Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Greetings

Happy Easter!

Is it just me or did Easter arrive quickly this year?  I did not think I would have time to make an Easter card but I finished it this morning.  (Talk about last minute!)  The colors were inspired by a tea cup I picked up at a second hand store.  It has been a little while since I purchased a tea cup but this one called my name!
The scalloped edges remind me of a Shelley tea cup and the flower handle is adorable.  It came with a saucer (it matched but was not the same manufacturer) but I kept the saucer out of the photo so that you can see the cup shape better.  It was a steal of a deal at $3.  Ok...back to the card...
The flowers are small fabric flowers and I applied Stickles' Frosted Lace to the edges and Stickles' Seafoam to the leaves.  Grey twine and pearls were used as a frame around the stamped image.  The stamp is House Mouse "Will Knit For Friends" and was colored with Copics and the background with chalks.  It was die cut using Spellbinders Grand Ovals and mounted on vellum die cut with Cheery Lynn's Sophia's Heart.  The background paper (My Mind's Eye Bramble Rose) was distressed using my Zutter.
Isn't the scene just the cutest?  The chick on top of the yarn ball makes me smile.

Thanks for stopping by to see my card and new tea cup!  Don't forget that today is the last day to leave a comment for the die or stamp giveaway!

Have a wonderful Easter!
Bug Hugs,
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
CardzTV, Easter
613 Avenue Create, AG
Word Art Wednesday, AG
Crafting from the Heart, AG
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper, April
Sister Act, AG
Pile it On, Die Cuts or Punches
Craftin Desert Divas, AG
Die Cut Divas, AG with die cut
Artistic Inspirations, AG with Flowers


  1. Happy Easter Kathy Jo this is such a beautiful Easter card love the house mouse image . Love how you used twine to make the frame and those little flowers adds that little extra . Love it .

  2. Beautiful job of translating the composition of the cup into the composition of your design. I love how the black cording on your card corresponds to the gold trim around the cup! Very nicely designed and beautifully executed! Thanks for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  3. Happy Easter Kathy Jo! This is just the cutest card ever! Love the stickles on the flowers!

  4. Lovely card! The teacup is totally the essence of Spring. Too bad the snow banks outside say otherwise. Happy Easter!

  5. Aaaaw, what a sweet card.. Thank you for sharing with us girls over at Craftin Desert Divas
    Nanné CDD DTM

  6. Lovely card and great
    inspiration from the cup.
    Happy Easter.
    Carla from Utah

  7. Beautiful! Love all your elements! The flowers are awesome! It was great to finally meet you! Heard about Ella a while ago; Saints always will have a special place in my heart! Thank you for all your kind words! Spring.....-10 this morning hard to believe! Have a great week!

  8. What a gorgeous card!! Love the pretty flowers and adorable image you used!! Thanks for joining us at Cardz TV!

  9. I hope your Easter was great, Kathy Jo! Your card is so cute! Love the tea cup, too! Too pretty to pass up!lol♥

  10. Very beautiful and colorful card Kathy Jo! Love the pretty flowers! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this fortnight. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

  11. such a cute easter card :)
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  12. What a gorgeous card this is!! The image is so sweet and colored beautifully!! I love the pretty flowers!! And what an awesome tea cup, too!! I love it!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  13. Just beautiful, Kathy Jo! Love all of your flowers and those sweet, sweet critters. Thanks for sharing at Craftin Desert Diva's for our Anything Goes Linky party. Have a great weekend! ~Donna K

  14. Hopefully it works this time!! I had to leave a comment four times and it never posted!! I hope it was just a connection issue. I really love this adorable image and all the wonderful details you packed into this card!

    Thanks for linking it up to our "Anything Goes" challenge at Craftin Desert Divas. Have a great day, and HAPPY CRAFTING!

    CDD DT Member

  15. Beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x


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