Wednesday 20 January 2021

Panda Love Drops


Imagine That Digistamp have started the Progressive Challenges. If you completed a card using the Digi of the Month you automatically get the following month emailed to you. If not you can purchase that stamp for a reduced price.

The stamp set this month is Panda Love Drops. You get the cute image in outline and colour, 4  sentiments and 3 papers. So many uses for this set.

I have been without a colour printer for a long time. The Epsom inkjet printer we have was a good one but no longer supported and we cannot get a printer driver for it that will work with either a Mac which we both have or a Windows machine which hubby can use a virtual machine. it really, really annoys me that a perfectly good machine is rendered useless when the software is not updated, it is just so wasteful (sorry for ranting....)

Hubby did an experiment with hooking it up directly the Linux server. As long as I save it out as a pdf then hubby can print. The ink cartridges that are in it still work and we have some spares still so we will use what we have and then re-assess when the consumables have gone.

I had not intended to make this card using the pre-coloured image but hubby asked me to create a pdf as a test print so I decided to put together the elements so make this card. I use a program called Affinity Designer and it is great for creating fully digital projects as well as pages ready to print so easy to create a PDF file such as this. 

I had laid out what I wanted to use in a specific layout but then noticed that the current sketch from Cheerful Sketches Challenge would work with a bit of tweaking so went with that.

The card base is a sheet of card folded into a 6" square.  I added the heart paper leaving a border around the edge. 

I trimmed more of the cardstock to suit the sketch and added the strip of word paper from the kit, trimming the bottom edge. The panda image was then added on top.

The sentiment I have matted with a scrap of red card. I then added a red swirly epoxy sticker heart. This was from an unopened pack of Royal & Langnickel heart stickers that came from The Works a very, very long time ago. Got to be at least 8 years! The sentiment and heart loosely echo the 3 flowers so I am happy with how that turned out.

After not being able to print in colour for so long I cannot tell you how happy making this card has made me. It is colourful and cheery sure to make any recipient smile with joy.

If you visit my blog and are not already taking part in the Digi of the Month challenge I would urge you to pop over there. Kris' images are really lovely and you get so much in each pack. You can buy this one at the reduced price and away you go then.

Card Details -

Size - 6" Square
Embellishments - Epoxy Sticker (Royal & Langnickel)

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


  1. Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Anything Goes Challenge. I am glad your hubby was able to figure out a way to make your printer work again.

  2. I LOVE it Mandy❣❣❣ what a great sketch layout and it printed sooo well too (better than my printer would've done!) Thanks for playing along this month!!

  3. Thank you for joining in at the Crafty Calendar Challenge with this beautiful creation,love the image and colours you chose for your layers

  4. It's printed out beautifully. I love that image - so cute!
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  5. Beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Jan’s Digi Stamps with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Designer for Jan’s Digi Stamps {My Blog}

  6. Cute card and design. Fun image and so glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments, Crafty Sentiments, Crafty Catz

  7. Yeay for hubbies who come up with genius ways to fix problems!! Mine is really good at that; I tell him what I need/want and he figures out how to make it work. This card is ADORABLE!!! Cute image and fabulous papers! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  8. Hi Mandy! I think those colors and papers are great together, love that image too, perfect for our umbrella theme. Thank you for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge!

  9. Such a playful and lovable creation Mandy. Thank you for sharing your winning creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Join us each month for a NEW challenge. Good Luck.
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  10. This is so cute, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  11. Great take on the sketch with this cute digi and papers.
    Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches.
    xxx Margreet

  12. A great card Mandy and thank you for sharing this with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  13. I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)


    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member

  14. What a cute card! I love the panda. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper.

    DT Stacey

  15. Fabulous card and such a cute image! Loving your colour scheme. Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge - Good Luck!
    Maz DT

  16. This is so cute and what a great sketch and use of pattern papers! Thanks so much for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge "U" is for Umbrella!
    Rachelle DT : )

  17. Such a sweet card! Love that adorable panda bear. Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you come back soon.

  18. A great card. I love the colour way and the great backing paper you have chosen for this design. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  19. How cute is this image! And you've coloured it so beautifully. Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - DT Gail #staysafe #stayhealthy

  20. Oh I hope you manage to sort out your printer woes soon. I can't stand it when technology, which is supposed to make life easier, becomes a hindrance instead!
    I have seen this adorable Imagine That image all over recently (which is wonderful) and this is another that just makes me smile. Such a sweet image, and wonderful colour combo. Love your added heart too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny's!

  21. Beautiful card. Thanks you for joining with us at Digi Choosday Crafting challenge. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  22. A very cute image used to make a beautiful card.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  23. Beautiful cute image and lovely colouring
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  24. This is so cute and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for joining us at S+F=C.

  25. what a cute card! thanks so much for joining us at 613 Avenue Create!

  26. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start this month for our "Anything Goes" challenge

  27. This is SO super cute, Mandy. Thanks so much for sharing it in our challenge. it's always a joy to have you play along.
    Word Art Wednesday

  28. A very beautiful lovely card Mandy, thanks for playing along at the challenge of Cheerful Sketches....

    greetings Bea.

  29. Great card. Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Challenge.

  30. He’s soooooo cute - great card. Thank you for sharing your project with us for the ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door (TTCRD) this time.

    decrafts - my blog

  31. This is adorable!! Love the image and great choice of colors too!
    Thank you so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  32. Such a sweetie!
    Lovely card for our sketch Challenge. Thanks for playing with us.
    Nancy DT Cheerful Sketches Challenge

  33. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Pearly Sparkles Challenge this time and good luck

  34. This card is super cute! I love so many things about it... adorable image, fun bright coloured patterns, great sentiment and wonderful design.
    Thank you for playing along with us at SCRIBBLES DESIGN. Best of luck! Nick

  35. Great design, Mandy, and beautifully executed! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place To Start!

    Chana Malkah, Owner

  36. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, A Bit More Time to Craft, A Bit Extra, Jan' Digis and Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.


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