Friday, 20 July 2012

Nicely Indulgent!


I'm getting ahead with my sister's birthday card for next month. It's quite a big one with more depth than I usually do these days but I know that it's going to a home where it will be appreciated. Our theme at CACB this time is a simple one - Easel cards! I haven't made one in a while but do enjoy them. I decided to go for a differently shaped one this time so have gone for an octagon. I created it in Craft Artist so getting the mats the right size was nice and easy. The photo doesn't show it very clearly but there are several layers both top and bottom. What I've used:

  • Host of Golden Daffodils digi (coloured in photoshop), purple bp and diamond shaped gold and pearl border (used 3 times) from Imperial Purple kit. (All from Crafty Ann's)
  • Bow from Happy Easter kit, flourish and lace from Swirling Memories kit. (Both from Daisy Trail)
I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Thank you for dropping by today, and I do hope you'll join us this fortnight.

19 comments:

  1. It's lovely Ann. Your sister will love it and I know she will treasure it.
    Beryl xx

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  2. Beautiful Ann, i love easel cards and this one is lovely and you have layered it so nicely, your sister is in for a treat. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday.
    sue-b x
    CD Sunday DT

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  3. Beautiful, I love the shape of the card, very different
    Margaret

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  4. Beautiful Ann, your sister will treasure it. Love the different shape for an easel card. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday.
    Hugs
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  5. Hi Ann, what a wonderful card! Love the rich colours and the shape is just fabulous.

    Thanks for joining in with us this time at Dream Valley.

    Sarah

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  6. Sorry Ann. Didn't read the post all the way down and missed that you'd entered it into the CD Sunday Challenge. Thank you for joining us.
    Beryl xx

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  7. Ann, love the shape of this easel card and those gorgeous yellow flowers really pop against the blue. Thanks so very much for joining us at the Gingerloft Challenge.

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  8. What a pretty card - am sure your sister will love it!

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

    Ali

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  9. Hello again Ann, good to see you with us again. This is so rih looking and I'm sure your sister will treasure it.
    Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT

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  10. Brilliant card!! Anyone would be glad to receive it!!

    Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley this fortnight x

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  11. Gorgeous Ann, beautiful colours and I do love your daffodils. I think I'm going to have to give Craft ARtist a whirl once I get my new laptop. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday
    Claire xx
    (CD Sunday GDT)

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  12. Love the colours! Beautiful card.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

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  13. Gorgeous card! Your image is fabulous with great colouring :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

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  14. A beautiful card, I'm sue your sister will love it. Nice strong colours.Thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday Challenges. Caz

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  15. Creating cards for those who appreciate them most is always the best fun, and your sister is sure to appreciate this beauty. Love the paper and the shape is great for an easel card! =) Thanks for joining us for the Pearls & Swirls challenge at Paper-Crafting Journey!

    If you're interested, I have some Christmas-in-July Cash Candy on my blog: I Never Went to Kindergarten Come join the fun before it ends this Friday! =)

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  16. It's very pretty Ann, I love purple and yellow together :)

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  17. Thanks for joining our All things girlie challenge at PTW with this gorgeous card! Lovely colors!

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  18. Oh, so very cute card! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create. NancyD

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  19. This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
    Jacki xx

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