Sunday, 8 March 2009

Happy Easter Greetings!

Good Morning!

Well, what a night! I think I'm coming down with something, as I've got a sore throat and just don't feel right. Great! I didn't get to sleep last night till 4am, and so I'm like a zombie this morning. Just in time for Olympia Craft show. I knwo there's about 10 days before the show, but i have all the prep to be getting on with so this has just come at the wrong time. Oh well, just carry on regardless.

Last night, I thought I would have some fun doing a couple of challenges, so again I looked to the Penny Black Challenge blog for an exciting Saturday night (oh, I know how to live it up!) The challenge this week is Recipe 3..2..1! 3 brads, 2 ribbons and one flower!

As I so enjoyed doing Amy R's Friday Sketch Challenge a couple of weeks ago, I thought I'd do this weeks sketch. All her sketches are really lovely and are a joy to use. This is the sketch on the left and this my card:

Again, this is another Penny Black Stamp that has never touched ink. How terrible! I'm just loving the Penny Black challenges, as they are giving me a chance to use them! it's called 'What a spring!' and I thought it would be perfect for my Easter cards this year. So I've stamped 6 images, and plan to make them into cards over the next couple of weeks. A you can see also in keeping with the Penny Black Challenge I havebeen a good girl and used two ribbons, three gorgeous papermania Butterfly brads and one scrumptious Prima (I think) Flower!

I've stamped them in versafine Onyx black ink, but found that when coloured with promarkers started to bleed a little, making me not a happy bunny. Must get some memento ink that Katy has suggested. So the image is half Promarkers and half Vivid inks used as a watercolour medium. The greeting is Woodware clear stamps.

I love this little flower, I've topped it off with a dew drop in green.

Supplies: Stamps:Penny Black ' What a Spring!' (2002), Woodware sentiment. Inks:versafine Onyx Black Vivid ink pads in Tuscan Tan, Brown, Red; Promarkers. Papers:DCWV Nana's Kids glitter and embossed Stack., Doodlebug Pink Cardstock. Embellishments: Papermania pastel designer brads, Prima flower, green Dew Drop, Anita's ribbon in wide organza and Grossgrain, large scallop edged scissors.

Well that's about it for today, off now to make cards for one of the up and coming Videos of the Week over on Do Crafts.

Thanks so much for coming to visit! Have a great Sunday!

Love, Clare x


katy said...

Awwww hope you feel better soon,its amazing what even a 20 minute nap can do ? LOVE your Penny Black card !What are Vivid inks? The colouring is Katy xx

scrappyjacky said...

Such a lovely card.There are just so many gorgeous Penny Black stamps!!

Lynsey said...

Beautiful card Clare, love the image!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Unknown said...

hopes you feel better soon and what a gorgeous card....enjoy olympia....healing hugs sassyx

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous card that image...he is just the cutest bunny....and great take on the challenge....thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC and take a day off to chill....and then go manic with all your prep..enjoy the rest of your weekend
Hugs Kath xxxx

amanda stokes said...

this is a really sweet card clare,i love this image!hugs amanda.xx

Jane said...

Hi Clare, I hope you feel better soon, especially as you have the show soon, you take care.

Your card is soooo cute and lovely bright colours, love the image!

Jane :0)

tracie said...

Oh wow Clare what a fabulous card, love this cute bunnie ~ he's adorable and your colouring is so beautiful. Love the sketch, will have to borrow that one, lol. Gorgeous card !! Hope you feel better soon.
Thanks for joining us this week at PBSC
Have a great week
Tracie :)x

Tab said...

Well I just love that image, and you have coloured it beautifully. Those Memento ink pads are like gold dust LOL. Gorge embellies too.
Hugs Tab xxx

Dawn Wheeler said...

Sorry to hear you are feelig poorly xxx hope you feel better soon
stunning card ,fabulous colouring ,love it ,hugs Dawnxxx

SallyB said...

Such a Beautiful Easter Bunny card!
Colours, sketch, paper, everything!!

Pauline C said...

Hi Clare - sorry you're not fgfeeling too well and hope you soon feel better. Fabulous card for the PB Challenge (c'mon .. what better way to spend a Saturday night lol??) - I too have and adore this stamp ... most of the big stores seem no longer to have it in stock either which I think adds to its appeal :-) Fab work with it - so glad you could join us this week.
Pauline x

Marcea said...

This is fab Clare, love your stamp and so happy you are getting to play with them at last. Hope you get better soon hun. My son plays trombone for Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band ... lots of hours rehearsal but it is what he wants to do for a career and he is so talented that the miles and hours are all worth it :o)
Hope you have a great week and thanks for joining us on pbsc!

Chris said...

Hi Clare, sorry to read that you're not feeling well, hope you shake it off very soon. Love your card and that sketch is gorgeous, I haven't heard of this one before so I'll have to have a look for the blog, thanks for the tip. You asked about how I do the sponging and if I mask the image then just sponge, well actually I'm far, far too lazy to mask and just go for it with the sponge right up to the image lines but keep my finger right at the end of the sponge to limit where it goes. Hope that makes sense? Take care of yourself sweetie. Hugs, Chris x

Beckie said...

Aw hope you feel better soon! Guess what ... I've got one of those yuk coldsores! Blah! We will be a right pair ... I hope shelia is doing well!!
Love the cards

And easter ... you've got chocolate on your mind haven't you!

Kimmarie Baker said...

Your card is so pretty! I love how you colored it all!!

Emma said...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling too well..hope you feel better soon.
Gorgeous card...loving image.
Emma x

Anonymous said...

Hope you're feelng better soon, and the sketch was fab. Your card really did it justice xxx Love Rachel

Anonymous said...

Hope you're feelng better soon, and the sketch was fab. Your card really did it justice xxx Love Rachel

Beth said...

Wow, such a gorgeous card! I love the bright colours and your colouring is fab! Thanks for joining the PB challenge this week!
Beth xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a darling of a card, such a cute image.

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Your card is lovely. I love Penny Black stamps.

AmyR said...

This is adorable! That stamp is too cute and your coloring is fab! Thanks for playing along! :)