Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Thank you cards

In between doing things with the kids today, I have managed to make 2 cards, as thank yous to my mum for having the boys over the weekend we were at Alton Towers, and my Aunt who sent the kids some pencils and pens to go back to school with in September.

There are a few challenges around at the moment that I wanted to enter, and so I have managed to do exactly what I wanted to do with this card card, and for once everything worked perfectly from the start. I am very happy with the way this card has turned out, so ended up making 2 that were exactly the same.

I know that the photo looks like I have used brown backing paper but it isn't it is actually green, with swirls and dots on it, hence the reason I have used green card to back the image. The buttons are also green although again they look brown in the photo.

The paper has come from a 12 x 12 stack that I bought a while ago from WHSmith, when it was on offer.

Not sure what the image is, no doubt a freebie I downloaded, but I thought it would be perfect made up for a thank you card. It has been coloured with Promarkers, and on the middle of the roses I have added some icicle stickles and also some purple ones to the wings of the butterflies.

The image has simple been matted onto green card, which has then been matted onto some gold glitter film, that I love to use with I get the chance. I've added the buttons and flowers to complete the card, so that it follows the current sketch challenge on Card Patterns.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Creative Card Crew - Sparkle and Shine
Card Patterns - Sketch 77
Just Cute Bear - Buttons and Blooms
Pocketfull of Poses - All That Glitters
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
MSE Challenge - to use green and red (green paper/card/buttons; red roses and bow around the roses)


  1. Beautiful card....such a cute image and lovely pretty paper too....thanks for joining us this week at Just Cute Bears...

    Take care
    San x

  2. It's amazing how the colours change when you photoraph it isn't it?

    What a lovely image, and I really like the swirly paper too.

    I'm sure your Mum and Aunt will be very pleased.

    Julie (elysia2003) xxx

  3. Great card - love the image you've used. I bet your Mum and Aunt will be made up with these. x

  4. This is a lovely card. I love the DP and the flowers and buttons. I've got that image (didn't make a note of where I downloaded it from either!) but haven't used it yet.

  5. Great card! Cute image. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week.

  6. awwwwwww..... that is simply the sweetest! (love your blog look to)

    thank you so much for joining us at craft your passion.

    hugs :)

  7. such a cute and sweet card. Love it ;) thank you for playing with us on the craft your passion challenge. Good luck!

  8. Cute image and card. Your flowers look very nice in a row. Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion.

  9. Ahh, I love this image. Your bg paper is lovely with this card and I really like the touch of glitter around the panel. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

  10. Just adorable.Lovely pretty touches of sparkle and flowers.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.
    Lisa x

  11. Lovely card with a really sweet image, couldn'y you just hug him!

  12. really cute bear, lovely card hun
    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week
    hugs Shell xx

  13. Lovely card, the image is really cute. x

  14. he's very cute and looks just right on your card

  15. what a cute card! Your bear is just so sweet!

  16. Just beautiful - thank you for joining us at I Did It Creations this week
    Hugs Debbie xx

  17. Such a cute thank you card. I'm so glad you played along with us at Craft Your Passion's "Anything Goes" Challenge!

  18. Awwww what a cute card, love the image x

  19. Adorable!
    Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears!
    Helen x

  20. Lovely card - I really like those button flowers, very nice.

  21. Gorgeous card! Love the sweet bear :) Perfect for thank-you cards x
    Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears x

    Jenny x

  22. Gorgeous card, love the DPs and the Teddy is very cute. Jaqui x

  23. Aw, very cute card, Caroline - that little teddy is perfect for a thank-you.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

    Julie :o)