Sunday, February 21, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #34 - Easel Cards

WOW - what a FUN FUN FUN challenge for you this week over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges! You have to make an easel card! Now I love this style of card but wanted to create something a little different to inspire you - and then I found Debbie Dolphin's blog - wow this gal CREATES! Check out her heart shaped easel card HERE. She also does amazing things with round easel cards - I just HAD to try one out!!!

Unfortunately I don't have a circle cutter so my circles have been traced around various lids, tapes and bowls. After hand cutting them I decided that distressed edges would hide a multitude of cutting mishaps - and had the added advantage of looking good too!

My DP is from Basic Grey's Indian Summer paper pad. Roses and ticket sentiment are from Bizzy Bec's.

This week our wonderful sponsor is My Creative Classroom

Hope you have time to come along and play! Just one thing to note - Melbourne time is several hours ahead of most of the places our entries come from  - but it's MIDDAY MELBOURNE TIME that the challenge closes - there's a clock on the sidebar of the MDUC site if you're a bit confused about the time difference!

Our fearless leader Kellie and her wonderful MDUC partner in crime Princess Kristy invited me along to have some fun yesterday - thought I'd share a picture of the 3 of us together!!! And surprisingly enough we actually DID get some crafting done - LOL.



Marlene said...

Isn't that just the cutest thing! I laughed when you mentioned not having a circle cutter and using various things like lids.....cuz I've done the same thing. :)

Jane said...

LOL I'm pleased I'm not the only one who has to raid the crockery cupboard everytime I want a circle LOL!!! I love your card Debbie it is stunning! Gorgeous papers and details! hugs, Jane xxx

Marcia said...

That's too funny about the circles ... I used to be the same before I bought the circle scissors a year or so ago.

Gorgeous card Deb, love this easel card as a circle, such a cool spin on it.

:) Marcia

Debra James said...

Super Brillant card Debbie,Love the papers and of course your colouring is always so amazing. I love the story of the various lids and I know I have done the same thing many a time before.Hey look at you 3 girls together,Fabulous, glad to hear u got some crafting done as well as a chatter.LOL. hugs xxxx

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Lovely Debs

Kristy Young said...

Lol Debbie you forgot to mention u tripping over my bed hehe! Had such a fun day we will do it again for sure!!
Love this card so clever doing circles! And your colouring always amazes me!
Kristy xo

Anonymous said...

OH WOW those are goreous, thank you for sharing, your one is so beautiful! I thought it was a lil cd can or something! Very cool!

Annette said...

Hi Debbie, beautiful, gorgeous colour, can just picture you rummaging in the cupboards, hope you put them all back nice and tidy lol! So glad you had a fun day, take careX:)

Sammi said...

Wow Deb...this is really gorgeous!!
What a cute lil image an the papers and flowers are scrummy!!!
I LOVE the circle shaped easel card! haha... love the story of you cutting them out after tracing lids.. I don't think mine would be that neat!
LOVE the pic of you girls yesterday! Glad you had fun AND got crafting done!!

stephanne said...

This turned out beautifully, your image is coloured wonderfully, as always, and I love the shape to it. Circles.... me too me too.... Distressing and sanding is the solution to wonky circles indeed. And what is this we have here, did "Girls Gone Wild" make a stop in Australia this weekend, lol!! Look at these beauties, hubba hubba!!

Christine H said... there something in the name DEBBIE that goes hand in hand with creative genius??? After checking out Debbie Dolphin and seeing your latest masterpiece I'm thinking I might as well give up and go back to housework! But still looking forward to creating with you tomorrow Deb! xxxx

Tasha said...

Hey Debbie, Kristy was telling us Oh Alice girls about the fun you guys were going to have! Looks like you had fun.
Love this stunning card you have made, the colours are beutiful and i love the flowers
love tasha xx

Jodie from Oz said...

Wow Debbie, love shaped cards and a shaped Easel card, double fabulous. You are so creative and great to see you don't have to have all the tools like a circle cutter to make something this wonderful, so much inspiration for all joining in for the challenge. This image is so cute, I need to add it to my huge ever growing wish list and your colouring is stunning along with all your gorgeous embellies. Love the photo of your girls day in, looks like so much fun. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Liam said...

Very pretty easel card. Love it. You did some crafting with friends. It sounds like fun.


Lynda said... abt a suspect lineup...the 3 of you!!! LOL!! All those misxhevious grins...I am sure there was naughtiness done!!! Now the card is awesome...had my mind going round in to speak...then I read the other comments...amazing how may cupboard raiders there are out there. Distressing the edges....brilliant!!! I love the wee image....can see her in many colours. LURVE the brown roses too. Just beautiful and well done. ooxx

sandra said...

Super cute card!
I love papers,color combination,image...oh,well...I love it all!!!

So glad that you had great time with those gal's!!!
Just jealous for not being with you!!!lol.

Leigh said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Debbie. Glad you had a great time with Kellie and Kristy3.

Fran said...

Oh wow, talk about super clever, I have never seen a round easel card before! Your little elf is the cutest and I love all of the gorgeous flowers!!
Now that you have met Kellie and Kristy in the real world you Tracey and I will have to finally meet.. and then you can tell us what they are really like,lol!!

Alison said...

This is such a fantastic card, I love your take on the easel card, the circles look great (and great idea to get circle shapes).

By the looks of those three cheeky grins it looks like you girls had a ball - just what you needed after a difficult week, glad you had a great time.


Kimba-Slydog said...

Your card is soooooo amazing. Wow!!!!!! How to do a round easelcard? I've never seen this before.


Nicolchen said...

WOW your card is amazing...the colors and details are excellent...I love it: 0)))


dolcreations said...

What a fantastic circle easel! I love the colours that you used on this! Nice vibrant reds! Beautiful flowers, and the colouring is superb! Love the picture that you shared with us! It is so wonderful to have amazing crafting friends that you can share your passion for!

Debbie Dolphin said...

hi Debbie
Thanks for your kind words.Love your circular easel.They are so addictive arent they .
Love your blog youve made some amazing thingsxx
debbie xxx

Heather the MooseLover said...

Very pretty card. I need to try an easl style card- you have inspired me! I raid my kitchen for circles too!

Chelsea said...

I love your take on easel card, and thanks for sharing Debbie's blog with us. Funny, I make my circle the same way too. :) Your cards are always so inspirational. So nicely put together.

Thanks for sharing the picture of the three of you ladies. So lovely, wish I was there to join the fun too. ~Chelsea

Sue said...

I can picture you running around the house looking for round things to trace.......but, the result is amazing. I love it and your papers and image colored beautifully are all so wonderful. Very creative. Loved the pic of the three Amigo's, sounds like you had some fun.

Kellie Winnell said...

Debbie this is absolutely amazing! When I seen it loaded I almost fell off my chair, a circle easel card, NOW girl that is way too talented! I absolutely LOVE, LOVE it and everything about it! Now I think I want that stamp gee wizz another to add to the list!
An amazing inspiration to all playing along with us this week!
Hugs Kel xx

Jean McKenzie said...

Wow oh wow oh wow! What more can I saw. Just beautiful! You never cease to amaze me Debbie with all your different and interesting projects!!

Norma said...

Ooooh, a jaw-dropper of a card for sure. Never thought to do an easel card with circles. Will have to try this. Love the card. Everything's perfect, your colouring, the design the gorgeous flowers.


Lisa Hjulberg said...

A ROUND easel card!!! Yowsers!!! And of course you've taken it to the next level.

What a great picture of you, Kristy and Kellie. I wish I could have been there to play with you. I heard you fell over Kristy's bed. I asked her how much you'd been drinking at the time! LOL!!!!!! Anyway, it's been fun getting to know Kristy through Oh, Alice. The internet does shrink the world a bit, doesn't it?

Love you my friend!