Friday, 30 March 2012

Card Crafter's Circle/Challenge #16 EASTER

Hi, and welcome!

Been a really busy week, but have enjoyed every single baby is home!
Jonathan (my baby), Tanys (his wife), and Bevan (their baby) are back from Northern Ireland, and we've had to make room for them until they can find a nice house....hopefully within the next month.
I can't tell you how wonderful it is to have them here!
Bevan left a few days after his first birthday, at the end of last October.... a blue-eyed, blonde-haired, chubby baby.....and has come back a green-eyed, blonde-haired, slightly-less-chubby toddler!  Where did he get green eyes?........from ME.....haaa!
More about all-things-Bevan another day.

On to this week's challenge at

This week we are sponsored by one of our favourite sponsors........

Our team really does have a soft spot for these cute images, and our Random Winner will get to choose 3 of 'em...woohoo!

Okay, so what do you need to do?
Easy.......just make a new creation with an EASTER theme.....doesn't need to be a card, so let your imagination loose, and see what you can come up with!

Here's mine.......

Now, I just need to make something clear, here......that egg is solid chocolate, and it is all mine....haaaa!
I started with a pale pink card base, and added a strip of green DP from a stack that I found at T.K.Maxx (I think it's known as TJ Maxx in the US) which I fringed to resemble grass......not sure how effective that was, though........

I want a pinny like this!  How cute are those bunnies?  And she even has 'em on her shoes.....aawwwww.....
All coloured up with my usual Promarkers, and I added a strip of sweet lace near the top of the egg........

The little tag is from the same paper stack, and I added a clipping of pretty lace to the top, held in place with a tiny lilac brad........

I hand cut the egg shape....oh yes, indeed I did......from sparkly card that was also in the same paper stack, inked the edges, and added the cute arrow shape, also inked........

I've had a box of these ribbon slides for ages, but haven't really used 'em, much.......threaded up with pink organza ribbon....pretty, pretty......

I don't usually make, or send, Easter cards.......doesn't seem to be what passes for normal around these parts......but, I think I may make a few more, and send them out to a few choice folks.....maybe!

Hope you join in with our challenge this week, and don't forget to take a look at the rest of the team's creations!

Anne-Marie x



  1. your house sounds full to the brim lol but I bet you will love every minute of it
    Loving this creation of yours great image to have a great weekend
    Jacki xx

  2. I don't make a ton of Easter cards, but I do make one or two for the grands....they seem to love them (especially the fact that candy is included! LOL!) I love the card...particularly your well formed Easter egg!

  3. So glad your son is back....Your card is beautiful Anne-Marie,a gorgeous image and wonderful

  4. how fun having your family home for a while, but i'll bet you'll be happy dancing when they do leave. oh yeah, you WILL, trust me - LOL.

    fabby card. very colorful and easter-y.

    yep. getting baptized. i will be born again! wooo hooo.

    have a great weekend.

    hugs :)

  5. How wonderful to look into his "green eyes" again. So happy for you! Love the details of the lace and the arrow you added!

  6. Love the bling/glitter on this. Thanks for playing along and showing us what Easter means to you.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Guest Designer @ 4CCC

  7. Don't let Ace see that outfit with all the bunnies. She'll be wanting one in real life. Pretty sure it is much cuter on your girl. Colors are so soft and gave me idea for some lace I have. Thanks. Hugs and (sloppy) kisses for a little someone there ;) Been giving them here from you.

  8. Taht is so fun and sweet, just lovely Anne-Marie!

    How lovely to have your family all around you at the moment!

  9. How lovely to have your family at home! Bet you are in your element!
    Thanks for spreading the rumour about me having a boob job! Wouldn't you like to know! ;-p
    Fab Easter card - lovely spring colours.

  10. The sparkley egg, I just want it! Great card, love the lace idea balances the egg just right -to roll off the card over to me. lol

    Can only imagine the contentment you feel having your family around, especially the "babies". :)

  11. Fabulous card, what an adorable image! Thanks for joining us at Chsrisma Cardz this week!

  12. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! I appreciate it! BTW, really cute card!!! :)

  13. I'm loving all of the glitter,lace, and ribbon on this card! And just look at the size of that egg! If I received one that big, it would probably be rotten... ;) Adorable image too!
    So happy for you that you get this special time with your family while they are house hunting! Be sure to spoil that grandbaby rotten before they move out!

  14. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Have a great weekend ♥Debxx

  15. This is so super cute! thanks for joining us in the Easter Challenge at Scrapbook Sisters. Have a great weekend, Julie.x

  16. Fun card and I love those cute polka dots.


  17. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week! x

  18. Beautiful card. Wonderful colours ! Congratulations !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  19. What an adorable Easter card Anne-Marie! Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!


  20. Thanks for joining us for the Easter Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

    Leanne 4 CC DT

  21. This is so cute Anne-Marie, thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x

  22. This is such a gorgeous card. The image and details are fabulous. Thanks for joining us this fortnight @ Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

  23. So sweet! Thank you for playing along at Charisma Cardz this time x

  24. Ahh those lace details - scrumptious :o)

  25. Gorjuss, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.
    Shell xxx

  26. I love your card, very cute! I am so glad your little chicks have flown back to the! Spoil that little green eyed baby while you have him! Thanks so much for playing along with the Delightful Challenges Team this week! Happy Easter to you and your family!



  27. This is just so cute. Love that image and the gorgeous colours. The designs and layout totally rock too! I so love the almost rainbow colors... Keep it up. My heartfelt Easter wishes for you and for your family this coming lenten season. Happy Easter!

    Hugs xxx