Thursday, 28 March 2013

Easter March

Aw, I love this Penny Black stamp so much:
This Easter card is winging its way to my 'longest and bestest' friend Moira, up in Scotland. We met at boarding school aged 13 and, apart from losing touch for a few precious years, she's been in my life ever since.

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- stamped image using Penny Black's 'Easter March' stamp, coloured with Pro Markers and layered onto the plain reverse of a sheet of card from the paper pad 'Bird Song'. The background was very lightly chalked as well as the hedgie's cheek - that's a tip from Jules, using chalk for cheeks means it blends much easier

- backing paper is from First Edition's 'Bird Song' paper pad - love how some of these papers are 'flittered' and the reverse of a lot are plain and pick up colours in the patterned ones

- there's a ready-scalloped strip of pink glittery card (bought a couple of Easters ago in Hobbycraft), then dotty pink ribbon across the card.

- the 'bow' was made by loops of more of the same ribbon, topped with a button and bakers twine - in yellow to pick up the colour of the chick that's happily hitching a ride :)

A card made especially for Moira, with a lot of love.

Di
x

23 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

Moira is a lucky girl to have known you so long and be the recipient of such a joyous and lovely Easter card!!

scrappymo! said...

What a wonderful Easter card. I love the image and the papers are divine...love me all that glitter.

PB makes the best stamps but your card design is wonderful!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Di, Hedgies what is there not to love, and in some of my fav. shades too, hope it does not freeze en route to Scotland, May God bless your Easter time, Shaz in oz.x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Di, Hedgies what is there not to love, and in some of my fav. shades too, hope it does not freeze en route to Scotland, May God bless your Easter time, Shaz in oz.x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

So sweet image, love it,
gorgeous card,
hugs Tamara

Amanda said...

Beautiful colouring Di, love the hedgies so much character. Hugs, Amanda x

Anonymous said...

A very special Easter card there Di, your friend will love it. The bow is wonderful and l will have to try and have a go at that technique.

Big hugs xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and adorable.
luv
Debby

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeously coloured hedgie, and love the matching background. xx Flora

Annie said...

What a gorgeous card for a very special friend.
Hugs,
A x

tilly said...

a beautiful card for your friend, hope you both have a very happy Easter
Tilly

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Absolutely delightful Easter card which I'm sure Moira will love xxx

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, how lovely to have such a longtime friend in your life. Lovely card too - featuring another of PB's cute little hedgehogs - love each and every one :) Have a nice day. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Anonymous said...

Aww, very cute and Eastery. We've started a detox today for 10 days, so no Easter choccy for us! Plus I have to work tomorrow, well, I don't but I don't get paid for time off so I'd rather work!! Got more wool I want to buy, lol!!

Hugs
Brenda

Irene said...

Hello Di
A beautiful Easter card. The PB image is brilliant and perfectly coloured. Gorgeous pink ribbon and a WOW bow.
luv
irene
xxxx

Hettie said...

Aw that is sooo cute! Love this image and you have done a grand job of the card using it.
Love it.
xx

Gillian said...

Really pretty Easter card Di

Planetsusie said...

The expression on this little hedgehogs face does make me smile! I just love the colours Di - they look really spring-like and cheerful. A great card.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Sandra H said...

Lovely Easter card Di and your Penny/Black image is gorgeous Enjoy the Easter Weekend xx

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card Di, love the image, not seen this one before, great choice of papers and love the bow.

Kath x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Di! The image is lovely and so is the paper you've used.
xx

MaryH said...

Aw, Hedgie gets me every time! He is just such a cute image, no matter what he's about. You colored him so prettily, and your papers were lovely with the image. Very spring-ish & fresh. Just right! TFS

moira said...

I can vouch for it being a lovely card and much appreciated