Friday, 27 January 2012


This is my card for this weeks CD Sunday Challenge, they would like to see your Zodiac creations.  My first thought was to reach for Joanna Sheen's Enchanted Dreams CD again, but then I remembered that her Ivory Cats CD has a Zodiac section and as my Mother loves cats I could get really organised and make a birthday card for one of the boys to give her.  Thank you so much CD Sunday for helping me to get ahead, I usually leave all my cards until the last minute.

I'm really struggling to take good photographs at the moment, it's either raining and really dark or so sunny that everything looks bleached.  It was the latter when I took this photo, the backing papers are actually quite yellow, the dotty one is from Willow Designs Polly Pickleberry CD and the one with butterflies on it is from the Ivory Cats CD.  I went for a contrast with the base card stock and used some bright blue that has been in my stash for some time.

I punched the border with a Martha Stewart Punch and the butterfly is a Die-namics die cut.  The sentiment stamp is from Wild Rose Studio and is stamped onto a CREAlies die cut label.  The flowers, ribbon, lace and gems are all from my stash.

This is the inside of my card, I have decorated it to complement the front:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday Challenge - Zodiac
Little Darlings Challenge 16 - Polka Dots
PaperPlay Challenge Week 4 -  Lovely Lace
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 41 - Flowers
Hooked on Craft Challenge 16 - Something Bright
Moving along with the Times Challenge 133 - Blooming Marvelous
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 201 - You're a Gem

Thank you for looking today, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.



Carol said...

I don't do cats lol but it's a beautiful card Pauline. Carol x

Jan said...

Love this Pauline such an elegant card xx Jan

Jocelyn said...

I'm a real cat fan so love your card. I'd forgotten that this CD has a zodiac section - will have to have a closer look now I've seen your lovely card. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Carol said...

Hi Pauline. How different to have cats on a Zodiac card. A great idea - lovely card as well. Thank you for joining us at Cd Sunday.
CD Sunday DT

Jo said...

This is lovely Pauline, it's one of Joanna's cd's I don't have. I love how you've picked the blue and yellow out of the main image, looks so effective. Your flower arrangement and bow are gorgeous.

Jo xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card Pauline, I forgot that this CD had a Zodiac section on it. I know just what you mean about the light and taking photos.

Sue x

Sue said...

Oh this is gorgeous Pauline! what a sweet image! I love the border and all your embellishments - so beautiful !!
Ooh I am exactly the same re. photos and the light - it has been dark all day today!!
Hope you have a good weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Sassy Scrapper said...

Absolutely adorable!
Hugs Bonnie

starcyl said...

This is a beauty Pauline, well thought oout and put together. I did wonder if I should make a cat themed card but went for a fairy, now seeing this I wish I'd gone with my first thought.
Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday again this week.
Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

Claire said...

Beautiful card Pauline with lovely colours and elements. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card and colours. Love that butterfly...

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah Pauline this is brilliant what a great card, I love cats too so adore the ones on your card, thanks for playing along on MAWTT with our Blooming Marvelous Challenge this week, Love Hazelxox

Deb said...

Beautiful card Pauline, those kitties are adorable!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

Lisa Jane said...

what a beautiful image and i love the yellow and blue colour combo
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our Blooming Marvellous challenge
Lisa x

Diane's Card Designs said...

Awww such an adorable image. The butterfly and flowers are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge this week.
Diane xx

Shelby said...

Beautiful card for any cat lover! You've done an amazing job with the details. Thanks for joining us at MMCS


Jenny said...

Oh! I just love the image and all the embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us at Hooked on Craft.

Nicole Mullen said...

Beautiful card, love those cats! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Julie M said...

Lovely card, Pauline - I like the fresh blue/yellow colour scheme against the white - and those lovely cats too.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)