Thursday, March 10, 2016

Bunny Hugs

Hi, everyone!  Sorry I haven't been around to visit lately.  I've had a nasty bug and it's been hard to shake. I'm still miserable but I did do a bit of crafting for the first time in over a week! Before I go any further, I would like to thank several of my sweet friends who sent emails to check on me - I was touched by your thoughtfulness! I hope to be around to visit your blogs soon.  In the meantime I wanted to join Darnell's NBUS challenge before it ended - today is the last day!

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

The cute Carrot Bunny is this month's progressive challenge image from Gerda Steiner Designs, and I received it for free because I joined Gerda's challenge last month. I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils and fussy-cut so I could pop him up with foam tape.

Let's start with the first NBUS item, Poppystamps Thicket Frame die, which is new and never used. I feel like we're peeking through the thicket to spy on this bunny! I die-cut the frame from green cardstock and applied Mowed Lawn Distress Ink with an ink dauber over the leaves and also through the holes in the die.

For the background, I used Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes and did some ink blending with Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress Inks and splashed some water droplets. (Twisted Citron is a NBUS item - had it for a while and just removed the plastic!)  I stamped the grass stamp repeatedly with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink all over the field. (Grass stamp from Stampin' Up - old wood-mounted stamp that I had for many years - I think this stamp might also be a NBUS item.) The sky was ink-blended with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks and I sprayed some water to add texture.

The sentiment stamp from My Creative Time Color Me Happy was white heat-embossed on a teal scrap. (I've used sentiments from this stamp set before but not this particular one, which is actually two separate words, so they are another NBUS item!)

I would like to join the following challenges:
djkardkreations 6th NBUS Challenge Anything Goes 1/3 C5
Lori Hairston's Choux Choux Paper Arts St. Patrick's Day or Green UE
Poppystamps Spring Fling 1/3
Tuesday Throwdown Create a Scene 1/3

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!


  1. Hope you will feel more healthy soon!
    Love this sweetest creation with so many NBUS items! Great scene created with depth and dimension, love it!

  2. Cute card Kitty, Thank you for visiting me, I'm like the veather, when it is hard and glumy , so am I :( But when is sunn outside it is i me too :)
    I hope that you feel better soon and com back with your lovely creations, I miss you :) xx
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

  3. This card is absolutely darling! I really like the thicket frame and sentiment.

  4. Adorable!! and that thicket frame is perfect! Super sweet!!

    Thank you for taking time out when you feel so icky to make all those posts on my blog. You are the sweetest gal in blogland!!

    Now FEEL better!! we miss you!


  5. He looks like he's in a forest!!! Precious little bunny and a cute and pretty card.

  6. This is gorgeous Kitty, such a cute image and you have framed it beautifully.

  7. This is a true delight, Kitty!! How sweet is this bunny with his carrot!! He smiles as he knew that we are looking at him! :D
    You have created a fun and lovely scene with this amazing diecut frame and the landscape! Such a fab background for the bunny, love the inked grass, your talent is great even in the bad health!
    The blended sky is super!!
    I wish you a very quick improving health my sweet friend!!
    Many hugs!

  8. What a darling scene you created with Gerda's image, it is just too cute!

  9. Kitty this is so incredibly cute. A lovely little scene and I really like the greenery around the edges. Barbxx

  10. I hope you will feel better soon!
    wow, great scene and this bunny is so sweet ...

  11. I hope you are feeling better soon, Kitty!! Thinking of you my friend and sending lots of comforting hugs :)

    Your card is so beautiful!! I love the frame you used and that sweet bunny!! The sky and grass backgrounds are fabulous!! Love this my friend!! Feel better soon!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. Pretty card!!! Hope you get back to good health soon

  13. That is just such a sweet little bunny, Kitty and you have coloured him beautifully!!!!! His face says he can't believe his luck finding such a big carrot!!! I love all the greenery that frame him so wonderfully!!!! Such a cute card!!!!!

  14. Such a darling Spring card, Kitty!

  15. Gorgeous spring scene card, super cute bunny and fab. card!!!

  16. I hope you feel better soon sweetie. Your card is so pretty and cute and I love the little scene you have created.
    Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for hubby.

  17. pure cuteness, love your cute little bunny and so happy to see you craft, hope you feel better very very soon, lots of hugs and love, cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

  18. Great idea for this card design. I really like the frame around the adorable bunny!

  19. Great idea for this card design. I really like the frame around the adorable bunny!

  20. What a cool challenge! Love the thicket and that adorable bunny. Awesome how you did the grass too....very cool!

  21. I really like the border around the card and the very cute image...
    This such a happy Easter card...well done
    I hope your feeling better, take care

  22. How cute! That new die is gorgeous, love what you've made with it and quite envious of that old grass stamp of yours too:)

  23. Oh, no - hope you are much better! Adorable bunny card - love the background you created. So happy you linked to my St. Pat's Day/Green Challenge!

  24. Lovely scene you created using this frame, make a fabulous Easter card, cute rabbit.
    Thanks for joining us over on Poppystamps blog.
    Pam x

  25. Perfect use of the Thicket Frame for you delightful scene! Thanks for playing along with us at Poppystamps.

  26. That frame is SO perfect for your sweet bunny, Kitty! I also love the kitten wallet good luck "charm" that you made for Brian as your second entry! I hope it works!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #6 twice!! I apologize for taking so long to come by and thank you. Enjoy your day! I hope you are finally and truly over that nasty bug!! Hugs, Darnell

  27. As cute as can be Kitty! What a beautiful way to frame this darling little bunny! Hope you are happy and well. Thanks for joining us in the Poppystamps Challenge!

  28. That frame makes the perfect setting for your sweet little bunny Kitty!