Sunday 2 April 2023

It's that Easter Bunny again!

Here's my Sunday snippets card - all using white linen snippets to start off with:

I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" side opening card blank, cut from 'Syntegro White Linen Silkweave' textured card

- assorted sizes of snippets of the same white card for the image panel and all the little die cuts (not worth taking a photo)

- cut the following die cuts: unbranded sitting bunny with the stool he came with plus the following Gummiapan dies:  a vase from the 'set of vases', three 'Easter branches', and daffodils from the 'tiny daffodils' set of dies. Also, the bow for the bunny - from an unbranded set of seven different bows 

 - so, there I was once again with a lot of little die cuts to colour in - and out came the Distress Oxide ink pads and water brush. Even coloured the little green buds all ready to burst forth!

- after colouring all the pieces, I then used VersaFine Clair 'Morning Mist' ink and a small Indigo Blu stamp appropriately called 'Crackle' to add some interest to the stool. In order to be sure to position the stool so that it was all covered in the 'crackle' in one go, I popped the stamp onto my glass mat, then inked it facing up before positioning the ready 'die cut and coloured' stool on top - then pressed down with a large acrylic block - perfect!

- then used a large ball ended embossing tool to slightly round/shape the bunny and his bow tie, along with the vase and the flower heads, just to add some dimension

- rubbed some Ranger 'Micro Distress Glaze' onto each of the die cut and coloured pieces - word of caution, be sure to keep it away from the back of the pieces as you handle them otherwise sticking them down might prove tricky - ask me how I know this

- the image panel started out on a bigger snippet of white linen card - and to 'ground' the image I stenciled what might pass for a rug onto the bottom edge of the panel - using 'Lost Shadow' Distress Oxide and a stencil I'd cut myself using a die from the Memory Box 'Baptisia' set of dies

- stamped the Easter sentiment into the top right corner of the panel using a stamp from the Clearly Besotted 'Say What?' set of stamps and a VersaFine Clair 'Morning Mist' ink pad

- glued the front panel onto the card front, using strips of narrow foam tape to raise it up a bit

- built up the little scene using a glue pen, red line tape, tweezers, pokey tool and some teensy pieces of thin foam pad behind the vase, daffodil heads and the bunny. The flowers and Spring branches had already been stuck to the back of the vase using red line tape

- finally, using a pencil, I added the eye and little nose to the bunny's face

Cutting my own stencil was inspired by Chrissie Stokes of course. After a false start with 250 microns Mylar, I switched to 125 microns which cuts like a dream - even coping beautifully with the very tricky die I used on this card. In real life, the colours are stronger than in the photo - and there is a third daffodil hiding somewhere in my craft room - it did a runner just before I assembled the card and I certainly wasn't going to go through the whole process of making a replacement.

I'd like to enter this into Darnell's NBUS Challenge #49 - the stool, bunny bow, vase and Spring contents dies were all having their first outing. Oh, and the 'stencil making' was a first too!

I actually have two more 'Easter Bunny' cards to one side here. One is fully made and 'waiting in the 'wings' - a bit of the die cutting is done for the final one, but having been one degree under for a few days during the week I'll wait and see how things go.

I've been having problems with some of my blog commenting lately - when using Firefox it was often, but not always, only allowing me to comment as 'Anonymous'. I've been into Privacy and security in Firefox on my laptop and have changed a pop-up setting to allow them - it seems that the latest Firefox update made this an option and not the default. It's little things like that lurking to trip us up. So do keep an eye on your browser settings. BTW - Blogger works much better on Chrome (both Google products). Quelle surprise!

Dudley Pupdate: It's been a quieter week than usual here but Dudley has never been far away from my side - keeping watch and offering cuddles of course. 

Dudley is such a joy. His morning 'treat hunt' is so funny. He adores 'calcium bones wrapped in dried chicken by Pawsleys or similar. We're not up at the crack of dawn all/showered washed, dressed and on parade at our age (yay, I actually felt right saying that and not explaining to builders why 8am is not on our radar these days!). 

Once breakfast is over and he's 'ready' for the day, Len makes us a second cuppa - mug of coffee for him and one of peppermint tea for me. And that's when Dudley knows it's 'treat time'. No matter where we conceal or hide it - that boy is on the hunt. The only way we can confuse him is to handle the treat between ourselves - and then he's a bit confused. Hands, smell, WHO? HE always wins - and in pretty short time as well.

Sarn has a new Snippets Challenge up and running in the Snippets Playground! Do have a look at her lovely snippets homework and join in with the fun - HERE. Nice selection in the prize pot as well!


  1. I love that sweet bunny and his stool - I bought him a while back but have only used him once so must get him out! You coloured all the pieces perfectly, and stencilling a bit of "rug" to ground him was a great idea!

  2. Hi Miss Di, a gorgeous card and love the bunny, reminded me of a little girl I went to preschool with, she always had her bunny with her... including in the class photo... the daffodils look good just the way they are, sometimes I think losing a bit is just meant to happen... Have a wonderful week... Megan

  3. I keep seeing this Bunny pop on on different blogs and I'm gonna have to buy him as he's adorable as is your card. We already have our first litters of babies out in the paddocks, they pop into the orchard to play in the shorter grass and a delight to watch taking up hours of my time.

    B x

  4. That bunny is certainly going the rounds recently and this is a gorgeous design well worth the 'fiddle' of those tiny die cuts.. Great work!

  5. Oh Di - I just LOVE this cute bunny card. You’ve made a lovely Spring scene for this Easter. Lots of small fiddly dies but soooo worth the effort. Congrats on making your own stencil for the grounding too. Xxx

  6. That sweet bunny is popping up 'all over' these days - and I love how you have used him here on this delightful card Di.
    I am slowly moving at 8 a.m. these days, but definitely fully conscious, as living with family in a small house (a temporary measure) one cannot but be awake!
    Young Dudley is a pretty clever little fellow by the sounds of it

  7. How CUTE CAS!!! This bunny scene just makes me smile! How sweet and fun bunny sitting on the chair with his big bow and the coordinated vase with daffodils!
    Waiting to see the other two 'Easter Bunny' cards!
    No surprise that Google works better on Chrome, they belong to the same multinational. The basic idea is to narrow the choice. There are computers (for school use) that can only be used with google and chrome, no other installation is allowed. Yet we pay to own it... or so it should be.
    No doubt as well that Dudley always win the morning game :D and in short time. His nose is very skilled and he has a clever mind! :)
    Hugs, have a lovely Sunday!

  8. I've been seeing this adorable bunny on his stool in blogland for several days and I just love him. I especially like that big blue bowtie around his neck! Fun snippets card indeed.

  9. Adorable Easter scene Di, well worth the effort! Xxx

  10. Very cute bunny Di, and well done making your own stencil. I have thought of doing it but tied cutting acetate and certainly with my old die cutting machine that was a bit of a disaster! (haven't tried since i had a new die cutting machine for Christmas ... note to self ...) I too have had all s orts of commenting problems on the ipad ... I've given up trying to figure it any more!
    Pauline xx

    1. Do try it Pauline - it's addictive! If you're keen to have a little try - email me and I'll pop some Mylar in the post for you to try. My email address is on my RH sidebar. Di x

  11. Ooh l too love your sweet bunny nice stencil too your so creative with your crafts and cards lots of inspiration comes your way enjoy the Easter weekend

  12. This little bunny gets everywhere. Sorry I'm visiting the wrong way round! Sending best wishes, Angela xXx


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