Thursday, 6 December 2012

Baggy Jumper!

I'm so excited, this is my first post as a Design Team member for Forever Friends, I just love these cute little bears.  I have joined the Monthly Challenge DT and our theme for December is 'Christmas Cards', I'm sure you still need to make a few - I know I certainly do.

This is my card, my youngest son decided he wanted it to give to his big brother, hence the sentiment - Matt always wears big baggy jumpers so I can see why Laurence thought it would be ideal for him.

It's quite a simple card really, I printed the image several times and decoupaged it, I bet that's a surprise to those of you who know me.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I have decorated the inside of my card using the same design and papers as the front:

Card Recipe:

Image and Papers:  Docrafts - Forever Friends Collector's Edition CD
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations, corrugated card from stash
Tools:  Spellbinders - Standard Circle and Scalloped Circle, X-cut - Star die
Embellishments:  buttons and raffia from stash
Sentiment:  Basic Grey - alphabet stickers

We have two fab sponsors this month, the sponsor for the randomly picked winner is::

Prize - $10 voucher to spend in their store

and The Forever Friends Favourite is sponsored by:

Prize - 4 digital images

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

Digital Tuesday Challenge 189 - Non Traditional Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 150 - Not a Traditional Christmas
Shopping Our Stash Challenge 80 - Winter Holiday or Snow/Winter (corrugated card, buttons, raffia all old stash)

Make sure you pop over to the Forever Friends Challenge Blog and take a look at the fabulous DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for this months 'Christmas Cards' challenge.  Whilst you are there you still have time to join our special Christmas Give-Away Prize Draw

There are three wonderful prizes but you need to be quick because the Give-Away ends on Saturday 8th December at 11:59 GMT.

Thank you for joining me today, please leave a comment so that I know you've been and will be able to come and visit you.



Desire Fourie said...

Pauline this is just beautiful. Love the colours and all the little finishing touches. Wishing you a wonderful Thursday.
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Seafield Jo said...

This is another great card Pauline, what a cute image.

Jo x

Susan Flynn said...

A wonderful card Pauline, love that cute teddy in his baggy sweater! x

Betty said...

Lovely card Pauline that teddy is so sweet. Thanks for telling about my win at Willow Sketchie I got a top 3 there the other week

Sue - bearhouse said...

Congrats on your new DT place Pauline.
Your card is gorgeous. I love the cute image and beautiful papers


Cat's sCrap said...

What an adorable realization ! Nice bear. The inside is also magnificent as the outside. Bravo ! It's very successful !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week !

Hugs from France.

Rosietoes said...

Oh this is fabulous Pauline. Love it!

Edna x

Sue said...

Congratulations on your new DT Spot Pauline!… I love the FF bears and this one is a real cutie… the paper and embellishments are just perfect with the image! it's a fab card! :-)
Hope you have a nice day!
Big hugs
Sue xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

aaww bless, loving teddy in his big jumper. You need to be wrapped up ,so cold. Lovely happy card. janex

Lisa M said...

You are the decopauge queen! Congratulations on the great news and thank you for sharing this gorgeous Christmas card and spreading cheer in bloggy land!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
Have a great one!
Lisa xx

Angela said...

This is darling...I love the dimension! Welcome to Forever Friends...glad you have joined us!

Pia S said...

It's such an adorable bear in this big jumper, this is definitely an image that is suitable for many a teenage boy!

Donna said...

Perfect male card Pauline and such a cool image...fab DP's too and I love the corrugated stars :) Donna ♥ x

Kellylouj said...

What a lovely card, love it! I have really got back into Forever Friends recently they are still as cute as ever!

Kelly x


Gorgeous and beautiful card Pauline
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, I love the cute decoupaged bear and your fab layout too.
Lorraine x

Debs said...

Oh this is so cute Pauline - I love the FF images and this is super sweet.
Love the layering and fab colours.
Debs xx

Rachel said...

What a beautifull card!!
xxx Rachel

rachel said...

gorgeous card Pauline - soooo cute xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous card Pauline, love the bear,your decoupaging is wonderful and what a great card to give an older brother. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'Christmas' challenge.

Lizy said...

This is lurverly Pauline! Love that image!
Lizy x

Gibmiss said...

Hi pauline
Fabulous card.... Love the image....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Beryl said...

Congratulations on your DT position Pauline - well deserved as your work is brilliant. This is a great card, love the baggy jumper image.
Beryl xx

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Pauline - This is adorable! I love the decoupaged bear, he is so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash this week.

Viv said...

Such a great card and sweet image too Pauline :) Viv xx

kanda said...

Congrats on joining the DT at Forever Friends, it's well deserved. This card is just fabulous with your perfect decoupage image and design xx

FiLoMa said...

This is a lovely card. Thanks for playing along at Creative Card Crew. Cheers FiLoMa DT

Nannieflash said...

Hi Pauline, gorgeous card I love your image hes so cute, and the layout and papers are fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

pst said...

What a beautiful card! I love how you did the decoupage it adds something special.
Hugs, Petra

Carla said...

so cute and cuddly adorable! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a adorable Christmas Card. Love your star! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Creative Card Crew!