Wednesday 15 July 2020

Christmas Pooch

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 'Flip A Coin'  The paper pack Eclectic Mix 1 designed by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles is up for grabs to the lucky winner who follows the twist.

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to create a card that features the twist and state in your post which of the options came up when you flipped the coin.

This month we are sponsored by All Dressed Up 

For my card I have used this cute little doggie Christmas Pooch. I have decided he is called Patch because of the patch on his eye. He has the most adorable sweater and is  'All Dressed Up' ready for Christmas.

I have coloured Patch with Promarkers & Flexmarkers and added some texture to the fur using as blender pen.

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.

My Coin Flip recipe is as follows:-

1 - Tails - Make card with 4 or more layers
2 - Heads - Square card
3 - Heads - Dots (also incorporated stripes)
4 - Heads - Lace or Ribbon (made ribbon from the striped paper rotated)
5 - Tails - Real or faux stitching (used stitched paper)

For the layout I have used Sketch 187 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

I use a program called Affinity Designer on the Mac and created a square card. I used the darker green from the spotty paper as the accent for matting and layering throughout. I used 3 of the papers from Eclectic Mix 1. The colours are lovely and although it is a much more subtle colour palette than I would usually use for a Christmas card it has really come out so well and I am pleased with it.  

The main background is Dots, the secondary paper behind Patch is the zig zag and I used Horizontal stripes as a ribbon by rotating it and cropping.

I used a holly embellishment from Scrapgirls. I created a copy and flipped it so it looked like a bow.

The final touch was adding the glittery snowflakes from Snow Much Fun

The sentiment is from Ginger's House. There are so many freebies on this blog.  The blog has not been updated since 2017 but there are hundreds of sentiments on there. If you have not visited I would strongly recommend that you take a look at how many really high quality free sentiments are on there.

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

Digital Supplies Used :  

Image Christmas Pooch by All Dressed Up Coloured with Promarkers, & Gel Pens
Sentiment - Ginger's House
Embellishments - Snow Much Fun Glitter Snowflakes by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles & holly embellishment by Scrapgirls

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


  1. What a sweet card! And our dogs DO wait for us! Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!

  2. A very cute Christmas card.
    Thank you for joining in with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  3. That is such an adorable image and you've used it to make a really lovely Christmas card.

    Thank you for joining in with my challenge again with this fab card.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  4. Such a sweet image and you've done such a fabulous job colouring it. Wonderful colour choices. Thanks for sharing this with us at Passion for Promarkers!

  5. Such a cute card. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  6. Such a cute dog, gorgeous card

    Thank you for joining us at Christmas with the Cuties

  7. You made a cute Christmas card with a nice sketch. Nice that you participate in the Di's Digi Stamp Challenge.

    Hugs, Astrid.

  8. Another beauty! Cute image and a lovely card!
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Ike’s world with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Designer for Ike’s world {My Blog}

  9. Love the pooch! Beautiful card and I love the layout and papers, adorable! So glad you joined us for our Hip to be Square Challenge at Winter Wonderland!

  10. So cute - love the design and colours. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda DT

  11. Aw I love this Christmas card! Patch is so cute in his little jumper and those papers are just fab - love the colours! Great layout too! Thanks so much for sharing at Passion for Promarkers this week. Hugs, Karen x

  12. Lovely cute christmas image
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  13. Awww this is so cute!! Lovely papers too. Thank you for joining in at Christmas with The Cutie Pies. Sarah DT

  14. Beautiful Christmas card and design. Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers Blog Challenge
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  15. Love the Christmas Pooch, fab card!

    Thank you for joining in at IkesWorldchallenges!
    DT Val x

  16. Lovely and sweet card, love the image you chose and your colouring is so pretty… Also thanks for using an All Dressed Up image for our current challenge of ANYTHING GOES using an ALL DRESSED UP IMAGE. Good luck in the final draw.

    [aNNie Design Team Member for All Dressed Up Challenges] ❣️ ADU

  17. Ahh what a nice card! So neatly made, beautiful colors and completely according to the theme and a sentiment of course! Thank you for sharing on Aud Sentiments Challenge blog! We hope you will participate again next time !.

  18. Mandy: I think you deserve a prize just for your coordinated efforts to combine so many challenge prompts into 1 Christmas card! The dog with his sweater image is very adorable! Thanks for including MTTC's Christmas in July fortnight challenge in your linked list! --Becca/DT

  19. Aww what a gorgeous pup ready and waiting!

    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Keep crafting!
    Lj xx
    Crafter's Castle

  20. Cute card with the sweet pup image and the different layers of papers are gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at the All Dressed Up challenge, good luck in the draw and I hope you come back again.
    Marilyn S

  21. Very cute and this image of the pup is just so sweet. Great colours, I like the olive green. Great work and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  22. Mandy you really rocked that sketch! I love your choice of papers and that little hound is just gorgeous.
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    Jan’s Digi Stamps DT
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

  23. Mandy,
    What a cute image! I love your coloring too. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Artist & Owner

  24. Such a lovely christmas card. thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday challenge blog. Hayley guest DT member. x

  25. What a lovely Christmas card!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!

  26. It's a beautiful card.
    Thank you for participating in the Crafty Galore Encore Challenge. Looking forward to seeing you again at the next challenge.
    Greetings and love !!
    Claudia Martins - DT

  27. I agree - this is so beautiful card. Really nice work!
    Thank you for your support of the Ike's World Challenges!
    Good luck!

  28. Beautiful card! Gorgeous colouring and cute image. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. xx Wilma

  29. Great image and lovely colours, thank you for playing along with us at SSW2.
    Anne SSW2-DT

  30. Adorable!! Thank-you so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  31. A very cute design, beautifully put together.

    Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog.

    Helen x


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