Tuesday 16 June 2020

Have a Llamazing Birthday

Today is my first post as a DT member on Through the Craft Room Door.

For this challenge we as sponsored by Oddball Art Co. and the prize is £10 to spend in the store.  

The image I have used is the Llama from No Drama Llama image 537. It is a great value set as you get quite a few different elements that you can use in your crafting.

Not knowing what colours llama's can come in I did a Google search and found that a lot of people get llama's and alpaca's confused. Llamas are really big, almost as popular as unicorns now. Also the phrase 'no drama llama' is quite bit, hence the sentiment in the digi pack.  I decided not to use it myself and chose a play on words for my sentiment. I had no suitable sentiments in my digis so decided to make one myself. 

I have included the JPG and PNG file in this post. You are welcome to download and make use of in your own crafts. This is for personal use only. Please do not download and share with others. Please do not claim it as your own.

The image has been coloured using Promarkers. I added curly squiggles after shading to emulate the texture in the alpaca fleece.

I haven’t made an easel card for ages and thought this would be a lovely way to use this image. All the patterned papers are from the Family Ties First Edition pad by Dovecraft. The main paper is a glittery damask pattern and I used a co-ordinating gingham pattern. The yellow and gold cardstock used for matting and layering is scraps from my stash. I have separated them into 12"x12" bags by colour. One side has plain scraps, the other has patterned. This has made it very easy for me to go through these first for what I need. If nothing suitable then I will cut a sheet as required.

I used a Nestabilities die to to cut around the sentiment  and the larger mats. I inked around the edges of the larger mat to define the shape better. I used my lovely flourish die from Cheery Lynn. I love how you can manipulate the swirls as in the front of the card, but then can snip it into shapes as for the inside. The flowers are Primas and I have added lots of twinkly gem centres.

Our challenges at Through the Craft Room Door are always Anything Goes so easy to enter. I hope you will join us.

Card Details -

Size - 6” Square Easel card
Dies - Labels 17 Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Fanciful Flourish by Cheery Lynn
Colouring Medium - Promarkers
Embellishments - Prima Flowers & gems

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


  1. Mandy, your llama is so cute! Congrats on your first card for the DT at TTCRD. Thanks for sharing the files and thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!

  2. Fabulous card with great design and colour choice- cute image and your sentiment is perfect! Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  3. Just popped back to say-
    thanks for entering our challenge at Crafty Calendar!

  4. What a lovely lama! Great card beautifully constructed. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  5. How delightful - Llamas always make me smile :-D
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges :-)

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  6. Fabulous image and layout thank you for joining in at the Crafty Calendar Challenge

  7. This is just gorgeous. Love the design and colour. Nice work. 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 https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  8. Soooo cute! Love it!
    From Artsy Divas DT Kim👑

  9. Darling cute card. Great image and card design. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments (and Colour Crazy, Crafty Catz, Crafty Sentiments)

  10. Such a sweet card. Thanks for sharing with us over at Colour Crazy Challenge and good luck.

    - Hanna, DT

  11. Cute, darling card! 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

  12. a lovely card and colour choice,thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge

  13. Llamazing. Love the colours and design. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges. We hope to see you again. Caz. DT.

  14. I love your choice of image, which you've coloured beautifully. Your card is so pretty and has made me smile on a very wet day!

    Thanks for joining our challenge again.


    CD Sunday Plus DT

  15. So very cute, this card made me smile Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  16. This is a smashing project!
    We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT

  17. Back again, still awesome!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  18. A great card, Love the Llama.
    Thank you for joining us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  19. Lovely creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  20. Congrats on your new DT post and love your beautiful easel card and cute Llama.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  21. Great card and amazing sentiment you used., lovely image
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  22. Oh, this one is so cute, Mandy! I love llamas. :-D Once again, I'm wearing 2 DT hats and thanking you for playing along in our challenges at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and at Jan's Digi Stamps. Wishing you good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  23. What a fun card Mandy!

    Thank you for joining in our Fancy Folds challenge over at Di's Digi, hope you'll join us this week for our Summer Fun challenge!

  24. Mandy: thanks for participating in the June 2020 challenge for APTS blog! We appreciate that! --Becca/ resident designer

  25. Wonderful card, love that image set! Thanks for accepting the challenge at The Paper Funday Challenges this month. Donna - DT Member

  26. Cute card. Thanks you for joining with us Digi Choosday Crafting challenge Wk24. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  27. Great card and sentiment. Your flowers are so pretty too.Thanks for joining our challenge this month at Let's Craft and Create and good luck, Michelle DT x

  28. Great card Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Hayley DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

  29. That image is adorable!! What a beautiful design! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs Neva

  30. Llamezing card! Thank you for play with us at Polkadoodles craft challenge blog. Good luck with your entry.

  31. Love the summery oranges to this card. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  32. Fabulous card, I love the flourishes with the flowers. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Scribbles Designs, we hope to see you back again.

  33. What a super darling card. Love the bright colours. Thanks for joining us in our Digi Doodle Studios challenge - Patsy

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

  35. Very pretty card. Thanks for joining our challenge at the Digi Doodle Studios Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry.
    Kitty - DDS DT

  36. Cute, funny and adorable :o) Such a cheerful card. Thanks for joining us at MIUCB
    Tina dt

  37. I'm back again. Still thinks this is funny and cute Thanks for joining us at LTCCB
    Tina dt

  38. Love it. Love the llama. Thanks for joining the challenge at Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge Blog.

  39. A great card - love that sentiment you created too!

    Thanks for joining us at the Ike's World Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

  40. Very pretty Llamazing card! Supercute image :)
    Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Creative Fingers
    DT Tindaloo ~ I have a sweet Blogcandy if you wanna join in!

  41. Llamazing card! Bravo!
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    Good luck!

  42. What a cute Llama. They are such cute animals, aren't they. You card is super and that easel design is perfect for the llama. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

  43. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional no design paper” 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)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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