Friday 18 April 2014

Happy Easter and Mother's Day in the Colonies :-)

Hi Bloggers,

Happy Easter, I really hope you celebrate a peaceful few days enjoying the company of friends and family.  The weather is  behaving itself here, with glorious sunshine which, is not always the case over the Easter break! 
The nights are drawing in and getting cooler, so it won't be long before the warmer quilts come out. Goodbye summer, for a few months anyway.

Mother's Day has been and gone in the UK but here in Australia we celebrate  in early May. Mum and I agreed some years ago I'd go with our Australian date, which means she gets to celebrate twice. One with the family back there as well as a later celebration with her 'Aussie kids' or as my Dad used to say her Colonial kids!  Thankfully, I can place an order for flowers, chocolates, fancy cakes, all sorts of treats online, in the sure knowledge that they will be delivered to her front door on the day!    To be honest, I think it's half the fun anyway..... receiving a parcel on the front doorstep :)

I managed to sneak away to my craft room for an hour earlier and made a couple of cards, one of which is ready to send off to my Mum.......soon.

The image is from Gina K,  I coloured it using my Inktense pencils.  It's been a while since I played with them and I must say I like using them to create a 'wash' background to stamp over.
The sentiment is from AnnaBelle Stamps and the DP is from Kaisercraft.

Thanks for taking the time to drop by, enjoy your Easter..........

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Lorraine said...

Happy Easter, weather good here sunshine hopefully staying for Easter. Love the card I am sure your Mum will love it also. Hugs xx

Melissa said...

This is a lovely card. I love the turned corner

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Sue, The design of this card is wonderful and I will be sure to remember how you did it. I want to make a similar one, and will case yours. Hope you are doing well!

lostinpaper said...

I played with my Inktense pencils yesterday for the first time in ages and wondered why I haven't got them out before now, with all these watercolouring techniques around they are perfect. ps Your Mum is going to adore this card, it's stunning Sue!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. Hope the Easter Bunny hopped by.