Friday 15 May 2020

Deck The Paws

Over at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up it is the Merry Maidens turn to showcase some fabulous Christmas cards.

The optional Twist for this challenge is "Deck The Paws" inspired by the prize paper pack on offer for the winner Pawesome Holiday designed by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to create a card that features a dog or cat as the MAIN focus of your card

This month we are sponsored by Ike's Art. She has a very diverse range of images. She is a crazy cat lady and has a lot of images of cats & kitten as well as other animals.

For my card I have used Waiting For Santa Window from the Fleaz Navidad set. I have coloured it with Promarkers and added some details with coloured pencils. I used a gold gel pen on create a plaid pattern on window blind and tree pot. I added a white gel pen to the windows to create snowdrifts and some snowflakes. A clear glitter pen was used to add sparkle but this isn't showing very well in the image. Finally a green metallic gel pen was used to colour the Christmas tree.

As I don't have access to a colour printer at the moment I have scanned in the image and used it to make a digital card.

I use a program called Affinity Designer on the Mac and created a square card. The base layer is Gold base layer is Gold Foil paper from 12 Days of Christmas 2019 by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.

The Brown paper and snowflake brads are also from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.

The Sentiment is Peace Gift from the Holiday Hoopla Word Art collection from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.

I used sketch 183 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday for the layout

I do hope you will take part in our challenge and look forward to seeing your creations.

Digital Supplies Used :  

Image :  Waiting For Santa Window from the Fleaz Navidad set from Ike's Art
Coloured with Promarkers, Pencils & Gel Pens
Papers - Gold Foil paper from 12 Days of Christmas 2019 & Plaid Cocoa by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.
Embellishment - Snowflake Brads from Snow Much Fun - Decosse's Dynamite Doodles
Sentiment - Holiday Hoopla Word Art from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles

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


  1. Love this scene with kitties watching the snow! Very homey feel perfect for the holidays! Thanks for sharing these furry friends with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  2. What a great scene, Love your card. Thanks for sharing with me over on Fezziwigs Festive Frolics, Stay Safe, Hazelxx

  3. Great card, love the pussy cats ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx

  4. A really lovely card and the colours and colouring are lovely. Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  5. Cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  6. Mandy, Which a sweet image with the cats at the window seat... Thank you for sharing your special creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge! Stay safe and Healthy!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  7. What a super fun card, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our 'Anything Goes' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  8. Lovely christmas card, great image and design
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  9. I really like the layout for this and such a lovely Christmas image. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  10. What a pretty creation! I love your coloring too. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Artist & Owner

  11. lovely card,

    Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  12. Oh, this is really cute. Love those cats. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.

    Kathie SSW2~DT

  13. This is so sweet, gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  14. A great Christmassy card. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday Plus.
    Carol xx

  15. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, A Bit More Time to Craft and Jan's Digis. Hope to see you again next time.

  16. Such a sweet card!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Hugs, Zowie xx

    Arty Divas DT

    Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}

  17. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 10 at Gem of a Challenge!

  18. Wonderful card, like that image and so pleased you played our challenge at Krafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT/KC

  19. Great use of the sketch and love the coloring!!!!! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Tantalaya “craftwithte”
    Crafter's Castle

  20. Wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  21. Fabulous and sweet card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge, welcome again;-))m

  22. Love this image with these two cats for this holiday card! Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  23. Just precious Mandy, so good to see all your crafting again :) :) :) Thank you so much for joining us at IKEsART this month. Hugs Mimi xxxxx

  24. Simply wonderful kitty Christmas card!!
    So glad you shared with us at 613 Avenue Create for the challenge! Good Luck!

    ¸ • .. ')) -: |:-. •'. • ')) * ((¸¸. •' .. • '
    Hugs ~ DT Shell 💕

  25. Super Christmas card, sweet cats!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  26. Back again, still cute!
    So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Through the Purple Haze.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ TTPH

  27. Perfect festive card for a cat lover. Thank you for playing along with us at SSW2
    Anne SSW2 DT

  28. Super Christmas card and great presentation!
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    Good luck!

  29. Such a lovely card. Great colouring and I really like the snow scene outside the window.
    Thank you for using my image and it is a pleasure to Sponsor you all.
    Thank you too for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges. :-)

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  30. What a lovely snow scene!
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.


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