Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Happy Easter in a Tussie Mussie

Hi all,

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter Holiday. I tried to get this post out sooner but I ran out of time. And for Easter Sunday I took the day off with no crafting or blogging or facebook. I know I'm a little late but I wanted to wish you all a Happy Easter with all your family and friends no matter what you are doing or what you did.

This year my daughter had us over to her house for Easter, which was a treat cause I usually host all the holidays but now I think that torch is being handed over. lol   I think that is how that goes. Right?

Well for this wonderful holiday I made  a Tussie Mussie, my very first time doing this project and I have to say I enjoyed it. I received the idea from fattypaddyscrapper on youtube, here is the link -
I have been chiming into a facebook group Scrapbookers of Country Crafts and that's how I came upon learning how to make a Tussie Mussie. Since I've not done one before I thought it would be fun and I am so glad I did cause they are just so fun. You can really use anything to you want to decorate them and set anything inside of them. (flowers, candy, a small gift)

For my Tussie Mussie I used some paper that I've had in my stash for over 10 years, lol  Ummm, anyone else have papers that old in their stash??? I bought it from Oriental Trading but I don't remember the name of the paper. I also used some plastic flower filler around the bottom to give some greenery. I used hot glue to stick everything inside securely.

I made the little windmills from pre-cute triangles. 
Also used liquid pearls on the bunny ears, nose and on the Easter Eggs. 

Most all supplies were from my stash
Paper - Oriental Trading - Easter paper
Accessories - pink ribbon, white and white flower ribbon and other ribbons from stash; Liquid pearls - petal pink, yellow, baby blue on eggs, chick and bunny; crystal effects on eyes, beak of bunny and chick; used Stickles on belly of bunny. 
How I made the windmills
windmills are made from Lillibet - mini bunting pieces (folded in half and brad is stick through the middle) I hot glued the decorative straws to the back of the windmill. 

Challenges entered:
Where The HeART is...Challenge #7
Not Just Cards Challenges: # 30 March Challenge
Out Crafty Corner: Challenge 7
Crafty Boots Challenges: Spring is in the Air
Craft your passion challenges: Challenge 305 - always anything goes
Crafting From The Heart: Challenge 105
A Gem of A Challenge: Challenge #165 Easter
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog:Challenge 28
Sunny Day Crafting: Challenge #3 - Spring/Easter
Hiding in My Craft Room: HIMCR #244 - Any Holiday
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge:  #16 - Anything Goes
Crafting Musketeers: Challenge #35 - Use 3 Ribbons
Paper Creator's Crafts: Challenge #45  Spring Colours
Just Keep on Creating: March 2016 - Anything Goes Link up

I hope you had a wonderful Easter holiday and hope you were inspired to create a Tussie Mussie in case you haven't done one before. They really are a treat. thank you for stopping by.

Deborah xxx


  1. Your Tussie Mussie makes a wonderful Easter gift and it is a great idea. The little Easter chick, bunnies etc are so sweet.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  2. Adorable idea and it come out very sweet and beautiful! Love the little bunny and the chick, they are so cute! The greenery looks great and gives a beautiful dimension to your Toussie Mussie!
    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, I appreciate them :)
    Hugs my friend!

  3. Unusual Easter idea but very colourful and Im sure will be a delight to receive. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  4. What a gorgeous, delightful, FUN project, Deborah! I like all the different designs in our bouquet! Thanks for joining us in the {Our Crafty Corner Challenge}! Hope to see more of your pretty projects again soon!
    crafty hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

  5. What an awesome project. It's so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Sunny Days. - DT Jen

  6. Thank you for sharing with HIMCR! I had never even heard of a Tussie Mussie so I learned something new today. Yours is adorable and love the added touches!

  7. Oh those little windmills are perfect and a genius idea! Such a lovely Tussie mussie filled with love and goodies. Awesome sauce design Deb! Hugz. ~Niki

  8. Very pretty. Thanks for linking up at Sunny Day Crafting!
    DT Janis
    Paper Play Sketches, Sketch Chs
    PDE Linky Party, Anything Goes Linky Party

  9. Beautiful creation, a great idea to have something a little different. I love the windmills you have put in. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.

  10. oh my---that is adorable. Fantastic project! Thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR blog!

  11. Beautiful tussie mussie love all the cute details and little windmills--Thank you for joining us at our Where the Heart is
    Carol DT x

  12. Happy Easter to you and yours.. I do love this, so unusual and very pretty. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT

  13. Superb. So pretty and such fun and I love the modern twist on the traditional tussie mussie. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  14. What a great gift idea. Lovely colors and so cute. Thank you for joining the our crafty corner challenge.
    Hugs, Melanie DT

  15. Fabulous and fun Easter project Deborah..Thank you so much for joining in with us at Where the heART is..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  16. This is such a fun Easter project. Just to let you know that you are one of the featured artists for the March link-up at Just Keep on creating. I wasn't able to keep up the blog for the last few months but I am back at JKOC and the September link-up is up and running :)