Saturday, 24 September 2011

One Stop Crafts Challenge - Easel Cards

Well, its the weekend! :) yay! I am currently in a brilliant mood after watching Karl Pilkington last night in An Idiot Abroad (my hero!) He makes me laugh SO much! :D  

Anyway, our new challenge this week over at One Stop Crafts is Easel Cards :)    We are sponsored this week by Stitchy Bear Stamps and if you remember I got this great image from there a while back.

Now, I really like making easel cards, they use up loads of scrap and always look really special, and you can just bung loads of embellies on them! :)

They just arent that easy to photograph! lol.

Anyway the gorgeous flowers are the new spellbinders floral die 2, and I was thrilled with how they turned out! 

I used Martha Stewart PATP, Marianne dies, Prima Botanical Papers and the chipboard tags were free with a magazine.

I am entering this card in the following competitions:

Emerald Faeries - Pearls
Ooh La La Creations - Punches/Dies
Paper Playtime - Easel Cards
Simon Says Stamp - Dies to Die for
Crafty Creations - Fabulous Faeries
Stampin for the weekend - What a cutie

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and I hope everyone has a fabby weekend!  :)


ulrike said...

It's such a beautiful card!!! I love these flowers, borders, corners, papers and this image.

sara said...

Oh no! This is too cute!!! Absolutly ADORABLE!!!! I´ve always loved this image <3 and oh my those flowers!! Can´t believe it´s a die! they are GORGEOUS! Now it´s a must have ;)
Have a great weekend =)

Anna said...

What a beautiful card. This I have to do;)Love MS punches :)
Hugs Anna

Denise and Louise said...

Wow Alison, this is beautiful. Adore that image and those flowers look fab. Must get me that die!! Love all the lacy borders and beautiful papers too.
Denise xx

Teresa said...

OMG Alison this is stunningly beautiful, I love your image, flowers, papers, doilies, layout...everything about it is just brilliant. ahhh! xx

Olga said...

wow, and yes, those flowers are jaw dropping gorgeous!!!!!

Suzilou said...

WOW Alison this is gorgeous, love the flowers they really are stunning and love the lacy effect around the card, so pretty.

I am also relieved it's the weekend, one of those horrible weeks at work and was also hit by a cough and cold which has kept me up at night, so have had a great lie in this morning and now feel very refreshed and looking forward to getting on with some crafting :)xx

Teresa said...

Wow Alison! What a stunning card. I love these imges and you have made this little fellow look fabulous in his stripey socks! Beautiful colouring and yes, those flowers are definately a winner, they look great (I think I might have to make some drop accidentally into a shopping cart). Have a great weekend, Hugs, Teresa x

Anonymous said...

STUNNING CARD!!! Love the image and the choise of colors :) Great coloring :))
Hugs Lill

Chris said...

OMG, this card is gorgeous! and the fairy is definitely a cutie.
Your rolled flowers look outrageous, I think I have to get my sweaty little hands on that die.

thanks for playing with us at SFTW.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow alison a gorgeous card,love everything about it.
your flowers are looking fabulous, great job.

greetings karin

Sue said...

Wow! this is drop-dead gorgeous Alison! awesome colouring and love the colours and borders, stunning flowers - Love Everything!!!! Stunning card!
Have a great weekend! ;-)
Hugs Sue xx

Deb said...

oh wow, this is absolutely stunning Alison, so love it, the punched edges really finish it off and make it so pretty! love those flowers too!
have a great weekend!
happy crafting, Debxx

coops said...

wow this is stunning alison.i love your gorgeous colours and roses and the image is so adorable ;D

xx coops xx

Wendi said...

Oh Wow what an absolutely gorgeous creation beautiful punched edges and your image and colouring is fabulous
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Anonymous said...

Oh my word!! What a stunning card Alison!! Beautiful colours and those roses are fabulous! xx

chilli pip said...

A stunning card , those flowers are so good I don't think that die has reached our shores yet have to get it when it does.
Love all the detail you used it really works.
Thanks so much for playing at Ooh-la-la

Tracey T said...

This is just gorgeous Alison! Love the lace border and those flowers are wonderful. I bought the S/binders rose die recently and have just used it once. Need to get some more practice before it looks like yours! xx

Penni said...

Wow gorgeous card - I love the colours you've used.

I love Karl too - he's sooooo funny I have to watch him in small doses LOL!!!!


Pop's Cards said...

Sweetie this is just simply stunning ♥ ♥ Pops x

Theresa said...

Hi Alison - this is FABULOUS!! The flowers are gorgeous. I like how they turned out too!! I wish I bought the Spellbinder instead of Cricut. Simply fabulous my friend.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Claire said...

WOW Alison, this is just gorgeous and those flowers are amazing - lovely easel card. Hugs, Claire x

Paula (PEP) said...

Your colours are stunning & really so evocative of the present autumnal scenery. I love that flower too, quite striking with the glitter. Your lacey edging is very effective & I particularly like how your use of white has accented the whole design.
Paula (PEP)

Sue said...

Hi Alison, thanks for your lovely comment! The leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts. They were pack of various shapes. They have some similar ones in pack of brown shades too!!! I really like using leaves too, but they are quite hard to find?

Hope you have a nice Sunday!
Hugs Sue xx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and love the addition of the pearls, thank you for sharing with us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs Kate xx
PS. I have some candy if you are interested :)

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. This is really stunning. Love easel cards, such a cute image and the detail is gorgeous. Apologies for not visiting recently, your steampunk cards are all absolutely gorgeous. They are coloured so beautifully too. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Donna

Abi said...

Ooh Karl Pinkington I've heard of!! Hee hee! The card is gorgeous & I must look up those flower dies I think..... xx

Abi said...

Or even Karl Pilkington!

Donna said...

Stunning card Alison and such pretty detail! Do you mind me asking where your gorgeous little pixie image comes from? :) Donna ♥ x

craftyb said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the pretty details - and your roses are just fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is so adorable and gorgeous too.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

creativchen said...

wow,Alison It is simply stunning your detail is just Lovely and so fantastic, I love it. I do love your art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!! How creative and so beautifully done. Please take a look on my Blogspot.
Hugs from Marina.

Debbie said...

Such a gorgeous card Alison. the colours and the flowers are beautiful.
Debbie x

Faye said...

OMG. This is gorgeous, your colouring beautiful. xxx

Delphine said...

This is gorgeous, Alison! I LOVE the image, wonderful colours and the punched lace, the corners and flowers are so beautiful! Fantastic details! Hugs Delphine xx

Kate's Makes said...

Adorable! What a gorgeous layout and love the flowers too! Thanks for joining in our SFTW challenge, good luck! Kate x


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