Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Little White Rabbit

Afternoon Everyone

It's been threatening to rain all day but stayed dry long enough for me to get some outside painting done. And, isn't it the way of things, now that I've finished, the sun is shining  ... oh, the joys of living in Scotland!

Just for a change from the coloured topper cards I've been making recently, I have one of my recycled topper cards to share this time.
The topper, tiny flowers and the greeting all came from a birthday card received last year. I just cut the little white rabbit out with a circle die, placed in such a way that one side remained straight. It was then matted on to another lacy circle cut from a scrap of pink cardstock. The topper was then adhered to a square base created from lilac textured cardstock.

The greeting was trimmed and matted on to another scrap of the pink cardstock then glued in place with glue gel.

I've decorated it with lots of tiny flowers and a sprinkling of butterflies - punched from snippets of lilac and deep pink cardstock - finished off with tiny pink and lilac gems.

I'm sure this card is going to delight one of my little g-girls when their birthday comes round later this year - they all seem to have been born with a dominant 'think pink' gene :)

Scraps, snippets and recycling ... it can only mean one thing ... I'm off to see Di, Parsnip and the duck pond at Pixie's Snippets Playground.
and:
just fluttering in at the last minute, Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge - #6 Glamorous Butterflies 

Right, I'm off, time to think about dinner ... pity we have to eat :)

Have a good evening and happy crafting,
Materials: cardstock - Docrafts Papermania Textured Cardstock, Papermill Direct cardstock; topper - the recycled birthday card;  dies - Docrafts X-Cut Circles set, Spellbinders Nestabilities Splendid Circles set; punches - Woodware tiny flower and butterfly; gems - Anita's gem wheels in two sizes


15 comments:

Craftychris said...

Ooh this is so pretty! Love that you have recycled an existing card and your card design is fabulous with the addition of the little butterflies and flowers xx

Sandra H said...

We had rain during the night but it's kept dry during the day and warm at times ...So beautiful is your card, I like the designs of all your cards your so creative and it's nice to see recycled cards your image is so adorable xx

Mrs A. said...

You have saved the best till last. Will you look at all those flutterbys and gorgeous pinkness. I was definitely born with the pink gene! Thank you for fluttering by again for #6. hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

scrappymo! said...

Looks wonderful. Girly and girly colours too!
Sweet little image and great job on Up-cycling!
We finally have sunshine trying so hard to peek between the clouds. Off to work in the garden soon as DH calls that he is ready...I think the golf is calling to him! hahaha

Pollard Carole said...

Fabulous card its so lovely never thought it was recycled its just a perfect design gorgeous Love and Happy Crafting hugs Carole x

Marie-Louise said...

This is gorgeous Elizabeth.

Jackie said...

A delightful card, lovely recycling :o)
Jackie xx

SARN said...

Well it's certainly going to delight SOMEONE Elizabeth - it's GORGEOUS.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Oh so beautiful Elizabeth! What a great piece of upcycling - love the pinkiness of course :)

Hugs

Di xx

Paul Browning said...

I love it!!! Such a great way to recycle another card. I'd have never thought of that. Very inspiring, especially how you've added lots of lovely decoration to it. The colours too are sublime. Pxx

trisha too said...

Absolutely adorable, Elizabeth!!!

:)

Irene said...

A brilliant card Elizabeth, and a fabulous way to use up such an adorable image. I love the little butterflies and flowers.

No I didn't print all the papers, just sorted the mess of digi papers on the computer, by putting them into folders etc., they should be easier to find and know what I have. Also I've found some gems amongst them.
luv
irene
xxxx

Diane said...

Wonderful shape Elizabeth the half circles and details are fabulous.

Hugs diane

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Just pinned this to my layout ideas on pinterst Elizabeth wodnerful idea!! great card, Shaz in Oz. PS if use it will link over as saved you post on the pin.

Bonnie said...

I love your cropped circles, Elizabeth! And that little rabbit is adorable!