Monday 15 February 2021

A Christmas Wish


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

This paper pack Christmas Fun 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 Child under 12 Years old.

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 Ike's Art who is offering a $10 certificate from their store.

I used to be on a Design team for a store that sold Ike's Art images and chose to use an image I already had which is A Christmas Wish. It is a really sweet image and reminds me of many Christmas outings to sit on Santa's knee at John Lewis in Leeds when I was a little girl.

The image has been coloured with Promarkers and I added lots of Stickles glitter glue to the fur. I decided that there was a Christmas tree missing from the image. Having already decided to use the Decorating Tree paper from the Christmas Fun pack I also isolated a tree and printed it out on photo paper so it is about 10cm tall, thus suiting the dimensions of the image I had already printed. This also shows how versatile the papers can be as you can choose only an element from it and not the whole paper.

I chose to use sketch 201 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 for the layout.

The base card is a 6" square and I cut the patterned paper to suit. I have added a wide metallic ribbon to highlight the gold elements. A square of gold glittery paper has been used for the background to my tableau and matted onto dark green card.

The tree has been added to the background and a gold star shaped gem to emulate the one in the paper. The stamped image has been raised up on thin foam squares to add depth. I added some green gems in the corners to match the sketch layout and a gold foiled sentiment.

Printing in colour has been an issue for us for a while as we cannot get a printer driver for our machine anymore. We have found a work around which is a bit awkward but said we will run the inks down and buy a new printer. They seem exceptionally hard to get at the moment though, every model hubby is after there is no stock and to timeframe for availability. Not sure if that is a Brexit think, a Covid thing or just shipping to UK being messed up in general so watch this space.......

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

Card Details -

Size - 6" Square
Digital Image - A Christmas Wish (Ike's Art)
Digital Paper - Christmas Fun (Decosse's Dynamite Doodles)
Colouring Medium - Promarkers
Embellishments - Stickles Glitter Glue, gems

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


  1. Fantastic colouring - this looks fabulous :-)
    Thank you for using my image. It is a pleasure to Sponsor you all.
    IKE x

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  2. A super card, very nostalgic. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  3. Super cute! Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Krafty Chicks Challenge.
    Diane - DT

  4. Thankyou for sharing your gorgeous card with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  5. Lovely card Mandy. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Creative Crafters Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for

  6. A fun take on our Cards for Kids challenge - thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin

  7. Cute Christmas card. Fun image and coloring. So glad you shared over at Catch the bug, Aud Sentiments, Colour Crazy, Crafty Catz, Krafty Chicks/GD.

  8. great card.

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin.


  9. Lovely card and wonderful coloring, and really like the addition of the gold too. So glad you joined us at Winter Wonderland!

  10. So very cute! Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug Challenges. Julie, Bugaboo Stamps DT

  11. Adorable Christmas card Mandy...
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  12. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  13. A great Christmas card Mandy and I love that backing paper.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  14. Thank you for sharing your memory with us Mandy.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  15. Beautiful card, Mandy! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Jan’s Digi Stamps with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Designer for Jan’s Digi Stamps {My Blog}

  16. Beautiful and nostalgic card. Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug/Stella Says Sketch. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT

  17. Great Christmas card Mandy! Love all the gorgeous elements and great job with one of our sketches!

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

  18. Lovely card Mandy. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K xx

  19. A lovely card all ready for Christmas. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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

  21. Beautiful Christmas card. I love it. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Danka CT -

  22. Such a sweet Christmas card to add to your stash. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

  23. What a great Christmas card. Very clever to add the tree and I love all the sparkle too.

    Thank you for entering our challenge.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  24. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!
    Merja DT

  25. Thank you so much for joining in with your favourite type of "stamp" AYLI challenge. What you've given us is gorgeous and we really appreciate you taking the time to enter. Hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Squirrel x

  26. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry CT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  27. This is so beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge and the best of luck with your entry.
    Margo DT

  28. I love this image by Ike! It is perfect for the under 12 group and I adore how you layered the image on the gold sparkly paper layer! The papers are awesome and your card is fantastic! Thanks for playing with us this month at Ike's World Challenges! Nan, DT

  29. A great card.

    Take care and thanks for joining us at LeAnn's World 101.

    Helen x


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