Sunday, 8 April 2012

Hoppy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! I've had an enjoyable weekend so far, and an extra long one since I had Good Friday off of work, and the way my days off fell this week I don't have to go back to work until Tuesday. I have been taking advantage of my time off and as a result I have made five cards so far with plans to make more. To make things easier I will post each one separately, and since it is Easter Sunday (if only the early hours) here is a new Easter card I made:

My Cuttlebug got a good work out with this one!  I have been hoarding a bunch of Cottage Cutz dies I got from Scrapbook Steals around Christmas time, and I came across the picket fence die a few days ago when i was looking for something else.  I immediately had this idea, and I am impressed at how it worked out.

The card was pretty easy, although time consuming.  I die cut all of the components except the bunny that I cut by hand, and the clouds that I cut freehand.

To give the clouds interest I cut a white sheet of patterned paper into cloud shapes slightly bigger than the plain white ones and distressed the edges with a distressing tool to make the clouds look a bit fluffy.

The sun was cut with two different dies, the middle was a regular circle die, and the rays of the sun come from a star die.  I cut two of the stars and then cut them apart so that the points of the star could be glued to the circle to make it look like a sun.  I added some glitter pen to make the sun shimmer, and once the bunny was shaded and his eggs coloured I added some glitter pen to him too. You know I couldn't resist!

I used a leftover strip of kraft for the sidewalk and used a gray Copic and a blender pen to make lines on the sidewalk.  Once that was done and I figured out where to put everything I glued it all into place.  Since I didn't ink anything (can you believe it?) assembly went pretty quickly, and I kept the inside pretty simple.

I love my Cuttlebug, this card was so much fun.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
  1. Creative Card Crew - Spring
  2. Crafty Cardmakers - Easter
  3. Twisted Tuesday Challenges - Add Clouds Not Stamped
  4. Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
  5. Everybody Art - Easter
  6. Lets Ink it Up - Distressing
  7. Basic Gray - Easter
  8. Allsorts - Colour Bingo (Pink, Yellow, Blue)
  9. Simon Says Stamp - Use Your Favourite Tool
  10. Colour Throwdown - Tempting Turquoise, Dusty Durango, Pear Pizazz, Pumpkin Pie
  11. The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes with Easter in Mind

The following supplies were used to make this card:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Old Olive, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie.  Basic Grey Basics White 6x6 paper pad.

Stamps:  Craft Smart stamp from Micheals.

Ink: Memories Black.

Markers:  Bic Mark Its Tuxedo Black, Yellow Blaze, Pink Flamingo, Polynesian Purple.  Copic W3 Warm Grey.  Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star.  Prismacolor Colorless Blender.

Adhesive:  Snake Tape Anaconda, Viper, Scotch Quick Dry, foam squares.

Dies:  Cottage Cutz Grass Border, Picket Fence Mini, Simple Tree Mini.  Quickutz Star Icon. Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large.

Tools:  Cuttlebug, paper trimmer, scissors, Tonic Studios Tim Holtz paper distresser.


brenda said...

What a super Easter makes Cathy, very inspirational.

Thanks so much for joining in my bingo theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Tracy Heaton said...

Aww this is so cute - love the wabbit, and all the die cuts work so well. Thanks for taking part at LIIU.
Tracy x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is totally cute. Great sweetie. Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew this week and good luck.


Joy said...

So cute, really love your picket fence.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Kim x said...

Great card Cathy. Well worth all the effort of cutting out the bits.
Thanks for joining our Easter challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers.
hugs Kimx

Debs said...

Such a cute Easter card, love how you've made the clouds.
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week,
Hugs Debs

SuzanneK said...

Very cute card, great design and distressing. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Cor* said...

I almost didn't spot your distressing then I saw the super fluffy clouds! Well done! And a very cute design indeedy! Thanks for playing with us at LIIU this month!

Nicola said...

Great card Cathy, love the scene you have created and the cute bunny peeping up on the inside!
Thanks for playing Bingo with us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
I have candy if you are interested -
Hugs Nicola xxx

AnnMarie said...

Really cute card!! I just love all of the details! Your clouds are really cool too! Love that they are non-traditional! They look awesome on the card! Thanks for playing along over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

Bente said...

Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenges this week.
Hugs, Bente

Jenny said...

Such a lovely card.
Thank you for sharing your artwork with EAC.

Christine said...

I step away from the blogs for a few days and look at all these things you've been up to! Brilliant work on this card Cathy. Loving the clouds! xx

Melina said...

I love your clouds and the fence! Great card. Thank you for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

Patty Gorka said...
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Patty Gorka said...

Super cute Easter card! Love the distressing on your clouds and the glitter on your sun! Thanks for playing along with the Twisted Tuesdays challenge this week! (sorry for the double post)

Josephine said...

This is such a cute card - love how you've put the scene together.

Thanks for joining the Easter challenge at Crafty Cardmakers!

dpkennedy said...

This bunny made me laugh out loud! Adorable card! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Very cute card. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

mags said...

Such a cute little scene. Thanks for joining us at LIIU.