Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Shifting into Easter Mode


I'm trying to use up my overflowing box of doo-dads and printed images, so I dug out all the Easter-themed prints and made a few cards. For this one, I began with the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #389 for the overall design. I wanted to play along with the Shopping our Stash SOS#289 challenge too - which is "winter blues." They're asking us to make a card using mostly blue, but not use a winter theme. I used Island Indigo because it closely matched the little vest the bunny is wearing, and I embossed it with a Darice basketweave ef. I added some punched borders of Blackberry Bliss cardstock with a MS doily and EK tiny scalloped dots punches. The pretty ribbon was a gift from a fellow blogger (your know who you are *wink*) and the tiny bunnies were die-cut with GinaMarieDesigns tiny bunny dies.

Finally, I'm entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is "cute." I think this bunny and sentiment are adorable - but unfortunately I have no idea how it came to land in my hands. It was a pre-colored digital image and that's all I know.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is fantastic. We are supposed to hit record temps of 63 today and then tomorrow we're getting dumped with 4-8 inches of snow!  I think I may be in the midst of a nightmare!? LOL




Carol





23 comments:

Elizabeth said...

This is an adorable card, Carol. The bunny is the cutest. xx

Jenée said...

Sweet, sweet Easter card. I do like those little bunny elements you've used, and your image is delightful. Thank you for joining in this week's challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Wendy said...

OMGosh, this card is SUPER cute! I too have this image in my box, already pre-colored and not sure where or from whom?! It is awfully cute! Love, love, love that basket weave embossed background! It adds so much to your very cute card, Carol! I finished up Valentines Day yesterday for my customers now I need to do a few things for myself before moving on to Easter. Glad your a head of the game....me, not so much! Yea, the snowstorm they are calling for is just beyond me. It was 63 degrees last night and 24 hours later they are calling for 4-8 inches of snow. Crazy!! Anyways, TFS and I hope you enjoy this gorgeous day! Atleast here the sun is shining so beautifully! :)

*Vicki* said...

Oh my goodness this image is SO very precious Carol!! LOVE your coloring and the textured background is stunning as well! :) Well it is snowing for us right now and it will get down to 8 degrees by tomorrow morning and then jump up into the 50s by Friday and Saturday....such strange weather!! Enjoy! HUGS

Melissa Craig said...

Oh my goodness this is adorable! I love that bunny. Your card base is great, too. I love the texture. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Heidi Stamps said...

So sweet! I love that bunny, his willingness to work for his jelly beans and the great basketweave background! You are definitely ahead now for your Easter cards!

MaryH said...

Totally cute image, and love that little saying. The basket weave EF adds so much texture, and like the little borders you've added under the bunny too. TFS

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW, LURVE the embossing, great design, LURVE the image soooooo cute! A Beautiful card.
Faith
x

scrAPpamondo said...

This is a very cute card and that embossed background is really beautiful with this tone of blue!!
Oh, yes, I know that lace :D LOL and I'm happy that you made it at a good use, it matches so well with the colours of your card!
P.S. I haven't forgot my promise... please be patient, I'm so busy

Stampsnob. said...

Simply sweet image Cute card ..................Lis

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Carol love the crisp embossed background and the gorgeous image
Cheers
Dr Sonia

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, such a sweet image.
Pauline
x

Debbie said...

This is so cute! Fun image... I love jelly beans... especially black ones! :)
Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I can not believe we are getting Easter cards made, already! This year is flying! Love your bunny image. Guess I best go digging through my bucket also. I am sure there are images ready to jump onto cards. You sure keep me on my toes!

Barb said...

This really is such a cute image Carol. I also love the background embossing and the sweet little blue bunnies. It's a delightful card. Barbxx

Ina G said...

Fabulous fun and so colourful. Love it.

Janice M said...

ADORABLE Carol!! Looks like a Whipper Snapper image to me but didn't think they had digi's so I could be wrong? We're to get 4 to 8 inches of snow on this side the river too! Unbelievable after the last few 60 degree days which as me so ready for Spring! Glad you could join us again this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

aussie aNNie said...

Yummy bunny, love this image and your card is adorable.xx{aNNie}

Donna Hanley said...

This card is just adorable. Love the blue and those bunny dies are precious. Darling sentiment sign. Before we know it it will be Easter time. Have a good day.

Donna said...

Super cute bunny card! For the record, I also work for jelly beans lol
Thanks so much for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week for our "Winter Blues" challenge!
Cheers,
Donna
SOS DT

Patti said...

What an adorable image Carol - good for you using up some of your stash!! Thanks so much for creating with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!

Gayatri said...

How cute is that bunny? Adorable card. Thanks for joining in Simon Says Stamp Cute Challenge. Gayatri xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a sweet Easter bunny! I guess you're right that Easter is next up on the docket. It's good to have you around to keep me on track! That doesn't mean I listen but at least I've been warned!