Friday, 20 March 2015

Just Add Eggs / Ovals

The Seasons are well and truly changing - though we had a short lived return to Summer yesterday with a lovely 33 degrees - quickly followed by a storm and a little rain - so maybe not quite Summer again after all ;-) 
And it's also hard to believe that Easter is only just a couple of weeks away!! So it's a fabulous suggestion by Nikki that this week's challenge at Just Add Ink is to "Just Add Eggs / Ovals
 Of course please don't feel limited to making an Easter themed project - ANYTHING using ovals or eggs is the idea of this challenge!!  So I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and see all the wonderful and varied creations that the Team have made to inspire you this week.

I decided to do an Easter themed oval - with a total of 3 Nieces and 1 Nephew so far (as surely the numbers need to even up a little lol?! ) this doting Aunty from afar is getting ready to post some chocolate love back home to New Zealand. And I've had the pleasure of meeting them all but the youngest who is only 8 weeks old ;-) 


This cute little box in a bag is made using the Mini Treat Bag Framelit. I saw a video by Linda Parker to expand the bag using 2 pieces cut with the largest of the bag dies. Detailed instructions are in Linda's video although I will look at putting together a quick and easy photo tutorial over the next couple of days. Suffice to say the little Lindt bunny fits inside perfectly and I added some Window sheet to give it the strength needed to stand the rigours of going through the mail :-)


Card stock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Gold Foil Vellum, Window Sheet
Designer Series Paper: In Colour stack, Gold Foil Designer Vellum 
Inks: Versamark, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizazz
Stamps: Flower Patch, Seasonal Wishes (long retired)
Accessories: Big Shot, Oval Framelits, Gold EP, Gold Sequin Trim, Gold and Silver Mini Clothes pegs, Calypso coral Ribbon (Saleabration)




Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the wonderfully varied projects the Team have made to inspire you! And I look forward to seeing what you will make this week with either eggs or ovals - or maybe even both :-0

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan


10 comments:

  1. Yum this is adorable Jan! They will be thrilled, at least the 2 oldest one...LOL ... I doubt the little one will care this year! I sure hope they arrive safe and unbroken. So I should start this one right away as to not miss the deadline again! ;-(

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    1. Thank you Louise! Yes, might try and squeeze some bubble wrap in there too ;-) Yes- so sad you missed out on the deadline last week but it seems you may have a head start on those Down Under this week ;-)

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  2. You've rocked this challenge Jan! A beautiful Easter treat bag and your colours are beautiful too. But the star for me is that tag, it's just divine....LOVE IT! xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Nikki :-) xxx

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  3. That big oval window is perfect Jan - it's very important to have glimpse factor for Easter so you can see all the shiny glimmering foil and know the promise of chocolate is not far behind :) I might add the tag is just as yummy as the chocolate! x

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    1. You're so right Kim - as long as we know the chocolate is there :-) Thanks so much! xx

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  4. Jan, this is totally gorgeous. The bag is perfect for that yummy Lindt bunny & so very pretty. Love the lgold detail (reminding me again of that bunny), really lovely flower & the two tag layers &... I love it all! What lucky neices & nephew. Inky hugs, D

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    1. Thanks so much Di - it was fun to do and I will get around to the little tutorial - just been a bit busy with our Sally back at the Vet but hopefully tomorrow will be the day :-) xx

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  5. I love this, Jan! What a cute treat! The colors are so Springy. I love all the layers on your embellishment! Thanks for inspiring!

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  6. Gorgeous presentation of Easter treats,Jan!!! Love it & perfect for Easter!! I am so glad I got the bag because I am going to case it!!! Thanks again Jan!!! - Katerina

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