Thursday, 10 December 2009

My First Easel Card

My first Easel Card! I keep seeing these cards, as I hop about visiting you all and I tell myself, 'Self', I say, 'you must have a go at making one of them!' I usually say this very quietly, so no one realises that I talk to myself, actually sometimes the cat answers but that's just because she wants me to open the door or feed her or play chess... I mean, chase... anyway... I'm rubbish at measuring and having to 'read' how to do things, it took me nearly six months to work out how to start this blog! I'm a picture person really and luckily for me Maxine's Tutorial over on The Crafty Pad is nice and easy so even me, (of very small brain) could do it! I've cut a bit of 12"x12" card to size and then used the 'Christmas Jingles' Stampin' Up! paper, stickers and embellishments from my Stamping Up prize, which I received over the weekend. Actually, the envelope arrived in a bit of a sorry state. The door bell rang, just as I was about to get into the shower. Oh bother! (said me in a more flowery tone) realising the postman didn't need any shock horrors this early in the morning I decided to open the bedroom window so I could talk to him there. (wearing my fluffy white dressing gown free with Nescafe 'beans' tokens, for those who want to know!) You're imaging the postman on stilts or with very long arms and legs now, aren't you, so I'll just add that we live in a bungalow and the bedroom window is very conveniently right next to the front door. Anyway, Postie was very apologetic as the parcel was a bit ripped, well, a lot ripped!
"I've been away" he said. "If I'd bin 'ere you'd 'ave it last week, cos the postmark is the 29th see, don't know where it's bin, it shoulda come straight out but well, I don't know where its bin, hope nothin's missin' p'haps it's bin and came back or bin 'angin' around somewheres, coz I've bin away, see."
So I smile and quickly take the parcel through the window, wondering 'where' the Postie had 'bin' away to...and thinking maybe he was a little madder than me. Luckily nothing was damaged. Now, today... a different postman and a different story. No knock at the door, just a card shoved through the letter box and he quickly scarpered up the road before I can get the door open... (maybe he thought I was just about to get into the shower and ran off!) The card stated that a letter couldn't be delivered because it had the wrong postage and I owe them £1.06! Now if the other Postie hadn't 'bin' away today he would've most likely posted it and not said anything... The last time this happened, you will never guess what was in the letter I had to pay the extra £1.06 for.... inside the tiny envelope was one~yes ONE Inchie! Oh well, it was a lovely Inchie! Back to the card. What d'you think? Not bad for a first attempt? All the embellishments are sticky so were very easy to peel off and attach and all the colours matched really well, the only difficult thing was deciding which side of the paper to use. (The other side has tiny red dots). Before I nip off to bed, we have a new follower!! "Hi!" and a Big (((wave))) and welcome (to the loony bin) to Silk on Glass, which sounds very intriguing! But no link... so I'll just....(I love Google!) Oh! It's Stitchy from Digital-ink. I think, or maybe not!! Welcome and thank you sooo much for joining Spyder's Corner!! And thank you for stopping by, back tomorrow!


  1. Oh you do make me laugh! Thanks for my chuckle!
    Love your beautiful card! It is so very Chrismasy!
    kim x

  2. Great card,,,specially for a first attempt....I tend to avoid anything that requires measuring properly....don't do precision at all.Intersting sounding postman!!

  3. Lovely card, Lyn! Beautiful christmas's colors and gorgeous layout.

  4. Fab card Lyn, and you tell your postie he can't bin away any more 'til after Christmas ;)

  5. oh Lyn it's always lovely to come and read your posts. Just what I need to cheer me up on a cold winter's morning.
    The cards not bad either :D
    Anne x

  6. Great easel card,
    couldnt tell it was your first,
    I use crafters companion stick n spray for sticking my big popcorn stamps to my stamping block,
    and it doesnot affect the stamps,
    the only thing after is that you need something like acetate to stick it to after you have finished stamping, but makes it a lot easier to use

  7. oho Thank you Angie! I haven't got
    crafters companion stick n spray I have something else, but will have a go today!

  8. This is beautiful Lynn!! I just love your colors, the snowflake, dasher, the red ribbon, and the easel style. You aced this first attempt. Stunning holiday creation!!

  9. Hi Lyn well done one fabulous easel card, youve created a stunning card there love. And yes I get annoyed when they demand so much for packages that havent got enough postage on, its annoying and the worst people are Parcel Force you have to pay before they will deliver. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  10. Very cute! I still haven't tried one of these yet!

  11. Hiya Lyn
    Congrats. on your lovely win, and I love the easel card. Must say, I've been telling myself to get on and make one - they are so effective. Your postie sounds great - wonder where he's bin? Would love to know!!!
    Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

  12. The card is lovely Lyn, haven't tried one myself.

    The CB issue is January which just arrived.

    Cazzy x

  13. This is gorgeous Lyn. You done a fab job!

  14. Ohh wowww Lyn,what a beautiful card,i love your papers and colours.
    So gorgeous details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  15. Lovely card! I think I must be the only one in blog land that hasn't managed to make one yet!

  16. Great idea and a wonderful job,I have to get back into card making some day lol
    Happy Christmas !!

  17. Great easel card Lyn, they are fun once you do one the world is open to you

  18. This is stunning Lyn glad my tutorial works lol

  19. Hey Lyn this is just gorgeous. :) :) I am so pleased you found Maxine's tutorial so easy to follow. :) I have made my first one too using the same tutorial. :)


  20. amazing work, i love the colours of this make


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