Tuesday, 23 March 2010


So, I've had a week since starting this blog to have a think how to approach this and im not much wiser. Been reading lots of blogs and loving them, yet no idea what I want mine to be like. So I'll just give it a go and try different things and hopefully I'll get a loada feedback from you guys and take it from there.
Got loads of great ideas of things to make and try but there's never enough time in the day. Though I have been very productive yesterday. Maybe a little late (I'm sure everyone else made their easter cards months ago) but I made about 20 cards yesterday for various birthdays and of course easter. A friend asked me if I could make her 10 so of course I didn't want to disappoint so I got cracking.
I've had them felt bunnies from paperchase in my drawer for a year now but was never sure how to use them so I forced myself to do something with them.

So I tried out a few things (check out all other cards in my flickr gallery) and eventuall came up with this.

I wanted to steer away from the fluffy bunny, pastel coloured easter theme I thought I had to go with just because that's what most easter cards in the shops look like. It's quick and it's simple. I'd like to make a few more of those but add to them, stamped backgrounds, distress ink, make it more arty. I have recently bought 7 sets of Tim Holtz stamps (bargain!!!) and haven't even taken them out the packaging yet. So maybe they could come in handy. Any new variations on the card I will post here so watch this space. Ideas welcome.

The other thing I've been looking forward to trying out was an easter seal stamp from Catslife Press. It caught my eye when I was browsing their website recently. (In fact so many stamps recently caught my eye I have spent most of my wages online and now eagerly awaiting the arrival of my parcels from the US).

I've come up with 2 ways to use it, yet again if I had more time to craft I'm sure there is endless possibilities.

So yeah, thats my creations for the week. I really hope to be exploring some metal stuff and embossing and things on monday when I have time. I enjoy looking at all sorts of altered art projects and really wanna give it a go but I'm a very neat and tidy person, I don't know if I could be messy although that's the look I like. I hope to be experimenting with these pencil tubs and little kraft notebooks.

So I hope you check back for the results. Thanks for reading!!


  1. I love your little felt bunnies, so cute! And great cards, you are a very fast card maker! Your friend will love them!

  2. Hi Anika! Congratulations with your new blog! Thanks for signing up as a follower to mine and for your kind comments! Well this blog world is so much fun but very time-consuming, too. The funny part is that you "meet" so many new friends with the same passion for stamping and cardmaking as yourself - and the you find such great inspiration when bloghopping! Good luck to you!
    Greetings from Denmark