Thursday 25 July 2013

Blackberry Fool

  I like birthday cards that are 'useful', so I have made an easel card which contains a recipe.
  I folded a piece of 10" by 7" card in two and used a Spellbinders grand scalloped oval to cut through the two layers to form the basis of the card, making sure that the die overlapped the fold so that the card did not end up in two pieces! One oval was then folded in half again to make the easel mechanism.Using the same die I cut a piece of green card which I attached to the lower fold to form the easel and a piece of Neenah card.

 The Neenah card was stamped with a blackberry fool recipe from Joanna Sheen's country kitchen series. I coloured the image with Promarkers and added glossy accents to the fruit and glitter to the leaves. Distress ink dusty concord was used round the edges, before attaching it to the base of the main card. Die cut 'Best' 'Wishes' were then added.
  The stamp used for the easel top is from Joanna Sheen's Autumn House Mouse collection. Again I coloured with Promarkers, edged with dusty concord, highlighted the berries with glossy accents and glittered the leaves. I then mounted this onto purple mirri card before fixing to the green card. A sentiment stamped onto light green card and mounted onto purple mirri card was fixed at the base of the topper.
 The stop for the easel was made up of leaves stamped from the above House Mouse set and glittered!!
   I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
   Penny Black and More - dies and punches
   Cupcake Craft - photo inspired - I used the colours
   Passion For Promarkers - easel does it
   Whoopsi Daisy - use two or more dies
   QKR Stampede - fruity fun
   Eureka Stamps - have a happy birthday
   House Mouse and Friends - add some sparkle


  1. love the image and that super shine, thank you for sharing them with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Fabulous, loving those pesky mice! Thank you for playing along with my theme this week at PFP & good luck. Jane x

  3. Gorgeous card :-) the image is very cute and the oval shape and easel design are fab,, love the recipe too ,, what a lovely idea ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge
    Lols x x x

  4. WOW, Pretty color combo, image and sparkle. AND a recipe too. What a clever idea! Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  5. This is gorgeous. The image is adorable and coloured so beautifully. I love the recipe and the way you have used the leaves.
    Thank you for taking part in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  6. What a great card, those mice are so cute. Thanks for joining us this week for "Fruity Fun."

    Karal QKR Stmpede
    My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

  7. What a fantastic card, fab design and a really cute image.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at QKR Stampede.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    QKR Stampede Design Team Member

  8. I love easel cards and this one is so darn cute! Thanks for playing along with the Eureka! Stamps Challenge this week.

  9. Too cute and such a pretty easel design. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week and good luck! :) Donna ♥ x

  10. Absolutely adorable.

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  11. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x