Friday, 26 February 2010

Mothers Day Easel Card

I decided this year i was going to try not leave anything until the last minute and have managed to stick to my resolution and make my Mothers Day card a couple of weeks early.

This is the first easel card i have tried and i was quite happy with the result.

Products used:
  • Papers - K&Co papers and blue and off white pearl cards
  • Stamped Image - Lilli of the Vally.
  • Letters - Cut using cuttlebug dies.
  • Paper Lace - Cut using Martha Stewart doily border punch.
  • Embellishments - Pearls, ribbon, flowers from stash, leaf punched from card
  • Greeting - Printed from computer.
  • Tools used - Cuttlebug machine and dies, Oval Nestabilites, Leone M leaf punch, Distress inks (Old paper, Antique Linen and Walnut stain), Marvy Le Plume Pens, Glossy Accents, Martha Stewart Doily Punch and glitter.

I stamped the image and water coloured it using Marvy Le Plume pens, printed the greeting from the computer. The edges of the image, greeting, mat and papers were all edged with a combination of distress ink and the edge of the image and the mat for the "MUM" letters were stamped with a small flourish stamp and matted everything onto blue pearl card.

I cut two strips of co-ordinating paper and using the Martha Stewart Doily punch to create a paper lace effect and edged them with distress inks.

I covered a piece of mountboard with the K&Co paper, cut letter from it using a cuttlebug dies, edged with distress inks and coated with glossy accents and crystal glitter.

I then assembled the card using ribbons, pearls, stamen and flowers from my stash and punched out leaves to embellish it.

As another first have decided to enter this for a few of the challenges that inspired me in various ways.

Hopefully none of these challenges mind me combining challenges, but if so please e-mail me.



  1. Hi Hun xx Just found you over at Do Crafts..i think your blog is fab..your cards are gorgeous..and i wish you luck in the challenges Hugs Clare xx

    Ive become a follower x

  2. A stunning card and a beautiful colour combi.

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

    Mel X

  3. oh wow adorable, love this cute image you have used, your mum will just love this i'm surry, thanks for playing along with craftycatz, x carol

  4. Beautiful - adore all the elements you used. The image is just fantastic too.

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

  5. Beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  6. Wow, your easel-card is just beautiful. Like all the details, you've added.

    Thanks for playing with us at Hanna & Friends. Hope to see you again next week.

    Hugs, Kiki

  7. Your card is absolutly gorgeous! I really like it!
    Thanks for joining us at Hanna and friends!

  8. What a wonderful card!!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends this week.


  9. Wow a fab easel card your Mum will love this.
    Thanx for joining us this week at Crafty Catz.
    Trish (-:

  10. Oh that's so pretty, Carolyne. Gorgeous image, lovely colours and layout too.

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

    Julie :o)