Monday, January 15, 2024

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #82 - Reminder

Hi there, Kickstarters, I hope January is being gentle with you all.

It's Reminder time, and our fabulous elf, Linda from Scrappin, Stampin, and Singin' has created yet another gorgeous card to inspire us!

Our theme is  - The Midas Touch

We'd like to see a 'pop', dot or touch of gold on your festive creation. Here's Linda's postage stamp style card - isn't it a beauty! So much work in each little box or panel.

If you'd like to read more about Linda's gorgeous card, and visit her blog, you can do so by clicking here

Here's another peek at Linda's first card...

And here's my 'Inspired by...' creation: 

I wanted to include a bell or bells, couldn't find a single bell in my stash. I made do with a sweet robin in a beenie and quite like the end result. I loved that Linda had a darker background for her card, so I went with kraft and I tried to echo her music paper by stamping a lovely script stamp in Distress ink.

My second card uses my favourite Santa image from MFT.

Please drop by at my blog for all the details of this make, and my card above. 

Rudolph's Random Raffle Prize is a gorgeous collection of classic Christmas sentiments. I love the swirly serifs on the word 'Christmas' in this set.

Linda and I both really hope that you'll come and play along, so get your Midas Touch at the ready and let's see some gold on your projects! 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday, January 5, 2024

Let's trim the Tree for Challenge #81

I'm enjoying some very welcome Winter sunshine whilst typing this post - which is an unexpected surprise and a real boost to help combat the January blues. How is everyone? I very much hope you are all well and settling back into your routines after the celebrations.

As always, here at Christmas Kickstart, we ended the year with an Anything Goes style challenge. Thanks to all of you that played along. It was great to see our regular players and also to meet some new friends too. An amazing #145 cards were entered into this challenge! With so many stunning cards in the gallery it's been really difficult to pick just a few to showcase, but here goes...

The Top Picks for this challenge are:

#10 - Tee

A sweet Santa!

I just love how all the elements of Becca's card work together so well.

Leslie's faux step card is gorgeous and so much fun - especially the inside sentiment!

Our Winner and Star on the Tree for this week is:

I just love Fran's attention to detail with this deceptively simple card.

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

Here's Rudolph with his Random Raffle Winner... 


#94 - Suze... It's you!

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

Once again, a big thank you to everyone who played along. There's a new challenge already underway and we have a fabulous returning elf, so please head on over and join the fun!

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #82 - The Midas Touch

Happy New Year!

Welcome, welcome, welcome! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and that you're ready for another year of crafting and creating. Did Santa bring you new crafting goodies? He was VERY kind to me this year!

I'm so happy to be kicking off a brand new year of Christmas card making with my dear friend, the very talented Linda W.

"Hey everyone – I’m Linda W. (aka ScrappinBari) who blogs at Scrappin’, Stampin’ & Singin’. I started out scrapbooking but found my way into serious card making in about 2007 after taking some classes at a local craft store. Now my friends think my home looks like a craft store, given the volume of my stash!! I’ve lived in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA for nearly 24 years. Hero Arts continues to be my favorite stamp company and I was honored to be a Hero Hostess in 2011. I love making Christmas cards all year round and thank Jo for hosting this challenge plus inviting me to be an elf oce again!!"

It's great to welcome you back again, Linda!

Our theme is:
Challenge #82 - The Midas Touch

We'd like to see some gold on your cards for this challenge. Not necessarily a whole card dripping with gold, but more like an accent, a 'pop', a touch of gold. 

Here's what Linda created to inspire us all!

You can find out all the details of how Linda created her sweet card by clicking here!

This is my card for the challenge; you can find all the details about it by visiting my blog.

As always Rudolph is on hand with a great Random Raffle Prize to Kickstart the prize giving for 2024. He tells me that one can never have enough beautiful sentiment stamps, and I when they look this good I think you'd all agree! One lucky RANDOM winner will receive this lovely set. 


Please come and join Linda and me as we play The Midas Touch!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Monday, January 1, 2024

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year! 

To all Christmas Kickstart Challenge 

Friends and Followers!

We'll be back tomorrow with a brand new challenge.

See you soon!

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