Friday, 22 March 2013

Easter Bunnies!!

Hello!! hope you are all doing ok.... I thought I'd show you some very quick Easter Cards that I made.... I wanted to make quite a few... but I am very short on time ... so basically I had to come up with a design and layout that was really quick to put together... also wanted to keep them flat because of postage costs.

I've used a pre-coloured image from Fred, She Said called Easter Bunny - Coloured and it comes in two colour combos. You can print out a sheet of four... or else crop and resize as you wish... I have slightly toned down the colours to match my pastels...

it's a really fab image because the colours match so many 'Easter' coloured papers!! :-))

All the papers are from Pink Petticoat... and the 'Happy Easter' sentiment is also from Pink Petticoat ... I added it underneath the image before printing out... I also added different coloured borders to the papers and the images as I wanted everything laid out on one sheet to print, cut and glue... so easy peasy... and once you have got your layout sorted and saved, then you can just print out as many as you need...

I've added an Embosslit Flower to some and some Paper Bows with gems/pearls to others... my daughter loves the bows... but they did take a bit longer to make as I used a template and resized it... then cut them out by hand.... so I didn't make quite as many of them!! LOL

They were very quick to make but I think they came out quite sweet! :-))

Lots of Spring Colour Combos....

I did double check the rules on the challenges... and think they are all ok for a pre-coloured digi image? if I have broken any rules then big apologies and please delete! 

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

Creative Inspirations - 'Spring Pastels'
Simon Says - 'Easter/Spring' 
Cute Card Thursday - 'Easter Parade' 
Digi Haven - 'Easter' 
QKR Stampede - 'Easter Fun' 
Totally Papercrafts - 'Easter Eggsravaganza' 

I am being a little night owl tonight... 11.45pm and posting!!

My mum and dad are both doing ok at the moment btw... thanks for all your good wishes!

Tomorrow, Saturday is my birthday and so planning to spend the day relaxing and might watch a film. I can't decide what to watch though... maybe Tess by Polanski... lovely Summer scenery in it!! My daughter is away at a funeral and so we are going to celebrate again when she gets home on Tuesday.  I have a Choc Mint Viennetta in the freezer!! Mmmm.... and all being well I am going for a meal on Sunday with some friends... so looking forward to that... :-)

Just hope it doesn't snow!! we've been lucky so far and it hasn't settled.. but it's still blooming freezing!! and the wind is howling around the house!! Brr.... glad I didn't put my thermals away!! LOL

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Keep warm and snug... and safe! 
Love and hugs


EELS said...

Well done you Sue with all those fabby cards you've made, every one of them is super - love the spring colours - we're in Autumn now.
Aw how I wish I'd known your birthday was coming up, would have sent a card - still, next year now lol.
Happy crafting

Kelly Lloyd said...

Those are fantastic cards sue. Great design and love the papers you have teamed that adorable image with.

Have a very happy birthday whatever you decide to do.

I hope the snow doesn't come to you, we woke up to a cover yesterday and as I type this it's fall thick and fast..

Take care.
Hugs Kelly

Nicole Hascoet said...

Wow they are fabulous Sue! Love them all and the colours are great.
Happy birthday!
And all the best to your dad.
Hugs xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Sue wow these are just so pretty. Love the pastel colours so spring like if only it would come! We have snow here this morning. Have a very happy birthday Sue I hope you have a fabulous day and get spoiled rotten!! Hugs Susan x

Mary J said...

A really gorgeous set, Sue! I love those papers with that wabbit!

Sue - bearhouse said...

♪♫ Happy Birthday to you!! ♪♫
I hope you have a really wonderful day Sue and enjoy the film tonight.
Your cards are gorgeous, I love the cute image and such pretty papers and fabulous layouts
Take care
big hugs Sue xx

Janice said...

Happy Birthday Sue, hope you have a lovely day. You sound like the queen having to celebrate on two days as your daughter is away! Love your Easter cards, very pretty image and papers, love them all. Enjoy your ice cream and film. Jx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY hunnie hope you have a nice relaxing weekend!
These cards are so sweet just love them!
Hugs Shell xx

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! It's your Birthday!
Happy Birthday Sue....
Have a lovely day.
FABulous EAster cards. You have been busy! LOve your colours and the dies you've used..I've seen the paper bow one out in blogland..It really is lovely and idea to send through the post..
Enjoy your weekend..Keep warm..
We are not moving today..Looking through the window at Drifts 3ft high .

McCrafty's Cards said...

21 today 21 today you've got the key of the door never been 21 before, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sue, Have a wonderful day, these Easter cards are gorgeous, I do like the pre coloured image and the different papers.
Kevin xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETIE!!!!! I hope you enjoy your day. It is blinking freezing here today. the snow has settled but not too thick at the moment.

Your cards are all gorgeous sweetie.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Kim. said...

Happy Birthday Sue, I hope you have a lovely relaxing birthday and meal tomorrow.
These cards are gorgeous, they may have been quick but they really make a statement.
Kim xXx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are so gorgeous hun, I love the sweet image and the colours you have chosen. It's surprising how much difference the different colour schemes make, love them all. Hope you have a wonderful weekend
Lindsay xx

Tammy said...

Oh these are sooo cute Sue!! I love them all! Adorable image and beautiful papers! I hope you are having a Wonderful Birthday!!
Big hugs, Tammy

Lisa Carroll said...

What an adorable set of cards! Love your coloring of that cute image, and great patterned paper choices! Perfectly spring-y. :) Thanks for playing along in our "Easter/Spring" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xx

Claire said...

A fab selection of Easter cards Sue, love the way they are look so different with colours and papers. Hope you are having a fabulous day. Hugs, Claire x

cotnob said...

What a lovely selection of Easter cards Sue, such an adorable image and pretty spring papers - those little bows are perfect.
I hope you are having lovely day, take care.

Betka said...

These are fantastic cards set Sue. Fab design and love the papers and cute image.

Have a very happy birthday and hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Big hugs (:Betka:)

Rene said...

What adorable Easter cards! Thank you SO much for sharing these with us at Creative Inspirations this week! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week for our new challenge!
Rene :D

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sue!! Hope you've had a lovely day!

Did you eat the Vienetta? We've got a strawberry and chocolate one in the freezer for tomorrow. Don't know if that's a new flavour as I've not seen it before this week.

Love your cards; so bright and pretty. The image is perfect!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sue!! Hope you've had a lovely day!

Did you eat the Vienetta? We've got a strawberry and chocolate one in the freezer for tomorrow. Don't know if that's a new flavour as I've not seen it before this week.

Love your cards; so bright and pretty. The image is perfect!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards Sue and an happy birthday.
Gr Elly

Violets Corner said...

Belated Birthday Wishes Sue! Mmm, Choc Mint Viennetta is yummy!

The Easter cards are simply gorgeous, love the cute image and your beautiful colouring.

Hope you'll have a great day with your friends sweetie.

Lots of love and warm hugs

Lisa Jane said...

oh thye are fab Sue .. love all the spring colours . Certainly mademe smile on this cold snowy morning
Lisa x

coops said...

gorgeous cards sue.fab pretty papers and i love the adorable bunny.
Belated Happy Birthday wishes too :D

xx coops xx

Evie said...

Such gorgeous Easter cards. Love the image, coloring and fab papers.


Pia S said...

WOW - how cute are these! Great idea to use the same design for several cards - they look so different with your choice of colors and papers! I hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday:)

Ira Huberts said...

These are all super super sweet Sue! They're all so cute and very adorable indeed! And those yummy spring colours... oh, how I long for spring to arrive! BTW, did you get to watch Tess? Such a fab film, haven't seen it in ages! Big hugs, Ira xox

Jules said...

Hi Sue

Lots of lovely Easter cards .. .. great use of your PP papers and a super cute image too.

I hope you had a lovey birthday. Choc Mint Viennetta .. .. .. mmmmmmmmmm .. .. .. my favourite!! Also hoping the snow stayed away so you could go out for your meal with your friends!

Love Jules xx

sue w. said...

What a fab set of easter cards. Love the colours and the bunny in the basket is so cute.
Happy belated birthday, hope you were spoiled hun.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
Hugs Sue W.

Jo said...

Lovely cards Sue, that's a real sweet image....they look fab! Sending you belated Birthday wishes too...hope you had a wonderful day!
Big hugs
Jo x

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous set of cards Sue, fab colours and so cute too. Hope you had a lovely birthday hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Joan Ervin said...

Awwww, your bunny cards are all sooo cute!!! It's amazing how different the images look when you change the background papers and colors!!! I'm glad your parents are doing's always such a worry when you care for elderly parents!! I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!!

Aunty Sue said...

Brilliant selection of cards and i am with you with your prince charming. Lol. thanks for sharing at Creative inspirations with our spring theme.

Donna Mosley said...

Great cards Sue, love the cute image and fab design.

Donna x

Liz McGuire, said...

Hiya, these are gorgeous. And Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a lovely time,

Liz x

May said...

Gorgeous cards Sue, Love that super cute image.. great designs & wonderful colours... Hugs May x x x

Shannon White said...

Goodness Sue! These are all so Darling!! I know they will definitely bring a smile to each of their lucky recipients faces! They are soo SWEET!! Love the Cheery springy colors and patterned papers! 8-)


heidy said...

These are all so cute Sue!!
Thanks for joining CCT this week!
Hugs Heidy

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Very pretty cards.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week


Jo x

Mau xx said...

Hi Sue, So sorry I missed your Birthday :( I so promised myself I would remember everyones too Hope you had a lovely day and enjoyed your meal out.
Love all the cards, The Bow is super, even though the extra work goes into them. sweet image too.
I really fell by the way this year and made two...yes Two!
Hugs Mau xx
I am doing fine, thanks for caring xxxx

Crafty and Green said...

These cards are So Pretty!! Love the whole set! Thank you so much for playing with us at QKR Stampede this week!! We can't wait to see what you'll create next time!!

Many Blessings,

Bettina L. said...

Such a lovely bunch of easter cards and I love the images, bows, flowers and papers you've used too. So cute. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and good luck. Hope to see you back friday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

June Nelson said...

Aw what a beautiful selection of cutie easter cards sweetie, they are all just perfect, have a happy easter mahoosive huggies from me xxxxxxxxxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah I missed this post. Ive been a terrible blogger of late, no mojo!!! Im glad I did though as It was a delight to open my card the other day, Its fabby, Thanks so much, Love Hazelxo