Sunday, 13 February 2011

"Sundays with Santa" - Easel Card

Good Morning Ladies, well its not really here in Gloucestershire its absolutely throwing it down, hubby did say yesterday we were in for some heavy rain and he wasnt wrong as its been raining since about 12 oclock last night its such a shame as yesterday was gorgeous and mild, but there you are the English weather has us all beat and will do its own thing.
Anyway todays card has been created for Pops "Sunday's with Santa" challenge and this week it was my turn to decide what the theme was and I chose Easel card. I was intriqued by Lorraine's double easel card she created this week and wanted to know if I could make one to, and guess what its easier than you think instead of folding the front piece across the middle you fold it corner to corner and bobs your uncle, the only thing youve got to remember is when you fold it back down flat you dont force it as has to turn to lay flat again the other piece.
Anyway Ive used this image of Edwin on his sledge and coloured it again with my copic pens, after which I cut him out with my rotatrim, the mount is white pearlescent card, the sentiment is one of the whimsey seal ones thats been stamped and cut out with a circle die then mounted on a scalloped one.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with two first mounts of white pearlescent card and one of two papers from the Nitwit Downloads, the first a white paper with coloured snowflakes on, and the second a red strip with a similar snowflake design, across the middle Ive wrapped a red and holly ribbon around and attached it to the back of the first mount, Ive then stuck both these base layers to my card base, and my mounted image in the centre of the top one and the sentiment in the middle of the base one.
I do hope that if youd like to start making a stash of Christmas cards ready for this year its a good idea to join out present team of girls even if you only come a couple of times a month youd soon start to have a pile of them by December. I should also say theres no prize so you not in competition with any one its just a bit of fun.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

20 comments:

Marie said...

Really sweet card. Lovely creation!
Love n hugs
Marie

Elborgi said...

love it- here is in some parts of teh country snow again! Thnaks god here is sunny!
Hugs
Elma

heidy said...

Gorgeous card Shirley!!
Hugs Heidy

Crafty Chris said...

Beautiful Shirley I was wondering what we where doing this week,
Chris x

Janette said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, do like that fold....raining cats and dogs here as well, so your not alone, yesterday was so mild, just like spring, but like you say, this is England, what else do we expect...lol..xxx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

That looks just gorgeous....love the colors and the images......

Hugs
Judith

Rainmac said...

Beautiful card Shirley, LOVE that image and the card style is fab x

Sadilla said...

I love your card dear!! The colour combo is lovely, and the layout so nice! =)
hugs
sadia

Shirl said...

Hi Shirley.
Terrific easel card. I love this card fold. As always, lovely image and colouring. You can work magic with your Copic pens!

Hugs,
Shirl xx

dolcreations said...

This is such a cute Easel card! I love the twist!

gina g said...

Beautiful card Shirley i love the shape too. luv gina xx

Rach said...

A gorgeous Easel card Shirley,
I have still to try this way .. xxx

Rosis Stöberseite said...

Shirley, your card and the subject are so beautiful, but I need no more snow. Because of me he can take the sled on the grass. * haha *
Hugs
Rosi

McCrafty's Cards said...

gorgeous card, I like the image and the card shape.
Kevin xx

Claudia´s kleine Bastelwelt said...

Hi Shirley, a wonderful card you show us again. The image is very nice.
Even if I don´t see any more snow, it snowed again with us.

Hugs Claudia

Sue said...

Hi Shirley
aww this is gorgeou, great image & colouring, luv the twist easel card, fab ribbon, sue,x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous Shirley, love it.
luv
Debby

Melodie said...

Gorgeous card, dear Shirley. The image is really cute.
Hugs
Melodie

Becca Fabozzi said...

this is such a sweet card! I love seeing Edwin on cards, as I feel he does not get the recognition he should, he is just adorable!!! Thank you so much for joining us at DCD Christmas Club

Patty said...

I have this image and this is one of the best cards I have seen with him. You have been so busy and have created some lovely cards. I love the red it really pops against the white. Great Job!