Sunday, 5 February 2012

Some Easel Cards

One of the things about this time of year, is that I often go to my box of cards, only to find that there's nothing suitable there! Of course it's largely because of Christmas - but I always feel the need to make a few 'general' cards to keep things going. And, then there's the plethora of birthdays that happen in March - I need to get started on them too!

So, the image is a stamp from Animal Spirits which I stamped with brown Memento ink and coloured with Promarkers. The background papers are some you've seen before if you've been visiting this blog for a while - they're from Panda Bear and are available from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps. (Check out my sidebar for a link.) It's a set of skies with rainbows and it's without a doubt the most useful set of background papers I've got. I altered the tone of them a little - moving them to a warmer blue to match the colours I used in the image.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Pan Pastel where they want birthday cards,
Craft Us Crazy where anything goes,
DRS where they want birthday cards,
Do You Stack Up where anything goes,

This time, I used a Sarah Kay image, again stamped in brown Memento and coloured with Promarkers. I cut the image and mat with my Nesties. The ribbonned die cuts are from Spellbinders, and the paper from the Papermania Capsule collection. The flowers were made using white card coloured with Promarkers and punched.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Paper Players where they want flowers,
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle where they want die cuts and punches,

Die Cutting Divas where they want die cuts.
Kaboodle Doodles where they want girlie cards.

And finally for tonight, a Ching Chou Kuik image, again stamped in Memento ink (this time black) and coloured with Promarkers. More paper from Papermania, and another die cut border courtesy of Spellbinders. I've added some gems to the die cut - those blue square gems were a magazine gift literally years ago, but they work really well with the square holes in this die cut. (I just wish I had more of them!) And again, the flowers were made using punched white card coloured with Promarkers.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Ditzy Craftymess where anything goes,
Hotshot Crafts where they want flowers,
Pixie Dust Studio where they want 'girlie girls',
Whimsy Stamps where they want us to make our own flowers,


Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

All fantastic cards, I love the bird flying in front of the rainbow, so pretty. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Judie aka Craftymess said...

they are all gorjuss stunning works of art, well done hun and thanks for playin with us at Ditzy-Craftymess Challenge blog

Judie xx

Crafty_Fairie said...

What a lovely design really love the bird.Thanks for joining us at PanPastel Uk this week.

Kerry DT Leader

Pauline said...

Fab cards, thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

craftymum said...

Lovely cards.

Thank you for joining us at HSC for our flower challenge

Hugs Sarah

p.s. I have mini blog candy on offer for old and new followers

Shelia said...

Awesome birthday card! Thanks for playing along in this week's challenge at DRS Designs.

WencheP said...

A wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Claire said...

Gorgeous cards, i love the sky background. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK and good luck
Claire xx

Chrissy D said...

So many LOVELY cards!!! Thank you for joining us in the DRS Designs Challenge, we hope you will join us tomorrow!

Taylor said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us over at Pixie Dust Studio!

tiggertastic said...

3 really delightful makes
Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog
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Crafty Purple Frog , Craft Us Crazy ,Bearly Mine Designs and DT Coordinator Kenny K


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