Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Easter Continues. . . . .

Good morning everybody. Hope all is good with you. Not sure why I'm scheduling this as I will be up now as I, in a fit of madness, agreed to go into work for 7.30am. Not only that, I agreed to stay until 16.30!!! Note to self, engage brain before mouth in future.
Thank you for the comments on Mr D's card. I'm sure he'd try and eat it if he could.

Ita, lovely to know you're still paddling. Gosh, you have been through the ringer chuck but I look forward to the book lol! Great you still have your sense of humour and I'm sure everyone, along with me, wishes you well.

Sorry that the Easter theme is ongoing but I wanted to show the card I made for Nesta. She was thrilled, bless her and I have to admit, I was pleased with the way it turned out.

Now, I started with an A5 cream card base. I then cut another piece of cream card, slightly smaller and cut an aperture using one of the SB Scalloped Ovals, large enough to fit my daffs.
On this top layer, I stamped my Card-io Daffs stamps with various Distress Inks, added the "Easter" cut from an X-Cut Alphabet die and stamped and heat embossed the "Happy" above it. I inked the edges with Mustard Seed DI.
I lightly marked the base card, in pencil, through the aperture so I knew where to assemble my daff display. The daffs are actually flowers cut from the HC Sunkissed Fleur die, larger ones in yellow card, small ones from orange card. I shaped the orange ones to form the centres so they looked like the"trumpets" on daffodils.

The leaves are actually from the SB Carnation Creations set so no actual daffodils involved but I do think they look daffodilesque.
I then foam padded the top layer onto this and that was that.
I hope you indulge my artistic licence with the daffs.

I only have one more Easter card to share, just to warn you.

Hopefully, I will be back soon if today's 9 hour shift doesn't polish me off!!!

Ang x


  1. Good morning Ang, your Easter card is fantastic, your daffs are great, you made a good job of putting them together with all your different dies. I love my X Cut alphabet letter die. I see you are joining me in long day working, I am in for 7am and will be lucky to finish by 7pm. Ok I will get a couple of hours off in between- long lunch break. Hazel xx

  2. This is such a cheery card and the daffs are super. Now I'm back I've backtracked to see Mr Duck's Easter card and it's great too. Very clever how you did the marking on the egg. Have a good day and I hope you are not too tired this evening! Christine xx

  3. A lovely happy summer card ,beautiful Daffodils .
    Elaine H X

  4. Hi Ang,
    A very pretty Easter card, love your flowers.
    Don't work too hard today.

  5. Hi Ang. Hope you´re still awake to be able to read the comments.
    Love the card. Great use of stamps of which I´m becoming a big fan. The flowers are so pretty - very Eastery.

    Bye for now
    Love Val x

  6. How refreshing Ang! This a truly wonderful and different card. Love the treatment of the daffodils in the corners. the colors are spot on. The stars of the show are cutout and daffodils in the center. excellent 3d likeness. Bravo. A class act right down to the sentiment and edges.

  7. I love this one Ang, so pretty and great how you made the daffs, I love them, xxx

  8. a lovely spring feel to this and the weather has been nice to match.Laura O

  9. Beautiful card Ang, they really do look like Daffodils so well done there. 9 hour shift! Gosh been a long time since I did one of those so I don't envy you at all, you'll need a couple of days off after to recuperate lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  10. Hello Ang, gosh at the time of me commenting your half way through you shift, what a long day for you, make sure your feet are up relaxing tonight.

    Now this card I absolutely love, what gorgeous Spring colours and those little stamped flowers around the corners are so beautiful, Fantastic daffs as your focal point, love how youv'e put them together, wonderful job Ang, take care, hugs Kate x

  11. Ang your card is gorgeous - love the flowers and such sweet bright colors jut right for this time of year!
    sandy xx

  12. Wow this is a beautiful card - luv how you have created the daffs and the stamping in the corners is fab xx luv it xx GailT xx

  13. I love this card,singing of spring longer days,and so fresh.

  14. Gorgeous card Ang really lovely bright colours. Hmm I can remember the days of doing long hours at work not sure I could cope again LOL huggles Sue xx

  15. Ang the difference to you doing 9 hours and me doing my hours I can do things for myself at the same time, you have to do what you are asked to do, I can like do my own shopping along with doing things for work. And yes long day but the girls are good and are fun to be with. Hazel xx

  16. Brilliant card love those daffodils x

  17. What a pretty card!! Love the way you used the flower dies, great idea!! I designed these dies and matching stamps for HC last year. Hugs!!

  18. Love how you did the daffidils! They look so pretty. Like how you popped the top layer too! Have a great day Ang!

  19. Ang, I noticed you commented on Johns blogs that blogger hasn't allowed you to comment today I have had big problems too, like my dashboard has gone and a thing saying about using cookies instead. I have just about thrown my iPad out the window trying to get things back to normal, So you are not alone Hazel xx

  20. Oh! Wow! ........ love it, those daffodils are wonderful

    Patricia xxx

  21. The daffs are wonderful and I love the stamping of the little flowers in the corners - a very gorgeous spring card Karen x