Wednesday 26 October 2022

Crackers Penny's Challenge Guest DT


and invited to be a Guest Designer

I chose this cute image Crackers from Sheepski Designs to work with. I loved the idea that identical gnomes were pulling a Christmas Cracker. We used to live a few doors up from elderly identical brothers. They lived next door to one another but later moved into the same home. Even when they lived separately every day they dressed identically so of course my gnomes had to be coloured to match one another.

This card has been made using a sketch from Kendra's Card Challenge. This is the first time I am taking part in such a project. Every quarter Kendra provides a PDF which has a cutting plan for several cards using 6 sheets of 6"x6" paper. This time there are 17 card sketches for A2 size cards which are slightly smaller than the A6 cards we would normally make as as small card in the UK. I also found that our paper pads are made to slightly smaller than 6" so cut down largest sheets of paper to fit. So far I have made all the bases and will be working through the sketches and decorating the cards.

For this card I rotated the sketch layout to suit the orientation of my image.

Crackers has been coloured with Promarkers and a gold gel pen. I assembled the card as per the sketch using red and green papers with layers of plain green & black card for the mats. Finally I added a sentiment I had printed off my computer cut into a banner shape.

Thank you to Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge for the opportunity to join you for this challenge. They are always Anything Goes themes so very easy to enter every fortnight. I do hope you will join them with your projects and you could also be a lucky prize winner!

Card Details -

Size - A2 (5.5” x 4.25”)

Digital Image - Crackers (Sheepski Designs)

Designer Papers - Merry Christmas Traditional & Vintage 12”x12” (Craft Sensations)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, Gold Gel pen

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


  1. Cute card. Fun image and so glad you shared over at Crafty Catz, Colour Crazy.

  2. Love the cute card and fun image.
    Carol x

  3. What a cute image and great design to showcase that image! Thanks for sharing with us at Twisted Thursday at The Outlawz!

  4. A fun Christmas scene and I like the sentiment! Congrats on your Guest DT,
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  5. Super cute scene and fun sentiment!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
    Diane POE CO-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Peace On Earth}

  6. Enjoy your Guest Designering (a new word). Great card.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  7. I'm really loving this Gnome image of them pulling the Christmas cracker so much fun. Thank you for sharing and for taking part in the polkadoodles digi choosday challenge. Happy Crafting! Mel x

  8. Your card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at the Outlaws Twisted Thursday Challenge Blog.
    Big hugs Ilonka DT

  9. Such a fun image!!! love your paper designs too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the HLS Christmas challenge.

  10. Cute card, great layout.
    Thank you for joining in with us at Fab'n'Funky challenges.
    Buffy (DT) xx

  11. Love this cute scene! Thanks for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge!

  12. Lovely project Mandy. Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
    Wendy DT

  13. Such a fab sentiment to go with this card! That image is super-cute too. Thanks for entering this into our challenge at Patties Creations - Vic, dt. x

  14. Lovely christmas card and great sentiment, congrats on your DT position
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  15. I love those little gnomes going crackers. lol Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  16. wow this fabulous and fun love gnomes, Thank you for sharing ove at POE this month do come back again
    Elaine DT

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

  18. A great, fun card - love it!

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  19. Fun card Mandy. Great sentiment. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  20. So cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CREATIVE CRAFTERS challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  21. Too darn cute and I love your story about matching clothes! So glad you joined us at Christmas with the Cuties!

  22. Gorgeous card and what a fun image

    Thank you so much for joining us at Christmas with the Cuties

  23. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the Outlawz Sunday challenge, Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas and Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again.


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