Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bunnies, Wishes, & Blessings

I love so many types of vintage images and illustrations, but I especially love Easter images and animals dressed up in clothes. When I was a little girl my grandmother had a puzzle with an illustration by Molly Brett. It was a winter scene with animals dressed in winter clothes and building snowmen, skating, etc. I can still picture some of the details in my head. I must have put that puzzle together a hundred times at least. So you can see why adore these vintage images from Crafty Secrets.
Here is the little Easter display of vintage candy boxes and animals that I have in our foyer:

The flocked ducks are from a large collection of flocked animals that I have that were produced by Kunstlerschutz in West Germany, later the company was called Wagner. The ducks on the right are the older Kunstlerschutz ones, while the brighter ones in the middle are Wagner.

Here are some more close ups:

My mum is getting some new baby ducks today, so hopefully I'll have some photos of real ducks to share with you soon!

I made this card for last week's Crafty Secrets challenge. Pammyjo asked us to stamp the ribbon we used on our projects. I used Stazon ink on seam tape ribbon and was thrilled with the results!

Main image: Crafty Secrets - Seasonal Booklet
Patterned paper: Webster's Pages
Cardstock: DCWV (blue); Stampin' Up! (brown)
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen; Stazon - Timber Brown
Accessories: seam tape ribbon - Rebecca Sower Designs; flower - Prima; brad - Making Memories; edge distresser - Heidi Swapp

And, this is the card I made for this week's Crafty Secrets challenge that I am hosting to use texture on our projects:

Main image: Crafty Secrets - Easter Creative Scraps
Patterned paper: Making Memories (pink); Chatterbox (striped)
Accessories: velveteen ribbon - Cosmo Cricket; stick pin - Maya Road; edge distresser - Heidi Swapp; distress crackle paint - Ranger; embossing powder - Ranger - Powder Puff

Hoping your day is full of sweet, little happy things too!

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