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Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Dressing up for Easter

Hello crafting friends!

With Easter coming up, I've made an effort to get spring going in the house. The Easter tree is up and the floral cushion covers are out, along with the rabbits and birds I like to have around at this time of year. As always, I've had great fun making Easter cards! Come and see:


When I saw this little stamp set, Easter Party by Lawn Fawn, I had to have it as it reminded me of my friend and her children, who always used to have the best dressing up costumes growing up.


The little bunny, the daffodil girl and the basket were stamped, coloured with alcohol markers and fussy cut. I laid them aside while I made a background for them.


The background is a card panel trimmed at the top with a Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border die. I sponged blue ink over the cloud edge and added the sentiment, using a stamping platform for position.



I sponged green ink for grass at the bottom of the panel and stamped some flowers and coloured them. The figures were added to the scene, with Daffodil Girl popped up on dimensionals. The panel was matted onto some ancient dotty Stampin' Up paper before it was attached to the card base.

The card is winging its way to my daughter and her partner - who happens to be one of the now grown up children of my friend I mentioned earlier!

CHALLENGES
Use Your Stuff has an Easter challenge going on, so I shall link this card up there. The Allsorts challenge intrigued me this week too: the theme is Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue - but it isn't a wedding card challenge, we were asked to choose one or more of the above! My designer paper is not only blue but also so old as to be positively antique!




AND IN OTHER NEWS
I thought you might like to see our Easter tree. The jug is an old enamel one that I got many centuries ago ;) I bring it out every Easter as the colour fits in with all the fresh spring colours and I fill it with twigs snipped from the hedge of the field at the back of our house. We decorate the twigs with decorations we've collected over the years and then the magic begins... The twigs are always bare when they come in, but a day or two in a warm house is enough to encourage the leaves unfurl - it's like watching spring happen right in front of  your eyes!



Hope you are all keeping safe and well.

Hugs (from a safe distance)

19 comments:

  1. A really sweet card, super images and a really lovely background and design.
    Thank you for joining our 'Old, New, Borrowed, Blue' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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    1. Thanks Kath - so much fun making Easter cards! x

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  2. I love the idea of your Easter tree! I may have to give that a try ~ Your card is adorable and I like how you made the clouds as a topper ~ Very clever! Will Eva wear bunny ears?? Sorry Eva :)

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    1. It's so lovely having an Easter tree! It's a no for the bunny ears! Eva is not a fan of dressing up - although she likes wearing her onesie if she gets a bit stressed - think fireworks :/

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  3. Your house sounds beautifully prepared for spring and Easter Vicky and at the moment it promises to be reasonable weather for much of the next few days so I hope you and your golden friend ca enjoy some outside time.

    Your creation is such fun and it's lovely to see you at Allsorts., thanks so much for joining in with ourEaster challenge.

    B x

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    1. It's lovely outside isn't it. Eva has been 'helping' me in the garden! x

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  4. Love how you decorate the house, and such a cute card, and how lovely your daughter is with your friends boy. I don't "do"Easter, but wish I had now, and sent some cards. I'll have to do some anytime ones instead. I've not had much appetite for craft, but been busy in the garden. It's not only your anecdotes and pictures of Eva that cheer us up, but your whole blog! Have a nice weekend xxx

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    1. Oh bless you Lesley, I know what you mean about an appetite for crafting but give it a chance! You are so kind to say such nice things about my blog - and I really do hope it might cheer people up. You have a good weekend too - sending love xxx

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  5. It looks so sweet, thank you for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

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    1. So grateful you're still doing the challenges Wendy! Thank you xx

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  6. Oh this is a cutie! Very sweet Easter card.

    LOBE your pretty Easter tree.

    Happy Easter to you xxxx

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    1. Love those cute characters! Might have to use them to make Easter decorations next year :) An Easter tree is just a few twigs in a jug but it is amazing to watch the leaves open out - go for it! Happy Easter to you too my lovely friend xxxx

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  7. Sweet Easter card ... illustrates the joy of childhood.
    That's beautiful, friend.

    Happy Easter.
    Greetings from Indonesia

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  8. An adorable card, love the "sky" and the little people. A Gorgeous Easter tree, how wonderful to see it blossom.
    Keep safe and well
    Faith x

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    1. Thanks Faith! Yes, the Easter tree is a real symbol of spring and rebirth to me and I love watching the leaves open out.
      Have a lovely weekend
      x

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  9. This card made me chuckle- not least because it made me wonder if your daughter and partner might receive it and be tempted to don fancy dress for old times sake lol! Love you Easter tree and home decor too - very spring like!

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    1. They would need no encouragement whatsoever, believe me! Love a bit of spring decor :)

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  10. What a lovely project! Thank you for playing along with us at Allsorts this time.

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