Wednesday, 17 August 2011

I ♥ Promarkers - Easel Cards

Another christmas card from me, I think that must be a grand total of 5 for this year! LOL. 

So, today sees the start of a new challenge at I ♥ Promarkers and this week we would like to see Easel Cards.  We are sponsored by Stampezee who are offering the winner a £10 voucher to spend at their online store.  Fab Prize! :)

If you are anything like me, the amount of christmas stamps and stash I have is disproportionate to the amount of christmas cards I make compared to normal cards!  I must have equally as much stuff for xmas cards, ( and easily more stamps!) but it always feels odd to play with them for the most part of the year. 

I have seen the upcoming new Christmas releases from LOTV for later this month, and I want them all, so, I thought I had better at least use some older stamps before buying any more :D.

I used Bunny Bo papers, Marianne and Spellbinder Dies, and the scallop frame was cut from my digital die-cutter as I didnt have the inbetween size scallop nestie.  Oh yeah, and this was my first attempt at a twisted easel too :)

I am entering this card in the following competitions:

The Ribbon Girl - Use Ribbon
Stamptacular Sunday - Fancy Folds
Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas Cheer
Ooh La La Creations - Oh Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Hand made flowers
Papertake Weekly - Bingo - Free, Pearls, Blooms
Try it on Tuesday - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and good luck to everyone entering these challenges.


Claire x said...

YAY go girl - another Christmas card - you'll soon be catching me up LOL! This is absolutely stunning hun - love the harlequin paper, the colours and all the embellies are lush, love the little bell charm, so sweet and gorgeous image - I like it alot. Hugs, Claire x

Annette said...

I know exactly what you mean about the proportion of Christmas stash. Although I do tend to add glitter to every card now (I'll take any excuse!).

Lovely card (as always from you).

Vicky said...

Oooh sweetie this is gorgeous I just love this sweet image & the colours are lush. Of course I sooooo love easel cards.
I know what you mean about crimbo stash last year was my first crimbo crafting so I brought loads of crimbo stamps.....a load still un-opened now & yet the other week went & brought a load of the new LOTV crimbo stamps. I'm telling ya its a serious addiction......mmmmm wonder if I should get treatment......yeah I will!!!!!!!!!! I'll go shopping now lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Suzilou said...

Gorgeous card Alison, I love all the Christmasy colours and so many elements hehe. I haven't made one Christmas card yet and I have got some of those new LOTV stamps and not inked any of em up yet. Very busy at work for the next two weeks so may not get chance to play with this one :(

Enjoy the rest of your week :) xx

Olga said...

so gorgeous, I love the card style, never tried that twisted easle before, the image and yor coloring is always so fantastic!

sara said...

That´s just soooo GORGEOUS!!!! Love ,love, looove the papers and the sweet image!!!
Oh, and I didn´t know I wasn´t the only one with the christmas stach problems =D

georgina said...

What a wonderful card, anyone would be thrilled to receive it,thanks for sharing it with us at TioT, luv Georginax

Vicky said...

Such a wonderful card Alison...the image is so cute and the dp's are just so perfect too hun...

have a lovely day...hugs Vicky xx

Jess Willison said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at CCC this week!

Denise and Louise said...

Another gorgeous card Alison. Love this sweet image and those papers and die cuts are great. Love your colouring of the image too.
Denise xx

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is one adorable card, fabulous image its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 147 Christmas Is Coming
I hope you join us again next week,

I also have a little bit of Calorie free Candy if you are interested

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.

Anonymous said...

This is stunning Alison!! The amount of detail is incredible and each time I look at it I see something different. Fabulous! xx

coops said...

fabulous card alison.the image is adorable and i love your traditional christmas colours and beautiful detailing ;D

xx coops xx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and perfect for our Christmas is Coming Challenge this week at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, thank you for joining us
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have new candy if you are interested.

Lizy said...

This is gorgeous Alison! I love all those Marianne dies...they're all on my wishlist LOL! But, like you, I should really use what I have in my stash first!

Thanks for joining us at OLL this week :)
Lizy DT x

Alanna said...

Such great cards. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

Clarky J said...

what a brilliant card gorgeous papers too x thanks for sharing at Tiot x Janet ps drooling at your sidebar eye candy RA brillinat!

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. Love your Christmas card. Beautiful traditional colours, fantastic details and the image is adorable. Donna

Paula (PEP) said...

Striking composition with those traditional colours. Love the white ornaments against the patterned papers & the way you've made that red border stand out with white embellishments (pearls?).
There is something about Christmas images - not quite sure what but they're very tantalising.
Paula (PEP)

Sue said...

Wow! This is another stunner Alison! The easel design works so well to show off those gorgeous papers and the image is very cute! Love those flowers and leaves and the wee bell charm. And the baubles! Love it all !!! Perfection!!
I need to get a move on with my Christmas Cards! LOL
Hugs Sue xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a wonderful Christmas card Alison, beautiful sweet image and fabulous details.

melsanford said...

Lovely card! Fab image and colours - love the details :-) Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Angie said...

Fabulous christmas card love the colours and the sweet image.
Thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Angie x

Marion said...

Hi Alison,
Fabulous Christmas card and a gorgeous image. Love the colour combo and lovely poinsettia.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is just a gorgeous christmas card alison.
beautiful image and decorations.
your papers and embellishment is great to.

greetings karin

Sussie said...

This Christmas card is stunning! I love the little bell, the wonderful ornament dies and ... well, everything else! :)
Hope you are enjoying your day to the fullest.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the colours.Thanks for sharing this with us at OLL,hope you join us next

juelmarie said...

Way too cute! I love those guys - I love lotv! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenge Good luck

Crafty Hugs
Juelmarie DT

Helen said...

A beautiful card - love the twisted easel shape!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Beautiful card! Lots of lovely colours and embellishments! Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week. We have a DT call at the moment; looking for new talent to join the team. If this is something you would be interested in, please pop back to our site and see how to apply. Hugs, Lesley

Theresa said...

This is FABULOUS!! I love your holiday card. you did a perfect job on the easel. I struggled and threw it in the trash. Beautiful work friend.

Mrs.B said...

This is gorgeous Alison, Gorgeous detail as always with this image, Know what you mean about the nuber of Christmas stamps, but they just keep making more every year!
Avril xx

Dawn said...

Truly beautiful card Allison! Love all the details you put into your cards!



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