Wednesday 5 October 2022

Santa Possum


It's time for another challenge over at The Paper Funday.
Our challenges are alway Anything Goes with an optional twist.
The twist this time is 'It's All About the Candy'

We are very fortunate to have 2 sponsors for each challenge this year which means we get to choose which artist we would like to work with. This is really great as it gives us double the choice. We are very lucky with the amazing sponsors that are lined up this year, many of which are old favourites and some that are new to me.

We are sponsored this month by Colour of Love and Jan's Digi Stamps. Both of these are great designers who I have had the honour to work with their images in the past.

For this challenge I have chosen to work with this sweet little image Santa Possum from Colour of Love. The possum images I find very cute and this was a delight to colour. 

I used mainly Promarkers to colour adding pencil for the possum and also the background shading. As there was a spring of holly on the candy cane I decided to use traditional red & green colours adding gold for a complimentary colour.

The papers used are from 6" pads as the smaller patterns suited the size of the card better. I particularly wanted to use a striped paper to accentuate the candy can in the image.

I added lots of gems to the dots that are hand drawn on the image. Christmas cards are the perfect reason to add sparkle ☺ 

Finally I added a chipboard sentiment tag and found a scrap of bakers twine.

I hope you will join myself and our fabulous Team over at

Card Details -

Size - 6” x 6”

Digital Image - Santa Possum (Colour of Love)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, Arteza Expert Pencils

Designer Papers - Origami Super Stack & Classic Christmas (The Works)

Embellishments - Self Adhesive Gems, Chipboard Tag, Baker’s Twine

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


  1. This is such a colorful and festive card. I love the coloring and the cute image. Thanks for another great team project for The Paper Funday Challenge!
    Donna xx

  2. Love the cute image and beautifully coloured
    carol x

  3. Such an unexpected and different image. Loved it.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  4. Oh Mandy ... what a bright & beautiful festive creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


    P.S. Just a friendly reminder that our new STENCIL FUN CHALLENGE is open and ready to see your stenciled creations. Hope you’ll come join in the fun!

  5. Lovely project Mandy. Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters (
    Wendy DT

  6. Lovely and different image for christmas makes the card very different from the standard christmas cards,
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  7. Such an unusual and stunning card Thank you for sharing your creation with us over at MIU and we would love to see you in our future challenges
    Elaine DT

  8. Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS 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

  9. This is a lovely card with great colouring. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  10. WEll you have made the cutest card. Santa possum is adorable. Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
    Barbara DT

  11. Oh, Mandy! Great layering and festive colors. Thank you for sharing your fun creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  12. Aww, that image is sooo cute!! great card!! So glad you shared this with us over at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenges! Best of luck in the draw!!
    Karen C

  13. Interesting take on our challenge. 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}

  14. Cute Christmas card! Thanks so much for entering our Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges.
    Cara, The Color Challenge Design Team
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

  15. So cute, Mandy! Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. I hope we see you on the front porch again soon!

    Hugs, Em
    613 Avenue Create DT
    Creative Em my blog

  16. I stared at the photo for a while before I realised the possum was hanging upside down! A great fun image.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  17. What a festive card-love that candy cane! Thanks for joining us at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog!

  18. Such fun images - I almost missed the holly on the candy cane, lol. So much to see! Great papers for your background, too! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  19. Lovely Christmas card. Nicely designed. Thank you for joining us at a Place to Start this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  20. It's a lovely christmascard! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles. Martine from the DT team

  21. So adorable and beautiful sketch! Thank you so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  22. Fun image and super card. Thanks for playing with us at Colour Crazy.

  23. Fun Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at The Unicorn Challenge Blog for our "Spooky and/or Cute" challenge.

  24. Very cute!

    Thanks for joining us at the Christmas With the Cuties Challenge.

    Helen x

  25. Cool card. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges. Caz. DT

  26. So cute!
    Most Magical Time of the Year Challenges is all about celebrating 365 days of Halloween and Christmas:
    Crazy for Cats Challenges is all about the kitty cats:

  27. Brilliant card. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Critter Crazy Challenge Janet DT


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