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Do you remember snail mail?

Do you remember the excitement of getting snail mail? I used to have Pen Pals as a girl and loved getting fancy stationery, photos and even coins in the mail from them.  Now it's all emails and text messages - it's fast, but it's not as fun.

I saw this cute little snail and instantly thought of good ol' snail mail.  So I made a tag to add to my next project.

This tag started as a piece of green cardstock.  I trimmed it to make a tag shape and then added the printed image.  If you want a cute little snail you can find it at Kinda Cute - I added the googly eyes and coloured him up in delicious greens and shiny browns.  Then I created some 3D slime using Glossy Accents.  I added some bubbles to the "slime" by heating it with my heating gun.

I haven't used fibers in a long time, and tags are the perfect excuse to use lots of them!  I went for lots of colours to accent the greens in the tag.

Ride your tricycle

Isn't he cute? I don't do enough little boy cards - having girls in my house, there's not a lot of little boys to buy for, or celebrate.  My "son" is a very large, boisterous and loud German Shepherd, and he enjoys all the attention he can get!

So today I'm enjoying a bit of colouring and thinking of all the wonderful things little boys get into.

This little fellow is from Kinda Cute and he's enjoying a ride on his little tricycle with his trusty bunny pal.

I coloured him using my Copics and then glossed the wheels and his visor.  I added the sentiment as a little flag on the back of the tricycle.

I created my card with some brightly coloured papers, some bold colours and some cute jelly beans stickers.  I created a band across the card using some rainbow washi tape and doodled some borders with a fine black pen.

I have joined the following challenges:

Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes (w)
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges - Anything Goes (w)
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Add a sentiment (2w)
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything Goes (2w)

Lots and lots of Easter Eggs

I have an invisible Easter Egg muncher in my house.  No one will own up to eating them so I can only assume it's the Easter Egg muncher! I put out the little eggs, I take some photos and BAM! as soon as I turn my back they're gone!  I actually had to brave the crazy crowds to buy a "top-up" bag!

So here is my card - with little eggs (for now) lol

I've used a Whimsie Doodles image for this card, and coloured it with my Copics.  I accented the eggs she's holding with Stickles for a little sparkle and some gloss for her eyes, bow and shoes.

I layered patterned paper in Easter colours, also using my edge punch and some Doodlebug Design stickers.

I added some little green bling dots and some doodling for the borders.  I love adding borders, it really finishes off the card.

I have added my card to the following challenges:

Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes (2w)
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything goes (w)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes (w)
Crafty Card Makers - Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs (2w)

It's almost Easter

Can you believe it's almost Easter! It's almost school holidays for my girls too, so that means lots of crafting, playing at the park and movie marathons!

Today I have a sweet little card for you, lots of bright Easter colours and a cute little chick image from Kinda Cute by Patricia.

I added lots of Doodlebug stickers to the little chic's nest, glossed up her spots and coloured her brightly with my Copics.  She's also surrounded by some doodled borders, a bright Easter bow and some tiny little brown bunny brads.

I typed out the sentiment myself to add to the card and also used my punch to create the lacy border.

Easter colours are my favourite, they're so bright and cheerful!

I have joined the following challenges:

Hiding in my Craftroom - Any holiday (w)
Just us Girls - Photo Week (w)
Crazy 4 Challenges - Child theme (w)
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenges - Anything Goes / Easter (w)
Cute Card Thursday - Easter (w)

Little Peter Rabbit

You remember the song right? "Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose...." well I used to sing that to my kindy children all the time, they loved the hand actions and movements and I loved being able to incorporate my love of bunnies in anything that I do lol.

We're not allowed bunnies as pets here in Queensland, Australia.  They're considered a pest and there are huge fines if you're caught with one.  We even have a rabbit proof fence that spans the entire length of Western Australia with smaller fences along it!

Well I managed to spot a Peter Rabbit bunny in a Build-a-Bear shop and absolutely wasn't going to leave without one.  I can't wait for the movie to come out, so I thought I'd make my own Peter Rabbit/ Easter Bunny mix for Easter!

I used a template from My Scrap Chick and adapted it a little so that it had the same eyes as Peter, and of course his little jacket. I also added the furry tail.

What do you think? Did he steal your heart too - along with my Easter eggs?

So there you have them - Big Peter and little Peter.  I distressed the edges of all the paper elements on my Belly Box so that they looked a little furry and I added some wiskers.

I have joined in the following challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (w)
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes (2w)
Love to Craft - Anything Goes (m)
Cardz TV - Anything Goes (w)
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Easter Character & Why
Simon Says Stamp - Easter Inspired (w)
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Is Any Bunny There? (w)