Thursday 28 March 2013

Easter cards and Thank you

A quick post today before work and most importantly a very big thank you to the kind words, support and encouragement I’ve  had  from some very lovely and kind hearted people about my current work stresses ,It is very heart warming to know that someone else is thinking about you and I know its not permanent and could be a lot worse as it is for many  people whether that be health or life issues. And in many other ways I am so very fortunate with the life I currently have and don’t take that for granted. I really appreciate this and was overwhelmed by the kindness shown to me. ..So a big thanks you to those wonderful individuals.
Happy Easter to you

 Close up flowers and swirl
Tilda and bunny rabbit -cute 

Almost Easter and wont have the time  to make all the cads I need, I  thought I would but maybe next year; the ones I have made I’m pleased with. I went to town with the die cuts on this one. This is such a cute Tilda stamp I can see me using it year after year. My only regret is the flowers on the top right of the card they would have looked better and more balanced if nearer the corner but I didn't realise this until it was too late and they were stuck fast!  The papers are magazine freebies and the die cuts are listed below..I Love the wooden butterfly its a little darker than I wanted but as I don’t have any paint to lighten it first over all I'm happy. Still no news on my grand calibur hopefully it will be returned before I have the time for more card making next. I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend and get plenty of crafty time. Don’t eat too much chocolate is this possible! Thanks for visiting and lots of hugs…  Andrea x 

I used the following
White 6x6 scalloped base card
Cream Floral and pink paper- magazine freebies
Green pink and cream card for layering and die cuts
Tilda with bunny coloured Pro markers and copics and dots added with white pen
Cream/floral doily behind Tilda-magazine freebie
Various flowers –local craft store
Organza ribbon bow
Wooden Butterfly –coloured copics and spots added white pen
Die cut free sentiment-edged with lace
Die cuts used-

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  1. This is gorgeous Andrea, you certainly have gone to town with your die cuts and embellishments and they all look fabulous along with the pretty colours you have chosen.
    Have a great Easter.

  2. You have made a fantastic card ^_^
    Thanks for joining in with us at Forever Friends this month, Good Luck^_^
    DT Sonia

  3. Andrea, this is an amazing card! Love the soft, pretty pastels and all the layers and flowers! Thank you for joining us at Docerela Creations! DT Member- Nitasha

  4. Such a pretty Easter card... I love all the details you've used and the soft pastels.

    Thanks for sharing at In The Pink this time... hope we see you again soon with another fabbie pink creation!

    Christine x

  5. A beautiful pastel card. Chin up girl, dont let 'em grind you down. xxx

  6. What a gorgeous Easter card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

  7. Such a coloring master piece. Great work on your card.

    Thank you for joining our pastel colors challenge


  8. fab card, love the fresh colors
    thanks for playing with us at tilda's town

  9. Your creation is just adorable Andrea! Love the pastels colour combo you used!

    Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town this week :)

    Hugs, Franz.

  10. So super sweet! Love the great colors and trim! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  11. Gosh Andrea, I did not realise you were having a hard time my friend...there are always stresses somewhere around us so please take a deep breath and count your blessings you are alive and well and put those horrible things to the back of your mind....actually, chuck them in the garbage bin....
    Wonderful card and you know I love my Tilda's too...beautiful and see you next card...luv annie xxx

  12. What a wonder Easter card...I think the flowers look fine so don't be too hard on yourself...I always tell my gradaughter who is a budding cardmaker///there are no mistakes in art...only opportunities! teehee

    The stands for my cards were from the famous Michaels 90 % off the last marked price sale (from a few weeks back). I find they clearance like that after each major holiday...Xmas/Easter/Memorial
    Day/etc They were $1.39 and I bought the last two at Michaels in Bellingham. The Canadian Michaels where I live never clearance like that...Canadian retailers have never heard of 90% off and would have a heart attack if they did!!! teehee

  13. Me again! Forgot to tell you that I think they are Yankee candle toppers. Not positive though as the packaging was all ripped off and they were sold just as they look...perfect shape but no packaging!

  14. You are so welcome, Andrea. Thank you, too, for your visits and your support of my little blog! I appreciate you as well. Your card is positively adorable!! Happy Easter to you!!

    This work thing shall pass. I know it's really hard, but do try not to stress about the small stuff. Just the big stuff. Maybe that will lessen it a bit and you can sleep better! Mwah! Darnell

  15. absolutly lovely!
    Thank you for joining us this week at cards and more.

    But please take a look at our rules .. 5 challenges only!


  16. Gorgeous Easter card Andrea. Love all the die cuts and embellies. Thanks for playing along with us at PCJ and good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gale DT

  17. What a fun card! I love all of the wonderful details! Thank you for playing along with the Stamp and Create with Magnolia's Spring with New Life challenge. We have a new one starting today: Spring with Animals. We hope you will play along again soon.
    Stamp and Create with Magnolia

  18. Cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at MDUC this week.
    Hug, Janne

  19. awwww what pretty softness to your card!! Loving all of the color work and details..
    Thank you for playing along with us at MDUC this week.

  20. Beautiful card - so many gorgeous details.

    Thanks for playing along at In the Pink this time.
    Debs xx

  21. Lovely spring colors!!! Pretty card!!! Thank you for joining us at Magnolia-licious and Wee Stamps Challenge blog for the It's All About Spring!

  22. Beautiful card and wonderful coloring, love all the details.. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&CC.

  23. This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck.

    Caz xx CSD DT

  24. Beautiful Easter card. Love all the pretty Spring colors and Tilda looks lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us at Magnolia-licious & Wee Stamps.
    Cathy Lee

  25. Oh so very beautiful! I just love the flowers and that sweet butterfly!
    Thank you for joining us at the Cuttin' and Stampin' challenge this week!

  26. Amazing card!!! Thanks for participating in our Chocolate,Coffee and Cards challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!


  27. beautiful card! I love all the details and colors! Thank you for joining us at Docerela Creations! DT Member - Dulce

  28. My goodness!! What beautiful colors on this! Stunning!! Thank you so much for joining the Magnolia-licious Wee Stamps Challenge!! :)
    Sheri Willshire

  29. Awesome project!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Magnolia-licious and Wee Stamps Challenge!
    hugs, Sharon


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