Thursday 25 March 2010

Easter card production line

Mum phoned this morning and asked if she could please have 12 Easter cards. I counted up how many I'd made so far, which was the grand sum of 8 - and we need more than that for ourselves. (Incidentally, if she'd asked for Christmas cards it would have been much easier - lol! - I've already made over 50).

So I spent time this morning stamping and colouring with copics - the stamps I used are all foam ones bought from QVC - they give a surprisingly good, clear impression. I needed to keep everything quite simple if I was going to get enough cards made - I managed to do 16 in all, including 3 non-stamped cards. I made good use of some of the aperture cards that a crafting friend kindly sent to me recently.

I thought of doing a few separate blog posts, but instead I'm going to stick to this one post, which will inevitably be a long one, but it will save any repeating.

There are still lots of challenges around atm that cover Easter and spring, so these are some that I'm linking all the cards shown:

Stampin' for the weekend 35
Our creative corner
Paper garden projects 3
Ann's creative nook 82
Magical crafts 11
Incy wincy 35
Stamp with fun 51
Everybody art 83
Jacksonbelle Tuesday 98
Cutie stampers 47
Frosted designs
Allsorts 44
Crazy 4 challenges 29
Lots to do 11
Secret crafter Saturday 75
Sweet stampin' 18
Wednesday stamper
Charisma cardz 12
C.R.A.F.T. 43
Hanna and friends 37
One powerful hour
Paperplay week 12

The following four batches of cards are suitable for Stampin' sisters in Christ 31: 'clean and simple', Lucy's 7: 'clean and simple' and There she goes 47: 'simplicity'.

So first, I'll show cards with a lily stamp:

The second one is good for Color throwdown 85: 'baja breeze, garden green, certainly celery' and also for the inspiration photo given for Little red wagon challenge 21 and the inspiration given for cupcake challenge 51 on Hope stamps eternal.

The next three cards use a stamped image of irises:

These particularly show feather blending with copics, which is one of my favourite techniques and is therefore being linked for Copic creations 24 and also Fab n funky 16: it's all in the technique'. The colours used are good for Sophisticat 27: 'recipe: mint green, lilac + other colour + flowers'.

Then, for the next four cards I used a large stamp in a couple of different ways, firstly just with memento rich cocoa stamping and secondly with the same stamping lightly coloured in places with copics.

These cards, particularly the first two, are suitable for Fiskarettes Monday challenge: chocolate/brown, Quixotic 18: 'monochromatic' and Susie's sassy 11: 'Sally's spring garden'.

The next card is similar to one I showed yesterday - using the same stamp, but this time cutting round it and using a large aperture card - this uses the colours called for in Stampin' B 51: 'purple, green and yellow', although I admit that the purple is minimal, but I love that little crocus. There are also little chicks on this card which I think qualify as 'furry friends' for Pile it on 11.

Lastly, I made three cards that didn't involve stamping. I used a PDA 'chicks' paper for two of them and a striped one for the other one. All the glitzy stickers were from Poundland, which are right for:

Pollycraft 36: 'sparkly things'
Creative cottage 3: 'sparkle'
Stampin' royalty 12: 'get glitter happy'
One stop craft 72: 'let it shine!'

They also have dimension for Cute card Thursday 105.

This one has a shaker on it for 365 cards day 20: 'let's make some noise' and also are pastel colours for Colour create 41, with the option of Easter/spring.

If you've got to the end here you must be as tired as I am now!


  1. Wowee! That is a lot of cards to do in a day Hazel. Well done to you! They are all beautiful.
    Thank you so much for joining both the OSCC and Frosted Design challenges.
    Sharon xx

  2. Wow! that is a lot of cards and a lot of challenges. I don't know how you can keep them all straight LOL!

    The cards are all wonderful. How sweet of you to make so many. Thanks for playing the Birthday Party games at Paper Garden Projects!

  3. You have been a busy girl Hazel, they are all stunning. Thank you so much for joining us at OSCC & C.R.A.F.T. this week. Hugs Suzi xx

  4. Wow, lovely cards! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges! :)

  5. Thanks for joining us at the StampinB this week with your beautiful Easter card. I liked your little purple crocus, also.

  6. You've been very busy Hazel, lots of lovely creations!

  7. Hi Hazel - I'm sorry, I'm a little new to this - this is my first week on the team. I'm a little confused as to which card you entered in our SR challenge or was there more than one? The two cards with the glitter stickers are very pretty and have a great design. Thanks for playing.

  8. Whew! I'm all worn out - dont' know how you do it, but thanks for including the Stampin B's in your plethera of challenges;-) Great work~

  9. fabulous cards! Thank you so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty!

  10. those are all very nice hazel,i think i like the cocolate/brown ones best :)

  11. They all look great! but wat a work!

  12. Oh my goodness. Well done You! They are all fabulous...the spring garden ones were very classy!
    Go have a rest now. Thanks for joining in with us at Susie's Sassy Challenge.

  13. Wow Hazel you have been busy - your cards are beautiful

    Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

  14. wowwww busy as a bee...fab selection of cards ! Thanks for joining Sweet Stampin.

  15. wow you have been busy, gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining this weeks Creative Cottage Challenge. Tracy x

  16. wow you did get a lot of Easter/Spring cards done and they are all great!

    Thanks for joining us this week at OPH.

  17. Wow! You've been busy! Lovely cards! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty this week!

  18. Wow, very busy!!! Wonderful cards!!!!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Hanna and Friends.


  19. Wowza hunny, you've been such a busy bee!!! i can not believe how many cards you've made for so many challenges! and all of them are absolutely fabulous. I have just ordered some foam stamps from QVC myself, and i am looking forward to getting them, now i see what brilliant prints you get from them! thank you for joining the Creative Cottage Challenge this week, good luck, Linda x

  20. Lots of lovely cards there Hazel you have been a very busy lady! Very hard to pick out a favourite as they are all so nice! Thanks for playing at Magical Crafts.
    Carol Ann xx

  21. Wow well done on making all these cards, so gorgeous and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  22. Gosh you have been busy making lots of lovely cards, they are all beautiful I would hate to choose a favourite
    Thanks for joining in at MCFC

    Jackie x

  23. Well done you! And how different does that floral stamp (the one you stamped in Rich cocoa) look with the colouring? Incredible difference! Fab selection of cards.

  24. what a great batch of cards, thanks for joining us at FnF :0)

  25. Fabulous cards. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
    Julie x

  26. Wow - you did have a productive day!
    Lovely cards!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  27. Georgeous - great favourite technique to have too. Many thanks for joining in with "Fab'n'Funky" challenges.


  28. Fab cards and so many you have been busy
    Thanks for playing Susie's sassy Challenge this week please come back soon
    Hugs Susie xx

  29. What great Easter cards, I love them. Thanks for joining in with this weeks oscc.
    Hugs Shelley xx

  30. You did so well, Hazel - I can't imagine ever making that many Easter cards - I only send a couple! well done

  31. Gorgeous projects hun - you have been busy!!
    Thank you so much for sharing at The Creative Cottage this week. Hope you get to play next time too!
    Teri x

  32. Hi Hazel, what gorgeous cards. You have been busy! Thanks for sharing with us at Susie's sassy challenge. Hugs, Denise x

  33. great job on all these cards - especially the easter ones. Thanks for playing with us at SR.

  34. Wow, that's a lot of cards!! Thanks for playing along with us in the Throwdown!

  35. Beautiful card, gorgeous sparkle!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage!
    Love Becky xx

  36. Wonderful cards!!! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

  37. have really out done yourself with such an amazing collection of wonderful creations :)Lynn

  38. Great cards. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge again this week and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  39. You have been busy!! Mum will love them

    Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge this week :)

  40. You are a stamping machine, Hazel!!! AND they are all stunning! Thanks for sharing them with us at SSCC.

  41. You've been a busy lady Hazel, lots of lovely cards there.

  42. wow Hazel how busy have you been and what a gorgeous set of cards...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
    Mina xxx

  43. Woow such cute cards.

    Thank you for joining this weeks Hanna and Friends.

  44. Wow, so many cards. You must have been very busy!

    Thanks for joining us at Hanna & Friends.

    Hugs, Kiki

  45. Well you're quite a busy lady! Lovely cards! Thanks again for joining us at Copic Creations!

  46. Wow, what an amazing collection of spring beauty!!

    A happy spring to you and yours,

  47. beautiful cards! thanks for joining in with us at CCT this week.
    hugs, annie x

  48. Great cards!
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT challenge.
    Magda :)

  49. HOLY COW!!! You have been busy!!!
    Very nice cards!!
    Thanks for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge.
    hugs, Janiel


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