Monday, 8 March 2010

My first easel card ... for several challenges





Why is it Stickles take so long to dry?  I thought it was dry, picked it up, it is now over my hands, which I promptly wiped on my trackie bottoms because I could not find the wet wipes, and so it goes ......... .  That said, you may have guessed that I have used stickles on my card.  Yes  - on the butterflies, flowers and on the image border.

It is positively spring like at the moment, although we seem to be getting some hard frosts, and my colours reflect this.



This is my first easel card, and I used the tutorial by the lovely Jacqui, which I found the easiest to follow.   My image is from Lili of the Valley - I think she is really cute.  I have used Prisma Pencils for the colouring.  The punches used are Martha Stewart for the butterfly and the leaves are L-Em, which I purchased at Make It.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and I have coloured with with Copics to match the paper, which is MME Market Street (I think - I cut the border off and binned it, so cannot remember).

This is a birthday card for a lovely lady who has been a really good friend for around 36 years, and decided she had had enough of the rat race, took early retirement and moved backed to Wales to follow other interests.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your comments.

23 comments:

  1. So cute card. Beautiful details!
    Thanks for playing with us at Rosie D's, good luck;-))m

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  2. Wow! Goregeous card!!!! I feel spring is comming!
    Thanks for joining us at Rosie-D's Challenge!

    Saskia :)

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  3. Hi Val
    A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at Craftycatz for this week's challenge,
    hugs Dianne xx

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  4. Fabulous card sweetie, would not believe it was your first easel card (thanks for the lovely words glad you found it easy). Thanks for joining LOTV this week
    Hugs jacqui x

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  5. A beautiful card and I love this LOTV cute little girl image. thanks for joining in with us at CCT this week.
    hugs, annie x

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  6. Stunning card Val. I'm positive your friend will adore it. The colours and dps you have used are lovely as is the image.

    And boy, talk about killing more than one bird with a stone! Lol! That's a lot of challenges with one card.

    Lesley Xx

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  7. hello Gorgeous card, thankyou for joining in with craftycatz, x carol

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  8. Your colouring is fabulous! This is really beautiful!

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  9. Hi Val, I love this it's so cute the image is fab thansk for playing at CC with us xx

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  10. wow for your first easel card you have sure created a stunning one!! fantastic :) So glad you joined us on crafty creations this week

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  11. Very sweet card!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

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  12. Beautiful card, I love this easel shape, I'm sure your friends will adore it. Thank you for joining in with us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Good luck in the draw. Suzi xx

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  13. Gorgeous card Val - I love the colours you've chosen and that little image is coloured to perfection. Your pal will love it!
    Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T!
    Hugs,
    Eiglas
    x

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  14. Hi Val

    Beautiful card, easel cards are fast becoming one of my favourites and the colours and your attention to detail make this just lovely.

    Thank for for joining in my Spring theme at Rosie D's.

    B x

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  15. This is a gorgeous Easel card lovely image too, thank you for joining us at LOTV this time, hugs pops x x x

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  16. A really lovely card. The colours are beautiful and the flowers and butterflies really set it off.

    Janet xx

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  17. Gorgeous card! Beautiful the colours and very cute the image!:)

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!

    Hugs, Tímea

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  18. Beautiful card! Lovely image and colours, thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck!

    Rose x

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  19. Fab card, it's lovely. Thanks for joining Rosie-D's challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  20. Great card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

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  21. Great card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

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  22. Oh Val this is so beautiful!
    I love this sweet image and your paper and detail is so gorgeous!
    Loving that sparkle!
    hugs
    kim x

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  23. Such pretty colours and love the image!

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Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx

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