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.

BF Karen's CJ

Tomorrow is the day for swapping CJs on BF - the day that everyone's CJs return home. So I needed to do my DLO in Karen's lovely CJ 'What else?' - an opportunity for us to share what other 'craftiness' we've been involved in.

I got this done this morning because some friends are kindly going to pick up prescriptions for us and the post office is near the chemist, so this will save me having to go out - my back is playing up big time atm.

Being the last entry in Karen's CJ meant that I've seen it complete - you are going to love it, Karen.

I used BG June bug papers, Prima pearls and K & Co embellishments.

The self-portrait that I've shown was done in January 1973 - don't I look glum?! it must have been because I was concentrating!

As usual, you'll get better views if you click on the pictures to enlarge.

Snowflake card

This is Friday Sketchers 77:

The card is also for these challenges:

Cricut cardz 1: 'anything goes' - Make a card using any Cricut cartridge(s), any colors and any theme you'd like.
Cupcake 65: 'snow much fun!'
Crafty creations 41: 'snow'
Creative Belli
78: 'Christmas with creative cuts and more' - use Christmas themed embellishments.
Susie's sassy 1: 'Christmas'
Stampin' B's design team 31: 'make a Christmas card'
Sparkle creations 49: any Christmas card
Christmas stampin'
- challenges have now finished, so pick a past one: 24: 'the stampless challenge' - 'create a Christmas card without using any stamped images.'
Roses on paper 24: a Christmas card
Cute card Thursday
86: glitter me silly!
Colour create 31: 'blue, silver and white' - option: winter and glitter

I cut the white glitter card snowflake on my cricut (Christmas cheer cart).