Happy Bunnies!!

The challenge theme this week at Pear Tree Designs is ANIMALS‘.So any kind of furry friend/s is appropriate on your card/project.There is also an amazing prize waiting for one lucky winner!!

  1. 1 months Guest Designer slot
  2. Surprise crafty goody bag
  3. 3 x digital images from Pear Tree Designs Digital Images store

So take a look at fabulous DT creations for some inspiration and play along for the chance to be in it to win it!

I thought as the weather has finally,albeit rather too late, decided to turn hot and sunny I would go for a Summer feel to this card.I love this image soooo much – such happy bunnies!!I love bunnies too – in case you hadn’t noticed!I’ve had this stamp a fair while and never gotten round to using it.It was part of a huge box of stamps/stash I was lucky enough to win on a challenge blog!

Supplies :
Image: Dancing Bunnies by Stamps Happen
Sentiment : Hero Arts Anytime Messages clear stamps set
Medium : Promarkers
Papers/card : DP K & Co;Papermania Textured Card
Tools : X-cut guillotine;Lip Pattern corner punch;Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edge Punch
Embellishments : Flowers from Prima Itty Bitty Bag;brad from stash


Here are some challenges :
Raise the Bar – “U R L”ooking good  – to take inspiration from your blog.(My URL is Craftybunny!)
Stamp Something – Something Cute
Creative Belli Challenge – Old Stamps
My Time To Craft – In the Garden
Papertake Weekly – Just the one (one DP)
Gingerloft Challenge –  Anything Goes
Cowgirl’s Sunday Stampen’ Challenge – Anything Goes
Order of the Opus Gluei -Fair-Well Summer (Summer colours,last of the Summer and the feeling of fun at the fair!)
Lexi’s Creations – Flower Power
Totally Stampalicious – Flowers
Pile it on – Layers


Lisa x 

Oh Beehave!

I’m a bit beehind (tee hee) posting this one as I actually made it for last weeks Let’s Get Stamping Sketchie Challenge at Craftbubble.Kathy,our GDT,set this sketch and the twist of using a new or rediscovered technique fro the comfort of her holiday home in Florida where she’s residing at the moment -lucky thing :

Before I dicovered Promarkers I used to enjoy colouring with Polychromo pencils and oil thinners (cheaper version of Sansodor),moving the colour around with a cotton bud rather than more expensive paper stumps.I just love this Bees stamp from Stamps Happen – it’s my new favourite – but then aren’t they all!!I also dug out some Metallic Rub Ons from my drawers to add round the edges.They’re a kind of wax that you apply with your finger.Lovely and messy.The papers I’ve used are K & Co and the card is from the DCWV Old World stack.I thought it would make a change to add coloured card for matting.I generated the sentiment on the computer and used the same pencils and wax on it.The flower  is die cut using Sizzix Bigz Daisies #2  from – dare I say it – Funky Foam that I came across while rummaging through old forgotten craft stuff.Ive also ‘grunged’ the petals with some morewax..The center has been cut from a Standard Circles Nestabilities then embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and  lightly sanded to emulate the daisies in the background.Corners have been cut with a mixture of Inverted Corner and Lip Pattern punches.

This card is for the following challenges :

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge – Make your own flowers

Quixotic Challenges – Emboss it

Crafty Creations – Use your favourite stamp

Simon Says Challenge – Pink or blue with green and brown 

Just Us Girls : Wild Card Dry Embossing Challenge

Totally Gorjuss – Wings

Crafty Angels – Teal and Brown


Lisa x


This card was made using  new stamp I won as part of a very generous prize donated by Janlynn for a challenge at By the Cute and Girly.

She’s called Buttercup and is by Stamps Happen.I’ve coloured her with Promarkers and given her wings some magical fairydust sparkle with Diamond Stickles.Here’s a closer view:

I’ve inked around the edges with Scattered Straw,Dried Marigold and Broken China Distress inks.The papers are K & Co and the card is Core’dinations Gemstones.I created the flowers using Marianne Design Creatables Floral 1 Dies and added pearls to the centres.I stapled a piece of ribbon with a sentiment from a mini flower set I won in a forum challenge stamped with Walnut Stain Distress ink.I didn’t know ’til today you could do that.Although I have to say I prefer the results from Versacraft pads – it serves me right for being too lazy to dig them out!I’ve also added a length of jute ribbon to give added texture.I’ve used a mix of a Lip Pattern corner punch and a Large Corner Rounder.

Here are the challenges that inspired me to make this card :

Let’s Get Stamping group at Craftbubble:  with the theme ‘Spring Garden’

Cupcake Craft Challenges : ‘Make your own flowers’

Allsorts : ‘Petals and Pearls’

Totally Gorjuss : ‘Texture’

Flutterby Wednesday : ‘Sparkle’

Paperplay Challenges : ‘Shiny Happy People’

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge: ‘Things with wings’

Crafty Anns Challenge : ‘Let the sunshine in’

Pollycraft Monday Challenge: ‘Anything goes’

By the Cute and Girly : ‘Fairytales’

I really have to apologise about the quality of the pics.They are as clear as a bell on my camera and computer but I’ve had problems all this week with Photobucket.Once I’ve edited a photo and sent it back to the ‘puter  I seem to be losing the sharpness of it.If anyone has any suggestions of anywhere better to edit them I’d be most grateful.The only thing is I’m a bit stingey so it would have to be free. 


Lisa x