Friday 14 May 2021


Recently I was a featured creator at Scrapping4fun Challenges with the birthday card I made for my Mother in Law.

I was asked if I would like to be a guest designer for the new challenge 192 which starts today. Of course I jumped at the chance.

The theme for this challenge is Pastel Colours with Flowers

We were chatting to our next door neighbour who mentioned that his daughter is moving out soon and buying her first home with her boyfriend. The weird thing is that I had already printed out this image and sentiment to make a new home card using the Facebook Progressive Freebie Challenge set Tweet from Stamper’s Delights.

Now I don't often make cards using pastel colours but I recently won a lovely paper pad from Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge and it is all subtle florals which I thought would be perfect.

613 Avenue Create has a challenge using a mood board and the colours of pink and green stood out to me so I used those colours plus yellow to match the colours in the paper.

I used Promarkers and pencils to colour and fussy cut around the edges. I mounted on thin foam pads for dimension. The sentiment is an old freebie from The Stamp Fairy.

I used a 6" gold mirror card blank and trimmed the paper a little so a small border of gold shows around the edge to highlight the gold in the paper.

I used some domed glitter dot embellishments for the flower centres and finally added some lovebird puffy stickers which are from Paperchase.

Thank you to Scrapping4fun Challenges for the opportunity to be a Guest DT on this challenge. Head on over there yourself to take part with you pastel coloured floral creations.

Card Details -

Size - 6” Square

Digital Image - Tweet (Stamper’s Delights)

Digital Sentiment - The Stamp Fairy (retired)

Paper - Garden of Love 6” Pad (Crafter’s Companion)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, Arteza Expert pencils, gold gel pen

Embellishments - Lovebirds puffy stickers (Paperchase), self adhesive glitter dots.

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


  1. Ideal moving house card and so cute. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  2. A beautiful card in soft pretty colours, sweet stamps and lovely dsp.
    Thanks for entering our 'wings' challenge at Sweet Stampin'
    Chris x

  3. Gorgeous Card Mandy! I love the soft Pastel colors.

  4. Super Cute! Thank you for both of your entries! Thanks for joining the fun at Crafting Happiness Challenges.
    :) Janis, Owner & Design Team

  5. A lovely card. I am sure they will love it.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  6. Oooh! Another super card , so sweet with those birdies. Thanks again for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

  7. A really pretty card and perfect timing for your next door neighbour's daughter.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  8. What sweet New Home card!! The soft colors are perfect for the cute image! Thanks for playing with LTSCB and Di's Digi Designs.

  9. Love the springtime color combo you chose for this card. Your pretty background paper and embellishments coordinate beautifully. Thanks so much for joining us in our latest challenge on Let's Craft and Create.

  10. Gorgeous make hun, love the soft colours you have used

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Cardz 4 Galz' this fortnight
    Take Care
    Hugs Shell xx

  11. This is beautiful Mandy. I love the pastel colours. Thanks for joining my challenge at Cardz4galz. Love Dawn x

  12. Beautiful card Ike'sWorld challenge
    Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges. Good luck Ginny DT for
    Ike'sWorld challenge
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  13. This is such a sweet design and perfect for anyone moving to a new home. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  14. Beautiful design, love the sweet birdies and lovely flower paper.
    Thank you for your GD Creation at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  15. A gorgeous card love the soft tones Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges. Good luck Ginny DT for
    Ike'sWorld challenge
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  16. Beautiful card, soft colouring, just right for the neighbours daughter
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  17. very beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create!

  18. So cute. Cute little house and birds. Great layout. So glad you shared over at Crafty Sentiments, Cardz 4 Galz, Colour Crazy, Aud Sentiments, Do-Al(l)Creative.

  19. Love all the pastels on this pretty card. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  20. This is so pretty and would look great in a frame. They'll love it. Beautiful colours.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  21. Oh that is such a pretty card!!! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  22. Such a sweet image and beautiful paper!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  23. Cute card - just love it!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *Owner* Creative Crafting Uncles
    *DT + Co-Owner* Easter-Fun Challenge
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  24. So sweet, I love it.

    Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!

    Merja DT

  25. Cute card. Thanks for sharing at CHNPP.
    DT Stacey

  26. So beautiful. Thank you for joining us.
    Colouring in Scrapland DT

  27. Absolutely stunning!

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

    Hugz Tinz

  28. This is a lovely card, Really nice. Thanks for entering your card at Penny's Paper crafty challenge
    Echt een toffe kaart, kei leuk!! Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Penny's Paper crafty challenge
    DT Penny's Paper crafty challenge

  29. Very beautiful and nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette CT -

  30. This is an amazing card! Love the design! Thank you for joining the fun at Penny's Challenges. Hope to see more of your projects linked up. :)

  31. Lovely work and prett colours

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *Owner* Easter-Fun Challenge Blog
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days
    *DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

  32. Mandy your card is simply beautiful. Love the bird house. Thank you for joining us over at Penny's Challenge. Best of luck, DT~Jana

  33. Very pretty card. Lots of beautiful details. Thank you for joining us at A Place to Start this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  34. Amanda this card is so sweet. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Gail CT

  35. Such a sweet card! What a lovely bouquet. So glad you joined us over at <a So glad you joined us over at Morgan’s ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene CT

  36. Beautiful design and it looks lovely in pastels.

    Thanks for joining us at LeAnn's World 101.

    Helen x

  37. Very sweetly Spring and your pastels are lovely! Thank you for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge and we hope to see you again next time!
    XOXO, Aimeslee LTCCB DT

  38. Such a pretty card Mandy. Love the birdhouse with the cute birds and wonderful colors!
    Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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


Thankyou very much for taking the time to visit my blog and your comment. I really appreciate each and every one :)

If you are in the EU to comply with GDPR regulations please be aware that your comment and details will be visible to anyone who visits my blog. I do not collect your personal information in any way.