07 January 2012

Gearing Up for Easter!

Shocked, amazed stunned even - to see Hot Cross Buns and chocolate Easter bunnys available for sale at the supermarket yesterday!  Haven't really even recovered from Christmas yet!

But if it's good enough for merchandisers to be preparing for Easter then it's a good enough excuse for me to start Easter crafting!  So, given our summer is so wet, rainy and dismal at the moment, I took a few hours today to indulge in some guilt free crafting time (after the housework was all done and washing folded and put away of course!).

It was also a good excuse to use some of my beautiful Easter images from Pion Design.  I decided to create a tryptych card today, and I thought I'd share it with you...click the pics below to get a closer view.

Bazzill Card stock
Girls Paperie paper
Pion Design Bunny image
Prima vine
Stick from the garden
Pink feather fluff
Seam binding that I hand dyed myself
Watch face (one of many that my generous manufacturing jeweller gave to me)
Lace (unknown)
Tea Dye Distress Ink (lots of!)
Kaiser Pearls

If you haven't checked out the incredible vintage styled papers from Pion Design (Swedish for Peony which also happens to be my all time favourite flower - alas it's too warm to grow them here in Auckland) then click the link above to view their blog and spend some time browsing through some vintage goodness.

Happy New Year to you all.


Sandie Edwards said...

Hi Maggie, lovely to see your comment on my blog, so pleased you were able to work out what-ever was the problem. Blogger can be a bit nightmarish at times..
Like yourself, I was shocked that hot-cross-buns were available within 3 days of Christmas being over with. Nice we have so many months to endulge in such yummy treats (for me it is Red Tulip chocolate)... here comes come extra kilo's!
Your card is really beautiful, the shape, the colours, how you used Pion Designs papers/etc.... jealous you have a stockist obviously near you.. :-) I've not attempted a tryptych card, off now to look 'that' word up!!!
I do hope the blogging world will see more of your lovely creations, I know I am looking forwards to seeing 'more'...
Sandie x

Lisa S. said...

This is SO pretty Maggie, I absolutely love this and that you try new techniques and card folds. Love your inspiration!!!