Sunday, 18 November 2012

Blossom Girl

Soooo, I seem to be addicted to easel cards and have made yet another.  This is for sale at my craft fair next weekend.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

The Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge (lavender) -
A Gem of a Challenge (ribbon & lace) -
Sweet Sketch Wednesday -

The sketch on SSW is:

And here is my card:

I have again taken a few liberties with the sketch - for example, half the sketch is missing the card background when the finished card is 'easeled' and again I used a square image.  Same as The Little Mermaid card really (

I used a Lili of the Valley mini masterpiece and inked the edges using dusty concord distress ink.  In fact, all edges have been inked in the same.

I then printed some freebie paper from Birds Cards ( and cut this with a funky edge to back the image.

I lined the inside of a lilac blank with some more freebie paper from Birds Cards.  In fact, all the papers on this card are freebies from Birds Cards.  I wrapped this paper with some lace before attaching to the card.  

I then started on the front:  Folding the front in half to create the easel I cut two pieces of cloud paper and attached these to the two panels on the front.  I chose clouds to add to the impression that the little girl is in mid-air sitting on this branch.

I then started on the sketch.  I chose three more purple papers from Birds Cards - a stripey, a check and a geometric circles pattern and cut them to the size and shape of the sketch.  I then wrapped the sketch in lavender and silver ribbon before attaching the whole thing to some white card to give it more stability when it is 'stood up'.

I then attached the image, a paper flower and the happy birthday sentiment.

I've left space on the bottom/inside of the card for it to be personalised with a name, but I think it looks OK as blank space.

Fingers crossed it wins something in a challenge.

Happy Crafting!



  1. Such a pretty card Holly, lovely pastel colours and thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl challenge to use lavender hues! Mary G x

  2. Super duper sweet! Love the cute papers and darling image. Happy you could join us at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  3. Another gorgeous card. You have really been busy and must like this fun sketch. I love it too. You have done an amazing job with all three of your cards. Thanks for sharing them with us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  4. Wow, you have been BUSY this week! This one is sooper cute. I love that purple gingham paper.

  5. WOWZA, beyond words adorable!!! Love, love, love your card!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  6. This is gorgeous Holly. I love the sweet image, the pretty coluors and fabulous layout.

    Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge


  7. Cute, cute, cute!! I think you like the inspiration of this sketch AND I think I like, no LOVE the results!! Such a sweet card - I have used this stamp from LotV and I just love it!! So glad you are playing along with us this week!! Always love to see your creations!!
    Blessings - Sally SSW-DT

  8. Gorgeous card, love the image and pretty pastel colours. Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge this week xx


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