Friday, 18 December 2009

Traditional easel card

What a beautiful bright morning today in Devon. No sign of the snow that the South East has had. Just dropped No 1 dragon at school for her last day!!! No 2 dragon is downstairs with hubby who has finished work for the holidays too.
Her is another easel card - just love making them and this time with a Magnolia stamp I bought from a fellow crafter - thank you Sue.

This picture shows the easel shape and the next one shows the front better.

So I have gone for traditional colours. I coloured my Tilda with water colour crayons and a bit of glitter on her furry bits!! Here is a close up of the image to show the glitter better.

I have used my one and only Nestability for the scalloped circles cut from gold miri card and a piece of paper from the Artylicious CDRom Seasons Greetings. The paper on the bottom is also from here - finally I am using this CD - have had it since it was first released and hardly used it - but since joining in with challenges I have used it several times - yeh!! Under the scallops is a piece of torn vellum from my stash. I used the sketch from Midnight Madness shown below. These

are always fantastic but I find them harder to do - don't get me wrong that is good - they are challenges after all!!

The sentiment was from a card pack from Hot Off The Press called Paper Pizzazz sheets - Christmas. I have just mounted it on gold miri card and used it as the stopper to keeo the card up. the other embellishments are some buttons from my stash and some lace I won in a candy from Martine - thanks hun.

Now unfortunately I missed a couple of challenges because I didn't manage to post this yesterday but things conspired against me - like they do!!!!

Here are the ones I haven't missed!!!

Simon Says Challenge - Merry Christmas,

Quixotic Challenge - Lace,

Crafty Creations - Red, Green and Gold/Yellow,

Cute Daisy May - Green and Gold,

Little Paper Shop Recipe - Paper, Stamp and Embellishments,

Crafty Angels - Tear It Up,

The Pink Elephant - Winter/Christmas,

Sophisticat Challenge - Christmas theme,

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes plus DT call and

Create 4 Fun - Easel card.

Now something else to tell you about - it's my Birthday in the middle of January plus I have nearly got 100 followers and 10,000 hits. So guess what I am going to have a candy, watch this space!!!!



Phyllis said...

Precious image on this cute card. Love your scalloped circles! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing with us this week!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Mandy said...

a beautiful tilda and the layout..
mandy xx

Teri said...

Fabulous card! Love the new image - cute! These sketches are challenging aren't they?
Well done on 100 followers, I'm getting there gradually. . .!
Teri x

Unknown said...

Hi Ali,
Wow all those challenges - are you after my crown girl??!! LOL.
I love this card,wish I had the confidence to do more tearing. Fab image and the colours are great.
Dawn xx

bumblealsie said...

Lovely card. We have a nice fall of snow here.

Ann Whitfield said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for sharing it with us at CDM this week.
Ann x

Cheryl said...

So beautiful,Tilda is so sweet and the design is fantastic!!! I love these easel cards and your is brilliant!!
Hugs xx

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

WOW, that little card is holding a lot of Challenges. Great sweet image, so cute and nice to use our nesties, nice paper pack and if I like your Christmas word stamp also.
Thanks for joining us at Midnight Madness, have a Happy Holiday to your and yours,.


Sylvia Blum said...

oh my gosh.. I hardly can believe you managed to create a card for TEN challenges?! *wow*
I have this stamp image, too (for some years now *lol*) and **LOVE** it so much... so I adore your card - it's beautiful :)
{cheers} Sylvia

Michelle's Daydreams said...

What a sweet Santa Tilda. :) Cute embellishing and festive colors for Christmas too! Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :)
Michelle MMDT

Min said...

Adorable Card!! I really need to give these easel cards a try - they're just way too cute!
Hugs & Happy Holidays!

coldwaters2 said...

This is just so beautiful and love the Tilda image and the easel card design thank you so much for sharing with us at CDM

Hugs and happy holidays
Lorraine x

Linnie said...

I am loooving your easel card soooo cute this image and as you know i looove cute
Dont forget to check on Jan 1st cute daisy may will have brand new cuties

Allison Rankin said...

Terrific creation...esp. with the easel stand! Great job!

Annie said...

Fab easel card. Love it - thanks for sharing with us at The Pink Elephant.
Ann xxx

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your 100 followers, isn't it such a buzz, good luck with your challenges and thank you so much for joining us at CDM this week, hope to see you back in the New Year. Hugs Avril xxxx

Sparkplug17 said...

Such a darling card!

Unknown said...

Still loving this card, but am back to say, also, many thanks for playing along at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxxx

Danni said...

Very pretty card!

Donna said...

Hi Ali, beautiful card, gorgeous layout and I love your glittery Tilda! I'm sorry I haven't been around much recently, you've added some fab cards to your blog in my absence! I hope your Christmas preparations are going welll :) Donna x

Marcea said...

wow, this is lovely hun and well done on so many challenges!!!! Thankyou so much for visiting my blog and becoming a follower, it really means a lot!
Have a great christmas

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, such a sweet glittery image and pretty design! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge.

pinky said...

Excellent easel card and I love your colours. Like all the torn edges too. Thanks for playing at cdm this week.

Unknown said...

This is a great easel card

Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week

Jan x

cabio's craft corner said...

Great winter easel card Ali. Tilda is so cute pulling her sleigh. Funny that the scallop Nestibilites was my first Spellbinder for a long time before I got my second one. I still use it a lot though :o) Thanks for joining MMSC the week and hope to see you again next week!

Carol Hurlock said...

Such a precious and sweet card. It's so adorable. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support throughout the year for Midnight Madness and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Ali :-) I am amazed that anyone would be able to part with this ,,, soo cute ! :-) Everything is just perfect ,,, :-)

Hope you have a lovely Christmas :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Merry Christmas Challenge :-)

Lols and the DT x x

Priscilla said...

Great job following the sketch..Your card is just fantastic..I have yet to make an easel card. You did a great job with it. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch Challenge this week. I know it will get busy in the next week or so, so I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.
MMSC Hostess

Liz McGuire, said...

HI Ali, another fabby card.

Hope you have a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2010.

Liz x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi Ali!! I just love your easel card!! What an awesome take on the sketch!! Tilda has never looked sweeter!! Love your coloring and design. Fantastic design and details.

Amy said...

Love easel cards and this is so cute! Little Tilda looks awesome and the lace is such a nice touch!

Denise @ kc242 said...

What an adorable easel card. Love your image, scallop treatment and your embellishments! Great take on the sketch challenge. Thanks for joining us this week at MMSC!
Midnight Madness Design Team

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with this lovely card!

Enjoy Christmas!

Saskia :)

Jill said...

beautiful card Ali, I do love these easel cards have a great xmas love n hugs Jill xx

Claire Phillips said...

A really lovely project! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations! Have a wonderful Christmas. Cheers Claire x

MarkerGeek said...


Thank you for joining in with us at Quixotic Challenges!