Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Easter snippets

Afternoon Everyone,

I'm back home after a few days away with friends for Easter.  In spite of the awful weather we did get out a bit, enjoyed catching up and ate choccie eggs.

It will take me a few days but I'll catch up with what everybody has been doing.  First I'd like to welcome my two new followers Yvonne and Margaret.  I hope you will be able to pay them a visit.

I made ten Easter cards this year and decided to use up some peel offs, backgrounds and scraps of paper to make them all.

This is one of the cards I made using peel offs from a sheet I've had for a number of years.  Both the tulips and the sentiment strip were stuck onto scraps of white card so I'm taking this one over to join in at Pixies Snippets Playground Week 222

I already had the background card swooshed with yellow and pink distress inks so I put it through my Cuttlebug in an embossing folder and trimmed to size.  The tulips were coloured with matching colours of Promarkers  then used pale blue for the  background.   I stuck on a few clear gems to add a bit of sparkle.

Can I just add the card isn't really wonky and I hope there's not a problem with your eyes either, I was rushing and forgot to straighten the photo before re-sizing it.


29 comments:

Aquarius said...

Well there's a blast from the past - peel-offs!! I have loads skulking around on my shelves but not used for absolutely ages. You've made a very pretty card with these ones, pretty colours.

Di said...

Oh squeal - this is just lovely Barb! I think I may have some of those very peel offs languishing in a folder here. So pretty and lovely colouring too.

Most of my photos come out 'on the wonk' - even when I've played around trying to straighten them :)

Hugs

Di xx

Cara said...

I'm always incredibly impressed at anyone who can take a photo of a card and get it straight, wonky is the default setting here. What a great Easter card and a brilliant way to use up some old stash, it looks fab. Glad you enjoyed your break, even if the weather didn't play ball. Cara x

Carole said...

Peel offs....they will make a comeback now...you have set the trend!! Actually used in certain ways as you have done they look fabulous!! No different to an embossed stamp but quicker...well done Barb...brilliant card and I am glad you had a good Easter.

Karen Knott said...

Very pretty card Barb :) Love the colours on the background and the tulips.
Hugs, Kaz x

Lisa Andersson said...

Hi Barb! Lovely tulips and again the pink and the yellow go very well together. All very beautiful.
Hugs Lisa

cuilliesocks said...

Oh I love your card Barb, I love tulips, lovely colours and design, Kate x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a sweet Easter card. I really like how that background came out. I never think to use my peel offs and I have a nice stash of them! Thanks for jogging my memory.

rachel said...

pretty spring card Barb - I love the colours xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful Easter card, love the colours and your peel-offs work beautifully here. I'm still trying to use up my stash of them.
Lorraine

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE those fabulous spring flowers Barb! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Barb! Lovely colours. xx

Mrs A. said...

I didn't know you could straigten a wonky picture. (not the ones hanging on walls thats a pet hate of mine). What program are you doing that in then? I love your peel offs here which look just like a stained glass window. I have shed loads of stickers too. Hugs Mrs A.

Valerija said...

What a pretty card. I love all the details. Great job!
Valerija xx

meg said...

The background and the tulips are lovely together such natural colours in the tulips, beautiful Easter card.

SARN said...

Very cheerful and Spring-like Easter card Barb. Glad you had a nice Easter break.

Remember the After School Hooch Club has moved to the Maintenance Shed while the Tree House is repaired!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Janice said...

Lovely card Barb, gorgeous Spring colours.
Janice x

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what a super snippets Easter card.
I just love Tulips.
great embossing also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Lovely card Barb....Love the bright colours and the background.....well done using up some of your peel offs....and glad you have a nice time away with your friends...Joolsx

Krisha said...

Such a pretty card Barb, glad to hear you had a good holiday.

Diane said...

Greetings Barb, wow just lovely your tulips are fabulous.

Hugs Diane

Erika said...

Hi Barb I hope you enjoyed your time away?
A lovely Easter tulip card. I haven't made one Easter card this year. :o Must try harder next year.

Hugs Erika. x

Alison C said...

Lovely tulips and pretty colours on the card and background. Tulips are coming up for real, hurrah!

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely card Barb! Wish Spring would hurry up - snow and sleet yesterday and darn cold today!

Angela Radford said...

Lovely card Barb, very pretty. Pleased to seeing you use the peel offs. I really need to do something with my stack of those too.
Thanks for the visit to mine and happy crafting, Angela x

MaryH said...

This is just gorgeous, and certainly these pretty tulips don't look like peel-offs! I wonder did you color in the outlines, so were the peeloffs colored already? I have some outline stickers that look like this pattern, and what a good way to use them as you've done here! Also loving your smooshed background with the fab embossing...perfect behind these spring tulips. On the metal precision plate, I've used mine with the Plus (not often, however, but I have used it). I didn't know you were not supposed to do that, and I can't see that I've done any damage to it! TFS that thought, must go do some reading before I damage something. Glad you had a good time away, and hope it was relaxing. TFS & Hugs

Carol L said...

So glad you enjoyed time with friends over Easter. What a fantastic card this is with those gold accents and pretty, colorful, embossed background! Gorgeous!

Greta said...

Love how you colored those wonderful tulips & such a gorgeous background--love the dry embossing! Glad you had a nice Easter, Barb, & at least got some chocolate eggs!

Donna said...

Good for you using up your stash, Barb.
Lovely card. x