Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #56 - Christmas Snippets


It's November, and there's no ignoring that Christmas is only a few weeks away!

We've got a fun challenge for this month, and I'd like you to welcome Queen of the Snippets lovely Di from Pixie's Crafty Playground

"I'm Diane (Di to most people), retired and I live in Hampshire, UK. The name Pixie's Crafty Workshop came about because my 'in-house critic' refers to 'The pixie being hard at work' whenever I'm playing with paper or other crafty stuff. And he's right, it's mostly when I should be doing other things :) I've always loved paper crafting - especially using scissors. Aged five and laid up with measles, in a fit of boredom I chopped my fringe right off! If it can be trimmed, then I'll trim it! In September 2018 we were joined by a darling bundle of fun, a Havanese dog named Dudley. He brightens up the most over clouded day and is an absolute delight. If the happiness and pure joy that radiates from him could be bottled - we'd be worth a fortune!"

I'm a bit of a latecomer to Di's fun challenge Pixie's Snippets Playground but having discovered it I've become a regular visitor as it's such an inspiring site! It's good to meet you, Di, and thanks so much for agreeing to be our elfin inspiration for this challenge which just had to be:

Challenge #56 - Christmas Snippets

On your cards we'd like to see your use of 'Snippets', those little piles of pretty, can't throw away, scraps of beautiful design paper that we all have.  Here's the gorgeous card that Di created to inspire us for this challenge - isn't it adorable?

I love that Di decided to use her snippets to paper piece her card (what a fun idea) and just look how tiny those hearts are... Great cutting skills!

I must own-up and admit that I saw Di's card just before I'd started making mine. Paper piecing is something I really enjoy, so a little bit sneaked onto my card for this challenge too.

Here's what I made. You can find further details of this make over on my blog. I used products from the fabulous StickerKitten who have very kindly offered to provide a £10.00 voucher for Rudolph's Random Raffle for this challenge.

Never heard of Stickerkitten? Well, you are certainly in for a treat as their products are lovely and so modern and easy to work with. 

"Hi, I’m Sarah and I run StickerKitten with my husband James. StickerKitten is a small company based in Berkshire, UK, offering high quality, cute and contemporary craft supplies for cardmaking and scrapbooking including paper packs, stamps, sequins, embellishments, ephemera, planner stickers and cardmaking kits. Our products are all designed by us and made in the UK. We started our company in 2016 with the aim of making beautiful, colourful and easy to use papercraft supplies for UK crafters."

To say that Rudolph is cock-a-hoop about his Random Raffle prize for this challenge is an understatement. A very BIG thank you to Sarah for generously offering this prize. Please take a look at the gorgeous items that she and James have in their shop

Diane and I very much hope you'll break out those snippets and come play along in this challenge which runs until the end of this month. If you do enter you'll be eligible for a 10% discount at Stickerkitten - how cool and kind is that! All you'll need to do is quote xmaskickstart10 at checkout when you shop. Please read Sarah's information about delivery before placing an order. All orders over £30.00 are delivered free.

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 on the first Tuesday of each new month. 
  • 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.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


  1. Thank you so much for having me as your GD this month Jo. Love your snippets card and would you believe I ordered that very same stamp set yesterday when I hopped over to Sticky Kitten for a peek. Great minds!

    Di xx

  2. Oooh, this is all exciting!!! Fab theme, scrap mountain here I come.... Di, you are awesome and that hat suits you almost as much as a flower in your hair. Fabulous scrappy card with those pretty snippet elements. Cool card Jo. Llove that Llama and gorgeous design. Nope, never heard of StickerKitten but just checked out their website and ooh, lovely things. Those white and kraft mixed paper packs are wonderful. Thank you so much StickerKitten for sponsoring. Hugz

  3. What a great way to used up Christmas spitters of papers absolutely fabulous creations x

  4. Fun challenge and I am looking forward to playing along as I have loads of bits of patterned paper in my stash!

  5. Adorable inspiration projects!! Oh yeah, I got a pile of snippets, thanks for the fun challenge!!

  6. Brilliant cards from both you and Di. Love all the paper piecing.
    Hugs, Sarn x

  7. How lovely to see Di as a guest designer. She is the queen of snippets and she won't mind if you borrow an idea from her. [Bunny]

  8. Oh my Snippets of DP...where do I start looking...well with Christmas DP of course:-) Congratulations for being honored Di as this months Guest Designer. The challenge is so perfect as you are the Queen of Snippets:-) I loved your sweet birdie and hearts card and your card too, Jo. TFS the sweet Bio and link to Stickerkitten too. Thank you Jo for another fun Christmas Kickstart Challenge. Off to check out Stickerkitten's site:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

  9. Hi Ladies

    Fabulous cards .. .. and of course I love all the paper pieced hearts (I wonder why?!?!?).

    Apologies for being quiet on the challenge front .. .. life isn't being very kind at the moment.

    Love Jules xxxx

  10. What a great prompt, Jo, and how fun to have Di as your GD! Thank you for another great Christmas challenge! Hugs, Darnell

  11. LOVE the snippets challenge, and welcome, Di!

  12. How great to have Di as your elf this month! I just opened & used some of the papers in an Echo Park kit I was given. Now that I cut into some of the papers, I have some big snippets I could use for an entry! Gonna work on that! Thanks for the great inspiration!

  13. Hi Ladies, a wonderful way to rid ourselves from some of our scrap bits, I followed Miss Di's tip to keep the small pieces on the back of a paper pad inside an envelope. Thank you for the inspiration and challenge... Megan

  14. Awesome challenge and beautiful inspirtaion! I hope recycling a tissue box counts as snippets! Thank you for inspiring!

  15. Big congrats to Di, the Queen of sniippets!! :)
    Thanks for the challenge! I used snippets of monochromatic and holographic papers plus snippets of glittered foam, hope they count.

  16. What a fun theme this month Jo! Lovely to see Her Royal Snippetiness herself guesting with you and what brilliant inspiration from both of you! Vicky x

  17. I had to come over to see what Di was up to, and you've both made some great Christmas cards! Thanks for another challenge to help me use up my snippets!

  18. Love the idea of a snippets challenge, we all have those!

  19. I love my papers, love your blog and love to see Di as your GD! xxx


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