Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Easter card and basket

Hi friends and followers,

Today I thought I would share with you an Easter card and basket that I made using the Sunshine and Smiles Cd from Kraftyhands.

I like this Cd, I think it has some cute characters on it and they can be found in a number of different colours, all beautiful. The design I chose for my card is a little girl with a daisy face and is standing in half of an egg, that's why I chose it.

(My DT card for the March Kraftyhands challenge was this design but in a different colour). I decoupaged the image and added a bow to the egg to match the bow in her hair. I matted the topper onto a dark green card that I had in my stash and mounted it onto a 6x6 card blank. I used card candy for the corners, but as I did not have the colour I needed for the card, I coloured 4 of them in  CG2 from my Spectrum Noir pens. There are lots of sentiments on the design sheet that you print out, but I took one of these into Craft Artist and changed the wording to 'Happy Easter'.

Inside, I fixed an insert which coordinates with the front of the card.

For the basket, I printed out the same  backing paper that is on the front of the card onto an A4 piece of card. On the reverse, I printed a yellow gingham backing paper which also matches the centre of the topper on the card. To cover the joins on the basket, I cut a circle from the Standard Circles Large Dies in the yellow gingham backing paper, and a smaller one using the same dies in the green hexagonal patchwork paper and then fixed the daisy face in the centre of these.

I used a Martha Stewart punch to decorate the handle (arches, I think) and fixed a ribbon from the Cd to the centre of the handle. This reads - 'Sunshine and Smiles'. I filled the basket with yellow tissue paper and then added some chocolates. My first choice was Cadbury Creme eggs but they didn't match the basket, so I changed them to these Ferrero Rocher chocolates - none of which I can eat because I am allergic to them. I'm sure my husband or son will manage to eat them though!

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Hobbycutz - Easter/Easter Box (2W, S, 54) (TBA Sun 7th April)
Make It Monday - Anything Goes (W, M, ,84) x
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes (2W, S, 346) x
Cutie Pie Challenge - Easter (2W, M, 140) x
Eclectic Ellapu - Whimsy and/or funny (W, S, 11) x

I hope you all have a lovely Easter. Take care and don't eat too much!

Wendy xx