Monday, August 29, 2022

A Joyful Challenge

Today I'm sharing my latest Christmas card for my 2022 stash.  My image is Pointsettia Snowmen from Di's Digital Stamps.


I started out with several images when I read the weekend challenge from Christian Card Makers.  It was this beautiful, rich color spread of five colors and yummy berries. But I quickly found that with no light color selection, everything just 'blobbed' togethers.

I was thrilled to come across the snowmen and was able to make the color selection work. I used Copic markers and for the color selection I used BV29, BV04, R59, R39, R29. 

Next, I've been wanting to post in the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers site, so I grabbed the sketch for August and spent the next 40 minutes searching for paper!  I'm sure you've had those days too - red is hard to match and in this case the purple has a lot of blue in it, making it a bit of a challenge also.   

Here's the sketch for August from BYSHC...

I used Gina Marie Designs Stitched Circle dies for cutting the image and her Drop Pendant dies for the 'ribbon/paper' strips.  

After layering and securing as shown in the sketch, I added the sentiment 'Joy' on the left ribbon and the tiny mitten charm at the bottom right corner. more for my Christmas stash.

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog. I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to 'Follow' my blog and to visit my site - "Not Just Scraps' on Facebook - where you can purchase my cards.  



  1. This looks wonderful, thanks for joining us at the MAWTT challenge

  2. The frost couple is so cute! Great card with nice colours.
    Lia DT POE

  3. What a wonderful result Pam - a beautiful card :) Love those rich colours

  4. I love the way the colours work. This is a fabulous card. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  5. Oh wow! How cute. Your card brought me joy just looking at it. Those little mittens are the perfect embellishment.
    Thanks for joining us again.
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  6. A really lovely card Pam, the colours all work really well together. I really like the background blues.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  7. Oh Pam what a sweet couple and I love how you've pulled this all together! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


  8. Lovely card, the colours work so well together with the image
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT