Monday 15 March 2021

Ruby Christmas Drink


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

This paper pack Cheers Christmas Edition designed by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 
is up for grabs to the lucky winner who follows the Optional Twist if you feature a BEVERAGE you might drink during the HOLIDAYS as the focus of your card. 

For example, eggnog, mulled wine, hot toddy, wassail, hot buttered rum, brandy Alexander, Christmas punch, hot cocoa, etc.

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 Bugaboo Stamps who is offering a $12 certificate from their store.

I love working with Jodie's images and this was a fun one to colour. I used Promarkers and loads of glitter courtesy of Spectrum Noir glitter markers, a glittery red gel pen, gold gel pen and a clear glitter gel pen for the glass.

I die cut the image using a Romantic Rectangles Nestability die and used some glimmer chalks around the edge.

The card is a tent style and measures 6" square. The green mat has been recycled from an old card and was the perfect size for the patterned paper which is the Fruit Punch from the Cheers Christmas Edition Pack. I loved the shape of the glass and the candy cane, totally Christmas. I also like the fun spotty border that frames the outside. The paper has been printed onto glossy photo paper and the colours are so vibrant. I also enlarged one of the glasses to make a motif that could be used on the card.

The green striped paper is a nod to the candy cane. It is from a HOTP Creative Cardmakers pack. I bought loads of them when I first started making cards years and years ago and they are still so useful today.

The sentiment was a freebie from Tlc Creations. It is part of a larger sentiment with a ribbon frame. One of the great things about digital is that you can crop them, resize and remove parts that you don't want to use. You only need basic editing software to be able to do this and you can tailor them to your own needs then.

I cut the image using a die from Petite Labels 1 from Spellbinders and again used the glimmer chalk around the outside edge.

Finally the enlarged fruit punch motif was fussy cut with my ever trusty tiny blade Fiskars embroidery scissors which I have had for about 30 years. They were really expensive at the time but I use them so much they were worth the money. The blades rarely need sharpening and I can cut really precisely with them.

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

Card Details -

Size - 6” x “6 Tent

Digital Image - Ruby Christmas Drink (Bugaboo Stamps)

Digital Sentiment - taken from Christmas Cheer Ribbon (Tlc Creations)

Digital Paper - Cheers Xmas Edition (Decosse's Dynamite Doodles)

Paper - Earth Tones Cardmaker’s Creative Pack (Hot off The Press)

Dies - Romantic Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinder) Petite Labels 1 (Spellbinders)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers, Red Glitter gel pen, gold gel pen, Sakura clear glitter pen

Embellishments - Glimmer Chalk

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


  1. hI Mandy! Awesome card! Very clever to enlarge one of the paper's drinks. I have Romantic Rectangles Two set, very similar, and I liked how you inked the edge of it, makes a nice frame effect. Cheers! xxo

  2. Oh this is great! I love that it's not traditional.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck with your entry! :)
    ~ DT Saphron
    Lemon Biscuit

  3. Fun Christmas card! Thanks for linking up at Crafting Happiness Challenges.
    :) Janis, Owner & Design Team

  4. I love the image on your card, she is really funny! Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.

  5. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 533 also for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper March challenge - I hope to see you again soon. x

  6. Brilliant Christmas card,

    Thanks for joining in our challenge at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  7. A great Christmas card. I like all the cocktail buts.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  8. Mandy your card is delightful. Love all the elements. Thank you for joining us over at Penny's Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana

  9. A great Christmas card, fabulous colouring and you just have to smile at the image.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  10. Mandy your card is fab.. I love the layers and the bright colors on the card .. Super delightful and cheerful .. the use of the dies is so clever. Thank You for playing along with us Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies.. XOXO DT Dhruvika @the_cardogram

  11. Such a fun image. Thank you for sharing your lovely design with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  12. Awesome Christmas card! Thank you so much for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this week xoxoxo

  13. Great Card - Look so fun! thank you for joining us at Penny's

  14. Fantastic card Mandy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  15. This card is so stinky cute! Love how you coordinated the image with the patterned paper background. Thank you for submitting to A Place to Start. 😀Samantha

  16. Lovely christmas card Mandy. She looks to be getting right into the festive spirit! Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.

  17. Great card. I really love the colours you used here, adorable. Beautiful project for our current challenge, Girls, girls, girls….. delightful design.
    Thanks for joining in at [aNNie Designer for SheepSki Designs

  18. Cute card. Love Bugaboo images and you created an awesome card. thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz.

  19. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
    DT Anneke

  20. Fantastic creation, love the papers you have used

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'A Place To Start' this month
    Stay Safe
    Hugs Shell xx

  21. Great card. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Polkadoodles craft challenge Janet DT

  22. Fabulous card! Love how well you matched papers and embellishment to your image! And the frame you used with the image is beautiful! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  23. Great Christmas card, love how your paper ties in with the fab Bugaboo image. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sandy DT

  24. Fab card and image Mandy. Thank you for sharing with us over here at the Crafty Calendar Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for

  25. Great card Mandy. Do you think we might get a Christmas like that soon?
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  26. Great christmas card, love the image
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

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

  28. Cheers Mandy! Here's to ya... Thank you for sharing your FUN creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Great Job! Good Luck, stay safe and happy crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  29. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Challenge 6 at Gem of a Challenge!

  30. Great card, pretty layering.
    Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Hope to see your great cards back here again soon. Judy DT

  31. Great card - love the layout you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

    Helen x

  32. Thank you for sharing your entry with Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper March 2021 challenge. We look forward to see everyone's wonderful projects. What a great card design, and your choice of patterned papers were amazing.

    Myrna Sweet, DT Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

  33. Wonderful work. Thank you for joying us over on the Angie's Digital Stamps Blog

  34. Great card and I love the papers! Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner/Designer


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