Thursday, 3 January 2013


That month soon flew past, this is my second post as a Design Team member for the  Forever Friends Monthly Challenge - this month the theme is Birthdays so I have taken the opportunity to make another child's card for my Craft Fair later this month.

I have used a decoupage image and papers from the Forever Friends New Arrival collection - the decoupage comes on one huge sheet and you have to cut it out yourself, as anyone who knows me will be aware - I just love cutting out decoupage.  The embossed panel has been inked with Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

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

Card Recipe:

Image and Papers:  Docrafts - Forever Friends New Arrival collection
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Tag and Scalloped Oval (inside card),
EK Success - Postage Stamp border punch.
Cuttlebug - Typeset embossing folder
Embellishments:  ribbon from stash
Sentiment:  Wild Rose Studio

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

and The Forever Friends Favourite is sponsored by:

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

Fussy and Fancy Challenge 79 - Furry Friends
Clear It Out Challenge - Warm Fuzzies/Texture (embossed panel using old embossing folder)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday's Challenge 101 - Celebrate
Through The Craftroom Door Challenge 51 - Anything Goes
Ready Teddy Go Challenge 18 - Something New (new papers from New Arrivals collection)
Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge 195 - Celebration
Crafty Creations Challenge 202 - Anything Goes
For Fun Challenges - Something New (new papers from New Arrival collection)
Simon Says Stamp - New Something (new papers from New Arrival collection)

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 'Birthdays' challenge and don't forget that there will be a new Monthly Give-Away starting on Saturday 5th January

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...

Oh wow Pauline, another beautiful creation. Love the wonderful 3D effects on this.
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Valou ALLARD said...

Wonderful card! very sweet! thanks for the inspiration Pauline. Happy New Year!

Kellylouj said...

Gorgeous Pauline, I have been getting back into the bears over christmas love them x

Claire said...

Just adorable Pauline - love the image and fab papers. Thanks for playing along with our "something new" challenge this month at Ready-Teddy-Go. Hugs, Claire x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Pauline. I love the decoupaged FF bear and the papers and embossing look beautiful

Susan Flynn said...

Its really lovely Pauline! Love that sweet teddy and the embossed background looks fab!! xx

aussie aNNie said...

LOOOve decoupage cards and this is super sweet...great design Pauline..xx

Lynn's Place said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR and thanks for joining us at "Clear it out" warm and fuzzy challenge..please join us again for our 2013 looking forward to all your wonderful work...Lynn

Bianca said...

Happy New Year Pauline! I love your card and the embossed bagground! It´s so very cute! xx Bianca

Sandra said...

Absolutely A D O R A B L E!!!!!

I love everything about this card, and especially love the serene colour palette. Gorgeous layering, well done.
Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.

Debs M said...

Sweet image and papers, great decoupage! Thanks for joining us for our ‘Something New’ Challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go! Hope to see you again soon x
Debbie Dt

Seafield Jo said...

It's a lovely card Pauline, great decoupage and the embossed panel looks fab.

Jo x

kanda said...

Happy new year to you Pauline.
This is another fantastic decoupage card and the background papers are fabulous xx

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, love the tag die you've used. Carol x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Pauline. I love the cute decoupaged bear and pretty papers.
Lorraine x

pst said...

Great card, lovely decoupage and gorgeous papers.

Hugs, petra

Donna said...

Gorgeous crd Pauline, such a sweet design and your decoupage is so neat...I also like the style of your sentiment and the way you ahve matted it :) Donna ♥ x

Sandy Trefger said...

That is definitely a warm & fuzzy image! Adorable card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Clear it Out!
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rachel said...

supercute card Pauline - aaah xxx

Helen Dooley said...

I SOOOOOOO love that bear. I wish I could have a stamp of him, he is precious. I love your card and am glad you decided to play along with us at For Fun!

Laura W said...

Wow (insert jaw drop) that is an amazing card! Thanks for playing along at the clear it out challenge blog :)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Beautiful, I love the cute image and those papers are gorgeous. I hope you had a fab Christmas and that the new year brings you fantastic things
Lindsay xx

Athina said...

What a sweet card! I love all the dimension! Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tueday.

Kathy D. said...

what a beautiful card! so soft and pretty.
Thanks for playing "something new" with us this week at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you Wednesday when the new challenge is posted.

Janice said...

So sweet, another brilliant card, Jx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

aw look at the rabbi peeping out of the wagon , so cute. Love the embossed lettering , lovely card. janex

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is gorgeous Pauline, beautiful image
Hugs Kelly x

Sue said...

Aww this is really sweet Pauline! what a cute image and it looks fab with the decoupage! Love the gorgeous papers especially the alphabet one! it's beautiful inside too! :-)
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Pat (mspfd) said...

Absolutely gorgeous work! Such sweet images and your design showcase them perfectly.

Annie said...

Stunning card, I love the sweet image! Thanks for sharing your creation over at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. Hugs Ann xxx

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Darling card with an adorable image!
Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out challenges. We hope to see you again.
Huggies ~

Katy said...

This is soooo cute!! I love the bear and the wagon and the background! Thank you so much for joining us at For Fun Challenges! :)

Corrinne Quinn said...

Oh, so adorable! Thank you for sharing this at Clear It Out Challenges :)

I invite you to join me at the new challenge here:

Lots of joy,

cheiron said...

Love this card inside and out! Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

Sharon ~ A Piece Of Heart said...

This card is amazing! Thanks for playing along at the Clear It Out Challenge blog.

Angela said...

Gorgeous birthday card...wonderful dimension!

Anonymous said...

Really gorgeous image and such a soft and sweet design! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at Fussy and Fancy Fridays ! Hope you will join us again!! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

K8 4man said...

This is so Adorable!!! Thanks for taking the Warm & Fuzzy challenge at Clear It Out!