Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Wee Easter Bunny...Cure for the Monday Blues #13, A Blog Named Hero #42: Layer Cake, Inkspirational #54, The Pink Elephant #246,

Hello...Thursday - the beginning of our Easter long weekend, and the eve of our trip to see my family. Excitement abounds (although the 'snowfall warning' ain't impressing me none; hopefully we'll miss that if we time our departure right), so I'll cut right to my card.

First things first: my stash of Easter themed products verges on nil (need to address that - sale on Easter products at the scrapbook outlook in the 'big city'...trip planned for Saturday), however, I do have one Easter stamp, a wee stitched bunny die and two sheets (yes, only two!) of 12 x 12 Easter/Spring paper that I've had for a while.  So...given those limitations - and knowing I should bring at least a couple Easter items to my parents', I did the best I could...

My card was certainly inspired by the wonderful bunnies, eggs and bright colours over at Cure for the Monday Blues #13. Seeing this charming photo reminded me of the papers I'd squirreled away.

Sketched required; sketch found. Inkspirational #54


Because my bunny is so teensy (seriously, you will laugh at how small it is!), I needed something to add some 'bulk' - and the Layer Cake challenge over at A Blog Named Hero sparked ideas...
Also heading to The Pink Elephant #246, Easter theme challenge:


Whoa...I had no idea this little card would fit (sort of) so many challenges! 

Ready?  Here it is....

NOTE:  So honoured, thrilled and delighted that my rosette bunny was selected as A Blog Named Hero "Heroine". THANK YOU!!!!

A doily,  rosette and scalloped circle, made from each side of the 12 x 12 paper; a white sentiment-stamped circle and the 'star' of the show, my itsy bitsy bunny, sporting sparkly floral fur, no less!  Hard to see, but I scored the edges and along the diagonal, as shown in the sketch.

Yes, sometimes letting the paper do the talking is kind of fun (and just out of pure luck, the bunnies on either side of the rosette worked out fairly well when I die cut the doily, so my bunny total is actually three!).

Since you're here: one more share.  I decided to use up more of the patterned paper, making some bitty journals for my niece (four done, and a couple more we'll make together), inspired by the video here.  I made her a little envelope (inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #132, but I'm not linking up).  I've told her about them and she wants to write poems.  Immediately after announcing that, she asked me what a poem was....toooo funny!



Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!

21 comments:

  1. I love your card,Carol!! Love all the MCT goodies you've used!! :) Great colors!!
    The journals are awesome!! She will love them!!
    I wish you a Happy Easter sweet Lady!! :)

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  2. Oh my gosh!!! I love your tiny bunny!! And how you used it is awesome!! Love the doily and the rosette!! And the mini journal, genius and oh so cute!!

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  3. Very cute cards Carol! I love your big rosette and the scoring to create the diagonal in the sketch is such a fun idea. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational and for joining the DT call!
    - Shauna

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  4. I can see the scoring Carol,and should of thought of that myself, love the creativity in this card and the little bunny is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Ink x

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  5. Your" itsy bitsy, teenie weenie yellow polka dot"....ooops got carried away! If you are not familiar with the old yellow polka dot bikini song, then my comment will appear rather strange!

    Showcasing wee Master Rabbit in this grandiose way has definitely given him cause to celebrate his moment in the limelight! Your card is a reflection of creativity reigning supreme when one is somewhat challenged in a theme related product department! My Easter stamp collection likely only totals 6! Sweet that the otherr two bunnies weren't lost in the folds of the rosette!

    The journals....wow.....I sure wish I had an Aunty C like you! You're amazing Carol! The DP is so sweet and that bow rocks! Ya think that you're going to have a fun weekend composing little ditties of rhyming words...I'm thinking YES!!!

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  6. amazing projects C!!!! I love the lil bow bunny...you're inspiring me to get easter crafty girl ;)

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  7. Rats! Smacking my head!!! I *meant* to send you a little note to send you off with safe travels, and Easter wishes, and well, obvi that didn't happen!! Sheesh!! Seriously, this shift work is doing me in!! I have NO idea what day it is, EVER!!! I know thinking of doing it is not the same as doing it, but please know you were in my thoughts!!!
    The bunny card - ADORABLE!!! LOVE the "layer cake"!!! That little bunny is the perfect cake topper!!
    And boy oh boy is Miss Niece going to LOVE these little mini journals!! SUPER sweet, and even sweeter that you two are going to make some together!! You will have to share some of the poetry she writes in them!! She must have gotten that poetry gene from your Pa!!!
    Happy, happy Easter to you and your family, Carol!!!

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  8. Love the doily and rosette layers - so colorful and pretty! and what a sweet little bunny!

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  9. OMG, I love them both but that Bunny card!!!! WHOA! So darling with that rosette and sparkles!

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  10. Love your use of colour and pattern and the rosette is fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

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  11. Carol, you've managed to capture the essence of that rare and seldom seen miniature sparkly floral bunny (latin name: exiguum florentia quædam leporem splendidus) so beautifully ... the dimensional framing with the DP is a perfect way to showcase this little critter, last seen hopping around meadows of Lower Crockthistle around 1427! Your wee journals are so sweet ... Little Miss Niece will love them ... and she'll adore making more with special Auntie C! Easter Blessings to you and all of yours! Hugs, Anita :)

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  12. You're so fun! I love what you've done with that petite bunny....and the mini journals are DARLING!

    Thanks for joining us at Cure for the Monday Blues - hoppy eggstravaganza!

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  13. Those mini journals are so cute Carol, and I am loving the layered doily!

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  14. My goodness, what a cute card with the lovely doilies. So darling! And your niece is going to be THRILLED with the mini journals and will have a ball creating with her Aunty C!

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  15. Love that itty bunny on top of that rosette! So colorful and cute! Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant this week xoxox

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  16. This is so awesome!! I love that bright rosette with that centrepiece cute little bunny!! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

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  17. How sweet all these projects are! Great work, Carol!

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  18. Love the patterned papers and dimension - and the cute bunny too! Thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero!

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  19. Oh, my goodness--these are incredible! I love all that Easter happiness (lots of great colors going on there), and way to go on combining so many challenges!

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  20. Carol how I leave this post??tell me please....

    First I love the rosette and that cute bunny in the middle ...so cuutee...great using the sketch and great idea too..and Second creation I really love the ribbon you made from paper...great creation dear Carol...another post...hope we see again in my blog...big hugs....Monika

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  21. Stunning as always Carol. Love the journals especially - what a fabulous idea. Congratulations on being a 'heroine' for your easter card. Well deserved xxx

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