Sunday, 17 April 2011

Easter Card for Penny Black and DCM

Happy Sunday morning everyone. I had a bit of a puzzle going on here over the weekend - I felt like taking part in a challenge, which I haven't done for yonks, and hopped over to two of my favourite challenge sites, Penny Black and Daring Cardmakers. They were both looking for Easter cards (with the Penny Black challenge you have to use a PB stamp of course). Not a problem I thought, as I started wading through drawers and drawers full of stamps. Was there an Easter bunny to be found? No, not one, nada, zilch...

Of course, once I get an idea into my head, I get determined to carry it through, so I fished out my favourite PB flower stamp, slapped some paper onto a cricut mat, and here is what I came up with.

Yes, I know that the colours aren't typical, the flowers aren't daffodils or lilies, but I am defiant, I really like the look of this one.......


The base card is by Craftwork Cards, border punch by Martha Stewart, and lettering by Making Memories. The egg shape was cut from Create a Critter on blackout, at 4", then cuttlebugged with the d'vine swirls folder. I stamped the flowers onto the egg, then again onto white cardstock and cut out the flower heads after colouring, which I stuck on with silicone glue to lift them I will be drawing a name by random.org later today for the Graduation cartridge, and will announce the winner in Monday's post


Lessons I learnt yesterday

1. Never use black ink when you are wearing a white top

2. If you lose a card element, be sure to check your backside, you are probably sitting on it

3. Microwave dinners do not look anything like the packaging

4. Microwave dinners do not taste like any recognisable food

5. If you think you are going blind suddenly, try cleaning your glasses

Yes, it was one of those days....... See you tomorrow

36 comments:

SiskiyouSue said...

Love your card! It's too easy to rely on the same things every year, nice to see something a little different. And don't we all have days like that? Good thing we can laugh at ourselves!

Loopylou. said...

romfl at your lessons en!! i will take good not e of them!!!!! gorgeous card too hun xxxx

Erin Glee said...

I love your defiant pink poppies! Great card and funny post, as always. You said you didn't have any good Dunkin' D stories for us and then I fall off my chair laughing about Mr. Wig thinking you were trying to "pick him up" when you were gawking at his "dead cat"! Thanks, I needed that!

kath said...

you do make me laugh matey and I love your take on the Easter challenge..thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...big hugs kath xxx

Flamenco92627 said...

Great card, Enfys! I love the embossing on the egg and the flowers. So nice! Thanks for passing on those lessons LOL!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Enfys.

Hugs Riet.xx

pinky said...

Like your tips for the day lol, definitely have found things on my backside, well I didn't find them someone else did lol. Love your card Enfys its very original and lots of shapes and embossing to catch the eye. Off to clean my glasses lol.

Maureen Reiss said...

I'm laughting so hard I can hardly type!! Been there done all of that! lol
Your card is beautiful!!

Joey said...

gorgeous card Enfys love the style, thanks for joining us at pbsc

Joey x

Natty said...

Oooh that is a cracking Easter card - sorry for the pun. Love the texture and clean spring colours. :o)
Thanks for playing along with the DCM dare this week!

Cindy said...

You always bring a smile and creative ideas to ponder. Thanks!

Lynda said...

Oh this is fabulous Envys - love how you got round the 'no Easter' stamp problem too - genius! Thanks for joining in with us at Daring Cardmakers.

Love Lynda xxx

NanetteMT said...

Very pretty Easter card. I can relate to ALL your lessons learned! lol

Just A Pac Rat said...

I love your card and the fact that you charged right through all your dilemmas. Great job!

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{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

love this card, the embossed egg is so pretty and the flowers on the egg, gorgeous

Linda said...

Oh my goodness you just saved me a trip to the eye doctor. LOL
I will print out your lessons so I remember every one.
You always make me laugh.

MizMaryAnn said...

Love the unusual Easter card and especially like the egg. You are such a hoot. You must keep your husband in stitches.
Hugs,
MizMaryAnn

kristyscraps said...

Those lessons sound familiar as if I've also experienced them! :) Great card & happy Easter!
kristyscraps@sbcglobal.net

Nannieflash said...

Oh Dear Enfys I know exactly what you are saying, and yes microwave dinners taste like cardboard, and we had raw sprouts at Tescos in Cardiff last week, they were horrible.
Love your card though its simple but gorgeous. with hugs Shirleyxxx

Jessica said...

And yet my mother insists on TV dinners for lunch every day! Love the card En, and who says it has to be like ever other easter card out there?
Hugs, Jessica

Kristie Maynard said...

Maybe it's not the typical Easter card, but it certainly is beautiful! I like out of the ordinary.
Hope your day shapes up into a wonderful one.

Kathy said...

Hi En, lovely to catch up with you and see you sharing your fab card with The Daring Cardmakers' "Spring Fling" this week. Hope you are keeping well.

Janette S. said...

I not only love all the cards you make and learning from them but your comments are priceless - your blog makes my day! Thanks!

Janette S.

Donna said...

Wonderful Easter card. I'm doing none traditional this year as well. Nice to see I'm in good company! he he he!

Many blessings, Donna

Kris L said...

Fab card En and I love your "lessons learned". Hugs...Kris

Sharon said...

Wonderful card!! Love the words opf wisdom. We so learn from days like that!! :)

Karleen said...

I loved the Easter card and your lessons . I wish I lived near you as you are so full of fun and life. You certainly have a full share of life's "experiences" Thanks

kisatrtle said...

very cute card. I love all the things you learned. I will keep that white shirt black ink one close to my heart. Happy Day!

JANLYNN said...

I have those kind of days too. I always lose something even when I put it in a certain spot that I know I can find it in. Love the egg card. The embossing makes it just beautiful. I love the flowers. Who says they have to be daffodils or lilys? I may just have to try the egg for my grandson's treat bags for school.

SHELLEE said...

I LOVE your card!! I really like the atypical style of it! Thanks for sharing!
Shellee

Nana Jo said...

Good for you not quitting. Great card and love that you worked with what you had.
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Debbie said...

You can't go to Monday yet. I'm just reading Sunday's e-mails ;- ) I liked your list of lessons. I'm still trying to learn that I should wear an apron, because everything I get on my hands somehow gets wiped on my pants. Not sure how that happens. Very creative way to get in a challenge I might add. You are always creative.

lucretia said...

Yes, yesterday was strange as I tried to put the coffee jar into the fridge instead of the milk and my partner put his grapes into the cupboard instead of the fridge. I caught my stirrer by accident and the tea splattered all over the clean table whilst we were having a drink after giving blood. We ate later and I dropped half of my fish on the floor. When I watered the garden I managed to soak my cat as I didn't realise he was there. I even put some of our shopping into someone else's basket. Oh and when I went to bed I ended up rolling too far and ended up on the floor!

Zuzana Obert said...

I love everything on this card! Enfys, you've done fantastic job! :0)
Thank you for playing along with Daring Cardmakers Spring Fling challenge.

Zuzana x x

Beth said...

Hee hee! Great life lessons! ;-)
This is a fabulous card - very classy! Thanks for joining in with the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

Love Beth xx

1CardCreator said...

The card is stunning Enfys. I am guilty of sitting on it and the dirty glasses so fits me. Although I am usually sitting on my glasses. Reason why I buy my reading glasses at dollar treasure, lol.