Monday 1 November 2021

November Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog #39 for the 1st of November 2021


For my November challenge with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog I chose to use Hippo Holidays Clear Stamp Set and coordinating dies which are designed by La-La Land Crafts but were part of Simon Says Stamp Stamptember CelebrationsThen I have also used some dies from my La-La Land Crafts stash.

Here is my card for this month:

This is the inside of the card:

I stamped the Hippos on to X-Press It Blending card with Black Tuxedo Memento ink and then coloured with the following Copics markers:
  • hippos - C00, C0, C1, C3, R20
  • red - R22, R24, R27, R39
  • berries - R24, R27, R59
  • green - YG03, YG17, YG67
  • gold - gold glitter pen
  • white glitter of hat - Twinkle Stickles
I also die cut some red and green cardstock using the second biggest postage stamp die from La-La Land Crafts, then I also cut using the smallest and second smallest die (I still have them joined together!)

Once I finished colouring, I used the coordinating dies to cut the images out and then adhered them to the red and green postage stamps and then adhered everything to a white slimline card from Envelope Solutions

For the inside, I stamped one of the sentiments with Nautical Blue Memento ink.

As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and I also used some inspiration from the cards of the La-La Land Crafts Design Team on Facebook.

Here are some close up shots of the hippos:

There is inspiration from the rest of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog DT over on the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything Christmas goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!

Have fun! This challenge will end on Tuesday the 30th of November, 2021. Please check the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog around the 10th of November to find out the winners of Challenge #39.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Classic Design Challenge #11 - November Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge Blog #55 - November Anything Goes plus the optional twist of 3-D project 
(2) Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #56 - Anything Goes as long as there is a critter or two!

Thanks for looking!


  1. OMG Lou this is SO CUTE!!! Sure to bring a smile this holiday season!

  2. Aaaaaaaawwww how cute!!!! What sweet and funny creation! It makes me smile!! :-)

    Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
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  3. What a fun little card! Smiles all around! Thanks for joining us over at the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.

  4. How cute is this one. Nice work. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  5. Fabulous card, love the Christmas Hippos. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Critter Crazy Challenge this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT