Thursday, 7 April 2016

52 Christmas card throwdown

I know, two posts in one day, get me!
I was thrilled to discover that I'd been successful at two 52 card throwdown challenges and so thought I'd enter the Sketch challenge over at 52 Christmas card throwdown this week as I'm loving creating some Christmas cards ahead of the mad rush at the moment.
I used a stamp set from Hobby Art and of course used my copics to colour and my Sarn sparkly gold pen for the flourishes and his beak, although it doesn't show up so well in the photo. I added polar white flower soft to his hat and used papers from lili of the valley to complete the sketch on a 6 inch square kraft card base. I added a sentiment from craftwork cards to finish off.
Digressing again - in case you're confused about the bunnies, Bramble my almost 9 nethie was the one with the squeak who had X-rays, blood tests and a dental done earlier this year. She still has her squeak, but it's nothing to worry about as all nasties have been ruled out. Parsley has now developed teeth problems, which are common in rabbits, we don't know how old he is as he was handed into a rescue as a stray. I will say he's a lot harder to give eye drops too than Bramble. She will just sit still on the worktop, whereas Parsley is a lot more of a wrigglebum! Gratuitous bunny photo - Parsley is on the left, Bramble on the right.


  1. Both lovely photos Cara, wish I had a pet rabbit.. I use to breed Dutch rabbits a very long time ago and my first rabbit was a Chinchilla rescue buck rabbit called Jessy.

    Thanks for yesterday.

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  2. Your rabbits are adorable Cara. They both look like babies to me. really sweet.

    Congratulations on your challenge wins. Your card is so pretty. The image is lovely and it all looks lovely and quite vintage on the kraft card. Barbxx

  3. How gorgeous they are Cara, they look quite small bunnies, do you have them in the house or are they strictly outside bunnies?

    I love your fabulous card, great image and your choice of papers is brilliant, Kate x

  4. Fabulous card, I love the adorable image and the lovely patterned papers you've used.

    Cute little rabbits - just gorgeous! xx

  5. What a great card! You did a fantastic job coloring the darling bird image, and the soft trim on the hat is a wonderful finishing touch! I also like the pierced edging around the circles. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at 52CCT!
    Your bunnies are adorable, too!

  6. Aw....Cute fat little robin card the papers and craft card....
    What two little bunnies you got....sweet photo of them together....Joolsx

  7. Wonderfully clever card, Cara, and as you say it's good to get ahead like that. Lovely one below too!!!
    Am off to peek some more, you do have lovley touches and attention to detail in your work, I really love it.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  8. What a lovely Christmas card Cara! I love your sweet image and the fluffy snow on his hat!! I think your bunnies may have stolen the spotlight today though, Parsley and Bramble are just so precious, I love animals!! So adorable! hugs :)

  9. A beautiful Christmas card, a wonderful robin too. Thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  10. Oh your bunnies are so cute, are they miniatures or a dwarf breed?
    Love your Christmas card, the robin is so cute and who doesn't love a plaid or tartan background?
    Happy crafting.

    Hugs Erika. x

  11. Cute bunnies. And a lovely Christmas card Cara!

  12. Love your Christmas card, cute bird and colouring is wonderful.
    Cant believe how much they look alike with their little propellor ears. So cute, our cutest rabbit was a lop eared dwarf named Loopy (my son picked the name) and he was more like a human than a rabbit. Would stretch out on his back as you held him and just lay there waiting to be rubbed and was so good when visiting the vet unlike midnight who would fight tong and nail when we walked into the vets. Sadly both are gone now and after all the heartache of both having terrible illnesses it was decided that we couldn't go through it again. So we just admire from afar.

  13. Oh this is just super! Love the chubby robin and the super plaid background paper. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week. Deborah, DT.

  14. Awwwww! Your bunnies are sooooooo sweet Cara!
    Adore the card too. Such a fab image and he looks so cosy in his little hat.
    Sharon xx


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