Tuesday, 7 April 2009

A few Easter treats

Today I added another post to Dani Mogstad's design team blog, that I'm fortunate to be part of - and got to show off all of these Easter themed bits and pieces. The first is my favourite 'cos I am so proud of how I made the bunny ears!:
I made this card for my friend Michelle (of Poppicrafts fame - where else would I get my blooms from?), and as per her excellent advice, here is a close up:

The 'basket' was made by twisting a piece of raffia in to shape and then securing it with diamond glaze (which had the additional advantage of making it hard and shiny). I am particularly pleased with the wire headband on which 'Lilli' has her ears mounted! Her image is coloured with chalks.
I recently made some Easter decorations for Poppicrafts (which I don't think I've shown here - something to rectify - but can be seen in the shop's gallery), and realised just how many digital kits include elements just crying out to be used similarly:

Each image was printed twice, the second copy being a mirror image, then cut out and glued together. Add a little sparkly glitter and a thread to hang by and there you are! These images are from two of Dani's kits: 'In Your Easter Bonnet' and 'Pop Goes the World'. The latter kit in particular, has lots of images perfect for snipping out and mounting onto cards :)

I made these little baskets as gifts for Alex's teachers, and I'm making more to send to some of our family (I just have to work out how to package them so they survive in the post...).

Finally, this is the mini gift I made for my Mum for Easter. The coaster is from YellowMoon.org - which if you have children is well worth a look at. They sell some wonderful crafty things, educational tools and games and even party bag gifts, and a percentage of your purchase goes to your child's school/ nursery too. Hooray!

Finally, if you have a go at making a mini basket (and I do recommend it 'cos they're very cute), they can carry a remarkable number of Cadbury's Mini Eggs. Alas however, they do not take a full packet - especially if you put shredded pink tissue paper into the basket simply because it looks pretty - and you will be obliged (!) to put the last few out of their misery and eat them. You have been warned...


All background papers and most digital elements: Dani Mogstad (all available from Sweet Shoppe Designs)
Templates for mini bags: Heather Roselli (also available at Sweet Shoppe Designs)
The lovely Lilli image: Pink Petticoat
All blooms, ribbon and the pretty flower clip: Poppicrafts
Alterable coaster and tissue paper: Yellow Moon
Plus Dovecraft chalks, craft wire, Ranger Stickles glitter glue, DMC threads, raffia, Diamond Glaze and the pink sweeties were from M&S! My Easter tree was from the late and sadly missed 'The Pier'.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I love your work - such gorgeous cards!