Sunday 31 March 2024

On the third day

Hello, crafting friends!
I am here to wish you a very happy Easter Sunday, the happiest day of the year for Christians all over the world!
I made a few of these one-layer, masked, inked and stamped design this year - come and see:

The most difficult thing about this card was working out which order to do everything! This is the way:
1. Stamp the lilies from Clearly Besotted's Perfect Lilies on a sticky note and cut it out to create a mask.
2. Stamp the lilies off the edge of a thick card base using pale blue ink. 
3. Cover the lilies on the card base with the mask and add low tack tape around the edges of the card front.
4. Sponge pale blue ink over the card front.
5. Stamp the main sentiment from The Greetery's Amen & Alleluia in black ink.
6. Remove the tape and mask and colour the lilies.
7. Add the 'He is Risen' part of the sentiment.

Here's a close up of the lilies, coloured with Arteza watercolour brush pens, an SU marker, coloured pencils and a white acrylic paint pen. Get me, going all multimedia!

I'm linking this card up with Allsorts where Sarah's optional theme is Keep it Simple; also Word Art Wednesday where Anything Goes;  Triple B Challenge wants to see Birds, Blooms and Butterflies and I'm joining in with my bloom; Beautiful Blossoms Challenge also wants to see flowers as the focal point of our cards.

I know the question burning on your lips: Did the golden girls get any eggs today? Well no, but they DID get the next best thing - some cheese hidden in egg boxes! They have to get them open to access their treats and they have very different ways of doing this.
Eva's way is slowly and methodically getting the lid open - she knows the cheese is going nowhere and likes the anticipation.

Lulu is more of a 'rip the box to shreds' kind of girl. She wants the cheese and she wants it NOW! But then it's all over so quickly, she can't quite remember it... is there any more?!

And now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to sample some posh little eggs that my OH bought from a high class chocolaterie on his travels. He knows the way to my heart!

Sending hugs,


  1. Stunning Easter card. Beautiful design.

    Interesting how the Golden Girls take different approaches to problem solving!!!!

    Enjoy your posh chocolate eggs.

    Wishing you a very Happy Easter. Xxx

  2. Hope you all enjoyed your Easter treats,a stunning card Vicky

  3. A beautiful and cleverly created card. Wishing you and the girls a happy Easter. Not sure about the time zones. Maybe it's over by now, but ours is early in the day yet.

  4. Awesome masking to get these flowers and sentiment placed perfectly! Great job, Vicky! Easter blessings.

  5. This is so carefully planned and the result is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts. Loved seeing the golden girls with their Easter treats.

  6. Vicky, your card is stunning, it's a lovely CAS design. It's also sweet to see someone enjoying their Easter treat! Thanks for joining us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge and we look forward to seeing more from you soon.
    Dona xx
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  7. This is gorgeous, Vicky. Thanks so much for sharing with us again at Word Art Wednesday. It blesses my heart and makes me SO happy when you come play along and share your art with us. Have a great week and please visit soon.

  8. Beautifully done Vicky, many thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts challenge.

    If your girls are like our cheese tops the treat list. Happy Easter.

    B x

  9. Wonderful Easter card, a beautiful design. Thank you for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week using the Keep it Simple option.
    Liz xx

  10. A beautifully created card!! fun seeing the pups at play, only treat my Mack got was when I dropped some potato salad on the floor, he cleaned it right up!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Beautiful Blossoms!
    Diane BB DT
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  11. Me again, thanks so much for sharing that beautiful Spring card with us at Triple B!!
    Diane TB Co-Owner
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  12. OH! Vicky, what an amazing and very beautiful card. Love how the girls enjoyed their treats. Sounds like you did too. xx

  13. Beautiful card Vicky the image is perfect so is that sentiment it looks amazing I hope that you and the girls enjoyed Easter so glad the girls got some treats they obviously knew the cheese was there lol.
    lolo x

  14. A beautiful simple card. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts. Sarah

  15. That sounds complicated, but the result stands for itself. A great card and beautifully made!!!
    And thanks for the tip about the egg cartons!! I'm going to do that for my boys and I think I know what the result looks like. Kaito will open it calmly and Kamo will tear the box apart in a few seconds... *LOL* Gundi x

  16. My dad had a Golden Irish breed for many years who did love cheese! Your steps turned out perfect for such a nice card! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Beautiful Blossoms Challenge! XOX, Aimeslee DT

  17. Oh Vicky this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! How cute are your critters too! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Beautiful Blossoms! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!

    BB DT
    PS: Thanks for also sharing this beauty with us over on our Triple B blog. Good Luck

  18. This is beautiful Vicky - I love the detail on the flower but that sentiment - wow! Belated chocolatey wishes to you!


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