Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Catchup

Well Easter has been and gone. I can't believe how much of the years has gone by. Am I getting old... time seems to disappear. Had a very pleasant Easter break.

Decided to make my own Easter buns this year, so got out the bread maker and started making them. Of course the phone rings half way through getting the ingredients into the pan ( in the right order). It was my daughter... so carried on chatting to her and putting the stuff in the pan..... only to turn it on and suddenly realised I HADN'T put in the yeast....... luckily only about 2 mins of the first kneading had happened so sprinkled the yeast in.... what delicious buns they turned out... I was impressed with myself..... ( but then the breadmaker did all the hard work - all I did was take out the dough and handshape it) I did make the crosses as well - used a different recipe for those this time and it was perfect. Took them over to Emma's after church on Sunday morning....and helped out with painting some of the outside of her house. First time I've been allowed to paint.... hubby always said I couldn't do it.... but I managed.

I did get some time to make some cards. One is for Caardvarks Fantasy Challenge.


I used an image I had from the Internet... not even sure where I got it now and used my Nestibilites to cut the label and the mat for it. I stamped and embossed a crown in the corner and stamped the words and the scroll. Ribbon and some gems to finish. It is for my neice for her birthday. She ues to call herself Princess Sasha when she was younger.

The other card is a mosaic one I did using a piece of background double CB'd and inked that I did a few weeks ago. I cut out little triangle peices and layered them onto the background after putting the focal sentiment. I used a peice of Kwik Clear ( double sided mounting film) so that the spaces were still sticky. I then used black micro glitter to act as the "grouting" Thought this would make a good masculine card.

Back to work today.... need to earn the $ so I can spend on my stash....

Just had a break.... and went and booked our trip to Cairns in Sept. We head over on the 18th Sept for 9 days.. looking forward to it. Plus I'm looking at flights for my parents to come over for Christmas.... they live on the Gold Coast in Australia. It will be great as I haven't had a Christmas with them since the children were much younger.

Well Thanks for looking. Have a great day

12 comments:

Lucy, England said...

Sweet Princess card, thanks for joining in over at Caardvarks. Love your cute submission.

Paula said...

Woohoo for you Dawn, I love the Princess card and I agree the other card would be a great guy's card. Kudos to you for making your own easter buns. Glad you love my "techno" terms too!

Anne said...

Hi, Dawn! Lovely cards! My favorite is the Princess card. I love that picture you found! So cute and cheerful! :-)

lauren said...

ooooooooh! FABULOUS cards! i love♥love♥love those little princesses, especially--SO COOL!!!

Arlene said...

The princesses are wonderful... great Caardvarks entry. Loved your triangular masterpiece... I hope you don't mind, but I love it and want to copy it. I'm thinking of making sets of cards for my co-workers for Christmas and was having a hard time thinking of cards for the guys... this should be perfect.

Heidi Van Laar said...

Fab cards! I love your sweet fairy princesses!

SmilynStef said...

What a fun little image ... love the stamped crown ... adorable card.

Joshua Jiraffe Designs said...

what fun princess ladies and love the triangle card too!

Diana said...

great princess card

Joshua Jiraffe Designs said...

Dawn: Thanks for visiting and for leaving your comment on my blog. Moving will be hard but it will also be an advernture! Good luck with the Blog Candy... Love your photo!!!

Nathalia Castellon said...

Love the fantasy card Dawn! And what a handsome mosaic card you created as well. :)

Thanks for joining us this week at Caardvarks!

Pamela Smerker said...

Sweet sweet cards! The fairy image is great and the mosiac card is lovely. Thanks for playing with us at Caardvarks.