Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Spring has Sprung

A round up of what can be found for Easter around the internet by Jaine Drake

We’ve had a taste of warmer weather and the coats have been off for a couple of days and for most of us we can safely say the winter is over. All those pretty spring flowers are filling the gardens, little lambs are leaping about in the fields and thoughts are on Easter and …..chocolate!  No, I mean crafting, Easter crafting AND chocolate! Perfect combination.

You might be making cards, decorating your table or simply trying to keep the kids happy in the holidays and if you're looking for something to finish off your project, maybe this will help.

Chocolate Baroque always have absolutely gorgeous stamp sets and new for Spring they have some absolutely gorgeous Spring Fairy stamps out. The plates feature spring flowers, butterflies and fairies of course and to go with them are some beautiful border designs too. Each stamp plate is crammed full of pretties which will be a delight to colour and glitter. Simply gorgeous.

If it’s cute chicks and bunnys or country scenes you’re looking for Hobby Art have them all.  There’s a cute set of hens called "Cockadoodledoo" which feature cocks, hens and little fluffy chicks and to add to the spring theme they also have some gorgeous Spring Daffodil stamps.You can find Hobby Art here at the Craft Barn.

For Spring inspired projects you can't go wrong with spring flowers and Imagination Crafts Decoupage stamp sets include Crocus and Snowdrops alongside all the other beautiful botanical, collage style stamps they have in the range. Beautiful for spring cards.

Personally I'm partial to a birdie at springtime and if birdies are your thing too you're going to love the new stamps from Dina Wakley which include a plate of four Scribbly Birds. I found these at The Artist Trading Post along with the other stamp sets in her range. They're going on my wish list.

Maybe it's spring/Easter themed dies you're looking for? Well at the moment Sizzix are having one of their mega sales and among the dies on promotion are a Framelits Die and stamp set (658698) which features a cute chick, eggs and sentiment, a movers and shapers MiniBunny and Bow Set (657486) and a Framelits Die set of 10 Egg dies (658691). The offers are well worth checking out with some at 60% off.

I think my favourite Easter/spring themed stamps have to be the Viva Décor Springtime and Easter Bunnies set sold by Cuddlybuddly.  I love them especially the rabbit shapes filled with flowers. There are other Spring/Easter sets too but I just love this one.

Finally if the kids start giving you trouble, just look for a Hobbycrafts near by and get yourselves down there. The website will tell you where your nearest store is. They have everything from card making to sewing to keep the little ones happy this holiday but if you can't get to one, there is now a Hobbycrafts blog where they have projects and inspiration.

Have a good Easter break and hopefully there'll be some good weather to enjoy too.

Jaine Drake

1 comment:

  1. Lovely post Jaine, I too adore lil' birdies and have been on the look out for gorgeous authentic bird stamps....this sketchy designs are adorable x