Thursday 1 March 2012

Three minute Everybunny for baby

I have fallen in love with the gorgeous Everybunny stamp set, and have set myself the challenge of coming up with lots of different ways of using it. I want to prove that the set is an all-rounder that can be used for many different occasions, not just Easter. So can it be used for a quick card? Of course it can! And to celebrate the birth of a baby too - come and have a look:

How cute is this little image of the bunny in a shell?!! It's a doddle to colour too - just a sweep of two colours with an aqua painter and a touch of detail with a couple of markers and the job is done. Using watercolour paper is the quickest and most effective way of doing this but I found some scraps of Confetti White and it works well with that too. (I chose a piece that wasn't very speckled because I wanted a clean-looking image for my baby card.) The image fits beautifully in the Decorative Label punch too and makes a very quick card topper. Let's zoom in:

I love these colours and textures - there's something so soft and clean about them that makes them feel perfect for a baby card. The banner is so quick to make from scraps - just cut 1cm strips of each card stock, turn them back to back and cut the end diagonally; turn them back out and glue them side by side to form a ribbon-tailed banner.

Of course these days, we often know the gender of a baby before it's born but some people like a surprise (I know I did with my lovely babies!) But with a quick card like this one...

... it's no trouble to make a pink version too - to cover all eventualities! I shall enter this card into the Less is More challenge where Mandi and Chrissie are encouraging us to make a card out of scraps.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Everybunny, Teeny Tiny wishes
Ink: Basic Grey, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue or Pink Pirouette (for shell), Night of Navy or Regal Rose (for sentiment)
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Confetti White, Baja Breeze or Pink Pirouette textured
Other: Markers, Decorative Label punch, aquapainter, paper snips, 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.
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Our dishwasher has given up the ghost and although I'll probably replace it at some stage, at the moment it's serving a purpose not to have one. Why? Well, because now the whole family takes it in turns to wash up after dinner and before the machine broke down, they didn't actually know how! I heard some very strange noises coming from the kitchen yesterday and, when I went to investigate, found my youngest son rubbing a plate with water so that it made a high pitched noise. "Hi Mummy," he said cheerfully. "Just making sure the dishes are squeaky clean!"

Thanks for visiting me today. I'll be back tomorrow and you're very welcome to join me!


  1. Hi Vicky...a very CAS and cute baby card. You are making that stamp set work wonderfully.

    Now there are just the two of us, I never think to use our dishwasher. It may have seized up - LOL!! At least your son sounds to be having fun doing his washing up...Bless him!

  2. Hi Vicky...thank you for showing the many different ways to use stamps. You're thrifty as well as creative! You blog is fabulous for clicking on a stamp set and seeing all the ideas.
    cheers Helen (Melb)

  3. These are just precious for baby cards! Love the way you sentiment in the two colors too. So cute.

  4. These are such sweet baby cards. I love that little bunny. Wonderful coloring. Ann

  5. These bunnies are so cuuuuute! Once again I love the details, like the scarf that you've changed from pink to blue, so sweet.

  6. You are making me look at this set in a new light! Lol. It's perfect for a new baby and I love the ribbon banner for your sentiment.

    My two think the dishes miraculously find their own way into the dishwasher and out again!! x

  7. Ok ! I give in, I have to have this set; you have showcased this stamp set so beautifully Vicky ! These cards are so lovely , thank you for all these gorgeous ideas !
    Jane x

  8. Every cloud had a silver lining!!
    Yet another fabulous use for this stamp set! These are just gorgeous new baby cards!

  9. Another alternative use! Brilliant! I love this very CAS super quick card. Perfect xxx

  10. I love these sweet bunnies for new baby cards Vicky...I love it when you road test a stamp set like this..look forward to seeing how else you use them.
    Sounds like your youngest has been watching the adverts for Fairy Liqid!!! so he must know what washing up is :0)
    Jenny x

  11. HI Vicky...these really are cute those little bunnies..


  12. GORGEOUS cards Vicky - I love that bunny too!
    Many thanks for stopping by and saying hi - much appreciated :)

  13. Hi Vicky, sorry I haven`t been around for awhile, so much going on.
    Your card is super cute. Such a lovely stamp and so versatile. We never got around to getting a dishwasher, I just used my kids as washing up slaves lol.
    Lynne xxx

  14. Such cute bunnies - love all your cards made with this lovely set.
    Really wish I could get my offspring to wash up for me!!
    Jacqueline xx

  15. What sweet cards. I love the bunny.

  16. What elegant cards these are - superb!!!
    Thanks for visiting and the kind comments...
    Monica xxx

  17. Very sweet bunnies ,,,as well as the one your card art!!

  18. Very sweet bunnies ,,,as well as the one your card art!!

  19. OMGosh, these cards are simply SWEET! Love them - your scrap strip banner is the perfect touch.
    Cheers, Karen

  20. These are adorable, Vicky! They Re the perfect images for baby cards!

  21. These are so lovely Vicky. Another stamp set that I didn't want until you started showing us what can be done with it, more expense!!!!!!
    M x
    ps can I borrow your son, I like squeaky clean :0)

  22. Real sweeties Vicky!
    A bunny in a shell is an odd concept I guess... but I hadn't thought about it until you mentioned it.
    They make great baby cards.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  23. These bunny images are just awesome!! Don't think I would normally have thought to have a bunny in a shell...a baby chick maybe...but still, it's just adorable!

  24. Such sweet bunnies! They make perfect baby cards.
    Sharon xx

  25. These are great Vicky. Love how you've shown how versatile this easter set can be!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  26. Such sweet little bunnies, what a versatile set this is turning out to be! Helen (Sydney)

  27. Hello Vicky

    Your cards are stunning and adorable and so sweet. Fabulous baby cards.

  28. That was a clever chicken laying that egg lol
    Wonder what it had been up to hehe
    Super cute card
    Crafted to perfection, as always
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  29. Please send your son immediately to Greece I will pay his airfare I need to adopt him ! Gorgeous card simple, stylish and beautifully created.


  30. These are so sweet, Vicky. Hook up to CASual Fridays baby card challenge...


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