Saturday 15 August 2020

Shimmer & Shine


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 to add 'Shimmer & Shine'  

The paper pack Crumpled Chrome 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.

This month we are sponsored by Taylormade Cards 4 U

For my card I have used the Santa Passport Kit. Monica has some amazing kits that make a really unusual card that opens up like a passport. There are so many different elements that you can use bit as the intended passport and for any other crafty makes.

As I don't have access to a colour printer at the moment I have made a fully digital card.

Throughout the card I have used the Gold paper from the Crumpled Chrome 1 pack. I love how textured it looks, Lisa did an amazing job designing it.

The main paper is from the Passport Kit. 
I made a washi ribbon from the Red White & Green Stripe from Holiday Hoopla. By reducing the opacity in my digital program this gives the appearance of washi tape rather than a bold solid line.

Across the crossover of the ribbons I added the Merry Christmas postcard from the kit. To this I have added some sparkle by using the red snowflakes from Snow Much Fun

I loved the music note page with the old fashioned jolly Santa from the kit. Using the Santa Wish List I positioned it so Santa is looking up at it. I used the Parcel Post element to make 'stickers' so it looks like the wishlist is stuck to the main paper with it.

To add some more Shimmer & Shine I used Snowflake Brads from the Snow Much Fun kit (sorry I don't have a preview). I added a red snowflake over the top to make it bolder.

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

Digital Supplies Used : 

Papers - Crumpled Chrome 1 pack & Holiday Hoopla Patterned Papers 2 by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.
Embellishments - Snow Much Fun Glitter Snowflakes  & Brads by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles

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


  1. A super card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  2. What a beautiful card! Thank you for joining the Digi Choosday Challenge blog, we hope you'll be back next time!

  3. Beautiful card x thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx

  4. Mandy, your card is adorable. Perfect for the Christmas season. It will be here before we know it.Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

  5. Such a fun, cheerful Christmas card! I love the layering effect Thank you for entering in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge. Ginny M, DT

  6. Wonderful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at the CHNC Christmas Weekly this week for our "Anything Goes, optional " for a lady or a girl" challenge.

  7. A wonder card. Love the traditional use of 5he colours
    Mrs H's Crafty Corner

  8. Mandy, Love your nostalgic Christmas card. Thank you for sharing your creative creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge where anything goes. HAPPY CRAFTiNG!

  9. This is a smashing project!
    We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT

  10. Great vintage Christmas card..Thank you for joining us at Pearly Sparkles
    Carol DT x

  11. Gorgeous card! Thanks you for joining with us at Digi Choosday Crafting challenge. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  12. Such a beautiful card, thanks for joining us at the Dragonfly Dreams.
    Hugs Ilonka DT x

  13. Fabulous.
    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

  14. Fantastic Holiday project!!
    Thanks for sharing your art creations with us at 613 Ave Create .....Good Luck and Look forward to seeing you again!!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Hugs Shell ~ DT 💕

  15. This is a lovely Holiday card. One of my favorite digital packs from Taylor Made Cards 4 U! Thank you for joining the Crafter's Castle Challenge. Best of Luck!

  16. Lovely vintage card. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this month.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  17. Is a lovely christmas Card¡
    Thanks for joining us on
    Haideé DTC Corrosive Challenge Blog


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