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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I go to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

WOYWW #460 - Easter Tree

Having seen a white plastic Easter Tree in Asda a while ago and bought some decorations for one, I  shopped around for a nice one but none to be found.

So I pruned a branch from the bottom of my Silver Birch and got the Gesso out, followed last night by the Liquitex. Now I have a nice one.


Last week saw even more egg cutting out for our Easter Event as the number of children attending had risen from 80 > 130!

I went to a Ladies Day at church on Saturday and received the organza gift bag at the base of the tree.




I made a little cross from bits of the tree which were too long and that is sitting next to this month's SWAP which I received via the scenic route as the post code had been read completely wrong!





I did make up some cards though. I used the mini eggs and made one like the wreath for our Pastor's wife as a memento from the Amazing Easter Event she put on last week.


Happy Easter 

and


Happy WOYWW Everyone.





16 comments:

Neet said...

Well, first of all I didn't know about Easter trees but i like what I see and think `i need to go out in the garden and see what I can find. Lovely idea and I have some small eggs that I used to hang on a branch years ago - if I can find them.
Lovely cards too BJ. I love the pastel colours you used.
Hugs, Neet 2 xx

Helen said...

You're the second person I've seen mention an Easter tree... new one on me but I love your own version! Great cards. Helen #1

Sarah Brennan said...

Hi BJ, seeing that Easter tree took me back to my year living in Germany in 85/86. Wow, working with that many children at once needs plenty of preparation and it certainly looks like your ready. Great cards with the left over bits and pieces. Happy Easter. Sarah #7

craftyani said...

Easter trees whatever next? love your Easter cards given me ideas for my next years batch. ANi#6

Christine said...

Love the idea of an Easter tree, will have to go research that one. Love all your cards, mine are not homemade this year as Easter crept up on me waaaay tooo faaaast!!
Enjoy your week and have a Happy Easter
Christine #16

Annie Claxton said...

Hi BJ, love your beautiful Easter tree, I hope you will share some pictures of how it looks with all the decorations on it. Lovely cards as well. Happy WOYWWday and Happy Easter. Annie C #15

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Great idea about using the birch branch to be your Easter tree - it looks brilliant as do the cards with with the egg scraps, clever idea! Hope you have a good weekend :-D
Hugs LLJ 9 xxxx

Ellie said...

Oh my goodness, that tree is so cute! Can't say I've seen am Easter tree before heheh. The cards are beautiful and very cheerful colours.
Ellie #27

Lindart said...

I'm thinking you will have such a fun Easter this year! Great idea for the tree, the kids will all have fun too! Thanks for sharing! Lindart #31

Elizabeth said...

I'm now eyeing up the branches of my neighbour's rowan tree, BJ - they have potential and that is such a lovely idea. It would not surprise me to find that you are dreaming about those eggs - you've made so many! The ATC is very beautiful and your cards are very pretty too. Happy Easter. Have a wonderful week. Elizabeth x #28

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi BJ, love the cards. Great job with the branch too. We have a silver Birch in our garden, got ridiculously high now. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #8 XxX

Heather Marshall said...

Hi BJ, great Easter tree, and free too! My grandchildren would love that. I like the wreath card - very colourful. Have a lovely week Heather x #37

Carmen Wing said...

Oh! Oh I love that tree so much! I may have to copy your idea - it would be lovely to have up all year round. No trees in my piddly garden though so I may have to wait till I see the council gardeners doing some pruning.

Have a lovely week and happy Easter to you too,

Carmen x #26

Angela Radford said...

loving your tree, well done. That collections has grown nicely and a lovely collection of cards too. Happy creative woyww, Angela x19x

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Bj, I LOVE your tree! Cards are great too! Lovely Space!
Happy WOYWW, Ginny M

okienurse said...

WOW! That is a lot of new sign ups! I wouldn't be able to resist signing up either it is an awesome project! Loe the cards! Many years ago I came home to find an easter tree on my front porch...I had never heard of them before but a grateful patient of mine made one up out of plastic coated wire and twisted it into shape! I had forgotten I had it till this post...thats the way my brain works post op...forgets everything! Hope you are having a great week! ...I am late getting around as usual! Vickie #39