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Monday, 25 August 2014

Twist and Shout!

Happy Bank Holiday Monday to all my UK bloggie pals, and a Happy Monday to anyone overseas.  Today is forecast to be wet and windy so Toad and I are heading off to a favourite garden centre this morning where they sell homebaked cakes, bagsy a cheese and ham scone with a big mug of latte!  Then we are popping over to see the Oldies to make sure they aren't up to any mischief.

Speaking of the Oldies, it is my beloved mum's birthday in a couple of weeks and I wanted to make her something a bit different from my normal.  So, when a pal suggested I make a twisted easel card I thought she had lost her mind, I don't do complicated.  But I sat down and watched a tutorial on YouTube and wondered why I had panicked - if someone had told me before it was only one fold I would have been turning these out by the bucket load.  I made my first one on Saturday (can't show you that yet) and my second one yesterday, which will be mum's birthday card.

Really sorry about the dark/light photo - it was a bugger to get a good shot of this.
So, LOTV James With Daisy
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
LOTV/Raspberry Road papers Baskets & Bunnies
Wild Rose Studio dies - Rose Corner and Wild Rose
Sentiment stamps from Personal Impressions
Pearls from stash

I made a little triangular block for the sentiment so it was raised at an angle, but it has more angle than originally anticipated, so it will be difficult to shove into an envelope.  Next job, a shallow box!

Thanks ever so much for popping over today.  I know I am way behind (again) with visits and comments so I really appreciate you taking the time out to still come and see me; it means a lot.

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Well amazed you haven't tried these, so cute and so pretty. Was thinking mmmmmm how will that go in an envelope as looks rather raised but a box will be lovely. I hate making boxes so make mine to fit in envelopes. Enjoy your day, love a cheese scone but black coffee for me x

Sarah said...

Love it Squirrel!! Pretty papers and I love the angled sentiment stopper, what a great idea. Enjoy the scone!! xx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous my friend love the papers the cute image the easel of course and then there is those wonderful WRS dies beautiful use of them, do hope you have shared ;)
hugs Kate xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Squirrel. I love the cute perfectly coloured image, pretty papers and wonderful design.
I hope you have a good day.
hugs Sue xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Oh, this is adorable. I love the cloud detail x

Faith A said...

Well if you can do something like this AND so cute and fab, then PERHAPS I can too. It's a FABULOUS card

KraftyKoolKat said...

So gorgeous sweetie. Love that image and the beautiful colours. I did a double twisted easel a few weeks on my blog with the measurements etc.


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image and details.xxx

Annette said...

James is adorable and I love the little cloud behind him too. Fab dies. I'm glad you've tried the fold, it's perfect for a special card. I've tried it once or twice but just don't tend to think to do fancy folds most of the time.
Hope you have a fab BH Monday.

aussie aNNie said...

Absolutely stunning, love the colours and gorgeous additional beauties.xxx

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Dot said...

Great to see you making twisted easel cards, I love them, and noooo; not diffecult at all.
Lovely card for youe mum,
hugs Dorte

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous easel card Squirrel, I like the image and the die cuts
Kevin xx

Whisper said...

Oooo absolutely stunning hun and like you i have never tried doing one, as i thought they were too difficult - i think i may give a go now.

What do you think of the Hamilton / Rosberg fiasco ??, Luv Sam x

Chrissy said...

Well done Squirrel...gorgeous card and love James the Bear..I have done a straight easel but you have bet me to the post with a twisted..perfect.


Jackie said...

Who's a clever squirrel then LOL. Gorgeous as always, and it goes without saying that the image is very cute :o)
Jackie xx

Jennifer said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Squirrel. I bet your Mum loved it. I love making twisted easel cards...double and triples are such fun to do...lots of space for decorating, and the recipients are amazed (I don't let on that they are simple to make).

Jennifer. x

Helen in the UK said...

Love the contrast pink you used for the die-cut elements. Congrats on discovering twisted easels - they are easy, but look quite impressive :)

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