Well, maybe not the real ones but this will have to do.
It's down to the wire and I have to produce a couple of Easter cards so finally buckled down to it tonight...
Spring is finally here in Surrey B.C. DH spent a couple of hours in the garden yesterday and again today and I took advantage of that and raced down to the craft room to prepare some Easter card kits for the grandkids. They arrived at 4:30...full of giggles and boundless energy and dying to make some cards for their Mum and Dad. I had the kits all laid out to save time...Two lovely card were quickly created, signed, and into the envelopes before I could grab a picture!
I had a smile on my face as they both signed each card, using the same pen. Little Miss C went for the dark ink look...pressed nice and hard and went to town with medium sized writing. Little Mr P sat down after her and printed his name so tiny I may have to run out and buy a magnifying glass for them to see it! He also managed to make it appear as though he used a super fine point, pale ink pen!!! Oh, what a sweetie!
They were up into their beds at 9pm and this tired Grandma made a card with the leftover scraps from their creating spree. Now keep in mind that we are almost 60...we love them to bits but are TIRED by bedtime when we have them for sleepovers...they are great kids, quiet, play nicely together etc...but it is all the extras that we are not used to that tire us out! Glad I got these cards made, as we are off to Stanley park to ride the Easter train tomorrow. It is about an hour's drive to the park and probably a fair bit of walking from the car parking area to the train. I shall bring my poles and I'm sure buy the time we get home, I will not be making any cards tomorrow!
Here is the first one...A very simple card made from snippets and hoarded stash! I have finally come to the realization that they do not all have to be works of art. In some cases, they just have to be a card...ready at the right time...made to suit the audience they are intended for. This is one of those.
Gosh, this photo seems so washed out. I will try another one...I think it is a little clearer...but the photo is a little wonky...sigh...I need to take a photography course!
Card base - 5 inch square scalloped card; made on the accucut machine at my local scrapbook store...free to use as long as you are cutting paper you bought from them. I keep their heavy weight card stock in separate folders marked with their store name...that way I can use those machines when needed.
Designer Paper - from my stash, Floral with bunnies and chicks is Best Creations Craft n Craftin Glitter paper Bunny Love
Designer Paper - from my stash, Words; Flair Designs 2008 Easter Surprise Collection - Words
Cardstock - from my snippets bin
Dies - Spellbinders square Fleur de Lis
Embellishments - from my stash, 3D chick and egg, tiny carrot and blue flower, as well as the 3D Easter sign are snippets of various Dollar Store Easter scrapbook packets.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets.
2. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
3. Friends of Speedy TV MFP - # 65 Make an Easter card or project
4. Simple Salutations MFP - Anything goes
5. Inspirational Challenge MFP - Inspirational photos provided