Thursday, February 16, 2023

Challenge #71 - Reminder Post


Hi Kickstarters, I'm back today with a little reminder about our current challenge here at Christmas Kickstart! We have the lovely and very talented Bridget with us this month as our elfin muse.

Here's a reminder of Bridget's gorgeous inspiration card.

I like everything about Bridget's creation, but am especially drawn to the retro-look baubles and her colour palette oh, yes, and the positioning of her sentiment with the red background. So here's what I made...

The card was supposed to have a pale green background too, but I'd stuck down the first bauble before I realised! 

Rudolph has a sweet little penguin prize on offer this month, so please come and join the fun and play along! 


Blogger doesn't seem to want to let me copy the link to the challenge gallery, 

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Let's Trim the Tree for Challenge #70

Welcome back, folks, as we Trim the Tree for Challenge #70. Our elf for this challenge was the lovely Beverly from Bev's Creative Path and she created a gorgeous snowman card for our theme which was Stencils and Masks.

Thanks so much for being our elf, Beverly, it was great fun partnering with you for this challenge. We had some adorable entries for this challenge and an amazing 35 of you made cards and linked to the gallery for this one - thanks so much to you all. 

Our Top Picks for this challenge are:

#6 - Sally

Sally card features new stencil which she recently won. 
What a nice prize and an adorable card.

#23 - Dawn

We both loved all the layers of stencilling on Dawn's card.

#24 - Bonnie K

Klass by name and class by nature! 

We both loved Bonnie's design, colour palette and use of heat embossing. 

Our Winner and Tree Topper for this week is:

Crisp stencilling, beautiful colours and a super-fun design. What a lovely card.

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

Now it's Rudolph's moment in the spotlight as he returns with the winner of his Random Raffle...

Here goes the drum roll...

#32 TK - It's you!

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

Thanks again to Beverly for her elfin duties, and to everyone who played along in this Challenge. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your support!

There's a new elf in town and a new challenge, so why not come on over and see what's going on at Christmas Kickstart for February.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #71 - Baubles!


Good morning and happy February to you all. A big thank you to everyone who played along in the January challenge - it was great to see so many of you in the gallery.

I'm delighted to welcome Bridget from Curlybearcrafts as our elf this month. I'm a HUGE fan of Bridget's amazing colouring and cardmaking talents, and have followed her blog for a long time. We recently reconnected, having lost touch a little, and I was thrilled when she agreed to don the elf hat and create some fabulous inspiration for February

"Hi, I'm Bridget. I started card making back in 2004 as a hobby, and soon got completely hooked on it, and started to enter challenges for fun. So 19 years and going strong, along with picking up other hobbies along the way, such as Crochet, and then sewing, I now own 4 sewing machines and enjoy making various things from bags to pillows, but currently am back into my card making full time, and still enjoying it as much as ever."

We're playing 
Baubles for Challenge #71

Here's what Bridget has created to inspire us all...

Isn't her card fab? I love all the sparkle. You can find out all the details about Bridget's lovely card by visiting her blog.

Here's what I created for the theme.

You can find all the details for this card over on my blog

Rudolph has a cute prize on offer for his Random Raffle this month.


Please remember to read the Challenge Guidelines before linking-up to this challenge. here they are just for a little reminder:

  • 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 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.

Bridget and I are really looking forward to seeing your bauble creations!

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