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Easter cards

Posted by Christa on March 31, 2013 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Last of the Easter collection.

Hope your all having a lovely holiday weekend despite the cold wintery weather. Thats another month in and the clocks changed so hopefully Spring is on its way.


Easter Bunny

Posted by Christa on March 31, 2013 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (1)

One for the kids.

Find the template for this cute Easter Egg Bunny at Cardmaking Paradise.

Cream egg chick

Posted by Christa on March 28, 2013 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Fluffy chick.

Knitted this fluffy version of the cadbury cream egg chick.


Posted by Christa on March 28, 2013 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (2)

Easter blessings to you all.

This is a second entry for the ODBD challenge this week. I followed a sketch on Cardmaking Paradise blog for the layout....see sketch 3. 

The background paper was made by blending distress ink and stamping repeatedly with the ODBD verse from the Christ is Risen set and finished with the small lily as the focal point.

Easter challenge

Posted by Christa on March 28, 2013 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

He is Risen....

Challenge on ODBD for the next two weeks is 'The true meaning of Easter.' I used the lovely ODBD grunge cross stamp and die for this clean and simple card.


Easter cross

Posted by Christa on March 22, 2013 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (2)

Clean and Simple.

I was inspired by a design on the Craft Barn Blog by Isabelle Norris and made this card for the ODBD challenge this week......Spring has Sprung! well maybe someone could tell the weather man!! as its snowing here and a bitterly cold wind.

I used a  verse from the ODBD stamp set 'I am the way' with distress ink Shaded Lilac and Squeezed Lemon to stamp a background on the main card. Then on a seperate piece of card I stamped the ODBD grunge cross background coloured with the same ink and cut out a cross using the ODBD grunge cross die. I also stamped the lily from the set, coloured and cut it out for the centre of the cross and finished with the sentiment in lilac and shaded with lemon.

Sorry its such a poor photo


Easter card

Posted by Christa on March 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (2)

Sketch challenge.

March already folks time is flying by these days and Easter on its way. Lovely sketch challenge this week on Our Daily Bread Design which worked well for this Easter card.

I used ODBD stamp set 'He is Risen' to create the text background and the main image which I coloured with polychromos pencils and cut out and attached with 3d foam for dimension.



Easter basket

Posted by Christa on February 25, 2013 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (5)

Spring fairy.

I made this little spring basket to cheer up a friend whos feeling down after getting some bad news.

For the basket I used the Martha Stewart border punch, garden trellis. I coloured it with Distress ink Squeezed lemon and Peacock feathers and stamped it with CI-365, To help keep its shape I strengthened the lower rim of the basket with the plastic circle from a red liner tape.

I stamped and cut out the pretty design elements CI-364  butterfly and flowers and coloured them with distress ink. I did the same with the fairy CI-132. Then arranged everything on the basket and finished with some glitter and sequins over the handle. I'll fill the basket with little easter eggs to complete the gift. I'm entering this in the Crafty Individuals blog challenge.




Arch Gatefold Card

Posted by Christa on April 1, 2012 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Easter Arches.

Love this brilliant template from Sara at Cardmaking Paradise, its just perfect for an Easter card.

I used the Divine Swirls embossing folder for the background and Rebecca for the doors and highlighted the embossing on the door. Papermania 'Moments of Faith' rubber stamps coloured with Polychromos pencils. The door handles are jewellery findings.

Easter card

Posted by Christa on March 30, 2012 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (1)

White with a touch of colour.

Thats the new challenge on the Form-a-Line forum. This is where the Cuttlebug comes in really handy with all the folders and dies to add interest to a card. The background is a Craft Too 'Daisy' embossing folder and Spellbinder Cross dies and Fancy Tags 2 dies. Stamped the Easter sentiment in yellow and edged the cross in yellow to finish.