Wednesday 10 July 2019

Guest Designer at SSW 2

I was a recent winner of a challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 with my Mother's Day Card. I was delighted to be asked to be a Guest Designer on this challenge.
This is the sketch that I have been given to work with and I am pleased to say I made my first Christmas card of this year with it.

The image is a Penny Black rubber stamp Snowman & Hedgy which has been coloured using Promarkers & Flexmarkers and lots of glitter on the snowman and Stickles glitter glue.

The card is an A5 size covered with designer paper from DCVW. Following the layout of the sketch I have cut the image into an oval shape and mounted this onto mat die cut using a Spellbinders Floral Oval die.

I have used a blue glittery washi tape with a thin white ribbon which has been recycled from a new top I have bought. The sentiment is a digital stamp that I have had printed for ages. I cannot find on my computer which artist has created it but when i do I will give the relevant credit for it.

The image has been embellished with various snowflakes and blue gems from my extensive collection of Christmas stash.  I love making Christmas cards the best as you can use loads of twinkle and I love any excuse to add bling to my cards.

Thankyou to Anne for giving me the opportunity to join in the fun with this sketch.

Materials Used on this card :-

Card Size - A5
Image - Snowman & Hedgy by Penny Black
Paper - DCWV
Sentiment - Not sure who artist is
Tools - Promarkers & Flexmarkers, Sakura glitter pen, Stickles glitter glue
Die Cuts - Spellbinders Floral Die
Embellishments - Washi Tape, ribbon, snowglakes, Docrafts Mirror snowflake, gems


  1. fabulous penny black stamp and card, love the bp, thank you for joining in at Crafty Calendar

  2. Sweet card with beautiful colours!!!! Thanks for joining us at Kraftin’ Kimmie this week, we hope to see you again next time. Hugs, Brigitte

  3. So sweet! The snowflake embellishments look gorgeous and the snow detail is pretty too. Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug!

  4. love the snowflake embellishments ... so very glad you joined us for our game of Tic-Tac-Toe at Jingle Belles.

  5. Fabulous card, love the blues and love the cute image.

    Thanks for joining us at IkesWorldChallenges.
    DT Val x

  6. Such a wonderful card, Thanks for joining us at the Colour it, Create it, Show it off Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  7. Love the colours. Gorgeous Card. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  8. Thanks for also playing along with us at CCC Digi Creations. Lisa DT

  9. Lovely card, thank you for sharing with the DT from We Love To Create, Hugs Terry xx (DT)

  10. Congrats on your GDT spot-love the cute image and all the sparkle.
    Carol x
    Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft
    Carol DT x

  11. Cute winter card! Thanks for joining us Angie's Digital Stamps! Angie-Owner

  12. What's not to love about Hedgie!
    Super fun Christmas Card Mandy!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

  13. Such a sweet Christmas Card I love the embellishment of the snow - thank you for joining us at LPCF - Good Luck Cat

  14. A sweet Christmas scent. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” July Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT

  15. AW! this is so sweet, love the blue, the image and the snowflakes. Thank you so much for joining us in our Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge atMorgan's Artworld Open Challenge this week. We would love to see you again in our next challenge.

    Faith Morgans Artworld DT
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  16. oh my gosh, that little hedgie is just waaaaaaay tooooo cuuuute! thanks for joining our tic-tac-toe fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  17. Oh my goodness gracious! When I just peeked to check out the entries in our current challenge over at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up and saw your name, I thought, " that really her?! Is she back?!!!!" Well, colour me surprised to find out that it is indeed you my dear. You have been greatly missed my friend. Welcome back to the land of cardmaking! I really hope that these past five years have had more good in them than bad. I've thought of you often through the years wondering how you've been and what you were up to! I'm so happy to see you back and hopefully we'll have the chance to catch up at some point in the future.

    Oh and while I'm here…thanks so much for linking your adorable card to our link up. I hope that you'll continue to join us anytime that you make a Christmas card!!!

    Lisa D.
    Owner & Co-coordinator for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
    Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles – My Personal Blog!
    Path of Positivity – My other challenge blog!

    1. aww Thanks Lisa. I have had a pretty turbulent time the last few years but mostly very good. Busy with house move and then unplanned building work. Still got lots to do and working too many hours but life is good. Dipping my toes in gently as I complete lost my confidence and mojo starting to come back :) Hope all is well with you my love xxx

  18. Lovely Christmas card and a great take on the sketch. I love the cute image. xx

  19. Super cute card!! Thanks for joining our July challenge at a2z.

  20. Cute card, Mandy! I love your interpretation of the sketch! Thanks for joining us!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  21. A cute holiday card, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  22. What a super card. Still a bit soon for "that" sort of card for me yet though, lol. Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday this time. Hope to see you again next time.
    Dawn xx

  23. Contrats on the guest designer spot - and I love your beautiful card for the holidays! So very pretty. Thanks so much for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

  24. So sweet! The glitter is a lovely touch!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

    Small Bits of Paper

  25. Hi, Mandy! Beautiful card with all that sparkly happiness and festive snow! Thank you for uploading your pretty project to Christmas at the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge . Hope to see more of your creative submissions in the future.
    Warm Smiles,
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  26. This is stunning - great use of the sketch and lovely colour scheme,

    Thanks for playing along at I Love Promarkers,

    Hugz Tinz

  27. So pretty and cute! :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

  28. So adorable Mandy. I love the cute little snowflakes :) Thank you for participating in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next one :)
    XO Lisa @ Papercraft Business

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  29. What a sweet card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Get Creative Challenge Blog.

  30. So cute!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday
    Julie T

  31. Very pretty. Love the pretty snowflake embellishments and the little image is adorable. Such a super cute card. Thank you for joining us at international art & soul Christmas in July Challenge.
    Debbie DT

  32. Such a pretty card and very cute little characters :-)
    Thank you very much for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges :-)
    IKE x

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  33. Love the snowman card! I’m so impressed by those who start the holiday cards early. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog. Dorlene DT LTSCB

  34. Great use of the sketch, love the image you have used. Thanks for playing along @The Happy Craft Challenge, DT Deni

  35. Such a cute image! Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at My Besties Spanish challenge and best of luck - Patsy

  36. A fabulous card Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges. Good luck Ginny DT for
    Ike'sWorld challenge
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  37. So sweet, Mandy! I love the blue shades.
    Thank you for joining the Cute N Crafty challenge.
    Monica C. DT Cute N Crafty

  38. Love all the sparkle on your fun and festive card!
    Thanks for sharing with us Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.
    Carol x

  39. Lovely creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  40. Great take on the sketch and who doesn't love a hedgie? Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Regards, Alex aka PinkCraftyMama
    TTCRD DT {My Blog}
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  41. This is beautiful.. Thank you so much for your entry at Cute N Crafty Christmas..
    DT Archana Sehgal
    Archu's Art World

  42. Mandy, I love your little hedgie building that adorablwe snowman. Great colouring and colour scheme. Thanks for joining us this month at SSC. Tristan DT.

  43. Aww that image is utterly cute and adorable. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  44. Such an adorable image and so beautifully coloured. Thank you so much for joining in the challenge at '613 Avenue Create' and good luck. Tina Chianna DT

  45. Love all the sparkly details that you added to this cute little pair. Thanks for sharing with us over at the Creative Challenge of Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

  46. Such a cheerful card! Thank you for entering your projects for the Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge! Hugs, Alina DT

  47. So cute with the hedgehog and the snowman! Fun with the sparkle on it too. Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  48. Your card is delightful! I love the hedgie and snowman together!Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Robin DT for

  49. A really cute image and wonderful Christmas card! Great papers and take on the sketch too. Thank you so much for joining us over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge, good luck in the prize draw and I hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x

  50. Thanks for sharing your fabulous project with us in the Mix It Up Challenge Blog's July "Anything Goes + Foiling" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Leslie, MIUCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  51. The image is just so much fun and it's colored and glittered and sparkled so perfectly. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking..

  52. Mandy this is so beautifully crafted and is perfect for our July challenge. Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us. Good luck.
    {Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  53. This is such a pretty Christmas card, thank you for joining us at My Besties Spanish challenge blog
    Margo DT

  54. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Pearly Sparkles Challenge this time and good luck :)

  55. very beautiful! thank you for joying us at My Besties Challenge Blog =)

  56. Super cute - love that Penny Black image.

    Thanks for joining us at LeAnn's World 101.

    Helen x

  57. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional 2 or more design papers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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