Monday, 26 December 2011

Winter Easel Card


 Good morning all!  I hope everyone had a lovely and relaxing  Christmas Day. I for one, am still full from eating way too much!  How about a quick easel card for today's post.  I have used the winter trees for this one and embossed the larger ones in gold and the smaller ones in the background are embossed with clear powder.  I used a fine tip black pen for the star in the corner and added a small rhinestone for the centre.  This first picture is how the card looks closed, although I couldn't get it to sit very flat!  I attached the Fleur de Lis rectangle to the bottom of the card only.
You can see the card here when it is opened and made into an easel.  With only the bottom attached, it allows the front piece to be folded downward and propped on to the sentiment on the inside of the card. I added some rhinestone swirls to the side of the sentiment for a bit of bling.  A bow of vintage ribbon was added to the front of the card with a fancy button from my craft stash.  This card was a very quick and easy card if you are a bit time challenged.  I hope you have some time now that Christmas is behind us to give it a go!  All for now, Sue x

68 comments:

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue
This card is really very lovely. I had a lovely Christmas with my family here, thank you.
You are in my thoughts.
Love, Vee xx

Maryann said...

Another stunning card here Sue. I just love this die too, it´s always sooo beautiful and elegant on almost any type of cards and this looks awesome again. The embossed trees looks fab too. All is sooo cool.
You´re in my thoughts these days, but try anyway to have a wonderful holiday with your family hun.

melanie said...

great card Melaniex

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I am glad to hear you had a nice Christmas, I like this card , i like the way you have set the sentiment and swirl in the inside. Yvonne xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, I also had wonderful Christmas very relaxing one no cooking, no dishes to wash either. LOL On the other note the card is fab as always. Love the easel design one of my fav designs. Lots of love. Jenny L

Jan said...

Christmas day is gone and now a whole day to do what you want and use some of the many wonderful gifts from family and friends. (had some craft goodies so can have a play day.) I just love doing easel cards and this one is gorgeous Sue. Those swirls are beautiful. Hope you have a great day lolx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue this card is fabulous I love trees and have an amazing amount of them in my craft stash. I like the way you have done the inside of this card as well. I think this card can be for a winter birthday as well as a Christmas card
Heather x

mags said...

Hi Sue, lovely easel card. Love the way you have used the die shape as the top part of the easel for the trees. Adds a lot of interest to the easel. Love the colours and the ribbon bow and bling.
Mags
x

Shelley said...

Lovely card Sue. I got the Fleur de Lis die as part of my Christmas Present. x

Sandra F said...

Great card Sue.

Jan said...

Absolutely fab, hope you had a lovely Christmas Sue xx Jan

Julia Watts said...

Beautiful and elegant. Love, Julia xxx

petrovka said...

Amazing card.
ANd Happy New Year 2012.

Anne RD said...

Love the 'floating' fleur de lys, it has such a lovely silhouette. The added bow and bling make the card look so stunning. Anne x

hazel said...

lovely card sue love it. hazel x

marg said...

Hello Sue
Lovely design I love the Fleur De lys too
So glad you had a good day !
Love Marg

Bee and Dee said...

Lovely Card. Hugs Bee

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This stamp is so amazing can look so different on the cards u have done with it. Paper u have used matches perfectly. Fleur de Lis rectangle i have just got for Christmas along with the grand calibur yeppee. That was a shock. Be following in your foot steps now.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine x hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Luanne said...

Very beautiful card and elegant. I really love the color, the stamping and embossing are just gorgeous and lovely paper.

Luanne
craftersreference.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

SUE THIS ONE IS LOVELY
FROM DEBBIE

Helen said...

Quality card, stunning as usual. Love Helen

dutchess said...

Hi Sue a lovely sunny day in Selby ...and another meal to cook for the other half of the family...its been such fun,
I do think this card is a real classic just fab for the men in our lives!!!! take care Margaret

PaulineC said...

This has to be one of my absolute favourites. It is just stunning. Must try this one as well!

Cumbrianlass said...

Another very classy looking card Sue,
Janet xxx

Fiona said...

Like the different fold styles - always a challenge for the person receiving the card!

Lizzie said...

I love black and gold together and this card is beautiful Sue as always.
Liz x (serial copycat lol!)

Ruthie said...

You have an wonderful eye for colour Sue. The frame die is one of my favourites. Hope had a great day yesterday, I don't rest on xmas day I just seem to cook! Today 'they' are watching TV and I am off to my playroom to craft.

gwen70 said...

Hi Sue yet another lovely card, don't know where you get all the ideas from

CraftyJo said...

Lovely!

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Hope you had a wonderful christmas everyone.
Black and Gold such a classic combination.
Sue

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I thought that this card was just stunning! It's made me want to think about next year's Christmas cards!!!! Sue x

Redanne said...

Now that is what I call a stylish card, it is wonderful Sue. Pleased that you had a good Christmas, I am hoping for a rest over the next few days (without grandchildren, bless them) so that I can do some crafting. Regards, Anne Rx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue & being an easel, a bit different for you too. Ann W PS Had a lovely Christmas here in France, thank you. xx

Carole said...

This card is so beautiful, this die is next on my list! After a busy Christmas Day with my husband's family here, we have been for a long woodland walk today to try and get energised... as tomorrow we do it all again over their house! Carole Z xx

lilygee said...

Nice colours - another amazing creation.
lots of love lilygeexxx

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
I'm glad you had a nice christmas.
This card is beautiful and the stamp is lovely too.
Carol x

Craftychris said...

Fabulous card, I love the winter trees. I'm glad you had a good Christmas - We ate loads too, very nice!! xx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a gorgeous card.

ginny c said...

elegant card, glad you had a good christmas

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, well did not expect to see a card today but a very pleasant surprize. I love this one once it is opened you are in for a treat. I do hope that you managing to enjoy your xmas, my thoughts are with you. You take care, Suzie B

Clai01 said...

Winter trees always make a nice card, love it!

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
You are not going to like this but your gorgeous card today reminded me of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. To be precise, the vintage ribbon reminds me of Scrooge (his hat), and the Fleur de Lis frame is like the fencing around his home. Oh.. how Bah Humbug is that!
But, on a top note, it does end with a Very Happy Christmas had by one and all.
So I truly hope you had a satisfying Christmas and that the last few days of 2011 are good ones.
Take care Linda xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

stunning card
lorraine
xxx

Sue Parish said...

A show-stopper of a card - and, as someone said, a bit different for you, but I'd recognize that bow anywhere! Glad Christmas day was ok for you and hope the days ahead will be too. We are all thinking of you. Sue x

Doreen said...

Oooh this is stunning as always.xxx

pamela said...

A lovely elegant card.

TimeOut2Create said...

Hi Sue,
Hope you had a lovely Christmas with your family?
Stunning card sue, love the easel style card and the dies, yours is way better than mine-nicknamed by my son as "Spellbinders overload"...lol (Got to go watch "three can play that game" chosen by my daughter)
Happy boxing day all!
Sue, got to catch up with yesterdays posting later.
Hugs Bim

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Loe the combination of colours you used, makes a very elegant card .....lovely

Vie Carter said...

Brilliant concept card

Vie
x

CraftyLoops said...

Hi Sue. This card is so beautiful. I love the colours and the design is gorgeous. Lee x

violetclouds said...

this doesnt look like a quick and easy card, it looks thought through, stylish and elegant - and I do like a nice tree, those tree stamps are lovely.

isobel said...

I just love this card Sue, It is the same colours as the one you drew out on your last show,on C&C for me, I am going to the framers on Wednesday, so that it will have pride of place in my hallway, thank you Sue I will treasure it. Much Love Patricia X

CathyinMN said...

Beautiful card!

Carol S. said...

I love navy Christmas cards and this one is a beauty!. Hugs Carol S.xx

Helen said...

Lovely card Sue, would make a nice mans christmas card, tfs, Helen O xxx

Vicki Sharkey said...

Hi everyone, what an great card, I like cards that are a little bit different and this certainly is one of those.
Vicki XX

Dealbaida said...

My goodness Su, this is incredibly beautiful and atmospheric. I think my Christmas cards for 2012 will resemble this as closely as my limited skill permits.

Happy New Year to you, your family, friends and colleagues Su.

Marion

Jane said...

Beautiful card how affective will be having a go at this one

Jane xx

Kazbomps said...

Really like this card. The trees look good embossed in gold. Karen x

Kazbomps said...

Really like this card. The trees look good embossed in gold. Karen x

Lelly Jelly said...

Sophisticated card - as I always say, blue is always good!x

KimberleyG said...

Great colour combo. Very pretty.

Tracy said...

Very stylish! Lovely

miislucky said...

You say quick easel card, I say it would take me hours to do, lol. Love the look very classy. Hugs, Mimi

sheila said...

Each time I think 'this is my favourite card' and then you show us some different. I think most of your cards are my favouites

isobel said...

Dear Sue, I have just finished this card, am very pleased with it, I would never have attempted a card like this without your inspiration. Blessings Patricia XX

isobel said...

Dear Sue, I have just finished this card, am very pleased with it, I would never have attempted a card like this without your inspiration. Blessings Patricia XX

Huottgqi said...

You say quick easel card, I say it would take me hours to do, lol. Love the look very classy. Hugs, Mimi