Saturday, 7 April 2012

Happy Easter Again ... Two Easter Cards

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all having a lovely holiday weekend and over-indulging in chocolate goodies. So far my weekend has been eventful but not as anticipated - more later.

I thought I was only going to make the one Easter card this year, but then decided to make one for each of the two babies in the family. Both cards feature a lovely illustration from Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Benjamin Bunny.


This is the first card and here's the second one.


They are both made using the same scalloped card base and patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye.  There's lots of butterflies and polka dots ... you can never have too many of these, in my opinion :) The greetings were generated on my computer.


The insert, like the topper, are from a Crafter's Companion CD.

To make these cards I used:

  • Kanban white scalloped-edged base cards
  • My Mind's Eye, Quite Contrary Summer papers pack - free with Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine  some time last year. 
  • Crafter's Companion, The Tales of Beatrix Potter Vol 3, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
  • Papermania textured card, pink; Inspire Me Card, pastel green; Silver mirri card
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly edge punch; small butterfly punch, small square punch (for greeting)
  • Ribbons, felt flowers and leaves, all from my stash
I decided not to embellish the cards with glitter, gems or pearls as they are intended for babies, and I'm so glad I did because the first thing 15 month old Rhian did was to put her card in her mouth :)

So what has made my weekend so different from expected so far ... well, traumatic actually. My son-in-law, Graeme, was rushed into hospital yesterday evening complaining of chest pains and he was kept him in overnight for assessment and observation. Today he has undergone some more tests and has been diagnosed with angina - he's only 47 so this has been quite a shock for all of us. He's home now with a GTN spray to use when and if he feels the symptoms again and will be returning to the hospital for more tests soon. 

I sometimes think that it never rains but it pours for my family.  Several days ago baby Arihanna was involved in a car accident ... she's only 3 months old! The car she was a passenger in was stationery when another car ran into the back of it. At first it was thought that, although the baby seat had a little bit of damage to it, Arihanna hadn't been injured but later she was found to have suffered some pulled muscles in the jolt and she was in a lot of pain. She's out of hospital and recovering now but we've all been a bit traumatised by the experience. 

On a brighter note, we've seen the youngest grandchildren today, and, of course, our great-granddaughter, Rhian. Tomorrow we are going to wee Arihanna. And on Monday we are visiting friends in Dumfries and Galloway for the day. It's going to be a really busy weekend and hopefully a fun one from now on ... no more shocks, please :)

It's late and I've had a tiring day so I'm off to bed. 

Here's to a good day for you all tomorrow.

Happy Easter,






8 comments:

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Oh, I do hope everyone feels better soon. You've had two terrible scares. Bless your heart. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

The Easter cards are very cute. Maybe they will end up in the baby's book of memories? They are just beautiful.

Hugs,
Kay

Jackie said...

OMG Elizabeth, a traumatic week indeed! I hope all is well now...hugs
Two beautiful cards :o)
Jackie xx

brenda said...

A delightful Easter card Elizabeth, but sorry to read about the family problems.

I've just added my name to your list again, I had a few blog problems and seemed to lose lots of links. Unfortunately it's hard to remember who's missing until I see their name somewhere and it rings a bell.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the Easter break.

B x

Marie-Louise said...

Two marvellous cards Elizabeth. So sorry to hear of all the trauma going on in the family. Hope Graeme and Arihanna feel better soon. Have a Very Happy Easter.

Mrs F said...

Sorry to hear of your family trauma, l hope they both feel better soon.

Two lovely cards, l love Beatrix Potter. I adore the butterfly border, l may have to source one of those myself :)

Have a lovely Easter Day, Rach xx

Helen said...

Oh, I hope everyone recovers well, what a terrible time... take care.

Erin said...

What beautiful, beautiful cards!!!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...I adore Beatrix Potter and her beautiful images...this is super, Benjamine Bunny is a delight...mel :)