Thursday, 9 April 2009

Oh My Lordy Goodness!

I've just finished three days of hard labour at DO HO (Do Crafts head office) and it's been wonderful! Dan and I have filmed 6 videos of the week, and I've caught up with everyone and the crafting goss. We even made sure we fitted in bowling too! I think nearly all the head office entered into a bowling tournament and we took up seven lanes of the bowling alley. I was put with the sales team as they were short of a person, and had heard how spectacular(ly awful) I am at bowling! despite the handicap of me, we came second, however the warehouse team were the triumphant winners. It was great to spend time again with some of the Territory managers that I haven't seen since the Do crafts Roadshow last year. They are an amazing bunch of people who are great fun to be around.

We were still filming at 6pm tonight, so I decided to stay in Bournemouth for another night, rather than end up sitting on the motorway for hours on end in the expected bank holiday traffic. Also my journey home takes at least 5 hours normally, so I didn't relish the thought of setting off home so late. Anyhoo, I wanted to share some cards with you that I created using the Forever Friends Easter Surprise Decoupage pack , plus a few other choice embellishments and papers. The first three cards and ATC are featured on the Do Crafts website here.
I think this is one of my favourite decoupage images from the pack. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make it into a square design. Then I knew I wanted to put the deep lilac colouring with chocolate brown, and the rest is history. Don't you just want a bite! The instructions for the card is here where you can also see the card in greater detail by hovering over the image.
Look at those gorgeous daffodils and how the shy little bear is hiding behind them! Oh, he is just sooo cute! I added a little (or a lot!) of red to this card as I didn't want to just keep using the obligatory green and yellow for a spring card. I think the red filigree paper by Doodlebug also lifts the card somewhat. I cut the greeting to make almost a feature of the sentiment, and added thread to the buttons too. The instructions and a zoomed image can be found here. This little bunny has a basketful of quacking fun! I have coloured paper flowers with ink to match the card and added punched circles to the flowers too! Instructions etc can be found here.

I made this ATC with left overs from the 'Bunches of Love' decoupage, and a spare greeting. I don't normally do ATC, but wanted to get the very most out of the Easter decoupage kit. The instructions etc are here.

The following cards are Just for You!

I 'borrowed' some papers from the Papermania Spring Burst collection to add to the Forever Friends decoupage. The scalloped border around the bear was made using a heart punch, with the top of the heart used as the scallop bit. I also added some Papermania Element flowers and lime green satin ribbon - yummy!
I used papers from the Anita's essentials pack for this card. I also added a little gold glitter glue to the centre of the tulip and cut up one of the greeting panels.

lastly, this was a really quick and easy card, made with whatever I had left. I also added a sticker from the Easter three packs. I also sanded the core'dinations cardstock. A simple card just to cheer someones day.

Well, I hope you like them. Off to bed now for a few hours of snooze-aroonie before setting off back to home an an Easter weekend. Have a great break everyone!

Love, Clare x


Merry said...

Love all these cards...the first purple card is so eyecatching.

SallyB said...

Oh Clare ..they are just adorable! How lovely is that first image. I really like it being so big and bold..very striking colours as well. Must get some of those Forever Friends bears. Sounds like you have fun while you work! Well done!

kelly ledder said...

Wow these are fabulous I love every one xxx

Sandra said...

Sounds like you had a brilliant time. Thanks for sharing all these great creations.
Sandra x

Moni said...

All cards are beautiful! Hugs,Moni

Emma said...

Hi Clare
Wow you have been busy...all gorgeous cards and soo cute.
Happy Easter and dont eat too much choccy!! Lol
Emma x

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a good time Clare, hope you get home with a short journey lol! I love all the cards and have commented on the DC website xxx Love Rachel

Sarpreet said...

Happy Easter! absolutely georgous set of cards, i adore the purple card and the card made using anitas paper pack. they are all so fabulous, super georgous. Have a lovely weekend.

Ana Baird said...

You've been very busy Clare. Fantastic cards!

lisa said...

All really beautiful cards Clare, but my favourite is the purple and green one, that is just yummy.
Happy Easter.


Nikki Fairbairn said...

They are all so sweet Clare and I love your gorgeous cards, I hope your having a great bank holiday weekend, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Lora said...

All of these cards are gorgeous Clare. Hope you are having a lovely Easter.
Hugs Lora x