Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Ruby Christmas Tree

This card has been made using an image I have had coloured for many years. Ruby Christmas Tree from Bugaboo Digi Stamps which has been coloured using Promarkers and Flexmarkers.

I used the latest sketch from Sketch Saturday for the layout.

I have a box of scraps of Christmas papers and trims that have been recycled from old cards I have received. This sketch is perfect for using some these.

I used star textured cardstock on the base and added the strips of patterned card. The image was then mounted onto mats of red and green card and then laid onto the strips.

The image and card has been embellished with self adhesive gems and metallic domes. Finally I had added a holly sprig of funky foam shapes and a sentiment that has been tripped down from a tag.

Card Details :-

Size - 6.25" x 4.25"
Tools - Promarkers, Flexmarkers
Embellishments - Self adhesive gems & studs, funky foam shapes

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


  1. What a wonderful box of bits and bobs to delve into. A great fun card and thank you for sharing it with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  2. What a fun card, and a great way to use up odds and ends. Thank you for playing along at CD Sunday Plus

  3. This is so cute! It goes perfect with our current challenge “Anything Goes” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
    Artist and Owner

  4. A lovely, bright and fun card with a fab image! Thank you for sharing it with us for our Christmas colours challenge at Stamping Sensations.


  5. Fabulous image and love the use of scraps and recycling.THank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams
    Carol DT x

  6. Hi Mandy just popping back to say-THank you for joining us at Pearly Sparkles
    Carol DT x

  7. Ruby is a doll all decked out for Christmas! Great use of the scraps for this cute card too. Thanks for joining us at Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge.

  8. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at UYS.

  9. A super fun card. Thanks for joining in with us at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz. DT.

  10. Awesome card! I just love all the elements! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  11. Hello Mandy,
    What an attitude going on there. She has no idea she is made of your scrap and stash, She knows has it going on! Thank you for sharing your card with us at: I love seeing all the creativity! Good Luck! Happy crafting!

  12. It's a real fun Christmas card, many thanks for joining in with our November theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  13. Great design, love the traditional colours!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  14. Creative Moments
    Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
    {Creative Moments Owner}
    Alex x

  15. A bright cheerful card perfect for the occasion. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday Plus Wynn DT

  16. Mandy, thank you so much for sharing your project with us! That image really lends itself to lots of glitz - and with the help from that stash box of old Christmas cards you certainly had a world to choose from! Bling & embossed gold foil & die cuts... perfect to surround any Ruby Christmas!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C
    RubberMAD (

  17. Wonderful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at the CHNC Christmas Weekly this week for our Anything Goes, optional "Something beginning with H" challenge.

  18. Oh this is just super cool. I love the image and the colouring, lovely bright and gorgeous project. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  19. Fun Bugaboo image and card. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.
    Billie A
    Aud Sentiments

  20. What a fun image nicely coloured. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  21. The traditional Christmas colours make this a super fun card! Good luck with your entry into our weekly challenge at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog - please join us again soon.
    Jen L
    Bugaboo DT

  22. Beautiful.. Thanks for joining at The Creative Crafters...
    Archana Sehgal

  23. Super use of sketch & scraps! So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create. Please come back again! The best of luck with your entry. Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  24. Super card, lovely to be able to use up and design a card around scraps
    Thank you for joining us
    CD sunday DT

  25. Good on you for doing some up-cycling Mandy, we all should be reusing as much as we can. You've done a wonderful job putting this card together, great take on the sketch. How fabulous would it be to have a dress like that to wear to Christmas parties and functions?! So festive! And everyone would see you coming for miles too! Well done Mandy.

  26. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft and Create. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  27. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  28. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at LeAnn's World 101. We love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Sherry DT/Coordinator xx

  29. Such a fantastic card.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at I Love Promarkers looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    ILP DT
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

  30. A wonderfully vibrant Christmas card and a fabulous image.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore November Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  31. Another fabulous creation; that image is too funny and cute!

    Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap!

    ~Michele, DT

  32. Brilliant card, I love the fun image and your design and colour combo are gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us this week at PFP 😊

  33. Thanks for joining my Christmas is coming challenge over at Passion for Promarkers. We now have a new fun challenge up for you to play along with.
    Love n hugs

  34. Such a fun Christmas card!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday "Christmas/Holidays" Challenge this month!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  35. Such a clever way using bits and pieces!
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments.
    💝 from Africa!

  36. Hello… Thanks for joining our challenge with your lovely card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw!
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]