Friday, 3 July 2009

Summer fruits

Here is a "Congratulations" card I made for a lady at work who has got a fantastic new job - I think hedgie looks so joyful he is clearly celebrating!

I made this card for this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge, which is to use any two or more of the colours lemon, orange, apple green and pink: well my paper is lemon, apple green and pink so I kind of took it from there and tried to co-ordinate the rest of my embellishments etc.

The summery papers also made me think of entering this card for a few other challenges - Cupcake Crafts #46 and A Spoon Full of Sugar #58 both have summer as their theme this week, and One Stop Craft Challenge #35 is fruity colours (I have used lemon, apple green and raspberry pink!!).
Here's the inside .... I've been getting a bit lazy and short on time to keep up with this tradition, but I do like it when I get round to it!


Main image: Penny Black "Hedgehog Joy" coloured with watercolour pencils and decorated with little pearl gems;
Sentiment: diecut using Cuttlebug cut'n'emboss folder;
Papers: K&Co "Wild raspberry", cut with MS doily punch;
Supplies: flowers, ribbon and pearls from my stash; Doodlebug "sugar coated" brads in the centre of my flowers; charm from The Hobby House; leaves punched with Leone Em "Ash Branch" punch.


  1. This is a beautiful card - perfect for a celebration. The papers are gorgeous and the inside looks great.
    Clare x

  2. So cute, such a happy card and the image is perfect for a congrats one! xx

  3. What a gorgeous card Pauline,l love the image and papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  4. Perfect papers for a summer challenge, or two or three... Great colouring on your hedgie, the flowers are adorable. Too cute.

  5. Hi Dear,

    thanks for joining in the SimonSaysChallenge.
    Your Card is sooo sweet *g*


  6. Aww what a fabulous card ! The image is gorgeous and the papers you used are fab ! Love the sentiment too :-)Your colleague will cherish this I'm sure :-)

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)

    Lorraine and the Design Team

  7. Lovely! These soft colours are really pretty and that cute little image is gorgeous. Nicki, xx.

  8. Hi Pauline,
    Thanks so much for your kind comments.
    Your cards are super and yes i would love to be included in your candy just need to work out how to put on my blog lol x

  9. Love this cute PB image


  10. Beautiful both inside and out Pauline. Beautiful image and papers and a totally gorgeous card.
    Nicola -x-

  11. Hi Pauline, what a gorgeous card. I love the PB image and the papers are lush. The colour scheme you've used is lovely. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

  12. Awww how cute is this little guy, love the papers and the punched edges, flowers are fab too...

    Thanks for joining us at Cupcake hugs Pops x x x

  13. Oh, that is so cute! Love that image, your coloring is wonderful and the details are adding a special touch.
    Thanks for joining CCC this week!
    Kathrin aka Kruemel

  14. awww i love this! the coloring is so bright and fun and the pearls are suuuch a darling touch! love it!


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Pauline x