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Saturday, 16 April 2011

Easter Frenzy

Some of you working girls will have, no doubt, worked out, like I did, that if you book the 3 days between Easter Monday and the Royal Wedding as holiday, you get 11 days away from work for the price of 3, bargain.  I'd booked it as soon as the Wedding date was announced and have been gaily counting down to a nice break.  "Only a few days left to go" I thought this morning - and then it suddenly dawned on me that it is Easter next week and I'd got NO cards made at all, eeeeeek!

Thankfully I don't make that many Easter cards, but there are some I just HAVE to make so I've been a crafty Squirrel today .......

This first card is for 3 challenges:
PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE - Easter Extravaganza


PB image, painted in distress inks, papers are a mixture of Dovecraft, Papermania and a freebie (Craftwork Cards I think) and matting card is Papermania.  If my circles look a bit squint it's because I had a bit of bother with my Martha Stewart circle cutter - that'll teach me to not move my cutting mat onto something more level.  Round the edge of the blue circle and the stripe paper with my pokey tool and then round again with white gel pen on the blue and pink fibretip on the striped.  Sentiment was a freebie.  EK Success retro flower punch and Card Candy to finish off with a few pearls.

And while I was on a roll ......




Minimum of fuss with these two, I just needed quick and simple cards to get in the post.  First one is LOTV with a PB sentiment and the second is Stampavie with LOTV corners.  Papers are from scraps box but I think they are Dovecraft, Papermania and Wild Rose Studio.

Only one more to do now, and that's the one for Himself - hope he stays out of the way for a little while.......

Hugs, Sxx 


27 comments:

Aunty Sue said...

oh what a cute set of cards. Couldnt pick a fave all too cute

Tasha said...

These are incredibly cute! Love the images and fun colour combos. Such fab designs
love tasha xx

Aj* said...

Love the cards, I've no easters made up either, up to my eyes in commissions.

I want a holiday ! joys of being self employed, havent had a day off since the end of summer last year.

Anyhoo, im on the search for suitable paper for an alice in wonderland themed birthday book, if anything comes to mind yell at me.


Aj.

Helen said...

Three beautiful cards - will keep looking for your tutorial on painting with distress inks as your colouring in is fantastic.

Debs said...

Wow you have been a busy squirrel. I don't make Easter cards but these are lovely. Can't wait for the break, I have Tuesdays off so I have got 12 days off and only 2 of them booked holidays woo hoo. Debs xx

Claire x said...

What a great selection of Easter cards - love all the images and great choice of colours and papers too. Hugs, Claire x

LouDotMac said...

Super cute cards!! Actually LOVE the first one, the expression on the chicks face is priceless!

Thank you for sharing, your colouring is just brilliant as always! xo

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabulous Easter cards

Thanks for joining us on our "Stitching" challenge this week at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Doreen said...

Wow three super cards.xxx

Cathy said...

Blimey Squirrel, you need to give that bushy tail a sit down now!! Fabulous cards, chick.
Hugs
Cathy xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

These cards are all gorgeous, my favorite is that sweet chick.
Kevin xx

Andie's Space said...

WOW Squirrel, these look fabulous & all so cute! Looks like you're all over Easter now! Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge this week.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Sarah said...

Wow! You have been a busy little Squirrel! Three amazing cards hun, I love them all!
Having had 2 weeks sick, I can't really have that nice long break but I hope that you enjoy yours!
Have a nice relaxing day tomorrow and enjoy your Grand Prix.
Sarah xx :0)

Delphine said...

Oh they are all gorgeous, Squirrel, and so beautifully coloured! I love them all and I am "watching the space" you know:-)... Lots of hugs Delphine xx

Jennifer said...

These are all gorgeous. I especially love the one with those LOTV bunnies hopping over one another. xx Jenny xx

Rufus said...

All three of these are really sweet! 11 days for 3, huh? SMART Squirrel! Hope that you enjoy your little vacation! Your coloring is fab, as always!!
R/

Jean McKenzie said...

Ooooh how I love those LOTV bunnies!! Three pretty cards in such nice soft colours! Enjoy your break and Happy Easter!!

kath said...

fabilicious cards squirrel...love the soft colouring...thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday....hugs kath xxx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Wow Squirrel
They are all gorgeous cards,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Jackie said...

What gorgeous Easter cards.
I don't get Bank Holidays off work apart from Christma day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day, but I do get an extra week's holiday in lieu when I want it :o)
Jackie xx

BA said...

such a wonderful easter cards
xoxo BA

Carol said...

Hi Squirrel
Just thought I would come visiting to your beautifully mad world (in the nicest way of course) and I spied your first stamp - the Rabbit with the Tulips. I have this one as I loved it on first sight. I adore what you have done with it.
Hugs
Carol (CD Sunday DT)
xx

Whisper said...

Super cards hun, especially the PB one - i so want that stamp and i can't find it at the moment, Luv Sam x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Beautiful card love those sweet bunnies and great spring papers!

Thanks for doing such a great job with the sketch this week and for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Beth said...

These are so gorgeous! I love all the papers you chose, the dots and stripes on the first one are fab! Thanks for joining in with the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

Love Beth xx

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous set of cards Squirrel - theya re all very seet. Lvoe the PB bunny with tulips - fab colouring. Thanks for joining in this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge
Pauline x

debby4000 said...

Oh what wonderful collection of Easter cards.
luv
Debby

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