Monday 1 March 2021

Lulu Bee


Well if I thought January flew by then that was nothing on February. The short month always throws me for some reason even though I know it will happen every year. 

In the UK we are still on lockdown and I have now been added to the shielding list so my life has been curtailed. I have stepped up my exercise big time in a bid to get fitter and healthier so it has given me the kick up the derriere I needed.  I have been booked in for my 1st Covid jab today and we are so lucky in the UK that over 20 million jabs have already been done. 

*** Update Had my 1st Jab - it was the Oxford one and have had reaction to it with fever, headaches, extreme tiredness, hopefully it should only last a few days ***

Anyhoo, It is the start of a new month and I am back with my DT hat on for 

As long as you made a card with the February freebie you will automatically get the March image free. It is a fabulous way to use images from artists you many not have used before. Also sometimes the image is completely different to something you would normally use. It has been a good way for me to stretch my creativity and take me out of my comfort zone. 

I would highly recommend anyone who is not already taking part to jump in and have a go. We are a really friendly bunch at The Outlawz.

This month we are sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls

We have been given this super cute image Lulu Bee to play with this month. It is absolutely perfect for a birthday card for a little girl over the road who will be 2 later this month. 

I have coloured the image with Promarkers and added a glitter gel pen for pink accents. I coloured the wings with a grey marker and then went over the top with a clear Sakura glitter pen.

I used the current Wednesday Sketch from the Outlawz as inspiration for the layout.

I took some papers from my stash (which are all offcuts... yay!) I distressed the edges by running a pink marker around them.

The sentiment is a die Happy Birthday with Numbers from Spellbinders. It is a decent size and you get the numbers to go inside so you can diecut as required. You also get the heart but I used a couple of red stickers instead.

I hope we will see you enter our challenge at The Outlawz and look forward to seeing the entries using this image.

Card Details -

Size - 5” x 7”

Image - Lulu Bee (Paper Nest Dolls)

Dies - Happy Birthday With Numbers (Spellbinders)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, Glitter gel pens, Sakura Clear glitter pen

Embellishments - Heart Stickers

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


  1. Such a sweet and girly creation Mandy, many thanks for joining us at Alsorts 'Feminine' challenge this week.

    Shielding is a pain, my last real outing was 6th March last year, so a couple of days short of a year, but you do get used to it.

    B x

  2. Glad to hear you got your first vaccine and hope you feel better soon and can re-start that exercise! This is such a sweet card. Adore all the pinks and the different combo of colours you have used. Lovely colouring and great to see a touch of silver. Thanks for joining Time Out x

  3. Lulu Bee is really cute and I love the backing paper.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  4. Super cute card, Mandy. Such a great sketch!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Allsorts challenge where it's all about "feminine creations". Hope you'll stop by again soon!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  5. This is super cute!! Adorable image and what a fun way to personalize it with that die cut sentiment/number. Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

  6. This is a very pretty card and your coloring is awesome.
    Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge.
    Hope to see you again

  7. Thankyou for sharing your pretty card with us at CraftyCatz this week Mandy and I hope your soon on the mend.xx

  8. Cute image and fabulous vibrant colours. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  9. Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. such a beautiful card great details and colours
    thanks for joining us at creation in pink
    hugs ellen DT

  11. Such a cute card which is sure to make her smile.

    I'm always glad when we get to March!

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  12. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  13. Great card Mandy. Thank you for sharing.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  14. Awe ... she is so sweet Mandy! 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!

  15. Fabulous feminine card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  16. Sweet card Mandy. Thank you for entering the Heartfelt Challenge at Scribbles Designs.
    Hope you are feeling better now.

  17. Very pretty card, love the image,
    I hope you are feeling better after your jab, I went though the same with mine. just wish life would get back to normal
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  18. Such a sweet image and so pretty, too! Love the great details. Thank you for playing in the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

  19. Beautiful card! :)
    Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

  20. Cute card any little girl would love! thank you for sharing your creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog CHallenge where anything goes. Good Luck!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  21. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Challenge.

  22. Adorably sweet AND cute card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

  23. Such a sweet card and I love the happy birthday die. Thank you for sharing your lovely design with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  24. I love your sweet and adorable card, Mandy. So glad you've joined our challenge on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry, and hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Lori (DT Lemon Shortbread)

  25. Super cute card for a little girl's birthday! I am sure she will love your card. Thank you for sharing at AAA Birthday. Valérie DT

  26. This is adorable Mandy! Thanks so much for linking up to TSOC challenge. Best of luck to you!

  27. What a great card! I like your cute image and the layers of different patterns. Thanks for playing at Time Out!
    - Shauna

  28. This is such a cute card! Glad you got your first shot! I got mine on Monday. Fingers crossed it works. Thanks for celebrating Time Out's birthday with us!

  29. So adorable! Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irre

  30. So cute and so sweet. I love the image and the card. Thank you for joining the challenge at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog. Dorlene DT LTCCB

  31. Mandy, this is cute as cute can be! Thanks for linking up at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenges! Julie, DT member

  32. mooie kaart
    bedankt voor het meedoen aan deze challenge
    groetjes jolanda bongers
    DT creative sketchy girls

  33. Such a sweet and adorable card!
    Thanks for joining our AAA Birthday challenge!

  34. So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge, we hope to see you again.
    Take care! Maria

  35. oh this is such a cutie and thanks for sharing at Digi Doodles Studios and good luck in the draw

  36. Lovely Colouring and great project. Thank you for entering our challenge at Colouring in Scrapland. We hope to see again next challenge.

  37. Super cute card! I love this little sweet Girl. Great colours and fantastic design. Thank you for playing along with us at DIGI DOODLE STUDIOS challenge. Best of luck! Hope to see you back with us soon again. Nick

  38. Oh she's adorable! Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. Good luck!
    Blessings, Jeanie Ellis DT
    Crafter's Castle
    Scrapbookingmamaw MyBlog

  39. She's adorable. Thanks for joining our Pearly Sparkles "digi" challenge.
    Larelyn (DT member)

  40. What a lovely project just love what you had done with this image. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Your Scrapbook Place. Good luck with your entry. Hugs Claudia DT

  41. Very pretty card! I like the image and the combinations of papers! Thanks for playing with us at LTSCB.

  42. What a cute image and great sentiment die cut. Thank you so much for joining SheepSki Designs "Girls, Girls, Girls -challenge". I hope to see you in our new "Animal Magic -challenge" also.

  43. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at the Mix It Up Challenge.

    Helen x


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