Tuesday 29 September 2020

New DT position at Pinksy Doodles


I have the absolute pleasure of announcing that I have been invited to be a designer for a new digital designer Pinksy Doodles.

Clare had seen a card I had submitted for a challenge she was sponsoring and approached me to design for her. There is a growing selection of digital papers, cutting files and digital stamps. They are so crisp and clear which makes them super easy to work with. I was immediately inspired as they suit my bright and bold style of cardmaking.

This is my first card using these designs. I have used the beautiful Cosmos Flower Circle frame as the basis of my card. You get 2 designs in the pack. I used the 3 flower ensemble and rotated it so the flowers were in the lower corner. I found image of Cosmos flowers on the internet and they come in so many colours and have variegated two-tone styles so I coloured the outside ones in a bold pink and the middle one in a lighter pink with dark pink edges. I added a decoupage layer to the middle flower, cutting between the petals so I could curl them individually. This was popped up with a small foam square. The centre has metallic gold puffy stickers.

I used one of the Butterflies in the centre from a lovely set which has an open butterfly and a side on one in 2 designs. It is an amazing value set for only £1.49

Anyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE butterflies so this had to be included in the first card I made, after all this is my wallpaper in my craft room.....

My favourite colour is purple so this was the perfect colour for me to use. In fact I have a butterfly tattoo on my shoulder and it is purple and pink, the same colours as my card.

I positioned the butterfly so it looks like it is about to land on the flowers. That is one of the things I love about digital stamps. With only very limited skills you can create a scene by changing the positions of your elements, rotating, flipping,  you name it. I had planned that the butterfly would be in 3 layers. The flat background, the medium layer with top wing, the top layer with the bottom wing. The body is glued together on all layers. The wings are curled to add dimension. You can see all the details in the 2nd image. I used Promarker and Spectrum Noir pens to colour each layer.

I have highlighted the three circles in the frame by using small self adhesive gems. One frame in purple, one in bright pink, one in clear crystals. This gives separation to each circle and show how they intertwine with one another like an armillary sphere.

The image has been matted onto pink card and I used a pen to run a darker pink around the outside edge.

The patterned paper is one of my favourites from DCWV. I of course love the colour and the fact it has spots of glitter all over it. The tiny flowers are a perfect compliment to the Cosmos Flower Circle.

I added some bright pink ribbon, a butterfly crystal sticker and a Craftwork Cards foiled sentiment to complete my card.

My card has been used as an example in the Etsy store and I let out a huge eeek of excitement when I saw it. I imagine that is how designers feel when they see their cards on Create and Craft or that sort of thing LOL

Anyhoo, I am really excited by this new venture. Since I joined the team Clare has already designed some fabulous stamps and some really intricate cutting files. I don't have that kind of a machine but they are honestly so beautiful. I am already inspired by some of the digi stamps that have been designed and really looking forward to creating with them.

It would be lovely if you could come and check out the ever growing range in the Etsy store. The items are such fabulous prices. As new items are added myself and the other designers will be creating beautiful projects which will feature on all our Social platforms pages such as Instagram, Facebook and Blogger.

Card Details -

Size - A5
Colouring Medium - Promarkers & Spectrum Noir
Embellishments - Gems, butterfly gem sticker, padded gold domes

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


  1. Congrats to your new design team gig. It is always an honor to be asked to join. Love this image - I can see why you were asked. Thanks for joining us over at The House that Stamps Built.

  2. So beautifully done, Mandy. Loving the butterfly and great design!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  3. This is beautiful, love how clean this is and fabulous colours too, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  4. Gorgeous card! I love the dimension! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  5. Back again... I love your flowers and the circle embellishment! Thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Choosday . I hope you come back for the next one!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Polkadoodles DT

  6. Beautiful card! I love how you popped up that gorgeous butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

  7. Hi Mandy, Your card is really so pretty. What a great image to work with. Great job.Thanks for joining us at ARTSYSTAMPER DIGITALS
    Good luck and we hope you join us again soon
    Hugs, Barbara - DT member

  8. Mandy, Back again with another DT hat on. Your card is really a great creation, Love the colors you've used and That DP is a perfect fit. 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}

  9. Great card Mandy!! I love butterflies so this card is right up my alley!! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Cannot wait to see what you make next!!
    Ciara T Designs
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, DT

  10. Pretyy, pretty, pretty! Love the design, the colours and the butterfly. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  11. Great card, Mandy! Love your choice of paper and colour scheme, and that pretty floral wreath frames the butterfly perfectly.
    Thanks for playing along with my challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

  12. Very pretty card. It is so delicate. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday Plus Wynn DT

  13. Congrats on the design position. I love your card and really like how you've added all the coloured gems on the circle frame. By coincidence someone else has entered a card into our challenge using this digital image!
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  14. very pretty card. Thank you for joining in the birthday challenges at Dragonfly Dreams.

  15. Hi Mandy, As you know I adore this card and I am delighted that you have joined the Pinksy Doodles Design team. I have to say I love your craft room wall paper too! Thank you for your kind words about Pinksy Doodles. Clare x

  16. OH WOW ... this is just beautiful Mandy! Congrats on the new DT spot!! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog! Good Luck in the draw and hope to see you again next challenge!

    Please stop by for a visit.

  17. Very pretty card, I like your design
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  18. Congratulations Mandy. Well deserved. What a great card with which to start your new journey.
    Thank you for joining in with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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

  20. Youre card is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  21. Oh this is such a bright and cheerful card, I love the beautiful design and colours you have used. Many thanks for joining in our challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week.
    Lorraine DT

  22. Very pretty card, very soft with beautiful colors.
    Thanks for joigning us at All Fun Challenges.

  23. Love the circles around the butterfly - excellent card. Thank you for joining us on jan's Digi Stamp Shop - Pam, DT

  24. Very pretty colours and design. Congratulations on your DT appointment. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  25. You did such a beautiful job with this project. 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/

  26. So bright and colourful. Thanks for joining us over at passion for promarkers this week.
    Love n hugs

  27. What a gorgeous bright card this is, such a great design too. Thank you for joinin gin at AYLI. Sarah DT

  28. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 20 at Gem of a Challenge!

  29. Mandy: Beautiful card! I love pink and purple too for favorite colors. Thanks for taking time to participate with Createful Heart Design challenge blog! --Becca/new DT member

  30. A very pretty, cheery card.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  31. Congratulations to your team membership. Your card is fabulous. Thank you for joining our challenge at
    The Creative Crafters Challenge blog
    I hope you’ll join us next time again.
    (DT member)

  32. Your card is wonderful.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  33. This is so gorgeous!! I love the dimension on the butterfly and the one flower! And the gems look amazing on the circles; what a great idea! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  34. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Your project is lovely and wishing you all the best with your entry.

    Jodie DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  35. Love your work! these bows and ribbons are amazing dear. Thank for sharing this post.
    Ribbon bow making tools


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