Thursday, March 28, 2013

Happy Easter

Hope you all enjoyed WOYWW yesterday, despite being very productive and packing up the living room and all the photos in the house, I did manage to view a few blogs. Great for inspiration.

Today's main photo started out as a Happy Birthday card, but Ma saw it and she works as a carer and thought one of her 'ladies' would like it for Easter. I was happy to oblige. I like the idea of a non-traditional Easter card.

Not a big difference really, but here is the original version.

Pink lady birthday
The papers are all by Pink Petticoat, and as I can't take my printer with me and I have a nuclear war stash of ink, I will be printing like crazy - it's an awesome excuse. The ribbon is one of my faves and was a gift from JT. I learnt how to make these faux bows and they really work. I added some bling to the bow and the dress has glitter here and there.

It's all about dresses today :) I've been playing with some new digital stamps / images and think they are working out well. The new card magazine subscription is inspiring me to sew more and be a bit adventurous. The 3 cards that I am showing you today are my attempt to do that!

This card uses the same image as before, I wanted to try and use just one colour and see how it would work.
Green lady birthday
I think it's come out quite well, as you can probably guess, the images were too close to each other, so when I die cut the pink lady, I ended up with the scalloped effect on the green lady - I decided to make it a feature. The papers are all by American Crafts. Border punch by Martha Stewart, floral tape from Tiger and a couple of Candi's. I am not normally a big fan of gold peel-offs, but think with the green it works well.

The final card uses a digital dress form. I love dress forms, perhaps because I don't have the space for a real one, it is high on my wish list, like Hubby's piano :)

Dress form card
I wanted to experiment with different patterns and layers, I think this works really well. The ribbon was a gift from my MIL and it's beautiful, I thought it suited this card, has a kind of vintage feel. All papers are again by  Pink Petticoat. I like the random stitching, I've realised from things I've seen that it doesn't need to be perfect. The dress form was black, but I went over it with a pink fineliner, to tie it in with the card more.

So what do you think?

Happy Easter.



  1. You're teaching me how to do that bow style next week, right?! Love the new dress form stamp, really stylised.

  2. Great cards Claire.
    The are fabulous.
    Not be long now till the move.

  3. While the glamorous images are awesome, my favorite is the dress form card, especially the random stitching, great detail!! When is the move? I hate packing!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥


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