Sunday, 5 April 2015

Happy Easter!

Good morning friends and a very Happy Easter to you! I hope the Easter bunny is very kind to you and yours, and there are lots of goodies for you all!

I'm scheduling this morning's post, so I do hope Mr Blogger is playing nicely - it's a while since I last did this, but he's going to have to get used to it as all my Monday DT posts will be scheduled ... posting at 8am on a school day is just NOT going to happen in my house without his help!!!!! :o)

Anyway, I digress - Papa Mia asked me to make an Easter card for his mother. Regular readers may recall that she's a retired clergy wife, so fluffy, hoppy things are definitely not suitable! Traditional with a bible verse, if possible, are far more her style! So this is what I came up with.

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Card base - made from Centura Pearl Card in Ivory (I got mine from Crafter's Companion but
    they don't seem to be stocking this at the mo) which I cut, scored and folded to make a 10.5 cm (when folded) square Spring Card 
  • Papers - from the Vintage Floral Papercrafting CD-Rom
  • Image - is a Vintage Image by Paulette at Create with TLC and I think this one might have been a freebie on her blog a couple of years back. I wanted to leave the card quite plain, so I've coloured the crocuses quite lightly using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours before cutting the image out close to the frame:
    • Crocuses - LV1, Blender Pen, GB5
    • Leaves - DG2, DG3, DG4
  • Sentiment - is also by Paulette at Create with TLC and this was a blog freebie a couple of weeks ago. I used my second smallest Die'sire Essentials Rectangles Die to cut this out.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. I alway schedule my posts and touch wood they work fine. Lovely Easter card x

  2. Hi Helen happy Easter to you and your family, what a stunning card your MIL will love it.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  3. a beautiful card Helen - really lovely! Hope you have had a wonderful Easter Sunday! Big hugs Rachel x

  4. A lovely traditional card Helen, and I hope that the Easter bunny has been kind to you too. Happy Easter honey.

  5. Beautiful Easter card! Your vintage image is so pretty with the pattern papers! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

  6. What a beautiful card your MIL will love it. Thanks for sharing your talents with us this week at JUGS! Please play along again soon!

  7. Wow, have never seen a card like this before, the design is fantastic. And so nice to see a card that isn't the normal size and shape!!! I think this will be well received, its very stylish and modern but classic with the pretty papers used. So very glad you shared this with us at ATSM this week!

  8. Beautiful images and card design! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More. We would love to see you back again this week for another challenge!!! :)


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Helen x