Sunday, November 17, 2013

Paper Smooches Winter Bunny

Hi all :-) I am back from a fabulous mini break to Dublin, Ireland with my 'oldest' friend, Sarah, we had a brilliant time visiting the sights and tasting a few pints of Guinness along the way ,, well ,, it would have been rude not to eh !! :-)

If you ever go I would definitely recommend the open top bus tours,,, what a laugh we had on those ,,, the drivers are born comedians and we were in stitches the whole way around :-) We also went on a night time Ghost Bus Tour ,, that was fabulous and a good laugh too,,, not overly scarey :-)

Here we are at the Guinness Storehouse where we both have a certificate for pulling the perfect pint !! haha, I am the one on the left.

Anyways ,,, onto my card :-)

I love this little Winter Bunny from Lawn Fawn, I used him quite a bit for last years cards but not I have the matching die and it is FAB !  no more fussy cutting !! YAY !! I am seriously thinking of making a few more of this design ,, get a mass production line going :-)

I love the new falling Snow Stencil from Simon Says Stamp and in combination with the embossing paste the snowflakes look real and are lovely touchy feely too :-)

I am continuing to decorate envelopes to match ,, the Holiday Delivery Stamps and Die set are a must have item in your stash this year ,,,, just sayin' :-)

Thanks for looking and for your comments on my blog while I was away,, it was lovely to come back to read them :-)

Challenges :
Sketch Saturday ,,,, Sketch ( I had to put the snowflake and banner on the opposite side as it didn't look right the opposite way :-/)
Colour Me Creative ,,, Wintry, Cold and Frosty
Christmas Cards All Year Round ,,, Winter Wonderland
The Crafting Cafe ,,,, Winter Blues

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x


Helen said...

Glad hou enjoyed your visit to ireland. Your card is a sweetie. Regards Helen

Gail said...

You're right, it would have been rude not to taste a pint or 2!
Great card!

kanda said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself in Dublin and of course managed to sample the local brew !!
Super card. This is such a cute image and I love the colours and style xx

fionalawlor said...

Aww such a sweet card! Love the icey border :)
I used to work in the Guinness Storehouse, behind that gate every day lol glad to hear you enjoyed it!
Fiona L x

Squirrel x said...

Sounds like you had a brilliant time hunny, even without the Guiness! Such a gorgeous sweet card, love the bunny and the icicle detail. Awesome as always. Hugs xx

Sandra H said...

Looks like you had lots of fun in Ireland and of course the Guinness plays a major gorgeous card x

susiestacey said...

Sounds like you have had a fantastic time in Ireland. Lovely photos. Beautiful card, we could be sledging this week with the forecast ....nooooooooo x Susan x

Dawn Lancaster said...

I've been to Dublin, had a blast!
I love your card, that bunny is soooo cute!
Thanks for playing along in the Winter Blues Challenge at The Crafting Cafe this month!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Debra Miller said...

Cute card Lorraine. Love the scene you created. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week! ~Deb

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is so cute, I love the blue "Icicles"
I love Dublin, we went in 2000, we must go again x
Thank you for joining in our challenge over in The Crafting Café, good luck x

Paper Tails said...

Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at CMC.


Amy Andrade said...

ok, first i want to say I'm waaaaaayyyyy jealous of you and your friend. My best friend and i have spoken since college about going to Ireland together and we haven't made it yet. That was well, 18 years ago. we are now in our 40's and still hopefull! So congrats you were able to make the trip and I'll definitely keep that bus tour in mind for our trip. Now onto your card! I love all the little details in the layers of embellishment and design. The bunny is so cute. TFS with us at Crafting Cafe, Amy A. DT

Lou said...

Love the card and the image is so cute. Thanks for playing along at The Crafting Cafe this month x

Hazel said...

Super fun card - love the image. Thanks for sharing this for CCAYR 'winter wonderland' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

Lena's Creations said...

The bunny is too cute! Fun layout for a winter card. Love it!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
Lena’s Creations ~ DT - HIMCR