Saturday, March 31, 2012

Joyful Easter Greetings

Hi there

I have this sweet Tilda for you today.  I don't usually make lots of Easter cards but I have been asked to make some up this year and have to say I'm enjoying using all these Magnolia Easter images that only come out to play at this time of year!

Image is coloured with copics and the papers are Kay & Co Watercolour pad.  I used Dawny P's sketch layout over at Papertake Weekly.  Flower and lace is from stash.

Other challenges I'm entering this card into:-

Cute Card Thursday - Happy Easter!
TOMIC - Easter
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!  I have a very busy weekend with lots of orders to fill - I have 17 Easter Egg holders to make .... :)

Danielle x

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Easter Egg Holder


I saw this fabulous Easter Egg Holder tutorial over on the Whiff of Joy blog and was so inspired by it that I just had to make one of my own!  I had this adorable Tilda as chick image already coloured up so I went with the sweet colour hues of yellow and purple ... yellow is showing it's face again!!  I decorated up the front using flowers from stash, a green grass border with my MS grass punch and some raffia.

Here's a view showing you just how the holder works.  I will replace this plastic egg with a Kinder Surprise egg - it's the exact same fit.  Papers are from stash and I used the nestabilities circles to adhere to the openings.  The raffia is tied around the back so the back flap just lifts up when you want to take the egg out.

I just love this Easter project and will definitely be making some more in the coming week!  I hope it inspires you as much as it inspired me.  Give it a go - it really is super easy and quick to make!  The tutorial can be found here.  

Right, well I'm off to make pancakes for breakfast as one of my boys had a friend for a sleepover last night and they always request pancakes and lots of yumminess for breakfast!!  I hope you all have a wonderful day.  It's a little dull here today so it's perfect to hang out in my craft room for a bit later!  Take care and thanks for stopping in for a visit - I always love seeing you here!

Danielle x

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A dress full of eggs!

Hi there!

I hope you're all keeping well and thank you for stopping by today.  Sorry for the mini absence - the weather has been absolutely gorgeous here in Ottawa - a very unseasonally but stunning 25-30oc!  It's like we've had a mini summer vacation in the middle of March!  The weather is set to turn a little cooler again over the weekend but we've all been out enjoying the sunshine and warmth, hence my lack of posts!

Anyhow, I've been asked for some Easter cards and I coloured up this very sweet Tilda with Easter Eggs - isn't she adorable!  She's coloured up with copics and I have to say I'm quite captured by the pretty yellow - I'm not normally a yellow person - maybe it's all this early sunshine!!  LOL  Papers are from Kay & Co, flowers are a min punch and ribbon, pearls and doily are from stash.  I had some new LOTV stamps arrive yesterday and some of them were the new grunge corners - I've used them on this card on the green and patterned layers using brown ink.  Sentiment is from stash.

Here's a quick side view of the inside of the card, all finished off and ready to be sold!  Here's a front view showing the punched panel down the side - a new EK Success punch which I just love!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-

Moving Along with the Times - Easter Wishes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge- Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenges - Light and Airy Spring Colours
Allsorts Challenges - 3 in a Row (my 3 flowers)
Totally Gorjuss - Spring

Thanks again for popping in - your visits are always so appreciated!  Hope to see you all again soon!

Hugs, Danielle x

Monday, March 12, 2012

Easter Tilda

Hi there!

I love this very sweet Tilda to show you today.  I followed the sketch over at Cute Card Thursday and paired Tilda up with the gorgeous BG Cappella papers - love the hues of turquoise and brown/cream together.

All the embellishments are from my stash.  I recently found this gorgeous pearl border strip which I just love.  Tilda is coloured with copics and trimmed out.  I used my Retro Flower punch for the flowers and an MS border punch along the bottom (French Flourish I believe ... or something like that)!

Some challenges I have entered this card into are:-

Totally Papercrafts - My Favourite Things (favourite stamp (Tilda), favourite colour (turquoise), favourite embellishments (ribbon, lace, pearls, flowers)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by everyone.  This is a busy week for me as my boys are home for March Break so I hope to spend as much time with them after I finish work!  Hope you all have a great week!

Danielle x

Monday, March 5, 2012

ENJOY ... it's your day!

Hi there!

I'm on a roll in my craft room at the moment and made the most of my day off on a rather 'chilly' day here in Ottawa (-25oc)!!!  I coloured up this sweet Bunny Tilda with my copics and trimmed her out and sat her on the Magnolia swing.  I punched out the little flowers and added a pearl for their centres.

Papers are DCWV Nana's Nursery (Girl) - the flowery panel is glittered too which doesn't show up in the photo.  I tied the lace with some twine and added a button for extra detail.  I used the MS grass punch to add the grass detail under the swing.  Sentiment is from stash.

Here's a quick view of the finished inside of the card.  I added another strip of punched grass to complement the front.  I've left it sentiment free inside.

I've found a few challenges which I can enter this card into.  I haven't entered any challenges for a few weeks so thought I would take the time to find some:-

Stamp with Fun - Pink & Green
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Text Me (Use a sentiment)
Cute Card Thursday - Signs of Spring

That's all for now!  Thanks for stopping in - I hope to get some time tonight on the couch and blog hop for a bit!  Until then, your visits and comments are greatly appreciated!

Danielle x

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Another March page ... and some copic colouring

Hello again!

Back so soon - who would have guessed!!  LOL  I have been wanting to put a second calendar together to go in our other Physiotherapy clinic so I have finally done a second 'March' page and here it is using a very sweet LOTV image.  I know it's a little on the summery side but I needed something pretty and colourful!  I coloured this with my Prisma pencils - they haven't seen daylight for quite some time so figured it was about time I got them out.  I was a little rusty with them but am happy with the overall finished look of the image.

The papers are the gorgeous K&Co 'Watercolour' pad which have the most glorious mix of floral papers you could ever want!  The butterflies are punched using the MS monarch butterfly.

I had some time to play today and have been wanting to try and create folds in clothing using my copic markers.  There are plenty of 'how to' videos on youtube so I sat myself down and this is what I came up with.  Have to say I'm quite thrilled with the result and will look forward to using this sweet Tilda on an up-coming project or card.  (Maybe on a future calendar page)!!  LOL

Right, that's it from me - can't chat long as I'm in charge of the roast beef dinner tonight and have the potatoes on the go and the yorkshire puddings to get ready!!  Yum ... I'm getting hungry!!

Thanks for stopping in - love seeing you here and am so glad you came by for a visit!

Danielle x

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Welcome March ... a calendar page

Hi there

I have my March calendar page to share with you all today.  I was hoping the beginning of March would bring some signs of Spring ... but alas we begin the new month with a big snow storm - sigh!

However, I thought I would bring some pretty colours into the new month and I've used some gorgeous EP paper and this sweet CC Designs image, coloured with copics.

The layout is pretty simple and I added a small organza bow to add a touch of detail.  I had hoped to post this earlier but unfortunately I got called in to work sooner than what had been planned!  Be sure to pop on over to my dear friend, Christine's blog, who also does the most delightful calendar pages.

Thanks for stopping in again ... your visits are always so welcome and gratefully received!  I hope you all have a great remainder of the week and a wonderful start to the weekend.

Take care ... hugs,
Danielle x


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