Wednesday 19 June 2013

Easel Card With Drawer

Good morning everybody. I decided to have a couple of days playing hookey. On Monday I was very tired - thought I would sleep like a top on Sunday night but I guess I was overtired and also had lots on my mind thinking back over the day. Apart from my knees being a bit creaky I was otherwise fine. Other parts of my anatomy were okay too - thank goodness for padded shorts! Lol! Thanks Sue P for the offer of a rubber ring but luckily I didn't need it!  I must confess to not being the world's best sleeper so the tiredness builds up. Anyway, I had a really good night's sleep last night and feel great today!

My Project

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 I decided to make an easel card with a drawer since I haven't done one for a while. The actual drawer part measures 14 x 14 cms. I then used Grand Labels 1 to make an overlapping top and base to finish it off nicely. The easel card also measures 14 cms and I again used Grand Labels 1. I used SB Lace Doily Motifs for the centres of the top and base of the easel card, decorating with pearls from my stash. A rose from Wild Orchid Crafts acts as the stopper for the easel, together with some leaves from SB Foliage. The drawer handle is a punched white flower with a a dotty ribbon covered brad. The stamped sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs. I do love to use quotes in my work.

I thought this would make a nice gift with some note cards in the drawer. I'll show this in another post since I haven't actually done them yet.

I thought I would also give you a quick peek at my medal! The cheeky little badge was given to me by mum after the very first London to Brighton Bike Ride I did 26 years ago. I put it on every time I reach Brighton !!

I pinned the ribbon so you could see the wording

Well that's it from me today. The sun is shining so I think I'll go out and do some gardening.

Have a good day everybody.


Rita said...

Good Morning Christine. Congratulations on your bike ride success. Your Drawer Card is so stunning. I love the dies you have used to create this. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Unknown said...

Hello Christine, this is fabulous, an easel card with drawer is something I've always been going to make but never got around to, love the die selection too.

Crafty Lark said...

Hello Christine, Well your badge made me smile loads and your project card is absolutely fab. Love the button and pearl detail also. xx Flora

Unknown said...

A fantastic creation and love your badge, had to chuckle at it...
Now I have never made an easel box card and need to try this as it's

janieworkum said...

Wat een schitterende easelkaart. super
groetjes Janie

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic drawer card Christine. Love your medal and badge.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is absolutely fabulous Christine
Well done on your ride
jacqui xx

sue w. said...

Hi Christine, congrats hunnie on completing your ride, I for one think you deserve numerous medals!
Love your fab card it's beautiful, love the elegance and colours, a lovely keepsake.
Hugs Sue W.

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
what a superb drawer easel card. Love the colours used. Fabulous design as usual. That peach coloured card looks amazing, and the dies used on it are a great addition to any ones stash.
Wonderful medal for your bike ride. You are such a wonderful person for entering, and giving up your time, and energy to such a worthwhile cause. I love your badge your Mum gave you.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue said...

Congrats on completing your bike ride, it must be very rewarding to do something that you enjoy for a worthwhile cause.
Your drawer easel card is stunning. I love the design, gorgeous colours and beautiful verse.
Sue xx

Unknown said...

Brilliant Christine! Love the badge and the card with a drawer is a great idea for choccies too! :)it is beautifully constructed!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Hazel said...

Congrats on doing your bike ride, not good that you couldn't sleep but know the feeling, was always like that when I drove home the south of Germany to Scotland to collect the children from school. Went to bed a felt I was still driving.

I just love your card it's a great gift to.

Hazel xxx

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Wat een prachtige easelkaart
Mooie kleuren super
Gerrie xx

Sue said...

This is absolutely stunning Christine love everything about it..and well done you on your bike ride!!! huggles hun Sue xxx

Carol said...

Love your creation Christine, a lovely gift for someone. Congratulations on your bike ride too...I haven't ventured out again yet, need to go padded shorts shopping methinks!! Carol x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous project Christine. I love the colours and design.
Congratulations on your bike ride too.
Lorraine x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card,fab design and

Carole Z said...

Congrats on your bike ride Christine! Love your card, I have got quite into making these recently! Carole Z X

Brawny x said...

Wow! This is absolutely fabulous Christine. So, so clever. I've never attempted anything like this before. It will be a lovely gift for someone.
Best wishes Lea x

Patricia said...

Oh! Wow! Christine I just love what you have done for today.
Well done you, you deserve that medal, love the idea of your badge must bring back so many happy memories to treasure.
Remember the oil again!!!! helps the creaking

Patricia xxx

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UTs Hobby Time said...

Elegant card. Love the colors.

Karen Petitt said...

Love your medal and that cheeky badge is fabulous!
This is one gorgeous creation Christine - beautiful soft colours and the details are fantastic. Glad to hear you don't need a rubber ring lol, cheeky things we are lol! Karen x

Planetsusie said...

Brilliant creation Christine I just love the colours and the dies. I think anyone would just love to receive this.

Your medal and the badge are just the thing and I'm glad you wore them with pride!!! As for the rubber ring, I'm glad you didn't need it 'cos I've just realised it has a puncture and I don't have a repair kit - lol.

Bigs hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Peanut said...

Oh WOWOWOW!!!! That is a super mega fantabulously elegant project! LOVE IT!!!! And you managed to create this masterpiece with creaky knees and all? I bow in the presence of awesomeness! LOL
hugs, Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

May said...

Gorgeous creation Christine...Love the soft colours Brilliant attention to detail....

Well done on the Bike ride... I was thinking about you on the day as I only live approx 25 mins from Brighton...Love the badge too... Hugs May x x x

melanie said...

Well done on the bike ride the easel bx card looks fantastic .Melanie

Christine Hussey said...

Fabulous creation Christine it's a perfect gift and the colours you have chosen are great! Well done on your bike ride and thanks for showing us your medal and badge, a great achievement. Love & hugs Christine H xx

Sonia said...

Just wonderful creation my dear friend^_^
Beautiful embellishments^_^
Happy Sunday and big hug,

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