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!

Recipe:

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.

14 comments:

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

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

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

    Hugs Riet.x

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

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  5. Hi Dear,

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

    Hugs
    Domi

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  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

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

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  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

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  9. Love this cute PB image

    Hugs
    Penni
    X

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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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