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Monday, 19 March 2012

Lexi’s Creations #61 Easter

With Easter approaching our challenge to you this fortnight it to make an Easter creation.

Lexi 61 Easter Main

We are sponsored by The Stamping Bazaar

For my easter card I used papers from DCWV from their Nana’s Nursery Stack. My image is from Mo Manning and has been coloured with promarkers. Because the background papers were an ivory/lemon shade I went around my image with lemon chalk to take away from the stark whiteness so it would blend better with the background, and I edged it with green.

The fence is three Marianne diecuts lined up together, and the little added chicks (which sadly look a little flat colourwise on here, although in real life they were more shaded) are also Marianne diecuts, which I cut out of ‘fuzzy’ paper and coloured with promarkers. The fuzzy paper does exactly what it says on the tin in that it’s fuzzy and feels like fur, or in this case soft chick feathers! Shame we don’t have touch-e-vision on our blogs!

I am entering this into the following challenges:-

Cardmadfairy – #29 Add a Sentiment

Chocolate Coffee and Cards – #8 Feathers and Fur

Craft Us Crazy – #23 Religious/Easter and/or Something Sweet

Crafty Ann’s Challenge – #61 Spring into Spring

Just Inspirational Challenges – #20 Inspiration Picture I chose the Green one

Phindy’s Friday Challenge – #97 Spring has Sprung

Simply Create Too – #9 It’s Spring

Stampavie and More – #164 Spring/Easter

Stempelsonne – #58 Easter

The Poodles Parlour – Anything Goes

Because I don’t celebrate Easter and therefore have no use for another Easter themed card I used the main part of the card to create a birthday card for a forum friend with some adaptions.

Tru B'day (1)

I printed a new image from The Paper Shelter called Spring Swing, which I coloured with my promarkers. The Fence was the same idea but I wound roses around it to look like they were growing up it, I die cut the same birds in fuzzy paper but this time coloured them blue to match the bluebird in the image, and added a mesh bow, and a birthday sentiment. I also added chalk around the image to tone down the bright white of the card.

I’m entering this card into these challenges:-

Crafting For All Seasons – #22 Use Green and Yellow

Divas By Design – #26 Citrus Colours

Cute Card Thursday – #208 Happy Birthday

Digistamps4Joy – #38 Green

Dutch Dare Challenge – #156 Dots and Stripes

Fun With Shapes and More – #105 Stripes

Polka Doodles – #11 Animal or Bird

Simon Says Stamp – A Bit o’ Green

Sweet ‘N Sassy – Be Inspired by Green

Wags ‘n Whiskers – #75 Luck of The Irish


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  1. Wunderschön!

    Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

    LG Dreja

  2. Lin both cards are lovely.

    Hugs Julie x

  3. Oh my goodness!!!Both of your cards are amazing!! So much pretty & lovely details! Have a great day! Hugs and sunshine!!

  4. These are both beautiful cards. I love all the shaped layers you have used. Thank you for sharing them with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x

  5. Hi Lin, what beautiful spring cards, love those little chicks and birds and the cute little picket fence. Beautifully colored images and great design.


  6. Both your cards are as precious as can be. I love the way you altered it into a birthday card. Very nice. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining Just Inspirational Challenges this week and good luck!

  7. What a lovely card...Thank you for joining us at Digistamps4joy. And good luck.

    Caz..DS4J DT

  8. I like both cards! I especially like how you have added the die-cut birds as chickens on the card with the boy. This die-cut set is so versatile, isn't it?

  9. Both totally gorgeous cards Lin, love all the green colours and the images are just so fabulous.

  10. wow, both gorgeous, cute cards!

    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  11. Lin, I'm loving the little guy feeding the chicks! Your added chicks are perfect and everything works so well with the Easter theme for Lexi's. Now, let me put on my "Just Inspirational" DT hat to say thanks for playing along over there, too.

  12. This is super-dee-duper! I love the fuzzy little chickies! Great colors too! Thanks for playing with us at CCCC!


  13. Cute cards. Nice coloring. I'm glad you shared with us at Dutch Dare.
    Lisa :)

  14. great cards, Lin - both!!!
    The images are anazing and I love the little fence.
    Doreen xx

  15. These are both fabulous and those little chicks are sooooooo cute. xx

  16. Both are gorgeous Lin, love the Memory Box die lol. x

  17. Thanks so much for joining us on our "New Green Dress for Ms Spring" challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy. Good luck in the draw. Please join us for the next exciting challenge which starts tomorrow!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang

  18. Lin these are both absolutely gorgeous, love those cute little chicks and the image is so pretty :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  19. wonderful Spring cards--love both the images. Thank you for entering Simply Create Too's Challenge #9--"It's Spring???"

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  20. Your cards are wonderful!
    An adorable image and beautiful colors.
    Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.

  21. Beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at the stempelsonnenchallenge.
    Hugs stine

  22. Two fabulous cards, thank you for sharing the easter one with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  23. What absolutely adorable cards....I love the sweet images and your coloring is sooo pretty!!!!

  24. Oh she is a real cutie and I love the spring colours. Thanks for playing at Dutch dare Card challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  25. Both cards are very pretty!! I love the wonderful scenes you created with the embellishments and picket fences! Thank you for playing along at the SNSDC.

  26. Both cards look totally enchanting Lin! Lovely images, wonderfully coloured and those fences are such a nice touch! Thanks also for your sweet comment on my blog, have a lovely day, hugs, Ira

  27. Wonderful, creative cards! I love those layered details and little chicks! Thanks for joining the SNSDC this week!

  28. Hi Lin, such pretty cards! Love the images and great idea to reuse the base to make a card that will get used (I've got a box of cards that I've made but have no use for!!).

    The little chicks / birds are very sweet and that die fence is going on my long list of wants!

    Thanks for the kind comment on my blog and looking forward to working with you as well over on Dream Valley.


    PS - I read back a bit into your blog and thought the Mother's Day story was just great! I know it would've been terrible at the time and not so good about the Diabetes, but I'm sorry I did have to smile at your mum getting less than half a box of chocs!!! I once was giving chocs to my nan and had a nibble of most of them - as she didn't like the toffee hard centre ones - so I 'had' to make sure that she only got soft centres. She didn't even get a half empty box - she got a box with half of them bit into!!

  29. Thanks so much for sharing. Sorry for my tardiness in commenting. Thanks for joining Dutch Dare.

  30. I think I'm going mad because I'm sure I left a comment here the other day when I looked at these cards!! They are both really lovely I love your colouring and the papers are delish. Also love the chicks and the flowers on the fence - all wonderful xx

  31. Super cards Lin, love the first one with the cute little chicks! Thanks for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers this fortnight! Good luck! Pami x

  32. Omg..your Easter card is soooo adorable & love those little chicks..

    Thanks for joining us at CCCC & good luck!!
    hugs and xxx

  33. Wonderful cards Lin, I love the little fence and sweet little chicks, very pretty
    Hugs Julie P

  34. So sweet! Love the chicks, & I must say, the fence is quite lovely too! Great cards, Jx

  35. Hi Lin
    Thanks so much for the visit. I'm a terrible blogger at the minute, trying to craft more and blog less!!!
    Your cards are so beautiful, really Springlike. I love all the chicks on the top one.
    Hope you are well.
    Hugs Lisax

  36. So lovely springcolored cards .. Thanks for joining us at fun with shapes and more!
    XOXO Michi

  37. A beautiful card. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.

  38. Just gorgeous and those little chicks are so cute. Thanks for sharing with us at Polka Doodles animal or bird challenge.
    Fliss x

  39. adorable cards, I love the little chickies and fences! thanks for playing along at Polka Doodles. Hugs Ashley

  40. Both cards are so cute and the little chicks are a great touch! Have fun!

  41. Oh honey
    These are both just stunning! I love the colour tones and that wee fence is so so so cute!
    Fab cards!
    Hugs Melly xxx


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