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A colony of Easter Bunnies!

Digi images from Digistamp Boutique

Bunny rabbits galore!

Felt inspired to make some Easter cards – with enough time to get them posted before Easter!
I love these bunny images. They are coloured with promarkers, then I tried to make each one different – because that’s much more fun than making 6 all the same.

Easter card

This is my favourite – and it’s made only using paper. I took a lilac polka dot card blank, added a scrap of pink polka dot card and a scalloped circle cut on the BigShot. I embossed the circle to make that dotty too and to add a bit of texture.

The flowers and butterflies are cut using a hand punch. I drew freehand on them with a fine sharpie pen, and added colour with the promarkers. The flower stalks are just green card strips, drawn on with the fineline sharpie. The flower pots are also drawn freehand and cut out. I wrote the greeting by hand too.

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This is my other favourite, and it used up lots of ribbon scraps which is a bonus! I don’t know where the butterfly came from – I found it in the box of potentially useful bits and bobs which gets bigger and bigger by the day! The greeting is hand stamped.

I hope you like my cards, and I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy Easter – hopefully there will be (chocolate) bunnies waiting for you on Easter morning.

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How to stick things on straight

I’m currently making a batch of wedding invitations and my friend was so impressed with my getting things straight method I thought I would share it!

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This is what I’m making – 85 of them and they have to be identical! It’s actually a very simple card, but one which looks rubbish if you make it wonky. (Wonky has its place – maybe I’ll do a post on the merits of wonkiness another time!)
I didn’t want to draw guidelines on 85 card blanks – because that would mean having to erase 85 guidelines and because even with a great pencil, a great rubber and faint lines you are always going to risk nasty smudges.

And my method is so much easier than that.

You only need a sheet of plain paper, a ruler and a pencil.

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You need to draw a straight line near the bottom of the paper – that’s where you line up the bottom of your card blank. Then draw a line where you want to stick your hearts (or whatever else) on straight.

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Then I position my ruler along the top line – the level where the hearts go. I know where the centre of the card is by the measurements on the ruler – my middle point is on the 7cm mark.

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So that’s where I place my middle heart – I use little foam pads for a 3d effect.

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And my other hearts are placed at 2cm intervals – so there is one at 1cm, 3cm, 5cm, 7cm, 9cm, 11cm and 13cm. All you have to do is hold the ruler in place and you can see where you have to stick! (To make sure your card blank lies nice and flat wait until you’ve done the sticking before you fold it.)

So, I hope someone somewhere in the whole wide internet world finds that useful! Please leave me a comment if you do, or if you have another (better?) technique.

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30 days of creativity – day 14 – a wedding card

 youngloveIt’s that time of year – wedding season!

I love this stamp from Lili of the Valley – the two children remind me of my daughter and her best friend.

I coloured the image with promarkers, and drew faux stitching around the edges. I couldn’t resist adding the paper doily as a lacy background. The bunting is also stamped and hand coloured.

The words are hand stamped, and I love these tiny wooden heart buttons.

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30 days of creativity – day 13 – an easy peasy Easter card

Lots of people think cardmaking is hard, when the truth is it’s as easy as you want it to be!

There are loads of ideas and inspiration all over the web, and I found these cute bunny printables via pinterest.

(I know, I have broken an unwritten internet law – thou shalt not ever actually make or do something you pinned on pinterest.)

You can find the bunnies here and all you need to do is print them out.

bunnybunnybunnyI cut around mine with some teeny scissors – that was the hardest part of making this card – then glued them onto a 14cm square piece of patterned paper. I drew a black line around the edge because I like black lines. I stuck this onto a 15cm square white card and finished the cuteness off with some teeny pompoms I stole from found in my daughter’s art box. I stuck them on with silicone glue.

And there you go, easy peasy!

 

 

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Relax… it’s mother’s day! (soon!)

mumbathEvery mum knows that the key to happiness is an undisturbed dip in the bath – glass of wine in hand makes it even better!

This is the card I have sent to my own mum, I know she was so happy when we finally got a lock on the bathroom door!

The image is from jellypark and I have coloured it with promarkers. I think the papers are from Dovecraft, and the ribbons are from my ribbon drawer!

Linking up with the jellypark challenge blog for this month’s challenge.

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30 days of creativity – day 8 – zombie love

It’s been a long time since I posted.
Sorry.
I have been making things, but nothing which I thought I would blog about.
Anyway, Christmas is over – time for Valentine’s day!!

zombie valentine

I love zombies so when I found this freebie digi over at http://www.whimsiedoodles.com/valentine.html I just had to download it.

I coloured it with my promarkers, and made a simple background of shiny card, embossed with hearts and a small piece of black and white spotty paper.

Do you like it? Or perhaps you prefer a little more romantic…?

(30 days of creativity is spending 30 minutes doing something creative for 30 days, the days do not have to be consecutive. Why not join me? There is a facebook group here if you’d like to join.)

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Sentiment is key – Jellypark blog challenge

Because I just discovered Jellypark digi images and I love them I decided to join in with their challenge this month, which is all about the sentiment. Their challenge blog is here.

And here is my effort…

DSCF0865It’s a different colourway than usual because I chose the backing papers first. I wasn’t sure about the beigey-pink sort of colours but I think it works quite well. Because this challenge was about making the sentiment centre stage I decided just to layer it up with some scalloped circles cut on the bigshot. I like the finished effect and will probably make some more! (Will add it to the to do list…)

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