Saturday, 23 April 2011

LotV and Sweet Sketch Wednesday

It's another glorious day and I am wearing a summer dress! Everyone I know has been doing a double-take and saying, 'Mags, you've got legs!'

I've joined the Church Flower Arranging Team and had my first lesson today, watching the ladies put together the marvellous arrangements for tomorrow. They talked of rhythm and flow, and 'always leave room for the butterflies' - in other words, don't crowd everything together. It was fascinating!

For now, I'll make do with the flowers on my cards, though I have some chrysanths and carnations and daffs soaking in a bucket so I can have a go myself!

Anyway, now for the card. This LotV image always makes me smile! The current challenge is Easter.

Papers are Basic Grey Sugar Rush, and the sketch is Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I added the candy in the corners to the sketch to echo the bunny's bounce over the Easter eggs and down. The sketch wants 3 embellies on the smaller circle so I added a rose and two buds (from Wild Orchid) but the buds are a bit too dark to see clearly in the piccie.

I used a new Nestie set, Floral Doily Motifs, to die-cut the patterned circles and stuck them onto the purple card to show up the shapes. The swirl is a Marianne die.

The lace is from the local market, and the little bow is recycled from a cardigan.

I threaded beads on the tails of the ribbon to give it a bit more interest.

Anyway, that's that! I have another couple of Easter cards made that I can't post until the recipients get them, and one that needs finishing, so I might post again later.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you have a lovely Easter weekend!

luv, Mags x

Promarkers: Sandstone, Cinnamon, Pink Carnation, Ice Grey 2 and 4, Powder Blue, Sky Blue, Rose Pink, Lavender, Orchid, Amethyst, Lime Green

eta: another faded picture, I'm afraid. irl this is brighter.


mulberry station said...

Ohhh Mags, I love this sweet Easter card. I love your image. I love your new Nestie set. I am going to have to find that one. It is really cute. Happy Easter! Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Arlana 11426 said...

Oh this is such a sweet card. I love the cute bunny image and your colors are just so perfect. Have a sweet Easter Arlana@SSW!!!

coops said...

gorgeous card mags.i love the sweet bunny and stunning colours and design.
happy easter :D

xx coops xx

Lin said...

The ribbon trim is really pretty, and this LOTV bunny is just adorable. A pogo stick, another throwback to my youth! You are sending me down memory lane today for sure, lol

Lin xx

sweetbloominscraps said...

What a fabulous Easter card! Love the lavender and green color combo,
Enjoy your warm days!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

This is beautiful! I love the beads and your flowers are so pretty! Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Deanne :)

Jackie Randolph said...

Oh love your lace - absolutely gorgeous!! Such a good card and great take with sketch, I really like how you added the beads to your ribbon and all the extra love you put into your card. thanks for sharing and for playing along with us at SSW! hope you will Join us next week for our 100 sketch celebrations lots of prizes for our players.

Jackie - SSW DT

Kathie said...

Hi Mags, I love your card what a cute image and wonderful colours and your embellishments are perfect especially your lace I just love it. Great job thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Hope your enjoying your Easter
Kathie SSW-Design Team

Sharon Basel said...

Oh Mags this is such a dear, sweet card. Your new Nesties are a terrific look and I love that beautiful daisy lace you've used here. And the recycled bow with the added beads is a fabulous finishing touch. Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT

Jeannie said...

What a darling little bunny and I just love the beads you added to the ribbon! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

CraftyC said...

A very pretty card Mags.Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV Challenge!