Monday, August 2, 2021

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #53 - Photo-Inspiration


Welcome to Challenge #53 here at Christmas Kickstart, it's great to have you join the fun.

We have a fabulous new elf to inspire us with her creativity this month. Let's give a very big welcome to my crafting buddy Hilary from Fiddling About.

"It is such an honour to have been invited by Jo to be her guest Elf on Christmas Kickstarter Challenge #53. My name is Hilary Wright and I live in a small market town near the Suffolk coast in the UK. I first started making cards when I retired from a career in the NHS, but it took me a while to gain enough confidence to start sharing my creations on my blog ( I needn’t have worried though, as I quickly found this wonderful supportive and encouraging community. My first post was in June 2017 and it feels like I have come a long way since then and have met many other amazing card makers. I love the fact that there are other people just like me out there making cards. I really never knew that I had a creative side, so it is great to now be exploring it. I feel particularly honoured that Jo asked me to join her for the August challenge as I often struggle with Christmas cards and don’t usually make them out of season, but times they are a changing!"

It's great to have you here, Hilary!

For this month we're taking our 'theme' from this gorgeous photograph.

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #53 - Photo-Inspiration

There's so much loveliness going on here that you have to study the picture for a couple of minutes to take it all in. 

Here's what Hilary made, taking her inspiration from that gorgeous wreath. You can find all the details about her beautiful card by visiting her blog.

I love how Hilary has layered the sequins and circles - looks gorgeous!

Here's what I made.

I had to hand dye a considerable number of tiny pop-poms to make this card! You can find my other card and all the details on the one above over at my blog.

Here's Rudolph with his Random Raffle Prize for this challenge. There are some lovely images in this set.

Hilary and I very much hope you'll come and join the fun. We can't wait to see how YOU are inspired by that stunning picture. 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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  1. Fabulous inspiration photo - can't wait to play along Jo & Hilary!! Just love your cards!!

  2. Thank you for inviting me to join you this month Jo. I am looking forward to seeing all the entries. I love how you have picked out the multicoloured pom poms in your design xx

  3. OMG, Both cards are fantastic and what great inspiration in the photo!

  4. Fabulous picture with lots of possibilities.
    Thanks for the DT inspiration to get us kickstarted

  5. Great cards! Love the flat sequins and the colored pom poms -- do tell how you "dyed" them

  6. Great cards. I love them so much.

  7. Gorgeous wreath cards ladies. Love those little pom poms Jo. Hi Hilary. Hugz


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