Sutainablemum asked how I managed to get the different colours - you are correct - I did use different papers. The lighter hare and the birch trees are plain white cartridge.
The darker hares are cut from brown paper - recycled from packaging. It was very crinkled so once I'd cut them out, I dunked them in water and dried them on the top of the wood burner. This made them lovely and crisp and flat.
Sara (from elf sufficient) - the lampshade was a DIY store 'nice price' one - I have a friend with the most beautiful (read that as ExPenSIVE) shades with hares and I have coveted them for ages. Doing this makes it sooooooo much more affordable AND I get to change them with the seasons :)
Thank you again every one for your comments - they make me very happy :) If you do have a go at decorating a lampshade - I would love to see it, please could you link it back to me xxx