Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Reminder for Challenge #86


Hi guys, welcome to The Reminder for Challenge #86 where we're currently 

Playing with Plaid

with Gail from Crafty Nomad who very kindly jumped in to cover for Jen when she went down with Covid. You'll be glad to hear that Jen is now on the mend and recovering well. 

Here's what Gail created for our challenge... Isn't this just simply adorable? Do you love that bear, the tree and the fabulous drapes as much as I do? 

I decided to steal Gail's easel card format and her use of die cuts for my 'Inspired by...' card. 

You can read all about how I created my card over on my blog. Thanks for the inspiration, Gail!

Rudolph's Random Raffle Prize is a gorgeous two-fer this month...

Gail and I both hope you'll come and join the fun!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #86 - Playing with Plaid

It's hard to get my head around it, but we're already into the second week of May!

I'd like to send out some healing vibes to a lovely lady who was due to be our elf for this month. She's down with Covid, so please send your love to Jen Nelson. Here's hoping you are feeling better very soon, Jen. 

Look who has stepped-in as our elfin inspiration for this month... It's Gail from Crafty Nomad! Thanks so much!

I'm soooooooo happy to have you as our guest for this month, Gail. 

For the rest of May we're going to be...

Playing with Plaid 

and we'd love you to come and join the fun!

Plaid, Tartan, Gingham, Buffalo Check, Shepherd's Check, Houndstooth Check, Mini-Check, Pin Check, Graph Check, Window Pane Check, Madras, Argyle Checkered Pattern... Get the picture???

Here's what Gail created for our challenge:

Isn't this great? I love that he is wearing a tartan hat and slippers. Adorable! You can find all the info about Gail's fabby easel card by visiting her blog here

Here's my first offering for our challenge:

This cute pup in his tartan pullover really appeals to my slightly warped sense of humour! The gorgeous Tartan paper comes from this pad

Here's Rudolph with a lovely Random Raffle Prize for this challenge!

Rudolph asks that everyone reads the Challenge Guidelines before signing-up, please. 

Here's hoping you have heaps of fun with this theme!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday, May 3, 2024

Let's Trim the Tree for Challenge #85

It's Tree Trimming Time here at Christmas Kickstart as we say a very big thank you to our lovely April elf, Helen from Made by Helen.

Thanks so much, Helen, it was great fun partnering with you for this challenge.

We had thirty-five wonderful cards for our 
Santa and his Sidekicks Challenge
and so many of you came up with witty and inventive ways to play our theme!

Our Top Picks for this challenge are:

#5 - Linda

We both fell head-over-heels with this cute couple.

#20 - Marcia

A gorgeous, CAS design and so beautifully coloured too.

Isn't this card joyful!

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

We loved Bonnie's attention to detail with this sweet card.

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

Rudolph's Random Raffle Prize is this cute lil guy from Colorado Craft Company... 


Our WINNER is: 

#30 - Suzanne H. - It's you!

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

Thanks again to Helen, and also to everyone who played along. There's just a few days before the new challenge starts, so please come and join the fun here at Christmas Kickstart on Tuesday 7th! 

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