Sunday 15 August 2021

Christmas Couple in Warm Winter Wear

Over at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up it is the midway point of our challenge. That means it is the turn of the Merry Maidens to share some more fabulous Christmas cards

This paper pack Knitted Textures 1 designed by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles is up for grabs to the lucky winner who follows the optional twist to feature Warm Winter Wear on your card.

The Sponsor for this challenge is All Dressed Up Stamps who is offering the fabulous prize of 2 digital images from their store.

For my card I have used this super image Christmas Couple. I have particular friends in mind for this card and I know they will love it.

The image has been coloured with Promarkers and some added gold & red gel pens. I added some stickles glitter glue to the furry hat trim. The image has been trimmed and edged with a gold marker.

The card background layers have been created digitally and then printed out onto matte photo paper.

The back layer is the light green from the Knitted Textures pack. This is my favourite sort of green and I tried to match up my Promarkers as best as I could to it.

The next layer is the Ho Ho Ho paper from Sentimentally Christmas. I of course had to use the classic red and green colour combination so chose this paper accordingly.

The plaid 'ribbon' was created using the paper from Holiday Hoopla. I made the paper smaller so the check was closer and placed several 'pages' alongside one another to make a strip as wide as I needed being careful to match up the design for continuity. This was cut out as a separate piece and then I added a gold peel off sticker border for definition.

The sentiment was created using a font purchased from Serif who are the designers of the Affinity software I use. I die cut this using a Spellbinders die.

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

Card Details -

Size - 6” Square

Digital Image - Christmas Couple (All Dressed Up Stamps)

Digital Papers - Knitted Textures 1, Sentimentally Christmas, Holiday Hoopla Patterned Papers 1 (Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles)

Dies - Petite Labels 1 (Spellbinders)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, Gel Pens

Embellishments - Stickles Glitter Glue, Gold peel off border (Lakeland Limited)

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


  1. Great Christmas card and papers love the beautifully coloured image
    Carol x

  2. I love the knitted patterned papers and paper piecing on their jumpers, a fabulous Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

  3. Such an unusual card. I am sure the couple will love it.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  4. A super card, love the knitted patterned papers. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  5. I love this card Mandy! The couple in their winter woolies are so cute.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  6. You did a brilliant job of coordinating the colours Mandy, in fact I thought you had paper pieced the image, many thanks for joining in with our Sparkle theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  7. Your Christmas couple is so sweet. Love the paper pieced sweaters! So happy you played along with Krafty Chicks Challenge this week.
    Diane - DT

  8. Love the papers, great card, thanks for joining us at the Allsorts challenge xxx

  9. Beautiful Christmas Card Mandy. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  10. This is super cute. I love the backing paper.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  11. Lovely card Mandy. Good idea to get ahead with your xmas makes already!
    Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Polkadoodles Digi Choosday,
    Lili of the Valley,
    Dies to Die For,
    As You Like It Challenge.

  12. Lovely Christmas card, sweet image. Thanks for joining 613 Avenue Create and TTCRD challenges. Anesha

  13. They are a fabulous trendy couple in their matching jumpers, fabulous fun card..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  14. Warm and inviting, with gorgeous paper and wonderful colouring! Your paper adds a touch of mirth to the celebration too. Perfect! Thanks for sharing this with us at Digi Doodle Studios!

  15. Oh wow this is just so beautiful. 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

  16. Back again, and again, just absolutely beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette CT -

  17. Amanda, what a beautiful Christmas card. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Gail CT

  18. This is a lovely card, Really nice. Thanks for entering your card at Penny's Paper crafty challenge
    Echt een toffe kaart, kei leuk!! Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Penny's Paper crafty challenge
    DT Penny's Paper crafty challenge

  19. The image is adorable and the card will be special for a special couple. Thanks for joining the challenge at Get Creative Challenge Blog.

  20. Hello Mandy, your card is just lovely! Such a cute image, coloured to perfection - love their jumpers!!

    Thanks for joining in with us this month at Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Sarah R
    Crafty Calendar DT

  21. What a cute image - thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this month

  22. This looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine

  23. Great choice and mixing of papers. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog.
    DRU DT

  24. Such a cute card Mandy. Love the image with their knitted sweaters!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Allsorts and my Crafty Wednesday challenge!

  25. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge! What a great way to use the knit print paper!

  26. Gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining in with your favourite primary colour for the AYLI challenge. This is a fab creation and we really appreciate you taking the time to enter. Hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Squirrel x

  27. I love your friends will love this card. I know I do! Thank you for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge and we hope to see you again next time!
    XOXO, Aimeslee LTCCB DT

  28. I just looooove this!!! It's so pretty!

    Thank you for participating on our fortnightly challenges. We love to see more creations of you in our challenges. You can win some fantastic digi's
    Createful Heart Design
    Diana DT

  29. Fabulous creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Studios!

  30. Lovely Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Angie's Digital Stamps! Angie-Owner/DT

  31. A very cute design - love your colouring.

    Thanks for joining us at the SheepSki Designs Challenge.

    Helen x

  32. 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!!*Sorry for being so late commenting but please know that I have checked out your project and appreciate you entering my challenge!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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