Easter is coming

Easter tends to be the forgotten Christian festival. We get so caught up in all the paraphernalia associated with celebrating Christmas that Easter creeps up on us and takes us by surprise. It is a pity because Easter is even more important than Christmas. I am just as guilty as anyone. Despite managing to make hundreds of Christmas cards for friends and family, my Easter cards’ on the rare occasion I actually make any at all, tend to number in the teens! So you might think I am about to share an Easter card with you – sorry not yet, it’s still a work in progress, but I do have a mini gift bag of eggs!

SAM_1480 (watermarked)

Materials used:
Deedee’s Digi sets – Spring Chicks and Uneggspected
scalloped circle dies
We R Memorykeepers Gift Bag Punch Board
snippet of acetate
White blending card
printer paper
Promarkers
white narrow ribbon

Method:
I printed out a sheet of spotty paper from the Spring Chicks set and used the punch board to make my bag. Before sticking it together I cut an aperture in the front and a slightly larger piece of acetate to stick behind it forming a transparent window. I printed out several copies of the chicken SAM_148 (watermarked)1image from the Uneggspected set and coloured them in with Promarkers trying to match the colours of the spots on the egg to those on the bag. I used one image for the base cutting it out with a narrow white border around it and used parts from two other images to add dimension before sticking it to the front of the bag. A length of white ribbon for the handles, some shredded green tissue in the bottom and a few little chocolate eggs finished it off.

The snippet of acetate was from the backing sheet to some acrylic stamps that came with a magazine so if I am quick enough I might just make it over to the Snippets Playground this week.

Thank you for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

I would like to enter my bag into Pixie’s Snippets Playground Week 168

About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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6 Responses to Easter is coming

  1. Di says:

    LOVE this wonderful Easter egg bag Pippa! So clever that you coloured the eggs on the image to go with the paper – fine detail but always makes such a difference.

    I linked you fine – in fact, the link you’d added looked OK – but no image selected. Don’t fret though as I’m usually pretty nippy at noticing if peeps are having trouble linking.

    Hugs

    Di xx

  2. Sarn says:

    Cor . . . that looks good Pippa . . . you have my address don’t you? LOL! xxx

  3. Maarit says:

    Gorgeous Easter bag Pippa, very clever idea to colour the egg so it matches the designer paper.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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