Flashback to Easter

Unfortunately too many things went wrong for me to keep my promise and deliver a post just around Easter time but my Godchildren had to have their Easter candle so I went with colored candle, burlap, dried orange slice, cinnamon stick, real chocolate, ribbons and snuck in a bookmark also.

“M” is a sophisticated young lady so a simple arrangement in low-key color combination without many embellishments was what I was going for.

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Pinspired cards

Christmas crafting for me is always… for lack of better word, personal. Everything I make, I make it with somebody in mind. It’s not the case this time around.

I was browsing Pinterest for new ideas and tho card making is not my forte I was mesmerized by designs, colours and versatility. I’ve found greeting cards from oh-so-simple-yet-beautiful, to magnificently layered and complicated, and everything in between.

My time on these boards (christmas cards) inspired me to try and recreate some of these cards myself. If nothing else my friends and family will receive handmade cards for this Christmas.

I think I started out trying to incorporate too much into my card design like embossing folders, inks, modeling pastes and stencils, die-cuts, ribbons etc.

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Then I made a complete 180 and made absolute simplistic cards with only one or two “techniques”.

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Lampada – Easter candle

Being a Godmother is “all” about spoiling rotten the Godchildren – or at least it is for me as I am so very far from them. With my hubby, we’re lucky enough to have three Godchildren, two girls and a boy, siblings.

At Easter time – which in Greece is the most celebrated holiday and this year it’s on the 12th of April – tradition wants Godparents buying special, decorated candles for the children to take to midnight mass on Saturday so they can lit it with the New Light. The church’s courtyard fills up with people holding tall candles in hand and painted red eggs to “toast” when the celebratory “He’s Risen” sounds.

I’m making these candles each year from paper mostly and each year I strive to make something different, unique. Last year it was carrots and poppies,

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