Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Easter Parade

Hello all, Here's another Easter Card. I wanted to do a bright sunny one this time and put some daffs on. The beautiful stamp is called "Easter Parade" by Tina Wenke. It's perfect for a celebration of Easter and there's so much detail to colour that I bet it will look completely different in another colour combo. The gorgeous daffodils are from Wild Orchid Crafts

The paper is another one that came with magazine. I can't believe I forgot to look what design it was before I threw strip away with it on! We had the builders in yesterday and it was SO hectic. I didn't get any crafting done and I was completely shattered by tea time! So I'm just glad that I have managed to finish this card and enter it into the MAWT Challenge. It would have been shame to miss it when I've used their wonderful Sketch.

Detail - "Easter Parade"

Colouring Promarkers:-
Grass, Egg, Clothes, Truck - Meadow Green and Apple
Chicks, Egg Pattern - Lemon
Flowers - Primrose and Lemon
Bow - Honeycomb
Chicks Beaks - Peach
Rabbit - Cinnamon
Path - Tan

I had a go at decorating the inside. I'm not 100% happy with it but I'm not going to be too hard on myself as it's my first attempt! But to begin with I papered too far into centre and it wouldn't close! Luckily I managed to trim it and correct it. My daughter bought me these gorgeous Anita's gold butterfly stickers. They are great for decorating inside cards and are SO pretty!

Thanks for dropping by my blog and for all your wonderful comments, they are much needed encouragement and I do appreciate you taking the time out to visit! :-))

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:-

Moving Along with the Times - Challenge No. 93 - Sketch (ends 13th April 2011)
Craft Us Crazy - Challenge No. 5 - Happy Easter and/or Spring (ends 13th April 2011)
Let's Ink It Up - Challenge No. 12 - Easter Creations - no digis (ends 15th April 2011)
Crafts 4 Eternity  - Challenge No. 14 - Colour Recipe Photo Daffs (ends 14th April 2011)
Raise the Bar - Challenge No. 61 - Hey Chick! (ends 14th April 2011)
The Crafty Pad - Challenge No. 116 - Spring is In The Air (ends 16th April 2011)
Ooh La La Creations - Challenge No. 77 - Happy Easter (ends 17th April 2011)
Pollycraft - Challenge No. 88 - Easter (ends 17th April 2011)
Stamps R Us - Challenge No. 18 - Easter Theme (ends 17th April 2011)
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge No. 29 - Spring Has Sprung (ends 18th April 2011)
Simon Says - It's Time For Spring Colours and Easter (ends 19th April 2011)
Stampin' For The Weekend - Challenge No. 7 -  Easter (ends 21st April 2011)
Creative Inspirations - Challenge No. 57 - Easter (ends 22nd April 2011)
Die cut Dreams - Challenge No. 87 - It's Easter Time! (ends 24th April 2011)

Finally, is it just me who hates those 'Scratch and Sniff' Cards. I had a 'Filthy Cities' one in both my TV Guide and my History Magazine. I didn't even scratch it!!! (honest!) and yet my magazines smell of an '18th Century Tannery', 'Pong de Paris', 'Marie Antionette's Perfume' and last and definitely worst of all! 'Sewage Sludge' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Yuk .....!!!


Anonymous said...

Aww this is cute! Love the bright colors. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT x

chrissy xx said...

It's a Fabulous card! They look such a cute little bunch. LOve your colouring too. Inside looks gorgeous too!
p.s. If poss you could always cut the pong out lol. I think a hole would be better than a smell!

Lisa Jane said...

what a great little Easter scene .. love the cheerful colours
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Sue said...

Thanks Chrissy! Glad you liked the card.

I did take the scratch n sniff card out! but the smell lingers still! LOL

Sue xx

DesignerDiva said...

Oh Sue this is FAB I love your bright citrus colours its really cheerful and that is such a sweet image. `i'm really impressed that you have done the inside - I love that but hardly ever get round to doing it myself. I'm going to try harder to do the insides! Now for the official bit lol!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
Laurie x

Sue said...

Thanks Laurie!

Yes, it looks nice when inside is done too, but it does take time, not sure I'll always have patience! but maybe I'll get quicker! at least I'm getting a bit quicker at doing the outside! LOL

Hugs Sue xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, this is super, thanks for playing along on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

craftykitten said...

Sweet little Easter card, love the inside too. Thanks for sharing with us at DCD this time. Good luck.
Dawn and the Dream Team xxx

pinky said...

Ah thats really sweet Sue, lovely take on our colour challenge. Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.

Dragonlady said...

Great Easter parade card, love the bright colours. Thanks for playing at Die Cut Dreams.

Hugs Ali x

having a {me} day said...

So bright and colourful! Thanks for joining us at c4e. keeley

Maggie's Crafts said...

So pretty!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.
Please come back next week for another great tutorial!


Maggie's Crafts said...

Love your creations!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad :)


michele said...

Fabulous card! thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs xx

chris said...

this is fabulous, I seem to have missed this stamp, when I was shopping, I love tina venke stamps.
hugs chris xx

uksharon said...

Gorgeous card and love that DP inside.
Thanks for joining us at LIIU this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

SuzanneK said...

Adorable EAaster card, love the inside of your card too. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Hugs Suzanne

Lorraine said...

Lovely, and very spring like. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.


Fabulous Easter card Sue - love the Spring colours and those happy little characters. Gorgeous Daffs too!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Julie Hoffman said...

Beautiful Easter card! Great job with the sketch! Your colors are so cheerful and Springy! Love that you decorated the inside! Fabulous!!!

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Eine wundervolle Karte ist das liebe Sue, die gefällt mir sehr gut.....was für ein süßes Motiv und welch tolle Gestaltung.Ein wunderbares Design!

Einen ganz lieben Gruß von Andrea

Wanda Cullen said...

Your little parade scene is just too cute! Thanks for playing along with us at RTB!

Sue said...

This is so pretty Sue, a fabulous Easter card x

Debbie said...

Wow, this is a fantastic Easter card!!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspiration. Hope to see you again for our next challenge


Cor* said...

If this isn't screaming EASTER, I don't know what is ! A super sketch to use! Thanks so much for showing us your easter creation at LIIU this week! Good luck! PS- Want to be featured on LIIU? check out the top of the challenge blog for the link on how to apply!

Rica said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, love those beautiful papers and a perfect layout for that sweet image, lovely colouring and well done on decorating the inside with that gorgeous paper and beautiful butterflies.
Heather xx

Marilyn said...

Great card Sue! Love the image & colouring plus that is a wonderful layout!
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.
Marilyn S

Sammibug said...

Cute card! Love the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Ooh La La.

Thanh Vo said...

Great colouring, Sue! I'm just going back and catching up on commenting now so I do apologize for the delay. Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar for the Chick challenge :D