Friday 21 September 2012

Vintage Everybunny!

There's an overall vintage theme going during September at Make My Monday and this week's particular challenge is Vintage Childhood. Vintage isn't really my strong point - as you may have noticed! - but I had a go at this, inspired also by the bingo over at Addicted to Stamps. Come and have a look:

I thought I'd go with a scored card base, made using my diagonal Simply Scored board insert, and topped it with this rabbit from Everybunny on an inked and wheeled vintage-style background. The bunny normally wears a t-shirt, but, when you ink with markers, you can just leave out the bits you don't want - it makes your stamps so versatile!

Now my bunny looks like one of those old-fashioned soft toys - think The Velveteen Rabbit! I gave him a flag to hold - it's a strip of card stock topped with the streamer from Ain't Love Grand - and teamed him with lace and pearls to add to the vintage feel.

I chose the top line of the ATS bingo card, with scoring, yellow (hope the More Mustard ink counts!) and a birthday theme.

I've got to admit, this card is so far out of my comfort zone that I might need a map and compass to get back! I've really enjoyed the challenge though.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Everybunny, Create a Cupcake (sentiment), Very Vintage wheel, Ain't Love Grand (hostess, retiring)
Ink: Basic Grey, So Saffron, More Mustard, Crumb Cake
Card stock: Very Vanilla
Other: Simply Scored plus diagonal board, Basic Pearls, Chantilly crochet trim (retiring), Basic Pearls, stamp-a-majig

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It's been a busy week but now it's time to wind down for the weekend and welcome my husband back from his parents'. We've already heard that my father in law's operation was a success so let's hope he'll recover quickly and get a new lease of life. Thank you so much to everyone that left good wishes, it's much appreciated.

Enjoy the weekend and I'll be back very soon,


  1. Fab scoring, Vicky! It gives a quilted effect. Your rabbit does look like one from a vintage story his banner!
    Such good news about your father-in-law, too x

  2. Gorgeous card Vicky and such a cute little your background too


  3. This is just gorgeous Vicky! I love the scored background, and the colouring on the velveteen rabbit is perfect, so soft and delicate.
    So glad your father in law got through the surgery ok, I hope he makes a swift recovery.

  4. Good morning Vicky, sorry to hear your FIL has been unwell as am playing catch up asu usual. Fabulous card , I absolutely adore the scoring I can't even manage a straight line ! beautifully crafted the colours the stamping all perfect as usual. Thank you do much for joining us at ATS , wishing you a lively weekend.


  5. AHA! I spot CUTEness going on amongst the vintagey stuff! Lovely card Vicky.

    Good to hear your FIL's op was a success. Hope he makes a speedy recovery.

    Have a great weekend.

    Sarn xxx

  6. Vicky, this is beautiful. I haven't used my diagonal plate yet so this is wonderful inspiration for me! I love your image and YES, More Mustard is fine!!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATS xx

  7. So pleased that your father in law is on the mend Vicky.
    I love your card - this is my kind of vintage and I agree with the lady above it's just like an old fashioned story book.
    I can now kill 2 birds with one stone (not literally you understand!) and say thank you for playing along with both the MMM and ATS challenges this week - Jacqueline xx

  8. So lovely to have you back with us Vicky and your card is just adorable. Such a cute rabbit and I know what you mean about the velveteen one too.
    Thanks for joining in this week at MMM.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  9. Vicky I just love your little bunny. Gorgeous card!

    So pleased to hear your father in law came out of his operation well. Hope is recovery is a speedy one.

    Thanks for joining the challenge fun at ATS again this week.

  10. SOOO cute Vicky! Love that bunny bouncing across his quilt. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs, Buttons x

  11. First, pleased to hear that your FIL is on the mend - such a stressful time for you all.

    Second - sorry not to have been round for a while - just been catching up. You do make fab cards. Love this one! It has a real vintage feel! Love that cute rabbit!

    Hugs xx

  12. Aahhhh... the Velveteen Rabbit. Sigh. Now that does take me back! Made me go all sentimental and I just fell in love with that card of yours. Perfect. Vx

  13. Gorgeous card, Vicky. I too struggle with vintage so haven't been playing along with MMM recently :( Sue x

  14. This is absolutely darling, Vicky!!! LOVE the bunny and your script panel is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  15. What a sweet bunny Vicky, love how he's running along with his banner:) love how easy it is to create diagonals with this score board. Thanks for joining us at ATS this week:)
    Val x

  16. It looks lovely Vicky. I think you can master any technique. x


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