Sunday, April 13, 2014

More Lollydoodle - Easter Cards 3 & 4

Next week is Resurrection Sunday celebrating Christ's resurrection from the dead after the sinless Son of God took the punishment for our sins by His death on the cross. Traditions in our family made Easter a very special day. Schools were closed on Good Friday. We cleaned the house until it was spotless. We always got a new dress, Easter hat, white shoes, and little white gloves to wear to church. Early Sunday morning we'd find big baskets of candy with chocolate bunnies, have Easter egg hunts around the house. Then we went to church where we'd sing "Low in the Grave He Lay" and "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" written by Charles Wesley.  Here's another performance of the first hymn. After church we had big family dinners. My mother would decorate with white Easter lilies and hand out Easter cards. Remembering those days fills my heart with joy! I want my cards, as well as my life, to reflect the priceless gift of our Savior.

Here are two more of the cards I made for family using the Close To My Heart Lollydoodle paper pack. I find it really fun to try to use all of the designs in the pack for the ladies who come to my card workshop. Mixing the Pear green design with the Juniper dotted paper had a surprising result. I used the retired Lovely Lily stamp colored with Copic markers, punched with a scalloped oval punch and pop dotted on a white doily I cut using the Cricut.

 I combined the Juniper paper with some Cotton Candy pink, Slate gray cardstock, and lavender ribbon. The cross is from a Spellbinder die and the butterfly is from a Martha Stewart punch. I added additional dots using the new CTMH dots embossing folder.  I stamped one of the sentiments from the CTMH stamp set Greatest Love.

The inside of the card has the sentiment from Word Art Wednesday this week.

May God bless you as you celebrate Resurrection Sunday. May you truly enjoy His amazing gift!

I'm sharing these cards with the following challenges:
All Sorts #254 - Spring blossoms
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Easter
Created with Love Challenge #79 - Easter
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Easter
Kitty Bee Designs/Aloha Friday Challenge #8 - Easter
Open-Minded Crafting fun #8 - Easter or pastel colors
Paper Creator's Crafts #22 - spots and dots
Pumpkin Spice #67 - anything Easter
Sunflower Fields Design April Challenge - spring or Easter
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - flowers


Sharla said...

Beautiful cards and such a lovely scripture! Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun!!
sharla~ :)

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Both cards have serious character. The Lily and ribbon are magnificent, the lavender ribbon and that open cross are all magnificent.Thank you for joining us this week and for posting your awesome art in our Word Art Wednesday challenge. Blessings, Carole

AlsA said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for joining us at Sunflowerfield Designs Challenge.

rachel said...

beautiful cards you have made showing gorgeous colours and wonderful designs - thankyou for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck! Hugs Rachel xx

brenda said...

Your creations are lovely Vicky and just perfect for my Spring Blossoms theme, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x (I have a Grand Calibur to be won here )

Chris said...

Very beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Both cards are beautiful. Thanks for joining the Created with Love Challenges.
Linda K. DT

Judy Corner said...

These are lovely! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' and Good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

Susan Kennedy said...

Gorgeous!!! I was just thinking I need to a nice Easter card that is about the real part of the season. Your creation is beautiful!!! I love it!! Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

fabulous cards! Love all the great die cuts you have used on these cards!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I have a great giveaway so don’t forget to join in  Crafting Vicky giveaway post said...

Two beautiful cards, Thank you for joining us over at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison DT xx

Larelyn said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing at OMCF.

Sarah said...

Beautiful cards Vickie. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Spring Blossoms challenge x

Sammy said...

Lovely cards both. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x