Monday, March 22, 2021

Easter Fun

am honored to have served as a Guest Designer for Beccy Muir at Beccy’s Place and am now one of her “Contributors” (which means that she provides me with digis or clear stamp sets several times a year and I get to create cards or other items with them!) It is always fun to see the images she invites me to use.  This time, the digi set is named Easter Blessing. I loved using it because it is versatile, providing images and sentiments that can convey so many different themes!

For my first card, I wanted a homey, natural feeling so opted for creams, browns, and light pastel colors plus lots of textures. Instead of adding mini-eggs to the twigs, I used dabs of craft glue and pinches of brown flocking (that I’ve had in my stash for a few decades!) to create soft and fuzzy pussy-willows! The smooth “glass” on the egg jar was added with a layer of acetate and the white cording holds the plaid “fabric” and greeting tag in place nicely.  The inside sentiment is embellished with matching paper and a sweet little puffy heart sticker.
Supplies: 
·   Digi and sentiments- Beccy’s Place Digital Set (Easter Blessings)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Pioneer Black Photo corners- available from several sources
·   Puffy Heart Stickers- Sticko’s from WalMart (113 assorted puffy hearts for just 99 cents!)
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #154 Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter- #461 Let It Be Spring
Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration & Challenge- Easter or Floral
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March                    
Do-Al[l] Kreatives #51 Easter Greetings
 
My second card was oh so fun to make! I often add a touch of humor to my cards with computer-generated sentiments… and the quizzical (might I even say stern?!) look on Mr. Easter Bunny’s face inspired this bit of slightly snarky humor! I enlarged two of the pre-colored eggs to fit an A2 sized card, using my Word program to lighten the colors a bit before attaching the sentiments, bunny, and a wispy scrap of Silver Dotted Tulle ribbon.  The Easter banner adds a playful feeling to the card, offsetting Mr. Bunny’s terse look. And the puffy heart sticker provides a bit of whimsy.
I'm entering this card into several challenges including Bugaboo BINGO (first row-ribbon, 3 layers of paper atop the card front, and no designer paper.)  

 

Supplies: 
·   Digi and inside sentiment- Beccy’s Place Digital Set (Easter Blessings)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front and Bunny Sentiments- Computer Generated
·   Puffy Heart Stickers- Sticko’s from WalMart (113 assorted puffy hearts for just 99 cents!)
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Bugaboo Stamps- March Bingo 
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday 
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge 
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #678 Spring Fever
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #11 Anything Goes                    

Shortly after I started my blog I joined my first ever Coffee Lovers Card Makers Blog Hop… and haven’t missed one since! My first entry in their 2021 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop features this sweet stack of delicate teacups from Beccy’s Place set named “Tea Time.” The set actually features an extra set of plain teacups (not pictured in the WM thumbnail image of the set) that I chose to use on my card because I love the vintage beauty of delicate white porcelain, especially when paired with elegant, patterned paper and a white paper doily. They make me long for the day that I can enjoy coffee dates with friends again! 

Supplies: 
·   Image- Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Tea Time)
·   Shaded with Spectrum Noir Classique grey markers and highlighted with a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment- (made into a small tag) Source Unknown
·   Inside Sentiment- Upcycled from a DaySpring greeting card
·   Assorted background papers and all other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
coffeelovingcardmakers.com- 2021 Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #483-484 Anything Goes                   
Beccy’s Place Challenge- March  
           Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place, I’m entering just for fun!
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- For The Girls

I recently learned that Beccy is retiring many sets (many of them I have and LOVE) and you can nab them now for 50% off. Most of the sets are between $1.00 and $3.00 US but the sale ends April 30th... so check them out soon HERE


12 comments:

  1. Love all the cards you have made Kathy!
    Karin
    Xxx

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  2. Hi Kathy all your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  3. I love your coffee creation!

    I’m hoping over from the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop.

    Cheryl (SheStamps)
    Visit my blog - She Stamps

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  4. Great cards.
    Thanks for joining us at the DAK Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea

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  5. Nice easter fun! Very nice makes.

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Doris
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days
    *DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

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  6. Awesome cards. Great images and colors. Great for the coffee hop.. also thanks for sharing over at Catch the bug, Do-Al(l)creative.

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  7. Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Steampunk/Vintage Challenge. Good luck!

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  8. Love your teacups, the doily is the perfect finishing touch!

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Incy Wincy' this fortnight
    Stay Safe
    Hugs Shell xx

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  9. Such beautiful vintage looking cards!

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  10. Such lovely projects!
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug
    Hugs from Africa!
    OlgaB

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  11. Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge!

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