Happy World Card Making Day!

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Hope you're all having a good day!

Be warned, there are LOTS of pictures in this post!

We set up a card swap especially for today on the Mad About Cards forum and we were each allocated a partner to swap a card and some goodies with. This is the card that I made...

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It's always difficult to photograph an easel card, isn't it?!

Our cards were to fit an autumn theme and I thought this fairy from Charmed Cards and Crafts fitted that theme well. I coloured her with my copics in what I think of as autumnal colours.

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The paper is from the Basic Grey Pyrus paper pad which is full of all lovely autumny colours! The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! "Best Yet" set. I thought the new "Crown Circles" nestie shape went well with the stamp and I added flowers and pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts. The skeleton leaves are from my stash.

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I layered the frilly bit on the inside with ds tape on one side and foam pads on the upper end so the easel bit of the card had somthing to butt up to.

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We also had to send each other a wee (suitably crafty) gift. I ended up making this to put it in..

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I put some stamped images in with the tab to slide them out and stuck a wee box on the front for putting some ribbon and charms into..

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My card fits the following challenges...
Alphabet Challenge Blog; W for wings
Copic Creations; Orange
Craftilicious Challenges; Autumn
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge; Easel Cards
Simon Says; Autumn
Stampin for the Weekend; Autumn
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge; Season's Change
The ABC Challenge; E is for Easel

My swap partner for the card was the amazingly talented Andria from Iona Rose Designs. Her card actually arrived through my door on Tuesday and it took all my willpower not to open it until today!

This is her card

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She added a pouch to the inside for some goodies!

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And she also included this gorgeous tag as October is breast cancer awareness month

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Go and have a look on her blog to see some more stunning creations - not just cards either, her decorated candles are fantastic!

Thanks for dropping by! - and have a fabulous day!
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18 comments:

{Jane} said...

Beautiful easel card

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x
SCSC DT

Curlybear said...

Hi Sheena
Beautiful design and colours, I love the fairy image and the colouring is beautiful, thanks for joining us at SC: 103 Easel card challenge, Good luck, Hugs Bridget ;) x. SCSC DT

Gunn (Merete) said...

Hello
This is stunning. I love it. Great layout, beautiful colors and papers. Love this Pixie and you have colored her in so great. I really like how you colored her wings.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Sheena, gorgeous easel card. In such lovely color combo! Your little fairy is divine, she is wonderfully colored. Beautifully showcased too. Love the papers. Fantastic fall colors. Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs,
Danielle

Annette said...

Gorgeous easel card - love the image & lovely papers! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

MauMau88 said...

Wonderful cards!

Inken
Alphabet Challenge

Skraptacular Designs said...

Fabulous easel card! Don't you just love all the colors of fall? It's my absolute favorite time of the year!

Thanks for playing along with us for our Stamptacular Season's Change Challenge! Hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!

Hugs,
Priscilla

Andria said...

It is TOTALLY TOTALLY STUNNING CARD AND i'M SOOOO LUCKY TO HAVE RECEIVED IT. tHE EYE FOR DETAIL IS AMAZING AS IS THE COLOURING AND THE GIFT BOX AND THE EXTRAS AND IMAGES WERE ALL PERFECT TOO, THANK YOU :) X

Andria said...

p.s didn't mean to shout lol .

Rica said...

Fabulous easel card Sheena, love your colour combinations and the beautifully coloured gorgeous image.
Thanks so much for joining us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
hugs Heather xxx

Joni Parker said...

Love all these. That first card is particularly GORGOEOUS!!! The details are amazing..
Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge (W=Wings) this week!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I love that little fairy! The papers are gorgeous too (some of my favorites right now)!!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Donna said...

Gorgeous Easel card, I love the image and those beautiful colours. Thanks for joining us at ABC this time.
Donna x

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the colours you've used!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

shibuble said...

And HAPPY WORLD CARD MAKING DAY TO YOU TTTTOOOOOOO!!!!!
Now, (I have to use caps again for this...) OH MY GOODNESS!!! How fantastic is your creation? What a labour of love!! That fairy is to die for and how you have brought her to life is JUST AMAZING!!! You are truly blessed. Wishing you love and blessings always, Shibu

mycardz said...

Wow! Gorgeous creations! Love all the bright colors and beautiful coloring!! So glad you were able to join us at Copic Creations. hugz, Mary

Cheryl said...

Lovely Easel card! Rich colors and coloring!
Thanks for joining in the copic creations challenge!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Wow, Sheena, this is just gorgeous! I love that image and your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for joining our Copic Creations challenge on coloring orange.