Sparkles Monthly Challenge ~ Use An Animal

It’s the 15th of the month, so that means a new challenge over at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.  The winner and Top 3 from our Halloween theme has already been posted, so pop over and see if it was you!

This month we’d like you to simply add an animal to your project.  That should give you a lot of scope, and with Christmas just around the corner (it is you know, no point sticking your head in the sand!), I’d imagine we’ll be seeing a lot of lovely Christmas cards this time round too.

We also have a brilliant sponsor in the shape of Crafty Ribbons, who have a generous voucher for this months winner.

I went the Christmas route with my card this time around, as it’s so close to the big day!! I used the super sweet Milton With Robin from Wild Rose Studios.

I used the wonderful and simple sketch from Christmas Card Challenges and kept it very clean.  The colouring is with Prisma Pencils and I used a lot of Martha Stewart Fine Glitter, you can see it really well in this photo, but I used Crystal Stickles for the falling snow.  The papers are all Papermania and the backing card is The Paper Company, it’s dark green IRL, but is looking a lot darker here.  The sentiment is from Fiskars and was embossed in JoAnn gold EP.

I hope you can join in the fun with us this month, and please pop over to the Sparkles Challenge Blog to see the wonderful creations from my talented teamies.

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Blank from Michael’s ~ The Paper Company ~ GinaK Pure Luxury White
  • DP: Papermania
  • Stamps: Wild Rose Studios Milton With Robin ~ Fiskars Season’s Greetings
  • Ink: ColorBoxQ Wicked Black ~ Versamark ~ Distress Ink Antique Linen
  • Embellies: Prisma Pencils ~ Martha Stewart Fine Glitter ~ JoAnn Gold Embossing Powder ~ Crystal Stickles
  • Tools: Heat Gun



Christmas Card Challenges ~ Sketch

Pixies Snippets Playground ~ Use Up Your Scraps (Green backing card and stamping card)

ABC Christmas Challenge ~ Winter Wishes

Crafty Hazel’s Christmas Extra Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ All Things Christmas

Penny Black & More At Allsorts ~ Anything Goes

Christmas Cards All Year Round~ Winter Wonderland (Snow etc)

Freshly Brewed Challenges ~ Snow/Christmas

Papertake Weekly ~ Snow & Ice

Stamping Sensations ~ Christmas

13 thoughts on “Sparkles Monthly Challenge ~ Use An Animal

  1. Gorgeous colouring! You just can not beat the subtle beauty of the prisma pencils!
    This is an adirabke image and a lovely card.
    Yes I did look through all sorts of interesting posts…Your geaneology posts are amazing! I learned a lot just from the ones I read. You are very patient and get a lot of info in return. I especially enjoyed the war themes and the mining theme in your posts as I have had family in the same careers.

  2. aw, this is so cute and so beautifully coloured – a fabulous holiday card!! thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  3. I LOVE the way you colored this little bear! It’s perfect! And the card is great!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica – CCC DT

  4. This is so sweet and cute. Thanks for sharing this for CCAYR ‘winter wonderland’ challenge – hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team – and thanks for entering this for my CHNC challenge extra for November x

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