Tuesday 4 December 2012

Forest Friends

Just a very quick post from me this evening, I must apologise to everyone for being such a bad blogger at the moment, I'm just so busy with Craft Fairs and the Children's Christmas activities are all in full swing already.  This is the card I made for my Mum and Dad for their Wedding Anniversary:

This is an 8 x 8 inch card, I don't make many of those these days.  Both Mum and Dad love nature so I chose this lovely squirrel decoupage from Joanna Sheen's Giordano Forest Friends Collection.  The papers are from one of Joanna's CD's - I don't know which one as they were already printed out. Everything has been layered onto some bronze card stock and the leaf embellishments were cut using a Cheery Lynn Designs Small Leaves die.  I added some pearls and ribbon from my stash and a computer generated sentiment cut out with a Spellbinders Labels Four die.

As always I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front:

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

The Crazy Challenge 133 - Autumn Colours
Card Mania Challenge 9 - Wedding/Anniversary
Crafty Ann's Challenge 79 - Birds and/or Animals
The Corrosive Challenge 163 - Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge 53 - Leaves

Thank you for popping by this evening, please call back again soon.



Ani said...

So lovely! Your parents must have loved it! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Card Mania!

Unknown said...

This is so gorgeous Pauline! I hope your parents loved it! :)
Lizy xx

Mian said...

This is really a gorgeous card, love the layout and the image. So elegant.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Gingerloft.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Gingerloft Design Team Member

rachel said...

this is gorgeous Pauline - wonderful autumn colours - and I know what you mean - about being busy - ts crazy here too - should calm down a bit after this weekend though!xx

Claire said...

Fabulous card Pauline, love the Autumnal feel of it. Hugs, Claire x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

It's a beauty Pauline and I am sure your parents must have loved it! I think it just gets so mad around this time especially if you have family still at home. Now mine are all grown up and left home it's all a bit of an anti climax and I envy people with young families, treasure it they grow up so quickly. Susan x

Seafield Jo said...

What a gorgeous card Pauline, the backing paper is perfect for the image. I seem to use 8 x 8 a lot these days. It used to always be A5.

Jo x

Desire Fourie said...

This just beautifully designed. Great colour choices and attention to detail. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Unknown said...

Lovely decoupage card Pauline, so suited for your parents. Lovely colours and the inside is beautiful...x

Sue B said...

Aww this is SO sweet Pauline… what a wonderful image and the decoupage really brings the scene alive! Love the scrummy paper and embellishments! your parents will love this so much! :-))
Hope you're having a good week!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

wow wow , just glorious , they will love it. The papers and découpage squirrel beautiful. janex

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Pauline. I love the decoupage image and fabulous autumnal colours.
Lorraine x

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

Wonderful Stunning card beautiful colours ..Thank you for playing along at Card Mania Challenges!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful card and image Pauline. I am sure your parents loved this spectacular Anniversary card.

Jules said...

Hi Pauline

A great anniversary card. Love the colours and those double bows!

I know what you mean .. .. December hits and everything goes manic doesn't it! LOL!!!

Have fun.

Love Jules xx

happyglitzygirl said...

This is the cutest card, lovely colours, lots of leaves, gorgeous. Really like the image, thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft, blessings Hilde

Ann Whitfield said...

Stunning card Pauline, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Pia S said...

Love the autumn inspired colors of this card - such a classy design too!

KandA said...

Wow, another stunning card and beautiful decouage xx

Miss Emerald said...

Beautiful card and colours! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge!

Sandy said...

What a delightful card, love those autumn colours and fab image. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges this fortnight and hope to see you for the next one too.
Hugs, Sandy DT Gingerloft Challenges