Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Congratulations!... and 5 challenges in 1


I made this card on Monday evening, but have had to hang back a little before posting it on my blog, as I had to post it in the postbox first LOL! Hopefully it should arrive at its destination today ... it is a congratulations card for my good friend Sharon who has just landed a new job ... so I hope you are settling in well hun! It's a bit late but I don't know where the last week and a half have gone to ... I think it is Christmas looming LOL!

Whilst I was thinking about what to make for Sharon's card I had a look around, and decided that this week's Sketch Saturday #26 sketch was perfect for the image and papers I had in mind. I took the extra step of decoupaging the daisy that the frog is holding, so that it would also fit this week's Secret Crafter Challenge #8 which is decoupage.
I also noticed that this week's Dutch Dare Challenge #24 is 3 flowers, and thought - yep!! .... It was only afterwards it occurred to me that I had interpreted "3 flowers" as relating to embellishments stuck onto the card ... I totally failed to consider that the image also has a flower on it (or 2 if you count the fact that it is decoupaged LOL!!) Nonetheless I did my best so hope this is acceptable :-)
Fourthly, this week's Lili of the Valley challenge #9 is our four legged friends .... well the froggy is 4 legged and he looks pretty friendly to me :-)
And oops! I almost forgot ... I would also like to enter this card into this week's Arty Girlz Challenge #62, which is favourite colours ... my fave colour for cardmaking seems to be pink, and my fave combo is definitely pink and green (sometimes also with blue or brown) ... so I think this fits the bill for that.

Main image: Penny Black "Jump for Joy" coloured with watercolour pencils, and decoupaged daisy hilighted with a Stickle
Background papers: Imaginisce (much more sparkly than the photo shows)
Flowers: Prima
Sparkly brads: Doodlebug
Peel off sentiment and butterfly gems from my stash.

20 comments:

  1. fabby card pauline

    love everything

    thanks for joining us this week on SCSC

    hugs jane x

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  2. Great card Pauline. I do love that froggie.
    Thank you for joining in the DDCC this week.
    Hugs
    Cathy xx

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  3. Gorgeous card Pauline, lovely colours.
    Jen x

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  4. gorgeous card Pauline I love the image and the decoupaged flower thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill x

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  5. What a beautiful card, Pauline! Love the image and the colours!
    Tanya,
    xx

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  6. Fab card! I love this stamp!
    Helen x

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  7. Your friend will be delighted to have such a lovely congratulatory card. If I frog could be more delightful, I don't know how. Cheers! Martha Kay

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  8. This is so cute just love that cute image and your ppers are perfect
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  9. Brilliant card Pauline and beautifully decoupaged. Thanks for joining us at SCSC again this week :) Donna x

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  10. Wow! Congrats on joining in on so many challenges with the one card- must be a record!! Love the PB froggies- fab card! Thanks for joining us at LOTV this week x

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  11. Thank you so much Pauline. The card arrived safely today and it is so beautiful! You photo just does not do it justice at all. The glitter on the decoupage is stunning. I'm going to take it into work and put it on my desk tomorrow so all my new colleagues can see what a talented friend I have!
    Sharon

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  12. Cute card,thanks for joining in this weeks SCSC!
    Clairex

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  13. He He!! Can't believe you fitted in so many challenges Pauline! It's gorgeous!!
    Love Becky xx

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  14. Gorgeous card and a lovely colour combo

    Thanks for joining in with Arty Girlz :)

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  15. Congratulations! I know that 5 in one is surely a record! I had 4 in 1 a couple of weeks ago and found that it was a rarity.

    I love this froggy card, the colors, and the design. Pink and green look so great together, probably because they are complementary colors. Great card. Sharon will be overjoyed.

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  16. Oh wow this is really lovely.
    Fabulous card.

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  17. Beautiful card

    Thanks for joiningin with the Arty Girlz challenge.

    crissi xx

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  18. Fabulous card Pauline, love the image - too cute

    hugs Bev x

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  19. What a wonderful card!!! So gorgeous!
    Simone

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