Sunday, 15 April 2012

Springy bunny birthday easel card.

Good morning fellow bloggers,

I think it is JUST morning. Was up bright and early to do this post, but I felt I ought to do something about my craft room, it was bleeding all over the house!!!!!! Anyway, problem rectified, bleeding controlled and now for my favourite thing, crafting.

Today's is in keeping with the season, which, I have to keep reminding myself, is SPRING. How many people had hailstones yesterday, unbelievable. I digress.

The easel card is back. Haven't done one for a few posts and it is one of my favourite shapes. I think the rocker card may have knocked it off the top spot. The digital design is a clipartfairy creation, from the wee bunnies cupcake collection. I love the colours, definitely springy :) All the images are finished to a high quality and can be imported into most graphics programmes. I used MCS Professional for this one.

The backing paper for this design was a freebie, again from clipartfairy, can you tell I'm a fan. The shapes were all cut out and  glittered around the edges before being layered using mounting foam. They're not spellbinder shapes, they've been layered in a graphics program using puches. If you notice, the outer edges are different to the centre. These came ready done, but I've now learnt how to do it in CraftArtist Pro.

The image was also mounted with foam, after first curving it to add some dimension. I didn't bother decoupaging this one, I didn't think it needed it. It was finished with some card candy, a bow and some of my flowers,  I don't seem to be making much of a hole in them,(see my very first post) The ribbon is wired. I wasn't sure about using wired ribbon at first, but I quite like it now. The bow keeps its shape. It doesn't suit all cards though.

I always like to make a matching box for my big cards.  Would hate for all the embellies to get squished and flattened. I had to do plain white ones before I got my A3 printer, but now I can do patterned ones to match the card.  

Thanks for dropping by, enjoy your Sunday, n see you soon.

Jools. xxx

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :-

Crafters Companion Challenge Blog -  Four legged friends
Fab N Funky :- On all fours.
Digital Tuesday :- Birthday.
My Mum's Craft Shop :- Celebration.
Simon Says Stamp Challenge :- April showers bring spring flowers.
Cards For Men :- Spring colours
ABC DT Challenge blog :- Anything goes.
Pollycraft Monday Challenge :- Cute critters.


  1. Jools this is beautiful and love the matching envelope.

    Thanks for joining us this month on the Crafters Companion Challenge

    Pam x

  2. Hi Pam, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comment. I think I may be joining you on a regular basis. Jools. xx

  3. Cute card and such a sweet image, love the pastel colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.

    Pat xx

    1. Hi Pat, welcome to my blog and thank you for leaving the lovely comment and becoming a follower. Jools. xx

  4. Aww Jools this is so cute! A matching box always makes a card extra special! I would love an A3 printer :) Sarah x
    P.s. I replied (in the comments section) to your question about stitching on card but just in case you didn't see it ~ I use size 70 needles which I think are quite thin(ish) I'd be afraid that a bigger needle would leave big holes! hope that helps :) I'll be looking out for stitching on your cards now ;)

    1. Hi Sarah, thanks for popping by and leaving your lovely comment. You won't regret getting an A3 printer, I love mine. Thanks for replying to my other comment, must have a go at card stitching. Wonder how many needles I'll break. Jools. xx

  5. Aaw a very cute critter! Love the colours and the matching box just finishes it off nicely! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week, Sheena xx

    1. Hi Sheena, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comment. I hope to make the challenge a regular thing, so see you soon. Jools. xx

  6. Gorgeous card Jools I love easel cards, sweet image beautifully coloured, lovely to have a matching box.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comments


    1. Hi Anne, thank you for coming by and leaving your lovely comment. I'm afraid I can't take the praise for colouring the image, clipartfairy sell them digitally coloured. Jools. xx

  7. Hi Sandra, thank you for dropping by my blog and for leaving your lovely comment. Jools. xx