Tuesday, 30 March 2010

More Mini Eggs!

Hey!

Happy Tuesday! Hope you're having a good week so far (ours is a little soggy, but I feel lucky seeing as some places in the UK are experiencing yet more snow!)

At a last minute request from Chris, I was commissioned to make a couple of Easter cards for his Nana and Granny. I was on the hunt for a nice stamp during my shopping spree at the NEC and came across a pretty nice one on the Magnolia stall. Now I'm not really a fan of the cutesy images and I'll confess that those Magnolia characters kinda freak me out a little with the lack of mouths but this Easter stamp just looked fun to get inked up and coloured in:

Apologies for the poor lighting, we've got some new super energy efficient LED bulbs that are doing my photography no favours and with the super soggy weather there's no beauty of natural lighting to help me either!

Now before you say it, I know there's no bow/buttons! Chris wanted to post these with a small stamp so it was requested that they were made to be as flat as possible! Grrr, I hate having my creativity flattened like that (pun totally intended - tee hee!)

Seeing as Chris wouldn't let me tie pretty bows or play with buttons, I went for a different border on the second card just because! Well really, it was to road test my new PTI Scalloped Border die which cut like buttah in my 'bug! Check out how those scallops fit perfectly on your basic 4.25 x 5.5 cards!

Card Recipes
Stamps: Magnolia Three Eggs
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Card: PTI Dark Chocolate/Spring Rain/Stamper's Select White/Sweet Blush Bitty Dot Basics
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nesties/PTI Medium Scalloped Border/EK Success Embossed Curve Border Punch/PTI Lemon Tart Grosgrain Ribbon/Promarkers


I love how those eggs are coloured like HUGE Mini Eggs (now there's an Oxymoron for ya!) in the grass. Again, on the hunt for yet another bag of Mini Eggs to accompany my pics resulted in Chris confessing he'd scoffed the bag whilst I was away at the Hobbycrafts Event!

Of course, this stamp isn't the only thing I purchased at the NEC on Saturday! I also nabbed a few paper punches, some more glossy accents (after my recent fix of 'em I'll probably not open the bottle for a good few years LOL!) and some other bits 'n' bobs you'll see featured on some creations soon! So looking forward to the next two weeks off to indulge in quality inky time and catch up with y'all too! Just gotta get this last hurdle of a week outta the way first though...at least it's only a four-day week with Good Friday ;D

Catch ya later!
Aimes
x

18 comments:

Angy said...

So cute...love your coloring job! Just turned out so pretty.

Jennifer K said...

Very cute and spring-y Easter card.

Emma said...

You are a dark horse, I always forget that you are absolutely fabulous at colouring. Gorgeous image and even though restricted on the dimension you have still produced an awesome card.

Enjoy your inky Easter break :D

Emma x

Vicki said...

Gorgeous card Aimes, love your new stamp:)

Hugs
Vicki x

Katiejane said...

These are gorgeous Aimes, I do love the new PTI borders, can't wait to get one of those. These are going to be a huge hit with the grannys xx

Heather P. said...

These are SOOOOOOOOO cute! I love the colors, too!

Katiejane said...

Hi Aimes, we're in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. It's where I grew up, I still have family and friends here so I'm having a blast! Off for a little stash shopping tomorrow and can't wait! Thanks for your sweet comment xx

Anika said...

Very pretty! I love your color choices - all the pastels against the dark brown!!

Maureen said...

ugh!! no ribbon!!! What is Chris thinking? I think for his next gift from you, you can give him a bunch of stamps and some bubble envelopes!! ;) Although, given the challenge...you managed to give these cards lots of texture :) I'm so glad to see the size of the medium scallops...I've ordered them and will get them this weekend :) Oh, I want to see your goodies!!! I just love coming home and taking them out of the bags and leaving them in a pile to use next :) Sweet egg image you picked up....I've been hooked on the malteaser type eggs...and the carmel filled little bunnies :)

IamDerby said...

This is gorgeous! Love your eggs!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Love your Easter card. My favorite part is the coloring of the eggs. Nothing fancy but the shading is very nice. You did a great job at keeping them 'flat' too!

Terri said...

Very cute! Sorry to hear you lost your props again! Glad you had a good time at the stamping convention though. Sounds like you got some cool stuff! I look forward to seeing what you make with it!

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

Elle est divine ta carte, j'aime tout!

Whimsey said...

So pretty!!! I need that scalloped border punch - really need it!!! :(

I love the eggs; your coloring is fabulous!!

Cammie said...

Aimes, glad you found this image and other goodies and will soon have time to play with them. I love the springy image mounted on the brown with the colorful borders.

Vanessa said...

This is so soft and pretty! Great coloring! I hope you'll have some sun soon!

Hugs,
Vanessa x

Rhonda said...

Aimes, I like the card even minus the bows!!! Have a blessed Easter.

Dana said...

Men...! ;-) Anyways, your cards are very pretty and cute nonetheless. I would have never thought the pastels look so fabulous combined with chocolate and black. Love it!! Enjoy your Easter holidays! :)

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