Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Double whammy ... and a birthday


Whilst making a birthday card for my crafting friend Shaz whose birthday is on Saturday, I constructed it in such a way as to fit with two of this week's challenges: Papertake Weekly is A Stitch in Time (to use stitching on the card), and Arty Girlz Challenge #49 is Summer - so here we see hedgy relaxing in a deckchair in the middle of a summer garden full of flowers!
I used: main image and sentiments by Penny Black - image coloured with watercolour pencils and Twinkling H2O's with the daisy decoupaged; papers by Melissa Frances; flower by Prima; pearl brad and gemstones by Papermania. Iridescent card panel is embossed with my Cuttlebug.

19 comments:

  1. such a lovely card,lovely soft colours and cute:)

    sue
    xx

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  2. Doesn't stitching make a beautiful frame. Do you stitch the frame before or after you create the image? I am intrigued because I keep changing my mind over which works best. If I do my image first I can spoil lots of hard work with a wonky frame and vice versa. What's your technique?

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  3. Pauline, this is really so pretty, I love everything about it.

    Sue no 2!!!

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  4. What a pretty card. Wish the weather was nice enough to be sitting in a deckchair relaxing, like Hedgy!

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  5. Very cute! I wish it was me sitting in that chair, though! LOL!

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  6. Pauline this is so lovely...one of my favourite PB images. Thanks so much as well for the kind message you left me. It was much appreciated. Big hugs Em.x

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  7. Love all the detail on this card, looks really fab!

    Mandy

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  8. A gorgeous card, she will love it!
    Clairex

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  9. Oh wow! Love this card - it's just brilliant

    hugs Bev x

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  10. Beautiful card Pauline i love how you have turned the paper over and used the flower to hold it.

    Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

    crissi & Julie xx

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  11. beautiful card for the challenge and congrats on the double whammy.
    Such a cute image and doesn't he look comfy in his deckchair
    Love
    kath
    xxxx

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  12. what a great card...and hedgehog looks so cute !

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  13. Gorgeous card Pauline, love the hedgehog! Louise x

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  14. Oh wow this is beautiful love the layout and that cute image, great card
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  15. Fab card! I love the stitching, and the way you've tucked the sentiment under the corner fold!
    Helen x

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x