Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cake Easel Card

Morning everyone.....I spied a tutorial for this card over at Stempeleinmaleins and thought I must try.  My very good friend in New Zealand is having her birthday this Friday, 18th February.  So a perfect chance to try it out.
So I dragged out some papers and card that I had won a little while a go at a Stampin Up day.  I think they are older colours as they don't quite match what I have in my collection.  Pretty all the same, just can't tell you their names.
The front of the card I embossed with my Victoria embossing folder.  Sticker flowers with bling.  My friend is always up for a little fun and although this lady in the image doesn't look like her what she is doing looks something my friend would do on her birthday.  I found this terrific 'free' image at Beccy's Place called Nell on Bicycle.  I coloured her with my watercolour pencils and then added some Kindy Glitz to the dress and hat.  Oh and I tried a little thing that I saw over at Alice's (Little) Wonderland.  This is where she inked random stamps around the edge of the original image to make it pop.  

Now isn't this such a fun card.  I just loved the fact that I could send my friend a birthday cake.  Yes, thanks to the tutorial, I have made the cake and the little candle box from scratch.  I have had this wonderful Pearl Touch in my collection for ages and spied it.  Lucky as it was the perfect match for the colours I was using and I think looks like icing on a cake.  Some more little punched flowers and bling.

Now this is the lovely purse and tissue holder that I was lucky enough to win in Cathy's auction she had to raise money for the Queensland Funds.  Cathy raised an amazing $165......well done.  Such beautiful and neat sewing.  These are now jettsetting their way over to NZ too.

I am such a lucky person.   The beautiful Gail from Gail's Crafty Goings On sent me this wonderful pack of goodies.  :-)  This was a prize for being the one the that has commented most on her blog.  Well what can I say.....I just love visiting her blog and seeing her wonderful creations...they all deserve a comment. Thanks so much Gail.  There are lots of papers to play with.  A sheet of Acetate with flourishes on ..... bottom right.  I have never seen these before but really look forward to using them.  Something else I haven't seen befor eare the strips of maroon, green, and yellow papers with gold design and bling that look like ribbon.  I think they will be great on a card too.

Wishing you all a terrific Tuesday.

Oh....I will enter my card above into the following challenges:


  1. Great easel card - love the cake. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this eek xx

  2. Just wonderful Merry and so clever. Thanks for sharing this great site

  3. Thank you so much for playing with us at Stampin With The Dragon. I hope to see you next time.
    Hugs Nataliya.

  4. wow this is sooo sweet, love the cake and the little box for the candles. thanks for the link to Beccy's what fab images she has.

  5. OH how awesome, that card is so cool!!!

    And love the tissue holder and case, really lovely!

    OOH AND GOODIES, CONGRATS, Lots of awesome stuff to create with ;-)

  6. WOW your card is FANTASTIC,the cake and candle box are BRILLIANT....love this card!!! Congrats on all your goodies,have fun with it all!!

  7. lovely card Merry!
    My SIL birthday is up next - I think I will try to make one up for her ;-)

  8. Merry, I have an award for you on my blog - but I see you already have it.

  9. STUNNING Merry! Fantastic Easel card! Love how the candle have their own box, gotta be one of the best easel cards I have seen. Congrats on your award! Just love your final calender pages, take careX:)

  10. Wow what a fabuilous card so creative
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  11. A gorgeous card Merry...and what lovely prizes you have won - you deserve them!
    Alicia xx

  12. Supercool card, thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  13. that's so great - love the twist

    kitten DYSU team

  14. Wow a fabulous card,the cake is superb. Thanks for sharing this with us at Ooh La La.xx

  15. great easel card Kym, love the idea with the candle
    thanks for joining us at DYSU challenge this week

  16. hun your card is amazing.
    your coloring and the way you have put everything together is so beautiful.
    thanks for seeing me today.

  17. Whoa! Fancy card and lovin' the cake! Nice set of goodies you won....can't wait to see what you do with them! Also love the clutch....conned my mom into making me one and I use it all the time!


  18. OH MY GOSH Merry!! What an incredible card! You friend will be over-the-moon when she sees it! What a great take on the Easel card idea - I'll have to try this out - such a fun design! Wow!

  19. This is superb! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at DYSU! Hope to see you again next time.

  20. Beyond cute card. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

  21. Hi Merry! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely project with us at DYSU this week! Janna

  22. Hi Merry. Thanks for sending me the link to your card, it's amazing! I love the cake and candle box... what a very clever idea. I have also enjoyed poking around your blog a little bit this morning, you work is gorgeous. I was very glad to read that you suffered no serious damage when Yasi came through.
    Have a great weekend.


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