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Little Peter Rabbit

You remember the song right? "Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose...." well I used to sing that to my kindy children all the time, they loved the hand actions and movements and I loved being able to incorporate my love of bunnies in anything that I do lol.

We're not allowed bunnies as pets here in Queensland, Australia.  They're considered a pest and there are huge fines if you're caught with one.  We even have a rabbit proof fence that spans the entire length of Western Australia with smaller fences along it!

Well I managed to spot a Peter Rabbit bunny in a Build-a-Bear shop and absolutely wasn't going to leave without one.  I can't wait for the movie to come out, so I thought I'd make my own Peter Rabbit/ Easter Bunny mix for Easter!

I used a template from My Scrap Chick and adapted it a little so that it had the same eyes as Peter, and of course his little jacket. I also added the furry tail.

What do you think? Did he steal your heart too - along with my Easter eggs?

So there you have them - Big Peter and little Peter.  I distressed the edges of all the paper elements on my Belly Box so that they looked a little furry and I added some wiskers.

I have joined in the following challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (w)
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes (2w)
Love to Craft - Anything Goes (m)
Cardz TV - Anything Goes (w)
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Easter Character & Why
Simon Says Stamp - Easter Inspired (w)
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Is Any Bunny There? (w)

Happy St Patricks Day

March wouldn't be March with out a little hijinks, gold and rainbows! It's St Patricks Day, so I've made a card with a hidden treat inside!

First up I coloured this fab image of a Leprechaun from Kinda Cute by Patrica - he's coloured up using my Copics in greens and oranges.  I added a splash of yellow with some patterned papers and enamel dots.

There's a little doodling around the borders, some gems and some nice green tickets.

The surprise inside is a tube of candy - green Skittles! They fit neatly in a fold along the edge of the card, and the tube has the card's sentiment on it.

He's a bit cute isn't he - hopefully, he's got more of that money hiding around my house!

Here's a look at the tube - it's the perfect size for Skittles, but you could fit any small lollies in there.

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Bright and Cheerful

There's a new challenge over at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenges and it's gorgeous!  We've been give a lovely photo for inspiration and the colours are all yellows and pinks.

I chose this fabulous image, which is just so full of joy and happiness that the colours were absolutely perfect.  I just knew this sweet girl was a red-head, and her cheerful pinafore, stripy shirt and dotty socks were so much fun to colour.  She looks like she could be out in a field of flowers, on fresh grass or jumping on a trampoline.

I added some enamel dots and she looks like she's playing in a ball pit, and there's some gems and liquid pearls in there for sparkle.

I layered the image with patterned papers and bold bright colours.

This card was created using lots of different scraps of patterned paper (I love that about making cards), and I snuck in some embossing and punching - which I don't use a lot anymore.  I doodled the border in a fine black pen and added a pom pom to a clip.

I have joined the following challenges:

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge - Photo Inspiration

Hiding in my Craftroom - Super Scraps Saturday
Brown Sugar Challenge - Easter or Spring

International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day, a day when women all over the world are acknowledged for their achievements throughout history right across the world.

I wanted to make a beautifully bright card for someone special that conveyed just how awesome and fantastic they are.  So I chose some bright patterned paper, added lots of doodling and a sweet image from Some Odd Girl.  I coloured her in during their 12 Days of Colouring Challenge and now I've found the perfect card to add her to.

I layered the patterned papers and doodled borders, then I added some resin flowers, gems and trimmed a tag to add as a sentiment.  I added some leaves with my copics, and glossed the girl's eyes and bangle.

Lastly I added a metal clip with a little pom pom.  I attached the little pom pom onto the clip myself using some pliers - I love the look, so I think I'll make some for my planner!

I have joined the following challenges:

Unicorn Challenge Blog - Make it Girly (m)
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Anything Goes (w)
Simon Says Stamp - Girl Power (w)
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes (w)
Creative Moments Challenge Blog - Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist (w)

A little Christmas Cheer

I know, I know, it's March - but there's always time to do Christmas cards! I coloured these images up during the Some Odd Girl 12 days of colouring challenge and they needed a card to live on, so I created this one for the new challenge!

Each image is coloured with copics and then accented with gloss and Stickles.  I fussy cut around them and then popped them into my card.

The card itself was made using Christmas papers, some were cut and folded and another piece was folded into a fan and then inserted into the card.  I popped on a die-cut, some snowflakes and wrapped it all up with some twine.

Images used:
Bright Lights Kaylee
Christmas Tree Mae

This is quite a chunky 3Df card, so probably wouldn't fit in an envelope, but it looks beautiful displayed.

I have joined the following challenges:

Some Odd Girl - March Challenge (m)
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Stitching - Real or Faux (w)
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes (2w)