Marianne x


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