Thursday 15 July 2021

Snow Drifters


It's Christmas every month for us over at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.
However many non-Christmas challenges traditionally have a Christmas in July theme and this has given us the opportunity to use any Christmas supplies this time round.

The Merry Maidens are sharing their cards for you today.

As alway our amazing leader Lisa of Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles has created some lovely papers Paillette Stripes which will be the prize for 3 lucky winners this month. Lisa's papers are always fabulous quality and very high resolution files so they print really crisp and clear. 

For my Card this month I have used a digital stamp from a set called Snow Drifters by Beccy’s Place. The images come in both colour and outline stamps and you get the 4 sentiments and 7 different snowflakes so you can easily make your own scenes.

I used the image of the snow couple hugging. I adore the expressions on their faces so much. I coloured the image using coloured pencils and added some detail with a white gel pen. Loads of glitter glue has been added to the snow and fur trims. There is even a subtle glitter added to the body but this doesn't show up in photos at all.

The small snowman has been taken from the patterned paper in the Christmas Fun Paper Pack. I love picking elements from these papers to use as an image in its own right. It is a fabulous way to stretch your supplies, you just need very basic digital image skills to isolate it from the main paper. Always just remember to work on a copy of the paper though and not to use your original so you don't accidentally delete your original file.

The background is a paper from the Merry Christmouse Paper Pack. I used this for last month's card and my hubby had printed it for me on plain card and glossy photo paper. The colours are move vibrant on the glossy paper so that suited my  previous card better. The more muted tones of the card I knew I could use so kept for this card instead.

I added some silver glitter glue for star details and used gold to highlight the shooting star and the moon.

Finally the sentiment is an old freebie from Pink Cat Studio. These seem to be no longer available as the author has gone down a more educational route with her digis.

I do hope you will join us with Christmas in July at 12 Months of Christmas. If you haven't already started your Christmas Cards then this is the perfect opportunity to get cracking on your festive makes.

Card Details -

Size - 6” Square

Digital Image - Snow Drifters (Beccy’s Place) Snowman taken from Christmas Fun Paper Pack (Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles)

Digital Paper - Starry Sky from Merry Christmouse Paper Pack (Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles)

Digital Sentiment - Old Freebie (Pink Cat Studio)

Colouring Medium - Arteza Expert Pencils, White Gel Pen

Embellishments - Stickles glitter glue, Spectrum Noir clear glitter overlay

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


  1. Very cute. I love those snow people. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  2. Great Christmas card and love the really cute snow couple
    Carol x

  3. Lovely card. I too am a Beccy's place fan.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  4. A really cute image and a great Christmas card.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  5. Mandy, this is adorable and I love your coloring! Thanks for entering in the challenge at Colour Crazy! Donna

  6. Such a cute Christmas card thank for sharing at Cardz 4 Galz Shell B x

  7. What an adorable image. A great card.

    Thanks for joining us.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  8. Love the snowman, and its a great christmas card
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  9. Your card is wonderful Mandy, you've done a fabulous job combining all the different elements to create a wonderful night-time scene. I love the crescent moon and the starry sky. The glitter adds lots of wonderful sparkle too.

  10. Super cute card and image, thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers Blog Challenge
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  11. That is the sweetest couple! I like all the glue details you added too, thanks for joining us at Stinkin' Inkers!

  12. Adorable card Mandy.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #161 Christmas in July sponsored by The Paper Shelter and Leann's World 101.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

  13. I love your snow drifters and all project. Great thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs Challenges.
    Wish you good luck and hope to see you soon.
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  14. Such a sweet image. Thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles.

  15. Too cute and love the touch of gold! So glad you joined us at Christmas with the Cuties!

  16. Wonderful card, love how you coloured Beccy's image. Thank for joining Beccy's Place and TTCRD challenge. Anesha

  17. Very cute! Love the nighttime scene.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck with your entry! :)
    ~ DT Saphron
    Lemon Biscuit

  18. Cute!

    Thank you for playing at Digi Choosday Challenges

    Happy Crafting
    DT Sam

  19. Such an adorble card, sends out all the warm hugs

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Crafty paper challenge blog
    Diana DT

  20. Gorgeous card Mandy.
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  21. This is darling, Mandy. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Word Art Wednesday. Have a blessed week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  22. Love your very frosty looking scene, such darling snow people! Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week.

  23. Aww what an adorable couple on your super sweet card!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  24. Great card. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Polkadoodles Craft challenge Janet DT

  25. Your couple look great hun

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Happy Little Stampers Christmas' this month
    hugs Shell xx

  26. Very pretty card! Thank you for playing at Dragonfly Dreams Challenge!

  27. This is so very cute and beautifully done!
    Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday "Christmas in July" challenge (or anything crafty goes) this month!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  28. Very cute!! thank you for sharing at Christmas with the Cutie Pies. Sarah DT

  29. This is such a cute image. Your card is perfect for our Challenge. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4galz. Love Dawn x

  30. Awwwwwww! Its such a sweet card! Love it! Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. Good luck!
    Blessings, Jeanie Ellis DT
    Crafter's Castle
    Scrapbookingmamaw MyBlog

  31. Such a sweet card. Thanks for joining us at the Pearly Sparkles challenge this month and good luck with your entry Claire DT

  32. Wonderful card! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Maritza DT

  33. Cutest snowmen I seen! I love the images from Beccy´s Place and this on is melting my heart. Thank you for playing along with us at DIGI DOODLE STUDIOS! Best of luck with your entry. Nick DT

  34. Just precious :) Thank you for joining us at IKEsWORLD this month. Hugs Mimi DT xxx

  35. Sweet card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  36. Hugging snowmen. What could be cuter for a Christmas card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.

  37. Beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Ike’s world with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Designer for Ike’s world {My Blog}

  38. Lovely christmascard and supercute image ♥
    Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Creative Fingers!
    (◠‿◠✿) DT Tindaloo


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