Monday, 13 March 2017

Happy Easter


Hi bloggers!  I know that Easter is a bit earlier this year so I thought I would try to get my Easter cards up on the blog before it actually arrives this year!  Before you read the description of how it was made, any idea what die I have used for the tufts of grass in among the Easter eggs??  Hmmm, let's see if you can guess before you read what it is!  I started this card by puling out my Double Pierced Noble Rectangles and Ovals sets to create several frames.  I cut a multi layered frame of blush card, kraft card and coconut white card using the Ovals (both sets).  I embossed a piece of coconut white card with the new TulipTwist embossing folder and seated the frames over it.  Then I created the rectangular frames out of coconut white card and added a solid white unembossed piece as the backing behind those and glued my ova frames into the centre of that.  Next I cut the Easter Basket die in Kraft card and backed it in Chestnut Brown.  I cut off the tabs (which are for use to make it 3D) and added mounting foam to the back of the basket.  I cut the eggs out of custard, blush and sky blue and added them to the basket.  To add a bit of greenery around them, I cut the Chrysanthemum die, yes, it is a flower die!  I cut it up into pieces and added it around the eggs as a bit of embellishment.  The bunny was designed to sort of look like a chocolate bunny (like you buy in the shops) so I decided to cut him in dark brown card.  I added the bunny and a couple of eggs and "greenery" around the outside of the basket.  I used the bow from the set and added it to the handle and cut the Happy Easter phrase and glued it to the top of the oval frame.  The card was completed with a simple white on white mat and layer.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 3/4"in size.  All for now, Sue x








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131 comments:

Pam said...

Sue thank you for a lovely Monday card, makes a cold dark morning much brighter. Love this beautiful card.
Elaine, even though Andrew and Helen had rain, he will be able to relax and rest, it will be good for him.
Laine, good to see you back, what a spending spree you had. I did enjoy the apple crumble thank you. Jack came in, kissed me, pushed the container in my hand and took himself and my iPad off to the bedroom. That's his normal reaction when he comes in lol.
Carmen, poor you, no fun when that happens. We too have a similar problem at work, either too cold or too hot.
Patricia, your flowers sound beautiful, clever girl.
NannaTina and Tina T, thinking of you.
My hugs and best wishes to all, especially our missing friends. Nirah, hope you are going to be well enough for the big meet up. Maureen, missing you too.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Loving this card and the tufts you've used for grass - well my guess is "the individual petals of the crysanthemum flower. Am I correct?
Hugs, Rose

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Thanks for a beautiful Easter card today I love it.
Jan x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card Thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Denise Bryant said...

Oh... I just love this one! Beautiful basket, bunny and eggs! Pretty colors and textures!

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and I guessed right that it was the chrysanthemum die and very effective too.
Nancyd xx

lindyloo681 said...

Wow. As usual all your cards are just fantastic. You are one very skilled talented lady.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is absolutely fantastic, love the soft colours, and the grass from a flower die, just proves how versatile they are. Have a great day all. Bx

hettygarlick said...

A beautiful card Sue and a great idea for the grass. I think you're a bit confused about Easter though. It's actually three weeks later this year than it was last year! Like Christmas though, it's always good to have ideas early!

TDQ Karen said...

What a fun card. No reason why we can't have an early Easter card, there have been hot cross buns in the supermarket since Boxing Day!!!

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, and it's never too early for ideas. I love all the frames and I even managed to guess what the grass was made of!
Jumping on Pam's echo train again this morning. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Such a pretty card, love the pastel colours and textures on the eggs. A very clever and effective use of the chrysanthemum die! X

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely Easter card Sue, the colours beautiful.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Woohoo. My brain works I guessed right lol. Mastermind here I come - well maybe not !
I'm so thrilled you have showcased this little basket die. Since my 'patient' gave it me I've had all sorts of idea's of what I can add when used as an Easter card, but like your festive samples, more Easter idea's would help a million please, it would be nice to get away from the usual religious themed card, although I do make those too so I'm certainly not against them in any l way, shape or form. Your sample is so sweet and why we are amazed at the springs of grass I have no idea, after all you are the one and only Sue Wilson - card and die designer lol at first I thought you used the Dandelion Clocks but then I realised it was your new Crysthathamum die - good try Sue, but we are starting to get the hang of how you work so next time maybe you should stretch our minds a little more lol after all that, you have started my week with a smile so thank you for a real pretty card. Wonder if you've actually seen any devil's yet ?
on that note, my usual daily hug is winging its way to you and I hope you have a brilliant day 😊 xxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue x xhazel

Marion Bull said...

What a delightful Easter card you have made and so good to have an early sample for Easter. This should get me going!
Thank you!

Maggie B xx

Debra K. said...

Wonderful Easter card! Love the idea of using the Chrysanthemum die to make grass. Debra x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Stunning Card this morning. I have to say I did not guess right but what a brilliant ideaon creating the grass. As always love the finishing touches on the card. Wendy

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh my goodness Sue this is so gorgeous, yes it is a little bit big for postage but what a creation you have come up with, (I was please I - like lots of Wilsonettes - guessed what the grass tufts were made from - your so clever). I have purchased these dies but to date have not used them yet, well you know what I am going to say don't you, yes I am going to try it. Lots to cut out though, but a good way of using up those little off cuts that we all keep. It is never too early for inspiration Sue.

It is a nice bright morning here in Kent, hope it stays like it.

Pam sorry I forgot to mention Jack yesterday and his crumble, I know you are very, very proud of both the twins, they are so alike yet different. Did I tell you that I am a twin and I have a set of twin sisters as well, only a year between the 4 of us - but oh boy did we have lots of fun growing up. We used to have a name badge on when we were in primary school and used to swap them around, you can imagine the antics that we got up too. Anyway I digress, Jack will remember all of his life the wonderful reaction he got from his cooking, priceless.

Elaine, shame about the rain for Andrew and Helen but I am sure that getting away for a few days will do them a power of good, special hugs xx

Laine, pleased you are back, missed you.

I so enjoy reading all the stories on here, brings our friends closer doesn't it.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx


hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue another gorgeous card I love the colours and the design is wonderful

Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
The cutest Easter card I have seen in ages, such great colours, I know some little people who would love it.
Hugs
Muriel x

Kim Dibben said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx love Kim D

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Wilsonettes,

Thank you for starting our Easter bulbs early so they're in full bloom when we need them.

This card is so appealing and the guessing game was fun. Sure like the new embossing folder and how much variety you can get in the eggs. Any update on when we might be able to hope for blush card?

My battery and my iPad battery are both getting low, so I better get this sent before we both go out.

Best of weeks to everyone.

Love,
Donita





Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous Easter card. I do love how you made the grass. The basket die set is amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jan Sayer said...

A lovely Easter card. Loved John's demos with this die so I bought it. Loads of possibilities all year round.
Jan
Northampton

Suemac said...

A lovely card for Easter

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card, Sue, so pretty. Racked my brains and got it right - clever use of the chrysanthemum die. Don't 'do' Easter but really love this one.
Echoing Pam again.
Laine, you do make me laugh. Sorry about battling Brodie - and thanks for Harry prayers. What a lot of new toys!! Please be kind to Carmen! (and vice versa).
Hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really lovely & a great idea for the "grass ".

Michele

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue what a wonderful Easter card you have giving us i love everything about it the colour and texture.
Catherine xx

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue and I love how you have made the grass.
Marion S x

dj2908 said...



What a lovely Easter card; love the gentle colours too!





Doreen x

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Wow! What an amazing Easter that simply anyone would love to receive!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. Gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing.
June.....I had to laugh thinking about you and your sisters swapping names at school! What fun you must have had! I had two older brothers and always wished I had a sister!
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Chris Curry said...

A great Easter card Sue, love it. Didn't guess right for your teaser, I thought it my be the stems from the finishing touches delightful daisies. 😂. Have a good day. Xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely Easter card and clever use of dies, love the double pierced die collection x x x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Todays card is as pretty as a picture, i would hang it on the wall.
I will echo Pam again ,thank you Pam
I have a very busy day ahead , 1st appointment to be at the Drs for eight , eeeks must dash

Big hugs all round.
Elaine H X

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
As usual a stunning card
Hugs
Carol x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card and great grass.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card love it. love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

HiSue - what a fantastic Easter card this is and what a clever use of your dies. Love the use of both frames. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous Easter card, so pretty, unfortunately I only send three Easter cards to family, so can't really justify buying this set, just wish I had more people to send to, but never mind.
Hugs xxx
Dawn Searle

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, lovely Easter card. It took a while but did e entually guess the 'grass' , my excuse is old age!

Love Rosemarie X X

Clai01 said...

Lovely card Sue x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
This is so gorgeous! I bet any recipient of this would be so delighted. Love and hugs Alison xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning Easter card, your dies are so versatile. The little chocolate bunny looks good enough to eat. The little tufts are a great use of your chrysanthemum die which I thought you had used. Everyone would love to receive a card like this. Yvonne xx

Clare Powell said...

Gorgeous Easter card, must get the basket die x

Scottydog said...

Well Sue you have done it again, I looked at this card & thought how elegant, never thought I would say that about a basket of eggs! Lol! There is just something about the whole card which gives it that look. I don't have the chrysanthemum die but thought maybe the dandelion clock (would probably also work?). Thank you Sue!

Bente Sørflaten said...

A gorgeous Easter card, really elegant!
What a great idea to use the flower die for making grass :))

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow so adorable and lovely and FABULOUS. Sue you may not realize this but I really love this card, thank you for sharing. Have a great day, hugsxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Pat PATRICIAH said...

Lovely Easter card, looks good enough to eat.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a pretty Easter card scene set off so beautifully by the multi-layered framing which you do so well - love the chocolate bunny and yes, I did guess it was the Chrysanthemum die posing as grass...lol...and I must check out that new embossing folder too.

Izzy

karenlotty said...

Beautiful I love the colours of the mats and layers I had guessed it was the Chrysanthemum die (only because ai was playing catch u and watched a show where John L was demo-Ing with them

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very pretty card, love the grass.
I only make family Easter cards, so didn't invest in the basket, on limited funds I have to choose carefully which ones to buy.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great card today, definately one to make you smile. That's a great use for the chrysanthemum die too. The detail on the basket is amazing, such a useful die to own. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Pam as always you've said it all xxx
June I can imagine the fun you and your sisters had, your poor mum and those poor teachers!! We had twins at school but they had slight differences that you could detect if you looked closely (it also helped if they were both in front of you!) but mum helped by putting them in different coloured t shirts and they didn't seem to swap them which was good! Xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I must look up the Embossing Folder as I haven't seen this one!
I do wish the Blush card was available mine is getting low! lol
Pretty card today love the Easter basket!
Love Marg

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card I love it the dies are beautiful the little basket is so cute thank you sue
Love always June horrocks xxxxxxxxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
A very clever & beautiful Easter card, thank you for showing it now, gives me time to get one made & sent off to Australia,
Love the Chrysanthemum die use it a lot.
Best wishes
Karen M

Anne said...

What a pretty card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Netty The Runner said...

So beautiful.
Annette x

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a lovely fun card for Easter xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Sooo cute. I guessed it was the chrysanthemum die but very effectively done.
Doreen R

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful Easter Card very clever use of the flower die.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue Thankyou for this beautiful easter card. The colours are lovely and what a clever use of the chrysanthemum die. No I did not guess. Not that clever.
Take care
love Hilary

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and friends.

Cute card this morning. Xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

sweet and gorgeous and fantastic dies Sue
Gr Karin

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

First I must apologise profusely for forgetting to congratulate Izzy and dj2908 yesterday on their comment wins too. I am not usually so lax as to forget my congratulations.

Beautiful Easter card Sue, so colourful which is what Spring is all about.

I bought Pete a Magnolia Stellata for our 10th Wedding anniversary and it has almost reached it's peak in flowering. Brilliant white star-like flowers on bare leafed branches shine in abundance for this year's showing. That's when I know Spring has arrived to my little corner of Somerset.

Gentle hugs and healing prayers for all those in pain & discomfort.
Although we sometimes tend to go two foot back for each one forward, I hope your day sees an improvement in your goals.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love all the multi layered frames and the pretty basket complete with eggs and bunny but most of all love that embossing folder
Pam please may I echo all your lovely comments this morning

Love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends
Pat

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is a lovely card and like all your dies versatile it would be just as lovely filled with flowers. I love the chrysanthemum die it has jumped to the top of my want list when I visit the NEC on Friday. I feel quite brave I usually go with my eldest daughter but she is in Germany for work so I am going by train and I hate train stations I seem to go into panic mode.
Elaine I hope the trip to the doctors went well. June 4 girls what a household. Hugs to all.

Laura O' Connor said...

very nice Sue ,Laura O

Annie Stamps said...

Lovely card Sue. I love the use of the chrysanthemum die to make grasses. Very clever.

Annie P
xxx

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

This is a WOW creation! I love the multi frames, the colour choices and the embossing folder. Absolutely stunning

June x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card, and I do like the way you have used the Chrysanthemum Die as grass. Have yet to start my Easter card, so thank you for the inspiration.
Wendyx

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
I have to admit that I'm not really into Easter cards...but...this one is just so cute I love it!! I expect that the shadow box would be good for all the eggs and bunnies too wouldn't it.
Happy Monday everyone, I'm going to risk hanging my washing outside today...wish me luck lol.
Bejay xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue a beautiful card this morning and I know my grandchildren would love it, love all the eggs and your bunny to. hugs Shirleyxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful Easter card. I love the way the oval frame follows the oval of the handle. The colours are perfect.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW WOW WOW What a fantastic easter card. I love everything about it, the frames, colours, basket and the colours you have used for the eggs. I got it right about the greenery LOL. I think this is a one to make for my box of stash.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Heidi Mortensen said...

Hi Susan - all the way from Denmark !
I am so in love with your eastercard ! I always find it a bit difficult to make eastercards - something about the colors and ? - but this one sent right through all my fences. ;) Thank you for the ever so pretty inspiration. I find the framing and many layers so elegant and beautiful.
All the best for you, Sue - Heidi

Kate's Cards said...

That is a real Easter treat! xxx

Vie Carter said...

Wow ! What a simply fabulous Easter card today

The design and colours are fab, just love it

Vie
x

CraftyJo said...

Very 'cameo-like' - pretty card and a nice idea for those who do Easter cards.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card for Easter. I love the little rabbit. Love everything about this one.

Love Dorothy
of Baldock


Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Like All Your Truly Wonderful Blog Members Have Already Mentioned Today's Card
Is Truly Exceptional, I Love The Colour Combination Just Stunning.
Products Used:-
"Double Pierced Noble Rectangle Die Set"
"Oval Pierced Die Set"
"The Easter Basket Die Set"
"The Chrysanthemum Die Set"
"The Tulip Twist Embossing Folder"
"Blush/Kraft,Coconut White, And Chestnut Brown Foundation Card"
Today's Tremendous Card:-
Sue As Always I Love How You Created A Multi Layered Superb "Oval Frame" By Using The Blush,Kraft,
Coconut White Card, Then Sue You Decided To Emboss A Piece Of White Card Using
"The New Tulip Twist Embossing Folder" Very Striking Indeed, And Sue You Then Placed Your
Oval Frames Over It, Sue Then You Created The Fabulous "Rectangular Frames" Out Of White Card.
You Added A Solid White Unembossed Piece As The Backing, You Then Glued Your "Oval Frames"
Into The Centre of That.
Sue Next You Cut Out Your "Exquisite Easter Basket" In Your Kraft Card And Backed It With The
Chestnut Brown Which Looks Splendid, Sue You Cut Off The Tabs Adding Mounting Foam To The Back Of
"The Easter Basket" Sue You Then Cut Out The Rest Of The Embellishments From "The Easter Basket Die Set"
Cutting Three "Eggs" Out Of Custard, Blush, And Sky Blue Card You Then Added Them To Your
"Easter Basket" Then You Wished To Add Greenery And Using Your Extremely Versatile Cutting Dies
You Decided To Use "The Chrysanthemum Die" Once Cut Out You Cut Into Pieces, And Added Around
Your Eggs To Embellish, You Cut Out "The Beautiful Easter Bunny" From Dark Brown Card And Placing
Outside The Basket With A Couple Of Extra Eggs And Greenery, Adding A Blush Coloured Bow From
The Die Set, Also In Blush Card "Happy Easter" Sentiment Placing On A Mat/Layer Of White On White
With Your Signature Piercing. This Card Just Shows Once Again How Versatile Your Cutting Dies Are.
Today's Card Is "Stupendous" I Love The Whole Aspect Of Today's Card Thank You For Sharing
Sorry For Boring You Mentioning This Everyday, But You Do Inspire Me Each And Every Day And I Truly
Appreciate That, Thank You So Very Much.
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Sue Lots Of Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, WOW!! I Love, love, love, today's card, especially the beautiful Frame.
I have resisted the basket so far, I think resistance is now futile.
Between your stunning card and John's fantastic Demos, it's a must have.
June you and your sisters must have caused some fun & games at school.
Pam Grandchildren are such little treasures. I often wish we could "bottle" the treats and memories they give us.
We could open them on any down days. Thank you again for another wonderful summary.
Have a great day everyone.
Patricia xxx

gwen70 said...

Fabulous cards today Sue

Fiki said...

very pretty card!
love it!
hugs

sandy acland said...

A lovely card!

Sandy (tort)

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
See, I always say how versatile your dies are lol! Fabulous card to start the week off with, the basket looks gorgeous 3D or flat!
Hugs x
Heather T

Jackie Durrant said...
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Littlelamb said...

Love this card Sue. So glad I have the basket die but must now get the Chrysanthemum die. It is so versatile. Did guess which die you had used for the grass. Brilliant idea. Thank you. Echoing Pam's comments.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is gorgeous !! The colours 'marry' beautifully and I'm loving your 'foliage' with the eggs, and the beautiful bunny. I notice you are using the Blush card here, have you got Blush card again ??? I hope so !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

barbara macaskill said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the "chocolate" bunny and the "flower" greenery is genius! You are so smart and talented! Great "out of the box" use of the flower die! TFS!

Sue MacFall said...

Really pretty card, love the rabbit die and eggs too. Thank you.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card.
Rosemary xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Today's card is really gorgeous and made me smile! I love the colours , the basket, the oval shapes echoing the egg shapes and that cute little bunny! Ok! I submit - basket on order! Lol! I , too, guessed about the grass being the chrysanthemum fronds but only because I've been following this blog for years! I'm learning!
Heidi - welcome! It's lovely to see you.
June - somehow I just knew your mischief didn't start recently! I've always wished I had a sister! It's a tad late now! Lol .
Laine - Hey Big Spender!! I'm sure you are going to have hours of fun with your new goodies! Keep us posted! What am I saying! ?
After School Clubtoday hence the sheep cutting yesterday! ( Die cutting that is! ) what joy awaits !!
Have a lovely day ladies,
Love to all,
Myra xx


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Easter card. I love your Easter basket die set and the card. The bunny and eggs are so cute. I have the basket set so should start my Easter cards for my grandchildren.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Awesome Easter card. Reminds me of my childhood - so long ago! I did guess correctly that you used your Chrysanthemum die for the grass. I am so pleased your dies are so versatile. Your basket's woven design is fantastic. I like the embossing on that chocolate bunny. When you got a chocolate bunny on Easter morning, did you bite off the bunny ears first? I did!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful Easter card. The colours are beautiful and I love the design. Very good use of the flower die to make the greenery.

Barbara V

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this pretty and fun card, the bunny really does look good enough to eat :-) The basket is so versatile and not just for Easter - it is most definitely on my list.

Laine - are you sure your mum is ok? Not telling Brodie off for fighting and then allowing you free rein with the bank card - I would be calling the doctor in if I were you lol Thanks for letting us know that PP is still with us in spirit even if not in person.

Frances

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Another lovely cute card today. Like others I guessed correctly which die the grass was made from because of your great teachings on how to get the best from each die.

I'm loving the new Tulip twist enbossing folder too.....so many temptations.

Just been to have my stitches removed from my shoulder, and going back tomorrow for more torture, sorry I mean physio. I can't wait to get back to crafting.

Love Helen xxx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous Easter card, so pretty and the little bunny is cute.
I didn't think I would use the basket die but how wrong was I! Its now on the must have list.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue Beautiful Easter card and love the cute bunny. Thank you Helen xx

Pawprintx4 said...

What a charming Easter card. Who wouldn't love to receive such a beautiful card...and a chocolate bunny! Love you made the flowers into grass, Sue.
Everyone, have a great start-up to your week.
Stephanie K
SC?USA

Owlish said...

Lovely Easter card thanks sue Xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue what a gorgeous Easter card I love it I did manage to guess which die you used for the grass very clever though I would never have thought of doing that!

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card sue x I love everything about it especially the chocolate bunny x great idea for the grass x you are so clever sue x
Sorry been awol this weekend had a very busy time at the country music festival and had my birthday too x I was really lucky to receive some more sue dies as pressies so really chuffed and can't wait to play x
I know its a bit late but congratulations to all the lucky winners x
Off to catch up with the cards I've missed and johns shows x hope all are well x
Theresa w xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue a super card to start the week love from Jackie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is gorgeous, love it

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
What a delightful card, the use of white, blush and kraft card give the triple oval frames a very soft gentle look which I love LOTS! The Easter basket filled with its eggs is gorgeous and that little bunny, well he looks good enough to eat! I have been hovering on the brink with this die set but think I'm beginning to fall. They celebrate Easter in a big way here in Germany so I'd best fall quickly.

Pam you got a kiss as well! Lucky you, grandchildren kisses are the best.
June you minx, you must have had a lovely childhood. Do you still get up to mischief?
Crew Trish, be brave, the NEC will be worth it. Hope your daughter is enjoying being here in Germany, we are having fabulous weather, at least in Nuremberg we are.
Suzette, I find biting off the mouth first is best, that way it can't scream
Theresa Happy Belated Birthday.
Heide from Denmark, welcome to Sue's amazing blog, it's best one there is and she has an award to prove it!
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

ursula said...

Oh such a cute card here Sue...those little baskets are just apt for the occasion...luv Ursula xx

Barbara (C) said...

Super cute card show casing a great use of the basket die. Guessed the grass OK as I'm preparing a Wrokshop with it! BarbaraC

Sheila Barns said...

What a lovely card, suitable for young and old.

Nanny Jo said...

I guessed the chrysanthemum die!! :) Love the card...I have the die set and am currently making 18 baskets for my group to decorate and fill! I shall have to find some dark brown card for the chocolate bunnies! Jo x

Dawn Holben said...

OH WOW Sue this is totally gorgeous, i love the basket and the fact it
can be used like this or as an actual basket.
I didn't manage to guess which die you used for the grass but it looks a fab finishing touch.
And i love the bunny and those pretty little easter eggs.
I am hoping to be able to get this die next week.

Theresa Pace said...

such a sweet card. i guessed it was a flower die but not which on, hugs xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love love your Easter card. Great idea how you've used a flower to make the tufts of grass. A great card all round.

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Wow, what a fabulous card! I have a little confession to make....i didn't buy the Easter multibuy on Hochanda the other day because I didn't want the Easter Basket die....i thought that since I don't do Easter cards it wouldn't justify the purchase. This card has made me seriously regret my decision, it is stupendous. I love the composition, the Noble rectangles and ovals have been put to great use...the different coloured layers are fab...the focal element is just so cute, the chocolate bunny and pastel coloured eggs are lovely...the detailing on the eggs is great...and the basket itself is gorgeous with that lattice detailing. A truly inspirational card Sue that has made me seriously reconsider buying this delightful die. Thanksxxx
We had a little visitor today...or at least Brodie did, he has an admirer in the form of 18month old Ailsa who heads straight to our door every time she visits her Gran our neighbour Yvonne. She shouts his name and goes mental with excitement when he appears. Luckily he is great with children and patiently lets her stroke him until he gets bored and runs off with her in hot pursuit, its so sweet to watch the wonder of little ones around animals. His looks have been spoiled by his bare ear though, his war wound, your so right Frances, my Mum has been uncharacteristically cavalier about the matter but i am worried about this becoming a regular occurrence, who knows what other parts of his anatomy are at risk from permanent scarring!
Myra, your after school club sounds like fun, hope you enjoyed yourself. Personally, a room full of pre pubescent youths with scissors, glue and die cut sheep fills me with dread, in fact i am breaking into a cold sweat just thinking about it.......
Saba, kissing your rope is perfectly acceptable, as a young girl i was known for kissing my george Michael and Duran Duran posters such was my appreciation, so i completely understand your impulse:-)
June, my goodness, two sets of twins within 12 months is amazing, your parents deserve a medal for bravery! You must have had so much fun as a child, i always wanted a twin but God saw fit to break the mould when he created me so it was never to be:-)
Carmen, my love of David Tennent and Broadchurch is unparalleled, its back on again at 9pm and i am so excited, i already have my suspicions but i am keeping my cards close to my chest. Okay, pretend that you didn't miss me but i know different....Yvonne's the same, always pretending she's busy when in actual fact she's pining away for the sound of my voice:-)
Elaine, hope your Doctors appointment went well, take carexxx
Tina T and NannaTina, hope you are both well, thinking about you both
P, its lovely to hear that someone appreciates my humour, some will question your taste but ignore them because as long as you can smile i am happy:-) sending my love to you, Harry and your other furbabesxxx
Sending hugs to all my other besties and those that need a little squeezexxx

Crafty love and hugs

Laine1972xxx

STELLA MUNN said...

This is so lovely, Sue that I've finally given in and bought the die!!!!! I thought I could make some little baskets with choccy eggs for the elderly ladies at a club I help with. I can always find an excuse for another one of your dies.......you are so bad!!!!! X

sued99 said...

Lovely Easter card. I guessed right about the grass\flowers!

DeCor said...

A great Easter card. Scary how quickly the year is racing away!

Narrowboat girl said...

A lovely card Sue, I love the Easter bunny. And yes, I guessed the due that you had used to make the grass, probably because I saw it in Hochanda at the weekend

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Beautiful Easter card, very clever the way you created the blades
of grass, you really do make us all think outside the box.

Love Brenda XXX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

What a gorgeous Easter card! I really love the cards with embossing background. Clever use of the chrysanthemum die! The basket die set is on my wish list now.

Pam – At least you understand what I am going thru. Thank you
June – 2 pairs of twins! I have no doubt you had fun. I am wondering how much fun your parents had. Somebody said that “having two sets of twins means quadruple the work, but also four times the love, fun and laughter”. I suppose he’s right!
P' in Wales – Oh, dear, we are kind with each other … in our own way :)
Laine – Am I wrong or you plan to disappear again for a few days to enjoy your new toys? I won’t beg you to come back!

The Kid visited us today. He looks good and he is doing great. This time he came with his girlfriend. She’s so cute. Can you imagine to be 22 years old only and suddenly your boyfriend of a few months to be diagnosed with cancer? It takes a lot of love and strength and determination and devotion and dedication and compassion (you name it) not to run away. Cancer can easily ruin a marriage and pull a family apart. But his girlfriend decided to stay with him and be there for him no matter what. She was the only one beside him at home and at the hospital all these months. They went thru a lot. I just can't imagine how they felt every day, being on their own, in an adoption country with both sides of families’ miles and miles away.
There are not enough words to describe my admiration for this young girl.

Hugs to all,
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest and the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen

Eunice said...

Gorgeous card Sue, yes I did guess that you used the Chrysanthemum die before I read the instructions! Very neat concept, thanks for sharing.

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. Besutiful card xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card, I can imagine using the basket for all types of occasions, love the way you used the Chrysanthemum die.
Di B. x

Sandy H said...

This card is so cute. Lovely colours.
Take care everyone.

SueJ said...

Love this card, so simple and effective.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

I just have to say that this card just makes me "Happy". I love the design and the colors that you have used. The new embossing folder just adds the right touch. And what a clever way to use the Chrysanthemum die, your creativity is unending.

Have a nice day.

Beverly