Monday 15 November 2021

JOY Birds


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 Vintage Damask 2 Red & White Collection designed by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles is up for grabs to the lucky winner who follows the optional twist to feature the Colours of Red & White on your card.

The Sponsor for this challenge is Imagine That Digistamp who is offering the fabulous prize of 3 digistamps (upto $14 value) from her store.

For my card I chose to use JOY Birds set. I just loved the jolly characters and knew it would work really well as the main focal point on a red and white card. I coloured the image with Promarkers and added lots of glitter glue accents.

The candy cane paper is from Holiday Hoopla Patterned Papers Set 2 by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. This has been printed onto glossy photo paper. I isolated 2 of the candy canes and enlarged them to use as embellishments. Red card stock has been used throughout for the matting and layering.

Finally the sentiment from the digi set comes as a black outline or a coloured version. As it is candy cane colours I used this coloured version with it's pop of red it was the perfect finishing touch.

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

Card Details -

Size - A5

Digital Image & Sentiment - JOY Birds (Imagine That Digistamp)

Digital Paper - Holiday Hoopla Patterned paper set 2 (Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers

Embellishments - Stickles glitter glue

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


  1. Adorable card! I love the design and added sparkles! Thank you for participating in the Gem of a Craft Challenge! ~Michelle, DT Polkadoodles

  2. You have a beautiful card, Mandy. Merry birds are a beautiful ornament. Thank you for playing in CHNC!

  3. This is a really cute card with lovely colouring. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  4. A great Christmas card - I like that backing paper.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  5. These little birds are having a lot of fun - as it should be. So glad you shared with us at Critter Crazies, come back again soon. CarolG

  6. I just love how bright and cheery this card is and those cute candy canes too. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

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

  8. Love this bright and cheerful card thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz hugs x

  9. Cute card and great design! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Stamping November challenge with the Christmas theme!

  10. Perfectly Bright and Festive, Mandy! Thank You for sharing your sweet creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Hope to see you again in our next challenge. Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi stamp shop)

  11. Love the image Mandy, the birds are very cute and you've done a wonderful job with the colouring. My favourite is the little penguin sitting with his head poked through the "O"! Great choice of patterned paper, I love all the candy canes!

  12. This is lovely Mandy, a fab image and a really 'joyful' creation in all ways, thanks so much for joining in with our Christmas theme at Allsorts, Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping challenge.

    B x

  13. Thanks also for sharing with us at We Love Stamping and Stamping Sensations challenges.

  14. Beautiful card, thank you for joining us over at Gem of a craft challenge, we hope to see you again soon. DT Alison

  15. Lovely, fun card!
    Fabulous, this would make anyone super HAPPY!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  16. Lovely Christmas card. Cute images. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. DT Vesna

  17. What a fun card! Love it! Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Challenge!! - Linh (DT)

  18. great card, lovely image, perfect little card.

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin and Stamping Sensations.


  19. Oh that is just adorable! I love it! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  20. Adorable card Mandy. Love you image.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #169 sponsored by Twinkle Lane Designs.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

  21. Wow.. that's just fantastic! Love the cute image and the pretty paper! Nice work...

    Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *Owner*Critter Crazy Challenges
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days
    *DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2
    *GDT* stamps & fun = CREATIVITY

  22. Lovely christmas card, love the birds with the sentiment
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  23. Lovely and sweet card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.


  24. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at the Holly & Ivy Christmas challenge. Shona DT member.

  25. Nice cozy Christmas card. Thank you for playing along at Creative Craft Cottage challenge. Good luck with your entry

    Greetings Marga dt

  26. The perfect warm holiday card creation! Thanks so much for a wonderful response to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah,
    A Place To Start, Owner
    613 Avenue Create, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    Shopping Our Stash, DT
    The Color of Cards, Owner

  27. Oh my this is absolutely delightful Mandy what an adorable cute image this is super thank you for joining our challenge this month at WE LOVE STAMPING
    lolo x

  28. Awww . . . cute!! And I love your candy cane paper; so fun! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs.

  29. Adorable. Thanks for sharing your super cute creation with us at Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

  30. Hello Mandy, another wonderfully cute Christmas card! Love the image and your paper choices. Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge this month, hope to see you again.

    Sarah R
    Crafty Challenge DT

  31. Fabulous and lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing at We Love Stamping November Challenge;-))m

  32. Thank you for sharing your fabulous card with us at the Winter Wonderland Christmas challenge, we hope you can join us again soon - Janice DT

  33. Thank you for sharing your fun card with us at Scribbles Designs, we hope you can join us again soon ~ Janice, Inspiration Team

  34. Gorgeous cute card…Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge:)
    Wendy x


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