Sunday, January 8, 2023

It's Time To Trim the Tree for Challenge #69.

Hi everyone, I hope that your New Year is going well and that you've managed to squeeze in some time in your craft rooms.

For the final challenge of 2022 we played the by now traditional If It's Christmassy, Link It Up! and an amazing 170 of you joined the fun. Thank you so much to everyone who linked to this challenge. I'm hoping to comment on all the posts, but if I don't make it please forgive me.

Yet again, the cards for this challenge were so inspirational.

The Top Picks for this challenge are:

#2 - Stephanie

The colours and CAS design that Stephanie has chosen make this a very special card.

#73 - Valerie

The positioning of the partial circle feature takes this card to the next level.

#98 - Fabiola

Just look at that colour combo and such a harmonious design.

This one tickled my funny bone and no mistake!

Our Winner and Tree Topper for this week is:

Isn't this beautiful? The embossing background is the perfect foil for the gorgeous, larger image.

Congratulations to you all, I hope you enjoy flaunting your blog badges for all the world to see!

Once again, thank to everyone who played along. There were plenty of regular players, plus some new friends in the gallery and I look forward to all of you joining the fun here at Christmas Kickstart during 2023. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Rudolph picked a lovely prize for his final Random Raffle of the year and our lucky winner is...  

#137 - Lynne in NI...  It's you!

Congratulations, Lynne, please email me a dottypudding (at) with your snail mail address so I can connect you with your prize. 

Our first challenge of 2023 is already underway and I know you'll love the card created by our January elf, Beverly, so please come and join the fun! 


  1. Thank you for selecting my card in the Top Picks.
    Congrats to the winner, Tree Topper and the other Top Picks.

  2. Congrats to all the Top Picks and winners.

  3. Everyone did such a fabulous job. Congratulations.

  4. So happy to see my card as one of the tTop Picks fro #69. Congrats to Valerie, Fabiola, Suze and Janet. Happy New Year!

  5. Congrats to all the picks - wonderful cards, everyone!!

  6. I'm so happy to be in your top, thanks so much, congarts to all, blessing

  7. Yippee! Thanks very much :)
    Congratulations to all the Picks, beautiful cards!

  8. Thank you for the top pick! And congrats to the other winners. Beautiful creations!


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