Yes peeps, it’s time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  This month we want to see all those lovely Feasts, and indeed, Treats that you might be tucking in to for Christmas.  We have also posted the winner and the Top 3 from last month’s challenge at the Sparkles Christmas Challenge blog so you might want to pop over and see if it was you!

We have the wonderful Di’s Digi’s joining us as our final sponsor of 2013.  You can win a $10 certificate to their fabulous store.

For my card this month I used an Impression Obsession stamp that I’ve had for a while but never used until now.  Like all IO stamps, they don’t have a name, just a number for some reason!  I really like their stamps, they stamp so well and colour up so beautifully.

I coloured with Prisma pencils and added a little Glossy Accents and fine, sparkly glitter to the marshmallows.  The large backing paper in Raspberry Road Bountiful, and the smaller piece is Memory Box.  The sentiment stamp is an old one, from the $1 bin at Michaels, I haven’t used it in a while but it’s a lovely stamp and always so crisp and clean.  The Poinsettia is a Marianne die, I used offcuts of shiny purple paper and an offcut of the MB paper from a different project.  I used a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis die and a Martha Stewart snowflake punch for accents.

I added a little bit of glitter to the poinsettia and used some bright pink gems from Michaels.  The papers and images were edged with Versamagic Pixie Dust and Purple Hydrangea inks, and the sentiment was stamped with the Purple Pansy ink too.

Please pop on over to the Sparkles Christmas Challenge to see what fantastic inspiration my teamies have for you, we’d love to have to join us this time round too, not many more crafting days before Christmas you know!

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Blank from Michaels ~ The Paper Studio ~ CKC Brand ~ GinaK Pure Luxury White
  • DP: Raspberry Road Bountiful digi ~ Memory Box Yuletide
  • Stamps: Impression Obsession ~ Michaels sentiment
  • Ink: ColorboxQ Wicked Black ~ Versamagic Pixie Dust & Purple Hydrangea
  • Embellies: Martha Stewart Fine Glitter ~ Glossy Accents ~ Gems from Michaels ~ Prisma Pencils
  • Tools: Cuttlebug ~ Spellbinders Fluer de Lis die ~ Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch ~ Marianne Poinsettia Die



Pixies Snippets Playground ~ Use Up Your Scraps (All purple/lilac card & stamping card)

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Extra ~ Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Creative Craft Challenge ~ Non Traditional Christmas Colours

Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything Goes

Allsorts ~ Based on a Christmas Carol or Song (Marshmallow World by Bing Crosby! Also covered by Dean Martin and Johnny Mathis!)

Addicted To Stamping & More ~ Holidays

Stampin’ For The Weekend ~ Feeling Festive

A Little Bit Crafty ~ Christmas Cheer

Ladybug Crafts ~ Christmas/Winter