Tuesday 19 October 2021

Xmas Decorations


Stamper's Delights run a Progressive Freebie challenge on Facebook and give you a free image set to work with if you make a card using any of their images. 

I was running really behind last month as I was preparing to go on holiday and had my 50th birthday and 20th wedding anniversary which led to lots of family thing and meals out. My birthday last year was a bit of a non-event due to bad timing so it was really nice to have a proper celebration this year. I managed to get this added to the Facebook group but didn't have time to blog it.

The image is an older one from Stamper's Delights Xmas Decoration and I have used Promarkers and a gold gel pen to add decoration to the baubles. Mum used to have a stripy one like that when I was little. It was a really fine thread wound onto a plastic bauble that mysteriously became unravelled... (I was always taking things apart to see how they were made LOL)

The plaid paper has loads of glitter embedded in the red. It is from a traditional Christmas pad all in red and green so I used gold throughout to add some metallic shine. The text side strip and sentiment have both been recycled from old Christmas cards. 

I added some red sparkle washi tape, a die cut snowflake from a set I have not used before and a red sparkly gem as a finishing touch.

Card Details -

Size - 6 x 6”

Digital Image - Xmas Decorations (Stamper’s Delights)

Designer Paper - Merry Christmas Traditional (Craft Sensations)

Dies - Splendid Snowflakes (Sheena Douglass at Crafter’s Companion)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, gold gel pen

Embellishments - Washi Tape (The Works), self adhesive gem

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


  1. So very festive and pretty! I love the plaid and all the care in the design. Happy belated 50th birthday and 20th anniversary! Thank you for sharing your pretty card with us at Peace on Earth!

  2. Great mix on you papers Love the festive ornaments too. Thanks for sharing with us at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog. Please join us again.
    Kathy POE DT

  3. Very pretty card and a great design, love the glittery plaid paper too! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
    Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}

  4. This is such a pretty classic Christmas card, Mandy! I love your layered composition! Happy 50th birthday and 20th anniversary! So glad you were able to celebrate this year! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Beautiful Christmas colours and happy memories!
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  6. Beautiful Christmas card,love the sparkly baubles and P.papers.Your blog not been showing on my reading list mind you this morning it said there were no new blog posts at all!!
    Carol x

  7. What a fabulous holiday card Mandy! LOVE those ornaments! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!

    Please stop in for a visit!

  8. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 564 - I hope to see you again soon. x

  9. Love this. Thanks for joining us at the PIP Challenge. kReN@afourthlife

  10. Very pretty baubles. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  11. Lovely christmas card, I like the tartan backing paper works well with the baubles
    Thank you for joining us]
    CD Sunday plus DT

  12. Beautiful Christmas colors; love the baubles. Thank you for sharing with us at Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge.

  13. What a great Christmas card! I like how it made you nostalgic. Great way to re-use old Christmas cards. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

    sue n.


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