Wednesday 18 August 2021

Pretty Calf


Imagine That Digistamp has given us this great set to play with the Pretty Calf set as the Digi of the Month for August. It is a progressive image challenge and as long as you take part with the image for that month you will automatically get the following one.

Kris designed this set with her daughter in mind. Carly is going to be 21, time really has flown by as she was a teenager when I used to be on Kris' DT many moons ago!

I must admit I was racking my brain how to use this set as I am trying not to make cards for the sake of it as I have done in the past. When you are on Design Teams quite often there is a specific theme to follow and you make a lovely card without an outlet for it so I am trying to make cards with a specific person or event in mind. I saw a Facebook post from the lady who was maid of honour at my Sister's wedding and she is CRAZY about cows so made this with her in mind. She will LOVE it.

I wanted to use the pre-coloured heart motif and designed the card around that. The cow print paper is a background for a computer desktop. I wasn't sure if it would print okay but as you can see it has come out perfectly.

The image, paper and sentiment have been printed onto matte photo paper. I distressed the edge of the image with a small blank inkpad.

The glittery green ribbon is from B&M which is a great store for picking up crafty bits and pieces at a bargain price but you often have to get it when you see it as they don't have it back again. This was 8 rolls of glittery ribbon in different colours for £4. I added some red line double side tape to the back and wrapped it round the paper so the edges are securely held underneath. I find this a great method to hide the edges of the ribbon and neaten the finish.

The sentiment and image have been popped up on some thin foam pads to add a bit of dimension but not too much bulk so I can send it in the post.

Finally on the flowers I used some glitter markers to add a little bit of sparkle not very evident in the photo but definitely in real life.

There are so many fabulous images and sentiments this is a really versatile set. Kris really does design some fabulous kits and the Digi of the Month challenges are a great way to build up your collection. If you don't take part I would highly recommend you get involved.

Card Details -

Size - 11.5 x 16.5cm

Digital Image & Sentiment - Pretty Calf (Imagine That Digistamp)

Digital Paper - Cow Print Background (Kolpaper Wallpaper)

Colouring Medium - Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers (Crafter’s Companion)

Embellishments - Glitter Ribbon (B&M)

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


  1. A lovely card and fun sentiment. Thanks for sharing this at Allsorts challenge this week.

  2. Love the pretty calf image great cow print background too-I know just what you mean about making cards for DT which you know you will never use!
    Carol x

  3. It looks wonderful, thanks for joining us at the Allsorts challenge, xxx

  4. So very sweet Mandy, many thank for joining in with our current Glitter theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  5. Genius Mandy!! LOOOVE the cow print paper, and the GREEN! LOL, that is funny about my daughter, but Carly actually turned 22 last year and just graduated college with her teaching degree, and is now going to Grad School for her Master's degree while working full time in IT at the college! This set was actually drawn for my younger daughter who turned 21 this year :) Her name is Maddy (Madalyn) and she's very artsy too... AND her favorite color is GREEN! I might have to CASE your card and send to her (She's away in college too)!

    Yes, Carly's sweet sketch challenge does seem like many moons ago! Crazy how time flies! Oh I bet the bridesmaid will adore your handmade cow card! :) It's just awesome having you play in my challenge and Margreet too!! You both were on Carly's sketch team....10 years ago??!! Crazy but wonderful Craft world! Hugs!

  6. Cute image and fun papers. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Sentiments.

  7. Great card! Perfect papers too. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  8. What a unique themed card! I have never seen anything like this before and I am truly amazed. Thank you for playing in our challenge and looking forward to seeing you again. Hugs, Kinjal - DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge

  9. Wonderful card all the details and cute image
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge
    Good Luck
    Rose DT

  10. 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

  11. fabulous card!
    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.

  12. Lovely card. I think it's great that you went with the cow print to match your image. Well done. Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and hope to see you again soon.
    Tammy DT

  13. Adorable, I love your colour choices. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!

    Merja DT

  14. Absolutely beautiful card, I love the cow print. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  15. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining with us at Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  16. The cow paper as a background highlights the very cute image.
    Good job.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles Challenge blog.
    Hope to see you again soon.

  17. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

  18. Lovely card, cute image and great sentiment. Thanks for joining us at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge this month, good luck with your entry Claire DT

  19. Your card is just beautiful Mandy! Love the colours you have used. Thank you for joining us over at Penny's Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana

  20. Awww, she is a pretty calf! Great card. Thank you for sharing at Pearly Sparkles.

  21. So beautiful! Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny's.

  22. Fabulous! Love the cow print background.

    Thanks for joining us at Imagine That Digistamp.

    Helen x

  23. Wonderful card! The image is so cute! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon.
    Victoria DT

  24. It's gorgeous!! Thanks so much for participating in our IMAGINE THAT! Progressive challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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