Saturday, 27 March 2010

Spring card for Easter

Good morning.
Oooh I can almost smell the spring coming. The mornings are brighter and from my craft room window I can see my back garden and the cherry tree that was planted a couple of years ago is budding and will soon be out in gorgeous pink blossom. Can't wait to get a photo when it bursts into life. My Camelias are flowering and I will go out and get some pics of those today. At last a real promise of the warmer weather to come.
I am full of cold at the moment so I spent alot of yesterday 'playing'. On one of my school visits this week I stopped in the little town of Goring and found a beautiful little interiors shop, I wished I had my camera as there was so much inspiration in there. However I found some sweet little metal bunnies which I couldn't resist for Easter cards. So with that in mind I set about 'challenging' myself to use pastel colours and incorporate one of these cute rabbits with some flowers and butterflies to represent Spring and Easter. I had my granddaughters in mind so wanted it to be 'cute' but at the same time it needed a distressed look.

I cut out the mount for the rabbit using the nestabilities labels 4 and run it through the BigShot with a cuttlebug embossing folder, I used Tattered Rose and Cosmic Twinkles around the edge. I found the pink and blue/yellow papers in a paper block and grabbed a doyley 'cos I though it could give me that sort of vintage but shabby look. I edged the doyley with Broken China and also edged it with a Sakura glitter pen. Having cut the backing and mounting papers I distressed the edge of the pink with the TH distressing tool and went roung the edges with star dust Stickles and the check paper I decorated with baby blue pearlidoodles. These do tend to come out a bit thick sometimes and I need to find a way to make the dots smaller. The flowers were made by putting together petals from some of my purchased collections, including one made of chipboard and covered in fabric, I added the stamen centres using a punch and finished them with some glitter gems. The heart was cut on the Cricut and embossed with sticky stuff and glitter added to give it a real sparkly effect. The tag was also cut on the Cricut and I printed the word Spring out in the three colours I have used, I edged the tag with Adirondack Lights Snow Cap and edged the words with broken china and the glitter pen. The butterflies were stamped and punched using a MS punch. Buttons, bows and gems have been added to give it a girly feel.
Et voila.  My Easter card for the girls.

I know Easter and Spring are a theme on several challenge sites so I am entering this card in the following challenges.
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Challenge 7 Easter
Paperplay Challenges - Week 12 Easter
Colour Create - Challenge 41 Your choice of pastels
CRAFT challenge - 43 Easter
Cute card thursday - Challenge 105 Dimensions (my second entry)
Simon Says Stamp - Easter or Spring with some glimmer
Gingersnap Creations - 48 Growth
Creative Card Crew - 46 Going Dotty
Incy Wincy Designs - 35 Easter or Spring
Crafty Cardmakers - 17 Spring into Spring!
The Everybody Art Challenge - 83 Easter 
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - 36 Sparkly Things (my second entry)
Crafty Angels - 27 Paper Piecing
The Cuttlebug Spot - Wings
Totally Gorjuss - 23 Hearts
Lexi's Creations - 10 Easter
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - 56 Paper Piecing

26 comments:

Net said...

That's lovely!

Thanks for playing Gorjuss with us.

judie said...

what a sweet card, bet your be going back with your camera, love the rabbits, thanks for playin with us at crafty cardmakers xx

lalkygirl said...

fab card,love the fun bunny image and great embellies
thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
lalkygirl x

Georgie said...

Really pretty card Love the use of texture.Thanks for playing along at lexis Creations

Yogi said...

cute

Kat said...

What a sweet card. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
This is so totally gorgeous!
They will so adore this and what a fabulous bunny!
Your garden sounds stunning oh I so love Camelias and Cherry Trees. Isn't wonderful that spring is here!
hugs
kim x

Sharon said...

What an adorable card Brenda. Love the cute bunny and embellishments. The texture looks absolutely fantastic.
Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

Georgie Hughes said...

Hi Brenda,
I just love this card, that little bunny is so cute, your Grand daughters are very lucky to receive this card, a real keepsake.
GeorgieX

Mary said...

So springy! Thanks for playing along with Corrosive Challenges -

Nikki said...

Love your Bunny it's a perfect Easter card
Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki

Shirl said...

Wow this card is just adorable your granddaughters should love it. Thanks for sharing both of them with us.
Hugs shirley x x x

Jacki Randolph said...

WoW - this is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy & Fancy Easter challenge.

Heather "Hev" said...

So pretty :)

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week :)

Moshie said...

This card is darling and I know your grand daughter will love it too! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this week. Hugs Moshie

Dena said...

Oh so sweet! Love the pink!
Thanks for joining Simon Says this week!
Hugs, Dena

Laura said...

I am sure the girls will love it. Thanks for joining us at Gingersnaps.

amanda stokes said...

Sweet card!
Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss!
hugs amanda xx

Jennifer said...

GREAT embellishments. Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy & Fancy Easter challenge.

Trimgym said...

Lovely card, image and colours. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

freckleface said...

Cute card….Thanks for playing along at TG this week…Debs

Vixykins said...

What a pretty little card hun, so sweet :D
Thanks for coming to play at Crafty Cardmakers x

Vicky said...

Such a cute card...I love the pearly doodles....

Thanks for joining Crafty cardmaker's this week
x
Vicky

6 wacky women said...

Totally adorable, Brenda
Thanks for joining us for the Colour Create Challenge.

Karen x

April Rose said...

Lovely Easter project! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!
Hugs,
April

Gingersnap Stampers said...

This is so adorable! thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!