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Friday, 20 January 2012

Birthday Blues

Hi Everyone
Well, what a miserable day it has been.  Think it has rained for most of the day if not all of it.  There can't be that much wet stuff left up there.
Before we get onto my card for today I want to share a bit of exciting news with you.  I have been invited to join the DT for Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  My debut challenge will be on February 1st so keep your eyes out for that.  In the meantime, why not pop over and check out their blog.  They have a great  challenge running at the moment to see projects with ribbons and buttons.  Why not give it a go.
Anyway, here is my card for today.  My daughter has a friend whose little boy will be a year old in a couple of months so thought I would be prepared.
I decided to do an easel card.  I do love easel cards but never seem to make very many.  The stamped image is one that I have had for months.  I believe it is from the Dandelion and Daisy collection.  I decided to simply stamp it onto kraft card and leave it at that.  I cut it out using one of my spellbinder dies and then attached lace on the back around the outside.  The papers are all Papermania.  The sentiment on the stopper part of the easel is from Little Claire's and I also stamped this onto kraft card and cut out using another of my dies.  Finished the card with more lace, some buttons, card candy, gems and bows.  Also felt I needed something else on the bottom so punched out a butterfly in kraft card.  Thought this suited as it is a card for a little boy.

A closer photo of the top part of the easel.

And one of the base of the easel.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Fab N Funky - #104 Bingo Board (line 3d  2 papers, lace, butterfly)
Pile It On - #3 Fuzzy Friends
Robyns Fetish - #90 Animals
Stamps R Us - Just Kidding Around (card suitable for a child)
The Stamping Boutique - #24 Use Die Cuts
Ladybug Crafts Ink - #52 Use Bows
Whimsy Inspires - #22 Blue and Brown
Winter Wonderland - An Easel Card
Crafty Catz - #116 Buttons and Bows

Thanks for popping by and hope to see you pop by again soon.  Thanks for all the lovely comments you leave, they are much appreciated.

Bye for now


downrightcrafty said...

oh gosh you were quick and such a pretty easel too, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland this week with your lovely work
Hugs Kate xx

Jayne said...

Gorgeous card Mags and congratulations on your DT position! Love Jayne. x x

Daniele said...

super easel card Mags and congratulations on joining the team
have a lovely weekend

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card Mags and congrats on your new DT!

Melissa said...

I love how easel cards look too, but haven't ever tried one! I guess I need to do that! :) Love that adorable little bear!! Thanks for playing along over at The Stamping Boutique!

karen said...

ah so cute Mags, congats on the DT new, thats FAB! hugs, Karenx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is so cute, love rhe image on kraft. Thanks for playing at Winter Wonderland.

Janette said...

Congrats on your new DT Mags, have fun...Love your brilliant card, so sweet.xx

Pami said...

Congratulations on your new DT Mags! Super card, love the colours! Thanks so much for joining in with our "Bows" challenge at LCI this week, good luck! Pami x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Mags and congratulations on your new DT position...Hope you have a lovey weekend.
Wendy xx

sheila stokes said...

Well done mags, the easel card is great, love the bear. Sheila.xxx

Linda said...

Wow this is gorgeous!!!!! Love your design and colors!!!!! Fabulous work!!!!!

sue said...

gorgous card Mags and congrats on your new DT sue xx

catherine said...

Love the card and the image is great. have a nice weekend and hopefully no rain
x catherine

carol said...

super card, thanks for joining our BUTTON AND BOWS challenge at CRAFTY CATZ, good luck, congrats on your new DT post, x carol

Karen said...

So cute Mags, thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Laurence said...

So cute Easel cars Mags. Thanks for joining us this week at Robyn's Fetsih Challenge.


Pat said...

Lovely easel card, beautiful colours and image. Thanks for sharing at F'n'F this week.

Pat xx

Jenn Zeeb said...

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at “Pile It On” for the Fuzzy Friends Challenge.

Jenn Zeeb

Anne-Marie said...

Lovely card, and all completed on Kraft paper.

Thank you for joining use this week at Fab 'n' Funky Challenge.

Anne-Marie x x

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Mags...love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.
Debbie x

Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous easel card hun, thank you so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week. Good luck. Hugs, Sxx

Aunty Sue said...

What a lovely card thanks for joining Crafty Catz and good luck with the new dt. xx

Elizabeth said...

So sweet - I hope the sun is out for you! Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

angeleef said...

Very pretty! The bear is so cute and that sentiment really works with the rest of your card!
Thanks for joining us at Whimsy Challenges
** Evi **

Lisa Jane said...

wonderful card .. love that cut image and the colour combo
Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight and Winter Wonderland
Lisa x

jojoscraps said...

This is a very sweet card for a little boy. The image is adorable and the colors are perfect.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamp R Us! I hope you'll join us again soon.
Jo xx

Buladi said...

Elegant card.Image is gorgeous which put you on the card.The image is adorable and the colors are perfect.

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Buladi said...

Super fantastic card.Image is cute and coloring is very perfect.You have done wonderful work on your card.

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