Sunday 15 November 2020

Snowman Heart Cupcake


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

This paper pack Geometric Man designed by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 
is up for grabs to the lucky winner who follows the optional Twist to make the card suitable for a man in honour of Movember.

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 Limited Runs who is offering a $10 gift certificate from their store.

I don't have access to a colour printer at the moment and cannot print out the digital papers so I have made a hybrid digital card. This way I can honour both the image artist, and use Lisa's digital papers. The added bonus is I then have the image already coloured to make into a physical card at a later date.

I chose to use this cute little image Snowman Heart Cupcake and coloured it with Promarkers. I made a starry sky background using a colouring technique from Beccy's Place. The blending creates a halo effect around the stars and this is enhanced with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen, white gel pen and silver Stickles glitter glue. I used a red glitter gel pen to colour the heart.

I have used baby blue Stickles glitter glue for the top of the cupcake and added some diamond dust to the snow. The frosting and textured snow is courtesy of Aleenes Glitter snow embossing paste so there is tremendous texture to the image. This was then scanned to produce a digital copy to then make my card.

I use a program called Affinity Designer on the Mac and it is fabulous for creating digital scrapbook pages and cards like these.

I used sketch 194 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 for the layout.

The base layer of the card is a plain dark blue. The next layer is the Grunge paper taken from the Geometric Man paper pack. I then added a half sheet of the Chevrons paper from the same pack.

Following the sketch circle layers are then created in the blue and Grunge to create a frame for the image to sit inside. I then created smaller circles to frame the sentiment.

The Merry Christmas Circle sentiment is a very old freebie from Bizzy Becs blog. This is still available to download here if you would like it. The heart sentiments inside this is from Daisy Doodles whose store is unfortunately now retired. The 2 combined make it suitable to give to your significant other.

Finally there have been some snowflakes added from Snow Much Fun. I have added some 'brads' to the centres which are simply small circles of the blue and Grunge papers.

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

Supplies Used :  

Digital ImageSnowman Heart Cupcake by Limited Runs
Digital Papers - Geometric Man by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.
Digital Embellishments - Snow Much Fun Glitter Snowflakes by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.
Digital Sentiments - Circle sentiment by Bizzy Becs & Heart sentiment by Daisy Doodles (Retired)
Colouring Medium Used - Promarkers, Red glitter gel pen, White gel pen
Embellishments - Baby Blue & Stardust Stickles glitter glues, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen, Aleene's Glitter Snow embossing paste

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


  1. Super cute card Mandy! I love Nikki's cupcakes at Limited Runs. She has a bunch of fun ones. Great take on the sketch! Love your color combo for the boys! Glad we are teamies at 12 Months!

  2. What a sweet image Mandy, I love the design. You did an awesome job colouring your night sky, the "halos" around the stars look fabulous and I love that you also applied a layer of sparkly medium! Fantastic!

  3. love the paper thank you for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge
    Tillys and it's made a great card,

  4. Cute little snowmen, thank you for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

  5. What an adorable image! Thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week.

  6. The snowmen cupcake image is so cute and such a fun card! Thank you so much for sharing this month at my Crafty Wednesday "Christmas" themed challenge.

  7. Such a fun image, perfect for your non-traditional Christmas colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Little Red Wagon Challenge this week!

  8. Great paper set and I love those cute Snowmen.
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    IKE x

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  9. Love these adorable snowmen cupcakes. They have a whimsical feel for certain. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  10. Mandy, what a sweet card. Love that DDD paper you used, Perfect on your card. 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}

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

    Jackie DT

  12. Cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at Arty Divas.

    DT Stacey

  13. Beautiful Christmas card with a sweet image and lovely colours.
    Thank you for joining the W and X challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Dorte x

  14. Such a great take on the sketch, Mandy and I love how you mixed those pretty papers.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges.

  15. Mandy I love your wee Snowmen on top of the cupcake, I would be on top than in it. Love your colours and design papers ussed. Great sentiment as well. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.

  16. Mandy, this is such an endearing image. I love the simplicity. Your choice of papers are the perfect compliment.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Jan’s Digital Stamp Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
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  17. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love it. Nice work.
    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

  18. Wonderful creation!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge November "ATG".
    Sorry for the late comment.

  19. A lovely card. Thank you for joining in the Dragonfly Dreams Christmas/winter challenge.

  20. Beautifully made - love the sparkle.

    Thanks for joining us at the Ike's World Challenge.

    Helen x

  21. Your card is very cute. Thank you for entering the Crafter's Castle Challenge Blog Hugs, Tracy, DT Member


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