Saturday 2 April 2011

Easel Card Instructions!

I was chatting to a friend recently who said she didn't like to make easel cards as she felt people didn't understand how they should display them.
This came up in conversation with someone again today so I thought I'd share with you the instructions that I include with easel cards.

This is an Easel Card

To display your card,

Place on a flat surface

Slide the front section back at

The fold and tuck it behind the

Raised greeting underneath.

I have made up a word doc. which contains this instruction 12 times. I wasn't sure how to add it to the post but I'll happily email it if anyone wants a copy!
If this helps one person my work here is done! lol
Thanks for popping in!
:Dawn xxx

Wednesday 30 March 2011

A Card & A New Blogging Buddy!

Hi all!
Today's card is for a Baby Boy!

I love lemon & blue together!
The image was a freebie eons ago from Cuddly Buddly! I'm not sure if you can still pick it up at their fab website!
I coloured the image with promarkers then cut it out with an oval nestie!

The matt behind is paper from my stash which I cut out with an oval scalloped nestie
 The sentiment is from The Crafty Pad Designs.
I coloured it with promarkers, cut out with a scalloped circle nestie then mounted it on some foam tape for dimension.The lemon matt is self sdhesive vellum.
The card base is a scalloped square shaped.

I added ribbon from my stash & some buttons through which I have threaded the same ribbon.
A clean & simple project.
 I'd like to say a big welcome to my lateset follower Leah Anne a big wave & thanks for following! Don't forget to check out her awesome blog when you get a chance! What she does with little Tilda is out of this world!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafts & Me Use Yellow -Wed
The Creative Cottage White/ Blank Space-Wed
Creative Card Crew For a Child
Digital Tuesday For The Kids
Magical Monday Use a Shaped Card

Monday 28 March 2011

Happy Monday

Good morning all, I hope Monday finds you all well & looking forward to the week ahead!
Here's my latest DT card for the Monthly Challenge over at My Grafico!

This week the ladies on the Design Team were given this line art sketch by Mujka Chic to work with you can find it here!

Do pop over to the other DT ladies' beautiful blogs & leave them some love when you get a moment! We all like to know what you think of our work,
To make this weeks card, I used a shaped card blank to make a twisted easel.
I inked the edges with pink, using a sponge.

The image was coloured with promarkers & cut out using a nestie! I used spring colours as Lilies alway make me think of spring!
This is the first time I have tried to cut out a shape which is outide of the nestie & I think it worked quite well.
There are lots of tutorials out there which show you how to do it!
I inked the edges with the same pink.

The sentiment was computer generated & cut out with a smaller nestie from the same set.
The papers I have used were from my stash, I've had them forever! 
They are from a pack of papers which were hand made in India.
The green ribbon, which you can just about see in the pic,was from my stash! 
The MUM letters are glitterations stickers from Anita's. (This card is for my lovely mother-in-law, Joyce, for Mother's Day! Shhhhhhh!)
 I also added a few gems just to finish it off.
Thanks for stopping by!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Going Gray at Scrap-Creations Spring Has Sprung  (Spring colours & flowers)(Tues)
By The Cute & Girly Springtime (Monthly)
Digi Doodles Shop's Best Ribbons & Bows (Thurs)
Allsorts For A Special Lady (Sat)
Craft Your Days Away For Mum or A Special Lady (Sat)
Craft Emma's Die Cut Crazy (Sat)
Creative Inspirations Mother's Day/Mum
ECP Challenges For Mum
Little Claire's Pink & Green (2wk Sat)
Shannon's Sentiments Spring Colours
Totally Gorjuss Spring Is Sprung
Delicious Doodles Floral Fantasy
Creative Cowgirls Easter/Spring (Sun)
Creative Inspiration Paint Inspired By Flowers
Sparkles Forum Springtime
Crafts & Me Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters Anything Goes
Pink Paper Paradise Anything Goes
Paper Playtime Anything Goes
Paper Cupcakes Pink Yellow & green
Paper Crafting Journey For The Ladies In Your Life

Sunday 27 March 2011

New Website For Crafty Pad Designs! 2 New Followers Too!

I've just got back from the new Crafty Pad Design Website!
You really must go & pay a visit to check it out, just click the pic & away you go!
Designer & site owner Debbie Moore has loads of fab images & sentiments which you can download instantly! I know she has plans for more to be added so watch this space!!!
I have to add a big welcome wave & a big hello to Carrie & to Janet! Thanks for Joining us ladies!
Don't forget to stop by their awesomme blogs & say Hi!