Monday 9 March 2020

Mom's Birthday

It's my Mother In Law's birthday on the 13th and this is the card I have made for her.

She absolutely loves Fuchsias so I decided to use this digital image from Beccy's Place. This is a free image on her site and she also includes a colour version.

I coloured the image using a combination of Spectrum Noir and Promarkers. I recently bought a mystery bag from Crafters Companion and there were 2 packs of Spectrum Noir pens in it. Having used Promarkers exclusively for the last few years I was surprised how good these pens were. The pink is really bright and there was no streaking at all. I added gel pens to the stamen.

The image is matted onto pink card. The purple card has been cut with a square die set Layers, Frames & Banners from Julie Hickey Designs.

The base card has been covered with a green paper from Hot Off The Press. Using a Mandala die from Crafter's Companion I cut a lace edged piece pice of card. It is quite a thick card and the die was very intricate but has cut very well.

I added some rich purple ribbon. A sentiment panel from Craftwork Cards has been matted onto scraps of card and mounted on 3d foam. I have added a mixture of flowers from my stash and some gems. Finally a Mum peel off from Docrafts completes the card.

Card Details -

Size - 8" x 8"
Image - Fuchsia from Beccy's Place
Colouring Medium - Promarkers & Spectrum Noir
Embellishments - Flowers, gems

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


  1. Amazing card, I love this image.
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  2. Very pretty card, love the flowers and lacy die cut border, so pretty any Mum would love to get this card.
    Hugs, Lori m
    IKE’s World Challenges Design Team Member
    My blog:
    Thank you, for playing along in IKE’s World Challenges!

  3. I'm sure your Mum-in-law is going to love this Mandy, it's so pretty and you've done a brilliant job colouring the flowers. The die cut lace panel is beautiful and adds so much texture to the card. I also like the purple ribbon you added, it coordinates perfectly with all the other elements on the card. Lovely.

  4. It's a beautiful card Mandy - I too love fuchsias!Thanks for taking part in the challenge.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  5. A beautiful card Mandy. Fuchsia's are so delicate and colourful. As a child I can remember picking the blooms in a neighbour's garden and pretending they were earrings. With the neighbour's permission of course.
    A gorgeous card that I am sure will be much admired.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  6. Thankyou for sharing your beautiful card with us at CraftyCatz this week, I think your MIL will love it.xx

  7. Beautiful pinks and purple, love fuchsia, they look so delicate, thank you for joining in at MMM

  8. Wow! Fuchsias are my all time favourite flowers and these are just perfect. I love that die cut border -so pretty.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Jan’s Digital Stamp Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    Jan’s Digital DT
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner – My Blog

  9. Beautiful!! The fuschias are so pretty and the color combo is perfect! Love that gorgeous purple flower embellishment!
    Thanks for playing with LTSCB and Di's Digi Designs.

  10. What a great card for your MIL, she is very lucky to get this card. I also like the detail of Mandala die. Thank you for playing with us at The Paper Funday Challenge - DT Pam

  11. Me again wearing a different DT hat. All I said previously and thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

  12. This is so pretty I love the colour choices too, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this time, hugs Pops x

  13. Mandy, Vibrant colors perfect for Fuchsia La Campanella! Beautiful lacey die cut strip. Thank you for playing along with Jan's Digi Blog Challenge and sharing your eye-popping creation with us. Happy Crafting and Good Luck!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  14. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  15. Beautiful card. I love the pink lace, perfect with the lovely fuchsias. Thank you for sharing at CD Sunday Plus.

  16. Beautiful card, great colours!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  17. A super card and I really love that die cut panel :-) Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.

    My Challenge Blog
    My Shop
    My Blog
    FB Fan Page
    Cat Lovers Challenge Blog

  18. Hi Mandy! So happy you came over to share your beautiful card! Your fuchsia are beautiful and perfect for our challenge! Thanks for sharing and hope to see you again on the Path of Positivity! Katrina

  19. beautiful card ...thanks for joining us at All fun challenges...wish to see you often in next challenges
    Aurane DT All Fun Challenges

  20. Beautiful card, Mandy! I just ordered some flowers from Amazon this week, but I need some smaller ones like what you used on this card. May have to order some more. Thank you so much for playing along in our Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again!
    Hugs! Janis
    Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog

  21. Gorgeous card - great colours. Thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge xx Lynda DT

  22. Such a beautiful card, Mandy! I'm sure it will be cherished. Thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT Challenge!

  23. Beautiful card. Thank you for play with us. Please join us again at Gem of a challenge blog. Good luck with your entry.

  24. Such pretty colours. Fushias are one of my garden favourites. I love the embellishments. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  25. Beautiful card, I love the colours you have used :) Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers Blog Challenge
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  26. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges, we hope to see you visit us again. Caz. DT

  27. I love the deep colors. Beautifully done. So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas for our "Anything Goes" challenge for March.

  28. Beautiful fuschias! I just love the colors! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  29. Beautiful card, love your dies! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy challenges, good luck! Dawn Colour Crazy DT

  30. Beautiful card and I love these flowers too..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  31. Simply Fabulous card, beautifully created and colored!!
    So glad you shared with us at Your Scrapbook Place for the challenge! Good Luck!

    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Hugs DT~Shell 💕

  32. Fabulous card.Love the design and colors...thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  33. Great colours

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Not Just Cards' this month
    Hugs Shell xx

  34. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Digital Doodle Studios!

  35. A beautiful card Mandy, I am sure your MIL will love it. They are my favourites as well. Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

  36. Those fuchsias sure are pretty and I love the combo of reds and purples on your card. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, please come back and join in with future challenges too.

  37. Happy birthday with your mother in law! I think a lot of mothers in law love fuchiaa's :-) You have made a nice card, I think she will be very happy with it! Thank you so much for entering at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog, wishing you good luck with your entry. Bye Desi (DT)

  38. Thank you for joining our challenge over at creatalicious this time. We now have a new fun challenge up for you to play along with.
    Love n hugs

  39. Thanks for joining us at Createful Heart Digis & Design Blog Challenge! What a sweet card! Pam DT

  40. adorable card! thank you for sharing at Besties International Challenge blog!

  41. La tarjeta es muy bonita!! me encantan los colores y detalles que usaste
    Gracias por unirte a My Bestie Spanish Challenge (DT)

  42. Great interpretation of In The Pink. Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again. And sorry for the late comment.

  43. This is gorgeous! Your mother-in-law will love it.

    Thanks for sharing your Green with Envy project with us at Cut it Up!


  44. This is just so beautiful. Nice work here.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  45. Such a pretty card! Gorgoeus image!
    Thank you so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge where it all about Spring!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  46. Your flowers are so beautiful. Lovely image. Thanks for joining us in our Digi Doodle Studios challenge. Hope to see you again next month. Best of luck - Patsy

  47. Lovely card. Thank you for joining at the Crafter's Castle Anything goes challenge. - Priya Satish DT

  48. What a beautiful floral card you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Blog Challenge and Facebook Challenge Design Team Leader)

    PS: With everything going on in the world with regard to the coronavirus, please stay safe and well

  49. Fabulous creation!Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Judy DT

  50. Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles this month for our "Feminine" Challenge.

  51. Gorgeous card! Thanks you for joining with us at My Besties INternational Challenge. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza Dt

  52. I love fuscias too! I really like the way you have used the flowers colours in all the embellishments on the card. Thank-you for entering our challenge this week, at the Colour Crazy Challenge - Vic, D.T. X

  53. Lovely card with beautiful flowers! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  54. Hola! Tu proyecto esta divino
    Muchas gracias por participar con nosotras en My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog.
    Esperamos puedas acompañarnos en el próximo reto.
    Que tengas un bonito día
    Wendypink ( ) DT en:

    Hi ! lovely card.
    Your project is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us over here at My Besties - Spanish Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ( ) DT at :

  55. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  56. Love the fuchsia!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    DT for AG with Dies
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  57. Pretty card. Thank you for joining in the Dragonfly Dreams feminine challenge.

  58. And I'm back again!

    Thanks for sharing it with us at LeAnn's World 101 too.

    Helen x

  59. Pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at Mix It uP.

  60. Such a stunning card. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Birthday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  61. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage!

  62. Beautiful card and my favourite flower! Thank you for sharing at Path of Positivity. Pippa DT

  63. So beautiful!!! Love that flower!! Thank-you so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! So sorry this is late, but with everything going on, I’m just getting around to doing this. Please stay safe during this time.
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  64. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional monochrome” 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)

    (DT Kreativtanten)


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