Sunday 26 April 2020

Red String

Over at The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge the image we have been given this month is

I have coloured the image using the colours from the front cover of the book The Girl on The Train. I love the colours scheme of black, red, grey and white and this was actually the colours I had in my bedroom when I was a teenager. I had a really typical 80's wallpaper with a geometric design in those colours and MFI furniture which was black with red edge details on it. I loved that room although my Mum wasn't so keen as it wasn't girly (I was never a girly girl, much more of a tomboy)


I have used the latest sketch 365 from Atlantic Hearts. It was perfect for using some scraps of card. I have just colour sorted my scraps and it was very easy to gather together some co-ordinating scraps. I also made sure to incorporate some dots or stripes for the AAA Birthday challenge.

The card base is a sheet of A4 dark red card. The top and bottom pieces of patterned paper have been recycled from packaging. The striped piece is DCWV and the spotty is from Papermania. The pieces have been edged with a black Promarker to stop any white core edge from showing through.

The image has been coloured with Promarkers and the hair I added some grey pencil to create line details. I added a sentiment peel off sticker. The image has been matted onto circles of black and red card.

I used some Crafter's Companion dies to create a leaf and flower ensemble and added some gems to the centres.

Card Details -

Size - A5
Image - Red String by Star Stampz
Papers - Some recycled, DCWV & Papermania
Colouring Medium - Promarkers
Embellishments - Diamante Gems

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


  1. Awesome card. Cute image and fun layout and color choices. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Sentiments.

  2. Mandy your card came out so nice. The papers are perfect together. Thanks for sharing with AHSC.

  3. Really pretty card, Mandy! Thanks for joining in my Add a Sentiment challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week, good luck, Juliexx

  4. Mandy, a very creative monotone with the right amount of red accents. Thank you for sharing your adorable creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge! Stay safe, Stay in and Stay Healthy! HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  5. A lovely card Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  6. A great card. Love the colours. I seem to remember the 80's as being more blue and orange. Perhaps that was just our taste.
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  7. Very pretty card! You did a great job with the sketch.Thanks so much for sharing with us at AHSC! -Lori DT

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  9. Pretty card, great colour combo and a cute image. Pretty little flowers too. Thanks for joining for this months challenge at Let's Craft and Create and good luck, Michelle DT x

  10. Gorgeous! I love the color combination and your choice of patterned papers. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

    sue n.

  11. This is a stunning creation!

    Thanks for sharing at I Love Promarkers, Creative Moments and Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  12. Great colour combination wonderful card. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create x

  13. A lovely card Mandy. The image is so cute and your colouring is perfect. Pretty papers too. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x

  14. She's gorgeous! And your black, silver and red colour combo showcases her beautifully. Adore this card! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Keep safe, stay home and craft instead!

  15. Just adorable Mandy and great job on the sketch! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  16. I love the color scheme and fantastic use of the sketch. Yea for recycling too. Or Up-cycling, I guess! Love the card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for the "All about Animals" challenge.

  17. Lovely colours and something a bit different. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  18. Wonderful making of the sketch, beautiful card, thanks for joining our challenge, greetings Petra DT digichoosday challenge

  19. Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
    DT Anneke

  20. Thank you for joining us at challenge Lemon Shortbread
    DT Maria

  21. This is just adorable! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

  22. Wow! This is just fabulous :) Thanks so much for joining us for the Aud Sentiments Challenge.

  23. I love that you still remember your old room decor and the colour combo looks great on your lovely card. Thanks for joining The Library.

  24. Lovely card!

    Thanks for joining us over at Aud Sentiments & good luck for the challenge!

    HandmadeByTasha DT

  25. Lovely colours and design. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  26. Love the papers and colours, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge

  27. O wow! Love your projects with the different black and white papers!
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments!
    Hugs from Africa!

  28. Adorably CUTE birthday card!! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

  29. Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at MIU.

  30. Awesome creation and nicely crafted! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  31. Lovely card, I dont remember the book but your card does reflect the colours on the book
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  32. Cute card, beautiful colours and images.
    Thank you for playing with @Creative Heart - Danka DT

  33. Absolutely stunning! BRAVO!!!
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.

  34. Love the cute image and selection of papers
    Carol x

  35. Wonderful card Mandy! 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}

  36. A Lovely card indeed. Thank you for joining us at Jan's Digi Stamp. Pam, DT

  37. Wonderful colour combo :-) Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    IKE x

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  38. A Super sweet card! I love the red and black theme
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday
    Sharon ~ DT member for Digi Choosday Challenge!

  39. Stunning card design. Many thanks for joining us in our current challenge of HAPPY BIRTHDAY OR FANCY FOLD OR BOTH at The Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge..good luck with your lovely entry.[aNNie design team member for The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenges

  40. Fabulous card ,great colors and design ...Thank you for joining us at A GEM OF A CHALLENGE ,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  41. A wonderful card with the wonderful colour combination that makes it so eye-catching! Fun image! Thanks for joining us at HLS Dies Challenge for April!

  42. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Wonderful job on the coloring and I love the colors.

    Jodie DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  43. Beautiful work, Take good care and stay safe. Thanks so much for joining us for the Aud Sentiments Challenge.
    Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx

  44. This has been featured as a ‘Librarian’s Choice’. Thank you for sharing it at The Library.

  45. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional marble background” 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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