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Friday, March 28, 2014

The March Hares

I'm playing with some overlapping themes today for Rogue Redhead Designs, LLC.  You will find my blog post there.

It's still March, so I used this month's color prompts of purple, green and gold.

It's our third month for the Holiday Inspiration Club.  This month, we're encouraged to make our own backgrounds.

I decided to venture into the world of washi tape.  The green roll was a store bought item.  I made my own washi tape for the purple and gold strips using Rogue Redhead Designs stamps onto soft white ultra matte sticker paper sold for this very purpose at redleadpaperworks.com.


This bunny stamp set is so adorable.  You can find Beatrix Potter A Winter's Tale in the Rogue Redhead Designs, LLC store under "other manufacturers".  Bunnies would be my favorite animal -- especially to craft with--  so you know I had to get this stamp set-- I love the Beatrix Potter rabbits in their little coats--so vintage---and you know I love vintage!!!!

Even though they're winter bunnies, I decided these two could also pass for spring bunnies.  Where I live, we always need a coat or jacket until mid May.

I also used:  s.e.i. card stock, Ancient Page Plum Wine ink, Ranger Wendy Vecchi Tree Branch Archival ink, Stampin' Up Watercolor Pencils and Whispering White card stock.

Entering these challenges:

So here is the dilemma:  this card is so generic, including the sentiment I chose, that I think I can use it for Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day or any other occasion where someone "needs a hug".  That will explain my mixed bag of challenge entries:

Simply Create Too Challenge 58 Easter or Use Bunnies closes in 12 days
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 252:  March: What is the Weather Where You Are?  closes in 4 days
DL.ART Challenge 129  :  Thankful Thursday Challenge: Bunny  closes April 8
The Sisterhood of Crafters:  Animals:  due April 6, winner announced April 8
Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Challenge:  Easter, Bunnies, Chicks closes in 10 days
ABC Christmas Challenge:  F is for Friends and Family  closes in 3 days
Crafty Bloggers' Network:  March challenge:  Nature (my second entry)
Make My Monday:  For Mums
Clear It Out Challenge Blog:  Colour Challenge: Green   closes in 3 days x
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 187:  Spring closes in 4 days
As You Like It Challenge:  Your Favorite Animal and Why
Country View Challenges:  March Paper Chase ( my second entry)

18 comments:

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous card and background.

Wendy McCarthy said...

Lovely card, your washi tape is fab! Xx

Basslady said...

this is so lovely and adorable!

thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT-Challenge!

Hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

DIANA L. said...

How adorable I love that green striped jacket your bunny has on.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #129 “BUNNY” challenge, Have a Blessed day
DIANA L.
http:// http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image and layout.xxx

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Hi, Helene: Beautiful colors for your card. I love your cute bunnies stamp. Thank you for entering our Easter/Bunny Challenge at Simply Create Too.

Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://SimplyCreateToo.blogspot.com
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Fantastic! Love how you paper pieced his jacket with the stripes going in the opposite direction! Very clever ... looks awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANIMAL’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Joan said...

Great card - I love the Washi tape that you made!!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Lori said...

This super cute CAS card totally reminds me of Spring! Easter is right around the corner ;) Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

Angie A said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too! Angie-DT

http://angiescraftblog.blogspot.com/
http://angiesdigistamps.blogspot.com/

Laura W said...

Oh, I haven't ventured into washi tape making as of yet. Looks great! Thanks for joining us at the Clear it out challenge blog, see you Tuesday for a new challenge :)

Vicki robertson said...

I just love that you made your own Washi tape!!

Michelle B. said...

Such a cute card and adorable image. Thank you for entering our challenge however one of our requirements is to create a Christmas card based on our theme. Hope to see you in one of our other Christmas themed challenges!

Jennie Atkinson said...

A great card and wonderful use of those amazing colours. Thanks for sharing it with us at Country View Challenges for our Paper Chase challenge this month. Jennie

Gerda said...

What a super cute card!! Love the colors!!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

DT-Member SCT
Gerda
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

Heather said...

I love that you made your own washi tape...so clever!! Adorable little stamp..love how you did the little bunny's jacket with the green...so cute!!
Hugs
Heather

Suzi B said...

Thank you for joining us at MMM with this sweet card so bright and cheery!
Suzi B x

Mojca said...

Waw looks ever so gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

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