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An Easter Pinata

I love gift giving and this is a really fun way to give a present - it's like a present inside of a present!  The outside looks cute enough on its own and then you find the treats inside!!

This totally cute Pinata box can be found at My Scrap Chick.  All I had to do was print out the template and then cut out the pieces.

I added the exterior decorations, ribbon and eye for fun, and to give it a real pinata look.

Here's the box when it's closed - it has ruffles on the top and purple box legs.

When you open the box you find all the treats! I got these choccies at Aldi.

I've joined the following challenges:

Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

Bunnies & Chicks

I discovered the cutest clip-arts ever at My Scrap Chick! They are absolutely gorgeous, full of colour and print beautifully in any size that you need.

I printed them on card and carefully cut each of them out.  I glossed the chick's beaks and the bunny's noses.  I then used some glitter fluff on the grasses in each picture.

Each clip art pack comes with 6 images, the Easter Chicks are so cute with their eggs and poses, the Easter Bunnies have baskets and umbrellas too.

I created my card out of pastel cardstock, layered more pastels and then some Easter themed patterned paper.  This card is fabulous for using scraps.

I added doodled borders to each of the matts before adhering the clip art, then added some butterfly and carrot stickers.

I love how this card sits and displays all of the pictures. The My Scrap Chick pictures are the icing on the cake!  Oh and I nearly forgot - I added some wee pom poms to 2 of the bunnies and dotted some bling around too.

I have joined the following challenges:

Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (w)
Come and get it - Anything Goes (w)
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes (2w)
Eclectic Ellapu - Easter (m)
Card Mania Challenge - Pastels (m)

Peeps for my peeps!

I made the most wonderful discovery today while shopping at Big W - they have Peeps!!  When I first discovered Peeps my friends in the US very kindly sent me some so that my girls could try them.  I just think that they are super cute, and I just love anything that is a bunny.

The Peeps I found were small yellow ones, and the large white ones that you can see to the left.  I then found some awesome tags and a gift idea for Easter.

You can find the tags {here} so that you can print some off yourself and surprise someone with a home-made gift.

Along with the Peeps, you'll need some colourful paper straws, plastic gift bags and ribbon or twine.

All I did was put a bunny in a cello bag, then insert a straw through the middle of them (it's easier to do it with the bunny in the bag, that way you don't get sugar all over you).  I then cut a piece of contrasting ribbon and tied the bag shut around the straw.  On the last tieing of the ribbon I added the tag.  And you're done! A super easy gift that looks great.

I imported the picture of the tags into Word, resized to the size I wanted and printed.

They didn't stay wrapped for long!

Imagine a whole basket full of peeps! Happy Easter!

I've added my peeps to the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything goes (m)

A little mermaid

Having 2 girls, I always have little mermaids in my house - Sophia actually has a blue tail that she wears swimming!

I found this gorgeous mermaid at Imagine That Digi Stamp. She comes as coloured and outlined images with several sentiments.

I coloured her up with my Copics and then added some pretty sea themed sprinkles, gloss and a sparkly heat embossed tail.  I then layered the image with sea themed papers and ribbon.  I tucked in some brads, silver cord and fine wrinkled ribbon.

There she is, swimming on by in all her sparkly glory.  I doodled the border around the image to help it stand out a little better.  

I curled the edges of the starfish's legs to add dimension to the image.

I have joined the following challenges:

Imagine That Digi Stamp - Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craftroom - 3x Design Papers
Craft Rockeet Challenges - Make it Feminine

Happy St Patrick's Day

It's St Patrick's Day! That means the little fellow to the left might just be visiting your house and creating all sorts of mischief.  I've heard he turns your milk green, leaves green footprints on your toilet and will evade any traps you might have left out!

I captured this cute Leprechaun fleeing from 2 Cute Ink. I'm part of the 2 Cute Ink monthly club and get special club only digis - pop over and check it out!

I coloured up my image with my Copics, and embellished with a touch of gold sparkling cardstock (the buckle on his hat), some bling and a brad.

I stacked the image on layers of cardstock, some scalloped washi, a game card from Tanya Leigh Designz and some tickets.

Tanya Leigh Designz game square packs come with 4 different game squares and a total of 8 squares.  They're made of cardstock so they're great for all sorts of projects.  The washi tape is actually yellow, but it's quite transparent and turned green.

I have joined the following challenges: 

2 Cute Ink - Anything Goes (m)
Cardz TV - Anything Goes (w)
The Crafter's Cafe - Sketch (2w)
The Paper Players - Colour Challenge (w)
Fairytale Challenge - Fav colour combo (w)
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything goes / gems (2w)