Saturday, February 15, 2020

Double Trouble Bunnies

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog this Saturday in February. 

It's the day after Valentine's Day. Hope someone did something special for you or you were able to celebrate with someone special. I celebrated with my hubby. We went out to lunch and then in the evening I put together some appetizers for us to continue our Valentine celebration. 

I made shrimp and garlic pasta and then some shrimp quesadillas. We toasted our evening with a glass of asti spumante. My hubby isn't really a wine drinker but he does like asti. It's a bit sweet for me, but I enjoyed it as part of our celebration. 

Now today, I am trying to get some chores done around my home. I ordered a new area rug for my craft room and as soon as my hubby gets home we will put it in place. I have an oval braided rug in there now. It was part of the room when my hubby used it as his den. But, since we changed the room over to my craft room, I wanted something bright and more appropriate to reflect art.  I found this one on the Bed, Bath and Beyond website. It arrived this morning and I really like it. The only difference is the trim on the edge of the rug is blue not orange as shown in the photo. I actually like the blue better. 

Now let's move onto my card for today. This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog.  I used the new Double Trouble Bunnies die for my card.

Design Steps: 

I started off with an older MojoMonday sketch.  As I have said so many times before, having a layout in mind at the start of my card is always a big boost for me. It jump starts my creative thought process. I love working with the sketches that are out there in the online world. That way I just choose the colors and designer paper and I am good to go.

I wanted some bright Spring colors for my card. I chose this watercolored designer paper from my collection and then paired colors that I thought would work well with it.

Daffodil Yellow Card Base:  4" x 5 1/2"
Designer Paper Layer: 3 3/4" x 4"

Square Panel: 2 3/4" stitched rounded square die (3rd largest).For this element of the sketch I kept it a square panel and made it a 1/2" larger than what was called for in the sketch. I needed it larger to accommodate my images.

Next, I cut the bunny images using grape, heather, gray and mint cardstocks. You could always cut everything in white cardstock and use the coloring medium of your choice. I just prefer using the colored cardstock.
I sponged clouds on the square panel using tumbled glass distress ink and a cloud stencil. It just adds a little interest to the outdoor scene. Now that all my card elements are cut, I am ready to start assembly. I started with the image panel. The images are attached with Ranger multi medium matte.I like this adhesive because it dries clear. I also used dimensional adhesive to lift them off the sponged panel slightly. 
I attached the designer paper to the card base using double sided tape. I used a grape ribbon to come across the middle of the designer paper per the sketch. 
Attached the image panel with dimensional adhesive. I also cut 2 small pieces of ribbon and attached them to the side of the image panel. I didn't have enough of this color to make a bow and the tufts make a nice presentation. To finish off my card, I scattered some grape glittered enamel dots and this one is complete.

Well, that's it for me for this post. So until next time...…..God bless. 

dies I used to create card:
I am also entering:
1.  The Alphabet Challenge has an anything you wish challenge. 
2Little Red Wagon has a wild  one challenge. You are to use an animal found in the wild.
3.  Unicorn Challenge is anything goes. 
42 Crafty Critter Crazies has an anything goes that features a critter. 


  1. Love the colours you have out together Mary. Very joyful. Thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge xx Lynda DT

  2. Mary, this is so stinking cute!!! I love the color combo, very Easter-y!!! Great take on the sketch too. And of course, those bunnies are perfect for our challenges at 2CCC! Thanks for sharing this at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies! Hope you come back soon to play again!

  3. It was a delight to read about the wonderful day you had with your hubby yesterday! And your rug looks perfect for your den-turned-craftroom too! It reminds me of distressed inking!!

    Your card is so sweet! I've not heard of Cottage Cutz before and you've done a wonderful job showcasing the new dies.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

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