Good morning to you, one and all. Hope everyone is well, although I was sad to read on one of the blogs that Ita is not doing so good and may have to go into hospital again. Ita, if you still have a paddle and read this, hope you start improving soon chuck.
Thank you all so much for your kind comments on my foray into egg making. It wasn't the tidiest of creations but when it didn't touch the sides, it didn't really matter lol! Yes, Mr D has kept the box (sensible lad) but I dread to think what he may keep in it; slugs and snails and puppy dogs tails maybe.
Now, this is the card I made for Mr D for Easter and the egg box was made to match (sad, I know).
Its an A5 cream card base and I started with a faux purple layer with marker pen again. I topped this with a smaller layer of paper from the First Edition Desert Blooms (12x12) pad.
I was then deciding what to do on top when I thought about cutting an oval for an egg. This then went a bit further when I realised the Couture Creations Compassionate embossing folder had a pattern, in parts, that resembled the markings you normally get on an Easter egg.
So, I cut three descending sizes of SB Classic Ovals from Lidl chocolate coloured card then ran them through the embossing folder. I shaped them to curve around slightly and foam padded them together.
A bit of Cadbury Purple ribbon from Mei Flower, triple bow and a pearl finished it off nicely.
Next, I cut a strip of cream card to go across the middle and cut The Striplet (just when you thought it was safe. . . . . ) out of the right hand side, in the middle. This was stuck flat to the card and topped with my "egg"
I then heat embossed the top sentiment using bronze embossing powder. The "Easter" is actually a Hobbycutz embellishment that comes attached to a rabbit.I nipped off the rabbit with a craft knife (that's what I stuck to the Easter egg before I gave it to Mr D) and Versamarked the "Easter". then heat embossed this in bronze as well. Popped both on the card and voila!
Mr D liked it , almost as much as his real egg. Hope you do too.
Now then, I have have photographed Wendy's Pond Blogaversary Prize and was going to put the pic on today but Mr D seemed to think it may be rubbing it in to everyone else, a bit like Jim Bowen on Bullseye. . . . ."Look at what you could have won" I hadn't thought about that as I suppose, normally, the goodies get displayed upfront (trust me to be different). What does everyone think? More to the point, will it spoil Wendy's surprise? I shall be guided by the majority.
Enjoy what's left of the weekend folks and lets be careful out there.