Saturday, 21 January 2012

New style easel card

I belong to several craft forums and recently a member of one of them hasn't been posting for quite some time. So some of the members have got together and sent her hand made cards to try and cheer her up. I was watching Create & Craft the other day and Dawn Bibby was showing a new style easel card blank - so I had a go at making my own. You cut up both sides of the front of the easel and a little way down the back. Then make folds so the middle section sits back a little (a bit like a stepper card). Not sure I've described it very well and I forgot to take a piccy from the side!
The scene and lady are from Debbi Moore's Enchanted Christmas Cd and the blue backing paper is from Crafter's Companion A Touch of Christmas Cd. It's been finished off with some peel offs and card candi. I'm entering this card into the CD Sunday Blog Challenge as the theme this week is Enchantment.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Debbee's CDs Blog Challenge.

A friend of mine has just started a monthly blog challenge - It's called Debbee's CDs DT Challenge Blog. She provides free downloads to be used in the challenge. I intended entering this challenge before I went on my holiday but didn't have time to blog it - so here it is:
I made my favourite card shape - an easel. The card is for hubby's aunt's birthday, without whom we couldn't have got through the last couple of years while looking after her brother - my FIL. She loves shopping and these images are perfect for her card. I was going to name the shop after her but didn't have enough 'e's in my rub ons so used a sticker from a very old QVC kit. There's still time to enter until the 25th January and the prize is a free cd from Deb's web site ( Good Luck!

Friday, 6 January 2012


I think crafters out there will be busy this year with many Olympic themed challenges and swaps! It's the theme for the Cd Sunday Blog Challenge this week and also this month's ATC swap on Sharon Duncan's forum. I've combined both of these with another ATC swap I do where the theme is 'O' is for......
Two of the Olympic Sports ATCs were made using images from a cd by CardzCardzCardz and the third one is from Joanna Sheen's ATC cd rom. The Olympic medals image is from the internet. A very short blog today as I'm quite busy at the mo.