Sunday, March 13, 2011

Its Springtime so flowers and bunnies galore!

Have quite a few makes to share, which I have been working on over last couple of weeks and in very good time for Spring and Easter.
First is a simple treat basket which is big enough to hold 3 creme eggs and made using Stamps from Darcie's, a fiskars border punch, nestabilities oval dies, Martha Stewart border punch for the grass, some tissue paper and card candy to finish.
a little closeup to show the colouring with twinkling H2O's
mmmm eggs!
This next card is made with a stamp from Serendipity stamps and is just the sweetest bunny image I have come across, and I know I am going to be making baby cards with this one very soon!!
Twinkling H2O's were the colouring medium again, and the sentiment is computer generated with 'Jane Austen' font..
The cutting die on this one is crochet lace from My Favourite Things die range called die-namics and can be found here.

The next card is another Easter bunny one, similar to one I made recently but this time with the Docrafts V&A Hanoverian paper range (I have one more to show later today or tomorrow when the glitter glue has dried and I can photograph it!).
The stamp is a Penny Black one from the garden friends clear stamp set widely available, but seeing as I have added other links for Simon Says Stamp, you can get an idea of whats in the set here.
the papers below seemed to pair well with silver and white..
the flowers are a cuttlebug die called Asterisks 2x2 and can be found in loads of craft outlets, also here and the leaves are punched with a Leone Em punch, which I found at The Glitterpot.

and another one in gold and cream.
the Border is made with a fiskars punch and the sentiments are from Lili of the Valley.

the next couple of cards are flowery and could suit any occasion..
the first is one I made with a sentiment I really love and this was computer generated with a new font called Leaf1.
The flowers are digi images from Fred She Said and come in a few different colours, so hop over to Tracey Lynn's blog and have a look! the flowers were printed on glossy paper and then three of the image cut and layered.
..the border around the card is cut using scallop scissors, so nothing fancy..
The embossed border in the centre on the card is made using the Simply Stately Craft Concepts Embossing folder you can find here on ebay - a seller called Swincraft has loads of embossing folders in one place and are good to deal with on ebay.

and a closeup of the layering

last but not least is a card made with one of my favourite flowers, Irises, and by one of the best flower stamp illustrators Penny Black. Its a retired stamp, so hard to find but PB Stamps might have them in stock and are one of the largest Penny Black suppliers for current and retired P Black stamps - if you sign up to their newsletter you get to see all the latest Penny Black releases too whoohoo!!)

The vivid colours in this one are coloured with twinkling H2O's and the colours I used (only 3!!) were Moss Green, Sunflower and Snap Dragon - one of the reasons these paints are so delicious is because you don't need a whole range of colours with which to 'shade' your stamped images.
The die cut is a cookie cutter 12'' die and I cant remember where i got mine from so had a search around and you might get them in various craft outlets, but I found one on ebay here.
That's all for now, plenty to browse through and look at for one day LOL!
will be back later with another couple more makes, the easter bunny one and another Lili of the Valley one..


  1. Wow, you have been busy Jess & what beautiful cards & I love the Easter basket :)


  2. Hi Jess, they are all totally gorgeous. Your bunny basket is the cutest thing ever. Love all the bunny images:-)

  3. Brilliant cards Jess and I so enjoyed putting them all together the other night, using the March kit. just have to colour the images. It was lovely to work with someone elses ideas for a change:)