Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Happy Holidays-Mini Easel Card...

I was so inspired to make this card when I saw Norma's card a couple of days ago! She did a wonderful step-by-step tutorial which you can see HERE! What I just loved was the little circle in the middle to write what ever personal message you like. Now my only challenge was that I do not own any scallop circle dies, so I had to use my scallop scissors to get the effect that I wanted. I used one of my favourite LOTV images and stamped it onto watercolour paper so I could use Distress inks. I also added lots of glitter for her hat, trim and for the snow!



The pearl you see is one that Danielle sent me a few weeks ago....thank-you so much Danielle! The snowflakes around the edge was a Martha Stewart snowflake punch. I really hope you get a chance to try this out.....they are rather addicting to make, and not hard at all. With Norma's wonderful pictures of her steps she took to make these it really makes it alot easier!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!!

34 comments:

  1. I love this LOTV image.. I have to make an order so I can play in some more challenges..I get tired of using the same ones over and over lol.. Such pretty colors in your card and I love the snowflake border... Great work Christine :)

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  2. Wow this is so pretty
    Hugz fleur xXx

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  3. WOW Chris, you have outdone yourself this time....stunning.
    I did see Norma's tutorial, it was brilliant, but I cannot believe you did this without a scalloped circle...How did you manage, you did it brilliantly. Well done you, gorgeous. I would love to recieve this at Christmas thats for sure, don't think you will have any complaints from whoever gets this beauty. Debbiexx

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  4. Wow...what a cutie pie this is!! Soo sweet! I have seen Norma's tutorial as well and thought it was a brilliant idea! I see you have used the paper I have recently bought at the craft fair ;) LOL
    I just beautiful card Christine!!!
    Martina

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  5. Wow, I was amazed when I read that you did this with scissors, not dies. Love this cute image and the card is stunning. Must check out that tutorial. Marianne x

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  6. This is gorgeous Christine. You're very brave making scalloped circles with scissors. I couldn't do them without nesties!

    Kat xx

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  7. Hi!Christine your card is just lovely,great shape and the scallop cutting looks perfect.
    Love those colours together,what a cutie too.
    Great card,hugs Lou.xx

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  8. Oh my goodness! You are just so talented! LOVE this! Oh so pretty and well, did I mention I love it?

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  9. What a darling little card Christine, I love the non traditional colours and the snowflakes round the outside.

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  10. Wow, Christine - this is fabulous!! Love the shape and the hidden message piece, love your colours, love the little snowflakes edging the image!! Thanks for the link to Norma's too! Juliexx

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  11. It is beautiful, those colours are so pretty! Your circles are perfect, you would never know you hadnt used a scalloped die!

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  12. Hi Christine, wow this is stunning, how clever you are doing a scallop with your scissors, mine would end up all over the place, and the snowflake idea is amazing. hugs chris xx

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  13. Hi Christine, I had just under a week away from blog land and you have come up with the most gorgeous creations! This one is my favourite though. I love the colours and you've coloured the image beautifully. I must go a look at the tutorial.

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  14. Really spectacular Christine!!!! I just love the circle with the surprise message and the wonderful coloring you did with the distressed inks!!!!
    Hugs, Dena

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  15. This is precious! Your coloring is remarkable.

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  16. OMGosh, Christine I really love this !!! It is truely Gorgeous!! You did such a fantastic job using the scissors..I could never cut out that good..I cant even cut a strait line..LOL.. Very beautiful work!!!
    Hugs, Linda

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  17. Oh fabulous, adorable card.
    luv
    Debby

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  18. Hi Christine. Wow!!! This is absolutely gorgeous. Cute image and beautifully coloured as always. Love the colour combination too. How you managed to cut out those scallop circles with scissors is amazing. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. Donna

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  19. Oh what a fab card - i love te snowflake edging and may just have to remember that! ...especially as i have just got new snowflake dies.
    Fabulous colour combination
    Lisa ;)

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  20. Hi Christine, I've just been catching up on all your beautiful creations. This card is gorgeous! I love all the snowflakes around the edge. Your colouring is amazing :)

    Sharon x

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  21. Hi Christine, wow what a fabulous card love the way youve created it and your image is so beautifully coloured to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

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  22. OMGoodness Christine what a beautiful easel card!!!
    hugs,
    Rachel

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  23. That is fabulous Christine. Love the image and the colours you used.

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  24. This is precious.. I love how this card "works". What a sweet little stamp. I have not seen this one before. Your coloring is awesome...Have a great weekend.

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  25. Oh my goodness, Christine, this is absolutely gorgeous. Love the stunning snowflakes around the border. Perfect touch! The image is so precious and colored to perfection.

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  26. Really cute.........love the colors you chose, so soft and go with the adorable image so well. Awesome coloring!!

    Hugs
    Sue

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  27. Just stunning Christine - I'm absolutely loving the colour combo and your colouring as always is exquisitely done! Such a precious christmas card!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  28. Beautiful Christine! Your card is so lovely, I adore that stamp and all your details! Thanx so much for posting the link to the tutorial, I can see why you were so inspired! When I return from OR I will have to try one! I am up visiting my daughter, the leaves are changing and it's beautiful! I posted some pics, but you are probably seeing your own leaves change, lol. For me it's such a fun experience as my climate for years didn't have autumn! Luv n' hugs, J:)

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  29. Now this is just amazing. I love the papers as you know. What a fabulous idea with the little piece that comes out. Great job as usual.
    Hugs xx
    Carolyn

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  30. WOW! That is beautiful, Christine! I love that image...sooooooo cute and your colouring is gorgeous! I'm going to have to make one of these cute cards too...looks fabulous! Was great seeing you at ScrapFest!
    hugs,t

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  31. Hi Christine. I'm playing catch-up here. It just wouldn't be me if I wasn't doing this...LOL.

    Bless you for mentioning my tute in your posting. I am just glad if somebody uses it. Makes it worth while and nice to know that I wasn't wasting my time making it...tee hee.

    Your card is absolutely stunning. Fabulous job you did with your scissor. It's terrific if you know how to improvise. And I love love the snowflakes you've added. They beautifully accented the card. Not to forget your fantastic colouring work.
    I just love your card.

    Hugs.
    Norma

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  32. Fantastic design and card! Hugs Nilla

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