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Thursday 1 May 2014

Sparkles Christmas Challenges!

Good morning my crafty friends......hope you're all well!
Happy May 1st to you all....oh my, what happened to April....and you can bet this month
will go as fast as the last! Before you know it, it will be Christmas......a great reason to join us
 over at Sparkles Christmas Challenges where our lovely Brenda chose the theme of
We'd like to see your hats, coats, scarves, mitts, mufflers etc., on your Christmas makes
this fact anything that's gonna keep you toasty warm!
I coloured up this little kitty wearing his favourite sparkly blue santa hat.......cos even kitty's
get cold too you know lol! Some very old paper scraps, some die cut Christmas trees, a
few gems & that's it......another card to add to my stash!
We have the fabulous & very generous Marianne Designs sponsoring us this month
& as usual, you can make any Christmas creation you like just so long as it fits
the theme AND you have all month to play! 
Rightio my friends, that's me for today but do pop over & see the gorgeous Dt makes
from the rest of the Sparkles Christmas Challenges team......they're all gorgeous!
Thanks for calling........see you soon!
image - Broken Box Stock
papers - very old stash!
trees - die
ink - Memento
coloured with Spectrum Noirs
gems & glitter - stash
anything goes at Brown Sugar
no sentiment at Winter Wonderland
anything goes at Completely Christmas
all that glitters/anything goes at Christmas Fun
anything goes at Christmas Card Challenges


  1. One cute cat! LOving your colours and design Jo..
    These trees are GOrgeous.

  2. 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

  3. Jo. This is just adorable, it might be with Christmas in mind but it's cold enough to day you would think it was November more than May!!! Mussel xx

  4. Jo now don't ask me were Hazel became mussel this iPad has a mind of it's own. Hazel

  5. This is gorgeous Jo. I love the cute image and the gems added to the trees looks wonderful.
    hugs Sue xx

  6. adorable carte Jo, charmante et super mignonne, merci de jouer avec nous a 52CCT, biz

  7. This is adorable...I love those tree dies...When they get them in the shop near me (closer to Xmas) they always sell out fast!
    Great card Jo!.

  8. Super card Jo, cute image and great design.

    Pat xx

  9. How cute Jo...I love those wonderful Christmas Tree Dies. Fabulous card. Hugs, joann

  10. Just love that huuuuge hat Jo! Brilliant trees too, the gems are fantastic.


  11. Oh wow Jo your card is gorgeous and your image is just so adorable xx

  12. This is GREAT. I love holiday cards with cats or dogs, or both, on them. This kitty image is fabulous and you've colored it wonderfully. Your choice of papers and diecuts was great with this image, too. Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' this month and hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Gail

  13. wonderful make - love the cute cat and those trees are fab xx

  14. LOVE those gorgeous trees--the different colored bling is fabulous! The cat is fun, too! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :) HUGS and have a great rest of the week! Mynn xx

  15. Just love this hun, the trees with their twinkling lights on look fab!

    Have a great weekend
    hugs Shell xx

  16. Good morning sweetie what a stunning creation, huggles Pops x x x

  17. Such a little cutie! Love the colours and the sparkle.
    Thank you for joining us at 52CCT this week.

    Gill x
    52CCT Design Team

  18. Loving this card dearie.All the blues are so stylish.Another gorgeous creation.Hugs x

  19. What a cute glittery creation! Thanks for playing along at 52 CCT this week

    Louise xx

  20. Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us over at Winter Wonderland.

    Deborah A

  21. I love the cool, frosty look to your card with that super cat - love it! I really like the Christmas tree too! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  22. This card is so cute! I LOVE that little cat!
    Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  23. Such a snazzy cat! Thanks for linking up at Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N (DT)

  24. so stunning jo.ii love the fab kitty and your blue colours are gorgeous ;D

    xx coops xx

  25. Adorable card Jo, I love the cute image and the layout. Beautiful Tree dies.

  26. What a sweet little Kitty. Every time I go back to have another look, I see more to love. Beautiful!


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