Hello Folks, first of the month so that means a new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.  The winner and Top 3 of our last challenge has already been posted, so pop on over to see if it was you!

For November we have an easy challenge for you, just use a bear on your creation, that should be simple as there’s such a lovely array of bear stamps and digis on the market these days.  We’re sponsored this month by Pink Gem Digis, who are offering the lucky winner 3 digis of their choice from the PInk Gem shop.

The DT were also supplied with some lovely Pink Gem images to use too, I used Teddy With Christmas Tree for my card.

The sweet image was coloured with Prisma pencils and cut out with a round Spellbinder die.  I ran a glue pen around the embossed edge and dipped it in fine glitter.  The mat is another Spellbinder die cut from a scrap of Bazzil.  Both backing papers are DCWV and were edged with DI Festive Berries.  The lovely bow came off a gift package, I didn’t make this one!  And the stitched ribbon is from Michael’s.  The sentiment is a Stampin Up one and was stamped in Memento Rhubarb Stalk, edged with Festive Berries and mounted on to a scrap of the bazzil card.  I added a couple of little red pearls and left well alone!

We’d love to have you join us this month, so dig out your bear stamps and come and prepare for Christmas with us.  Also, do pop over and see the lovely creations my teamies have made for this challenge too.

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Blank from Michaels ~ Bazzil Hazel card ~ GinaK Pure Luxury White
  • DP: DCWV
  • Stamps: Pink Gem Teddy With Bauble ~ Stampin Up More Merry Messages
  • Ink: Distress Ink Festive Berries ~ Memento Rhubarb Stalk
  • Embellies: Prisma Pencils ~ Martha Stewart Fine Glitter ~ Ribbon and Pearls from Michaels ~ Recycled gift bow
  • Tools: Cuttlebug ~ Spellbinders Circles Large & Scalloped Circles



Sketch & Stash ~ Current Sketch (New digi, really old papers!)

Jingle Belles ~ Feature A Creature

Pixies Snippets Playground ~ Use Up Your Scraps (The bazzil and stamping card)

Crafty Hazel’s Christmas Extra ~ Anything Goes

Cure Card Thursday ~ Sparkles

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Polkadoodles ~ Anything Goes Christmas

Aud Sentiments  ~ Christmas Sentiments

Sister Act Card Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Sweet Stampin’ ~ Wood, Trees or Leaves

Christmas Card Challenges ~ Bows

Beccy’s Place ~ Holiday Card Challenge