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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

WOYWW #458 - Eggs-plosion!

Yep knee deep in egg diecuts this week.

They are for an Easter children's craft at church, I'd offered to help with cutting out stuff when required and just happened to have an egg die.

So I came home from church with 5 packs of 6x6 Dovecraft papers and a paper plate to make a protype based on a photo the leader (Pastor's Wife) gave me of an Easter Wreath.

This is my prototype.

I managed to fit 5 eggs per sheet and can cut 3 at a time and have cut one 48 sheet patterned pack and one 36 sheet plain pack so far. 420 of 1080 eggs cut.......... So YES knee deep.

My Easter cards are on the back burner for now. The stuff is on my desk somewhere!!! Need a bigger desk!

Bought a craft mag today too, such cutey heart dies came as the freebie, well I've not been out for 5 weeks when I bought the fairy die magazine.

I did make 3 birthday cards this past week too. Used a Kaiser Craft pad for those.

Back loads better so was busy doing stuff which accounts for the incredibly late replies from last week - Sorry.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.


Helen said...

Glad the back is easing. Love the Easter wreaths, what a great idea - eggsellent, you might say..... Happy WOYWW Helen #5

HeARTworks said...

What a cute idea! How generous of you to offer to help! :^) patsy

Neet said...

Wow, what a freebie with that mag! Brilliant!
Love the look of your Easter Wreath - such pretty pastel colours - good luck with all the cutting.
Hugs, Neet 6 xx

Sarah Brennan said...

Glad your back is feeling better BJ. Good luck with getting the rest of those eggs die cut; the prototype looks great! Sarah #10

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. I will be boring and warn you to be careful with your back - all that die cutting could put you back to square one. I used to get asked to help with local craft workshops for the kids - but the reality of the work involved meant that I sensibly explained that it would be too much for me. Sad, as I would love to help. Great to see you back crafting. Ali x #12

Heather Marshall said...

Hi BJ, that is a lot of eggs to cut and assemble. Your prototype looks great. As Ali said, be careful that the diecutting doesn't put you back to square one with your back. Cute freebies with the mag. Have a lovely week Heather x #11

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Love the Easter egg wreath and your cards.

The magazine looks good. These days I only buy the mags if the freebies are worth it.

Sue #18

lisa said...

It all sounds very eggciting, BJ!!!! Sorrrry. Love what your are going to be creating and well done on die cutting all those eggs. I have done all my Easter cards this year so am feeling smug for once, lol.
Hugs Lisax #17

Julia Dunnit said...

Cute wreath, what a nice idea. Can’t begin to think about numbers in terms of die cutting this week...probably neck deep! You want me to remind you about Mary. Do you mean the Mary whose estate sale all this cutting is for? she was a great friend and customer at my shop and subsequently the craft shops where I’ve worked as a demo, she didn’t have an online presence.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Blimey, that's a lot of eggs!! But it'll be worth it as that wreath looks fab, the kids will love making those. We enjoyed our walk around Mumbles, hadn't been for ages and quite a lot has changed. The quilt shop was small but they had some lovely stuff in there!
Hugs LLJ 8 xxxx

Diana Taylor said...

So glad your back it better - don't put it out again with all that die cutting! The wreath is a lovely idea and I bet the kids enjoy making it, but what a lot of hard work for you. Lovely birthday cards too.
Have a great week,
Diana x #16

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi BJ, I was just thinking the same as Diana said, be careful of your back with all the die cutting! Love the wreath prototype, perfect for children to manage. Feeling a little better, just have to make myself slow down some until it improves more, I think. Thanks for all the good wishes, Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #3 XxX

SusanLotus said...

Fun project and great egg die.

So cool magazine with free dies!
We don´t have it here in Sweden.

The cards look nice.

Have a nice day and fun WOYWW!
Sussie nr 24

Stacy Sheldon said...

oh my WOW that is a ton of eggs. ( I hope your elbow is not screaming) the wreath looks super and so do the cards :) ~Stacy #28

Kelly said...

Pretty wreath. Any age could glue these together. Can't believe we are only two weeks away. Creative Blessings! Kelly #28

Robyn said...

great minds.... I'm going to make theses boxes with my afterschools this week- we'll see how it goes!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

That's so kind BJ and how lovely the wreath looks. The kids are going to love this. Thanks for the visit to mine, have a lovely woyww and happy crafty week, Angela x9x

okienurse said...

what a great idea! I bet the kids at church are going to have a blast making their egg wreaths! I have yet to get into the spring spirit because it has been so cold here. My heating bill is almost double what last years was. Thanks for leaving your message on last weeks post. I didn't make it around to all unfortunately! I am nosey and want to know what everyone is/was up to! Vickie #34

Twiglet said...

I love the Easter theme BJ - I think I shall make some egg cut outs with Ben. I am sure the children at church will love all your Easter fun. xx Jo

Lindart said...

Wow! That's a lot of eggs! But the prototype looks great, the kids should have lots of fun making that! Have a wonderful week, Lindart #32

Jan Ltc said...

Great work desk. Happy WOYWW xx Jan (36)

craftyani said...

sorry I stole number 1 spot and then my link didn't work. Will try and get it sorted for next week. Love the egg wreath unfortunately our church has no children so no egg hunts etc.

Elizabeth said...

Hi BJ, the Easter Wreath is lovely. That's an awful lot of eggs you've cut but I'm sure the children will enjoy making up the wreaths. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #30