Saturday, February 27, 2010

Testing! And Easter Eggs

I've tried to set this blog so that anyone can leave me a comment... but a few people have said that it wasn't an option for them or it wouldn't work? I just tweaked the comment settings so could you do me a big favour and leave me a comment on this entry - I want to see whether it actually works! I don't just want to be able to get comments from people who have blogger blogs...

And now here's some goodies for you... yesterday I sat down and made some hearts and easter eggs for a swap.
First the hearts... I cut the shapes with the colluzzle and stamped around the edges with small hearts and flowers. I love those two stamps because they're small enough that they're really delicate. Then I did the romantic quotes. I was going to stamp directly onto the cardstock but there wasn't enough contrast, so I put them on white textured cardstock instead. I matted the top on on some bright pink paper that was the same colour as my background ink, and trimmed the bottom one out. Lastly, I cut some hearts with my cricut - it was hard to cut the purple ones because they're on fairly thin patterned paper. I had to cut a dozen hearts to get five good ones! It's much easier to cut cardstock - paper tears!

And then I decorated my Easter eggs. I wanted to use my cute bunny stamp... so I stamped it and coloured it with my new markers (I got some double-ended artist's markers on clearance for 25c each! They didn't have a lot of colours but I bought every 'light' colour they had...) Then I matted it on some metallic green cardstock. I really wanted to incorporate the carrot paper but it was just too much of a good thing, so I trimmed out a single carrot for the bunny.
Then I made the second egg with the same metallic cardstock in a different colour. I wanted to make it look bright and cheerful and stripy... so I cut the paper and matted it, and finished the egg off with a sequin 'bling'. Isn't that easter bunny cute?

17 comments:

Teresa said...

Hey Karen. lots of great cards here! How's your wrist?

Kim said...

Your cards are beautiful as always!

And let's see if my comment shows up!

Kim

Anonymous said...

Trying, again, Karen. I like!

This is Daniel

Greg Goss said...

Test post, from Greg in Canada, using Safari browser with name/url.

Anonymous said...
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Greg Goss said...

Test post, from Greg in Canada, using Safari browser and name/ no url.

Greg said...

Test post, from Greg in Canada, using Firefox browser and Google identity.

Greg said...

Test repost, from Greg in Canada, using Safari browser and Google identity.

Previous Safari/Google didn't show.

Greg said...
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Anonymous said...

Test repost, from Greg in Canada, using Firefox browser and Anonymous identity.

Greg said...

Opera/Anonymous is apparently hung. It's still hourglassed in that other window.

Greg said...

Safari/Google and Firefox/anonymous each failed once and worked the next time. Opera hung. IE is too unstable on this machine to bother trying.

Joan said...

Hi, I'm Cheetah and I'm leaving a comment. It works -- see!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Karen, It's Sharla from Kansas. I've tried to leave you comments before, but wouldn't take. So hope this works. Figured that it was just us having two computer savy hubby's who had our settings so secure that nothing was getting through. Glad you decided to mess with the settings yourself!

Anonymous said...

Yay! it worked! Sharla

Scrp4me said...

love your bunny stamp and can't wait to color the ones you sent me!

Mary the Digital Knitter said...

Per your request in afca, here's a remark. It seems to work in the normal Google way.