Egg-stra Egg-cited for Easter

Happy Easter! If you’re in the UK have you remembered the clocks have gone forward??? I’m here with an eggstra special little something or two to share with you today and trust me, the puns get worse. First up, being Sunday, I am sharing my entry for this week’s challenge over at the Stampotique Designers’ Challenge blog. Nellie is asking us to use birds and “stuff related to birds” in our projects. She is sharing the most fabulous card, be sure to buzz over to her blog and check it out.

Now I tried, I really did, but in the end I couldn’t help myself and I’m bringing back my favourite duo for this particular challenge!


This is actually a card, but only because I had a “failed” card lying close to hand and practiced the layout of the stamps on it. Currently, this is propped on my sideboard as a piece of art. I started with one of Kate Crane’s backgrounds as I knew I hadn’t got time for messing with inks and that I would probably muck at least one attempt up (and I did!). I stamped my parrots and Agatha, followed by the flowers and leaves.


Agatha, and the parrots masquerading as chicks, were coloured with Polychromos and then paper pieced over the originals.


I die cut some eggs from brown card, cut some broken edges and then added dimension by rolling them over a pencil and applying with glue gel. The shine comes from Glossy Accents.



You’ll notice the chicks have little chocolate stained faces!


I added a few hanging eggs to the branches of the tree and the words were printed from my computer.

Sometimes a project just comes together how you imagined. I’m so pleased that this was one of those occasions – even if it did take two attempts!

Now I told you to egg-spect a little eggstra something and here it is:


I made this little hanging decoration for one of my Gecko Galz DT projects. I’ve used this image, which is from the Easter Parade Kit, a lot. Here it’s displayed in a chipboard frame that I have painted with white crackle paint.


Lots of yellow spring flowers and some coordinating seam-binding finish it off perfectly.



I hope you have a lovely Easter Day, doing whatever you like to do at this time of year. Me? Well obviously I will be eating more chocolate and cake than is good for me! 🙂

Thanks for buzzing by.


Egg-stra Egg-cited for Easter — 16 Comments

  1. Happy Easter to you!! I guess it’s pouring with rain where you are too … More like winter here than spring! LOVE your Easter scene … funny and totally fabulous and that little hanging chalkboard is divine!!

    • Thank you Ros. We had major rain yesterday but today the rain held off until the afternoon. Freezing cold though and very, very windy out in the countryside!

  2. Happy Easter dear friend, you have just made my day – Agatha and her parrot, I literally laughed out loud when I spotted the little guy at the bottom with his head stuck inside the egg!

    Fabulous idea to use Glossy Accents on the chocolate and I really admire how you have managed to curve Agatha’s egg. I love all the little eggs hanging from the tree and the meadow of daisies. A truly brilliant design, if you had entered this in Crafty Boots Challenge it would get my vote.

    Your Easter decoration is fabulous and looks even better in real life, I love the wood grain effect you created on the frame and all the spring flowers look lovely.

    Don’t make yourself too sick eating all of those eggs.

    Dionne xx

    • I live in hope of one day receiving an egg I can put my head in (Betty’s do have something to fit the bill!!)!! I have eaten for England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and few European principalities over the past few days 🙂 Hope you are having a lovely Easter. xx

  3. This card is both brilliant and funny–your Agatha is growing on me, what with all your great projects using her. 🙂 I just came from the Gecko Galz post and was really charmed by your wall hanging. I love your color choices; that golden yellow is unusual and very lovely. These projects are both fantastic!!
    Betty’s must be the go-to spot for all edible lovelies. It’s a good thing we don’t have them here in the States!
    Happy Easter! xox

  4. Oh I love your card, so much to see, so much fun! Thanks for joining us at the challenge at Stampotique!

  5. Congrats on your Stampotique win! Fab card! Great design, color and I adore Agatha and the birds. Fun to use chocolate eggs and smudge their faces. Too cute. Made me smile! 🙂

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