Saturday, 30 March 2013

Baaa, it's Easter!


Simple card with a ready shaped card blank, doily and a egg shaped sheep sticker from Poundland (a couple of years ago).


This is for:

Aud sentiments 77: for a child
Paper pretties 251: cards for the kiddos
Craft your passion 155: make it cute
Crafts4eternity R117: cute as you like
Pink gem 73: make it cute
Pumpkin spice 13: spring animals
Simply create too 34: animals
Crazy amigo: eggs
Craftin desert divas: craft it up & link it up party 2: Easter eggstravaganza
4crafty chicks 135: Easter
DL.ART anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: Easter/spring
Victorine 55: anything Easter
Kaboodle 164: Easter or spring
Fussy & fancy 85: spring days
Ruby rainbow 50:  Easter
Allways something creative 50: Easter
Creatalicious 46: lovely Easter
Hiding in my craft room 91: freestyle
613 avenue create 11: anything goes
My Grafico 148: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 7: anything goes
Make it Monday 133
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Eggs and chicks


Shaped cards, doilies, circle die cuts, eggs and chicks from Hobby Craft.



These are for:

Sparkles 42: birds
Aud sentiments 77: for a child
Paper pretties 251: cards for the kiddos
Southern girls 65: the kids are alright
Craft your passion 155: make it cute
Crafts4eternity R117: cute as you like
Pink gem 73: make it cute
Pumpkin spice 13: spring animals
Crazy amigo: eggs
Craftin desert divas: craft it up & link it up party 2: Easter eggstravaganza
Sentimental Sundays 147: stitching (but I didn't actually sew it!)
Fun with shapes and more 131: last minute Easter
One sweet challenge March: spring
Incy wincy: use pastels
4crafty chicks 135: Easter
DL.ART anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: Easter/spring
Victorine 55: anything Easter
Kaboodle 164: Easter or spring
Fussy & fancy 85: spring days
Ruby rainbow 50:  Easter
Allways something creative 50: Easter
Creatalicious 46: lovely Easter
Hiding in my craft room 91: freestyle
613 avenue create 11: anything goes
My Grafico 148: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 7: anything goes
Make it Monday 133
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More frutti tutti


For this card I've used more tutti frutti card and papers, using nestie labels to cut out, once again stamping and embossing the Docrafts stamp.


This is for:

Crafts by Carolyn TTC013-04 do be square
Fun with shapes and more 131: last minute Easter
One sweet challenge March: spring
Tuesday alchemy 53: over the pastel rainbow
Incy wincy: use pastels
Stamp dreams 9: spring colours
Alota 103: springtime
Stamptacular 209: spring fever
Loves rubber stamps 45: Easter
Oldie but a goodie: Easter (stamp is much older than six months)
CCEE 1313: oldies but goodies
Inky impressions 103: Easter or spring
4crafty chicks 135: Easter
Creative Belli 166: Easter (old and forgotten supplies)
DL.ART anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: Easter/spring
Victorine 55: anything Easter
Kaboodle 164: Easter or spring
Use it Tuesday 52: all about spring (used supplies I've had for ages )
Fussy & fancy 85: spring days
Ruby rainbow 50:  Easter
Allways something creative 50: Easter
Creatalicious 46: lovely Easter
Hiding in my craft room 91: freestyle
613 avenue create 11: anything goes
My Grafico 148: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 7: anything goes
Make it Monday 133
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Easter butterfly


I love the Funstamps 'swirling wings' butterfly stamp I've used on this card, simply inking with memento rich cocoa, stamped directly on to the background paper. The sentiment stamp is by Papermania and the brown spacers used as flowers are prima.


This is for:

Natalie and Amy 8: monochromatic
Soartful March: shades of brown
AnMaCreatief 18: butterflies
Country view crafts 2: butterflies
Pumpkin spice 13: spring animals or insects
Alota 103: springtime
Stamptacular 209: spring fever
Loves rubber stamps 45: Easter
Oldie but a goodie: Easter (stamp is much older than six months)
CCEE 1313: oldies but goodies
Inky impressions 103: Easter or spring
4crafty chicks 135: Easter
Creative Belli 166: Easter (old and forgotten supplies)
DL.ART anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: Easter/spring
Victorine 55: anything Easter
Kaboodle 164: Easter or spring
Use it Tuesday 52: all about spring (used supplies I've had for ages )
Fussy & fancy 85: spring days
Ruby rainbow 50:  Easter
Allways something creative 50: Easter
Creatalicious 46: lovely Easter
613 avenue create 11: anything goes
My Grafico 148: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 7: anything goes
Make it Monday 133
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Sunflowers to brighten up a dull spring


I don't know what it's like where you are, but it's not very spring-like here - still very cold, which is why I'm staying in today!

I distressed the fancy edges of the card blank with mustard seen distress ink. The background paper and that used for the inside of the card are K & Co.

The sunflower 3D stickers are from stash.



This is for:

Facebook A card a day
Natalie and Amy 8: monochromatic
4crafty chicks 135: Easter
Creative Belli 166: Easter (old and forgotten supplies)
DL.ART anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: Easter/spring
Victorine 55: anything Easter
Kaboodle 164: Easter or spring
Use it Tuesday 52: all about spring (used supplies I've had for ages )
Fussy & fancy 85: spring days
Ruby rainbow 50:  Easter
Allways something creative 50: Easter
Creatalicious 46: lovely Easter
Crafty boots: flowers
Red carpet studio 29: the secret garden - flowers
613 avenue create 11: anything goes
My Grafico 148: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 7: anything goes
Make it Monday 133
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Tutti frutti Happy Easter


Another card using the front of a shaped card on to a plain card blank with the addition of nestie cut labels using Craftwork Cards tutti frutti card and paper, stamping the Easter sentiment directly on to the tutti frutti paper, which meant I had to emboss it because it was staying wet and I was too impatient to wait for it to dry! Flowers are Craftime.


This is for:

Crafts by Carolyn TTC013-04 do be square
Fun with shapes and more 131: last minute Easter
Alota 103: springtime
Loves rubber stamps 45: Easter
Oldie but a goodie: Easter (stamp is much older than six months)
CCEE 1313: oldies but goodies
Inky impressions 103: Easter or spring
4crafty chicks 135: Easter
Creative Belli 166: Easter (old and forgotten supplies)
DL.ART anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: Easter/spring
Victorine 55: anything Easter
Kaboodle 164: Easter or spring
Use it Tuesday 52: all about spring (used supplies I've had for ages )
Fussy & fancy 85: spring days
Ruby rainbow 50:  Easter
Allways something creative 50: Easter
Creatalicious 46: lovely Easter
Crafty boots: flowers
Red carpet studio 29: the secret garden - flowers
613 avenue create 11: anything goes
My Grafico 148: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 7: anything goes
Make it Monday 133
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Simply Happy Easter


I'm showing a lot of Easter cards that I made and sold for charity recently that I hadn't got round to blogging. So, here is another one, using the front of a ready patterned shaped card blank stuck on to a plain card blank. Three nestie label shapes using Craftwork Cards tutti frutti card and paper, stamped in the middle with the Docrafts Happy Easter.


This is for:

Fun with shapes and more 131: last minute Easter
Alota 103: springtime
Loves rubber stamps 45: Easter
Oldie but a goodie: Easter (stamp is much older than six months)
CCEE 1313: oldies but goodies
Inky impressions 103: Easter or spring
4crafty chicks 135: Easter
Creative Belli 166: Easter (old and forgotten supplies)
DL.ART anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: Easter/spring
Victorine 55: anything Easter
Kaboodle 164: Easter or spring
Use it Tuesday 52: all about spring (used supplies I've had for ages )
Fussy & fancy 85: spring days
Stamptacular 209: spring fever
Ruby's rainbow 50: Easter
The cutie pie 40: Easter
Allways something creative 50: Easter
Creatalicious 46: lovely Easter
613 avenue create 11: anything goes
My Grafico 148: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 7: anything goes
Make it Monday 133
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Embossed Easter


For this card I used an embossing folder with my eBosser - the beauty of this is that I could open out the card blank and emboss on the front without any danger of getting lines I didn't want - so good to have an A4 area to work with. The sentiment grosgrain ribbon was from Hobby Craft and the eggs from Poundland a couple of years ago.


This is for:

Cardmakin mamas: no patterned paper
Crafty ribbons 42: anything goes with ribbon
Ribbon carousel 78: spring is in the air
Crazy amigo: eggs
Craftin desert divas: craft it up & link it up party 2: Easter eggstravaganza
4crafty chicks 135: Easter
Creative Belli 166: Easter (old and forgotten supplies)
DL.ART anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: Easter/spring
Victorine 55: anything Easter
Kaboodle 164: Easter or spring
Use it Tuesday 52: all about spring (used supplies I've had for ages )
Fussy & fancy 85: spring days
Ruby's rainbow 50: Easter
The cutie pie 40: Easter
Allways something creative 50: Easter
Creatalicious 46: lovely Easter
613 avenue create 11: anything goes
My Grafico 148: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 7: anything goes
Make it Monday 133
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Purple/lilac birthday wishes


I used the front of a ready shaped card blank stuck on to a plain white card blank, using a variety of Create and Craft and Prima flowers and spacers, a couple of stickers I've had for ages and the greeting.


This is for:

Lexi 86: special female birthday
Red carpet studio 29: the secret garden - flowers
Natalie and Amy 8: monochromatic
Crafts by Carolyn TTC013-03 purple
Tando creative: flowers

Daffodils


Another Easter card using some 3D daffodil stickers that look so life-like. Unfortunately, because they were mounted on to a gold mirror card die cut shape, it's impossible to get a photo without showing what's in the 'mirror'!


This is for:

Alphabet: D for daffodils
Catered crop: flower power
Crafty boots: flowers
Red carpet studio 29: the secret garden - flowers
Brown sugar 35: flowers
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 153: the letter A - twice in the sentiment
2 sisters 137: sparkle n shine
Happy campers 13: add dimension
Fun with shapes and more 131: last minute Easter (used nestie die cut labels shapes)
4crafty chicks 135: Easter
Creative Belli 166: Easter (old and forgotten supplies)
DL.ART anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: Easter/spring
Victorine 55: anything Easter
Kaboodle 164: Easter or spring
Use it Tuesday 52: all about spring (used supplies I've had for ages )
Fussy & fancy 85: spring days
Ruby's rainbow 50: Easter
The cutie pie 40: Easter
Allways something creative 50: Easter
Creatalicious 46: lovely Easter
613 avenue create 11: anything goes
My Grafico 148: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 7: anything goes
Make it Monday 133
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More lily of the valley for Easter


Another card using some of those lovely Martha Stewart lily of the valley. The backing is a piece of card rescued from a pack of prima flowers (too good to waste). The background paper is My Mind's Eye. Just the addition of a peel off silver cross, some stitched ribbon and the Easter sentiment and the card was done.


This is for:

Try it on Tuesday: recycle it
Sarah Hurley 78: recycle
ABC 22: Easter cards
Creative inspirations 207: Easter wishes
Papercraft star 138: Easter

More and more eggs


Two more Easter cards featuring eggs on fancy shaped card blanks, set off by doilies. The eggs and flowers are sparkly felt from Hobby Craft.



These are for:

Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 153: the letter A - in both sentiments
Pile it on 12: dots (the second card)
The ribbon reel 49: pink, yellow & aqua plus ribbon and a flower (the second card)
Crafty ribbons 42: anything goes with ribbon
Ribbon carousel 78: spring is in the air
Crazy amigo: eggs
Craftin desert divas: craft it up & link it up party 2: Easter eggstravaganza
Penny's 120: anything but square
Milkcoffee: anything but square
2 sisters 137: sparkle n shine
Sentimental Sundays 147: stitching (but I didn't actually sew it!)
One stop crafts 222: Easter
4crafty chicks 135: Easter
Creative Belli 166: Easter (old and forgotten supplies)
DL.ART anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: Easter/spring
Victorine 55: anything Easter
Kaboodle 164: Easter or spring
Use it Tuesday 52: all about spring (used supplies I've had for ages )
Fussy & fancy 85: spring days
Ruby's rainbow 50: Easter
The cutie pie 40: Easter
Allways something creative 50: Easter
Creatalicious 46: lovely Easter
613 avenue create 11: anything goes
My Grafico 148: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 7: anything goes
Make it Monday 133
52 card pick-up 2.13

Birthday wishes


A CAS card using the front of a ready scalloped card blank (I'm a thrifty crafter so I quite often split a card like this so that I can get two cards out of the one card blank). The flowers are a mixture of some from Create and Craft and some Prima and the sentiment is an old one from stash.


This is for:

Less is more lucky dip: use scallops
Lexi 86: special female birthday
Charisma cardz 12: happy birthday
Red carpet studio 29: the secret garden - flowers
Brown sugar 35: flowers

Candlelight carol


This is my second card for my CHNC challenge 118, which is to base your Christmas card on a carol or song. Once again, I've used paper from the Authentique 'peaceful' collection, stamping directly on to it and colouring with Spectrum Noir. The stamp is one that was kindly supplied by Flonz craft, one of the sponsors of CHNC challenge 118. I also printed the carol - another one that I guess isn't well known - directly on to the paper, with the addition of some glittered green ribbon and some My Mind's Eye 'all is bright' buttons.

This is the carol:
How do you capture the wind on the water?
How do you count all the stars in the sky?

How can you measure the love of a mother,
Or how can you write down a baby's first cry?

Candlelight, angel light, firelight and starglow
Shine on his cradle till breaking of dawn.
Gloria, Gloria in excelsis deo!
Angels are singing the Christ Child is born.


This is also for:

Rudolph day for March
Christmas card challenges 17:  CAS cards
Crafty ribbons 42: anything goes with ribbon
Paper-crafting journeyribbon or lace
Facebook Sunday's with Santa week 10: never seen ink - first time I've used this stamp

Have a holly, jolly Christmas


Yes, I know it's Easter, not Christmas, so first of all I wish everyone a HAPPY EASTER.

This is my first card for my CHNC challenge 118 that starts today - I'm asking for cards based on a Christmas carol or song.

I wanted to use the 'Christmas holly' that was kindly supplied by Cedar Chest Designs, on of the sponsors of CHNC challenge 118 - I thought of some popular carols and then found this old carol that is probably not well known. It's quite hard to see on the picture, so I think it's worth showing it here:


Have a holly, jolly Christmas,
It's the best time of the year.
I don't know if there'll be snow,
But have a cup of cheer.
Have a holly, jolly Christmas
And when you walk down the street
Say hello to friends you know
And everyone your meet.

I printed the image directly on to a piece of Authentique paper from the 'peaceful collection' and coloured with Spectrum noir (I haven't deserted my copics and promarkers, but have added the SNs to my collection), also printing the carol direct to paper. The piece of sparkly ribbon has been in my Christmas box for some time and needed using (another piece used on my next card) and the gems are My Mind's Eye 'all is bright', part of a package that I won recently.


This is for:

2 sisters 137: sparkle n shine
Christmas card challenges 17:  CAS cards
Jingle belles: bling-ing
Christmas cards all year road March: sparkle & bling
Bloggers challenge: bling it on
Emerald faerie garden 41: bling
Facebook Sunday's with Santa week 11: holly
Crafty ribbons 42: anything goes with ribbon
Paper-crafting journey: ribbon or lace
The pink elephant 192: clean and simple
The paper shelter 105: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
613 avenue create 11: anything goes
My Grafico 148: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 7: anything goes
Make it Monday 133
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