Sparkles Christmas Challenge ~ Baby It’s Cold Outside

Hello and welcome to another fun challenge at Sparkles Christmas Forum.  Our winner and Top 3 from the previous challenge have already been posted so make sure you check to see if it was you!

It’s the first of the month again and that means it’s time to set a new challenge for you all.  It’s my turn to host this month and I have picked the theme of “Baby It’s Cold Outside”, so we want to see your cards featuring outdoor gear like coats, hats, gloves and scarves etc.   I picked this theme back in January when it was brass monkeys outside and we had 40″ of snow on the ground!  I had to get bundled up every day as it really was cold outside.

We’re sponsored again by the very generous Marianne Design Company.

My card this month features one of the cute Penny Black hedgehogs.  He’s obviously been caught a bit short and has “borrowed” a hat to keep him warm from Santa’s washing line!

The backing pieces is embossed with a ProvoCraft Holly embossing folder but it’s very difficult to see.  I really liked the sketch this week at Sketch Saturday and have used that for my LO.  The Christmas papers are all scraps, the centre one is by Stampin’ Up and the rest are all DCWV.  I used a little EKSuccess snowflake punch on the ends of them.  The image was coloured with Prisma pencils and Stickles and mounted on to a scrap of red card and popped it up with foam tape.

The sentiment is from a Fiskars clear set and it’s stamped in Versamark Brilliance Cottage Ivy and edged with DI Festive Berries as are the papers and the embossed piece, it was also popped up with foam tape.  Finally, I added a little strip of backers twine.


I hope you have time to join us this month and please remember to pop over to the Sparkles Christmas Challenge Blog for the other wonderful inspiration from my teamies.



Sketch Saturday ~ Current Sketch

Jingle Belles ~ All Bundled Up

Pixies Snippets Playground ~ Use Up Your Scraps (the stamping card, the red mountning card and the strips of paper)

Crafty Hazel’s Christmas Extra Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Sister Act ~ Anything Goes

Completely Christmas ~ Anything Goes

52 Christmas Card Throwdown ~ Glitter

Christmas At Sweet Stampin’ ~ Glitter

Christmas Fun Challenge ~ All That Glitters/Anything Goes

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24 thoughts on “Sparkles Christmas Challenge ~ Baby It’s Cold Outside

  1. Awww, what a sweet card. I love, love, love your stamp and you certainly brought it to life! Very sweet card and thankfully, Brrr , finally, it isn’t cold outside. Your challenge was a fun to play along with….Happy crafting!

  2. Oh what a fun card Brenda – I adore that PB hedgie and the banners are terrificly good use of snippets.

    Hugs, Di xx

  3. I had my first flip flop day of the year on Monday, brrr is not a word I want to hear for a while thank you. However that is a great card.

  4. Love the cute stamped image and the glittery accents – perfect for our challenge.

    Thanks for joining us at 52CCT this week.

    Gill xx
    52CCT Design a Team

  5. Adorable Design Thank you for joining us at Completely Christmas it is much appreciated without you we would have no challenge, I do hope you will join us again for another fab challenge nest week…. Good luck in the draw…
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas

  6. Oh gosh – how CUTE is that image?!?!? You’ve done a wonderful job coloring it, and the Stickles are a perfect finishing touch. Thanks for sharing your work with us at 52{C}CT! I hope you’ll join us again soon for another challenge. :)

  7. Such an adorable image, beautifully coloured with lots of lovely sparkle! Great papers and traditional colours – love it! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  8. What an adorable image…love this little hedgie…even if he is a bit of a thief!
    Sweet card, Brenda! I can see the embossing and it looks wonderful!

  9. Too cute … love the glittery sparkle … so glad you got all bundled-up with us at jingle belles.

  10. Finally got some time to play catch up. Have been out in the garden for most of the time and using my ipad out there but it is so hard going with the predictive text that I give up after visiting one or two blogs. yes I think you will find that the Inka gold will adhere to most services. certainly on the mdf.
    Love the card you have done here . Such a good way of using up all those scraps of Christmas paper that are not enough on their own. Might try and play in this challenge.
    Hugs Mrs A.

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