Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Happy Easter

It's time for a new challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania - and this time it's 'Happy Easter' (make an Easter project). I opted to make a pretty simple card card but there are lots of lovely things you can make to contain Easter eggs or chocolates :) The choice is yours!

You do have to use a manual die cutting/embossing machine (it doesn't need to be a Cuttlebug but it must be manual, not electronic). And, you can't mix the two, it must be all manual please. Then make your entry, link into the challenge, link to the challenge in your own blog post and and make sure that you also say what products you used for any die cutting/embossing.

Our sponsor this fortnight is 'A Day for Daisies' - more details of the prize are over on the challenge.

Here's the Easter card I made:
I used:

- 4" x 5.75" white card blank

- snippet of SU's 'So Saffron' card stock, embossed using a Quickutz 'Flowers' embossing folder - one of the very first ones I ever bought - and trimmed to just slightly a smaller than the card front

- wrapped milk and dark chocolate coloured ribbon across the embossed panel and adhered it to the card front, then added just a knot of the dark chocolate coloured ribbon

- the image was stamped onto white card using Memento 'London Fog' ink and a Crafty impressions stamp set called 'Eggstra'

- die cut the image using a Spellbinders 'Floral Ovals' die and fixed it to the card using thin sticky pads

- tickled the chick with clear Wink of Stella just to add a bit of shimmer

- stuck three pearls at the bottom of the image panel just to finish off

I didn't have a true egg shaped die but thought this pretty oval die would look fine. It reminded me of the most wonderful Easter egg I was ever given as a child - made of sparkly white sugar paste and so intricately iced. It was bought for me by a lovely couple who had no children of their own and maybe liked to spoil other people's kiddies. It had a tiny little scene from Cinderella inside which you could peek at through an oval 'window' and it was  absolutely exquisite. I never sampled it and kept it for ages. I think it eventually went yellowed and sticky with age!

I hope you join in with the challenge, remember it runs for a fortnight so plenty of time to play!



  1. The oval die works perfectly Di and that little chick is so sweet, problem is I have "chick, chick, chicky" running through my head, was that an ad ?

    B x

  2. A lovely card - I love how you've used chocolate colours too!
    Kath x

  3. Adorable card, Di. Cute image and very clever to include a piece of 'chocolate' ribbon. x

  4. Brilliant creation, love the image and inspiration .

  5. Cute chick stamp and I like the touch of chocolate with the ribbon

  6. Managed to get a connection Di so popped in for a quick visit! Lovely little chickie and a great card! x

  7. Hi Di, That pretty die works perfectly and looks really pretty. He's such a sweet little chick. It's a really pretty card.

    What a lovely anecdote about the egg you were given as a child and how nice that you chose to keep it because it was so pretty. Barbxx

  8. Such a sweet card! Wow, what an amazing egg you were given as a child, you described it so perfectly that I can see it in my minds eye. Have a great day, Cara x

  9. Hee hee hee . . . that's a cutie! xxx

  10. his chick is just a cutie, so sweet and adorable! And I think that the oval die with the lovely "doily" around the edge seems an egg with a gorgous wrapper. Love the details of the three pearls and the chocolate ribbon!
    I have too lovely memories from the Easter eggs of my young age :D When I was a little girl I loved expecially their papers wrappers, with their fabulous patterns and images. :D

  11. Sounds like me and the egg could be twins.
    Great die Di, love the super cute chick.

    Kath x

  12. What a cute Easter chick Di and a pretty embossed background which really makes that chocolate coloured ribbon show up. That Floral Oval die is elegant too. x

  13. So cute! Great stamps set and the EF you used is very pretty.

  14. Aww so sweet l love the shape too xx

  15. Now that's my kind of cute chick! What an adorable card, and isn't it amazing how gifts we received as children carry precious memories of love and appreciation for our entire lives?! I love your story of the treasured Easter gift you kept through the years. I too am a sentimental fool who keeps things for eons!

  16. Love your fluffy chick, it stands out so well with just the white frame.

  17. What a cute fluffy chickie. Very nice and Easterly.


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