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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

My First Easel Card - "Walker"

Good morning everyone, it is still cold here in Yorkshire.  I do wonder if Summer is ever going to come lol!!
I have just finished a card for one of my neighbours, who wanted a card for her great-granddaughters Christening .  So I decided to do an easel card this is my very first attempt..I wanted it really girly and I am really pleased with the way it has turned out..It's took me ages but in real life it is quiet lovely.  Really pants photo's just couldn't get a decent shot, don't know what I'm doing wrong...anyway this one was taken outside unfortunatly you can't see the gorgeous paper it is so sparkly all my flowers and image have stickles stardust and the lace around her little dress and socks are also really sparkly. 
 The image is sooo cute, you feel like you want to whisk her up and give her a big cuddle lol!! it's by Mo Manning and she's called "Walker".  I'm really loving Mo's images at the moment and have bought quiet a few...can't help myself lol!!  She was such a pleasure to colour, and I used my new stock of paper from Germany that Steve and Nicole brought me, it's only cheap index paper but works really well with the prismas, I'm getting to grips with colours, trying different combinations.  The colouring is much deeper, than what the photo shows though. 
The first photo is taken outside and is more true to colours, but I just couldn't capture the sparkly bits lol!! I got the idea for the doo hickey die down the sides from Iulia's blog, I really do love it and her card looked stunning, please take a visit to her blog as she makes the most amazing cards!!
The papers are a new pad from Forever Friends called New Arrival, they really are lovely! The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon is from Bunny Zoe's and the lace is from my local market.  My little cross charm I put tiny pink adhesive stones in as it is shaped like little hearts..really sweet.  I think I went overboard on the buttons lol!!  I wanted to keep the section at the bottom quiet simple so as not to distract from the top, so only put a few flowers around the sentiment, which is computer generated.
I do have a bit of a photo overload...sorry:) 

Taken Outside - colours are more true 

Taken inside


Taken inside - the colours look salmon instead of pink

This is the a picture of the card laid straight

I would like to enter for the following challenges

Wow! such a lot of challenges, but they are all so lovely and the girls take time to put cards on for our inspiration, I just didn't know which ones to choose, so I chose them all lol!!
I would just like to welcome my new followers too! Hope you find something you like and can use!
Thanks for stopping by I really do love reading all your lovely comments.  When I visit your lovely blogs it does push me further and encourage me to try things....like my first easel card!  Mwah!!
Biggest of hugs,
Marjorie
xx

48 comments:

  1. Stunning! This is absolutely gorgeous. I love everything about it. What a beautiful card for a little girl's christening. Are you sure it's your first easel card? Lol Fab job! Hugs, Jill x

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  2. This is stunning,love the image and a gorgeous design.xxx

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  3. WOW Marjorie this is absolutely beautiful the image is a right little corker, the colours, design and embellishments look superb, wow, awesome card, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty sentiments and The Paper Shelter this week.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  4. What a gorgeous creation, Marjorie....love your colouring of that sweet and cute image...pretty papers and lovely details!...thanks for playing with the Divas!
    xxx Margreet

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  5. Wow this card is really stunning, so sweet and lovely.Fab work.Hugs Merethe

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  6. how cute, great card. thanks for joining us over at CYDA

    hugs

    nat x x x

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  7. Really pretty card, love all the pink.....

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  8. Hi Marjorie, wow what can I say! Its simply stunning. I adore this image too, cant believe this is your first attempt at an easel card its wonderful. I know what you mean about taking pics, I am all over the house at the moment, doesnt help that the light is changing constantly does it?
    While I am here I will say thanks for joining us at the paper shelter and paper sundaes
    Love and hugs
    Kat xx

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  9. Stunning card! Had a look at it earlier but blogger was not too nice to me. You are natural born card maker my friend. You always get stunning results in what you do. You are such an inspiration!
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  10. Hi Marjorie, love your beautiful card, it's crazy the difference in colours! I'm loving Mo images at the minute too but there's never enough days in the week to colour everything up!
    Hugs Laurie xx

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  11. Hi sweetie this is fabulous I love it, hugs Pops x

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous Marjorie, adorable image and love all the pretty details.
    Wendy xx

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  13. Hi Marjorie, beautiful card! Love the image and your colours (in whatever light!!) are gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining in with us at the Divas this week.

    Sarah

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  14. It's beautiful, love these images too. Lovely project, super job. Hazel x

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  15. Oh Marjorie, this is so pretty, gorgeous image and a perfect layout
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!

    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  16. wow this is beautiful marjorie,stunning image and design and i love your pretty colours and details :D

    xx coops xx

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  17. Such a beautiful card.. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter. Hugs, Linda

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  18. Very pretty. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week
    Hugs Julie P

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  19. This is so pretty. Your coloring is fabulous and I love all the pink. Thanks for joining the Divas challenge this week.

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  20. How sweet this is! I love the pink and white and all the beautiful details, especially that heart ribbon! So glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

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  21. Oh Marjorie this is just gorgeous! Your first attempt at an easel was sheer perfection and I can't imagine you neighbor will be anything but thrilled with this card. Lovely image, lovely images,and you get to play along with our challenge at Mo's too! LOL VERY well done sweetie! Hugs!

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  22. Aww Marjorie this is so sweet! Love the image and the beautiful pinks and details :)

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  23. Gorgeous little easel creation. Love the girly pinks. I am sure you do miss South Africa. Its autumn here ... always so strange that you have opposite seasons there.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  24. Found it! Thanks sweetie! Nothing works like it should today. LoL
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  25. Stunning easel Marjorie, your design and coloured image are perfect and I adore all the beautiful attention to detail!
    Thanks for entering our Buttons and thread challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    I have candy if you are interested - http://nicolasartimitatinglife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/thank-you-candy.html
    Hugs Nicola xxx

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  26. What a lovely card...Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck.

    Caz x CS DT

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  27. Hi Marjorie, this really is lovely, my favourite colour too and the image is sooo sweet. Just love all the elements and what a keepsake. I thought I was already a follower of yours, but I am now.
    Saw this card at MIM, good luck with the challenge.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  28. wonderful card she is so cute,awesome colours too..
    thanks for joining in on the emerald faeries challenge good luck Hugz Anita..XX

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  29. Splendid job on your very first Easel Card. I just know it won't be your last - they are very addicting! Your finishing details are so very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Mo's DP2 challenge this week! Hugs...Barb <><

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  30. Oh, this is such a gorgeous Christening card, Marjorie! Easel cards are really spectacular but yours is more than that. You did good adding so many challenges, people deserve to admire your work! Love the fact you stick to a single shade of pink; I always find that difficult to do:)
    Oh, and the lace really makes it pop:)
    Have a great rest of the week!
    Hugs, Iulia

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  31. With this beautiful creation one would never know it's your first easel card Marjorie. Absolutely stunning and so beautifully colored. Love all the intricate details and the gorgeous lace. You did a fantastic job with the sentiment and I know the family is going to love it. Good luck on those challenges. It's definitely a winner in my book. "Hugs"

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  32. Fabulous image! Love the card you've made with it.

    I saw your link on MIM, I'm number 162 this week.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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  33. If I didn't think it would wrinkle the crud out of it, I would pick it up and cuddle it!! LOL...but....since it's your first ever OUTSTANDING easel card, I'll just admire it from afar. :) That pink on her just pops and I swear she looks so real, she could walk right off the page. Wonderful card Marjorie.
    Virtual High Five!
    Lisa :)

    Thank you so much for linking up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

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  34. What a darling image! Your coloring is beautiful. So is your paper and color choice, your embellishments, layout and the entire card.
    Hugs and smiles

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  35. Marjorie this is absolutely adorable, love it, all the detail and everything its stunning xxxxxxxxxx

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  36. It's certainly girly Margorie, it's absolutely beautiful. Love the sweet image and your super design. Carolxx

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  37. This is such fun and so pretty! I saw it over on Make It Monday and came to leave you some love .
    Hugs

    Bella

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  38. OMG this is soooo beautiful, i love everything. Thanks for joining as at A&T Challenges (Emerald faeries) good luck and hope to see you again.
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  39. Hi Marjorie, love this very gorgeous card. This image is so very sweet and beautiful coloured as always. All the details are so scrummy, I love it!

    Donna x

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  40. Wow, this is stunning Marjorie!! Love the image, your colouring is fab and such a great design! Juliexx

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  41. Oh this is absolutely adorable!! Such a sweet image and lovely colours! Thanks for joining our Whimsy Inspiration Challenge this week! Hugs, Shannah xox

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  42. Awesome job for your first easel card. Love your Mo image; she's adorable. Thanks for joining us at CYP this week.
    Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  43. fantastic first easel card Marjorie and you coloured walker so beautifully...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoes Crafts monthly challenge
    Mina xxx
    p.s. I have candy on my blog if you would like to join in...the link is at the top of my sidebar

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  44. Fabulous easel card Marjorie!! Love the image - isn't she just adorable. Gorgeous details.
    xxx

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  45. I need to make a Christening card so might pinch a few ideas from this.
    I didn't want it to be too 'churchy' looking but not too cute either - this is perfect and it's a lovely sentiment x

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  46. PS - I bought this paper pad at the NEC - I agree it is really gorgeous x

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  47. Oh my word Marjorie this is absolutely beautiful, that is one cute and totally adorable image, the colours, design and embellishments are awesome.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  48. Awww how cute and pretty, love the colours and image. Thank you for joining us at Emerald Fairies and Crafty Sentiments this week. Good luck xx

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