Thursday, 11 November 2010

G is for Gifts - and lots of Glitter + a surprise package arrived today

Back on track again now that the excitement after yesterday is over and here is the G card in the Alphabet Series.

Once again I decided to go for something different - this time an easel card, only the second one I've ever attempted :)

Goodness knows why but I decided on a aqua/turquoise/peach colour combo - not particularly Christmassy but the design paper is from the Docrafts Penelope & Percy A5 Paper Pack which is winter themed and that is snowflakes in the background.

The image is another digi from the Digi Stamp Boutique - Birthday Zoe - again, not a particularly Christmas themed image but it fitted in with my 'G for Gifts' theme.

Once again I remembered to list the Promarkers I used:

Skin: Blush, Ivory & Soft Peach
Hair: Burnt Sienna, Caramel & Vanilla
Crown: Pastel Yellow & Ruby
Dress: Soft Peach, Vanilla & the Blender
Gift Boxes: Denim Blue, Pastel Blue, PastelYellow & Ruby
Shoes: Apricot
Shading: Cool Grey 1

As you can see, she got the glitter treatment, and then some; gold, silver, red (Papermania) and blue (bought at Tesco a few years ago for the grandchildren to craft with and not the most satisfactory, the granules are too chunky.)

I didn't do much to the inside of this card - just a simple panel of that lovely spotty paper matted on to turquoise pearlescent card to decorate the back but a bit more decoration to the panel at the front. The sentiment is a stamp that came free with the October edition of Craft Stamper, stamped in Versamark then embossed with gold powder and adhered with foam dimensionals.

Other materials used: Prima Essentials Flights of Fancy flowers, e.line flat-backed pearls brads, brads and ribbon from my stash, origin unknown now.

The lovely lace trim is a Magnolia doily lace strips cut die bought online from Poppy's Cabin. Of course, the card folds flat for posting.

Before I go I have to tell you about the surprise package I received today - I've won a freebie! I make a point of shooting off postcards for any freebies that I fancy when they are offered in a magazine and then promptly forget I have done so - in this case Quick Cards Made Easy magazine, Issue 79. Hence the surprise when this complete set of Series 1 of the SWALK stamps + the disk from Crafters Companion arrived totally unannounced. I think that is the only issue I have :)

Bye for now


Jackie said...

Lovely card, love the spotty paper :o)
Jackie xx

Jackie said...

Hi Elizabeth, it's me again :o)
FSS is Fred She Said and his store is at
Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Its took me a while to pop over sorry....hope you forgive me, I have a knack of being like a snail when it comes to blogging because I am not so great on the computer....
Anyway, thanks so much for you comment today.

Seems like we are celebrating here...Well done you, bet you were well chuffed...What a fabulous prize...

Back to you now...I love your card, I have a thing for easel cards, they have such a fabulous use and are more easier to make as in the mechanics not the decorating...

I love your design, the image is so cute, the glitter looks fab and all your other details with the flowers and ribbon is gorgeous...

So much attention to detail...
Love it!!!

Christa said...

This is a lovely easelcard. Beautifull colouring and glittering ! Love from Holland , Christa.

Maggie's Crafts said...

LOVE YOUR CARD! It's so adorable. :)