Apr 19, 2014

very healthy egg

there is no need to be biased against eggs anymore,
once we've learned they are actually healthier to eat than we used to think,
yet i think ascorbic acid is what really rocks in terms of nutrition! ;)

traditionally, this is the day for decorating eggs for easter in easter(n) europe :)


supply list: egg (painted in this case) + flower punch by dp craft + pills substituting brads

Apr 18, 2014

hen & egg

this egg was meant to be a gift tag, yet my boyfriend missed his chance to use it ;)
so i added the hen, changed the sentiment and repurposed the tag itself


patterns by me (laser print on regular paper)
hand-cut egg
hen from this blog (photoshopped)

and it says 'with easter bonhomie'


and i'm taking part in this 'egg or hen?' challenge :)
as you can see my hen is a tad smaller than the egg...
the point is this is a dinosaur egg, which kind of explains who managed to came along first ;)

Apr 17, 2014

twin bunny

this cute mushroom (or wet cement?) paper: paint chip
same bunny die as yesterday
same egg die, too, by sizzix
neon yellow ribbon from 99 cents store
-- one day i'll buy them all ...;) --

i use liquid sealant called fray check (produced by dritz) to prevent ribbons from fraying
i like this method best, over nail polish and heat
these are competitors available out there, but a little bottle will last me a long time, so... :)

Apr 16, 2014

backyard photo session continues

polka dot pattern by me
chocolate bunny die by poppystamps
pale "misty" background paper: paint chip
(martha stewart, but i can't recall which particular one :)))

i made the flower of corrugated cardboard using rose creations die set by spellbinders
(i rolled the cardboard flat in my cuttlebug)

Apr 15, 2014

lemon egg

chevrons by me
paper of which both the egg and its frame are made: paint chips
dies: joy!crafts & sizzix
circle punch by woodware

Apr 14, 2014

bunny no 3 & freebies

papertrey ink raspberry fizz (base) + orange craft foam from dollar store + sage paint chip
metal stickers by mark richards
die by joy!crafts

i bought this raspberry fizz paper from pti a couple of weeks ago
and i must say the color rocks :)

and yes, i have neon embroidery threads :))) 
this set actually


still wanna make a last minute card? :)
i've got a freebie for you, save it with a right-click
and you should get a hi-res bunny (bigger than those guys you see below)
you may also start with 'open in new tab'


in case you've missed the last-week easter chick: this way please

Apr 13, 2014

bunny again

same bunny as on friday, laser printed (wrong side of envelope paper)
fonts: monika & scriptina

unlike the previous card this one was made ages ago ;)

Apr 11, 2014

neon spring

flower: deconstructed H&M hairpin
neon yellow paper: sticky note (from 99 cents store)
 bunny: agence eureka's blog
splendid es font (slightly damaged altered)
all is laser printed

i know the very first photo is kinda dark, but i love how neons pop out at dusk :)

Apr 10, 2014

recent take

so this one was made a short while ago -- previous ones are voices from the past ;)

sorry i snapped photos in the afternoon light, presenting quite poor photography skills freely ;)))
i'm taking a class soon, btw!

neon-yellow ribbon from 99 cents store (very bright in person)
base paper: fine linen from papertrey ink

Apr 9, 2014

third take

hand cut egg around a template
paper punches: dp craft (previously dalprint)
check pattern by me

Apr 7, 2014

yellow chicken

hand cut egg around a template I made myself again
paper punch: dp craft (previously dalprint)
check pattern by me

chicken from agence eureka blog (sorry, I've lost a direct link)
processed in Illustrator, laser printed and hand colored with letraset markers


and now, this is a high-resolution illustration you can print yourself 
right-click and save it and you'll get the large one
or 'open in new tab' beforehand

from me to you just because ;)


thanks for your kind words when I was far away
and whoa! this scheduled 'serial' publication really works! :)

Mar 11, 2014

spring sequins

suprisingly, it takes even 8 hours to make such an egg
(ca 10 cm long that is around 4") 

for my best friend again, so not tedious, just evoking some meditative kind of moods :)

styrofoam + regular pins + regular sequins, 5 mm or so

Mar 8, 2014

flowery egg

i made this ornament for my best friend some time ago
using a ceramic (resin?) ornament as a frame

spray painted and embellished with paper-punch flowers on both sides
punch: dp craft

Mar 6, 2014

yellow spring

punches: flower by dp craft frond by marta stewart
fonts: scriptina (i changed the tails though) & monika
vintage illustrations were photoshopped and laser printed
(the rooster was found on agence eureka blog)

Mar 3, 2014

dingbats egg

martha stewart's sheep (unfortunatelly discontinued) and frond punches

i cut the egg out with scissors around the template i made myself
(i've been on the look out for some nice metal dies since forever...
just don't love the shape of the popular ones)

i used a dingbat from fleurons font to create this pattern