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Friday, 23 October 2009

Anya Easel Card

This is card I made just for fun. Just me playing with my stash although it does fit in with a challenge. I love making these Easel Cards, so simple and really stand out. I paper pieced Anya and coloured with Promarkers. The papers are BG Indian Summer and the dies and "Mum" were cut out on my MM Slice. Handmade the flower using the Retro Punches. All other bits from stash. This card fits in with the new Crafty Calendar Challenge which has an Autumn Theme.

Well the weekend is upon us and Zoe breaks up today. Jessica and Daniel have already been off a week but at least I get 1 week of no school runs.

My candy is coming together nicely. Just waiting for a few more bits to arrive. There is going to be lots of stamps, (loose tongue now, Anya, Kraftin Kimmies ) _OOPS!!! and lots of other bits and bobs for your craftroom. Hopefully get it on my blog early next week.

I haven't posted my annual plea for Daniel. Daniel is 12 on the 7th November and is on the Autistic Spectrum. he doesn't socialize and loves recieving your handmade cards. As most will know, for the last 2 years I have asked if some of you could send a card for him to open and the response has been overwhelming. He recieving nearly 100 last year. I think he enjoys this more than the presents. Love watching his face light up. He started a boarding school for Autistic Children in Sept and although he misses home, is slowly settling in and we do get him back every weekend. So if you could help, I'd truly appreciate it.
(My email is on my profile at bottom of page)

Now I need to get ontop of the chores and am hoping to make another card today.
Thats all for now, thanks for looking.


Unknown said...

this is so so sweet! Can you email me your address so i can send daniel a card?
fiona xx

CraftyC said...

Thankyou SF, but I cannot access your blog to email you!

cats whiskers said...

Fabulous card Hun just love the Easel card and yiour colour choice
Hugs Jacqui x

gina g said...

Hi Claire Gorgeous card love the colours you've used. I will send Daniel a card i have your addy already. luv gina xx

Littlebearcrafts said...

This is a great card Claire, Anya looks fab in her paper pieced outfit and I love her hair!
I really must try making one of these cards.
Clare x

Minxy said...

Aw it turned out fabby babe, hope to catch ya later so maybe we can make a card together :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh look how pretty.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is absolutely adorable!
Gorgeous card love your wonderful design and detail!
kim x

Karin said...

Thanks for dropping by on my blog and your kind comment, Claire.

Your cards are really amazing. Love this one so much!

Have a nice weekend!

Karin x

Ilonka said...

hi Claire Your cars is so fab! Havce a wonderfull weekend with al lot of shunshine.

XXXX Ilonka

Poppy said...

love the card.

Kelly Schelske said...

This is so pretty Claire!!

Marjanne said...

Hello, thank you so much for visiting my blog and you compliment. It was the occasion for me to visit your, and I see so many gorgeous things!!

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hiya, love the colours and the layout of your card, and the image is fab. Brilliant.
Love Sandra xx

Nancy said...

Hi Sunshine:O) Thank you for nice comments, very much appreciated:) Your card is stunning, I love the gorgeous lace, RicRac and punched border, and Miss Anya is adorable. Love the awesome flower!
I hope you and your family get a wonderful weekend.
Hugs from Nancy;O)

Cheryl said...

This is beautiful!!! The lace is so pretty and your colouring is fabulous!!

Unknown said...

Wow, stunning card Claire! I love these colours together and the easel card is so clever! :) Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Calendar Challenge!
Georgia xx

stampinfrog said...

Claire this easel card is so cute! Love the colors and Miss Anya is colored so beautifully!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous card, Claire - love the style and that pretty flower

Anja's weblog said...

A beautiful card! Love the stamp and the layout.


Victoria said...

wow stunning car d- beautifully coloured and lovely papers
Sorry I have not visited for a week, first the birth of my neice and then I came down with stupid sinusitus and now are on a strong dose of anti biotics to try and shift it, so sorry for a flying visit.

hugs Vicky x

ps have added to my candy if you are interested x

Mina said...

great card Claire, I love this fold and must have a go at it...beautiful Miss Anya
Mina xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Carole, I absolutely love your card its gorgeous. And good luck with the appeal for cards, will have a look through what I have and see if theres something he might like. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Unknown said...

This is so lovely! I love her outfit!

Tara said...

This is fabulous Claire, I can see you also have a liking for these easel cards, fab aren't they?!
I would love to send a card to Daniel and will email you later to find out what he likes so I can have a think about a good theme!
Hugs Tara xx

Janny said...

woow great card Claire...lovely details...love the lace!

Peet said...

This card is sooo gorgeous, Claire!!!
Peet x

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

Beautiful card -- I love the textures and the pretty colors!

If you would send me your address for Daniel I would enjoy sending him a card. My e-mail is stockingstufferaday at gmail dot com.

Laura (Faerielore) said...

WOW this card is stunning, these miss anyas are gorgeous and she look great paper pieced. thank you for joining us over at crafty calander xxxx

Beryl said...

This is gorgeous. I love the lace and the netting embellishments.
Beryl xx

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a wonderful card Claire, really lovely!
Hugs Jacqueline

Natalie said...

Claire this is gorgeous. x

cheryl said...

wow this is gorogues hun love it to bits love the lace too hugs cheryl xxxxx

Kimmi said...

Beautiful card. I love the colours and the image is paper pieced perfectly. Love the way the card folds :D

Have a lovely weekend!

Kimmi xx

Sandra said...

fabulous card. Love these new 'Easel Cards' must give them a go.
Sandra x

Donna said...

Stunning card Claire, not tried one of these but they definitely have the wow factor! Hope you have a fab weekend :) Donna x

Danni said...

This is such a great card!!

Anonymous said...

Claire, this is just adorable and so classy for mum!! I really love your easel creation hun!! TFS! HUGS

Deb said...

your easel card is beautiful, love the style of these, another thing on my list to try! have a great weekend, hugs Debx

Ann said...

Beautiful card Claire xx

Hope all is well with you & the family? Good to hear Daniel is enjoying school Hugs. Ann xxx

Risa said...

Hello Claire,
Your card is so pretty!!!! I love the easel style, so wonderful! Fabulous image and gorgeous details and coloring!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Your easel card is positively stunning!!! I love the beautiful layout and all the wonderful textures!!!

It would be my pleasure to send a card to Daniel. I will send it out in Monday's post. Have a great weekend!!!


Marina said...

Wow! This card is so beautiful!
Love the colour combo and design is gorgeous.


Jannie said...

Oh what a totally fabulous card!
Have a great weekend!

hugs Jannie

Marja Sch said...

Ohh what a lovely card. These Easel cards are so cute.Your paper piecing is wonderful. Thanks for your lovely coments on my blog. Hugs marja

Paula said...

Fabulous card as always Claire just love the fold of the card must try this and the colours and image are fab. I would love to send Daniel a card im off to email you now.
Paula xxxx

Silli said...

Claire, your card is beautiful, I love the cute Lady, the colors are fab! Happy day!

Alina said...

very beautiful card, Claire, I love the colour combination!
Hugs, Alina

Amy said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the touch of lace and those flowers! Truly Gorgeous!

Jill said...

gorgeous card Claire I love the paper piecing looks great hugs Jill xx

Anonymous said...

Great card Claire, a lovely idea for Daniel, I'll email you now.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Claire. Hope you and yours enjoy half term! S xxx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Claire ;-) I love the easel cards ,, made my first one a few days ago ,, I love them and will be making more ,,, :-)

This Anya is at the very top of my wish list ,,,;-) beautiful ,,, :-)

I will of course send a card to Daniel :-) can you email me your address :-)
Lols x x x

Kim. said...

Gorgeous card Claire, love those colours together and your theme really works with the easel card. Love it. Thanks for joining in with our first challenge.
Kim xXx - Crafty Calendar Challenges.

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card! Love these easel cards think that might be my project today. I would love to send Daniel a card . Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge. Caroline x

Nicola said...

Wowee what a fabulous card Claire, fabulous image and wonderful papers. Love your lace, punched border and gorgeous flower detail.
Nicola -x-

Unknown said...

wow claire, your card is so sweet and really fabulous, looks so wonderful.
thank you for you lovely words.
big hugs, bea

Evelyn C said...

Hi Claire

tried to email you re sending a crd for Daniel , but my message to the email addy listed on here just keeps coming back as deliver status failed, can you give me another alternative addy to try please x


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