Tuesday 15 September 2020

Say It With a Sentiment

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 ' Say It With A Sentiment' A sentiment or word art is to be a big part of the focus on the card.

The paper pack Sentimentally Christmas 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.

The Sponsor for this challenge is Decosse's Dynamite Doodles who is offering a selection of Christmas Sentiments to the lucky winner.

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

For my card I really wanted to use Snowy Scene from the Nature of Christmas Kit.

I laid this on a background of Cranberrry Plaid paper which is a freebie still available here from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. It is a subtle pop of colour around the edge without being too bold.

 The sentiment is from the White Christmas Sentiment set 

I wanted it to be a large focal area on the white snowbank foreground. I love the font that has been used on this one.

I added some red glitter snowflakes from Snow Much Fun onto the background and made them a 70% opacity to make them less bold and blend into the snowflakes already on the background.

Finally I added a little snowman which was a vector graphic I bought years ago for the grand total of 99p. This was in the days before digital stamps really became popular (can you imagine there was such a time?)

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

Digital Supplies Used :  

Image -  Vector Graphic (no longer available)
Papers - Cranberry Plaid freebie & Nature of Christmas by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.
Sentiment - White Christmas set by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.
Embellishments - Snow Much Fun Glitter Snowflakes  by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles

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


  1. Love your digital work here, the snowman looks right at home in your scene. Thanks for joining in with my I Love challenge at Allsorts birthday week.

  2. Love your festive scene card ' such a cutie snowman too!...thanks for joining in with this weeks #37 https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com challenge : Nelly DT x

  3. A perfect Christmas card. Love the added glitz x
    hugs sally x

  4. Wonderful Christmas card. Awesome scene and so glad you shared over at Crafty Catz (and Crafty Sentiments)

  5. A really sweet Christmas scene and that's a lovely flowing sentiment, many thanks for joining in with our 11th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  6. Hi Mandy, I love this card and the gorgeous pops of red! I am one of this week's sponsors for the Allsorts Challenge and I wondered if you would like to be part of my new Design Team? I am a new designer but have been crafting for years and at one time was on the Design Team for several craft companies and card challenges (including Allsorts). Best wishes and Happy Crafting! Clare

    1. Clare I have put a message on your blog. Thank you for reaching out to me.

  7. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. Lovely card Mandy - great digital manipulation - I;m still learning that technique. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda DT

  9. What a great Christmas card. I love the sentiment, it's a lovely font.

    Thanks for continuing to support our challenge.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  10. A really lovely snowy scene - such a cute snowman!
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  11. Lovely Christmas card. Thank you for joining in with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  12. Lovely and sweet card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  13. I really love this card, beautiful snowy christmas scene
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  14. Such a cute snowman. One of my favourite sentiments at Christmas time and altogether a fabulous card. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  15. Beautiful card, Mandy. Thanks for sharing on CCAYR, I hope the next challenge comes again. Martina - DT

  16. You've created a beautiful Christmas scene. I love it. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday Plus Wynn DT

  17. Beautiful scene, it makes me smile. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!
    Merja DT

  18. Lovely card. So cute. Thanks for entering Polkadoodles DigiChoosday. Madison

  19. Super cute card. Love the red/white/grey color combo. Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.


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