Friday, 15 March 2013

Skater Boy Easel card

This week on Totally Papercrafts we want to see your easel creations.  I've gone for a simple twisted easel card for a boy's birthday, and used the Marianne stamp I recently won - the skater boy.  Our sponsors for this challenge are Stamp and Create, and Doodle Dragon Studios, please stop by the TPC blog to read about the prizes.

Apologies for the rather dark picture .. .. I've still not figured out how to lighten my images in the Paint program on my PC.

Here's the card, a smallish square cream base in real life - but so hard to photograph!  The dotty paper is from Marianne's Beautiful Butterflies pretty paper bloc matted with Early Espresso card from SU!  I've cut a fancy mat for my image with Marianne die LR0242, but as it's a card for a boy I held back on the embellishments simply adding the gross grain ribbon, diecut buttons threaded with twine, and a small daisy embellishment from Marianne dies LR0106 & LR0111.  The blue dots are waste from previous diecut pieces.

The Critter Sketch challenge is to use twine, Created with Love are after different folds, Sweet Stampin' want to see something for men or boys, whilst Stamptacular Sunday are wanting you to use Dies - you know me - always!

I've been out driving my new car this morning, not the best of days and it now needs a wash again after all the rain, especially as the farmers are out on the roads with their muck spreaders!  It's a comfy drive, easy on the gears (not one scrunch change!) and is a nippy little number .. .. I might try a longer trip tomorrow.


  1. This is so cool and perfect for a boy. I love how you have incorporated the dies in to your card too.

    Sharon x

  2. Super cute card. I always love a easel card. Thanks for entering our different fold challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  3. Hello Annie. This is fabulous, and I just love the Twisted Easel card.
    Thanks for sharing at Created with Love.
    Sandra xxx

  4. Hi Annie, love your easel card. The image is super and the colours and detail is fab.
    How's the new image coming along hunnie? Hope you're well.
    Hugs Sue W.

  5. I love your card! Enjoy the new car.

  6. Gorgeous card Annie, love the cute image colours.
    Wendy xx

  7. Cool card Annie! Love it.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan xx

  8. Fantastic card. I love this fold but have never tried it and I am gonna have to go out of my comfort zone and just do it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Created with love challenges. Good luck with your new car.
    Linda K.

  9. Hello Annie..lovely twisted easel card, x carol

  10. Thanks for joining us this week at the Critter Sketch Challenge for our "Twine" challenge. Good luck and please join us again next week.


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