Monday 15 August 2022

Candy Canes

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.

The challenge theme is any Any Christmas Card or other December holiday with an optional twist of Candy Canes. The lucky winner's prize is any 2 Winter or Christmas paper packs from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles

If you link up 2 or more cards to our challenge you will get the free Candy Cane Duo digital paper sent to you that our intrepid leader Lisa of Decosse's Dynamite Doodles has designed. 

My card is as sweet as can be with so many candy canes. I have used this old freebie sentiment from Platypus Creek Digitals many times and thought it would be quite fun to try and make a heart shape from 2 Candy Canes. I had a play in my digital program and made a motif from the Candy Cane from Festive Fare Sweet Treats by Kate Hadfield Designs

So that being my starting point I used the candy cane paper from the Holiday Hoopla Patterned Papers set 2 by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles as my background paper. This was then matted onto red card to frame it against the white card blank.

I followed a sketch for the layout from Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers

I added a striped paper from a magazine freebie again matting on red card as it made it stand out better. The candy canes have been coloured with a Promarker and then fussy cut. The crossover striped section did not look right underneath so I found a scrap of pink and white heart card which I think is a happy accident as it follows through with the love/heart theme. This heart was then raised up with thin foam pads.

 Finally the sentiment was matted onto red card and also mounted with foam pads.

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

Card Details -

Size - A5

Digital Image - Fest Fare Sweet Treats Stamps (Kate Hadfield Designs)

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

Striped Paper - Magazine Freebie

Digital Sentiment - Old Freebie (Platypus Creek Digitals) RETIRED

Colouring Medium - Promarkers

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


  1. Fabulous monochrome Christmas card and love all the candy canes
    Carol x

  2. Lovely design for a Christmas card I particularly like the stripey paper.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  3. What a great card, I love the candy cane heart. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  4. Lovely christmas card, I like the candy cane heart
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  5. The candycane designpaper is gorgeous. You made a lovely card with it.
    Lia DT POE

  6. What a great project! Thanks for joining in with a Polkadoodles challenge, Donna P (DT)

  7. WOW! What a clever idea ... awesome design! 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!!


  8. Fantastic card.Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Crazy.

  9. Jennie from INTAAS here. Love your Christmas card it reminds of fresh raspberries and other red berries.

  10. What a great, fun card.

    Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

    Helen x

  11. Very cute card. Thanks so much for entering our Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges.
    Cara, The Sunday Song & Rhyme Challenge Design Team
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

  12. what a cute Christmas card that has a heart theme, almost got me there, haha. TY for playing with us at MMM

  13. Visions of Christmas Sweets danced in their heads, Mandy! Thank you for sharing your candied sweets with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  14. Hi Mandy just popping back to say---Thank you for joining us at Pearly Sparkles
    Carol DT x
    I noticed my earlier comment posted as anonymous but it was me lol
    Carol x

  15. What a great sketch and fabulous Christmas card! Thank you so much for sharing this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  16. So much peppermint goodness packed into one adorable card. Thanks so much for playing with us at the HLS Christmas blog!

  17. Lovely card Mandy. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.

  18. A Marvellous card, love all the peppermint sticks. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  19. Beautiful card and candy-heart! :) Thanks a lot for joining us at Let`s Craft and Create :)

  20. Beautiful card with cute candy heart! :) Thanks a lot for joining us at Creataliclious! :)

  21. Beautiful card and candy-heart! :) Thanks a lot for joining us at Let`s Craft and Create :)

  22. A fabulous candy cane Christmas card, Mandy. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” August Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

  23. So "sweet!" Thanks for hanging out on our front porch at 613 Avenue Create !
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    A Place to Start , Challenge Blog
    613 Avenue Create , Challenge Blog

  24. 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

  25. Very beautiful what you have made. Thank you for joining the Challenges of Creative Crafters.Greetings Helma DT

  26. I love that heart candy cane. Love the card. So glad you joined us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene CT

  27. Pretty! Very inspirational! I am so ready for the holidays. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.

  28. That's so pretty Mandy. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

  29. Great candy cane Christmas card. Thanks for joining in our 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
    Bev x

  30. Super sweet cute card!

    Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Challenge.

    Helen x

  31. This is very pretty,

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments, and MAWTT

    Hugz Tinz


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