Monday, 2 April 2012

Crafty Cardmakers challenge 65 - Easter.

Evening Everyone
Well as I expected it has been far less frantic at work today. 
Not only are people not panic buying fuel but of course the school holidays have started so that always makes a difference to the traffic.
Today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. 
The host this time is Doreen who would like to see your Easter creations. Cards, Scrap LOs, Altered Art, Bookmarks, Tags, whatever you fancy as long as it has an Easter theme. 
We are sponsored for this challenge once again by Digi Doodle Shop who are offering a $10 Gift Certificate for the store
We are also delighted to be sponsored by Hobby Art with two gorgeous stamps sets as their prize.
We would like to thank them for coming to our rescue at the last minute.

I don't usually make Easter cards so this was a good challenge for me.
I bought this lovely Magnolia Spring Background stamp at SirStampalot some time ago with the intention of covering up the chick. However I felt that it worked perfectly for this challenge.
I stamped and embossed the image onto watercolour card and coloured it using distress inks. After it was dry I cut it out and layered it onto a brayered background created 'Barbara style'.
The background papers are from my stash, although they were all purchased at SirStampalot.
I added some stitching with a fine black pen as well as a punched border across the middle of the card.
The flower is a DooHickey and the leaves are Cherry Lynn dies.
Of course I had to add a little bling, the punched border just screams out for it don't you think lol.
Please stop by the challenge and see what the other girls have come up with, and maybe have a go yourself.

I would like to enter my card into a couple of challenges
Hooked on Craft - Challenge 19 Easter
Incy Wincy Designs - Challenge 140 Easter / Pastel colours
Stamp and Create - April challenge Spring
Paper Sundaes - Challenge 114 Happy Easter
Don't forget to play along HERE
Night night
hugs Kimx


  1. Fabulous card,lovely colours and the scene image is gorgeous....Thank you for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft....Hope to see you next time...
    Mandy x

  2. What a fabulous scene. Love it! Thanks so much for joining in our Easter challenge at Paper Sundaes this week.

  3. Hi Kim, what a fabulous card, such a bright spring image and so beautifully crafted and coloured . Have ben having problems with blogger have moved to wordpress do hope you will pop over and become a follower


  4. such a lovely scene. fab spring colours. x

  5. Gorgeous card Kim I love the colours :)

  6. Hi Kim, I love your card. The image is so great and all the coloursa you used are amazing.
    Have a nice day
    Doreen xx

  7. Lovely card..Thanx for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs, and good luck.

    Caz IWD DT

  8. I think this is gorgeous, Kim! LOVE your little scene, and I love the deeper tons you've used! :) Fabulous, as always!!!

  9. Love this, it is such a gorgeous little scene! Love the blue flower and leaves too.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  10. Kim, this is just staggeringly gorgeous! I love how you have brayered your background to match the tone of the colouring in your image! So, so pretty.

    Lin xx

  11. Beautiful card,lovely image and colours....Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft Challenge,hope to see you next time.....
    Mandy x

  12. Beautiful, Kim. I love how you've done that background - so pretty. I've been planning to get my brayer out for a while, and this should inspire me to actually do it!


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Hugs Kimx