Friday, 25 February 2011

Forever Friends


A bit of a change here for me today - no pro markers, no glitter and quite plain and simple (for me anyway).  I found out a little Forever Friends booklet of decoupage and pretty papers that I had free with a magazine a few months ago.  Normally I throw these freebies away because the quality is not so good, but these ones are a really great top-quality paper.

So, this was really only a 15 minute card that I've created using the great sketch over at the Forever Friends Challenge blog:


I've used my new MS punch and just added a few Papermania flowers and a bit of bling.  I've used my nesties for the die cuts. 

This card will be useful for one of those birthdays that doesn't really qualify for ribbons, bows, glitter, pearls and bling.  You know the kind - we all do it!  It is for the person who we know who will throw the card in the bin on the day after their birthday and they won't appreciate the love and time that was put into making their special creation - yes, we all have a priority list for who gets what kind of card!  And, if you are the person reading my blog who may receive this card ---- I'm so sorry, I was never talking about YOU!!!

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Do you stack up - Anything goes
Guylous' Inimitability - Anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes

So, it was nice to do a bit of decouage for a quick card, but I'm not giving up my pro markers for anybody!

Thanks for looking,

Amanda

18 comments:

Dora said...

This is awesome Amanda, love the pretty papers and lovely punched borders. Me too got so many stickers and decoupage images that I never use. thanks for the inspiration. Hugs xxx

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

This is lovely x Really pretty x Leigh x

Sande said...

Hey Amanda!

Your card is so adorable. I am a big fan of Pink color :)

Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends challenge this week!

Hugs, Sande

Denise and Louise said...

Really cute card and lovely image. Thanks for joining us at DYSU xx

Cheryl said...

oh love this hun,that image is just so cute,fab colurs too hugs cheryl xxx

Gemma said...

Amanda this is lovely :) x

princesskitten said...

fab colour - love all those shapes

kitten DYSU team

Miranda said...

very lovely Amanda, such a pretty card
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week
hugs
Miranda

Floppy Latte Designs said...

Pretty Pretty! Im diggin all the die cuts! I think they really make your card shine!

And if you pop by my blog, I have a pressie for you!

Hugs,
Jess

Leanne said...

Great card. Pretty papers & an adorable image.

Bev said...

super cute cards.. great design, layers and accents....
thanks for playing along at Party Time Tuesdays.. hope to see you again next week... hugs Bev PTT DT

Jenn said...

I love your project! Thanks for partying with us at Party Time Tuesdays! Hope to see you back next week.

Jenn
PTT

CraftyC said...

Thats one cute card Amanda!
Clairexx

WencheP said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Brenda said...

Super cute!! Thanks for joining the Anything goes challenge at Guylou's Inimitability.

Jennifer said...

Arorable card Amanda xx Jenny xx

Poppy said...

so cute lovely colour,
Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends
poppy

Michele said...

Amanda, this is gorgeous!! Not surprised at all if you win/won any of these challenges!! Love the corners, too!! Pretty, pretty! :-)

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
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