Friday, March 27, 2009

Meet Robo-Bunny

This week on the Daring Cardmakers we've got Jo setting the dare and she's asking us to get ready for Easter and make cards featuring a bunny, a chick or even both!

As I was making cards with chicks on a week or two back for Bubbly Funk, I thought I'd have a change and put a bunny on my card.

I found a free downloadable colouring page and used it to make a Robo template. My template actually has flowers on it, but as I was trying to figure out which colours/papers to use to cut the individual flowers I realised that using Primas etc might be more fun.

I had a total disaster mid way through making this. I cut the original bunny shapes in a very pale grey card, then thought it all looked a bit dull so added a light shading of pink. That was fine and I started sticking things down. Then thought more pink would be a good idea. It was not a good idea at all - I ended up with a bunny looking like it had a very very bad skin rash.
I could have cried! I sat for a minute looking at the disaster in front of me, then thought that if I could get the upper layers off and cut some new pieces that I might be able to save it. The top bits did come off without tearing too much and I cut the bunny shapes again, this time in white. I was very restrained with the pink the next time!

I hope you'll join in with the dare this week - it's a great, fun theme that Jo's chosen and I can't wait to see what you all come up with. Just in case you don't already have us in your links list, you can find the DCM HERE

This is another card I've made using the April Flower Kit from Creative Treasures. I can't seem to get a decent photo though - if I succeed I'll change these later.

I've discovered that the flowers and ribbon are a perfect match for the Crate "Blue Hill" papers. I used pieces from the diecut sheet that you get in a Crate Paper pack for the swirly flower stalk and the butterfly.
I do love these flowers, the colours are perfect for Springtime. There's a lovely stamp in the kit too - I don't do much stamping (as you've probably noticed....) but I really want to use this one - thing is, I can't find the little wotsit! I even tidied my desk looking for it the other day lol.

On the Bubbly Funk forum there's been a circle journal doing the rounds since last July - mine arrived home this week, so I'll be sharing photos of the pages soon.

Thanks for popping by, I hope you've enjoyed visiting and will come back often


Hazel said...

The April kit really does look inviting and tempting on the purse! Love the bunny card (pity about the one with the skin rash - lol!) x

Anonymous said...

They're both gorgeous cards and I love your bunny, she's come out really well. :)

And I'm not stalking you(promise!), but I decided to use my blue hill papers this morning! :) hehe

Vanessa x

Lythan said...

that bunny looks so cute - it was worth persevering through the nappy rash! And I love the other card too. I'll take you up on the doodling/robo swap!

Lisa Hemmings said...

As always, a pleasure to visit your blog!

CLARE said...

Great bunny - had to laugh at the skin rash thing (I'm always unsticking stuff and then sticking other stuff over to hide mistakes) Loving the primas - ideal for a spring/easter card

Caroline said...

Lovely cards Kathy....x

Karen said...

poor little bunny!!!! But all is well after all.....brilliant card!

oooo this 2nd one is a feast for the eyes too! X

Pascale said...

Two very stunning cards Kathy! So fresh and funky. Hugs pascale

Sue said...

Love the bunny. Had to laugh at the thought of one with a rash though, poor thing.
Sue x

tracy said...

i love your bunny,hope his friend is feeling better :)
liking the flower card too :)

Enfys said...

Gorgeous cards Kathy, I did enjoy reading about your trials when making the bunny card, always reassuring to find that I am not the only person that does this sort of thing :)

Angelnorth said...

Awww, hope your bunny's not suffering too much with the rash - lol! Glad I'm not the only one to be heavy handed with the ink after I've stuck something down - great catch, this looks cute! Love the row of Primas. The March flower kit looks lovely too - hope you find the stamp (although I can beat you, I spent 40 minutes looking for a backgrounder the other day - they're 5.5" x 4.5" for goodness sake!)

Kaz said...

Lovely cards Kathy, I'm so glad you salvaged the bunny!

Kim Dellow said...

Fabby projects I love them both, I love the flowers and beady flutterbys on the card :) Kim

Gez said...

Great both cards Kathy. Sorry to hear about your bunny tale! I can relate to over inking & getting carried away.

Wishing you a lovely weekend. xx

Karen said...

Gorjus cards. Love that bunny. Fab blog.

Love Karen xxx

Creative Treasures said...

Kathy that bunny is so cute, i'm glad he recovered from his rash :), i love the way you have used the flowers at the bottom. I didn't think to use the Blue Hill papers with the April Kit, i'm off to find mine :), beautiful cards as always. Thank you.


Jackie said...

Great cards Kathy, nice to see the bunny recovered from his illness :)

Jozza said...

2 very stunning cards there Kathy. The bunny is a real cutie and I love the beady butterfly x