Good morning and how are you enjoying your long weekend? I finally managed to get my house cleaned up and decorated for the Easter weekend plus I also had a little baking session. Chocolate nest cakes are an essential requirement in my household! Today, appropriately, I have an Easter card to share with you:
I am sharing this over at City Crafter Challenge Blog where the theme is to use a hot air balloon or balloon. I just happened to find these cute vintage image over at The Graphics Fairy and couldn’t believe my luck that it happened to be an Easter one!
I’ve used lots of layers on this card – coordinating blue cardstock, music manuscript, and three different designer papers plus a doily.
The pretty primrose ribbon is from my Really Reasonable Ribbon Club selection for this month and picks up the colour of the chicks beautifully.
I’ve added some sweetheart blossoms and some glitter to finish it all off. I am also sharing this card over at really Reasonable Ribbon for Challenge #93 which is monochromatic colour and ribbon – one main colour (blue), a touch of another colour (yellow) plus neutrals.
Once I’d finished this I loved the colours so much I decided to make a coordinating tag.
I die cut the card and embossed it using a dots folder. I used additional images from The Graphics Fairy, a gorgeous vintage egg and a cute little chick, plus some blue ribbon with a silver trim, from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
One Easter, one of my uncles decided to buy some chicks. He bought enough so that each cousin had one that they could name. There were six of us at the time (we later became 11!) and I called mine Mary which was my mother’s middle name. I can remember how cute they all were and how they were kept in the boiler room, where we could go and stroke them, until they were hardy enough to go outside. I also remember being slightly disappointed when, on the next visit, they had turned into proper hens even if we did get to have the eggs for tea!
Thanks for buzzing by.