Hello!!  Well I knew it had been a while since I’d posted but I had thought it was days rather than weeks! I am so sorry – we’ve had so much happening and I havent been 100% but now with super-charged meds I should be on the road to recovery – well lets hope so cos they cost $70!

Its Saturday so time for another Utah Divas International Sketch Challenge and another lovely sketch from the lovely Carol. I looked and looked at this sketch until I worked out what to do – I know its not a hard sketch but I wanted to do something a little different and this is what I came up with …

It suddenly dawned on me that I could do an Easel Card and I’d done one of these for Christmas but not for a general card and since I am now creating classes for Mother’s Day gifts I thought why not turn this into a Mother’s Day card!

It also happens to be my Mum’s birthday on 1st April so I can easily make this card into a lovely birthday card just by changing the sentiment!  Mum has always loved hydrangeas and has always had at least one plant of them in her garden if not a row of them! I am sure she’s had them at every house she’s lived in.

I love these Easel cards as they are so so so easy to make and when someone receives one they just ooo and aaah over them!

Now so you can see how they stand here is an image of the side view of the card when standing.

These cards flatten out for easy posting too – you might just have to include instructions on how to stand them up and show them off!

Now we are continuing with the Sketch round so now hop over to Lori’s blog to see what wonderful creation she has made this week.

Now my lovely husband has to go in for cataract surgery on Monday so I will be out at the hospital with him all day but will try to be back posting regularly again for you – I actually have some projects I havent posted yet so thats a good thing. If you dont mind please say a prayer for him (and me) on Monday.


  1. Great card Leonie – my Mum’s birthday is the 1st April too…..and now that I have that set……!!! I hope all went well for Neil today and that you are feeling better.

  2. It’s lovely Leonie. I am yet to actually do one of these easel cards – how that has happened I don’t know!!
    Wishing your hubby all the best with his operation – I’m sure it’ll be a huge success.

  3. wonderful card!
    I’ll be praying for you both,
    that Neil’s Opp goes perfectly and that you are not worried & stressed out too much!
    You both will be in my thoughts & prayer’s!

    xx Mel B

  4. So sorry to hear that u have been battling ailment Leonie. Fingers crossed that the super $$ meds do the job.
    Wrapped to see that u have doneas easel card. Aren’t they fun?? You card is so soft and feminine and perfect for the occasion. I did the ooooooohhhhhhhhhh when I saw it…so that’s enough proof…LOL!!!
    I wish ur hubby all the best for 2moro. My thoughts are with you. Stay well and happy. ooxx

  5. Wow, what a great card design, and card! And thinking ahead for Mother’s Day! Thanks for the reminder. I’ll be praying for your husband. {Hugs}

  6. it’s beautiful leonie. this is one of my favorite sets and i don’t own it. i’m always borrowing my friend’s. great job!!

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