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