Monday, 9 November 2009

easely peasy

Hi, I'm back with a post. I've had a couple of very busy weeks and , of course, the first thing to not get done is blogging.
I made three love themed cards and sent them off to a mag and hopefully (fingers crossed) I'll be published in February! This is the first time I've ever submitted anything to a magazine, and I had to do instructions an' everyfink! Unfortunately, I can't share those but I'll let you know if I'm 'in' nearer the time. I also made a silver anniversary card for a customer - the big event is tomorrow - Congrats to you both, Diane!
My Step card workshops are going well - although there was a strange episode this week when a woman had some kind of panic attack about using the guillotine :/ ...and before I knew it, Elvis had her coat on and left the building...I'm saying no more than that. I'll share the card we made in class soon.
As a bit of shameless showing off, I also showed this week's class this card. I'm entering this to the Secret Crafter Saturday challenge where the challenge is - yep, easel cards! And I did actually make it on Saturday!

The stamped greeting is punched out with the corresponding punch (both by Stampin' Up!, only available in the USA), and then a strip of acetate 'sandwiched' between it and another punched shape. The other end is stuck down behind the stamped panel.
This idea has been rolling aound in the mojo cauldron in my brain and I finally did it. It's a little b***er to photograph though - it kept bobbing around while I tried to get the photos!

Look at it - all blurred - it really is nice crisp stamping, honest! I decoupaged Tilda, the log and the tree at the left and used the dreaded smelly silicone to raise them up - I'm really not safe with this stuff, I get it everywhere, LOL. My friend, Carole, has suggested I try Pinflair glue gel so I'll give that a go. The only prob is, you cant let the acetate crease, so it would have to be in a pretty deep box. I think this will be have to be hand-delivered - I'm quite sure it'll be squished if posted. I think I'll do another of these cards and try a small charm dangling from the strip of acetate.

Oh, that mojo cauldron is bubbling now - can you hear it? I'm thinking several strips of acetate with snowflakes or baubles or elves jiggling about......



  1. Lovely lovely card, beautifully coloured too. You're so right about the acetate would be creased perfectly, like acetate never usually would be!

  2. Oh wow this is so beautiful!
    I love your beautifully coloured image and your sweet scene!
    So sorry that you were not well enough to visit the NEC. Hope I will meet you next year!
    kim x

  3. Oh this is gorgeous, wonderful scene with Tilda.
    I won't buy pinflair simply because its so expensive, I use the small tube of silicone and cocktail stick.

  4. Love this card!The colours and colouring are beautiful.

  5. Hmm you got me guessin with that guillotine? What kinda past experience could someone have with one to leg it on seeing one?! LOL!
    Anyways - fingers, arms and legs crossed for your submission for publication!
    Your card is GORGEOUS! I'm loving that easel fold! Such a cool idea to use the acetate too! I know it's a bu**er to photograph but I really appreciate it hun!


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