Saturday, July 15, 2023

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #76 - Reminder Post

We're in delightful company this month as we play Gingerbread Treats along with Carol from Just Me:c. 

Carol has very kindly made not one, but two beautiful cards for our reminder post! Thank you so very much, Carol, you're a star!

You can find out all the details about how Carol created her stunning cards by visiting her blog here

Here's a little reminder of the card, and the gorgeous tag, Carol made for the Challenge launch post.

By way of a little thank you gesture, I base my Reminder Post card on the card made by our elfin inspiration. Doing this is fun and helps me create something I wouldn't usually make. I was so blown away by Carol's beautiful work that I had no idea how to make my 'Inspired by...' piece until I focused on the list of delicious list of Christmas treats on Bakery menu board. After much rummaging in my stash I came up with this!

Completely different to Carol's card, yet very much inspired by it! I had so much fun putting this together. You can find the ingredients for how I baked this card over on my blog. 

Rudolph has a lovely themed prize for his Random Raffle for this challenge...


At time of writing we only have 4 participants in this fun challenge. Carol and I very much hope that a few more of you will join us, especially as it's only 163 days until Christmas! 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Let's Trim the Tree for Challenge #75

It's Tree Trimming Time again! I'm back to wrap-up Challenge #75 where we played Festive Fancy Folds with returning elf Arlene! Thanks so much for inspiring us once again, Arlene, we always have so much fun when we partner up for a challenge and the cards you made were just fabulous. 

We had some truly beautiful makes for this challenge and together Arlene and I came up with the following:

Our Top Picks for this challenge are:

Linda's pop-up bridge card had us both swooning!

Simply stunning - what a great design to make the most of that fancy fold.

#13 - Valerija

Don't you just love that circle accent? Such a pretty card.

#12 - Dawn

What a stunner! A great colour combo and a lovely Flip-It centre. 

Our Winner and Tree Topper for this week is:

Wonderful colouring and composition, and we both loved that simple, yet so effective, fancy fold. 

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

Thanks so much to everyone who played along in this challenge - your cards were amazing and so inspirational.

Rudolph is here to award his Random Raffle Prize...


Ok, so I've just discovered that I mailed the wrong prize for the last challenge! Rudolph is ever so slightly mad with me and says he'll not be trusting a hooman to do such an important task ever again. We've decided to switch the prizes, so the lucky winner of this Challenge will now win this lovely Die and Stamp set from Creative Expressions. I better go email the winner of the June Challenge to make my apologies. 

Our Winner is:

#8 Paperpapier - It's you!

Congratulations, to our lucky Random Raffle Winner, please email me a dottypudding (at) with your snail mail address so I can connect you with your prize. 

Challenge #76 is currently in progress and thus far we're a little light on numbers in the gallery, so why not come and play along!

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #76 - Gingerbread Treats


Welcome, welcome, welcome - it's time for a brand new challenge here at Christmas Kickstart and I'm delighted to introduce our brand new elf for this month: Carol from Just Me:c.

"I’m Carol (aka ~c), waving from my home situated in a town close to the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada, which I share with my husband and sweet miniature schnauzer, Lily. My card-making journey began about 12 years ago, when I was searching the web for a new hobby to pair with my then – and recently renewed – passion for cross-stitch. The discoveries revealed sparked a passion, and here I am, thoroughly immersed in playing with paper, stamps, dies and ink. Cross-stitch and sewing with felt are also part of my crafting repertoire. The friendships made through the warm, encouraging crafting communities are treasured immensely. I’m truly honoured and delighted to be joining Jo as an Elf at Christmas Kickstart."

Carol has come up with a fun theme for our new challenge...

Challenge #76 - Gingerbread Treats

Just look what she made! Yes, I know! Carol, you are one very talented lady.

You can find all the details for Carol's gorgeous creation by visiting her blog. She's also made a tag to accompany her card and I know you'll love it too!

I'll just park my offering here!

Rudolph is here with a fun Random Raffle Prize for this challenge:


Nice tie-in with the theme, Rudolph!

Carol and I both hope you'll have as much fun with this challenge as we have and that you'll come and play along.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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