Saturday, 31 March 2018

Easter and Christmas

Happy easter to you all and I hope you're enjoying the long weekend. It's raining here but at least we've not had more snow like some areas have and as it means that I won't be able to get out in the garden I shall have to have a crafty play instead.

Here's a quick 6x4 inch easter card I've made with snippets of LOTV paper, a Sylvia Zet topper, flowers, gems and a sentiment left over from a decoupage sheet.

I made this for

Let's Craft and Create challenge 'anything goes + option easter'

Country View challenge 'postcard 6x4 inch size'

Next up is my first christmas card of the year which I made for March Rudolph Days challenge. I used my new Penny Black stamp 'Santa's Visit' along with the Misti. My first attempt was to use TH distress markers to colour the stamp a bit at a time but I gave up part way through as I was getting it all wrong! So next attempt was to lightly stamp the whole image with Memento London Fog and then I found it much easier to add the colour with the distress markers, although I'm still not happy with the way the sky turned out. I matted the image onto some metallic card and then onto a hammered effect card base, before finally adding some Stickles.

Don't you just love holidays and the emails you get tempting you to buy with the promise of a discount...... and yes I have already given in and placed orders for some new Uniko and MFT goodies! So now I'd better get off and have a play with some more of my NBUS stamps - while scoffing on an easter egg or two! Thanks for popping by and I hope you have a great weekend.


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two lovely cards Andrea and I especially like the second one, what a gorgeous stamp and I love how you've coloured it. I recently bought the 'Restful' stamp from PB and I love that one too. I might have to start collecting them :) Happy Easter x

Carole said...

Lovely cards Andrea...especially the Christmas one! Great coloring. Raining persistently here so shopped and i'm whacked but hubby is putting 2 more shelves (Ikea spice racks) in the craft room for me to fill!! have a lovely weekend...not too much chocolate mind! xx

meg said...

Two beauties Andrea, love the soft colours and layout in the first and the second's peaceful scene

Kath said...

Lovely cards, especially the cute Easter card.
Kath x

Evelyn Walter said...

What a cute Easter card, Andrea! The coloring of the image is beautiful.
Thank you for joining in with our postcard challenge over at Country View Challenges! Have a wonderful weekend and happy Easter!
Evelyn xx

Sarah said...

These are lovely Andrea, such a cute bunny and I think your Christmas card is fantastic. I have had this type of PB stamp in my basket so many times and then chickened out, but seeing yours I might just actually check out next time!! Happy Easter xx

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Andrea, they are both fabulous but I especially like the first one - such an adorable image and pretty pastel colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Kathleen said...

What you are eating your eggs already and the Easter Bunny hasn't even come yet!
Super Easter card, love the pretty pastel colours and the super cute image.
The Christmas scene is gorgeous and the snow really looks real.

Kath x

Mia said...

Both great cards, Andrea, especially the Easter one. Such a cute image. Kisses, my friend.

aussie aNNie said...

Andrea these are gorgeous cards...hubby got me a humungus Easter egg we are sharing today but I am trying to lose weight...tomorrow...!!
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Cheryl W. said...

I love your Easter card! That image is just as sweet as it can be! Thank you so much for joining us for our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

Jenny L said...

Hi Andrea,
Happy Rudolf Days, and a very Happy Easter to you.
Your Easter card is so sweet and that image is soooooooo! cute.
Lovely designing.
Your Rudolf card is wonderfully created and such a super scene too.
I love all the glitter as well.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

linda said...

It's a nice, peaceful winter scene! the colouring is lovely, and I like the night sky!

thank you so much for playing along with us at the Rudolph Days challenge!
DT Rudolph Days Challenge

Anne said...

Two very different card Andrea, hard to pick a favourite they're lovely
Anne x

scrappymo! said...

This Penny Black image is beautiful and so is your card. I think the colouring is really lovely and the matted image pops off that hammered card base.

Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

Tammy Dale said...

Such a cute easter card, so well coloured too. Thanks for joining us at Lets Craft and Create! Tammy DT

Sue said...

What a lovely Easter card, thank you so much for sharing it with us at Country View crafts. Sue xx