Wednesday 4 May 2011

Sweet Spring Flowers!

Hi All, hope you's all ok! Today I've got another easel card. I didn't really used to be into these all that much, but now since I've been doing my blog, for some reason - I'm well into them! - That extra little bit gives you so much more scope for extra space to add to the design. Usually I only do easel cards for special makes & in a shabby, vintage or pretty style/look. But this is completely different its bright, cheerful & cute & don't think that usually calls for an easel type card, so I wasn't sure how I'd get on - but now it done I actually like it & it keeps growing on me!

The fabulous papers are Nitwits Cupcake fat quater bundle & the fabby little image is by talented artist Rachelle-Anne-Miller. LOVE her style & don't think they're used enough as you don't see them as much as some of the other companies, so if you've never come across her designs - they're defo worth checking out. I think they are made by Stampavie...

...Image has been coloured with Distress Inks & highlighted with Doodle Bug Design Sugar Coating...


Distress Inks:
Skin - Tattered Rose
Cheeks - Worn Lipstick & Fired Brick
Dress, hat & outer flowers- Scattered Straw & Mustard Seed
Bottom of dress, heart, hair, details on hat & inner flowers -  Spun Sugar & Worn Lipstick
Grass - Shabby Shitters
Outline/ Sky - Tumbled Glass
Basket - Old Paper & Frayed Burlap
Flowers in basket - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters
Highlights: White Sakura pen & yellow & pink Doodle Bug glitter

...The leaves, strawberry & 'Sweet' sentiment tag have been printed from the Nitwits collection, adhered to grunge paper, cut out, shaped & distressed with sand paper, then finished with Crackle paint. The edges of the paper have been distressed to match. Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. Brads & metal pieces from HOTP. Cerise lace by Doodle Bud Design & rasperry Pom pom ribbon by Prima...


... Cute little Alphabet Letters by Making Memories, button by Stampin up sewed on with embroidery thread...


...Journaling tag from Echo Park collection...


I would like to enter into the following challenges:
Pear Tree - Free for all
Craft Your Passion - Anythiung goes
Stamp with Fun - Lace/ribbon
House of Gilli - Lots of layers/stitching (buttons sewn on)
Crafts & Me - Swirls (on image & papers)
Craft Us Crazy - Mothers day/ flowers
Delicious Doodles - Teenagers
Fussy &  Fancy - Springtime
Paper Cutz - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything goes
Wags n Whiskars - Die or punch
Totally Gorjus - 1, 2, 3 (1 Strawberry, 2 buttons, 3 pairs of leaves)
Our Creative Corner - Embroidery floss (sewn buttons on with)
Sweet Stampin - Try something new (digis onto grungepaper)
Catch the Bug - May flowers & bright colours
Dream Valley - Flowers
Bling it on - Photo
By the Cute & the Girly - Anything Goes


  1. This is sooooooooooo cute and bright and soooooo many beautiful things to check out, absolutely love it!!!

    Irene from Holland

  2. oh hun,this is just stunning,the colors the image the detail just brilliant hun just adore it,hugs cheryl xxxxx

  3. fab colours and beautiful detail just love those colours x sue x

  4. Awww this is absolutely adorable!! I love the colors and all of your gorgeous details! Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug!
    Tammy :)

  5. Fabulous card! So sweet! Great take on the diecuts and punches challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge!
    Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps

  6. What a gorgeous card! Fabulous colours and fantastic layout - thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin'! Tracey x

  7. beautiful card,so bright and colorful!
    i love it
    thanks for sharing with us at fussy abd fancy this week
    céline F&Fdt

  8. WOW I'm well inspired from all those gorgeous cards/topperes you made just had to see all of 'em lol

  9. this is sooo sweeet. really adorable and so colorful. i love it!

  10. Well, I can't decide which style your best at? I'm definently a bright and bold color girl, but your soft and floral shabby cards are stunning too!
    Tammy Louise xx

  11. Oh Wow Deborah :) This is just glorious! Amazing and just full of fabulous details.

    And you are right, easel cards are brilliant for using up your scraps and give you so much more room for design.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  12. This is gorgeous! Great job! Thanks for joining us at House of Gilli!

  13. Oh this is just fantastic. I so Love all the elements that you got in here and Easel Cards are my faves. I really love your work. Thank You for shareing with us at Bugaboo this week.

  14. ooh wow what gorgeous colours .. so pretty
    Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
    Lisa x

  15. This is so bright and fun, and I think it works great for an easel card. Thanks for playing along this week at Our Creative Corner!

  16. Georgous Deb, I love all the work and different colours used so summery,
    Thank you for joining us at crafts and me this week.
    Teresa x

  17. Hi Deb,
    Another stunning card - must have taken you ages as such a lot of detail here. Gorgeous image, love it. Hugs, Teresa x

  18. This is gorgeous! Love the bright colours you have used and all the details is fab.
    Thanks for joining su at BTC&G and good luck with the GDT call.
    Lora x

  19. Great card! Love the colors and flowers you chose. Thank you for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.

  20. Wow what a gorgeous easel card, such a cute image and love the colours! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

  21. Oooohhhh Deb, this is such a sweet treat hun!! Amazing creation and the colours are so beautiful & bright together! I am so proud to be on the anything goes DT with you!! As you are also in Manchester, do you go to any craft crops? Love your work hun! Hugs Annie xXx

  22. Very springy colours! I love that you combined this weeks challenge with inspiration from last weeks! Thanks for playing at the OCC this week.

  23. Wow gorjuss the colours are fab. Thanks for joining us at bling it on this month.
    Shell xx

  24. WOW this is fabulous! I love the bright, happy colors you've used. Thanks so much for joining in our 'punches & dies' challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers ... can't wait to see what you create next challenge.

    WnW DT

  25. Gorgeous card! The image is so lovely and the layout you used is great. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafts and Me Challenges.
    Hugs, Karina

  26. This is so sweet, love the papers and colours and such a sweet image.Thanks for taking part this month over on BTC&G.Carolxx


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