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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mother's Day Easel Card


The decision to make my second easel card was inspired by Crafty Ann's challenge to try a new technique or one that you haven't done as often as you would like. I have only made one other easel card, but I've been wanting to make another one...just have not been energetic enough to do one. But with a challenge...well there was all I needed. The layout was inspired by The Pixie Cottage's sketch challenge. The colors of pink/white, brown, and olive was inspired by Color Throwdown. These colors make me lean toward vintage and distressing, so the card evolved from there. I used my new script Cuttlebug folder, nesties, and the Home Accents cricut cartridge for the leaves. Embellishments included flowers, stickles, and pearls. The list of all challenges that inspired me to create this card are listed below.

Crafty Ann's - technique not used as often as I would like
The Pixie Cottage - sketch
Color Throwdown - brown, pink/white, olive
Incy Wincy - touchy feely
Sophisticat - embossing
A Spoon Full of Sugar - distress, pearls, glitter
Flourishes Timeless - flowers
Just Buggin' - dry embossing
Simon Says - vintage with flowers
Cute Card Thursday - ribbon
paper Play - Mother's Day
C.R.A.F.T. - ribbon and sparkle
Lexi's Creations - anything goes
Estsy Inspired - October Rose Quartz Pendant from The Enchanted Beehive
Secret Crafter
- Mother's Day
Magical Crafts - for Mum
Practical Scrappers - stamps
Raise the Bar - Three's Company (3 pearls)
Totally Gorguss - flowers
Flutter By Wednesday - open with butterflies

Thanks for looking.

61 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining Incy Wincy With this lovely touchy Feely Project Good luck in the draw

    Liz xx

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  2. Fabulous Kim! I love the effect of the script folder behind your image and embellishments - thank you for joining us at CACB again and I'm really looking forward to showcasing your work as GD in April. Well done on so many challenges too - I'm an absolute novice in comparison!!
    Ann x

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  3. A wonderful easel card! Thank you for joining us for this weeks Practical Scrappers stamp challenge.
    Hugs
    Tanya

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  4. This is so beautiful, a really gorgoues colour combo, love that chocolate and pink, so yummy. Love the texture you've got with that embossing folder, and your embellishments are beautiful. A really gorgeous card :)

    Thank you for joining us at Raise the Bar, hope to see you again next week :)

    Suzi
    xxx

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  5. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at TG
    Love sarah W. XXX
    p.s. still time to enter my blog candy

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  6. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week. Suzie x

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  7. Another beautiful easel card I love the colour of the flowers. Thanks for playing at Magical Crafts.
    Carol Ann xx

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  8. What a lovely card for Mothers' Day, the chocolate and orange colour scheme is great
    Thanks for joining in at MCFC

    Jackie x

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  9. Gorgeous easel card, lovely embossing and colours!

    Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

    Rose x

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  10. fantastic easel card,thankyou for joining us at c.r.a.f.t. this week
    andrea

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  11. Stunning creation thanks for joining us at SCSC

    Christine xx

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  12. I haven't tried one of these cards yet, now I will.

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  13. Lovely card Kim, what gorgeous colours you have picked, love the butterfly, thanks for playing at MCFC, love Steph

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  14. Fabulous card, thanks for playing along with Lexi's Creations
    Anne x

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  15. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

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  16. Lovely card, I really like the flower and those skeleton style leaves!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage!

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  17. Very pretty card with all of that texture and added accents! Thanks so much for joining us this week for Flutter By Wednesday!! :)

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  18. oh how sweet! Thanks for playing along at lexi's creations

    Hugs Lexi xxx

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  19. Beautiful easel card, I love the embossing and the flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for joining in at Magical Crafts this time.
    Hugs, Donna.

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  20. I love easel cards and this one is really gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at TG.

    Kat x

    ps I have blog candy.

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  21. gorgeous card
    Thanks for playing along at Lexis Creations

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  22. Great Easel Card. Bet you glad you gave it another go and well done for fitting it into so many challenges! Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats, hope to see you next week. Hugs Tracy x

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  23. Fantastic easel card. Love the embossing.

    Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter and good luck in the draw.

    Mel X

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  24. This is a beautiful Mothers Day card, love the butterfly image and the Embossing is fab. Thanks for joining the Sophisti-cats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

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  25. Awesome card.
    Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.
    Tami

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  26. Very pretty!! Love the colors!!

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  27. Kim this is just beautiful, many thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

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  28. Love the rich colour scheme on his fab easel card.
    Thank you joining in Crafty Ann's challenge.
    Beryl xx

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  29. Very nice card !
    Love the brown it shows the embossing so well.
    Thanks so much for joining us @ Practical Scrappers
    Wanda:-)

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  30. Beautiful card!! I love the embossing..I am so wanting that folder and can't find it..LOL! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Buggin Challenges!I love the leaves too..will have to remember they are on that cart! Thanks!
    Lynne JB DT

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  31. Beautiful - adore the big flowers you used.

    Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

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  32. What a beautiful Mother's Day easel card! Your color combo and the flowers are a lovely combo! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!
    hugs
    Risa:)

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  33. Oh, How I love easel cards! This one is just fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at Practical Scrappers!

    Kerri

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  34. What a beautiful easel card!! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage and hope to see you again! Good luck!

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  35. Wonderful card, love the embossing. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week.
    Hugs Suzi xx

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  36. I love easel cards and this one is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Sophisti-cat this week.
    Hugs, Diana

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  37. Beautiful creation! Love your choice of color/layout! Great job of covering challenges too!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Raise the Bar this week! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work in the weeks to come!!

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  38. stunning card thanks for joining us at incy this week hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

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  39. Awesome! Glad you joined the fun with us at CACB. Hugs xx

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  40. Gorgeous card Kim, love the brown amd pink together one of my favourite combos, and the splashes of green a wonderful colour addition.

    Thanks for joining us at Magical Crafts.

    Hugs

    Joanne xx

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  41. Kim, what a gorgeous easel card. I do think they are very effective at showing two areas of work whereas you'd only normally only see 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

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  42. love the repeat in the butterfly & flower colors. great take on the sketch from the Pixie Cottage!

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  43. Beautifully done! Thank you for playing along with the Color Throwdown.

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  44. Great easel card!!!

    Thanks so much for participating at Just Buggin'...with two entries!!

    Hope
    JB DT

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  45. absolutely adorable! I just love everything about this card and am so happy you could play with The Pixie Cottage!

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

    Jo and Tigerlover.

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  47. This card is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Just Buggin'.

    Lisa
    JB-DT

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  48. What a fabulous card Kim!
    Love the colour palette on this and that CB folder is gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining in with CACB.

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  49. Pretty card, perfect for Mother's Day :)

    Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations.

    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  50. Oh my goodness, Kim! You made such a beautiful card with the all challenges!! I love the color combo and the easel card. Thank you for playing along FTTC with us.

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  51. What a gorgeous card! Love the flowers and the embossing you did! Thanks for playing with us at Just Buggin!

    Kandi *JB DT*

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  52. very pretty! I love the combination of colors. thanks for playing with us at just buggin!

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  53. This is beautiful! Love your colors.

    Corinna
    practical scrappers

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  54. A beautiful card in great colors. I love the embossing and you did a great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing with us at the Pixe Cottage!

    Hugs, Anne

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  55. Love this card! So pretty with the colors and embossing! Great job! Thanks for playing along at Just Buggin'!
    Stephanie H. *JB DT*

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  56. Great card, Kim. I love those chocolatey colours.

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

    Julie :o)

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  57. This card is so pretty! I love easel cards, and this one is just so sweet. The pearls look perfect with the darker cardstock, thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!

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  58. Stunning creation,just love it very creative Thanks so much for joining MCFC this week sorry did not notice t the beginning

    Liz xx

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  59. Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage for our sketch challenge.
    great card. I love all of the texture, very pretty.
    ~Pam
    http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

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