Friday, June 18, 2021

Reminder Time for Challenge #51

Hi there, card fans, it's time for our reminder post here at Christmas Kickstart.

This month our theme is 

Challenge #51 - The Christmas Stockings 
were hung by the Chimney with Care 

We're in very good and talented company this month as our elf is the lovely Cindy from Escape to Stamping.

Here's another look at Cindy's sweet card.

For my 'inspired by...' creation I just had to copy Cindy's adorable little stockings in their sweet pastel colours. I thought they'd look cute against the kraft card base.

For our Random Raffle Prize this month Rudolph is offering this lovely stamp set.

We have some lovely cards in the linky gallery, but we'd love to see more gorgeous creations there, so please come and join the fun before the end of the month.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Monday, June 7, 2021

It's Time to Trim the Tree for Challenge #50

It's time to fetch that box of baubles and bling down from the attic for Challenge #50 as we Trim the Tree again!

This was such a fun challenge and I'm so glad that the lovely Bonnie from Stamping with Klass was our elfin inspiration for this one. Thanks so much, Bonnie, you were wonderful company!

Our theme was:
Challenge #50 - Santa and Friends

We had 27 lovely participants join the fun and get a head start on their Christmas cards for 2021; it's coming people, it's coming...

Our Top Picks for this challenge are as follows:


It's this card adorable? Santa has the cutest crew ever!

Peggy AKA Gateway Circle

A beautifully coloured little scene using different stamps sets to fit the theme.


You've just gotta love Linda's wobble-headed Rudolph. 


We both love how the reindeer is 'dragging' the sentiment - so witty.

Topping the Tree for this challenge is:


A great design and a fabulously coloured image of these two adorable buddies!

Congratulations to our winners, please grab your blog badges. 

Finally, here's Rudolph to announce the winner of his very special 50th Challenge Random Raffle Prize. We were especially lucky to have a sponsor for this challenge and I'd like to thank Gail from Crafty Nomad for helping out with this.

Congratulations to you #15 - Arlene

You've won $10.00 of stamps shipped worldwide from Lost Coast. If you could please email me with your address I'll pass that along so you can enjoy a free shopping spree. 

Thanks again to Bonnie for her elfin duties and also to our sponsor, Lost Coast.

We've got a brand new elf and a brand new challenge underway, so why not drop by and join the fun?

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #51 - The Stockings were hung by the Chimney with Care

Welcome to another fun challenge here at Christmas Kickstart!

I'm delighted to be joined this month by the very talented Cindy C from Escape to Stamping. If you're not familiar with Cindy's work please head on over to her blog and take a look as her style is so pretty and feminine.

"Hi, I am tickled pink to be a Guest Elf this month on Christmas Kickstart Challenge.  My stamping journey started many years ago when once I was looking for a gift.  Way back when, I was only making Christmas cards.  Now I have retired and collected a few more things for my crafty stash, but Christmas cards are still by far the most I make.  Other then stamping, I make travel albums and lately venturing into mixed media/art journaling.  I thank the internet God for connecting me to this wonderful crafting community, from which I met many kind and supportive people.  And I want to thank Jo for inviting me to come over to play."

It's great to have you here, Cindy, and I certainly know what you mean about the crafting community - such a wonderful group of people.

Our theme for this month is:

Challenge #51 - The Christmas Stockings 
were hung by the Chimney with Care 

so it's all about Christmas Stockings - the chimney or fireplace is purely optional!

Here's Cindy's adorably cute take on the theme:

And here's what I made.

Rudolph has been shopping again and has a gorgeous festive stamp set as the prize for his Random Raffle.

Cindy and I really hope you'll feel inspired by this them and look forward to seeing your festive creations in the gallery!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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