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3/27/2016

Happy Easter Ribbit

Good afternoon and a most Happy Easter to you all.  How fast this year is speeding past us.

So many of you chuckled at the reference to my Crapalanche desk pile, and I mentioned that the bloginition came from Hettie, but I didn't provide a link (was writing the post in a hurry.) I did want to give all the credit for that amazingly apt description to Miss Hettie of Hettiecraft, so am providing a link to her delightful blog. She also shares good stories and funny jokes, along with her amazing crafting projects...so do pop over to say Hi to Hettie, and at least let her know you appreciate her witty description of our 'piles of schtuff'.

Ok...the only card I got finished for Easter & I'll bet you know who it was for (a hint: I finished it about 1am this morning.) Smack me for being so lazy of late. (Nope, doubt that will help the problem, but go ahead anyway!)

 
 
- think the image was a Whippersnapper one (it's been colored so long I forget! & yes the stamp is probably still in the 'other pile' waiting to be stored - somewhere!)  His eyes, the egg, the brush and his bow tie have glossy accents. When that was put on the eyes, his little eyeballs - which had been enhanced with a black marker - began to smear. Hence the wobble eyes, which the recipient liked best of all. This image was purchased exactly for this Sweet Person and yes, he did realize that.
 
- S/B die cut using a created background, done on watercolor paper, so used the metal plate for intricate die cutting and with a couple of passes, it worked great. The paper was a smooshed project, using various materials, one of which was some Inca gold.. you can see little spots of the gold in the frame. 
 
- S/B Fleur de Lis border die (thought it looked ok with the square die's shape) cut from the same w/c paper.
 
- Since the inside has a snippet oval with the sentiment stamped upon it, and since the image had the Easter Ribbit, decided to skip any sentiment on the front!
 
I am so happy all of you liked the new Spring look, and now I'm off to do some afternoon visiting, before we get presentable to go out for an Easter dinner with relatives. I hope that you are able to enjoy the day with your loved ones as well.
 
Oh yes, I'll snap a pic of the rehung swing & share soon. It looks the same as it did before, just a bit more 'weathered', even though it was placed under a tarp for the winter, and placed alongside the wall at the front of the house. Of course right now, we have yellow pollen everywhere, so if you sit outside, you best wipe off the surface first.
 
Big hugs, & thanks for visiting this afternoon.


33 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh this made me smile Mary...what a brilliant stamp. Hope you have a lovely afternoon xx

Gerrina said...

The colouring looks great! But better get some sleep? As long as the reciever appriciates the card...it was worth, don;t you think?
Love the Springbanner! Enjoy the rest of the Easterweekend!

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous fun image and a great design, brilliant colouring.

Kath x

Donna Ellis said...

Cutest Easter Ribbit ever! LOL

Love LOVE the image! Your coloring is fantastic and the googly eyes really bring out his personality! It's a fun, happy delightful card, Mary! Hope you have an enjoyable week! Hugs, de

pam said...

Fabulous card make Mary, fantastic colours on this great image, love the card design.
Pam x

Loll said...

So adorable and I bet Mr. had a big chuckle when you gave it to him. :) Happy Easter! xx

Lisa said...

Heehee, he's so sweet, Mary!! I love his googly eyes!! You colored him perfectly!! I hope you have a happy and blessed Easter my friend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

jimlynn said...

That would probably be a little tiny bit late for me to be up working on a card, but I'm glad you did - and I bet "you know who" was too! As cute as can be! Love the image!!! Very pretty the way you framed him out too! CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!
Hope y'all had a good Easter!
Lynn

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh I do love the crooked cute eyes!!

Cheers
Dr Sonia

Birgit said...

This card is so cute and love the pun. I love the backing and style of the card. Your colouring is great!

brenda said...

A real fun Easter Bunny Mary, lovely fresh colours and loving his little googly eyes, what a great addition.

Not sure if you have Easter Monday over there as a bank holiday like us, but if you do have a great day.

B x

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Another lovely card and I am sure your hubby loved it.

Hope you have a good week. Sue

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, what a super fun card, your colours are smashing and love your choice of dies, Kate x

scrAPpamondo said...

Ah ah ah!!! :D How fun is it?? I haven't ever seen a camuflage so hilarius, this frog makes me laught a lot! You have made a fab work with this stamp! Love his eyeballs and you have coloured him so well!! Beautiful blue background and great frames and border, they give a some serious feel to the card, love the contrast with the image!
Hugs!

Pat said...

This is a really fun image and I love the pretty SB dies you have used with it Mary and the black mat makes it stand out beautifully against that blue base card colour. Enjoy your family Easter dinner too. x

Marilyn said...

Adorable card!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Great colouring Mary my friend! LOVE that adorable cross eyed rabbit (he's obviously been painting far too many eggs). I hope you're having a good Easter my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a fun card Mary. Love your little Ribbit guy! Who doesn't love frogs? His googly eyes are perfect - always make for a fun card! Love the frame too. We've all been caught short of time. At least your hubby got one!! Mine barely got his BD card on Friday!

SARN said...

Hi Mary

Love your Easter Ribbit card.

Also love your new look blog and your pretty signature.

HAPPY EASTER TO YOU

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Brenda in IN said...

Cute card and image and your colored it so pretty. The addition of eyes made it adorable!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Cute card. If you are only going to get one done it might as well be as sweet as thing one. As for Crapalanche, I've heard that one before but didn't realize it was from Hettie. I knew I'd seen it someplace. My friend refers to her craproom all the time (instead of craftroom). She says it so subtly you hardly notice.

Redanne said...

I must try and remember that word, it is so funny! I love your card Mary, the blue background is so pretty and the image is so, so cute... Happy Easter Monday to you and hubby! Hugs, Anne xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the sweet image
Kevin xx

Bonnie said...

Love this image and I know it brought a chuckle! Enjoy the pollen! I'm learning not to wear black outside! It has yellow streaks when I come in. But those green leaves are a welcome sight! Hope you had a great Easter!

Maxine D said...

What a sweet card Mary - and I am so glad the recipient enjoyed it :-)
Blessings
Maxine

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Mary this made me smile I adore that cute fun frog with his bunny ears and goggle eyes, lol, I also love the die frames you have used and colours it is fabulous
hugs
lorraine x

Petra Swart said...

Oh, this is so cute and adorable, Mary!!!! Love that sweet little guy with his googly eyes!!! He is perfectly framed with the beautiful die cuts and the strip at the bottom is lovely!!! Really cute!!!
Hugz

Daffodil Cards said...

Great card, love the image and and the wobbly eyes.

What causes the yellow pollen?

Brenda said...

OMGosh Momma Mary, I am so loving this adorable card! I know who it is for and I bet he loved it too. That frog just doesn't get any cuter in my opinion. I love his google eyes, so that was a happy mistake! Love the border and the mats you used too. Hugs, Brenda

Pia S said...

Hehe,what a fantastic, fun image! This is so to my taste, humorous and cute, perfect for a man paired up with blue paper. Great job!

Kim Heggins said...

LOL....this is just fabulous. I love your sweet rabbit/frog, just adorable as can be.

Olga Fink said...

What a super adorable card Mary!
Happy belated Easter!
xoxo Olga

Sandy said...

So cute - so funny and I am so far behind!
Sandy xx