Guest Designer at Christmas Fun Challenge

I was asked to be a Guest Designer at the new Christmas Fun Challenge this time round.   The challenge runs for the whole month of April so you have plenty of time to enter, you can also win a lovely prize too.  The theme for this month is EITHER Christmas Cards For Men or Anything Goes, it’s up to you, and you can enter two times so why not try one of each!!



So here’s my card…


My image is Bigsby Candy Cane from Karen’s Doodles and I coloured him with Prismas, Stickles, Liquid Pearls and Glossy Accents before mounting him on kraft card.  The sentiment is from a Penny Black clear set, stamped in Memento Rhubarb Stalk and also mounted on to kraft.  The paper is DCWV from the scrap box as usual.  The punch is from Martha Stewart and cut from more kraft card, I also added a few pearls, possibly a few too many, lol!

And let’s talk about that snowflake!

You wouldn’t believe but it started out as just a plain piece of kraft card, just like the ones used for the backing pieces.  It’s a Joy Crafts snowflake die and I dabbed a bit of Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Fired Brick over it and then covered it in Tim Holtz Holographic EP and heated it, and would you just look at the amazing colour it turned!  It’s all bronze, gold, silver and crystal at the same time!  It’s totally random and totally fab!  Love it but probably couldn’t replicate it again if I tried, lol!  I’ve also based my card on the current sketch at Sketch & Stash.


Card Recipe:

  • Card: Kraft all the way, including the card blank ~ GinaK Pure Luxury White for stamping
  • DP: DCWV
  • Stamps: Karen’s Doodles Bigsby with Candy Cane digi ~ Penny Black Winter Wonders clear set
  • Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk ~ Distress Ink Vintage Photo & Fired Brick
  • Embellies: Glossy Accents on the bauble ~ Liquid Pearls on the other bauble ~ Frosted Lace Stickles on his hat trim ~ Crystal Stickles on the tree branches ~ TH Holographic EP on the snowflake ~ Pearl’s from Michael’s
  • Tools: JoyCrafts Snowflake Die ~ Cuttlebug ~ Martha Stewart border punch



Winter Wonderland ~ Use Kraft

Sketch & Stash ~ Current Sketch (very old paper and an unused digi)

ABC Christmas ~ G for Glitter

Pixies Snippets Playground ~ Use Up Your Scraps (all of it)

Crafty Hazels Christmas Extra Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Crafty Hazels Patterned Paper  Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Crimbo Crackers ~ Anything Goes

Jingle Belles ~ Vintage Inspired

Completely Christmas ~ Anything Goes


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21 thoughts on “Guest Designer at Christmas Fun Challenge

  1. Gorgeous. No wonder you can’t replicate the snowflake – gold, silver, sparkly etc etc. just beautiful though x

  2. Brenda you have done it again. Gorgeous Christmas card and a BIG CONGRATS on being a guest designer. Great job on the snowflake and thank you for the great tutorial. Have a wonderful weekend. Can you believe we had snow and you didn’t….I think Mother Nature is playing with us. I do not like this climate change!

  3. Adorable Design, Thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas, we do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge…Good Luck…
    Suzy B ~Owner~Completely Christmas

  4. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 5 and CHNC challenge extra for April as well as my Patterned Paper April challenge with your lovely card – we hope we’ll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  5. This is so adorable! Love that little fellow…He is fast asleep dreaming of his Xmas pudding!

    Great snowflake, Brenda! Thanks for the tips on how to try one too

  6. Love the snowflake, and it doesn’t matter if you can’t replicate it – every snowflake is different huH! Am so impressed by your commitment to Christmas cards, and no, wasn’t quite able to work out the theme, so you did a fab job all round – think Bigsby rather cute!

  7. Gorgeous card Brenda :-) the image is super cute and I love the papers and details, absolutely fabulous :)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
    Lols x x x

  8. Thank you for popping in to April CHNC Challenge Extra to share your card with us. Hope to see you back again soon. Hugs, Anne (April Guest Designer)

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