Countdown to Easter

Easter is a month away, which means it is time to break out the bunnies and scramble the eggs.

This is my first Easter offering. I say ‘first’ implying that there is a whole raft of projects lined up. That is not true. At the moment there is not even a ‘second’. I have though dug out all my seasonal supplies, and stared at them for a few hours. Not feeling it so far. Maybe inspiration will strike overnight. Does the Easter Bunny do house calls?

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Sorry about the state of the little chicks. I bought them either last year or maybe even before then, but never released them from the box. I think one or two were rather hastily put together, with little regard for realism, or indeed basic chick anatomy. But, I can’t resist them, so they had to get an outing or two. In fact I picked out some of the most oddball individual ones. Perfect is not always the best!

Supplies: Lawn Fawn Hoppy Easter stamps and dies; MFT Die-namics Basic Stitch Lines; Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad; Embossalicious A4 folder Picnic Plaid; Adorable Scorable card (yellow); various alcohol markers; glitter card from stash.

 

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67 thoughts on “Countdown to Easter

  1. I TOTALLY love it! I love bunnies 🙂 although I never eat the chocolate ones, I always feel guilty eating chocolate animals..wonder how vegetarians feel about it…and go to the Pound Shop-this year they have fuzzy lambs too which are adorable 🙂

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    1. Thanks, and thanks for the shopping tip-off. I’m afraid I do eat the chocolate bunnies. We used to have Lindt bunnies as a special treat as kids. They came from a posh shop – one of those ones with curtains, a bell, and glass cabinets. The bunnies were in beautifully decorated boxes and wrapped with wax paper. Proper luxury!

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    2. Samantha, as a vegetarian, I have absolutely no compunction biting off the heads of rabbits — as long as they’re made of chocolate, of course! I do draw the line at fuzzy lamb chocolate, however. You have to spit out all those bits of fibre. Eww.

      Cute card, Puff!

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  2. super cute and i love the little chicks. I am planning easter crafts to do with the children at work but not planning on easter cards this year as want to have fun with stamps that I have yet to use.

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    1. Thanks Karen. Not gonna lie, I went through a lot of background and layer options before settling on ‘yellow, then’!

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  3. Great card and love the background embossing, and totally agree that the best chicks are the mis-fits (in more ways than one :))! You should be proud of yourself, haven’t even thought about Easter Bunny, so you are way ahead in my book!

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  4. Adorable cards, Gillian. 🙂 The colours and the way you’ve arranged the bunnies is fantastic. I like the alternative chick-anatomy happening with the birdies, too. You’re right that perfect is not always best! 🙂 Hoppy Crafting!

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    1. Thanks! The yellow on yellow was only arrived at after a lot of other combinations. I do wonder if maybe I just really wanted a boiled egg…

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  5. Very cute! And very yellow, the perfect spring colour. I’m ignoring easter, thanks to Mother’s day and various family birthdays between now and then. Maybe it’s time to get cracking! (Worst Easter related pun ever 😂🐣!)

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    1. Oh, no, good Easter pun!! I have loads of cards to do before then too. In fact I need to put one in the post tomorrow and have not actually made it yet…nothing like a deadline to sharpen the mind!

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    1. Thank you! Can I tell you that when I click on your name/WP address it tells me posts cannot be retrieved. I just thought I would mention it in case you did not know? Or maybe you are doing something with your site?

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  6. Oh this is adorable! Those little chicks are sooooo cute! I can’t wait to see the next card! I do need to get busy making Easter cards! I have been a little pre-occupied with a class I’m taking I haven’t even been posting to the 30 Day Coloring Challenge! Too many things going on at once! LOL!

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    1. You have a lot going on. But you managed all your Christmas cards, right? No doubt Easter, and colouring challenges, will all happen too. You just might not sleep much…

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  7. I love how you staged your whimsical bunny card with the blue gingham background and the little yellow chicks 🐥- they really put a smile on my face! That Picnic Plaid embossing folder is perfect on this project!

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  8. Those slightly mangled chicks bring back memories. We had some one Easter, arranged on the coffee table, back when my mom still had the two cats, Simone and Gulliver. After being out one day, we returned home to find one of the chicks missing. We did find a few body parts — the feet, an eye, a bit of fluff — scattered on the floor. The rest of the corpse was never to be seen again. We think the cats ate it.

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