Friday, 13 November 2009

YIPEE my 1st Easel Card at long last, Song Lyrics and an Award

Well I have made you wait too long for this, I am such a naughty girl making hints and making you wait.  I have taken since Tuesday to make this EASEL CARD, which I am going to enter into The Secret Crafter challenge, which is asking for these cards.   I cannot follow instructions very well, also my computer does not work in the shed, so I was running up and down re-watching a video that I found on you tube.....but I refused to give up, I used the Snowman papers that I bought a while back and will probably use this for my oldest sons Xmas card as he has been asking for a there it is on the card...LOL. I used the raised snow to keep the card up, I hope you like it and I apologise for being naughty......

I also made a card for Penny Black Saturday challenge, they wanted Song Lyrics as a theme, so I used my Jingle Bell stamp from Popcorn Bears set and teamed it up with these gorgeous PB mice, singing their hearts out, I inked the edges with various Alchohol inks, think I am struggling with this technique, not came out as good as I had hoped.  I kept the card simple trying in my mind to make a Curtained Stage with not sure if it worked out as well as I had hoped, but hope you like it.  I think I went to far with the liquid embossing, to gloss up the keyboard....

Last but most certainly not least Cheryl my great mate at Sophisticats gave me a Kreative Blogger Award, she is such an inspiration to me, and I hope that you all pop over and leave some comments on her stunning creations.....thanks Cheryl, I have decided to pass this award onto 5 blogging buddies who have supported me along the way and never fail to make an appearance on my blog, their comments are so important, as are all of you, I know I am struggling to keep up with everyone at the minute, but I promise you that you are all very important to me.....the people I have choosen are
  1. Wilma
  2. Jan
  3. Julia
  4. Sari
  5. Janet
Thanks again for popping by, I am sorry that this is such a large post, and hope you have not fallen asleep, bored out off your minds....LOL, have a great Friday, I am off to try and catch up with some off you. Hugs Avril xxxx


xxNikkixx said...

cards are gorgeous love you loads xxxxx

Stephanie said...

Amazing cards - so clever, I'll have to give it a go, thanks for the inspiration hun!

Have a great weekend
Love Steph xxx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

these are fabulous! and i love the music one.

i haven't tackled an easel card yet - tho' it does look easy. look how long it took me to do a shaker card - LOL.


Poppy said...

great cards, Love easel cards they always look great, congratulations on your award.

Teri said...

Hey you naughty girl!!
Great work with that easel card, and cheeky joke on the Kilt for the son!!
Those mice are cute too!
Teri x

Terry Oulboub said...

Avril, what beautiful cards you have here; all so colorful and lovely. The snowmen dancing with the kilts on - very cute! I love the velum overlays of the other card and the sweet images! Just super sweet! Thanks for the well wishes on my blog! You're such a sweetheart!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Avril Ann,
These are great cards. I particularly like the Snowman card it is so classic. Well done on your award.
Fiona x

Mandy said...

Hi Avril,gorgeous cards love them both..thank you so much for the award sorry I haven't taken it yet but I will sort it over the weekend it means alot to me..
Mandy xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Thank you A, it's very sweet of you to think of me in awarding terms! I love the cards..the alcohol inks...I kinda gave up..gone back to a sponge and inkpad!

Wilma said...

Super cards Avril-i just love those wee mice singing jingle bells -and must try an easel card sometime. And.....a big thanks you for the award i'll put it on my blog right now:)

Kath said...

fabulous card your adorable image and perfect for your song choice...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxxxx

JanJay said...

Thanks so much honey for thinking of me, so kind of you. I love your easel card, I keep meaning to do one and I admire your perseverance in running back and forth to your shed! It was worth it though as it's a gorgeous card.

Jan xx


Fabulous cards Avril
Hugs Dianne xx

Merry said...

Love both of your cards. Especially the Easel Card....still something that is on my 'to do' list.

Jackie said...

Fab pair of cards, I have yet to make an easel card :o)
Jackie xx

Jacqui said...

Just love your Easel card Avril.. you have a beautiful blog.. and just love your cards .. it is always a pleasure to nip by and see your wonderful creations xx