Saturday, 23 March 2013

Easter..but not 'in your face' Easter

I'm back again with my second post today, this time focussing on the quickly approaching Easter celebrations.

I love to make Easter cards as they give you a chance to get some lovely Spring colours going and brush away the winter blues (something which is badly needed if you happen to live in the UK!)

That said, sometimes I don't want to be too obvious about Easter and this is an example of just such a card........there's a cute LOTV bunny but no eggs and no chocolate!

I don't know who the artist is but I just love the way that he/ she draws their animals with the fluff lines around the edges, and, this time I wanted to keep that soft textured look in my colouring, so I did a bit of dotting with my blender pen and I think it has actually been quite successful on this occasion (not sure if I would be able to do it again though!)
For the rest of my card I have used some NitWits digital paper matted with fuchsia pink card and co-ordinating ribbons and buttons to give what I hope will be a clean but pretty look.

As you can see from the close up, I have also been practicing grounding the character with a bit of shading at the base. That's the great thing about this hobby, there is always something new to learn, don't you think?

And now to move on to the myriad of challenges that I would like to enter with this card:

Make it Monday (link to follow)
Cutie Pie - Easter
Deep Ocean Challenge- Cute and Cuddly
Papertake - Easter Treats
Created with Love - Button Up
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Easter
Simon Says Stamp - Easter / Spring
Stamp n Doodle - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Let it be Spring
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
In the Pink - Spring / Easter
Cute Card Thursday - Easter Parade
Totally Papercrafts - Easter Eggstravaganza
Lili's Little Fairies - Spring Colours

Well that's the end of my challenge list.

Thanks for coming to visit my blog, and, if you like what you see, I hope you might follow me!!

Sharon x


  1. Such a sweet Easter card, what a cute image that is!

    Thank you for joining in with the cutie pies xx

  2. Gorgeous card Sharon, love the adorable image and your colouring looks amazing.

    Donna x

  3. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Cutie pies. Sue x

  4. A gorgeous cute little bunny! Fab card Sharon
    Lorraine x

  5. This is just gorgeous,love the fab

  6. Awe! Sweet card and image. Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-n-Doodle:)

  7. A gorgeous card with such a cute image and so well coloured... although it would have been nice to see more pink which is our main requirement..

    Thanks for sharing at In The Pink this time... hope to see you here again soon!

    Christine x

  8. This is super adorable Sharon, I love the colours you used and the image is gorgeous. Have a lovely Sunday and thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week. Good luck

  9. A beautiful CAS card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Lili’s Little Fairies, hope to see you again next week. Hugs Christine x

  10. Hi Sharon. Your card is so lovely, beautifully coloured and such a cute bunny. Unfortunately our Challenge this week at Totally Papercrafts is Easter Eggstravaganza (Easter theme with an egg/egg shape somewhere on your creation). Your beautiful card will not be included in the prize draw as you have not featured an egg - so sorry.

  11. Very cute and sweet looking card. Thanks for joining us over at BMC this week.
    Love n hugs

  12. Super sweet card - cute image and fabulous colouring.
    Thanks for playing along with the Cuties, PTW, TPC and In the Pink this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  13. I love the clean and simple layout of this card as it really shows off the lovely image which you have coloured to perfection - the texture on the rabbit is wonderful.
    Kat x

  14. Super cute Easter card Sharon!thanks for joining us at BMC

  15. Lol! Love it! ("In your face Easter!" brilliant!) Just a gorgeous card! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back in a week for a new challenge!
    Rene ;D

  16. LOVE this card! such a cute image and lovely soft colours, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter. Joey x

  17. Such a beautiful card. I love that cute image and your soft colouring is gorgeous.
    Thank you for taking part in the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  18. Gorgeous card Sharon :-) the image is adorable and all the details are very cute :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  19. Hi Sharon, what a cutie..I saw you on MIM x

  20. Gorgeous card and image. Visited from MIM.....Loz

  21. LOVE your sweet card, Sharon!!! The image is soooo CUTE!!! I also love Nitwit :) Thank you for joining us for our Spring Challenge at The Paper Shelter.
    Love and blessings, Lori

  22. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #4, #207, #213, and #236.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and My Art... Healing The Soul.




I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon