And we’re back again with a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas too as it’s the first of the month.  Pat has picked the lovely theme of Christmas Animals, so nice and easy with a lot of choice, I know I have a lot of stamps/digis with Christmas Animals on them!

We have two fabulous sponsors this month, a $10 voucher from

And a fab stamping set from


I broke out a cute LOTV Polar Bear stamp that I received for Christmas when they were having a sale.  It’s a very sweet stamp and is fantastic for a quick make as there is very little in the way of colouring to be done.

I stamped with Memento ink, coloured with Prisma pencils and embellished the snow with a tiny bit of Crystal Stickles.  The sentiment is from Kaiserkraft and was embossed in a metallic green EP from JoAnn’s.  A little bit of green ribbon to finish, and yes, your eyes do not deceive, it’s also single layer!  I know a lot of peeps are scared away but I LOVE the simplicity of less is more at times.

I hope you’re able to pop over to Sparkles and join in, we’re half way through the year now, Christmas isn’t that far away!


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