Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Feed the Birds

Hello, and welcome!

Thanks for all the lovely comments about those 'orrible seed beads, and my first attempt at paper-pleating........Birdie, I don't have a score board....just finger pleated, which was quite quick, and easy to do....the trouble came when I tried to get it to sit around the flippin' sentiment block.........hmmph.

It's time for another dip into the Stretch 'n' Bubbles store, and this week I decided I really wanted to make another Christmas card, and this ickle fella was ideal for what I had in mind............

I don't make a lot of differently shaped cards, but quite liked the idea of trying an easel card, just for a change.....and this one must be the easiest ever!  It's simply a basic card blank (any size will work), with the front folded in half..........

See what I mean?  I simply made sure that all the folded creases were really sharp, and it stays in place, easily.......I spotted the borders idea in a craft magazine, and cut mine from a Martha Stweart punch......just stuck 'em on the front and back....simple!

I love this cute image!  Everything is coloured up with Promarkers, and the papers are from last year's stash.......I added some sparkly bits around the snowman....doesn't he look happy?  Love

I found the sentiment in last year's stash, too.....simply layered it onto a scrap of toning card, and inked the edges.......

Snowflakes are cut from a Shapeabilities die, inked up, and a Stickles icicle blobbed in the centre!

I really enjoyed making this simple easel card, and might do a few more....very quick to do, and that suits me fine....haaaaa!
Thanks for stopping by's lonely when you don't, LOL!

Challenges: Any Christmas card or use the sketch (I didn't)

Anne-Marie x


  1. great card Anne Marie love the image and LO beautiful papers too
    Jacki xx

  2. Wow, impressed still with the pleating - my mind's screaming "finger cramp, finger cramp!"

    What an adorable snowman. Love the image and what you did with it. Love snowmen stamps, keep the real thing. Almost have me wanting to do a Christmas card. Said almost...

  3. Very cute card! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs :)

  4. A fabulous card Anne-marie love the

  5. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week and good luck.

  6. those easel cards are easier then they look and yous is stunning! love that glitter on the snowman.

    oh no! i'm NOT going out in the cold. i hate the cold. i'm lucky i can type in the cold. my arthritis is already starting to bother me and i had to increase my pill by 1. UGH!

    hugs :)

  7. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

  8. Oh my gosh, Anne Marie, this is gorgeous! Such a cute image and I love the border punch you used! It looks awesome on the front of the card base! The sparkles on the snowman are so fun too! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for "Punches and/or Dies"! :)

  9. I like this card! The picture is so cute and the construction is perfect.
    Eli (Frosted Designs)

  10. Super cute card. Love the style. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  11. thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Challenge Blog and good luck with your entry - very festive card hugs Jess

  12. Aww this is so cute! Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this week, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT -xxx- p.s Please pop over and enter my candy- :-)

  13. Beautiful christmas card, lovely layout. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at OSAAT and good luck Julie DT

  14. Many thanks for sharing your project with us at Frosted Designs.

  15. You are an evil woman intent on parting my pennies from my purse with your gorgeous digis! Fabulous card =)

  16. What a cute and cheerful looking card! Thanks for coming by at Frosted Designs!