Saturday 1 May 2021

Bertha's Bread Baking Bonanza


It is the start of a new month (OMG May already!) and I am back with my DT hat on for 

As long as you made a card with the April freebie you will automatically get the May 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 Dr. Digi's House of Stamps

We have been given this fun image Bertha's Bread Baking Bonanza to play with. During the early months of the pandemic last year many people were baking and clearing the shelves of flour. I myself rarely bake as you tend to eat the things that you shouldn't if you are trying to lose weight..... I can bake but it is better for my waistline that I don't 😉

I thought it might make a fun birthday card and planned to team it with a baking sentiment. I found the perfect one from Doodle Dragon Studios. I used to subscribe to an annual thing on Dustin Pike's blog and you got loads and load of images over the course of a year and this was one of them.

I found in my stash a die cut sheet from Hunky Dory with birthday cakes and cupcakes, frames and sentiments and started with that as my colour scheme.

I decided to make a Z fold card so Bertha could go on the front taking centre stage in all her baking glory. I coloured the image with Promarkers and added gel pen for silver streaks in her hair. The image was fussy cut and popped up on thin foam pads.

The card front has been covered with some lovely spotty vellum which was a bargain some years ago. I got 5 A4 sheets for only £1 from The Works. It is a lovely thickness too so you don't see the adhesive underneath. I added the die cut frame and popped Bertha inside busily baking away. I have adorned her with some self adhesive pearls and added some puffy sticker cupcakes from Paperchase.

The inside of the card has another frame from the die cut set. I loved the little hearts as it goes perfectly with the 'Baked With Love' sentiment. This has been coloured with Promarkers and a red glittery gel pen. I used a die from Spellbinders to cut the label shape and drew a line around it with a silver gel pen.

The cupcake is a decal that has been cut from a vinyl wallpaper. Whenever I go to the DIY stores I am always on the lookout for samples of wallpaper that have nice patterns or something interesting that might be suitable for using on a card.

The back panel of the card has this lovely cake, spotty frame and sentiment all from the die cut sheet.

This photo shows the card opened out and you can see how perfect the spotty vellum goes with the images. 

I have to be honest and say this is an image I would not have chosen to work with but it made me think outside the box and stretched my creativity to think of how I could use it. I am really pleased with how it turned out.

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 - 6” Z Fold Card

Digital Image - Bertha’s Bread Baking Bonanza (Dr. Digi’s House of Stamps)

Digital Sentiment - Baked With Love (Doodle Dragon Studios/Dustin Pike) (Retired)

Dies - Petite Labels 1 (Spellbinders D Lites)

Paper - Large Spot vellum from The Works

Pre-Printed Die Cuts - Let’s Eat Cake Simply Scrumptious Deluxe Card Collection (Hunkydory) 

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, gel pens

Embellishments - self adhesive Pearls, puffy cupcake stickers & wallpaper

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


  1. Fabulous card, great design, lovely images and die cuts- Bertha has been busy with all that baking! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.

  2. Fun image for the Progressive Challenge this month! You did a great job with all your cards Mandy!

  3. A great card Mandy and the Z fold makes the most of all those lovely images.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  4. Wow Mandy - what a super card. Great work.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  5. Mandy, you have seen me in the kitchen...;-/ Love the polk-a-dots and cup cake embellishments! Thank you for sharing your sweet creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Stay safe, stay healthy and happy crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  6. Wow, what a stunning design, I love it. A masterpiece.
    Thank you for joining Catch the bug challenge.

  7. Wow great card, love the bread making image, that would be me trying to make bread, nice to have a z card shape
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  8. This is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us over at Colour Crazy Challenge and good luck.

    - Hanna, DT

  9. Hi Mandy, a fun card, love the colours and papers you have used. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, apologies for running late on commenting. Have a wonderful week... Megan DT LPoCF

  10. Really nice card - I LUV those cupcake brads :-)
    Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
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  11. Great card and a fab design, who doesn't love cake!
    Thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter.
    The Paper Shelter DT

  12. Fabby looking card. Thanks for joining us over at PFM.
    Love n hugs

  13. Great card and perfect for our challenge at passion For Markers this week

  14. A lovely card and nice to see a different shape.

    I love the addition of the little cupcakes on the front.

    I feel quite hungry now!!

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  15. Awesome make, love that unusual image. Thanks for playing at Polkadoodles, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  16. Fantastic image and card design. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  17. Wonderful card, makes me smile! Thanks for playing our challenge this week at Krafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT/KCC

  18. Fabulous design - love the card shape.

    Thanks for joining us at the Aud Sentiments Challenge.

    Helen x

  19. oh my, this is a gerat card. all the details and lovely coloring. Thank you for joining us at Scrapping4fun blog. Guest DT Janja

  20. Great card. The cat loves your cup cake. Thank you for playing along at The Creative Craft Cottage challenge
    Good luck with your entry
    Greetings Marga dt

  21. This is a really great card!!

    Thanks for sharing it with us at both Creative Moments and I Love Promarkers,

    Hugz Tinz

  22. Great card creates lots of comments. What an image!

  23. Just love the colours and those cupcake embellishments are adorable!
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug.
    Hugs from Africa!

  24. I love that card and especially the dotty paper. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  25. What a great card!! The tri fold makes it really fun as does that dotty vellum!! Love the fresh colors and the cupcake embellishments! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  26. Great and funny card! :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

  27. What a funny motive! Thanks for joining us at the Papercraft Challenge.

  28. Hello!
    Thank you for taking part in Scrapping4funChallenges' Ladies, Girls, Mother's day challenge. Your card is too pretty!
    I hope to have you with us for the next challenge too! Roberta DT Member Scarpping4funChallenges

  29. WOW, that´s one special card! I love the way it fold nearly like an mini album. Beautiful images and wonderful colouring. Great make! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at I LOVE PROMARKERS. Best of luck! Nick DT

  30. Wonderful card, love it
    Thank you for joining our challenge at I ♥ Promarkers
    Clare DT

  31. Wonderful card! Love the design! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Challenges.

  32. What a fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at CHNPP.
    DT Stacey

  33. Great card 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

  34. Wow your card looks great :)
    Thanks for joining us at Papercraft Challenges.

  35. Great Projects Nice work. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT


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