Friday, 28 February 2014

The sweet pea stampers easel card challenge

This is my design card for today's Sweet pea stamper's easel card challenge. Please click on the link to see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team and to join in and link your creation.

After a few failed attempts, I managed to make this easel card. Having used some cream card I had in my stash, I realised that the promarkers alcohol ink was bleeding and colours were running into one another, so I started again with printing the Concetta Kilmer's 'owl hearts' Sweet Pea digital image on to  my usual Ryman's brilliant white coated card which is a pleasure to use with alcohol pens. So I used a combination of promarkers and flexmarkers to colour. I then stuck the print out on to an easel that already had the scalloped edge, which meant that I had to cut round the image card that I'd stuck on - no easy job ... and I began to wonder why I was bothering. But with some light sanding and brushing with antique linen distress ink I was pleased with the result and carried on to finish the card with a iece of Doolicraft mocha paper for the base with a strip of cream card with some Tim Holtz tissue tape raised with 3D form for the stopper. I printed the sentiment and brushed the card with antique linen, sticking it on with 3D foam. The fabric flowers were from Poundland  (only a few left now, which is a shame - and they don't stock them any more).

This is also for:

One sweet challenge February: love
Cupcake inspirations 249: birds
Crafty cardmakers 110: come fly with me - birds or cages
Paperminutes 310: in flight
Jellypark friends: things with wings
CCEE 1409: chocolate - I've used the colour, not the real thing, although I LOVE the real thing
Order of the opus gluei 177: chocolate
Stamp dreams 31: tone on tone
Whoopsi Daisy: monochromatic
Little tangles 31: monochromatic colour scheme
Ribbon carousel 90: washi tape
Sweet stampin: humour
Ladybug: flowers galore
PumpkinSpice 60: flowers
Eclectic ellapu: gems
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 218: flip or fold it
Flat friends 17: more than 1 fold
Allways something creative 69 special form cards
Crafty sentiments: love
Beyond grey 46: love is in the air, but no red or pink
Stamp and create February: love is in the air
Whimsy 68: love is in the air
Bunny Zoe February: hearts/love
QKR stampede 77: anything but a square
Passion for promarkers 236: make it digital
Card and scrap 70: hip hip hooray - everything can be celebrated
Crafty catz 220: anything goes
Creative fingers 25: anything goes
Sister Act 46: anything goes
DL.ART February
Inky linky 46
Make it Monday 180


  1. Hi hun, This is a gorgeous easel card. Love the colors. Good luck with the draw and please do come back soon. Big hugs, Sylvia, SPS DT-member

  2. Hi Hazel, thank you so much for joining us over at Flat Friends - I love your card - it's so pretty. The colours are gorgeous and the image is adorable :-) Hope you have a lovely weekend, Em xx

  3. Thank you for sharen this very costly, sweet card with us on Paperminutes.

  4. Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge this week. I adore your sweet easel card. Owls are becoming my favorite this year. Very nice job! Oh I did read your description and here's a hint. Sometimes heating your digi image with the heat gun will set the image and prevent bleeding. If I'm wanting to color an image right away & not let it dry for several days, I use this method. Good luck this week.
    Maureen, DT member

  5. Fun easel card and I'm sure you'll find a new "favourite" once those fabric flowers have all gone!

  6. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Sweet Stampin' this week

  7. thanks for playing along in the little tangles challenge!

  8. Thanks for playing along with the Little Tangles Challenge!

  9. Love the earthy tones of this card Hazel. Thanks for joining us for the DTBST challenge over at Sassy Studios.

  10. Hazel, this is stunning. Love the colours you have used. I know it certainly seemed to a challenge of a card to make but it was well worth it. Best wishes, Kym xxx

  11. What a beautiful easel card! So glad you were inspired by this week's "birds" theme at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Hugs, Debbie!

  12. beautiful easel...such a cute owl...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  13. What a sweet easel card Hazel and thanks for playing a second time at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    hugs Diane xx

  14. Very pretty easel card. Cute owl image. Thanks for playing at Cupcake Inspirations.

    Nance, DT Sweetie

  15. A terrific easel card. Love the colour scheme you have used and the cute owl image. Saw this on MIM

  16. Thanks for playing with us this week at Whoopsi Daisy! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
    Be sure to check out the HUGE blog candy I have on my blog right now!!
    Karen C

  17. What a great easel card. I love the image. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  18. So cute :) Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers challenge blog. Good luck! - Anne Lise -

  19. Love the colours in your card. Lovely. Thanks for "making it digital" and playing with us this week over at PFP.
    Love n Hugs

  20. This is a fabulous easel card Hazel. I love the shape at the top and the image. Gorgeous colours. Thanks so much for joining in our Flowers Galore challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

  21. Another fabulous card Hazel, love the shaped Easel. Thank you so much for joining in our Love Challenge at Crafty Sentiments hugs Susan x

  22. Adorable card - love these Owls!!!

  23. Lovely easel card and such a sweet owl! :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

  24. Very pretty Hazel, love the touches of red. Thanks for playing along with us at Opus Gluei!

  25. Very pretty! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs for the DTBST Challenge! HUGS

    SSD DT

  26. Pretty card, Hazel. Thanks for playing along with us in the Little Tangels challenge and hope to see you again.

  27. Pretty card, Hazel. Thanks for playing along with us in the Little Tangels challenge and hope to see you again.

  28. Beautiful card and a lovely image, thanks for joing us this week at Creative fingers Hugs Tania (DT) xx

  29. Hi Hazel.......what a cute owl, and I do like the way you've coloured it. I completely understand how you feel about using the end of something you love - it happens to me all the time (and I only ever seem to buy more of things I dont want!!)

  30. That is owl so nice !!!!!
    Great choice of colors !
    Thanks for playing with us at BGC

  31. wow...very pretty card Hazel!
    Thanks for playing with us @ BGC :)

  32. Such a cute lil owl! Thanks for joining us at BGC!


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