Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #58 - Rainbow Christmas


Happy New Year to you all!

I hope you all had a very happy Christmas and that you're back at your crafting tables and ready to go with another year of festive cardmaking.

I'm delighted to be joined by a very talented new elf to Kickstart 2022 - please welcome Cornelia from Stempel Spass! I'm a huge fan of Cornelia's cards and was delighted when she agreed to be our elfin muse for this month.

"My name is Cornelia – otherwise known as 'fun stamping', which translates into Stempel Spass – the name of my blog. I am originally from Germany, hence my blog name. For the last 25 years I have been living in New Jersey with my husband. We are empty nesters – both of our children flew out into the world, with one in England and the other one in college. I am working full time and like to spend my evenings creating cards. I have been totally hooked for many years. I mainly do CAS cards, but occasionally I like to experiment with other styles. Besides card making I enjoy photography, baking, cooking, hiking, biking, reading, classical and all sorts of ethnic music. In addition, I love to travel, although that had been impaired lately! I wish my days would be longer!"

Our theme for January is a fun one and I hope this gets your creative motors up and running! We're playing:

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #58 - Rainbow Christmas

We'd love to see the colours of the Rainbow on your cards! And here's the card Cornelia made to inspire us...

Don't you just love those trees?? That rainbow effect works perfectly as it moves from blue to violet, and that single star is a genius addition as it pulls the design together and leads the eye around the card. You can find out all the details of how Cornelia made her card by heading over to her blog.

Here's what I made. I had so much fun arranging my dancing Santa troupe! As always, you can find all the info. about my card on my blog.

Finally, let's say 'Hi' to Rudolph - he tells me he had a fab Christmas and is delighted to be here again with a lovely, festive embossing folder to kick-off another year of his Random Raffles!  

Please, don't forget to read the Challenge Guidelines before linking your card. Rudolph get's so disappointed if he picks a Random Raffle winner and then can't award the prize because that person has entered too many other challenges alongside this one!

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


  1. Happy New Year. Hmmmmm, Christmas rainbows. That's an fun theme. Love Cornelia's rainbow of trees and Jo's energetic Santas really made me smile. Hugz

  2. Happy New Year! I love the theme and already have a plan! I do so love this challenge Jo - and super sample cards from you and Cornelia. A very talented lady, just like you!


    Di xx

  3. Happy New Year! looking forward to taking part again, love both the inspiration cards, so pretty in rainbow colours!

  4. Happy New Year!!! Both inspiration projects so cute!! Looking forward to play along.

  5. Happy New Year Jo, and Cornelia! Both of your rainbow-colored Christmas cards are adorable!
    A very fun way to start our year!

  6. Ooooo GREAT THEME! Love the samples!

  7. Love those rainbow Santas! Thanks for having me as GDT!

  8. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  9. Happy New Year!! I am so delighted to get a card into this challenge this month. I had to really think abt how to use the rainbow theme!
    Thank you for the inspiration. Cornelia's overlapping trees are gorgeous and your Santas are so cute and fun!!
    Thanks for this fun challenge!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  10. Happy New Year.
    Thank you for the challenge.
    Lovely cards.


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