Monday, 7 March 2011

Happy Birthday To Me!!! My First Triple Easel Card. Oh And I Have A Candy Winner!!

Firstly sorry I'm very late with this post - I've had one of those weeks where everything that can wrong has gone wrong! I was already going to be slightly late with the post, but then events took a rapid and unexpected turn for the worse and DS ended up being admitted to hospital for an emergency operation on Friday. Thankfully he's home now and seems to making a speedy recovery.

OK so I think an explanation is required - it's not my actual birthday, just the card I would like to receive. Now before you all go thinking that I've completely lost the plot, I'd better explain what this all about! Oh you guessed already? That's right, it's the new challenge over at Delicious Doodles - make the birthday card you would like to receive. We're sponsored this week by the fantastic FunkyHand who are going to provide the winner with a copy of the Craft The Year Away CD. As always the girls on the DT have produced some amazing creations for your inspiration, so please do go checkout their blogs (links are in the sidebar) to see what they've been upto.

I decided that as I love fairies and ink that "my" birthday card would have to contain these elements, then I thought about my favourite colour and that was where I hit a stumbling block! I don't really have a favourite colour, it's more like colours! So I decided that I'd use each and every colour that I fancied using!!! For those of you who have followed me for anytime, you will remember that I love experimenting, so when I saw a triple aspect easel card being demonstrated the other week I decided that I'd have a play and make my own. So drumroll please........... here's my birthday card.


Firstly I created my base card using plain white cardstock from The Papermill. I then inked up some cheap old copier paper and used it to line the back and inside of the card. The background has been created with Distress Inks upon which I've stamped leaves, grasses and flowers with my new Martha Stewart Peg Stamp Starter Kit.

I've used two images, Mushroom Fairy and Fairy Seats from Delicious Doodles. Both images have been coloured with Promarkers and then decoupaged. The fairy has been given a liberal dusting of Sakura Gel Pen, Stickles and Glossy Accents and the red part of the Fairy Seats have been coated with Glossy Accents.

The flowers have been punched using my Nellie Snellen 5 Petal Embossing Punch. I've then placed some 3mm yellow rhinestones in the centres to add a bit more shimmer and shine. The butterflies have been punched from pink cardstock using a Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly Punch. They've then been stickled to within an inch of their lives.

Now the bit you've all been waiting for....... the winner of my followers candy!! Before I announce the winner I'd just like to say a huge thank you to each and everyone of you who follows this blog and is kind enough to take the time to leave a comment. I just wish that I had enough pennies to send you all some candy. Anyway, I chucked all 63 entries into Mr Random Generator and he selected number 25

Which is Maggie. Congratulations hun, if you'd like to send me an email with your snail mail address I'll get your prize out to you asap.

Remember if I don't hear from the winner within 7 days of this post, then I will do a redraw.

Thanks for stopping by

Claire xx

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Pink Elephant - Springtime
The Crazy Challenge - Lovely Ladies
Kaboodle Doodles - Go green
Magical Mondays - Spring Colours
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Anything goes
Card Cupids - Anything goes
Gingerloft Challenge - Flowers
Catch The Bug - Anything goes
Challenge Up Your Life - Fairytales
Little Claire's - Flowers
Simply Create - Flowers
Stamp Something - Use a digi
Wags n Whiskers - More than one fold
Crafty Purple Frog - Things with wings
Delightful Challenges - Welcome Spring
DYSU - Green
Paper Crafting Journey - Things with wings
Bearly Mine - Birthday Card
Bunny Zoes - Flowers
Die Cut Dreams - Spring Garden Scene
Passion For Promarkers - Sugar Rush

70 comments:

  1. Wow Claire your card is amazing! It looks so 3d I want to reach out and pick up the fairy. Sorry to hear about your son hope he gets well soon. I'd missed you on MSE.

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  2. WOWWEE hun! This is FREEKIN' AMA-ZING!!!

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  3. WOW!!! that is amazing!!!

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  4. That is an absolutely gorgeous card, and as it is not really your birthday, and it is mine (tomorrow) I will pretend it's mine coz I don't have the imagination to make anything near as fabulous for myself. Hope your son is on the mend xxx

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  5. Happy Birthday Claire!!!! That card is amazing!!!!
    Congrats to the winner of your candy too!!! (Have fun with your prize!)

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  6. Happy, happy Birthday to you. And this card is totally amazing!!!!
    Hugs Nat

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  7. Beautiful card and gorgeous colouring. Thanks for playing along at Magical Mondays
    Marion

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  8. Such a gorgeous card Claire. Love the design and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

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  9. An amazing card Claire, such a lovely feel to it with the colours and fairy! Thanks for joining us at PfP this week.

    Hugs Ida

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  10. Oh My Goodness, wow wee!!! this is an amazing piece of work it must have taken you for ever. its BEAUTIFUL.
    HUGS CHRIS XX

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  11. Oh my word, Claire what a stunning card! So sorry to read about your hectic week, hope your DS is ok, big hugs xxx

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  12. Your card is brilliant! Happy Birthday!

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  13. Hi Claire! Really loves your card! Very beautiful result!

    Thanks for joining Pfp this week:=)

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  14. WOW!!!!! Claire that is one of the most fabulous cards I've seen. It's like the setting for a fairytale. It's gorgeous, those toadstools look real! Fab Fab Fab!!!!

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  15. Beautiful- a magical card. Thank you for joining Little Claires Blog Challenge.xxGaynor LCDT

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  16. Just a beautiful creation I'm loving it!

    Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxx

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  17. Only one thing to say - WOW. Your card is amazing.Love it. Thanks for joining us at PfP.
    Hugs :o)

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  18. This is a truly stunning card! I am totally bowled over by it! Gonna have to look at what else you do now....

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  19. Hi Claire, what a gorgeously girly card! I love the image and your colouring is fab. Great choice of papers and the unusual shape is stunning. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x
    p.s. I hope you're son recovers from his op really soon.

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  20. Fabulous, stunning, gorgeous, fantastic card. I love it. You must have an endless amount of patience!

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  21. Wow! I would like to receive this card too!! Thanks for joining us at Little Claire for our Blog Challenge. Carol s. LCDT x

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  22. Lovely card! Love your images and all the wonderful embellishments! Thanks for playing the challenge at Delightful Challenges. Please join us again next week.

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  23. Hope DS makes a speedy recovery! Beautiful card! I'd like to receive it too. I love the fairy and the mushrooms.

    Jennifer

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  24. Happy Birthday! Your card is really wonderful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun this week at DYSU! It’s so fun to see so many different takes on our Green challenge!

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  25. Gorgeous. I have never seen a triple aspect easel card. Great! Thanks for sharing with us at Gingerloft Challenges! :) Gale

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  26. DAMN! How do you close this gorgeous, hell-loads-of-work-done thingy? Brilliant job! Thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft!

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  27. WOW!!Stunning, elegant card. Where did you see the tutorial on making this? It is just beautiful with the images you chose and your special shading and coloring. XX

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  28. Hi hun,
    sorry to hear your fiasco, as long as your DS is on the mend now though eh... I bet you were worried sick.

    Your card is fab, I love the design, I haven't seen one like that before, its wonderful, I love the scene you created with all the different stamps

    Fantastic job hun!!!!
    x
    Vicky

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  29. oh hun sorry to hear,about your DS hope,things are okay now,just adore this card hun its just stunning,brilliant layout hugs cheryl xxxxx

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  30. wow claire!!this is absolutely fantastic.stunning image and shape and your colours and details are beautiful.
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

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  31. This is amazing.first triple easal card I've seen! Thanks for playing the magical mondays spring challenge.

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  32. congrats to you and to the winner! Thanks for giving us the chance to win something! Hope yr son will e better soon.

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  33. love this, the mushrooms are awesome hun

    theres a little something for you on my blog

    Hugs
    Judie xx

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  34. Hi Claire
    A stunning card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful challenges,Happy Birthday
    Hugs Dianne xx

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  35. Wonderful card! Love everything about it. Stunning image and fabby look of the card. Just great! Thanks for playing with us over at Bearly Mine this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  36. thanks you for taking time to pass my blog and afcourse i will keep an eye on yr blog in the future! Thanks for yr lovely words too.

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  37. Fabulous card and fun twist for a challenge. Hope DS recovers quickly.

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  38. OMG this is stunning. Love verything about it!! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

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  39. Wow this is gorgeous, I really love it! Hope your DS is ok. x

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  40. Clare this is just stunning! Thank you for joining in at The Crazy Challeges this week!

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  41. wow awesome card Claire, this is fantastic, love it
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge again this week
    hugs
    Miranda

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  42. wow, what a fabulous project! Thank you so much for entering it in the DCD spring garden challenge and good luck!

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  43. Amazing card so much detail. Sorry to hear about your son glad he's on the mend.

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  44. This is over-the-top gorgeous! Oh, and now we have a triple slanted easel card?! I can't keep up with all these new folds. I absolutely love your card. And Happy Birthday.
    Thank you for joining our GREEN challenge at DYSU. Good luck!

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  45. Really beautiful card Claire, fabulous work by you. So sorry to read the news about your DS - hope he's on course for a speedy recovery.

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  46. Absolutely gorgeous Claire.Sorry to hear about your Son.xxx

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  47. WOW! Just - WOW! There is no way you would ever take this card down if you received it would you.

    OK - so are you going to let us in on where you get one? You know - the magic time altering Harry Potter watch that you obviously have? How the flip did you manage to create something like this with all the rest of what was going on? Hope DS is on the mend now.

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  48. Oh my goodness, just AMAZING!!
    Thanks so much for playin along with this week's Catch The Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you'll join us again soon!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min

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  49. happy birthday and congrats on your 1st easel card because it's stunning!

    thank you for playing along with us at paper crafting journey's things with wings challenge!

    xo
    sarabeth-dt

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  50. Wow that is a stunning card!! Gorgeous images and colouring and I love the flowers!

    Esme x

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  51. Claire you've made my day! Thank you! :)

    Will send you an email in a second. :))

    Maggie
    x

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  52. Wow your card is fabulous!
    Love your gorgeous colors and such pretty papers and detail!
    So happy that you have joined us at Bearly Mine.....

    Hugs
    Judith

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  53. My God...i just LOVE your card. Love everything about it. Where can i find the tutorial to make triple easel card?

    Thanks for playing with us on CYP (Craft Your Passion.

    Shatam ;0)

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  54. WOW! That's an amazing card! Just WOW!!!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Card Cupids .

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  55. Fabulous easel card, and great images you've used for it too. Thanks for playing along this week at BMC.
    hugs
    Donna xx

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  56. I almost fell on the floor! WOW! I have never seen a triple easel card and yours is spectacular! The image is beautiful and the colouring is gorgeous!!!
    Well done :)
    After all that.....
    Thanks so much for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges :)
    huggs
    Lynn xx

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  57. Stunning project x
    Thanks for sharing it with us and playing along at papercrafting journey this week x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

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  58. This card is so adorable. Wonderful image and love how you colored the image. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for our March Anything Goes Challenge!! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

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  59. I love your choice of images and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  60. I never came across a triple aspect easel card before. This is wonderful. Is there any tutorial for this?

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  61. Wow that card is amazing, you are so very talented

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  62. wow this is mega creative. !!!!!!!!!!

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Creative Card Crew ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

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  63. Gorgeous card, love the ideea of a triple easel card

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  64. Nice post. I like the way you start and then conclude your thoughts. Thanks for this information .I really appreciate your work, keep it up

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  65. Nice information, many thanks to the author. It is incomprehensible to me now, but in general, the usefulness and significance is overwhelming. Thanks again and good luck!

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  66. so lovely, I cant wait to try and copy you, you are so clever xx

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  67. Hi Claire, Your card is stunning.. I love everything about it..
    Hugs
    Sylvie xx

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