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Sunday, 15 August 2010

My First Round Easel Card.....


This is my first attempt at a round easel card. I got the Colour My World Template yesterday and had so much fun putting this card together though it did take longer than expected. I used quite a lot on this so will list them underneath. Don't make many purple cards but I think they are always so pretty and I hope you like my efforts. I've coloured this cute stamp with Copic Markers. Its from the Sweet Little Donkey Set 1 by Alota Rubber Stamps.


Here are a few challenges my card fits into;
The Crafty Pad - Glitter & Glitz
Corrosive Challenge - Faux Tecniques (faux stitching)
Marks Finest Papers - Think Flowers
Secret Crafter - What Are Little Girls Made Of
The StampMan - Easel Cards, anything goes
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog - P for Punches
Craftalicious - Pearls & Swirls
If The Shoe Fits - Die cuts
Crafty Catz - Animals
Donna's Den of Crafts - Something Sweet (I think this is, just so...)
Sew Many Challenges - Sticking on your Card (faux)
My Time to Craft - Farm Fever
Pocketful of Posies - All that Glitters
Wild Orchid Challenge - One for the Girls
2 Sisters Challenge - Stitching (faux)
CYDA - Favourite Things (handmade flowers)
ABC Challenge - A for August
Creative Craft Challenge - Animal Antics


Just a few challenges then, My own fault as I have over 160 challenges listed in my sidebar so feel free to scroll threw them.

Now to work out what I'm going to do next.
Back soon & Thanks for looking!

xxx

Paper - Prima Pulse Collection
Image - Alota Rubber - Sweet Little Donkey set 1
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Stickles - Stardust & Silver
Nesties - Label 4
Bazzil cardstock
Adirondaak Dabber - Silver
Ticket - TH Sizzix Strip
White Inksential Pen
Sentiment - Autumn Leaves
Leaf Punches
Swirl - Marianne Designs
Pearls - Lilca Viva Pearl Pen

90 comments:

Tasha said...

This is beautiful, fabulous colour and the flowers are gorgeous
love tasha xx

Kristel said...

Wowww that looks really awesome Claire! Lovely!
Hugs Kristel

Marja Sch said...

Oh wow such a wonderful round card. I love it. Hugs Marja

Little K Smith said...

Hi Claire
Oh this is just way too cute! The image is just sooo adorable! Love the design and gorgeous colours, beautiful flowers too.
Kelly.x

Anja's weblog said...

You did a great job with these card. Beautiful:))

Hugs
Anja

Miria said...

Hi, Claire. Your card is perfect, I like the colours and the image is so cute! I'd like to give a try to a round card, me too but I'm not sure to be able to make it. Hugs. Miria

Karin said...

A exeptional, wonderful, card. I love it !
Greetings from Ostend
Karin

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Wow, such a beautiful card Claire. I love the shape and gorgeous colours!
Clare x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Claire.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sian said...

Love it, it's really cute and gorgeous colours.

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Claire
A gorgeous card and a cute image,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS Claire.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Claire,
This card is amazing. I love the colours and embellishments and the image is beautiful. Stunning work.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Kerry said...

Hi Claire,
Gorgeous card. The images and colours lovely.
Love Kerry xxx

angelwhispers said...

Would never have known it is your first!! Fabulous just love the colours and the image is just perfect!!

Congratulations on your dt post well deserved! Love Chanelle xx

Aloesaloes said...

Oh Claire this is stunning! I like everything about this beautiful easelcard, the colours, the embellies, the little donkey! Whow!!

xx Loes

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Claire this is so very beautiful!
Love your cute image and pretty colours!
hugs
kim x

{Jane} said...

Gorgeous Card

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x
SCSC DT

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! Amazing detail!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Claire, so soft and pretty, love the cute image too
hugs Mandy xx

Jannie said...

Such a beautiful easel card Claire!!
She is so cute and your colours are fabulous.

Hugs Jannie

Dotty Jo said...

So sweet! Jo x

Monique said...

It's lovely Claire !!

Hugs Monique

Julia Aston said...

what a fun round easel card! love the colors and all your wonderful flowers! thanks for playing with Speedy this week!

TinaB said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad xx

~Jeri~ said...

Love the round easel card, as well as the pretty purples you used! Details are awesome.

THanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!

Sue said...

Hi Hun
aww gorgeous card, never done a round one, fabby image, luv all the flowers, sue,x

maxine said...

A beautiful card thanks for playing along at The crafty pad this week.

Poppet said...

Gorgeous card Claire, I love the purple and the flowers look devine. :-) xx

carol said...

adorable card, Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x carol

Lindsey said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Tracey said...

wow! you did great for ur first circle easel card! i haven't been brave enough to try yet ;) thanks for playing along at the Shoe this week!

Jules said...

Hi Claire

What a beautiful make. I have never done anything but a square easel!!

Love your image and gorgeous colour choices. The swirls look great too.

Congratulations on your DT news yesterday. Well deserved.

Hope you had a good weeked.

Love Jules xx

Julie said...

Oh this is fabbie Claire- great colours and such a cute image!! Looking forward to being on Emma's DT with you! Juliexxx

Aunty Sue said...

stunning and just too cute, thanks for joining us at crafty catz this week.

Chris said...

A gorgeous easel card Claire and a very cute image! Love your colour and the gorgeous lilac colour scheme. Well done on all those challenges too. Hugs, Chris xxx

coops said...

wow, this is really gorgeous claire.the shape is fabulous and the image is so cute.i love your colours and all the great embellies :)

xx coops xx

Sharon said...

WOW Claire this is gorgeous! Love the colours and all those beautiful flowers and your image is so cute!

Sharon x

Pia said...

wow Claire what a beautiful easelcard, love it!!!!.
hugs Pia

rozzy said...

stunning card. Thanks for playing along at The Crafty Pad this week. good luck
hugs rozzy xx

gina g said...

Hi Claire this is gorgeous i love the sweet image and the colour is great. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious this week. luv gina xx

Rainmac said...

What a gorgeous card Claire, it's so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our very first challenge, good luck with all the challenges xxx

Fleur said...

Stunning card Claire, really pretty colours. I love easel cards, must get round to doing them again, they always look so special don't they!

pinky said...

Its gorgeous Claire, love the image and the pretty flowers.
Pinky

Pinkllilac said...

Wow Claire this is just stunning and love those colours and flowers.
Hugs Linda

Lynn McAuley said...

I love your delightful circular easel card with its fun floral frame!!

Thank you so much for sharing it in the Friends of Speedy the Cat's flower challenge!

stampinfrog said...

Oh my Claire I loce this round easel card!It is gorgeous!!!Love the purple (my fav)paper and your flowers are arranged perfectly and the donkey image is so adorable!
Hugs,Connie

Lia said...

hi Claire,
such a lovely card I lvoe the colors and the stamp is cute
hugs Lia

Jeanette said...

Shaped easel cards are so nice and yours is stunning. I love your glitzy flowers and gorgeous papers. Beautiful
Thanks for joining us at IDIC.

Jeanette said...

Shaped easel cards are so nice and yours is stunning. I love your glitzy flowers and gorgeous papers. Beautiful
Thanks for joining us at IDIC.

Sparkle said...

This is just adorable!?!?

Jackie said...

Oh wow! this is so gorgeous, what a sweet image. It must have taken you forever just to list and link all the challenges! :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Oh Claire wonderful card and adorable image.
luv
Debby

Lesley said...

Beautiful card Claire! Cute image and I love all the flowers! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Claire, one stunning card, love the image he looks so lost and youve papers and flowers are beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Donna said...

This is so sweet and pretty Claire, I adore this lil image...so cute :) Donna x

Julye said...

I love the different shaped cards there are around at the mo and that little donkey is just so cute. Thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges.

Bubbles said...

This is simply adorable!! The image and all of those flowers are just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x

Tineke's hobby said...

This is beautiful, fabulous colour and the flowers are gorgeous
Tineke

6 wacky women said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Claire
Such an adorable image, pretty colours and details.

Karen x

Vee said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love the colours and the lovely image.
Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Wishcraft said...

Aww such a cute card! Love the sweet image and fab shape :o) Lisa x

Suzanne said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Pops x said...

I love that it is round its gorgeous and what a sweet image too hugs Pops x

Joni Parker said...

I love easel cards!! Haven't tried a round one yet...after seeing yours, I think I need to try it!! Your's is totally inspiring!! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my, what an awesome card! I love the round shape... and an easel card, too. Incredibly pretty!

Thanks for participating in the Stitchy SMC challenge this week!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is gorgeous! You would never know that this is the first one you've done. I love the colors and the whole look of the card! Beautiful work! Best, Curt

Delphine said...

This is so beautiful, Claire! Lovely image, fabulous layout, so many beautiful flowers... and I love purple!!! Hugs Delphine xx

Prisca said...

wow Claire what is your card cute!
I love the colours and the stamp you have used.

Kind regards Prisca

Jorunn said...

Such a stunning card!
Love the shape, the colors and the adorable image!

hugs
Jorunn

Jodi said...

This is so cute and adorable! I love the image and color choice too!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Jo Davies said...

What a stunning card!!!! Loving your choice of colours too.

Thank you for sharing with us at the 2 Sisters Challenge - show us your stitching!

Jo x

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Claire. Love the design and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Juls said...

wow this is just gorgeous! I love how the swirl comes off the edge of the card! Hugs Juls

Sophie Doodles said...

Hi Claire,
I love the easel card!I like different shades of purple you have used! THe lil Donkey is so cute :)
Happy Crafting!
Sophie Doodles xx

Mel X said...

Gorgeous card, lovely colour combi and super fun image.

Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter, I hope you come back and see us again soon. Good luck in the draw.

Ooh and congratulations on your DT post with Emma.

Mel X

Scrapmumur said...

OH....dear Claire, your card is absolutely fantastic!!!
I like this details so cute!
Beautiful image.
Big hugs, Murielle

kim.mom said...

ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!! TFS with us at SMC!

Georgia said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous Claire! I love the adorable elephant image and the flowers are stunning! :) Love, Georgia xx

TinaB said...

This is wonderful! Thanks for playing at the 2 sisters challenge blog. Watch out for our new challenge on Saturday! Hugs Tina

deesdesigns said...

congrats on your win - this card is so-o-o sweet!

A.J. said...

Love the shape of the card and the sweet little image you've used.

Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Craft Your Days Away

Crafty Creations by AJ
Amanda

Crafteezee said...

Hi Claire, I love the shape, the colours, that cute image and of course the gorgeous flowers, I think you get my drift, just love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious.

Hugs Tracy x
P.S. I have candy on my blog if you want to hop over

Jill said...

aww Claire this is gorgeous I love the circle easel card the colours are beautiful gorgeous image too hugs Jill xx

Padster said...

Just beautiful - thank you for joining us at I Did It Creations this week
Hugs Debbie xx

ps love your blog background too!

Gosia S. said...

Sweet, sweet card!

Joanne Travis said...

Love the fabulous layout and flowers. So beautiful!!
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

Crafting Joanne said...

This is gorgeous Claire, fabulous detail and colours.

Thank you for joining us for our first challenge over at CYDA.

Hugs

Joanne x

Vixykins said...

Aww this is so sweet Claire and such a cute image! You'll be hooked on trying different shapes now you've stepped away from the square :D

Thank You for playing the stampman challenge and good luck x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow - this is adorable! Love the circular easel card and the oh so cute image! Warmest wishes, Lesley

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