Monday, 29 March 2010

A Few Easter Cards

My mother-in-law always requests a few Easter cards to send to my brothers and sisters in law, so I used the opportunity to catch up on some challenges this weekend.

My first card is for the March sketch challenge over on the In Love With Stamping forum - a UK based forum, similar to SCS and predominantly a SU demos forum. This card also uses some papers from the new gorgeous Sweet Pea stack which is available to buy on April 1st. I think I'm going to have to get another pack of it so I don't run out!



Recipe:

Stamps: A Good Egg

Papers: Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, So Saffron, Whisper White, Sweet Pea Designer Series Stack

Inks: Basic Black, SU Pastels

Accessories: Labels 10 Nestabilities, Old Olive twill

My next Easter card is for A Passion for Papertrey's Easter/Spring challenge. I don't have any PTI Easter stamps so I used the birdies from the Everday Button Bits set instead, but they look a little "empty" on that white square. I think I'll go and add some grass and flowers or something to it. This card is also for Papertake's Weekly Sketch Challenge #37 and SCS' CC60 to use Close To Cocoa, So Saffron, Certainly Celery and Bordering Blue.

Recipe:

Stamps: Everyday Button Bits and Sign Language from PTI

Papers: Close To Cocoa, Bordering Blue, Whisper White, Certainly Celery DSP, So Saffron DSP

Inks: Close To Cocoa, Bordering Blue

Accessories: Crystal Effects (on the DSP "buttons")

My third card is for Our Creative Corner's Sketch #8, Colour Q's #25 to use Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip and White and for Charisma Cardz #12 to make a Spring card. This little bunny stamp is so cute and is actually called Spring Bunny so was a perfect excuse to use it here.

Recipe:

Stamps: Spring Bunny from Lili of the Valley, Sign Language from PTI

Papers: Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Non SU white cs

Inks: Tuxedo Memento Black, Copic Ciaos

Accessories: Petite Oval Nestabilities, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon

My final Easter card was a more difficult request from my MIL. Her best friend is an avid cat lover so she always gets cards with cats on, however I had to try and make a cat Easter card with no Easter cat stamps!! So I went for some pretty spring colours instead. Hope she likes it! This card also used the sketch from Our Creative Corner as well.

Recipe:

Stamps: Peek-A-Boo from Rachelle Anne Miller, A Good Egg

Papers: Orchid Opulence, Pretty in Pink, DSP from TaDa Creative Studio

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Ciaos

Accessories: Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch from the US SAB catalogue! It's gorgeous and I so hope we get it over here too.

Well that's all my Easter cards for now, unless my MIL wants some more! I'll be doing another post with my other challenges on as well, so be sure to come back and check those out as well.

7 comments:

  1. they are all so pretty
    Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma
    AllisonX

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  2. These are really sweet Spring cards.Thank you for joining Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

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  3. Way to use your loaf and use Everyday Button Bits for an Easter card! Those chicks are adorable!
    As ever, you leave me wondering how in the world you have time to make and complete so many challenges!
    Thanks so much for choosing to enter ours ;D
    Aimes
    x

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  4. Wow, you are a busy girl. All of the cards are gorgeous, but the PTI chicks are my absolute faves! TFS

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  5. What lovely cards! Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at OCC this week!

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  6. WOW your creations are beautiful!

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week - good luck!

    Hugs
    Leanne
    xx

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  7. Oh my these are all beautiful cards!!! Love your take on the OCC Sketch!!! Super cute design!!!

    Thank you so much for playing along with us!!! Hugs ~S~

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