Friday, 6 April 2012

Easter blossoms, fruit and flowers

Well the title isn't entirely accurate as there's no fruit in today's post; there are plenty of flowers and blossoms though! I've been making last minute Easter cards and where better to find inspiration than the fabulous ColourQ site...


... where the palette this week is so soft and pretty and it was hard not to just go straight off and make the adorable little baskets in the inspiration photo! Come and see what I did make:


I was prompted to make a stamped aperture frame card after spotting this tutorial by the very talented Mynnette. Fruit and Flowers is just the right sort of set to do this kind of stamping and I used my markers directly on the stamps to create the multi-coloured images.


Adding punched flowers centred with brads gives a dimensional look to the frame and I used my favourite Easter sentiment from Easter Blossoms in the recess.


This wonderful stamp from the Just Believe set is one of my 'go to' images at springtime because the flowers make such great daffodils with just a few scribbles with a marker. I thought the daffs would make a nice contrast with the floral sentiment frame.

While I had the Just Believe stamp out, I made another card using the same colour palette.


 Peach Parfait, So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz are perfect for the daffodils so I added a Blushing Bride mat and also a little embossed die-cut butterfly.


I'll show you another quick Easter card I made at the eleventh hour. This one uses the wonderful blossom image from Easter Blossoms.


I used markers to colour the rubber of my stamp - this really is a favourite technique of mine, had you noticed?! - before stamping it onto card stock. The image was inked up again but with a darker pink for the blossom this time, and stamped in a slightly different position. I sponged around the image with a little Bashful Blue ink before mounting th panel onto a Crumb Cake base.


The 'Happy Easter' is from Teeny Tiny Wishes - the words have been stamped one on top of the other, which is easy to achieve with a stamp-a-majig. I cut the sentiment out with a 3/4" circle punch and sponged the edges before attaching to the card front.

Now, normally I would add a supply list so that you can see what you'd need to recreate these cards but there are a lot of cards today and my presence is being noisily demanded by some of my favourite people who would like to decorate an Easter tree please! So if you have any queries about what I've used, do let me know won't you and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. And if you'd like to place an order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. And don't forget to add a free pack of designer paper if your order is £45 or more (offer limited to one pack per qualifying order - click here for details).

Thanks for looking today. I will be back tomorrow when I'll have something rather special to show you, so don't miss that!




35 comments:

  1. Both cards are beautiful and perfect Spring/Easter cards, Vicky. I love your daffodils. Your stamping with markers technique always looks perfect...I must have a go at doing that.
    Looking forward to seeing what you have to show tomorrow x

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  2. Lovely soft palette of colours, perfect for Easter. Helen (Sydney)

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  3. Lovely cards! The ColourQ one is just lovely! I love the frame feature! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!

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  4. These are delightful, Vicky. The first couple with the soft subtle leaves and flowers are very sweet but the blossom branches is my favourite-it's gorgeous.

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  5. LOVE this, Vicky! You did an amazing job with your stamped punch window card! I hope you get a chance to link it to the Technique Tuesday post--I want others to see it, too!!! :) LOVE the rest of them, too--you're amazing!

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  6. What a sweetie! Perfect for spring & Easter! Hugs xxx

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  7. Two lovely Easter Cards Vicky...your daffodil card is my favourite...

    Anne

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  8. Beautiful easter cards Vicki. Hope you enjoy the easter weekend with your family!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  9. Hello Vicky

    Beautiful and stunning Easter cards with gorgeous colours.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  10. I love ALL three cards. I especially love the way you made the daffs! Happy Easter xx

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  11. Lovely cards Vicky. I love your just believe daffodils. Great use of the stamp. The blossom is so effective. x

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  12. Oh my goodness Vicky you are on fire with these Easter cards.... I love them to bits! So pretty !
    Inspired way to change the flowers to daffs and the cherry blossom is just amazing how you've stamped it :0)
    Popping backwards in time to see what I've missed this week!
    Jenny x

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  13. So delicate and Spring like, Vicky - I love the colours and the images are just perfect. Gorgeous work x

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  14. Both are oh so pretty Vicky ! Beautiful Spring colours and superb use of the stamp sets as always ! Have a happy Easter !
    Jane x

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  15. They are all gorgeous Vicky but the first one has to be my favourite - so pretty!
    have a good Easter
    margaret x

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  16. Such lovely cards Vicky in such gorgeous spring colours - hope you have fun decorating your Easter Tree - Jacqueline xx

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  17. Three gorgeous cards, Vicky. I love them all. The Easter blossoms are especially beautiful. I love the way you've inked them in two pinks. I've never used markers to ink a stamp before, but you've inspired me to give it a try. Ann Y.

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  18. My you have been a busy bee. They are all absolutely gorgeous Vicky. Loved the blossom one, it reminds me of the cherry blossom we use to have.
    Lynne xxx

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  19. Beautiful cards,, Vicky, the two with the same colors are beautifully done, love both designs, but your oval window is awesome! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week! Have a great Easter.

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  20. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous card Vicky ... I to saw that tutorial .... Great flowers and colors hope you and yours have a fab Easter ....
    Hugs Sylvie xxxxx

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  21. These are all gorgeous Vicky! Love all those Daffodils...very clever! They are my favourite flower too so I may have to add that stamp to my wishlist!
    Happy Easter!
    Lizy xx

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  22. Fabulous colour combo and beautifully stamped! Love how you made the daffodils Vicky, so effective:)
    Val x
    I'm enjoying lots of Charlie cuddles as he is visiting Nana Val for the first time:D

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  23. Ooh Vicky, you are Mistress of the Markers! How clever of you to create daffs with that stamped flower image. Terrific cards as usual.
    Happy Easter. x

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  24. Thanks for linking--your cards are fabulous! ;)

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  25. All are just so beautiful Vicky!

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  26. Stunning cards! It's hard to pick a favourite - I love the pretty details of the first two, but the double stamping of the Easter blossom in the last card is incredible!

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  27. Gorgeous cards Vicky the colours and design are brilliant here, well done, Gay xxx

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  28. Absolutely stunning cards x x

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  29. These are all so wonderful Vicky. The colors are perfect for Easter and spring and you've created some lovely cards for us to enjoy!

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  30. Vicky both cards are fabulous, your colourQ is just stunning.

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  31. Great cards! Love how you framed the sentiment on the first one! Great use of the colors! Thanks for playing at ColourQ this week!

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  32. Both cards are beautiful Vicky i have made a similar one to the second card that blossom stamp is fab Luv Sue x

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  33. Love the aperture card Vicky...so pretty and feminine...I especially love how you stamped around the window, I'm going to be giving that a go!

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  34. I love your take on the stamped punch window! So very, very pretty!

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  35. Very pretty cards! I especially love the first one with the window.

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x