Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - 'Easter and include a bunny'


It's time for a new challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania and this fortnight's theme is 'Easter' and we're looking for a project which includes a bunny - or even more bunnies!

Details of our sponsor/the prize to be won can be found over on the Cuttlebug Mania Challenge blog.

You do have to use a manual die cutting/embossing machine for Cuttlebug Mania entries (it doesn't need to be a Cuttlebug but it must be manual, not electronic). And, you can't mix the two, it must be all manual please. Then make your entry, link into the challenge, link to the challenge in your own blog post and and make sure that you also say what products you used for any die cutting/embossing.

This is what I made:
I used:

- 6" x 6" white card blank

- then covered the card blank front with yellow Core'dinations (looks like green/lime in the photo but it's a true daffodil yellow !)

- next, I embossed a piece of white card using the Crafts-Too 'Leafy Tree' embossing folder and trimmed it to the size I wanted

- yay, time to die cut the grass, a snippet of green card and using a Stick-It backed MFT die called 'Grassy Fields' - I finally moved on from always using my 'icicles' die :)

- aw, next came the sweet little 'bunnies'. A cute family of them, die cut using the Joanna Sheen 'Rabbit Family' set, cut from SU 'Smokey Grey' card snippets and then coloured the tails on a couple of them with a Signo white pen

- added the  stamped sentiment using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a 'Happy Easter - small script' stamp from 'Stamping All Day

- mounted the image panel onto a piece of SU 'Smoky Grey. card so there was a narrow border down each side (the height of the image panel is deliberately the same height as the card front to fit the tree plus extras on!)

- finally, glued the image panel to the centre of the card front

I got the idea of using an embossed tree from Diane H, over here. I have a sneaking feeling this is the very first outing for that tree folder and I bought it back in the dark ages!

So, I used all NBUS goodies on my card today, the folder, grass die, bunny dies and also the sentiment stamp! Which means I can join in again with Darnell's latest NBUS challenge. She really would like to see some of our 'boo-boos' - but wouldn't you know it, I don't have any to show. Unless you count the fact that I originally die cut the grass with the Stick-It sheet on the front - it went into the waste bin and was gone before I thought to take a photo though! 

Easter is almost here so I hope lots of you are beavering away making cards and will find time to join in with the Cuttlebug Mania challenge.I'm a fine one to talk really as I only send a couple of Easter cards each year!




32 comments:

Kath said...

A lovely card - great design and cute bunnies too,
Kath x

Aquarius said...

Loving the cute bunnies around the embossed tree - brilliant idea

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

Beautiful card Di. The bunnies are adorable and the embossed tree looks perfect. The whole scene is very pretty :)
Hugs
preeti

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card Di, I love the embossed tree with the beautiful bunnies underneath.

Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

a real 'awwww' card, love those bunnies. ♥[aNNie]

Sandra H said...

Awww how cute is your card Di l love the embossed tree and those gorgeous bunnies so cute! take care x

Cara said...

Just beautiful. Think I might have to have a go at this challenge, I've certainly got lots of bunnies in my stash for some reason! Cara x

Craftychris said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the cute bunny family under the fabulous embossed tree! I only make one Easter card! It may contain bunnies so I can enter the challenge! xxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Oh my,that bunny family is too cute! I think the bunnies have been multiplying around here....everywhere I look, I find one hiding on my desk. Sweet card.

Fiki said...

so cute!

Linby said...

I only make a few so mine are all done and dusted for this year. This is so sweet, lovely layout.

Pat said...

A fabulous Easter card Di and I love the sweet bunnies and the background embossed tree and die cut grass are just perfect. Love that bright Springlike yellow too. x

Darnell said...

The tree e/f is so regal, Di, and it makes a perfect shady place for the sweet bunnies to play! (At least they are just playing on your card and not doing the hanky-panky like mine were last year right under my nose!) Thank you for linking again in my NBUS Challenge #11! Mwah!! Hugs, Darnell

scrappymo! said...

What a wonderfully sweet Easter card! "The bunnies are darling and look sweet frolicking under that great embossed tree! Love to see all the NBUS,...

Jean said...

I love the cute little bunnies here, and the embossed tree is lovely too.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Di, great embossed tree and love the little bunnies, with the little white tails.

Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! The embossed tree for this scene is a brilliant idea and love so much the cute bunnies jumping all around in the grass!! The frame on both the sides looks great!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your little scene..cute bunnies and love the embossing folder you used.

SARN said...

I love your pretty Easter card with the lovely sentiment and the cute embossing and die cutting. I don't send any Easter cards!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful card. Such a pretty scene
Hugs,
Em xoxo

Brenda said...

Awww, what a sweet little scene you have created on this card Di!! I love that embossed tree folder, it makes a perfect place for your sweet bunnies to hop around. Good for you on using all NBUS products!!! Hugs, Brenda

Loll said...

Adorable, Di!! Love those sweet bunnies. xx

Di said...

Good - you won't get one from me either then! :)) Struck off the list (not - as I don't send more than a couple anyhow!)

Hugs

Di xx

Lynne in NI said...

So pretty Di! Glad you dusted off that tree folder, it looks fab!

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Di, I love the design. That's a really useful embossing folder you've used, so much easier the sticking on a tree die cut. The little bunnies are so cute.... although it was a bit spooky when I saw that you've used the same bunnies as I used on the snippet card I linked up earlier today. xx

Janice said...

I think I might have this tree folder Di....and not used it yet! Lovely CAS Easter card, the bunnies are so cute!
Janice x

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Di, this is so cute. I love adding the sweet bunnies to the embossed scene. I, too, am doing my Easter cards since the weather is brutal today. Good time to stay in and craft.

Greta said...

Brilliant use of that embossed tree, Di--love this sweet card!

Barb said...

I love this card Di. A great way to use your tree embossing folder and those little bunnies are the cutest. I love the face of Daddy Bunny! Barbxx

Mrs A. said...

Sitting in the garden doing a bit of sewing . Nice and sunny here. How many bunnies you got now then as I see three on your card and their little blighters for multiplying when your not looking! Just saying. Had a flipping Heron land on the roof of the house at the bottom of the garden . The Doc really has to stop feeding the birds! Hugs Me.

Sue - said...

Gorgeous card, love the embossing folder tree, it makes a perfect backdrop for your bunnies.

Jeanne H said...

What a great card, Di. Just love it. :-)