Thursday, 25 August 2016

Snug Christmas bunnies

Hello lovely people,

I post nothing for nearly a week and now it's 2 posts in 2 days...and yes, I may well be posting again tomorrow!


Today's post is my DT card for the new challenge at As You Like It and our theme this time is...

YOUR FAVOURITE...Shaped or standard card base
...and don't forget to tell us why it's your favourite!

Our sponsor this time is Sweet Stamp Store with a $10 voucher

I probably make more large square cards because I find it so easy to reach for a pre-made square base, but I always find that my favourite designs are the ones where I have used a shaped base, and it does add interest.

Regular visitors to my blog will know that this lovely shape is a favourite of mine, and the only reason I don't use it more is that it's just a bit small for a lot of images.


I thought it was about time I added to my very tiny stash of Christmas cards so I reached for my fave Christmas stamp, which I'm delighted to say is available again at LOTV and of course, you can now get it in rubber or digi format :-)


I tried a few sentiments but none of them looked quite right, maybe because of the DP with text on it, so I just left it without.

I also played with some flowers on this design and decided I liked it better without so hunted through my dies instead and chose this bow swirl; another die that I love but don't often use!

As you can see, I had another play with the cheesecloth too!



I hope you will pop over to As You Like It and check out the fabulously creative projects from the rest of the team :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,



Card recipe;
DP: Glad tidings - Dovecraft
Dies: Large frilly frames #10 - Go Kreate, Twisted swirl - Magnolia Doohickeys
Natural button twine - The Ribbon Girl
Cheesecloth fabric - The Ribbon Girl
Snowflake 1 - The Hobby House

Copic colours;
Rabbits: E40/41/42/43 & R000/00/01
Red: R27/46/89
Green: YG95/97/99
Branch: E37/39/29
Fur: W00/T0/2

17 comments:

Allicat said...

I love your cards but the shaped ones do grab my attention more. This is another beautiful card and I love the stitching, it must have taken you ages to do that.
Love Alli Xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

These little cuties look so snug and warm in their Christmas stocking. Beautiful colouring as always and a super card design too. The papers are gorgeous and you have used them to perfection on this wonderful shaped card.
Lorraine

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is adorable. Great image and layout
Hugs Kelly

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous shaped card Kat. Those bunnies look so sweet and beautifully coloured. Love those DP's too...need to add them to my ever growing wish list!
Lorraine x

Tracy Freeman said...

Its beautiful Kat, I adore the image and agree about leaving sentiment off.
Hope you are well xxxx

Carole said...

Lovely card Kat...beautiful colouring and that image is so cute and I like how you have cut up the die and used part again! xx

Jennifer Bradley said...

Oh Kat those bunnies are truly adorable, the card base is fabulous and the papers, cheesecloth and stitching all blend together perfectly. A beautiful christmas card. Hugs Jennifer xx

Sarah said...

Aaaaaah, such cute bunnies and I love the traditional colours you chose. Great decision to let the papers do the talking!! xx

Chrissy said...

Oooo..I love this card shape..fabulous papers and chipboard swirls..adore the image and your colouring Kat..Fabulous card.

luv CHRISSYxx

scrappymo! said...

This shaped card is a real beautify. Loving the shape and the vintage look of the papers and cheesecloth.
Wonderful image too!

This card would be perfect for my Aug Rudolph Days Challenge.

Brenda said...

This is my favorite shape also, but I think your beautiful designs is what sold it for me. This is another beauty, love this image too!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

My fave shape too, gorgeous layering, fab image

Christine L said...

Now I really thought I'd been here before, but don't see my comment..... sooooooooo.... I do love this fabulous shape.... and you always make it special with your wonderful signature stitching!! Of course, the cute little duo on the stocking are gorgeous and so beautifully coloured.... and I'm really glad to see LOTV in digi now too!

Christine x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

I have been swooning over this on Facebook Kat! I LOVE traditional colours on Christmas cards and you have the vintagey retro look going on with this paltte. Just gorgeous. Love the layers and fantastic colouring! The muslin looks fab and I love the sweet snowflake charm too. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Annette said...

Snap - my fave shape too !!! Love the image too hun, it's so beautifully coloured. Sorry I've been awol but I'm catching up with my commenting now. xx

Lori said...

Kat, you never cease to amaze me - your cards are drop dead gorgeous! Love this shape :)

Linda Levoir said...

Gorgeous vintage card and those mice are just too adorable! :) xx