Monday, November 29, 2021

Christmas Cheer

It's time for our last fifth Monday challenge of 2021 at Double Trouble's Something, Anything, Everything Challenge. Challenge #98 runs for only one week so will be closing on Sunday evening, December 5, 2021. The three "Things" are:

Thing 1 (required): Troublemaker says it's time for an Anything Goes theme so enjoy! You will be awarded one chance for our random draw.

Thing 2 (optional): Double Dare hopes you will link your card with at least one of our previous partners. There is a list on the challenge blog HERE. I linked my card to Crafting Happiness Challenge #117, an Anything Goes challenge. An additional chance will be awarded for the random draw for each previous partner. Be sure to include it in your own blog post.

Thing 3 (optional): Take a look at Twisted Sister's card (see below). She is hoping you will use her card as inspiration by using at least one element from her card - a color, an image, twine, dry embossing, etc. I love the French macarons but did not have an image for them. I used her card as a sketch to develop the layout for my own design. An additional chance will be awarded for the random draw if you take on the twist.

Twisted Sister's twist:

French macarons (not to be confused with coconut macaroons) are so delicious! I first enjoyed them when I was in Paris in 2005.

I split a packet of pretty holiday paper with a crafty friend so used it for this challenge. I added a panel of red cardstock to a white card base, followed by a panel of patterned paper. Although I only needed to copy one item from Twisted Sister I also added a gold-edged ribbon in place of twine and instead of the sweet macarons, I die-cut this cute image of the deer from coordinating patterned paper. Taking more of the same paper collection, I created the banner. Finally, a few gems were added.

We hope to see you at our DTC98 Blog and Crafting Happiness #117 for the challenge!

Stamp: Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Christmas
Ink: SU! Pretty Peacock
Cardstock: SU! Basic White, Real Red & Pretty Peacock
Patterned Paper: CTMH "Holly & Ivy" Collection
Dies: Hero Arts Infinity Dies (ovals)
Punches: SU! (Modern Label & Word Window)
Misc.: SU! Glitter Enamel Dots (red), gold-edged ribbon & foam tape from stash


  1. Wow, you went all out on Twisted Sister's elements. Your layout has so many fun banners and love the deer design paper as your focal point... colorful and fun Christmas card.

  2. Great image and I really like all the banner along the side. It's an interesting idea to face one of the arrows the opposite direction!

  3. So pretty Melanie! Love the layering, perfectly designed! :)

  4. Beautiful! Thank you so much sharing at Crafting Happiness Challenges.
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  5. What a beautiful Christmas card. I love how you perfectly centered that sweet fawn.

  6. What a sweet Christmas card! I love all the banners and that sweet little deer in the oval :)