Friday, 29 March 2013

Happy Easter!

I've been mulling over the challenge from CASology this month where the cue word is Hope and then it suddenly occurred to me that a Christian Easter card would be perfect with its message of hope for mankind. Come and see:


I've used the branch from the wonderful Take Care stamp set to make this card. I think the leafy branches in the shape of a cross are perfect to say that while Jesus died on the cross, it was not the end.


I inked the branch up with markers before stamping a few times and fussy cutting. Linen thread is tied around the join and gives the look of a cross.


I made the frame using my Simply Scored tool and the 'green hill far away' with the Borders plate. The areas were coloured in roughly with an aquapainter and ink and the sentiment added with a stamp-a-majig for accurate placement.

I also have a Christmas card to show you today, made for Sandra's Rudolph Day challenge and inspired by the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown where they want to see cards featuring ribbons and bows. Here's my effort:


I used Stampin' Up's Beautiful Season holly and bird and added my favourite embellishment of the moment...


... yes! It's a bit of scoring using my beloved Borders scoring plate! My Cherry Cobbler seam binding fits perfectly in the middle of the two scored borders and I've added a showy double bow and a delicate sentiment from Petite Pairs.

It's Good Friday so I'm not going to add a list of what I used to make these cards but if there's anything you'd like to know about, or you'd like to place an order with me, do send me an email.

I shall be taking a break from blogging over the coming week so that I can romp about with my lovely family but (always assuming there are no bones broken!) I shall be back with more crafting fun very soon. Thank you so much for coming to visit me - I really do appreciate all your comments and emails and look forward to catching up with you soon.

Happy Easter everyone!

24 comments:

  1. Two lovely cards Vicky...lovely Easter card your your lovely tree....love your Christmas

    Anne

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  2. Two fab cards, as ever. You have been having fun with your scoreboard haven't you! Love that Rudolph Day card with it's lovely showy bow. Thanks for joining in.

    Happy Easter Hols

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  3. I love what you have been doing with this stamp set Vicky ! Have a wonderful Easter weekend with your family - hugs Jane x

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  4. What a gorgeous Christmas card Vicky, the image is coloured beautifully! The scoring and the ribbon and showy bow are the perfect accents!
    Thanks so much for sharing this lovely card with us at 52 {C}CT, please play along with us again soon! Ruth x

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  5. Vicky - your cards are lovely, and your Easter card is so inventive. I adore that sweet robin on your Christmas card, so beautifully coloured. And the embossed dttail around the ribbon is super. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

    PS Have a great time with the family.

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  6. Love your blog and all of your fabulous projects! Thank you for the inspiration!! Enjoy your break.

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  7. Your Easter card touched my heart .... thank you for sharing it!! I look forward to your return after your well-deserved blogging vacation. In addition to your lovely cards I enjoy reading about the antics of your sweet family.

    Easter blessings to you and your family!

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  8. Oh my goodness. Your Easter card is just the prettiest I have ever seen, so meaningful.
    Happy Easter.

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  9. Both beautiful cards Vicki. Your tree for CSAology in wonderfully embossed. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

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  10. Two very gorgeous cards, the Easter tree is fab and love the little robbin xxx

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  11. These are lovely - I love the shimmer on the seam binding (that surprised me!) and the embossing. But how clever is your cross! I love that it shows in death, there's life. Perfect symbolism! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

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  12. I love your Easter card Vicky - such a lovely idea. Thanks to for joining in at 52CCT - your Ribbons and Bows card is stunning - Jacqueline xx

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  13. Both cards are elegant, but do appreciate your words on Easter. Your card tells it all. Thanks and have a Blessed Easter.

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  14. Two amazing cards, Vicky! Love the creativity of stamp use on the first and I adore the gorgeous bow and dry embossing on your Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

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  15. These are just gorgeous Vicky! Very clever use of the branches and I love the ribbon on your Christmas card...I have been debating which ribbons to get...this has just topped my list!
    Happy Easter!
    Lizy xx

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  16. I love how you've used the branch not only as a tree but a cross too!! another fantastic idea Vicky, the twine just makes it for me and your scored landscape is perfect too :0)
    Happy Easter to you all, I hope you have a restful break.
    Jenny x

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  17. I love how you've used this branch to make a cross! And the little leaves speak of hope! Love the Christmas card too. You can never go wrong with a pretty bird and Cherry Cobbler ribbon!

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  18. Fab Easter card Vicky, and I love your Christmas card too.

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous bow on that card Vicky! Really love both cards. What a creative and wonderful way to use that branch stamp. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

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  20. Hello,I am back in the land of Blog !Gorgeous cards Vicky-both are lovely,but i really like the way you have made the tree-very subtle and very effective.
    Hope you had a lovely Easter :) Nessa xx

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  21. What a fabulous bow on your card for 52 CCT, that robin image is beautifully coloured too. Thanks for playing along with us

    Louise xx
    PS I love the Easter card too, and I am hoping to get that set, too late for this Easter, but there's always next year ;)

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  22. Stunning first card Vicky, love how the leaves spread over the frame and the tie in the centre of the trunk is perfect! Sorry for lack of commenting it's been a bit hectic, hope to see you at Ally Pally. Enjoy your Easter break:)
    Val x

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  23. Congratulations for the honors!
    These are two fabulous cards! Love that sweet robin and the perfect bow on your Christmas card, ...the little embossing around fits very well with it!
    Your Easter card is very meaningful and life after death is very aptly stylized!
    Love the twine on the cross, it's a beautiful, discreet touch!

    Rosi x

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  24. Vicky, the way you have made the cross is absolutely genius, and the big red bow on the Xmas card is beautiful.

    Hope you're having a great Easter

    Bev x

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