Sunday, May 15, 2022

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #62 Reminder - Mini-Slimline


Hi there, I'm so happy to be back with this reminder post for Challenge #62 as I get the pleasure of sharing yet more cards by our lovely elf, Arlene! 


Here's what she made...


Arlene proves that slimline works equally well in both landscape and portrait formats!


You can find all the details on Arlene's blog by clicking here.

Along with the die cuts that Arlene sent she was also kind enough to include some stamped images. I couldn't resist colouring this gorgeous Santa! Isn't he a beaut?


Slimline and CAS just seem made for one another, and I'm very pleased with how this card has turned out. 

Rudolph has another lovely a prize on offer for his Random Raffle

This sweet sentiment set by Kaisercraft should fit the slimline format really nicely.

As always, please read the Challenge Guidelines before signing-up to play. 

  • Like and/or follow this blog either via Blogger or Bloglovin, or Email.  
  • 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.

Arlene and I look forward to seeing what you make for this challenge. You have until May 31st to play along, so please do!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Monday, May 9, 2022

Let's Trim the Tree for Challenge #61

 I'm here to Trim the Tree for Challenge #61 - From My Gnome To Yours!



I had oodles of fun playing along with my buddy Gail for this challenge.

 
We're both thrilled that so many of you decided to join the fun! Your cards are all simply gorgeous and it was great to see such a variety of fabulous gnomes in our gallery!

Choosing a Winner and Top Picks was never going to be easy after such a feast of gnomeliciosness, but we've done our best...

Top Picks

Cornelia #7

We love it that Cornelia has given her gnome a home!

Helen #19

Helen's beautifully coloured little crew look fabulous against that kraft background.

And Bonnie even thought to mount her gnome 
on an action wobbler thingy so he waves his sign!


Topping the Tree for this challenge 

#28 - Corysnana

Gorgeous colouring and adorable his and hers gnomes!

Congratulations to our Top Picks and Winner. Please grab your badges and flaunt them for all the world to see!



Finally, here's the every lovely Rudolph to draw his Random Raffle Winner:

It's You #4 - Sally

Please contact me at dottypudding at aol.com to claim your prize!


Once again, a very big thankyou to Gail for her elfin duties, and congratulations to all our winners. There's a brand new challenge already underway, so why not come and play along?

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Christmas Kickstart #62 - Mini-Slimline

 


Happy May to you all! One more month and we'll be at the mid-point of the year. 

I'm delighted to welcome back my lovely buddy Arlene M. from A Bit of This and That! 


Arlene elfed here at CKC in February 2021, when she chose the theme Slimline Cards for our challenge. Arlene is a total sweetheart and we had such fun partnering-up that I couldn't resist asking her to pay a return visit. She's chosen another fun challenge as she'd like to see your mini-slimline cards!

Challenge #62 - Mini-Slimline

What a great theme, Arlene. Thank you so much for 'pushing' me in the direction of another card format that I wouldn't have otherwise tried! If you're wondering about the dimensions of a mini-slimline creation, here's what Arlene has to say on the subject:

"The card base for a mini slimline card is typically 3" X 6" (7.63 X 15.24 cm).  These are approximate sizes and we won't be checking to see if your card meets the exact standard for either size." 

Arlene is a star and she even sent me some card blanks, dies cuts and images to use for this challenge. Isn't that so kind? Thanks so much, Arlene. 

And here's what she made to inspire us all:


And this one too!


You can read all about how Arlene made her beautiful mini-slimline masterpieces over on her blog by clicking here.

Here's one my first attempts at mini-slimline using a card blank that Arlene sent. This is such a cute format to use for Christmas cards.



You can see what else I made by clicking here.


As always, the lovely Rudolph has a prize on offer for his Random Raffle
What a great sentiment stamp from Kaisercraft - nice one, Rudolph, this should fit a slimline format perfectly!

As always, please read the Challenge Guidelines before signing up to play. 

  • Like and/or follow this blog either via Blogger or Bloglovin, or Email.  
  • 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.

Arlene and I look forward to seeing what you make for this challenge!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday, April 15, 2022

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #61 Reminder

 


Welcome back! It's reminder time for Challenge #61 here at Christmas Kickstart! This month I'm delighted to be joined once again by my buddy Gail AKA Crafty Nomad. BTW, it's Gail's birthday on April 22nd, so why not drop by at her blog and leave her some love!



Our theme for April is:

Challenge #61 - From My Gnome to Yours!

Here's Gail's quirky, cute take on the theme. You can find the details on her blog here



Here's my 'Inspired by...' creation. I liked that Gail had made her gnome take centre stage on her card, so I did the same.


I paper-pieced his hat from a tiny snippet of Christmas paper and added a second beard and body over the top of the first to give depth. He's doing a little 'jazz hands' for us.


I hope you like the sweet little gnome guy that Rudolph has chosen as our Random Raffle prize for this month. Anyone who enters and has followed the guidelines will be eligible to go into the drawer to win this little cutie.




Please check through the challenge rules before linking your entry, and we look forward to seeing your gnomies! You have until April 30th to enter.

Challenge Rules and Guidelines: 

  • Like and/or follow this blog either via Blogger or Bloglovin, or Email. 
  • 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


Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Let's Trim the Tree for Challenge #60

 


Hi there, I'm back to Trim the Tree for Challenge #60 where we played Snowflakes are Winter's Butterflies in the company of Carol from Inky Fingers.

Carol created a beautiful card, and I'm sure many of you were inspired by her design to play along and break out your snowflake stamps and dies. Thanks so much, Carol, it was lovely to partner-up with you for this challenge.

We had some gorgeous entries for this challenge and as always, choosing just a few to showcase was tricky. Here's what we went with for our Top Picks:

Marcia

We both swooned over Marcia's choice of image and beautiful border.

Fabiola

Isn't Fabiola's card gorgeous?  Love that 'hanging' snowflake.

We just love this sweet scene and how Sidan used the snowflakes on her card.

 
Our Winner and Tree Topper for this week is

Fiki
Carol and I both love this little step card!

Congratulations to you all, please grab your blog badges below. Thanks again to everyone who entered this challenge - your cards were a joy to see. 


Finally, Rudolph is here to announce the Winner of his Random Raffle. 

 
Congratulations, it's you #35 - Heather M

Well done, Heather! Please email me at dottypudding(at) aol.com so I can connect you with your prize.

Thanks again to Carol for her expert elfing, and to everyone who played along. We've got a fun, new challenge on offer and a very familiar elf too. I wonder who it could be? Why not drop by and take a look!
 

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #61 - From My Gnome to Yours!

 


Welcome to Challenge #61 here at Christmas Kickstart! I'm delighted to be joined by my buddy Gail AKA Crafty Nomad who has once again agreed to wear the elf hat and inspire us with a fabulous card!



Our theme is:

Challenge #61 - From My Gnome to Yours!

We'd like to see a gnome or multiple gnomes on your cards for this month, please!

Here's Gail's take on the theme - isn't he fun? I love how CAS her card is and her minimal colouring is perfect for this little guy. You can find the details on her blog here



Here's my gnome. Isn't he adorbs? You can find all the details on my blog.


And guess what... Rudolph has only gone and bagged that sweet little gnome guy as our Random Raffle prize for this month!



He's from LOTV and is so much fun to colour. Anyone entering the challenge will go into our random draw to win this little guy. 

Please check through the challenge rules before linking your entry, and we look forward to seeing your gnomies! 

Challenge Rules and Guidelines: 

  • Like and/or follow this blog either via Blogger or Bloglovin, or Email. 
  • 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

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