Saturday, March 6, 2010

Trying Something New

I did it; made my first easel card. It only took me two attempts. Perhaps its making the cards so late that does it to me. This card is for my February Grab Bag Swap. I know I'm late but in my defence, my March cards are done.

Each month the hostess sends six copies of one image, with matching sentiments, DP and embellishments. We are to make four different cards and mail one out to each member of our group. I always seem to struggle to get started and then once I get into it, I'm quite disappointed to run out of supplies and images. It's such a great way for me to get out of my comfort zone. Otherwise I find I end up making the same cards over and over.

This card fits the following challenges:
Lily of the Valley - Easel Card
Crafty Ann - New fold or Technique
Stamp Something - Something Girly. I'm certainly not giving this to DH!
Stampavie - Spring
By the Cute and the Girly - Spring is in the Air
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Flower Power
Craft Challenge - Mothers Day/Flowers


  1. This is so beautiful Christine and very elegant. It's hard to believe that it's your first easel card - I think you'll be making more now. Thank you for making Crafty Ann's one of your challenges.
    Ann x

  2. Wow brilliant easel card, doesn't look like my first one lol. Love the fresh feel to it. Thanks for sharing at BTC&G this month.

  3. Hello Christine

    This is just adorable, so pretty and delicate.

    Thank you for joining my Spring there at By the Cute an Girly this month.

    B x

  4. What a beautiful card Christine.
    I love the colour combo you've used and well done on your first Easel fold, it looks gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining in with CACB.

  5. Such a pretty card, the colours are lovely and I love the image! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
    Georgia xx

  6. Oh my Christine this is one beautiful card and I am so thrilled that you made it an easel fold...they are fun aren't they....thank you so much for joining us at CACB

    Lorraine x

  7. Such a sweet card and very pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge. Caroline x

  8. This is a gorgeous Easel card lovely coliurs too, thank you for joining us at LOTV this time, hugs pops x x x

  9. Love the soft colours you have used on this great card. Love the flower design on the main image.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's challenge.
    Beryl xx

  10. Lovely card, really pretty colours, thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

    Rose x

  11. Christine, congratulations on making your first easel card. It has turned out lovely. I don't think it will be long before you do another one!!

    Thank you for taking the time to enter this into the Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight. I was lucky enough to be a Guest Designer this month so I am looking at all the lovely creations and seeing how others interpreted the challenge.

    Take care and my best wishes, Kym xxx

  12. Great card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  13. I absolutely love your easel card chicksie - it's so pretty and the colours are just gorge. Thank you for joining us this week at LOTV, hugs, Dawny xxx

  14. Nice work! Thanks for joining us at CACB this time!

  15. Gorgeous card! Love the softness and girlyness of it!

  16. What a pretty card!
    Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month.
    Lora x