Friday, 19 March 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge - easel cards

Woohoo! Friday is here and that means it's time for another challenge at Just Magnolia. This week we would like to see easel cards for your entries. I do love this style of card don't you!? I made this one for my Brother and SIL to give to my Mum on Mother's Day. I also combined it with two challenges: Colour Create challenge where they want to see mint, chocolate and cream mmmm; and I used the gorgeous sketch by Jacque at Friday Sketchers even though I knew it would be too late to enter by the time I posted this, because I just loved the sketch! The mint paper is by K&Co and the cream paper is by Magnolia.
I have coloured Tilda with distress inks and stamped a Stempelglede grunge stamp around the edges using bundled sage distress ink. I've stitched around the image and all the papers.

I have made the flowers from some of the Magnolia paper using EK success punches. The brads are from the Hobby House and the button is from my stash. I thought it was perfect to tie in with the wooden spoon Tilda is holding! The ribbon and lace are both from my stash.

I added a few more flowers using the smallest EK success punch and attached a gorgeous Teapot charm from Whiff of Joy.

I love experimenting with different things to hold the easel card up. This is the first time I've used a bow for it but I think it is my favourite so far! It makes the card a little bulky in the envelope but I think it looks gorgeous when displayed! The sentiment I designed on the computer and I have stamped and stitched it to match the image mat.

Hope you like it and can join us this week! Have a look at the rest of the DT's inspirational cards here! Thanks for looking x


Anonymous said...

Hi Jane
love the card, the colour's go so well together, also liked the idea of the button matching the wooden spoon. Thanks for your advice on the colouring on the flower's.
Sandra (craftynan)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Jane :-) perfect image for a Mother's day card and I agree ,, the ribbon looks fantastic ! :-) I love the papers and embellies you used too ,, the teapot charm is fab ! LOVE that ! :-)

Lols x x x

bluebell said...

hi jane, i am gettin to like the esal cards. love the colours you have used, lovebluebell x.

Andrea said...

I adore this card and how amazing is that little teapot charm. It is such a classy card x

Sharon said...

Hi Jane,

Love the cute charm and the lovely handmade flowers. The timber button looks great.
Beautiful card.

Sharon x

Vicki's Blog said...

This is a gorgeous card love everything about it..

Dena said...

Love it Jane! You did such a great job photographing it. I got blur all over the place. ha ha!
The grunge stamp around the image is such a nice touch!!! Great distressing!
Hugs, Dena

Iris said...

Beautiful card Jane and wonderful soft colors! Love the wood button!


Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! Jane, this is just precious girl!!HUGS

Sheila said...

This is just gorgeous Jane, love the yummy greens and browns combo and that teapot is just adorable! love it hun.
Sheila xx

craftymum said...

Another beautiful card Jane. All of a sudden everyone seems to be doing Tilda's. I'm so glad as i love Tilda. Looking forward to your next project
Love sarah XXX

Stampin Mindy said...

This is so lovely, I really love this Tilda, The papers and layout are just perfect. Love the little charm. Hugs.

Kim Piggott said...

Jane this is so beautiful!
kim x

Rainmac said...

Ooohhh that is absolutely gorgeous, beautiful colours xxx

Fleur said...

Hi Jane - I love everything about this card, The colours look fantastic, you've used one of my favourite Tildas and the distressing is perfect.
Fleur xXx

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Soooo pretty! I love the stitching, your beautiful colouring! the distressing, the fab bow, the cute teapot charm....ok I LOVE it all! It's stunning!

Sharon said...

This is fantastic Jane. Love the stempleglede corners on the image; they are so delicate. All the elements of this card work so well together. Fab work.
Thanks for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

Eiglas said...

Absolutely gorgeous card in the right colours and very well executed! I love your colouring Jane and all the details work fantastically well together.
Well done!
Thank you for coming over to play at Colour Create this week!
Eiglas (GDT)

katiebooxx said...

hi jane, nice to meet you! i love your blog and your cards are fab!the mint and choclate are stunning! hugs katy.(katys cardsx)