Sunday, 17 April 2011

Pandas


A good friend of mine asked me to make a Birthday card for her daughter, who loves pandas. When we went to Washington last year we were lucky enough to see some giant pandas at Washington Zoo. I bought a pack of decoupaged Joules pandas in anticpation of making a scrapbook page of the event. I was able to make use of two of them for this card. The pandas are so soft and tactile. I used papers from Papermania aqua capsule collection and die cut some circles from pearlised card with a Marianne Die. Flowers are Prima, patterned and velvet with brads. Loads of different textures on this card making it perfect for the challenge at Paper Sundaes and as it is dimensional also fits the challenge at Papertake .


Had a lovely day with Lynsey at the Sincerely Yours show and finally managed to buy the MS PATP Cherish set which I have wanted for ages and couldn't find in the US. I also bought some gorgeous papers, just one stamp(!!), and some other goodies. Met some lovely people on the stands and saw some demos. Have so many ideas now, can't wait to play.

18 comments:

Jo said...

This is such a lovely card Marianne, I love your layout. I've always wanted to see Giant Pandas, but haven't managed it yet. I'm sure both your friend and her daughter will be delighted with the card. Jo x

Jill said...

What a lovely card Marianne! Glad you had a good time at Sincerely Yours as well, its great isn't it when you finally manage to get that one thing you want!! Jill x

weewiccababe said...

what a fab card - I would've been stumped if someone had asked me for a panda card, well done you
Debz
xx

Vicky said...

Totally adorable Marianne...and well done on making a panda card too!

Glad you had a great time today..and I cannot wait to see all your gorgeous, new creations!

hugs Vicky xx

Linda said...

what a lovely card
hugs linda

poppylover said...

i love them, the card is delicious!

Donna Mosley said...

Fab card Marianne, so pretty and love the gorgeous panda's. Glad you had a lovely time at the show and got your punches. Great when you manage to get something you really want...need LOL!

Donna x

pinky said...

Love your pandas Marianne, they must be gorgeous in real life, great card.

Lorraine said...

Oh how gorgeous.....

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

What a cute, cute card. Love the panda's and the blue they just pop!

Mina said...

oh wow Marianne those Pandas are so cute...beautifully made card...it will be loved to bits
Mina xxx

Lisa said...

Hi Marianne, Gorgeous card! Love the papers and those pandas are so cute :-)

Glad you had a great time at the craft show. Such a shame I couldn't make it again - they always seem to fall on a day when I have other plans :-(

Lisa x

CraftyC said...

So sweet Marianne, a lovely themed card!
Clairex

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous and well done getting the cherish punches they're my favourites, I also use it for scrapbooking.
luv
Debby

Sandy O said...

WOW, fantastic. The panda's look great. I have just gotten this Mariann's die cut and was not sure how to use it since it is smaller than the nesties. Thank yu for the idea.

Angie said...

Fab card Marianne love the image and the colours thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Angie x

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne, this is such a lovely card with a really great layout!
Hugs Lynseyx

Crystal said...

Those pandas are so darn cute!! Great texture!! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes this week :)