Sunday, 8 April 2012

CR84FN51 - Easter ....

....  Hello, sorry I've not been around much this week (see more of that below), I'd like to wish you all a very Happy Easter.  It's the second week of our CR84FN51 colours of pink, peach and light blue which I've used to make an Easter Card for my Mum.

I made a clean, simple design which features some pretty Easter Eggs.  I stamped the largest egg directly on the card base, and the smaller ones were die cut with Spellbinders Easter egg dies  The pink egg was stamped in Versamark and embossed with clear powder and then I added a deeper pink over the top to emphasise the pretty pattern.  I love the patterns on the peach egg and the tiny blue egg is just like a real one!!  I finished off the card with a fun sentiment and pink butterfly!


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Nestie Eggs, Spring Baskets, L'il Buddies
Inks:  Stampin' Up! - Peach Parfait, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink
Spellbinders:  Easter Eggs (S4-264) # 2, 3 and 4
Accessories:  SU - Pink Pirouette card; Clear embossing powder and card from stash

For more inspiration with these pretty colours, check out my fellow design teamamates' blogs:


The inspiration photos are courtesy of Magnolia Rouge.

As you know, we moved into our new house last Sunday - it was such a busy time.  Fortunately, we were able to move all our suitcases and other bits and pieces in one, very full, car load.  The house we're renting is part furnished - we have some beds, seating, table and chairs.  But, we had to go shopping (always fun for me) and get some bedding, cutlery, crockery, TVs, food and a few other bits to keep us going until our sea-container arrives (more of that later).  In the evening we had a small housewarming and were joined by some friends for a pizza and coke!

On Monday we got cable installed for TV and Internet.  Our Internet connection has been great - not quite as fast as in the UK, but soooo much better than the hotel.  Unfortunately, we weren't so lucky with the TV - it just didn't work.  And, as we have so little else in the house, TV is our main source entertainment.  Fortunately, the company came out to repair the box on Wednesday and all has been well since then.

Kathryn was registered for school on Monday, but it took a few days to sort out the paperwork, so she didn't actually start until Wednesday.  So Kathryn only did two days at school before stopping for Spring Recess!!!  She has already made several friends and everyone has been so welcoming.

Our container arrived earlier than expected, unfortunately that doesn't mean we're going to get it any earlier than planned.  Customs decided they wanted to have a close look at our container - so we are now expecting our goods towards the end of April.  So, I'm going to have to make do with my "emergency stash" for a few more weeks.  Sob! Sob!

In the UK Good Friday is a bank holiday, but not here!  So Jonathan had to work.  Kathryn and I went out to the "Marshmallow Drop" in Nankin Mills Park.  We found out that this is something that happens every year and is a really fun event for the children.  See the video clip here (this was recorded in 2010).  I have photos but haven't uploaded them yet.



My only issue at present is that I don't have a car and consequently I am pretty much house bound - no public  transport here!!  We hope to sort this out in a few weeks.  Anyway, that's all for now, I intend to do a bit of crafting during the coming week - so hopefully I'll see you soon.

20 comments:

Shannon White said...

Such a Darling Easter Card Miss Deb! Your Mum is going to Love this! Love Your Pretty Easter Eggs and the Sweet Butterfly too! So glad you've made your move, and I hope your Sea-Container is out of customs quickly.8-)

Hope you and your Family have a Very Happy Easter!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Jackie said...

Brilliant card Deborah, I love those eggs.
I am pleased for you that moving in went relatively smoothly and at least you know that your container is in the country. Happy Easter :o)
Jackie xx

Pauline said...

Great Easter card Devorah, I love those wonderful Eggs.
How frustrating for you that you can't get your stuff yet! At least you had the foresight to pack a little emergency stash to play with! I would be off to Michaels like a shot to buy some more goodies lol!
Have a great Easter in your new home! Xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Happy Easter Deborah...lovely Easter card. You seen to be settling in well but I can imagine you are missing your crafting goodies but as Pauline says there must be a Michaels close by!

Anne

Paula (PEP) said...

Happy Easter & hope you manage to get the car sorted soon. It certainly sounds as if you have your hands full but I still just wonder at your posting & creating.
Paula (PEP)

Ardyth said...

Glad to hear you're settling in! I enjoyed the fresh spring colours on your card.

Buffy said...

Good to hear you're well and making friends. Tell Jonathon not to worry some of us don't get bank holiday off either, in fact some of us are stuck in work for the whole Easter holiday.......
Love you card, sorry to hear about your crafting stuff being stuck...bloomin customs

Luv'n'Hugs
Buffy xx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Happy Easter Deb! Your card is so pretty! Love the colorful WM eggs! Well, I can say I've never seen a marshmallow drop until today! Thanks for sharing the fun video :)

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous Easter card Deborah, love the bright coloured eggs.

Donna x

Mynnette said...

Hi, Deb! This is so fabulous!!! LOVE all the different eggs--and your sentiment is darling! Hope you have a very Happy Easter!!! :)

Sue Lelli said...

Sounds like a huge adjustment, Deb, but it WILL all sort itself out! Then it will be like Christmas when all of your things arrive! LOVE this Easter card for your Mum! LOVE the different colored eggs and the pink butterfly! I'm sure she loved it!

Jenny said...

Just look at all those eggs! Such pretty patterns too :0)
Sounds like everything s coming together slowly! Love your positivity Deborah and pleased that Kathryn has made lots of friends :0)
Jenny x

Suzanne C said...

Adorable easter card. I hope it was lovely and hope the transition gets better!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is such a delightful card and such a wonderful Easter design. I'm glad you got moved and hope that you settle in and that it feels like "home" very soon!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I've been wondering how your moving in was going and am glad to see you're getting settled, slowly but surely, and I hope your things get to you quickly! I love all of the fun eggs and pretty colors on your card!

Jingle said...

This is very cute!

Cheryl said...

Glad to hear you are getting settled, but omgosh, to be without your things for so long...that must be hard. Thanks for sharing the marshmallow drop. I've never seen anything like that--looks like fun. Loved your card!

Marybeth said...

Happy Easter ! Yes, not much closes here in the U.S on Good Friday with the exception of personal businesses. Oh my, so sorry you have to wait so long to be able to move in , that would be very hard for me.
Your Easter card is so pretty with the WMS you used, just love it! Hope things get worked out soon Deborah

Vicky Hayes said...

I'm sure you're delighted to have moved in and although the non-working TV must have been annoying, it seems to have been a smooth operation. It was probably nice for Kathryn to have had that two days to start making friends so she can really look forward to going back after recess. Sorry to hear you'll be without your stash for a while longer but it just gives you more opportunity to amaze everyone with the gorgeous cards you make on limited supplies! Vicky x

Craftilicious said...

Great card Deborah - not be long until you get all your stash back....

So glad Kathryn has made friends already and you are all settling down to US life nicely (I'm quite jealous that you'll be ahead of me on all my fave US shows now too - no spoilers please!)

Tara
x

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