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Hi, my name is Jill. I am a stay at home Mummy, born in Scotland and living in Dubai. I love to scrapbook, make hand-crafted cards and paper projects. I am a full-time mummy to Adam and have a wonderful husband and great family. I love stamping and being creative. I lie awake at night thinking up new designs! Does everyone do this or is it just me? :) Thanks for stopping by. Jill x

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My 1st Easel card!

Good morning all,

Well, i have a new addition to my card family today, my first ever 'easel' card!  i have always admired easel cards but until now i have given them a wide berth.  To me, they looked way too complicated so to be honest, i didnt even give them a second thought however last night i decided tonights the night, i gotta give it a go and several hours later i made my first easel card.  If i am honest, i am quite proud of my attempt but i have made it into a Birthday card for my best friend (my Mum) so i cannot share it with you all yet! It is completely different from anything else i have done from the design, the stamping, the colours etc.  All will be revealed towards the end of March!
However, you know me, i cannot leave things alone in my crafty room so this morning i made another one! Totally different from last nights, more my usual style. Here it is.... my 1st easel card on blog land!

and a sideways view

Materials used:
White & brown cardstock
Me to You patterned paper pack (pink & white polka dot)
Ki Memories paper pack
Lace and buttons from stash
Stampin UP! sentiment
EK Success corner rounder
Martha Stewart border punch
Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink (cant live without distress inks!) lol
Tilda stamp

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Flutter By Wednesday #189 - LOVE recipe (L= 2 or more Layers, O= have an Odd number of embellishments, V=have the color Violet on your creation, E= you can use any color Except red).http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com/2012/02/flutter-by-wednesday-189.html

Allsorts Challenge Blog Week 141 - Free and Easy February http://www.allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/

OSAAT Challenge Blog Challenge #100 - Anything Goes http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/p/blog-candy.html

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 133 - Recipe ( 2 papers, 3 embellishments & 1 image)http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/2012/02/challenge-133-recipe.html

Sentimental Sundays Challenge #89 - Shaped cards http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/2012/02/challenge-89-shaped-cards.html
Thank you to everyone who passes by and especially to those who take the time to leave a comment.  Best wishes to you all, Jill x


  1. Wow! I wish my early easel cards had turned out this well, Jill. Darling Tilda image and I'm loving that flowery paper!

  2. Wow, Jill, this is GORGEOUS! I have yet to make an easel card, myself! I tend to stay away from fancy folds even though Beate makes them looks SO easy! This really did turn out FABULOUS! LOVE the papers and the LO!

    Happy Valentine's Day!


  3. This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

  4. gorgeous card jill.the image is so pretty and i love your stunning colours and design :D

    xx coops xx

  5. Gorgous card, thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs, and good luck.

    Caz x Incy Wincy DT

  6. Cute card.Thanks for joining us at sentimental sundays this week.

  7. Beautiful easel card. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge!

  8. Lovely card nice clean look to it! Love the rounded corners too! So great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)

    Please consider turning off word verification it puts people off leaving comments and also makes commenting hard for DT members... I have had to generate the words about 7 times to find something I could read :(

  9. This is so awesome! Love the fold! Love the layout! Thank you so much for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time. Best of luck in the draw!
    Karen C (OSAAT DT)

  10. You did beautiful job on your first Easel card. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya


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