Monday, 1 February 2021

Piggy Back

 


Well where did January disappear to? We are in quite a strict lockdown in the UK so everything seems a bit samey. January was mainly full of rain but we had a weekend of snow which provided a change of scenery for a short time. It felt a bit like a holiday and a welcome distraction. The month flew by though! 

It is the start of a new month and I am back with my DT hat on for  


As long as you made a card with the January freebie you will automatically get the February 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 All Dressed Up



We have been given this super cute image Piggy Back to play with this month. I have coloured my image with a combination of Promarkers, Spectrum Noir Triblend, Spectrum Noir glitter markers and Arteza coloured pencils. Through practice I am getting better at shading with them and learning to be a bit more subtle.

I saw straight away that this was a lovely image to use to send a hug in an envelope and chose my sentiment to suit. 

I used sketch 199 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 for the layout and rotated it.

 

I used a sheet of Lidl card and made a 6" square card base. To this I added some patterned paper in shades of blue to compliment my image. The striped panel and dark blue are offcuts.

I cut the image into an oval shape and added a mat in the same card as the base. I have used a wide blue ribbon with a gold trim and added a narrower blue one to create a striped effect.

The sentiment is from the now retired Jenn & Friends set from Imagine That Digistamp. I matted this onto the blue card and added an epoxy heart sticker.

Following the sketch to balance this I cut the same size circle in white card, added a faux stitched border with an ultra fine Sharpie and matted onto the blue card. I have added a fabric puffy heart I have had for a million years and another epoxy sticker. Finally I added a third epoxy sticker above the image to match the sketch.

I have a good friend who's Mum has Alzheimers and is in a home. She broke her hip falling out of bed and has contracted Covid whilst in hospital and now been told she needs specialist care so needs to sort out a new place for her. What with working from home and homeschooling her little girl the last few weeks have been awful for her. I hope this card will give her the hug I cannot physically give her myself.

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" Square
Digital Image - Piggy Back (All Dressed Up)
Digital Sentiment - Jenn & Friends [Retired] (Imagine That Digistamp)
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, SN Triblend, SN Glitter Markers, Arteza pencils, Sharpie 
Embellishments - Ribbons, Fabric Puffy heart, Epoxy Stickers


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

50 comments:

  1. Aww..so very cute, what a lovely image and gorgeous card..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  2. This is a really sweet piece. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Try It on Tuesday. hugs-Erika

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  3. What a sweet card to cheer your friend up! Such hard times we are going through - staying positive these days is difficult but ...we will get through this...even with the so called 'Covid fatigue' that makes folk break rules and keep it going!! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chris x

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  4. A really sweet image with great colours and design. Thank you for joining our 'Four Legged Friends' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  5. A cute image Mandy. Thanks for continuing to support the challenge.
    Pamela
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

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  6. Wow - cute image and lovely card. Thanks for sharing it over at THTSB.

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  7. Such a cute card. I love all the blue. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene CT

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  8. Adorable image Mandy! And you did a great job with coloring. Thank you for sharing at Aud Sentiments. Valérie DT

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  9. So very sweet, thanks so much for joining in with our 'Four Legged Friends' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  10. Gorgeous card Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog As I do Rodos

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  11. Beautiful colouring as always. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  12. Thank you for playing along this week at International Art & Soul. I sure hope to see you back again very soon!!!

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    International Art & Soul DT
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

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  13. So very cute!!
    Thanks so much for sharing this week at Allsorts challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  14. One would have thought that lockdowns would make time drag, but I found the complete opposite! It's as though we feel our lives have been 'on hold' and will continue when all this ends, only to find that our lives have been ticking by unnoticed!
    Your card is adorable! Super design and so bright and bold in blue! Thanks for sharing this with us at Digi Doodle Studios!
    Linda

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  15. Oh I adore her face, so cute! Great card design to showcase her. Thanks for playing at Polkadoodles ,hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

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  16. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

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  17. Super cute card and a great take on the sketch.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2
    Anne SSW2-DT

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  18. Such a cute card. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Creative Fingers.
    DT Mari, my blog Ittetehty

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  19. Super cute image

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'A Place To Start' this month
    Stay Safe
    Hugs Shell xx

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  20. Just darling. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene CT

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  21. Adorable image and great layout. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday Plus Wynn DT

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  22. Lovely creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry CT/Admin/Coordinator xx

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  23. Such a sweet image and beautiful colouring.

    Jo
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  24. Mandy, Such a sweet and charming feminine card. Thank you for sharing your card for your friend with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Join us each month for a NEW challenge. Stay safe and Happy Crafting!
    Hugs,
    Jan
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

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  25. Bright and colourful. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  26. Mandy, this card is so cute. Another one of your darling cards.Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

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  27. Beautiful designed creative project. Love your images and colours used.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's World Wide Open Design Team Challenges. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Annie CT -
    https://thejourneyisthestarthere.blogspot.com/{My Blog}

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  28. Bright and cheerful card, lovely colouring
    Thank you for joining us
    Margaret
    CD Sunday plus DT

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  29. This is so lovely and your sweet image coloured beautifully … Also thanks for supporting and using an All Dressed Up image for our current challenge of ANYTHING GOES using an ALL DRESSED UP IMAGE. Good luck in the final draw.

    [aNNie Design Team Member for All Dressed Up Challenges] ❣️ ADU
    https://thejourneyisthestarthere.blogspot.com/{My Blog}

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  30. Very cute card. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!
    Merja DT

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  31. Loving the red, white and blue!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

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  32. Kudos to you... I've never been good at progressive challenges! I love your interpretation of the sketch and the color combo you used! It really dresses up the sweet image! Thanks for sharing this with us at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge!
    ~Karen Page, DT Member for Jan's Digi Stamps
    Blog: MisplacedMojo.com IG:@misplacedmojo

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  33. What a fab card, I love the colours and such an adorable image. Thanks so much for entering the Aud Sentiments Challenge, Crafty hugs, Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts) xx

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  34. Aww, that's lovely! Thanks for sharing your fabulous card with us at Sweet Stampin' for our 'LOVE' challenge. Come and play again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

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  35. Sweet card, Mandy! Thanks so much for another wonderful submission to our challenge at A Place To Start! We hope you will join us in our February sketch challenge!
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah, Owner

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  36. Youre card is so gorgeous, thanks for sharing it with us at the Pearl Sparles Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

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  37. A delightful image and a lovely sentiment, Mandy. Your friend is sure to smile and know that you are thinking about her when she opens this.
    Thank you for joining the Path of Positivity challenge this month. xx

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  38. Very cute! Great image and color combo to go along with it! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built and Di's Digi Designs.

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  39. What a beautiful wee card you have made. I love that cute wee image too! Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.

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  40. What a cutie!

    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

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  41. This is so beautiful. 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 https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/


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  42. This is just so beautiful. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette CT -

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  43. Such a cute card. Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irre

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  44. Lovely design. So cute. Thank you for joining us.
    Colouring in Scrapland DT

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  45. What an absolute delight, a beautiful image and I love the colour combo. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

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  46. Such a sweet card and design. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Nan CT

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  47. Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at the Pearly Sparkles challenge blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

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  48. Wonderful card!
    Thank you for joining us over at Digi Doodle Studios challenge!

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  49. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "A” challenge over at Crafty Friends & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Kreativtanten)

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  50. Super adorable! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

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