Monday 15 June 2020


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 "Gingham" inspired by the prize paper pack on offer for the winner Gingham 1 designed by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to create a card that features gingham on your card

This months we are sponsored by Oddball Art and the prize is $10 to spend in their store. 

For my card I have used Rudolph image 485. This is a beautifully elegant reindeer suitable for any Christmas card.

I have coloured Rudolph with Promarkers & Flexmarkers and added some texture with a blender pen to create a mottled effect in the hide as you would see on a real deer. I also added some white gel pen to the antlers.

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 Designer on the Mac and created a square card. The base layer is This Way Sign paper from Welcome to The North Pole by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.

The image has been matted onto a layer of plain red and then plain brown. The gingham is Light Salmon from Gingham 1.

The sentiment is from Holiday Hoopla Word Art from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. 
I just loved the Santa hat and felt it would suit going to the North Pole, after all that is where Santa lives.

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

Digital Supplies Used :  

Coloured with Promarkers, & Gel Pens
Papers -  Welcome To The North Pole & Gingham 1 packs by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.
Sentiment - Holiday Hoopla Word Art from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles

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


  1. A lovely Christmas card. Gingham is always a favourite. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  2. this is beautiful, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge

  3. Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining with ust at Fab’n’Funky Challenge this time and good luck :)

  4. Looks wonderful, thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends, xxxx

  5. A fabulous Christmas card. The gingham works really well with the image. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  6. Hi this is a gorgeous Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for challenge #76 which is Anything Goes. The sponsor is Polkadoodles. Hugs Jackie DT xxx

  7. This is just so cute. 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

  8. A wonderful mix of designers, I love how you have put this card together. So cute. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

    Faith A my blog

  9. Lovely design - like the North Pole. Thanks for joining The Library.

  10. I do love gingham - it always looks so crisp and fresh and it works beautifully with your image. A gorgeous Christmas card.

    Thanks for joining our challenge.


    CD Sunday Plus DT

  11. 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

  12. Back again!
    So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Through the Purple Haze.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ TTPH

  13. A great card. You can't go wrong with gingham - especially red for Christmas.
    Thank you for joining us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  14. Lovely creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  15. Thank you for playing along with our challenge over at Crafty Catz last week. So sorry for the late comment. Your card is so pretty and I like the CAS design. Nick DT Crafty Catz

  16. A wonderful christmas card, love the image
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  17. Absolutely adorable reindeer, Mandy, and I love how you used the gingham to frame everything! I actually have to put on 3 DT hats - Thanks so much for sharing with us and supporting our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, at Jan's Digi Stamps, and at QKR Stampede this month. Wishing you good luck in all the draws. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  18. Fabulous card design and colors.Love it...Thank you for joining us at A GEM OF A CHALLENGE,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  19. so sweet, i love the touch of gingham. Thanks so much for joining us for the Aud Sentiments Challenge.
    Jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts xx

  20. Such a darling card! LOVE that reindeer! Thanks for joining us at Christmas 24! I hope you join us again soon! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  21. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, A Bit More Time to Craft, Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge and Jan's Digis challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

  22. So cute, your holiday card is going to make someone's holiday a very cheerful one. Adorable card, thank you for playing along over at IKE's World Challenges, hugs, Lori m

  23. Lovely Christmas card Mandy! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Gale DT for

  24. Lovely holiday card!

    Thank you for play at IKEsWORLD Challenges. DT Val x

  25. Mandy, Adorable lil' reindeer creation for Christmas. I wish I had a better start on my Christmas cards. Thank you for sharing your charming creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  26. Simply adorable Christmas Reindeer, I need to get busy making my cards!
    So glad you shared with us at 613 Avenue Create for the challenge! Good Luck and look forward to see more of your creations!

    ¸ • .. ‘)) -: |:-. •’. • ‘)) * ((¸¸. •’ .. • ‘
    Hugs ~ DT Shell 💕

  27. Lovely cute Christmas Card. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  28. Aww how adorable. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT


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