Butterfly Bunny

Hello friends,

Sometimes its is hard to choose a favourite colour – I like to work with blue, ivory and cream and all the autumn colours. This week’s challenge at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog is to use the colour green and I decided to give it a go. I chose this adorable Penny Black bunny sitting in a lettuce (or cabbage?) watching the playful butterflies – he really looks at home! This image reminds me of a Beatrix Potter character.  I also took out my sewing machine (haven’t used it in years so at first a huge search for the machine oil to get all those parts running smoothly again) to do the stitching instead of the easy way of faux stitching with a pen. The tension still needs adjustment to sew paper but I liked the shabby way of the stitches on this card. This effort was worthwhile as I discovered that at Sundays with Chrissy Challenge they want to see stitching on a card. The tag is a Marianne Design Creatables die recently purchased at the Hobby X show in Johannesburg. For South African crafters Country Crafts  in Randpark Ridge stock a variety of Marianne Design, Joy Craft and Nellie Snellen dies in their online shop.

Hope you like the card. I entered my butterfly bunny at the following challenges:

 To match the outside I decorated the inside with the same tag and a Lili of the Valley sentiment:

List of  goodies to create the card:

  • Cream cardstock
  • Designer Paper
  • Penny Black stamp ‘Butterfly Bunny” 1439E
  • Lili of the Valley Calender  and sentiment stamp
  • Cotton lace
  • Fancy pins
  • American seam binding “Cream”
  • Paper roses
  • Pearl hearts
  • Marianne Design Creatables die
  • Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Tea Dye”

Sending wishes from South Africa and have a wonderful week.

Amelia

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pops
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 22:41:23

    Hi sweetie this is just stunning a super cute image and fab design, thanks for joining us at “Sunday’s with Crissy” on our stitches challenge, big hugs love pops x x x

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  2. Renkata
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 10:08:00

    ohhh this is so sweet and wonderful card.
    Very warm and lovely colours.

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  3. Amy Duff
    Mar 20, 2011 @ 21:55:51

    Oh how I love this! It’s a mix of shabby, vintage, and cute all in one! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays for our green challenge. Good luck! 🙂 Amy

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  4. Amanda
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 21:56:04

    gorgeous card, the image is so cute and I love the colours you’ve used

    thanks very much for entering my Irish theme this week at Allsorts

    hugs

    Amanda x

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  5. debby4000
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 09:23:08

    Oh this is so cute, fabulous card.
    luv
    Debby

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  6. Tameko
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 05:33:19

    Amelia, your card is so pretty. I really like your stitching, flowers, & sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at SS this week!

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  7. ona_i_ja
    Mar 17, 2011 @ 19:10:38

    Wow, Your card is adorable. I love your design and colours!
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop this week and good luck!
    Hugs
    Agnieszka

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  8. mummylade
    Mar 17, 2011 @ 14:54:01

    what a lovely project, absolutely fabulously cute! Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge and good luck!

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  9. Zulma
    Mar 16, 2011 @ 17:43:42

    Just beautiful! love the image, pretty lace and embellish. Nice detail with the tag. Thanks for playing with us at Lollipop Crafts this week, good luck!
    Zulma DT

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  10. Teri
    Mar 16, 2011 @ 14:39:57

    Cute card hun! Love the inside too.
    Thanks for playing our ‘Green for St. Patrick’ challenge at Delicious Doodles, and good luck!
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  11. ursula uphof
    Mar 14, 2011 @ 22:38:09

    Such a lovley card, with amazing details. Also dug out my machine last week, but it won’t sew on card. Will have to sort it out. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. Warm wishes

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  12. Liz
    Mar 14, 2011 @ 20:57:39

    Hiya, your card is perfect for this weeks challenge on Penny Black, thanks for joining in.

    Liz x

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  13. Carol (Craftingranny)
    Mar 14, 2011 @ 18:40:25

    Oh my Amelia, this is stunning with so much beautiful detail. The lettuce looks real the way you’ve colored it, your stitching is perfect, and the way you’ve dyed the ribbon to match the colors on the card is awesome. Adorable image and fantastic card. I’m assuming the pins are ones you’ve made and the perfect finishing touches. “Hugs” Carol

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  14. Moz
    Mar 14, 2011 @ 16:38:33

    Love the card. The bunny is the cutest and the stitching certainly adds interest to the card. Colours great and the tag, fabulous!
    Another for my wish list.
    Super card Amelia.
    Hugz

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  15. Jo. Thomas
    Mar 14, 2011 @ 16:29:48

    Beautiful card, colouring is wonderful. Have fun. JO.xx

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