Monday, April 15, 2024

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #85 Reminder - Santa and his Sidekicks

Hi everyone, we're in great company this month as we have Helen from Made By Helen as our elfin inspiration as we play...

Santa and His Sidekicks

Helen is an incredibly prolific cardmaker, and one who never sacrifices quality to quantity! And, as if she's not busy enough, Helen has recently breathed new life into a Cardland favourite having taken over from Margaret at Rudolph Days Challenge

Rudolph Days Challenges run monthly, starting on the 25th of the month at 9am UK time and continuing until the last day of the month. 

Our challenge together is all about Santa AND his friends and helpers. Helen has created a gorgeous card for our Reminder post:

Isn't this just adorable - all the gang are here! Thanks so much, Helen. 

Here's a reminder of Helen's 1st card for our Challenge. 

I decided to 'Go Square' for my Inspired by... card, and to pick-up Helen's super CAS style and traditional colour combo. You can find all the details for my card by visiting my blog.

Rudolph is offering a sweet prize for this month's Random Raffle...

Please don't forget to read the challenge guidelines in order to be part of the prize draw for this little snow dude.

There is still plenty of time to play this challenge, so please come and join the fun! 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday, April 5, 2024

Let's Trim the Tree for Challenge #84

Hi, guys! I hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend. 

It's time to Trim the Tree for Challenge #84, where we played 

Get Your Grinch On! 

in the company of the very talented Meghan from Made by Meghan K

Thanks so much for being our elf for this challenge, Meghan, and for picking such a fun theme. It was great getting to know you and being inspired by your fabulous card creation. Thanks so much!

We had some amazing cards and the gallery was a green delight for this challenge, so thanks to everyone who joined the fun.

Our Top Picks for this challenge are:

#13 - Jules

Isn't this just the cutest, and so beautifully made.

Meghan and I were thrilled to see that Toni brought the Grinch to the party!

#22 - Gail/Ionabunny
Just look at Gail's patchwork of green papers, the fabulous Santa and how 
the embossing pulls everything together so beautifully!

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

What a showstopper!

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

Here's Rudolph, and he's all ready to announce the winner of his 
March Random Raffle... 


#28 - Becca... It's you!

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

Thanks again to our guest, Meghan, and to all of you who played along! Are you ready for a NEW CHALLENGE? Then why not come and meet our new elf, Helen, and see her adorable inspiration card for the April Challenge

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #85 - Santa and his Sidekicks


I'm delighted to be joined this month by the lovely Helen from Made by Helen

"I'm Helen an addicted stamper and cardmaker.  I love stamps, digi stamps, patterned paper and my Promarkers!  I've been cardmaking for many years and love sharing what I make.  During the working week I'm an Activities Coordinator at a care home so you'll find me singing, dancing and doing lots of different activities with the lovely group of people I help to look after.  Crafting is my relaxation after work and helps me to unwind.  Christmas is one of my favourite times of year for card making and I'm honoured to be this month's Guest Elf."

Welcome, Helen, it's great to have you here!

Our theme for the whole of April is:

Challenge #85 - Santa and his Sidekicks

We'd like to see Santa, and any of his 'helpers' on your cards. Obviously, this could include Mrs. Claus (just imagine all the work involved with being Santa's other-half), plus elves, reindeer and any other relevant festive supporters you can think of!

Here's what Helen made...

Isn't this such a fun card! I wonder where they are all going?

Here's my creation, featuring Santa, Rudolph and a cheeky elf!

You can find all the details of how I made this card by visiting my blog.

Rudolph has another fun Random Raffle on offer. Please, don't forget to read the guidelines so that you can be included in the draw. 


Challenge Guidelines:
This is a Christmas Card Making Challenge

  • Like and/or follow this blog either via Blogger or Bloglovin, or Email. 
  • Add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery or blog to 
  • 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

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