Saturday, 7 November 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Easel Card

It's Gina's turn to set the challenge for this week's Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge...and she has chosen the theme of:

'Easel Cards'

I've seen loads of these all over blogland lately...and had been meaning to have a go at one, so this was just the push I needed. I followed the instructions I found on this blog...adjusting the measurements to make a 5 3/4 inch card. I've made my card for my parents' golden retriever, Cassie (she's on the left in my profile picture), who will be celebrating reaching the grand old age of 13 (that's 91 in dog years!) in two weeks' time. So, obviously I had to go with a 'doggy' theme...although I'm sure she'll be more interested in carrying around the empty envelope, than in the card! lol

The image is 'Circus Act' by Penny Black, and the papers are from the 'Cupcakes' pad by BasicGrey...the light blue one has been embossed with the 'Swiss Dots' Cuttlebug folder, and I stamped 'muddy' paw prints across the orange piece. The 'Happy Birthday' is from the 'Anytime Messages' set, and the 'Here Comes Trouble' and 'Paw Prints' stamps are from the 'I Love My Dog' set, both by Hero Arts. I cut out Cassie's name using the Cuttlebug 'Olivia' alphabet, added a few buttons, and tied a bow using some 'bone' print organza ribbon to hold the card front in place.

The card was really easy to make...I'll definitely be having another go...especially after seeing the gorgeous cards that the rest of the design team have created!


Dotty Jo said...

Hi Helen, what a fabulous card - love it! Gorgeous colours and so prettily done. Great stamp, never seen that one before - such fun. Thanks for the signpost to some instructions... never made one of these before so I'm gonna need 'em!
Happy birthday Cassie, please don't tell Custard that you had a birthday card or else he'll want one too! Lol! Jo x

Mandy said...

Love your card Helen....these are deff fab little cards to make!


debby4000 said...

Oh I love the doggies and what a brilliant Easel card.

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hiya Helen. Another great card. Love the papers and the doggies, so cute.
Love Sandra xx

Anonymous said...

loving these easel cards, yours is super cute, love the soft colours & the fab image x

Jill said...

wow Helen this is stunning I love all the dogs sitting on top of one another and your colouring is fab, gorgeous papers too hugs Jill xx

Cathy said...

Fab easel card - love the papers and image.
Cathy xx

Simone said...

Whar a funny card! Fabulous!

Donna said...

Fantastic card Helen, I enjoyed this challenge too and I love your circus act image, it's sooo cute :) Donna x

Whisper said...

Just brilliant and thanks for giving us the website address, to allow us to make one also, Sam x