Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Easter Greetings!

The theme on the Stampavie and More challenge is for Easter creations, and for my DT card I've chosen a little stamp by Penny Black from one of the clear sets - the Easter bunny with a lovely Easter bonnet!  I've stamped with brown Momento and coloured with my Copic pens.  The patterned papers are from Nitwits Thimbles Too collection matted with the now discontinued Close to Cocoa card from SU!

I've inked the edges of my layers with Sahara Sand Versamagic chalk ink then decorated with ribbon, pearls and a mix of punched and diecut flowers and butterflies. The pretty lacy circle behind the image is cut with Marianne Craftable CR1201, the swirls and pink open flower are from LR0112, the blue flower from LR0130 and the centres from LR0105.

The Penny Black Saturday March challenge is for Spring creations, and a new challenge to me over at the Visible Image blog where the March monthly theme is also for Spring.  The Allsorts, One Stop Craft, Addicted to Stamps and The Squirrel and the Fox challenges are also for Springtime - I just wish the weather would catch on and give us Spring as well!

Thank you again for your kind words of support for me as my life changes direction .. .. yes, I will keep crafting!  I am trying to keep positive, but sensible .. .. I need to go shopping for clothes, get a hair cut, maybe try an exercise class .. .. ok, I said maybe!  I've made a start though .. .. I'm buying a new car, or rather Mum is - the old banger that Dad left me has so many niggly problems that would cost a fair bit to fix in a garage so we decided it was time to say goodbye, although it wont be going too far as Jason's girlfriend is going to see what she can do with it - after all she teaches car mechanics!  So by this evening I should have a nice new car - another black Smart Brabus but not the sporty number Jason drives, rather the more sedate 5 door hatch back version.  It's not new but I am sure once Jason has worked his magic with the polishing disks it will look amazing, and it'll make me feel good when I park up to hit those shops!


  1. This is just beautiful Annie, love all those pretty colours! Enjoy your new car and your retail therapy!
    Thinking of you hun!
    hugs Debxx

  2. Sorry to hear of your problems Annie. hugs. Wonderful cards being produced despite the upset, enjoy the car. linda x

  3. I like this card... so pretty and that is a fabulous layout and design. Cute image and I love the circle die cut.
    You sound so much more positive... yayyy! Congrats on the new car and hey, a new haircut, clothes and maybe even an exercise class... way to go!

  4. Super pretty card Annie - love the soft colours.
    Congrats on the new car - have some fun with it :o)
    Great to hear you sounding so positive.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  5. Hi Annie, I found your blog by clicking here and there, and have no idea exactly how I got here! I love your cards, and I love your blogging. I understand how difficult relationships can be and got divorced after 25 years of marriage! To find myself responsible for everything in my life was scary but gave me the confidence that I can do anything, without anyone's help, ever again. I'm re-married now, 7 years now. But deep inside, I know that if I ever have to, I can take care of myself. My prayers are with you and I am sending you a wave of strength right now. Hugs, Gail

  6. Beautiful card! Not sure what is going on at home but sending you some hugs across the ocean!

  7. This is so gorgeous! I Love the bunny image and the Marianne dies. I think stamping him in brown ink was the perfect touch - gives him a softer, more vintage feel.
    P.S. Hope you are doing OK.

  8. Hi Annie, this is gorgeous hun, it reminds me of a book I used to read to my girls when they were little. Love the colouring and super details.
    Enjoy the new car. You spoil yourself hunnie.
    Hugs Sue W.

  9. Love your gorgeous card Annie and so cute too.

  10. I love that bunny! Another beautiful card, hun, such lovely die-cuts!

    *more hugs*

    love Mags B xx

  11. Wow, those are very pretty and gorgeous card! What a beautiful easter greetings. Thanks for sharing them. Happy Easter!


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