Friday, 19 February 2010


Right, I'm putting all the "writing" at the top in case my Mum comes to look at the blog before her big day on Sunday and sees the pic!!
This is my first easel card, and after much deliberation on which cardstock to use for the base, I found one sturdy enough!
The image is a Miss Anya coloured with Whispers, and I distressed the edges with ink (never tried using the ink pad to fade in from the edges, quite like it)! I've used 2 different papers (flowers & butterflies) from Sharon Duncan's Embossibilities Elegance CD-ROM - it's Mum's and I've never tried it but it came out ok on paper. I've used 3 different types of embellishment (flowers, brads and eyelets).

Challenges I'm entering:
Charisma Cards #7 - Sketch
Quixotic Cards #14 - Something for Mum
Allsorts #39 - 3,2,1 = 3 flowers, 2 papers, 1 image
Pile It On #6 - Let us see flowers
Crafty Angels #22 - Fantastic Flowers
Anyone For Anya - Flower Power
Cute Daisy May - Bright & Cheerful
Simon Says - Recipe = 3 types of embellishment, 2 papers, 1 image


coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Esme this is totally awesome loving the beautiful bright colours you have used and the image is adorable thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at CDM.

Lorraine x

Jules said...

Hi Esme

What a beautiful card - and how lovely that your Mum visits your blog!!!

I hope she hasn't spoilt the wonderful surprise she will be getting when she opens it - this is gorgeous.

I love your colour combination, beautifully coloured image and lovely backing papers.

Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.

Love Jules xx

Debs said...

Hi Esme
This is beautiful - lovce the Miss Anya image and your colouring is gorgeous.
Thanks for taking on my recipe challenge at Allsorts this week.
Good luck in the draw.
Take care
Debs xx

Linnie said...

Hi Esme

This is a beautiful card she will looove it
Thankyou for coming out to play with CDM this week

Avril Ann said...

ESME you mum is sure going to love this card, many thanks for joining us at CDM this week. Hugs Avril xxxx

Audrey said...

Beautiful easel card. I love how you colored her hair. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A lovely card for your Mum and a great colour combo! thanks for joining the CDM Challenge this week!

Jennifer said...

This is such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at PIO. Hugs!

Julie said...

A pretty card, your mum is sure to love. Thanks for joining us at AFA.

Rosanne said...

lovely!Thanks for Piling It On!

Mina said...

gorgeous card Esme I love the touch of glitz...thanks for visiting my blog for the Mo's blog hop
Mina xxx

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous card and love the design and details, the colours are beautiful.
Thank you for joining us over at Cute Daisy May and we hope to see you again next week.
Hugs Linda

Allison said...

Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

pinky said...

Lovely easel card and great choice of papers. Hope your mum didn't peak lol. Thanks for sharing at CDM this week.

Tasha said...

Esme this is beautiful. I love purple and yellow togetehr - it makes such an awesome combination.
Fabulous colouring of Anya too
Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz
love tasha xx

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Oh, how fabulous! You Mom is sure to love her birthday card. Congrats on your first easel card. Still haven't tried one myself, but your card has inspired me to give it a go! :)