Friday, 25 March 2011

Easter eggs ....

... another challenge card completed, and another towards this year's selection of Easter cards.  I used the colours from the challenge over at The Play Date Cafe - PDCC74 - blue and purple and white - who could resist?  Not me!!  And the other challenge is the one set for us by Susan over at Simplicity for the OLW challenge - to make a one layer card that feature an egg or eggs, and it must also have some sparkle.




My card is really clean and simple.  I turned to my favourite frame set from Waltzingmouse and, using my stamp-a-ma-jig, stamped the square frame directly on the card.  I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to correctly position the Easter eggs inside the frame.  The eggs were stamped using Stazon as I wanted to colour the ribbons with Stardust inks and my aquapen.  I then, very, very carefully coloured the rest of the eggs with an ivory Promarker.  I added a shaded edge to the eggs with a Crayola pencil.  Finally, I added a simple Easter greeting.




Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Frame It, Spring Baskets;  Hobbycraft - Four Eggs
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Stazon - Jet Black
Pens:  Promarkers - Ivory; Sakura Stardust - Purple (#724), Marine (#738)
Accessories:  Card from stash

It feels good to be back and crafting again, and so pleased to be able to share my cards with you all.  As I write this post, I've noticed that I've another new follower - so Hello and Welcome to Susie - thanks for joining me.  I hope to have another card to share with you later today - but if the weather holds up, I plan to take my Mum to visit Ness Gardens.  The magnolias should be out and they are one of  her favourites - I may even manage a photo or two.  That's all for now, stop by later. 

18 comments:

Pauline said...

Another sweet card Deborah, I love this stamp set.

Loli said...

Hello Deb, thank you for your comment.
Beautiful CAS card, i love the simplicity and your stamp.
A hug from Spain

Sarah Anderson said...

Gorgeous CAS card, love the eggs. Oooo lovely, great image and what a fab embossing folder. I love the vintage look you got with this card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe :

mustavcoffee said...

Pretty eggs today, nice! :0) xxx

Julie Ranae said...

Absolutely love this design using the colors from The Play Date Cafe....simply beautiful!

Vicky Hayes said...

Oooh I do love a one layer card! I like the touch of colour you've used and I always love these broken borders.

Enjoy Ness Gardens! I love magnolia trees too - they always seem like a kind of miracle to me.

Jenny said...

Another fab card and the colours are great together. I have that stamp set on order as I fell in love with it straight away x

Pauline said...

Loved your card. What a neat way to color it leaving the eggs white and coloring the ribbon.
Pauline H.

Colleen said...

Another winner! You rocked this challenge.
Hugs.

Susan said...

Beautiful, Deborah! Simply beautiful!

Angelica said...

Beautiful card, clean and simple.

Stella said...

CAS and it's fabulous. The simplicity of this card makes it even more beautiful. Beauty can be found in the smallest and CAS things :)
Love it!

Jaclyn Miller said...

What a great CAS design - I like how those eggs look so real. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Good for you, getting a jump on your Easter cards, Deb! THis is such a cute CAS card. THanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful CAS design, Deb! Great job with the colors and what pretty stamps! So glad to have you playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Ruby said...

I love your card, the frame around it looks fab! You've done such a great job with our colours. Thanks for playing along with at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Jinny Newlin said...

There is nothing not to LOVE about this fantastic, CAS, Easter design! Great take on our color story! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Susan Raihala said...

What a perfectly shimmery, perfectly designed card! Your coloring the eggs ivory was a brilliant touch!

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