Friday 13 November 2009

My first easel card

I've been meaning to try making an easel card - they seem to be popping up everywhere atm, so, when I saw that there were a couple of challenges specifically asking for one this week, I thought I'd have a go. I went wrong with one bit, but easily worked out what I'd done wrong and put it right. I will be making more of these, because, once you get the hang of it, they are easy to make.

So the card is for Crazy for challenges week 10 and Secret Crafter Saturday challenge.
Stamp, scrap and doodle week 14 is 'special folds', so this fits that challenge.

It's also good for:
365 cards day 258: 'put a lid on it!' - 'Incorporate a hat into your card - whether it be a stamp or patterned paper (or anything else you can think of), just make sure it has a hat on it.'
Sunday stamper 77: 'walking in the air' - snowman (I know it's late for this, but I'm sure Hels won't mind - been meaning to do something for this)
Cupcake 65: 'snow much fun!'
Crafty Creations 41: 'snow'
Susie sassy 1: 'Christmas'
Sparkle Creations 49: 'any Christmas card'
Christmas stampin' 35: 'non traditional colours' (now that challenges have stopped we can pick one we haven't done before)
Creative Craft 2: 'Christmas fun'
Creative Belli 78: 'use Christmas themed embellishments' (the DCWV ribbons and snowflake brad)
One stop craft 54: 'cards for kids'
Paper Maniac Inspiration: 'make something out of your comfort zone' (this easel card is, because it's the first time I've tried to do one)

The papers are a mixture of BG euphoria and eskimo kisses. The euphoria paper on the base is pale, so it looks just white here - can see it clearer if you click on the picture.


  1. Course I don't mind it being late is a gorgeous card..thanks for joinin in again x

  2. So Cute! I love that image and your coloring is perfect! Thanks for playing along at SSDS :)

  3. You did a fantastic job on this easel card, Hazel.. What a cute little snowman. Great colors and love that bg paper, too.. Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge.. :o)

  4. these little easel cards are really taking off aren't they - gorgeous shading on the snowman Hazel and FAB card xx

  5. Another lovely card!! Thanks for sharing your work with us on Crafty Creations!!!

    Saskia :)

  6. Great easel card - the brad is lovely as the proppy-uppy bit!

  7. I havent seen these type of cards Hazel - I presume you have to put a brad or a button on the inside so it can be propped up. I'll go and have a look at the challenge sites. Loving your snowman too

  8. I just love these easel cards!! So cute! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!!

  9. A gorgeous card, perfect for this week's theme. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  10. Excellent job on the easel card. Love your colors and that snowman is too cute! Thanks for playing along (twice!) with us on the Belli Challenge!

  11. Hazel this card is gorgeous and the first time I've seen a card like this. It's a brilliant idea. :)

  12. wow not bad hey for your first go ive yet to try one of these, thanks for entering our christmas fun challengesandra xx

  13. Hi Hazel, what a gorgeous card. The image is adorable and the papers are beautiful. Well done on creating your first easel style card - I still haven't made one :( Thanks for joining in with our first challenge over at susie's sassy challenge. Hugs, Denise x

  14. Great easel card. Papers you used are fab! Thank you for joining us for Susie's Sassy Challenge.

  15. Another great card Hazel - thanks again Claire x

  16. Fantastic card, just perfect for our snowy theme challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

  17. Great card, love your snowman. Thanks for joining Susie's Sassy Challenge, good luck
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  18. Hi Hazel, what a cute card. The image is adorable and the papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  19. Oh such a beautiful easel card! I love that snowflake brad! Thanks so much for playing in our Belli Challenge!

  20. Oooooh, sooo pretty!!! I just love that adorable little snowman and your coloring is gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing the Belli challenge!!!


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