Thursday 16 September 2010

MAWTT challenge 63 Christmas Easel Card

Well folks it's Thursday again and time for a new challenge at Moving Along with the Times. This week Shell has chosen the theme of Christmas and we have Crafty Sentiments sponsoring us this week. The DT got some lovely Christmas digi images to play with, pop along to the main blog and take a look at their fab creations. I used the snowman couple.

I decided to try my hand at an easel card as I haven't done one for a long time and also keep to my favourite style - vintage. The backing papers are from Crafty Sentiments but I did change the colours a bit by using Photoshop Elements.

The frame is a Spellbinders die and edged with picket fence distress crackle paint to make it look a bit like snow, the image was edge stamped using a TH snowflake stamp. I used DIs to colour the image and added some glitter. The ticket I purchased from Sentiments 4 You and the other bits I found in my collection of Christmas papers and bits and pieces. I have used stickles round the DPs and the ticket.

As I visit other blogs it seems many of you are well on your way to getting your Christmas cards finished, I have only done 3 - still got a long way to go.

Enjoy your Thursday and hopefully some crafting somewhere during the day. I hope to later on.
Take care - luv Brenda xxxx

Challenges to have fun with -
Sketch Saturday - Where I followed their sketch for this week.
CES - Christmas easel card
Our Creative Corner - Fun with folds
Aly's Sunday challenge - Sparkly / glittery
Craft Your Passion - Easel Card
ABC Challenge - Distressing
Crafts and Me - Easels


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun I just love that frame its fab..great easel card (they are my fav, kinda addicted to them lol)
Thanks for joining us this week at CES Challenges
hugs shell xx

Zue said...

Two happy snowmen made me smile.

Sue xxxxx

Lauretta See said...

so sweet.. love that cute image. Thank you for joining us this week on the craft your passion challenge. Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

Just fabulous!Lovely attention to detail.You do vintage so well.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Unknown said...

Awww this is so cute Brenda, love your easel card and those papers are beautiful xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love the card as always, Thanks for your continued support on MAWTT Hxx

Lisa Jane said...

Another fabulous card Brenda - i would never have thought to use the image in a vintage style - you are genius!
I love the colours
Lisa ;)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fab Christmas card Brenda! The image is so sweet and fits in perfectly with the vintage style!


Georgie Hughes said...

Wonderful Christmas card Brenda, I too love these easel cards. Unusual colour combo but you have made them work to perfection.

chris said...

Hello Brenda, I am so in love with this, your work always makes me go wow, out loud this time.
its stunning, you just cant beat easel cards. hugs chris xx

craftymum said...

Hi Brenda
this is such a cute card. Sorry this is such a quick visit but we are amid boxes packing Dan's things for his move to Stoke on Saturday. I haven't started crying yet!!!!
Love sarah x

CraftyJane said...

Great project. There is a new challenge blog, Papercraft Star you might want to check out... they are having a drawing right now.

Anonymous said...

Lovely vintage card! Would you call him "dusty the snowman?" Lol don't mind my bad jokes ;P xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Brenda this is fabulous I adore that image and frame also the papers this is beautiful I love it.
Lorraine x

Claudine Poch said...

How cute! I like how you used your frame die. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Betty Wright said...

Brenda, this is a wonderfully adorable Christmas card! A cute snow couple and you colored them so beautifully! The easel styled card works perfectly, too! Lovely card!

Sheila said...

This is totally adorable I love the cute little snowfolk :-), great card I love it!.
Thanks for joining us this week on CES Brenda.
Sheila xx

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Vicky said...

Gorgeous easel card & I love your image with the fab frame around it. Good luck in the challenge.
Thankyou for joining us at CES Challenges, hope to see you here again.

Hugs Vicky xx

Distressed Miss said...

Such a beautiful card.Wonderful use of colour and distressing.
Thanks for joining us at ABC.

Crafteezee said...

Brenda, this is really cute and love the background papers.

Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x