Saturday, July 2, 2011


can you tell the bunny is paper pieced?
 I finally made the time to play in a Cat's Pajamas challenge.  Every week I religiously check out the challenge and what the design team is up and this week when the new stamps were released I couldn't resist purchasing a few new bunny stamps including this fella in the balloon.  I just had to sit down and make something right away.  I have a pack of paper with balloon images,  I had a charm just waiting to be placed on a card and then with this week's challenge being a sketch well, it was like kismet. 
I spent lots of time fussing over the paper piecing but that's a good thing for me.  It keeps my mind and hands occupied and the rest of the world fades away.  Happy, happy, happy...

don't neglect the inside

Here's the deets:
stamp - the Cat's Pajamas "Away We

ink - Memento "Rich Cocoa"; inside image stamped in Versamark "Toffee"
paper - Kaisercraft "Up, Up and Away" dp; Colorbok yellow cs; Stampin' Up Kraft cs
miscellaneous - copics; Nesties oval and scalloped oval; Kaisercraft lace; baker's twine; charm; brads; sewing machine

Here's the challenges:
the Cat's Pajamas TCP165 - sketch
Wee Memories #61 - Summertime
Craft Your Days Away #23 - Vintage (I love the vintage feel of this dp)
CES #42 - Woodland Creatures (I'm not certain if this bunny is more at home in the woods or the city, hmmm...)
the Secret Crafter #141 - Here Comes Summer
Moving Along with the Times - Here Comes the Summer
Charisma #26 - Ice Cream Colors (Chocolate, Pistachio and Butter Pecan)
CCEE1126 - Use your Cricuit or Die Cuts (I don't have a Cricuit - but I love to use my Big Shot)
4 Crafty Chicks 4ccc-44 - Stitching
Pals Paper Arts PPA100 - Your Favorite Technique (I love paper piecing, that's my favorite technique)
the Shabby Tea Room week 68 - My Favorite Things - paper and embellies (my favorite embellishments are charms and twine)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.  For those of you who leave comments an extra thanks.  I appreciate your kind words.


  1. Thanks for joining our "Here comes Summer" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

  2. Oh so so cute! Love all the layers and the way you used the stamp on the inside message panel!

    xx Tracey xx

  3. Oh my Goodness....I love the rabbit and have been wanting to get it and I LOVE LOVE the rich warm colors you rich...absolutely beautiful card.

  4. hi there Chris! Happy 4th! Adorable card!

  5. This is incredibly cute ... love that bunny and the colors you used! Thanks for joining in the fun at Pals Paper Arts!

  6. Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at CYDA this time, hope you will join us again good luck xx

  7. This is just fabulous Chris,love it.Thanks for sharing this with us at

  8. A brilliant card layout - love the papers and the colour scheme. Super-cute Bunny too!
    Thank you for joining us at the MAWTT summer challenge - hope to see you next time. Sylvia x

  9. What an amazing card - Your paper-piecing is sheer perfection and that little balloon charm is darling! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge! :)

  10. Gorgeous card Chris! Beautiful colour scheme and love the image! Thanks so much for joining in with our summer theme at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

  11. Gorgeous card!!! I love the adorable image and your attention to detail is fantastic!!Thanks so much for sharing your adorable card this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

  12. This little guy looks like he's having a good time! Cute card, nice coordination of the papers too!

  13. Beautiful card Chris, love the papers. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

  14. This is adorable I love the image and the colour theme,

    Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 141Here Comes Summer, I hope you join us again next week,

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x.

  15. Gorgeous card, I love it. Thanks for sharing with us at CYDA and good luck, Gaynor DT xx

  16. Oh my goodness. I love the image and the layout of your card. The stitching is just perfect. thanks for sharing your inspiring card with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  17. Love the layers & how everything coordinates so beautifully!

  18. Hi Chris,
    This is fab. Those papers are perfect for your super cute image. The paper piecing looks great. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters tis week.
    Andie xx


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