Friday 10 February 2012

Another Crafters Companion Creation (and my first easel card)

Well, it only took me three days to finish this card (thanks to my rubbish back only tolerating 10 minutes of sitting at a time) but it is finally done.

So far I have only used two images from my Strawberry Kisses stamp sets, and this one is definitely my favorite.

I am actually trying to utilize some of my paper scraps, but in matching layers etc., and keeping the cards from looking identical I always end up getting more 'new' paper out.  All the best intentions....but poor execution.  Ah well.

The recipe is pretty common for me.  The image is colored with Pro Markers and the layers cut out with various Grand Nesties and Nesties.  The embossed piece is actually a cut off from the 'You're in my Heart' card I made for the Crafty Boots Valentine's Challenge.

The sentiment is a Penny Black stamp.  Both of the white layers (the image and the sentiment) are distressed with milled lavender distress ink, though it is not so visible in the pics.

I am entering this card in the following challenges

The Pink Elephant - Honoring Pink 
Craft-room Challenge - Cute and Cuddly
Alphabet Challenge  Blog - A is for Animal Antics
Fun with shapes and more - Birthday
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes
Celebrate the Occasion - Anything goes birthday
My  Time to Craft Challenge - A is for Adorable 
Crafters Companion Monthly Feb - Anything Goes

Okee dokee.  I have some new crafting goodies to play with so I am going to have a break on my heating pad and call for inspiration.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

xx Denise


CraftygasheadZo said...

Hope your back's better soon. I've got a back condition so know full well how awful it can be. Your card is so pretty, love SK range. Zo x

Victoria said...

Such a pretty image! Sorry your back is giving you trouble - I hope it behaves itself soon!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really cute, love the layout! Fab easel card!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

ScrappyRae10 said...

Very Pretty!!! Thanks for joining the fun over at CTO!!

craft-roomjulia said...

Really cute and pretty, great image. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xx

Debi said...

a lovely easel card, thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Cazro said...

A lovely easel card, thanks for shring with us at Alphabet challenge, fits our Animal Antics brilliantly. Well done. Caz

Manderly said...

Hi! I want to thank you for leaving me such a nice comment! You are very encouraging!
ps I love your first easel card! My card for Gingerloft's next challenge started out to be an easel!

Adrian said...

the cutest easel card, thanks for playing @ CTO!

Maria said...

A gorgeous easel card, I love the cute image. Sorry to hear your back is troubling you but I hope it's better soon. Thanks for joining in with us at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

Maria x

Darlene Lyons said...

I followed you over from Outlawz, thanks for the kind words on my Monday Challenge. I love this image and the colouring is so soft and pretty!

Esther said...

So cute, very nice easel card!
Thanks for joining us at CTO

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Beautiful easel and adorable image! Thanks for joining us @ CTO this week for our "Anything Goes Birthday" Challenge :)

Esther said...

Super cute card, love that kitty image. My good intentions never work out either, have a whole stash of paper scraps I WILL get round to using one day !! Thanks so much for joining our craft-room challenge..Esther xxx

hazel said...

This is such a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card, and congrats on your first easel card, well done. Thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

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