Sunday 15 November 2020

Waiting For Santa Window


Earlier in the year I made a digital card with this image for my DT work at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. As part of my DT duties I need to be able to use the digital papers that Lisa makes at Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. I cannot print in colour at present so I colour whatever the sponsor's image is and then digitise it to make a fully digital card. This then gives me an already coloured image that i can use to make a physical card at a later date.

For Day 13 at Beccy's Place Month Long Holiday Cards Challenge the prompt is the letter K 
I have chosen K for Kitties and Kraft

The image is Waiting for Santa Window from the Fleaz Navidad set by Ike's Art. I have coloured it with Promarkers and added some details with coloured pencils. I used a gold gel pen on create a plaid pattern on window blind and tree pot. I added a white gel pen to the windows to create snowdrifts and some snowflakes. A clear glitter pen was used to add sparkle. Finally a green metallic gel pen was used to colour the Christmas tree.

I used Sketch 195 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 for the layout

The base is some green cardstock and I made a square card as large as the sheet would allow. This has a kraft text paper on it that came in a big bundle years ago from Craftwork Cards. On this I added a scrap of tartan paper and matted with gold.

The circle element I used some pre-cut sentiment dies from Kanban that I have had for at least 15 years. They were all the rage at that time and I did use a lot years ago. I used them as I thought it would be a good way of adding a sentiment.

The gold snowflake strip was an element from a pre-printed Papermania die cut sheet. Finally I added 3 tree shaped brads.

Card Details -

Size – 6.5” x 6.5”
Digital Image - Waiting For Santa Window from the Fleaz Navidad set  (Ike's Art)
Die Cuts – Kanban die cut frames
Paper – Traditional Christmas (The Works). Kraft paper (Craftwork Cards)
Colouring Medium – Promarkers, gold, green & White gel pens, pencils
Embellishments – Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen, brads

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


  1. Beautiful digital card, Mandy! I love making digitals too. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Try it on Tuesday with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
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  2. Love the digi image ! Lovely card very festive Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  3. A lovely Christmas card - I really like the Kraft/text backing paper.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  4. Lovely card Mandy. What a shame that you can't print in colour at the moment. At least you have a digital version ready for when you are able to. I hope those kitties aren't considering playing with the Christmas Tree while they are waiting for Santa!

  5. It looks fan, thank you for joining us at Allsorts, xx

  6. What a cute image Mandy, I love the cats! They look as though they're sizing up that tree, deciding whether it's worth knocking over or not. You've done a great job combining all the other elements, I particularly like the kraft paper with all the Christmas words. Fabulous!

  7. Sounds like a lot of work involved with the papers Mandy but you ended up with a super Christmas card and so pleased you shared it with us at Allsorts challenge this week, many thanks.

    B x

  8. Such a wonderfully festive card, love all the elements and card design. Thanks for playing at Polkadoodles, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  9. Wonderful card with great patterned paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  10. Supercute! Thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week.

  11. Fabulous scene Mandy, gorgeous card..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  12. Love your beautiful holiday card! The layers and colors are great and the kitties are adorable. Thank you for playing with us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge!

  13. Really super and I love how you did their snowy window.
    Thank you for using one of my images and for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    IKE x

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  14. Very nice. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  15. Pretty card, lovely patterns. Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

  16. Beautiful card and a perfect scene.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.

    Helen x

  17. Well done Mandy and thank you for sharing with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  18. A lovely card and the image is beautifully coloured.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Avril x

  19. Great job done with the sketch and I like the different mix of patterns and colours. Great image too.
    Thank you for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week. Best of luck with your entry! Nick

  20. Adorable image of the two pussy cats. Love your Christmas card. Thank you for sharing it with us at CDSunday Plus Wynn DT

  21. Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge. Good luck!

  22. Lovely christmas card
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  23. Très jolie carte de Noël.
    J'adore les chats.
    Merci de nous avoir joint au Colour Crazy Challenge.
    Bonne chance.
    Maryann Scrap GD Colour Crazy Challenge

  24. Beautiful card - thanks for sharing it with us at the Colour Crazy Challenge.

    Helen x

  25. Very cute card Mandy, I love those cats sitting at the window. Love your design papers used. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.

  26. Wonderful creation Mandy! I love the image -- how sweet is that? And the way you colored it up and layered it all together makes for such a sweet card!


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