Saturday 15 October 2022

Purple Snowflake


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 Rich colours of Autumn. Use one or more of the following colours in your design: INTENSE ORANGES, DEEP REDS, RICH BROWNS, WARM GREENS, VIVID PURPLES.  

The lucky winner's prize is any 2 Winter or Christmas paper packs from 

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

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

My card this month features this super sparkly snowflake as it's centrepiece. Purple is my favourite colour and my starting point was this lovely Purple Plaid paper that Lisa designed. I printed this out and the colour is not quite as vivid as the screen shows.

I also used the purple paper from the Crumped Chrome set as a more plain complimentary piece and this is layered over a rich purple wide satin ribbon

The paper underneath the snowflake is a magazine freebie from Crafter's Companion which I have had for a mighty long time. Go me for using up old stuff (who am I kidding??? I will probably never be able to actually use it all )

The snowflake is from Jingle All The Way Stamps by Kate Hadfield Designs. This was enlarged to 10cm wide as I wanted to make it big enough to be able to fussy cut it. I used Promarkers and Spectrum Noir Glitter Pens to colour it with and embellished using an assortment of gems and pearls.

The final touch was to add a typed sentiment cut into a banner shape and voila.... a gorgeous purple Christmas creation.

We should all be in full swing of making Christmas cards by now. I do hope you will take part in our challenge and look forward to seeing your creations.

Card Details -

Size - A5

Digital Image - Jingle All The Way Stamps (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Digital Papers - Purple Plaid & Crumpled Chrome (Decosse's Dynamite Doodles)

Designer Paper - Purple Snowflake Magazine freebie (Crafter’s Companion)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers. Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers

Embellishments - Ribbon, assorted gems & pearls

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


  1. Beautiful monochrome card love all the purple and the snowflake with added gems
    carol x

    Thank you for joining us at TTCRD
    Carol DT x

  2. A lovely bold Christmas design, thank you for joining in at Passion for Markers this week.

  3. Lovely colour and sparkle. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  4. Very pretty in all the shades of purple Mandy, many thanks for sharing and joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  5. Super Xmas card Mandy! Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes challenge at Passion for Markers this week, good luck! Juliexx

  6. Super card and I love the sketch. I've been using sketches a lot lately. Thanks for sharing with us at The Colour Crazy Challenge.
    Donna xx

  7. Very nice card! Thanks for playing at Through The Craftroom

  8. Love the shades of purple and the cute layout. Thanks for joining us on Polkadoodles Challenge Blog. Pam, DT

  9. love this bold sparkly snowflake Mandy. Thanks so much for joining in with my "Add a Sentiment" challenge at Allsorts this week.
    Pauline xx

  10. What a dramatic card Mandy. I love the purple snowflake and your colouring is perfect. Great papers too. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

  11. Beautiful card Mandy. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K xx

  12. Great Christmas card! Look at all that bling! So happy you played along with Krafty Chicks Challenge this week.
    Diane - DT

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

  14. nice christmas card
    Thank you for joining our challenge
    greetings jolanda bongers
    DT Festive friday challenge

  15. Beautiful card! :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

  16. Gorgeous card. You've chosen very original papers and a colour combo for a Christmas card, I love it. And the texture and dimension you've added is great. Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. Hugs, María.

  17. What a sparkly nice card! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles digi choose day...DT Martine

  18. Mandy I just love your purple snowflake. The jewels just make it. Thank you for sharing over at Penny's Challenge. Best of luck, DT~Jana Forrest

  19. Fabulous card Mandy and I love the purple. The white border around the snowflake and those jewels add to the wow factor! So glad you joined us at Get Creative Challenges!

  20. Beautiful! Thank you for playing along at Penny's Challenges.

  21. This is such a pretty color combination, Mandy. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card in our challenge, and please stop by again soon.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  22. I'm popping back by to say Thanks for playing along with us at The Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge and best of luck in the draw.
    Donna xx

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

  24. Fab card Thank you for sharing over at 613
    Elaine DT

  25. Beautiful - love the colour.

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

    Helen x

  26. Magical and elegant! Thanks for playing with us at Most Magical Time of the Year Challenges!
    Have a wonderful crafty day
    Cat 🐱

  27. A beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Marlene

  28. beautiful one. Thank you for participating at Jan's digital stamp challenge blog.
    Asha, DT


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