Thursday, 21 March 2013

Natural Beauty

This is my card for this weeks CD Sunday Challenge, the theme is 'Wonderful Wings' and I have made a card for my Mother in Law.

The decoupage image and papers are from Joanna Sheen's Jayne Netley Mayhew Collection Part 2, I find I often use this CD to make cards for the older members of my family - particularly the males.  I printed extra flowers and cut them out to embellish - I ended up mounting them onto black card stock to make them stand out as they blended into the background otherwise.

You can see the layers of decoupage a little better in this photograph, as the card will be hand delivered I was able to go to town and really layer it up.

I have used a slightly textured black card stock for my base and layers and also for the die cut elements.  The corners and the base for the sentiment were cut using my Spellbinders Lattice Accents and Lattice Motifs, the sentiment itself uses two stamps - the Happy Birthday is from Flonzcraft (I won these over at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge) and the Mother is LOTV.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The CD Sunday Challenge - Wonderful Wings
Sparkles Monthly Challenge 42 - Birds
Charimsa Cardz Challenge 11 - Die Cuts
Happy Campers Challenge 13 - Add Dimension
Moving Along With The Times - Decoupage
Dream Valley Challenge 52 - Mother's Day
ABC Challenge 21 - Bring on the Flowers
Crafty Boots Challenge - Flowers
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Flowers Galore
LEJ Designs Challenge 45 - Add a Flower/s

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to my new followers, it is very kind of you to join me.  Thank you so much for your visit today, any comments are very much appreciated.



Debs said...

Beautiful elegant card Pauline - love how you mounted the flowers onto black to make them pop. The layers look fabulous.
Have a wonderful evening.
Debs xx

ps Thanks for playing along at MAWTT - good luck xx

Laney said...

Gorgeous Pauline!! fabulous image too!

KandA said...

So beautiful Pauline. I love your decoupage - it really looks fabulous with all those layers and it's such a lovely image xx

Carol said...

Hi Pauline. Another of your great cards, and a good tip about using the black card. I will remember that - thank you.
Thank you for your continued support.
Carol x
CD Sunday DT


Gorgeous and beautiful card Pauline
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Pauline. I really love the bird image and you have layered it up perfectly. The layout and details are gorgeous.
I am sure your Mother in Law will be thrilled to recieve such a special card
Sue xx

mags said...

A beautiful card. Super image and the black really makes it pop. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A beautiful card. I love the gorgeous decoupage image and your great design on the outside and inside of your card.

Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz and good luck.


Marina said...

Such a pretty card - inside and out.

downrightcrafty said...

how gorgeous Pauline love the papers and the gorgeous image just beautiful
Hugs Kate xx

Carol said...

This is stunning Pauline, love the image. Carol x

Unknown said...

I just love and adore this card and gosh how many cd's do you have...I am still looking here in Australia to get some but they are so expensive...the results of your card are always so beautiful...Do you still have to colour the images or is everything pre coloured? love annie

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, love how you have set it against the black for focus. xx Flora

Cat's sCrap said...

Elegant card. The inside is also magnificent at the outside. Fantastic work in 3D !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Very beautiful card, love the design as well as the stunning image.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Andrea said...

stunning card as always Pauline I love the details of the bird and the flowers are fab as always beautifully put togethr inside as well..ace Andrea x

Pia S said...

Beautiful card, with a nice, clean design! I need to get myself some CDs too...

Melodie said...

Fantastic card, the bird is soooo beautiful.

debby4000 said...

Oh Pauline this is beautiful.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Really stunning Pauline, I must check these CDs out. Love how you put the black behnid the flowers it really sets them off! Hugs Susan x

Beryl said...

A beautiful card Pauline. Great choice of image, beautifully decoupaged and a fab card design too.
Beryl xx
CD Sunday DT

Christine said...

A gorgeous card Pauline, beautiful image and I like how you have used black card, it really shows up your decoupage.
Thanks for joining us again at CD Sunday
Christine xx
CD Sunday DT

rachel said...

such a beautiful card Pauline - so elegant and that image is wonderful xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the corners & using the black makes it stand out perfectly!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week & Sparkles this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

sue-b said...

A fabulous card Pauline, love the decoupage, so neat. Beautiful inside and out a great image .
sue-b xx
CD Sunday DT

Mistys Mum said...

A really beautiful & elegant cared. I am sure your mother in law will be delighted

Lorraine said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Pauline. I love the little bird and he looks great in 3D. The papers and flowers are pretty too.
Lorraine x

Margarets designer cards said...

Gorgeous card, and lovely image

starcyl said...

Another card up to your usual high standards. i too love this cd it's so very useful.
Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

rachel said...

just popping back with my DT hat on Pauline to say thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments this time and good luck xx

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is beautiful Pauline… the colours are so pretty and I love the decoupaged bird and blossoms… it's a stunning card… your Mother in Law will love it! :-)
Hope you are managing to stay warm and snug! luckily we don't have snow here in Manchester but it's still very cold!!
Take Care
Big hugs
Sue xx

Cazro said...

A simply stunning card, for your MIL. I am sure she will love it. The card is so complete with the beautiful insert. Thanks for once again sharing with us at CD Sunday Challenges. Caz

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous, such a stunning image
Lindsay xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Really beautiful hun and gorgeous image...
hugs and xxx

AnnMarie said...

Such a beautiful card! I love that sweet bird! Thank you for playing along with us over at ABC Challenges! :) said...

Gorgeous card inside and out! Fab decoupage and beautiful colours. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Pauline thank you so much for your wonderful comment on my Easter cards it really helps lift my spirits. I totally love this stunning creation Pauline, I love seeing birds on cards I get so much pleasure from them in the garden, the papers and design are pure quality.
lorraine x

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful image Pauline, it's really beautiful, as is the rest of your card. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles this month, hope to see you next time.


Unknown said...

Lovely card Pauline, the image is fab, looks like you could just stroke the bird, beautiful.. Thanks for joining in at Happy Campers x

Gram's Treasures said...

Very classy card! Love the design and elements. So glad you could join us this week at Charisma. Good Luck!
Joyce xx