Sunday 15 March 2020

Ice Ice Baby

Over at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up it is the Merry Maidens turn to showcase some fabulous Christmas cards.

The optional Twist for this challenge is "Ice Ice Baby" inspired by the prize paper pack on offer for the winner Winter Weather designed by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.

This month we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps who have a fabulous range of images in their store including some lovely Christmas ones. It is no secret to regular visitors to my blog that I absolutely love Jodie's images and she is so generous with free images every week and also mothy subscriber and Facebook freebies. 

I chose Little Penguin Decorate Tree to work with. I loves me a Christmas tree and as we needed to feature ice or snow I felt the image would lend itself to this very well.

Digi Singles,Little Penguin Winter - decorate tree,Bugaboo Stamps,

I coloured the image using a combination of Promarkers, Spectrum Noir and gel pens. I followed a tutorial on Beccy's Place of how to colour the night sky to add stars and snowflakes to the background. Beccy's instructions were so easy to follow and I am so pleased with the finished result. The ground has loads of irridescent glitter and is textured with glue 'snowdrifts'

I have used the latest Stella Says Sketch 806 from the Catch the Bug blog for the layout.

As I don't have access to a colour printer at the moment I have scanned in the image and used it to make a digital card.

I use a program called Affinity Photo on the Mac and created an A5 landscape card. The base layer is Abstract Frost, and I have created 3 panels using the Snow Swirls and Let it Snow papers all  from the Winter Weather paper pack by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.

I have added a snowflake from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles

I then added some blue brads in different sizes to highlight the snowflakes. This is from a digital kit I have had on my computer for many years and I don't know who the designer is.

Finally I added the sentiment from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. I think it may have been an old freebie Lisa had on her blog a long time ago.

I do hope you will take part in our challenge and look forward to seeing your creations.

Digital Supplies Used :  

Coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen & White Gel Pen
Papers - All from the Winter Weather pack from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles
Embellishment - Glitter Snowflake 1 from Snow Much Fun - Decosse's Dynamite Doodles

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


  1. Thanks for playing our challenge at Krafty Chicks, I love this stamp and the paper you used works wonderfully.

    Leanne DT/KC

  2. Great card. Thanks you for joining with us at Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  3. This is so beautiful. Nice work. Looks great.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  4. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

    Love the penguins. :)

  5. Fabulous colouring, I must take a look at that tutorial. And I'm in awe of your digital skills creating such a super card to showcase the cute image. Thank you for sharing at CD Sunday Plus.

  6. Beautiful colouring and great christmas image,
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  7. Cute Image! This goes perfect with our current challenge “Anything Goes” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
    Artist and Owner

  8. Thank you for sharing this with us. Great colouring.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  9. What a lovely card!!! Thank you for joining the March challenge of the Country View Challenges!

  10. Love the penquins!! thank you for playing with us at

  11. Great card, love those penguins! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's things with Wings AND Stella Says Sketch challenge! Dawn Bugaboo DT

  12. Cute image and great colouring . Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday Plus Wynn DT

  13. 2 great cards with a lovely layout. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  14. Fabulous cards..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  15. I love the way you coloured the background behind the penguins... I didn't know that Beccy did tutorials like that. (I thought you had stuck the penguins on patterned paper at first!) I will have to pop over and have a look - and a go, now that we are at home! Thank-you for entering our challenge this week, at the Colour Crazy Challenge - Vic, D.T. X

  16. Very nice composition. You made great use of the digital papers! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  17. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. I love the theme, it's never too early to start making Christmas cards! Wishing you all the best with your entry.

    Jodie DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge


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