Sunday, 17 April 2011

A Spring Sunday



What a beautiful day it is here in Canterbury, and it looks as if the sun is shining on all those inspirational people running the London Marathon, best of luck to them all. 

I have had a real family couple of days, first Friday spent with Ben and Charlie, and yesterday Matthew, Emma and Sam came down, we decided to go to the opening of the New Turner Art Gallery in Margate, so had a very cultural afternoon, as it was the opening day the exhibitions were quite sparse but what we did see was fabulous, especially being able to see and almost touch a Turner IRL, I do hope this is the beginning of the regeneration of Margate, it has been left to become really run down for too long, the beautiful sandy beach is one of the best in the South East but the state of the sea front is just so off putting, empty shops and run down buildings.

After visiting the Art Centre we met up with James, Vicki, Ben and Lucy and took in the lovely party atmosphere.  On the way back home we stopped at a stunning 14th Century Pub and had a real slap up meal, the end of a perfect day.



Having been away from the craft room for 2 days it took a bit of time to get into the mood this morning, but here is a quick card I made whilst watching the Grand Prix and the Marathon.  I have used another of my new Bildmalarna Stamps on this Easter card which I am sending to Mum, the stamp actually has her sitting on an egg, but I couldn’t get the complete image to fit the lovely sketch on Sketch Saturday this week so I have cut her out and 3d her onto the Nestie Ovals.



Copics used:

Flesh E11, E02, E01, E000

Trousers and Hat R02, R01, R00, R000

Egg & Jumper G28, G20, YG11, E41, E40

Flowers and Flat Back PearlsWild Orchid Crafts

Seam Binding and Button– The Ribbon Girl

Nestabilities Scalloped Ovals

Lili of the Valley – Sentiment

Martha Stewart Border Punch, Butterfly  and Leaf Punch

Marianne Designs – Swirl Die

Enjoy the rest of Sunday, and I hope all our friends in the USA have missed the awful spring storms that we have seen pictures of over here.


Jacqui xxx


Larisa said...

Jacqui, nice Eastern card!! Love your colouring so much! The details are very nice too))) The sparkling egg looks fantastic too)
hugs. Larisa. xx

Marion said...

Hi Jacqui, Lovely Easter card and adorable image. Gorgeous colour combo and layout. Have a great day.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Jacqui, really sweet image and lovely colours.
Sounds like you've had a lovely weekend, I hope you enjoy the what's left.
Sarah xx :0)

Marie-Anne said...

What a lovely Eastern card!


Sarah said...

Just beautiful Jacqui, love the image and colours. Sounds like you've been having a lovely time x

heidy said...

Oh wow Jacqui what a lovely card!
Hugs Heidy

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a adorable image and your card is fabulous.

greetings karin

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jacqui fabulous Easter card she looks so cute and so pretty, you seem to have found some images I missed last week and they are gorgeous. with hugs Shirleyxx

Mau xx said...

Lovely card Jaqui, Love the 3D effect and the sparkly egg is great. Love the papers too xx

Helen said...

Stunning card.

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Jacqui,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Glad you had a lovely couple of days out. Super card, love the pink and green. Marianne x

Christine L said...

Oooh Jacqui - love all those deliciious pinks!
Christine x

Arline said...

Gorgeous card! Love the image and the flowers and flourish really finish the card off well!x

Ribbon Girl said...

Beautiful Easter Card - your Mum will love it! Gorgeous colours and I love the swirls and the flower blossoms - really pretty. Your weekend sounds fab! Hugs from Mary G x

Sassylassy said...

Hello my dear! Sounds like you had a great time, that's wonderful! Your card is so charming, I love the image and the colors you chose are so yummy. I can't wait to get my hands on those new flowers.
Hugs Bonnie

Berni said...

Such a cutie, love it.

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a sweet and beautiful card Jacqui. The image is so cute and your colouring is great.
Hugs Jacqueline

Diane said...

This is so gorgeous, Jacqui and absolutely fabulous colouring!
Lovely to hear about your great time with the family!
Diane x

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Jacqui I love these images they are so cute. The colours, design and embellishments look awesome.
Lorraine x

Bente said...

Oh, wow such a gorgeous card, lovely colors and details. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week.
Hugs, Bente

fatmonica said...

What a lovely card!Great image and I love the colours!

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