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3/12/2017

Easter Eggs and Blog Candy

Hi Ya, and Welcome to a Fifth Blogaversary post. YAY! that time sure passed quickly. And how many wonderful friends I've made during the past 5 yrs, and even got to meet a few of you IRL.

First, though, let me welcome 2 new followers:

Donna S of Donna 4 Papercrafting
Cheryl B.
 
 
Thanks so much for becoming new followers. I couldn't find a blog for Cheryl either, so if Cheryl visits here again, and you have a blog, please do let me know! I'll add the link, so that my friends might be able to visit & enjoy your work too!
 
Now...here's today's card, and we'll talk about the blog candy after the card:
 
 
 
 
 -Inky Antics Rabbit & Cart - colored with copics and WoS. Check out the cotton tails on these little bunnies. Eggs came from this set and another clear Easter set.

- various Impression Obsession grass dies cut the layers of grass from differing shades of green snippets.

- used an Inky-licious brush to do some clouds (definitely could use some more practice with my clouds!)

My cleaning & sorting is still ongoing. It's amazing how many duplicate items I've run across...but I hope they can find a home where they can be loved & used (and not forgotten!)
 
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BLOGAVERSARY CANDY RULES 
 
1. Winner(s) must be a follower, who visits when you can...please don't follow just to get the goodies, and thanks. I will mail internationally too.

2. Please post the candy picture on your sidebar (forgot to add this!)
 
3. Will add a few more surprises with each post I can do during the time from March 12 to March 19 when the candy is won. So watch the picture in the sidebar for updates.
 
4. All items are new, but depending on mailing costs, may need to take out of original packing to keep down the postage.
 
5. Please leave comments if you'd like to be considered & if you don't have a blog, please say how I may reach you if you're a winner. Comment moderation is on, so your info will stay private.
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As anyone who has ever won blog candy here can tell you, I include a few little extras when the package is mailed besides what is shown in the picture. I like to appreciate my followers who visit here. Depending on how many items I add to the picture, I may do more than one Random Generator draw (since I don't know how to use the Linky, I'll use my followers spreadsheet names).

We got our little snow flurry this morning (I was asleep so saw no white stuff. DH said he did). It was quite frosty today too, with a very chill wind. Tonight & the first days of the week are predicted to be colder, rainy & foggy. Don't think we have to go out anywhere, so will be good to stay cozy inside.

Took some pictures of what I can see in our yard today, thinking what crazy weather we've had.




 

Daffodils coming up by an old plow we have in the front bed
 
Flowering Cherry Tree, with a white Bradford Pear behind it. You can see that our grass is starting to green up.
 
Tulips coming up by our front steps. These bulbs were planted about 15 yrs ago. Guess I should plant some new ones next Fall, as we only have a few that are still sprouting each Spring.
 
 
Thanks for joining me this evening. Ya'll come back, now heah? Big hugs, and stay warm if it's cold & stormy where you are.
 
 


59 comments:

Denise Bryant said...

Hi Mary! I love your card with the sweet bunnies and cart full of eggs! Lots of great details with the sky and grass to make this cute scene!
Congrats on your Fifth Blogaversary! Thanks for a chance to win a prize and for celebrating your blog milestone with us!

scrappymo! said...

What a sweet eater card, Mary. I liked those pretty eggs. HAve to get cracking on with Easter and get a card made for Little Mr P now.

Your flower beds look so wonderful. I love that old plow! It looks great with the daffs growing alside it

Megan J said...

Hi Mary, love the new blog header... due to PC issues I haven't been around much, Congratulations on your 5th Blogaversary! Lovely Easter card, your clouds are beautiful. I'm cleaning and re-sorting my supplies at the minute too... have a wonderful week... Megan

Glennis said...

OMG, we have just finished Christmas it seems, and now Easter is looming. What a fun card you have made

Lia said...

All those eggs...This is 100% spring and easter on your lovely card!
Lia xx

dutchess said...

Loving the depth and dimension you have created with this multi layered card,those cute bunnies...so colourful....
Wow 5years of blogging...congrats xxxxxx

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous fun card Mary, lovely vibrant colours and adorable bunnies.
Our weather too is up and down, but in the main it's heading in the right direction for Spring, you keep cosy, and congratulations on your 5th blogging anniversary, Kate x

JennyH said...

Happy 5th Blogaversary Mary and thanks for the chance to win some crafty goodies . . . like we all need new stuff ; )
This card is lovely bright and cheery, love the bunny tails : )

Kath said...

A lovely Easter card and great photos. We have a lovely spring morning here in Devon too. Thank you for the chance of winning your candy and congratulations on your anniversary.
Kath x

crafty-stamper said...

Congrats on your Fifth Blogaversary-it's a beautiful sunny day here today so far and have washing on the line-daffs/tulips and bluebells are well up and mini daffs and grape hyacinths are in full flower.Beautiful Easter card and love the fluffy little tails and the die-cut grass
carol x

Pat said...

I think your bunnies and eggs in the cart is such a cute image Mary and love the way you have scattered extra eggs in the grass too, and how sweet are their cotton tails. Congratulations on your 5th blogaversary and how lovely of you to have some candy on offer too. I love your photos and sorry your weather is rather cold and frosty at present. We have some warmer weather at the moment with nice bright sunshine today, and we even have our patio door open a little, so it is definitely more like Spring. x

Marilyn said...

Happy fifth blogaversary! Beautiful card!! Love your coloring and those little cotton tails! Love your other outdoor photos!

Donna said...

Wonderful Easter card, Mary! I love all the patterns on the eggs and those adorable bunnies. Great coloring! Clouds are always tough to do. I know I need more practice. With all the grass it makes for a fun scene. Our daffodils are blooming around here so we must have gotten more warmer weather than you so far. I hate this up and down with the temperatures. We are back in a cold period again so I can't get out much to walk. I am so ready for steady warmer temperatures and some sunshine. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy. More importantly, happy 5th blogaversary! Have a wonderful week!

Sue said...

Hi Mary, That'#s a lovely colourful card.

I'd love to be in with a chance to win some blog candy.

We are fast approaching Spring and we have Daffs, Tulips, Crocus, Snowdrops and other bulbs coming out now. A lot of shrubs and trees are showing their buds.

You take care. Sue

Nancy Stislow said...

Mary, this is such a wonderful, fun and colorful card! Love the layers of dies you used on this and your coloring is impeccable! This is fabulous!

Brenda in IN said...

Five years - wow. Congratulations to you. I was lucky enough to meet you and you are such a delightful lady and very kind, along with your hubby. I love the connections we get to make through blogging. This Easter card is so cute! The bunnies are sweet and you coloring is so well done, especially on the white bunny. Great shading Mary. I hope your trees and flowers don't suffer in the cold weather. We have flowers up here too and 25 degrees with snow predicted for this afternoon. Weird weather all winter here. Thanks for an opportunity to win your blog candy.

Lisa said...

Happy, happy fifth blogaversary, my friend!! My sixth is today!! You are so sweet to offer candy!! Thank you for a chance!! I'll have some available on my blog later today ;)

Your card is beautiful!! I love the sweet bunnies with their adorable cotton tails!! The colorful eggs are fabulous!! Love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

scrAPpamondo said...

First of all, I want tell you that I just LOVE your new header!! How cute birds on it! Really they singing "spring" and look adorable!
Your Easter card is so creative, love very much these bunnies with the cotton tails and their cute faces! Your colouring on the eggs is wonderful, love the bright colours, so happy! And that grass give a beautiful dimension to the whole composition! The clouds for me are very pretty, just perfect to compliment the scene!
Congrats for the 5th Blogaversary!!! And thanks for the chance in your really yummy candy, I would like to be in the draw! :)
Hope that the wind, cold and snow not ruine your plants.... They are gorgous and just ready for spring!
Here the sun shines, this week. Spring seems yet arrived, but who says if it's sure? LOL

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your card is just darling! I love the sweet bunnies- and the multicolored Easter Eggs. Congrats on 5 years of blogging- and a chance to win : )

Darnell said...

I always enjoy photos of your beautiful yard, Mary. TFS! Your Easter basket is colorful and just the kind I like - full to overflowing, lol! Congratulations on your 5th blogaversary and here's to many many more!! Please don't include me in the draw as I'm already swamped with product in the Playhouse! Hugs, Darnell

Birgit said...

This card is so cute and I love the bunny tails:) The 3D is always great on a card and it is so bright and spring like. We are to be getting a big storm here hitting tonight and tomorrow.....March can be such a bummer. Love the old plow in your yard which i think always makes a garden or a yard interesting. I love these unique things. Happy 5th anniversary!!

Diane said...

Fabulous pictures Mary and what a super cute Easter card.

Hugs Diane

jimlynn said...

Oh, yes yes, YES! LOVE your pretty Easter card Mary. The different colors of the grass, all those precious eggs, and just the entire card "sing". LOVE IT!
Lynn

jimlynn said...

Oh and Big congrats on the Blog too!
Lynn

Donna Ellis said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary, Mary! Quite a big event, and so special, like today's card! Lots of pretty colors and beautiful setting with the cutest little bunnies and bunny buns LOL Beautiful sky line, too. Your card is beautifully designed, and eggstra-ordinary! hugs, de

Donna said...

What a beautiful card for your blogaversary, congrats! Like the combo of coloring and die cuts and the nice bright Eastery colors!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a cute little card with the bunnies and their egg collection. Such a Spring look - and in your yard too! Looks great. Although there are signs of daffodils and lots of crocuses - we are expected a blizzard through the night and through Tuesday! A beautiful bright sunshiny day - hard to believe what it will be like tomorrow!

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Mary, you have created a lovely Easter scene.
Congratulations on five years of blogging.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Redanne said...

Mary, your card is delightful, those bunnies are just adorable and they look like they are having lots of fun with those Easter eggs!

The blossom tree is looking gorgeous already, it is so beautiful. I hope you don't get any more snow and that it warms up for you. Cool here too but no snow... Huge congratulations on your 5th - woohoo! Please don't include me in your candy draw though, I seriously don't have any more room - lol! Hugs, Anne xxx

Stampsnob. said...

Very colorful Love Easter egg/bunny cards they are so happy ........Lis

Kathleen said...

Superb Easter card, love the bunnies and the egg cart and a great job with the grass, best thing about it is it doesn't need cutting.
Great photo's too.

Kath x

pam said...

Congrats on your 5th blog anniversary too Mary.. please dont add me too the draw, I have more than enough to play with, sure some of your followers would be glad of more goodies, but thank you Mary.
Your Easter card is a delight of colorful eggs and those cute bunnies!
Hugs Pam x

Loll said...

Such a fun and colourful card Mary! :) Congrats on your 5 Yr Blogaversary!! So happy to have "met" you. Here's to many more years of blogging ... and friendship! Please don't include me in the draw. Thanks. Loll xx

Carol L said...

This includes some amazing looking eggs for Easter! WOW, what a gorgeous card with those cute bunnies and all their eggs! FUN!
Congrats on your 5th blogaversary, but please don't include me in the draw as I won the last time you had one :)

Susanne Vargas said...

So many colorful eggs and the bunnies are so sweet! What an adorable card!
Your flowers are coming up while we had a freezing cold weekend and on top of that there is another snowstorm coming tomorrow! Please send spring our way!

Loose Stitches said...

Such an adorable card, love the colors and those sweet bunnies! Thank you for sharing your pictures. I love the old plow you have in your flower bed. Beautiful cherry tree too. Hope your flowers are doing well. I miss having flower gardens. Congratulations on five years! I am still pretty new. :)
Hugs, Sherry x

Pam said...

Mary, I just love your beautiful Spring birds blog header, and I love your beautiful Easter card! All those colorful Easter eggs and the cute Easter bunnies are adorable!
Enjoyed your pretty photos too. We had snow here Sunday, I hope it didn't hurt all the beautiful Spring blooms!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Bonnie said...

These bunnies are adorable, Mary! The expression on their little faces tells me they've been in the chocolate! Happy 5th Blogaversary, my friend! I consider myself blessed that I've met you in person and would love to see you again!

ellyscard creatief said...

Congratulatios on 5 years blogging.
Thanks for the chance to win your candy.

Barb said...

Happy Fifth Blogaversary Mary. So pleased to have met you and I have added your candy to my blog. Your Easter card is very pretty. All those eggs must have been fun to colour in and the little bunny certainly looks very happy. I also like your new header very much. Perfect for the upcoming spring. I've noticed quite a lot of bird canoodling going on in the garden over the past few days. Barbxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

LOVE that card. Great Easter scene. My goodness those bunnies has been very busy coloring eggs.

Congrats on 5 years of blogging!

Liz said...

Congratulations on your 5th Blogaversary, Mary. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely blog candy.

Super Easter card. The bunnies are beautifully coloured and SO cute! I love their little cotton tails. xx

Sarah said...

Such a sweet card Mary, super cute bunnies and the clouds look egg-septional!! Well done on your 5 year blogaversary, every visit here is a pleasure and it's been working derful getting to know you. Here's to the next five!! Thank you for sharing blog candy with us too, I would love to be in with chance xx

Sheila H said...

Your Easter card is darling - so colorful. I think your clouds are spectacular. I commented on your yard in the post before this one. Congratulations on your blogaversary. I love visiting your blog and chatting with you. Thanks for the chance to win some candy. We are freezing here. Hope you and Joe are staying warm.

Valerija said...

Fabulous Easter card. Love all the details.
Congratulations on your 5th blogaversary.
Thanks for the chance to win your amazing Candy, I shared it on my sidebar.
Have a great day.
Valerija xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Mary,
A huge congrats on your 5th Blogaversary I remember well when you were a new blogger...
.... and wow, what a long way you've come since then! Your skill is shown on your varied and such beautiful creations (BTW do love your new header too, guess I might be slow in seeing it, as don't usually do my commenting on desktop these days..)
Have posted your gorgeous candy on my sidebar :D and very grateful you are willing to post overseas as know post isn't cheap.
Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration, and your generous crafty candy!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Pia S said...

How cute and I love the layers and dimension of your card with eggs spread out in the grass and the fluffy bunny tails. Decorative sentiment too. Congrats on your blog's 5th birthday, how sweet of you to do a candy:)

Stamp Smiles said...

Oh wow Mary, I just love your fun Easter card!! Love all of the bunnies and Easter eggs in the grass! That cloudy sky looks amazing too!! Thanks for sharing this happy creation! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*

Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE your Easter card fun and colourful. A short visit as lots to catch up.
Faith
x

Dorothy S said...

So many cute eggs! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Petra Swart said...

Your card is eggggggstra cute, Mary!!!! Love all those colourful eggs and the darling little bunnies having so much fun with all the eggs!!!!!
Big congrats on 5 years, Mary!!!! Always a joy coming here!!!! You can add my name to your lucky draws, please!!!! I'll add your candy picture's and a link to my sidebar!!!! Thanks for offering a chance to win!!!!
Hugz

Pippa said...

Great Easter Card Mary, love the colourful eggs and the cute bunnies.

Chantal said...

Congratulations on your 5th Blogaversary. Great card, love the bunnies.
Hugs, Chantal S

Tina Z. said...

adorable Easter card, I love all the details. and I love your flowering Cherry Tree :)
Congratulations on your 5th blogaversary, wow ...
Thanks for the chance to win your great candy, I shared it on my sidebar.
Have a great weekend.

Rita said...

Fabulous pictures Mary. \nearly missed this post. but Hey ho, these things happen. Hugs Rita xxx

Rita said...

Your card is fabulous as always Mary. I have shown your blog candy on my blog too. It would be lovely to be considered. Congratulations again. Hugs Rita xxxx

JD/ Jill said...

Your bunny card is adorable! Congrats on your fifth blogavarsary!

Marjeta said...

First of all congratulation on your blogaversary. I just found your blog and I am your new follower. Love to write comments, but unfortunately i am often short in time so I can´t comment as much as I would like. Anywhy I looked on your blog and saw gorgeous project. Easter card is fabulous.

Marjeta

Brenda said...

I am getting my notifications once again, yay!!!! Happy blogaversary Momma Mary!! Wow, five years of blogging. I have no clue how long I've been blogging, will have to look. I know my blogaversary is in Aug though. lol Your card is adorable!!! I love those little bunnies and the little wheel barrel full of eggs. So cute is your scene that you created! It's the traditional looking Easter scene! Love seeing your photo's too, love the tree and of course your beautiful flower beds that are popping up with flowers! My flowers bed aren't pretty at all, and don't have many flowers. lol In need to add some things....one day perhaps. Hugs, Brenda