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)
- 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #53 Anything Goes With a Critter
- 613 Avenue Create - #8 Anything Goes
- Allsorts - #637/638 Add Some Sparkle
- Aud Sentiments - #281 Anything Goes & Sentiment
- A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything Goes
- A Perfect Time To Craft - #8-2021 Anything Goes
- Classic Design Challenge - #8 Anything Goes
- Crafting Happiness - #109 Anything Goes
- Crafty Animals - #53 Anything Goes with an Animal or Insect
- Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
- Creative Moments - #220 Anything Goes
- Di’s Digi Designs - Incude a sentiment
- Digi Choosday - #32 Anything Goes
- Imagine That Digi of The Month - Pretty Calf
- Lemon Shortbread - #152 Anything Goes
- Little Red Wagon - #615 Animal Antics
- Pearly Sparkles - #65 Anything Goes
- Penny’s Challenge - #503 Anything Goes
- Polkadoodles - #32 Anything Goes
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Add A Sentiment
- Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
- We Love 2 Create - #8 Anything Creative or Mixed Media Goes
- Word Art Wednesday - #505-505 Anything Goes
A lovely card and fun sentiment. Thanks for sharing this at Allsorts challenge this week.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
It looks wonderful, thanks for joining us at the Allsorts challenge, xxxReplyDelete
So very sweet Mandy, many thank for joining in with our current Glitter theme at Allsorts challenge.ReplyDelete
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)!ReplyDelete
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!
Cute image and fun papers. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Sentiments.ReplyDelete
Great card! Perfect papers too. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.ReplyDelete
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 ChallengeReplyDelete
Wonderful card ..love all the details and cute imageReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge
This is a lovely card, Really nice. Thanks for entering your card at Penny's Paper crafty challengeReplyDelete
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
Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.
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.ReplyDelete
Adorable, I love your colour choices. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful card, I love the cow print. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge BlogReplyDelete
Best Wishes Lisa xx
Beautiful card! Thank you for joining with us at Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge. Good luck with your entryReplyDelete
The cow paper as a background highlights the very cute image.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles Challenge blog.
Hope to see you again soon.
A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.ReplyDelete
Lovely card, cute image and great sentiment. Thanks for joining us at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge this month, good luck with your entry Claire DTReplyDelete
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~JanaReplyDelete
Awww, she is a pretty calf! Great card. Thank you for sharing at Pearly Sparkles.ReplyDelete
So beautiful! Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny's.ReplyDelete
Fabulous! Love the cow print background.ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at Imagine That Digistamp.
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.ReplyDelete
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’ PaperReplyDelete