Wednesday 22 May 2024

Sloths Colouring Book


I was fortunate to win a prize recently at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge and was asked to be a guest designer for the new challenge starting today.

The challenge is sponsored by Dr Digi's House of Stamps & Last Minute Manda

I was given this lovely image from Last Minute Manda to work with from the Sloths Colouring Book. You get 8 images in the set for only £2.40 and there is 25% off at the moment so excellent value.

I love this image and it was an absolute delight to work with. I love animals in general but absolutely adore sloths. They are such gentle creatures and so calm and serene. They have the most adorable faces and always look like they are smiling. Whenever I see them in as zoo or wildlife park I just love to watch them. My sister also loves them and I made this card with her in mind as she is going through a rough spell at the moment and we live far away and both have such busy lives that we don't get to see one another very often. So I am sending her a hug in an envelope in the meantime.

The card is A5 so I made the image about 10cm across. I used a combination of Promarkers and Spectrum Noir Triblend pens to colour it. 

I had already selected the paper I wanted for the background which is a lovely fern one from a VERY old Hot off the Press pack which I have honestly had for about 25 years. I wanted the sloth image to be nestled in the greenery, surrounded by a lush Amazon forest. I knew I had a very old hibiscus die which I have not used before so that is another ticked off my list. I thought I had more cheese plant like leaves like in the image but surprisingly I don't. I had planned to surround the image with leaves but decided to fussy cut it instead.

The sentiment is from Tlc Creations and is a very old freebie from her blog. Paulette has been so very generous over the years and still has a lot of freebies on her blog and store. I coloured this with green chalks but it is so subtle the photo does not show it very well.

The hibiscus flowers have been cut with scraps of pink and purple card and yellow for the centres. I used Spectrum Noir glitter markers to add a bit of sparkle.

Thank you to Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge for inviting me as a guest designer for this challenge. It is open for 2 weeks and the theme is always Anything Goes using paper.

Card Details -

Size - A5

Digital Image - Sloths Colouring Book (Last Minute Manda)

Digital Sentiment - Tlc Creations

Dies - Flower Hibiscus (Ellison Designs Thin Cuts)

Paper - Cardmaker’s Earth Tones Creative Pack (HOTP)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers & Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers, Pebbles Inc Chalks

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


  1. Congrats on your win and GDT spot Mandy, beautiful card love the sloth surrounded by all the colourful flowers against the dark b.paper.
    Carol x
    This would be perfect for our challenge at Birthstone Challenges too x

  2. A wonderful creation and thankyou for sharing with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  3. Another super sloth themed card. Thank sharing this card in the Allsorts Challenge this week.
    Liz xx

  4. That image is gorgeous - sloths are super cute! Thanks for sharing with us at MTTC and Cut It Up :)

  5. Look at that cute sloth having fun in the tropical flowers! Fantastic color. Thank you so much for joining the challenge at Allsorts.

  6. Cute Sloth and colourful card, lovely to see you at Allsorts 15th Birthday celebrations, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  7. So cute! This sloth looks so happy and friendly. And it is so beautifully surrounded by all these fabulous flowers. Great colors and colouring. I love the combination of these happy colors.
    Thank you for participating in the current Critter Crazy challenge.
    Hugs, Uschi

  8. This is a beautiful card
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog

  9. Oh my word this is so cute and totally adorable I love the image and colouring thank you for joining our birthday celebrations at Allsorts
    lolo x

  10. A fabulous combination of beautifully coloured image,papers and diecuts,the sentiment a perfect finishing touch,thank you for joining in CD Sunday Plus

  11. What a cute sloth! And your backing paper is the perfect choice.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  12. This is adorable!! And definitely feels very tropical! Congrats on your guest designer position! Thanks for playing with Cut It Up Challenge.

  13. A beautiful card with this cute sloth. Thank you for joining the Do-Al(l) Kreatives challenge!
    Caroline - DT

  14. Great card with the Sloth and lovely tropical background
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  15. A lovely image, nicely coloured. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  16. Oh so cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in my PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  17. So great and lovely. Love the sloth.
    Thank you for taking part in the Mirtillamente challenge!
    Good luck and I hope to see you again.
    Alena DT Mirtillamente

  18. A very pretty card and adorable image. Thanks for sharing at Passion for Markers this week.

  19. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld.
    ~ Sherry CT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  20. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at The Outlawz Twisted Thursdays Challenges in the month of May. Looking forward to seeing you again in next months challenges

    Happy crafting,

    The Outlawz Challenges
    Twisted Thursdays DT

  21. An awesome card. The background is perfect for the image that is super cute. Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. Hugs, María.

  22. What lovely flowers for this cute little guy! Such an uplifting card. Thanks for sharing with us at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday! Katrina

  23. Super cute, Mandy! Congrats! Thanks for sharing your fun creation with us at A Placw to Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  24. Lovely card and I’m sure your sister will love it. It will certainly lift her spirits to receive such a beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with Papercraft Challenges. X

  25. So cute!! Thanks so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!

  26. Very unique card. It is so cute. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  27. Love sloths and love this card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.


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