Friday, 13 January 2012

Hello purple Stampin' Up rabbit!

If you've been reading my blog lately, you'll know that the children and I have been watching films from before the '60s. One of our favourites was Harvey, a gentle comedy starring the wonderful James Stewart as Elwood P Dowd whose best friend is an invisible six-foot-three-and-a-half-inch rabbit... Well, what's good enough for Jimmy Stewart is certainly good enough for me - although my pal today has gone the other way and is just under 2cm tall! I'm making no sense at all am I? Well come and have a look at my rabbit:


Isn't he adorable? He is another image from the brilliant Perfect Postage stamp set from the new mini catalogue. The set contains four fabulous images and it's easy to make postage stamps from them with one click of the coordinating punch. I've not chosen to do that today...



... although I did use the punch to make this fancy edged windmill! The designer paper is from the Regals Patterns assortment and that gorgeous brad is a designer printed brad in Wisteria Wonder. I must confess to not thinking much of these when I first saw them in the catalogue, but they are gorgeous in real life and I have all sorts of plans for them now! Let's zoom in on my little rabbit:


He's standing in grass borrowed from the Easter Blossoms set - another set from the new mini catalogue. I'm really pleased with the way you can see the grass through the sentiment, which I stamped with my Just Perfect alphabet in scrumptious Concord Crush. I've become rather attached to the colour purple this week thanks to this week's Less is More challenge, so I thought I'd pop another entry in; and of course the starting point for this card was the rabbit, so that fits in rather nicely with the challenge at Make My Monday which is asking for cards with an animal theme this week. This is also a pretty clean and simple card which is exactly what Young Crafters Unite have asked for!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Perfect Postage, Easter Blossoms, Just Perfect alphabet
Ink: Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade
Card stock: Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder, Very Vanilla
Other: Markers, Regals Patterns designer paper, Postage Stamp punch, designer printed brad in Wisteria Wonder, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

Stamping the rabbit today reminded me of a book I used to read to my boys when they were tiny - 'I love you Blue Kangaroo' by Emma Chichester clark. It's a sweet and beautifully illustrated story about a soft toy who is its owner's favourite toy until a series of new toys come along. My oldest son always used to imagine being the Yellow Cotton Rabbit and so, for quite a long time, I would tuck him into bed, give him a big hug and say: "Goodnight Yellow Cotton Rabbit!" He was always very pleased by this. My daughter was fond of the Babar stories when she was tiny and once disconcerted me by wishing me "Goodnight Queen Celeste!" I mean really - an elephant!

Thank you for joining me today and for leaving me your comments and suggestions. I hope you have a lovely weekend and I shall see you very soon.

Hugs,

39 comments:

  1. I get exactly where you are coming from Vicky, I love James Stewart films! And I have a particular fondness for Harvey!
    Beautiful card, wonderful scene, lovely colours! Hugs Karen x

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  2. HI Vicky
    Another stunner you are amazing.....Fabulous idea ...love it ....
    Hugs sylvie
    xxx

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  3. As always, lovely card and great colours. Helen (Sydney)

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  4. Another beautiful card again Vicky :O) Viv xx

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  5. Oh I do love your family tales Vicky!
    Your card is beautiful, I agree he is a super little chap!

    Thank you so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  6. Thanks for joining in again at MMM Vicky - it's always lovely to see your gorgeous creations in our challenge - love your windmill! - Jacqueline xx

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  7. I see what you mean about getting fond of purple! Love the card today especially the clever use of the postage stamp punch. You are so clever!
    Linda x

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  8. Again - fabulous design work. Beautiful card. Love the little rabbit.

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  9. Ah - they don't make them like they used to, do they! I loved that Jimmy Stewart film, and I love your card too! The design is fabulous, and what a super windmill!
    Hugs, Sylvia x

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  10. Hi Vicky, I'm with you Harvy is one of my favourite's from the days when we would watch TV on a Sunday aft with Mum and Dad, ahh memories Anyhoo, Gorgeous card the little rabbit is lots of fun and I'm looking forward to seeing your fabulous makes with this set:0) I just read 'I love you Blue Kangaroo' with my grandaughter, wonderful story:0) Gay xxx

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  11. Super card Vicky, I just love the windmill! xx

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  12. Another of your brilliant, ingenious card designs, Vicky. I love your sweet windmill:)

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  13. How cute is that bunny?! I haven't even seen him in the catalogue! I am also highly amused that you've broadcast to the nation that your son's nickname was Yellow Cotton Rabbit. My son would be mortified if I did that to him!

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  14. How adorable is that bunny. Love the windmill flower toooooo! Thank you for entering the Make My Monday animals challenge. Always look forward to seeing your cards!

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  15. You're right, he is a cute rabbit. I like the windmill as well and the touch of green on the grass sets the card off perfectly!
    Lovely work and an entertaining tale!

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  16. Little Harvey is adorable holding his giant pinwheel! Great fun!

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  17. Awww, this is such a cute little card. I love how you made your windmill - very ingenious! Sarah xx

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  18. Love your card, love your bunny and I loved Harvey too - as I love lots of old movies

    Kathyk

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  19. Hi Vicky, thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog. Your praise is gratefully received as I aspire to make cards just like yours. They are so elegant. I've had a look at St Lukes blog and I'll be sending them some cards in the near future - thank you for letting me know about them! hugs Karen x

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  20. This is fab Vicky, sorry I've not been round this week, I've had no Internet, so commenting via iPhone, thankfully I did my dt commitments over Christmas! Hopefully it will get sorted, and I can visit everyone properly! X

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  21. Hi Vicky, this made me smile! What a cute rabbit and the colour is perfect. Love how you've done that windmill!

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  22. Oh, this is so cute! A sweet bunny and lovely purple windmill!

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  23. A reall lovely card Vicky....such a cute rabbit and a super windmill

    Anne

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  24. Hello Vicky! Super sweet card that makes the cold days a bit lighter and happier! Like the colour scheme you chose. Have a lovely weekend! Janna

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  25. As brilliant as ever Vicky!
    Such a cute bunny and a great idea for the windmill!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  26. That is wonderful, Vicky! I love it!

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  27. Fabulous card Vicky, although the windmill is the main point it's amazing how your eye is drawn to the cute rabbit:)
    Val x

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  28. Absolutely adorable, Vicky!! (but then...all your cards are!!)

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  29. Too cute, and amazing! :) LOVE that windmill!!! Thanks for being a loyal MMM participant! We appreciate you! :)

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  30. The windmill is an inspired idea... see that's the very sort of thing that drew me to your blog!
    This is such a cute card :)
    Jenny x

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  31. Wow! This is fab! The composition is perfect. Love it!

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  32. Fabulous card Vicky, I love the colours and your little rabbit is so cute.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  33. Cute card! Thank you so much for joining our Young Crafters Unite challenge =)

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  34. What a beautiful gentle card, love it

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  35. This is fab - I lovely the simplicity - but so effective.
    Thanks for joining us at MMM this week.
    Hugs
    Valxx

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  36. This is so cute Vicky. Just love the adorable little bunny and your setting is fabulous.
    Thanks for joining in with this weeks challenge at Make My Monday and great to see you again.
    Fliss xx

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  37. Eeek, I LOVE that little tiny bunny holding the pinwheel balloon! Super cute, Vicky!

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  38. Hope you are still enjoying your old films. This little guy is brill and I love his postage stamp windmill. x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x