Monday 10 October 2022

Duckling March GDT


I was honoured to be chosen as a Top 3 entry for Challenge 36 at Star Stampz Challenge Blog and invited to be a Guest Designer for the new challenge that starts today. The theme is For a Baby or Parents Expecting.

I selected this cute image Duckling March to work with.  I thought it was perfect for parents adding to their existing brood of little chicks and typed my own sentiment to suit before printing out.

I coloured this image with Promarkers, fine liner pens and pencils. Initially I had intended to make it suitable for a baby boy or girl but as I was selecting papers it seemed to more suited to the girl papers I had so it kind of decided for itself.

The main paper is is from a baby girl pack I had must be around 15 years ago now. I really liked the soft colours and this dictated the green cards used to mat the image and patterned border strip. 

The pink baby girl paper is actually a holographic wrapping paper from Paperchase. The tone of pink changes as you tip the card in and out of the light so adds another element to it.

Finally the Baby Girl sentiment is a domed epoxy sticker. I think this and the border were from Let's Make Cards packs that I used to subscribe to.

As I write this I am stricken with Covid. I started to feel like I had a cold on Wednesday. By Thursday night I felt like it was more than that so took a test. It was a very faint line so did another one the following morning after having the most terrible nights sleep. Very high temperature and coughing which was making my throat constantly sore. It went strong pink line straight away. It has surprised me how in only a few days I feel so poorly. I have been lucky not to get it until now I guess..... Hopefully I will be fine after a few more days and feel less like a tired zombie.

Thankyou to Star Stampz for inviting me to be a Guest Designer and providing this lovely image to work with.

Card Details -

Size - 6” Square

Image - Duckling March (Star Stampz)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, Fineliners (The Works), Expert Pencils (Arteza)

Designer Papers - Baby Girl Chit Chat (Cloud Nine Design), Wrapping Paper (Paperchase)

Embellishments - Epoxy Sticker

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


  1. Congrats on your Top 3 and GDT spot.Love the cute card and image-hope you feel better soon
    Carol x

  2. This is so cute. I hope your recovery time is short. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

  3. I hope you feel better soon and thank you for sharing your pretty card with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  4. I hope you feel better soon! Another friend of mine who lives in Wellingborough has the Covid also. Your card is adorable and the coloring is wonderful. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at The Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge.
    Donna xx

  5. Sending hugs Mandy for a quick recovery. Love your cute card.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  6. Very sweet scene. Healing thoughts! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts.

  7. Cute baby card! Thanks so much for entering our Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges.
    Cara, The Color Challenge Design Team
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

  8. A real cute image for today's card Mandy, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge again.

    B x

  9. Congrats on your win, Mandy! Thank you for sharing your special announcement with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. A youthful composition. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  10. LOL! What a great concept for a fun card, Mandy! I am sorry to hear that you've been struggling with COVID. It's no a nice visitor, is it? I'm hoping you will soon feel much better, and have no lasting effects from it. Now for my other hat: So happy I got to see your creation at Jan’s Digi Stamp Challenges . Thanks for the inspiration, and I hope to see more of your designs soon.
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  11. A very different new baby card - I love it. Sorry to hear you have Covid. I had it in August and am still struggling with energy levels so please rest and spoil yourself - hugs.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  12. Your card is so lovely, thanks for sharing it with us at the Outlaws Twisted Thursday Challenge Blog.
    Big hugs Ilonka DT

  13. Superb work. Cute image.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog. Happy crafting! Catherine x DT

  14. Such a fun card and lovely colouring

    Thanks so much for joining us on the Polkadoodles Wk 40 Digi Choosday challenge….

    Love and crafty hugs from

    Wendy (DT)

  15. A very different card for a baby girl, I love the image, sorry to hear you are ill with covid, I am just getting over it too.
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  16. Fun and cute. Thanks for joining us at We look forward to seeing you again.
    Berni Cuttino, 613 Avenue Create , DT Coordinator
    613 Avenue Create ,Challenge Blog
    chasingthedream,My Blog

  17. How cute!!! Such a sweet image! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday at The Outlawz!

  18. Adorable baby card with such a fun image. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K xx

  19. This is a super cute card!!! Thank you for sharing with us on the Love to Scrap Challenge blog!!

  20. A cute card for a child. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges for Nature. Caz. DT

  21. Fabulous card thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create hugs Sue x

  22. Great card and a perfectly cute image.

    Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

    Helen x


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