Thursday, September 16, 2021

Reminder Time for Challenge #54 - Funny Ho, Ho!

September is flying by so fast that I 've been caught on the hop a little with this reminder post!

This month our lovely elf is Anesha from Crafting Queen!

I really love the card Anesha made to inspire us for this challenge. I would have loved to have made a shaped card myself but I just don't have many shaped dies and so sadly I abandoned the idea.


Instead I took my inspiration from the snowman's hat and scarf and grabbed this as the colour combo for my card. I always love traditional red and green on a Christmas card, don't you?

This little cutie is Reindeer Games from Art Impressions. Sadly, I can't find a link to an 'in stock' set anywhere.  The papers are some Tim Holtz leftovers. 

As always, Rudolph has been shopping and has this cute sentiment on offer as his Random Raffle Prize for this challenge.

I do hope you'll come and play along in this challenge - turns out it's 100 days to Christmas today!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #54 - Funny Ho, Ho!

Welcome to another new challenge here at Christmas Kickstart! I'm delighted to be joined by the very lovely Anesha M from Crafting Queen!

"My name is Anesha and have been creative all my life but never really to indulge until about 20 years ago. Over the years I have tried so many different crafts and stamping is one I come back to time and time again. One of my passions is helping others find the joy in crafting."

It's great to have you here, Anesha, I'm so happy to have you here providing the inspiration! 

Our theme for this month is:

Challenge #54 - Funny Ho, Ho!

We'd like to see comical, amusing, funny Christmas cards. There may be a 'Ho, Ho!' in the title, but your card doesn't have to feature Santa; Santa's are entirely optional for this challenge!

Here's the adorable card Anesha's made...

And here's my card...

You can find all the details by dropping in at Anesha's blog and also at my blog.

Here's Rudolph with another gorgeous Random Raffle Prize. He's chosen a very cute 'naughty but nice' sentiment from Crafter's Companion. Nice work, Rudolph!

Anesha and I really hope you'll come and join us for this challenge, so please get your funnies on and come play along!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday, September 5, 2021

It's Time to Trim the Tree for Challenge # 53

 Hi everyone, it's time to Trim the Tree here at Christmas Kickstart.

Our challenge theme was a gorgeous picture inspiration and our lovely elf was Hilary from Fiddling About. 


Thanks so much for all your elfin help and inspiration, Hilary, it's been fun having you guest for this challenge!

Our Top Picks for this challenge are as follows:

Just look at all the lovely detail on Linda's card.

A beautiful bauble garland.

Oh my, how cute is that little face?

A beautiful card using the colours from the picture.

Topping the Tree for this challenge is:
Just look at all the references to the inspiration picture 
that Coni has included in her card.

Thank you so much to everyone who entered, your cards really blew us away!

Finally, here's Rudolph to announce the winner of his Random Raffle.

It's you #37 - Åsa J

Congratulations, Åsa! Please could you email me at dottypudding (at) with your postal address so that I can connect with with your prize.

Once again, many thanks to Hilary for being our elf. 
We start a brand new challenge tomorrow... I wonder who our elf will be???

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