Wednesday 1 February 2023

Merry Wuffmas


It's time for a new challenge over at The Paper Funday.
Our challenges are alway Anything Goes with an optional twist.
The twist this time is 'Lots of Layers'

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.

This month we are sponsored by Newton's Nook Designs & QKR Stampede

For this card I have used a stencil from Newton's Nook Designs which has little pawprints on it. I inked onto my card blank with Tea Dye and Walnut Distress ink pads alternating between the 2 shades of brown. I bought some soft blending brushes last year and it is the first time I have used them. I am not an 'inker' really so was very impressed how crisp the result is and I was much lighter with my pressure. I am much happier with the softer effect I achieved so they are worth the pennies.

I was given a bag of Christmas cards by a neighbour who know I like to recycle them. The little doggies were from a much bigger card and I knew they would look lovely with this stencil. I used a CREAlies die which has a lovely scalloped edge. This is quite thick card and it always cuts so well. I mounted it on foam pads for dimension. The sentiment is another recycled element matted on a scrap of brown card.

Finally I added some sisal garden string to complete the brown tonal effect.

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

Card Details -

Size - 6” Square

Image - Recycled from an old Christmas Card

Dies - Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 70 (CREAlies)

Stencil - Pawprints (Newton’s Nook Designs)

Colouring Medium - Tea Dye & Walnut Distress Inkpads

Embellishments - Sisal garden twine

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


  1. Wonderful way to recycled something that would otherwise end up in the bin! It's a lovely card Mandy, Thanks so much for another wonderful team project for The Paper Funday Challenge!
    Donna xx

  2. Gorgeous card,love the cute image,stencilled paw prints and added string-love it and looks great in neutral colours
    Carol x

  3. What a fabulous creation. Love the monochrome feel to it, and the upcycling of products. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

  4. How adorable and I love that you recycled old cards and materials! Thank you for sharing and playing along with Polkadoodles ~ Wendy

  5. Way to go...recycled card are super cool!! My mom even does that with ones I make!! Thanks for playing along with our PET challenge over at Cardz for Guyz!!
    - Deb Horst, DT #C4G314

  6. So cute! Thank you for sharing with Star Stampz!

  7. Wonderful card. Great recycle. Love it. Thanks for sharing over at Cardz 4 Guyz.

  8. Great card - love your stencil and the recycled topper!

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  9. Super cute card! Thanks you for joining with us Digi Choosday Crafting challenge. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  10. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Greetings Sylvia DT.

  11. Great upcycling here. Such a cute card.

    I just want to let you know that the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge has a new name and blog address. You can find it here. Worldwide Crafters and Colorists Challenge.
    We hope to see you there.
    ~ Arlene DT

  12. Beautiful card
    Hello, I just want to let you know that the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge has a new name and blog address. You can find it here. Worldwide Crafters and Colorists Challenge.
    We hope to see you there.
    ~ Asha DT

  13. Upcycling is god. Yours tourn out great.
    Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge, we hope to see you again.
    Take care! Maria

  14. Great idea for recycling - I love those Christmas doggies! Thanks for sharing it with us at Love to Craft challenge
    Deborah DT


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