Wednesday 3 January 2024

Baby deer decoupage

I really had such a lovely time making up a bunch of Katy Sue decoupage images, for cards to be hand delivered to some of our neighbours. This card was given to a lovely couple - partly as the gentle deer reminds me somewhat of Yvonne. My nickname for her equally nice husband is 'Billy the Fish'. He's a keen fisherman - sea trips mostly (barf!) and he often trots around giving away his 'catch'. I've made a umpteen potato topped fish pies, courtesy of his generosity. I learnt to always have some frozen prawns in the freezer, in expectation of a delivery!

So, here's Yvonne and Billy's card:

I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank

- a backing piece of Tonic's mirror card in 'Rose Platinum' - cut to just a little bigger than the image itself. It looks silver, but is the prettiest shade of pale pink in real life

- the image had been assembled by 'moi' using thin sticky pads, glossed over with glue stick for a little bit of wiggle room - and then I just added it to the card, using Collall All Purpose glue

- the double layered sentiment in 'Rose Platinum' mirror card was made using my cherished Tonic Studios 'Mini Moments Merry Christmas' die

- final touch was a 'stamp' on the envelope, from the same Katy Sue decoupage set

I would like to enter this card into the current Allsorts Challenge #760/1 HERE. The theme is 'cold and ice' - or anything goes.  I think that a snow scene is cold enough? Brrrrrrrrr!

Speaking of cold, a lot of the central South of the UK has had power cuts today (Tuesday 2nd January) due to Storm Henk and Hampshire was hard hit. We were in the midst of it and at one point there were 181 areas affected - including us. Thank goodness for engineers who were obviously out in the thick of it, switching supplies to try and provide a continuous service, whilst they repaired the faults.

Hope you all had a good beginning to 2024 - and that it's a brilliant year for all of you.  Dudley seconds that too!


  1. Lovely Christmas card Di, your little deer is so cute. xx

  2. A beautiful image. Sorry to hear you've had power failures but top marks to the men working in awful conditions to put things right. Here's to a great 2024, fingers firmly crossed 😉

  3. That's so pretty with the dimension Di.

    B x

  4. What a lovely card Di. Loved the one you sent me too and the birthday card! No power cuts here yesterday but did have to rescue the garden furniture cover before it ended up in the neighbour’s garden!

  5. A lovely decoupage card Di - such a pretty design.

    We didn't have power cuts yesterday, but the winds were fierce and torrential rain too.

    Kath x

  6. It's a so lovely card for your neighbours! Great dimensions and such cute deer!
    Sorry for the power cut caused by Storm Henk. Well done to the brave engineers that solved the problems!

  7. A beautiful Christmas card here Di. Sorry to learn you suffered a power cut - never a good thing. Top marks to those out in the bad weather fixing the problem. Xxx

  8. I just really love this adorable little card! The deer image is just precious and I love the matching tiny stamp too! Fingers crossed you don't have any more power outages but I'm always grateful for those utility workers who work in bad weather to restore the power. We'd be in dire straights without them! Stay warm!

  9. A lovely image and Christmas card, thanks for sharing at Allsorts this week.

  10. Super cute and lovely card Di .. .. .. I bet your neighbours really loved it. The little stamp on the envelope is the perfect finishing touch!
    We so easily forget the poor people out in all weathers trying to correct things and make them right again for us don't we.
    I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you all the very best for 2024.
    Love and hugs
    Jules xx

  11. Popping back to say thank you for sharing your beautiful card in the Allsorts Challenge.
    Liz xx

  12. How beautiful & love the matching "stamp"! Glad you survived the storm!

  13. Me again Di, I totally missed your link to Allsorts, so thanks for joining in.

    B x

  14. This is a gorgeous image and beautifully made. So sorry to hear about the power problems. Thanks also for joining us at Allsorts.

  15. Beautiful card Di, bet your friends loved it. Hope you've escaped the worst of the weather, a nightmare for all those poor folk flooded out of their homes xx

  16. Beautiful cute card Di, absolutely adorable!! Hope you have got everything up and running again after the power cuts ... we just had absolutely shocking rain! We were travelling back home from Derbyshire to Liverpool on 2nd January and it was torrential, with a lot of surface water on the roads and flash flooding in places. We love to go for walks in Derbyshire but everywhere offroad is either waterlogged or a mudbath!! really hopeing the weather will improve with the New Year.
    Happy new Year to you and Dudley
    Pauline xx


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