Saturday 30 January 2010

Card for little Daan

My dear friend Renata asked for my help and of course I didn't hesitate to say yes. I was so saddened hearing about little 4 year old Daan and it breaks my heart as my own little daughter Danni is also 4. Please read the below request from Renata and I hope you can bring a smile to his little face by creating a card for him. When I first read Renata's email I knew that I would love to send my little Alien scene I created earlier in the week.

Dear Blog Friends,

I know you all love to make cards so what's better than to do something you realy enjoy and at the same time make a little boy happy in the most difficult time of his young life? Daan, the son of my sisters friend, is 4 years old and has a brain tumor which is sadly enough incurable. More and more body functions fail such as his legs can't carry him anymore. At the moment he gets radiation because his parents and the doctors will make his life as easy as possible and ofcourse no one will loose hope! I think it is heartbreaking and I'm so sad that I can't do anything to help him! That's why I ask you girls to make him a funny card so he has something good to look forward to and I think it will help his parents and two little sisters (Sacha (6) and Anna (2))as well. I also want to ask you to keep him in you prayers or send a little positive energy and thoughts to him, because you never know! Do you want to join in this small gesture, please send an e-mail to so I can send you the address you can send the card to. I like to thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Love, Renata

I am taking a little break for a few days but don't forget to check out our new challenge over at the Wags 'n Whiskers blog where our wonderful designer Inge has a colour challenge for you. Also tomorrow there will be a new challenge over at the High Hopes blog.

Hope your having a great weekend!

Wednesday 27 January 2010

Bunny Zoe's DT Wednesday's

Good Evening! Each Wednesday I would love to share the fabulous DT cards which were created in the past week for Bunny Zoe's Crafts. I think you will agree that they do an awesome job and I really appreciate all they do for me :-)

Monday 25 January 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar & High Hopes Challenge

Our new challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar has just started and this week our talented DT member Sandra challenged us to freestyle.. so basically create anything you like! :-) After a busy blogging week and being short for time I was lucky this meant I could combine this challenge with our challenge over at the High Hopes blog :-) This week our fun guest Alex. is asking us to create a scene. I will be honest and say I was a little scared of this challenge as I don't tend to create many scenes. I was quite pleased with how my card came out so thank you Alex. for challenging me!!!

For my scene I have used High Hopes stamps Space Scape, Chuck and Quentin. These new designs by Dustin Pike are in stock now at Bunny Zoe's Crafts. The bright fun papers are from the Basic Grey paper Pad Lime Rickey. The buttons are from the Fiesta and Ice Storm collections. The star and sentiment is from a special set which will be available to purchase soon direct from High Hopes. I have added some flat back pearls to Quentin's antenna's. I had so much fun working with these images and creating my little scene!

Be sure to check out the fabulous samples from both teams at A Spoon Full of Sugar and High Hopes Challenge blog. As well as having fun entering our challenges you have the chance of winning a prize!!!

Have a great Tuesday!



Sunday 24 January 2010

Whimsy Stamps Snickerdoodle Kids Collection

Whimsy Snickerdoodle Kids by artist Crissy Armstrong are now in stock at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

Be sure to check out Deb's blog to join in the fun for the release blog hop!!!

Saturday 23 January 2010


How would you like reach out to the people of Haiti, and at the same time get your name in a draw for a HUGE blog candy give-away?

My friend Crissy Armstrong asked Denise of Whimsy Stamps if she could design a special carousel horse (pictured above) that could be used to raise funds for Haiti. Crissy drew the above carousel angel horse with wings, and has called it, “Wings of Hope”. From now until the end of February 2010, this limited edition digital image will be available to purchase, exclusively in Whimsy’s online shop. Whimsy has agreed to donate all proceeds from the sale of this stamp, minus the Paypal fees to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund for Haiti. Please click on this link above if you wish to purchase it.

Crissy has two prize packages that will be up for grabs in her “Help For Haiti Blog Candy contest”. A second place prize, and a GRAND prize.

The blog candy will be open from Sat. Jan 23 through Sat Feb. 6th

Friday 22 January 2010

Wags 'n Whiskers - Be Inspired!

It's time for a new challenge over at the Wags 'n Whiskers blog :-) This week our fabulous artist Crissy is hosting our challenge called... Be Inspired! Crissy is asking you to create a card or project using someones creation to inspire you!

I created my card today with inspiration from Christa - Love to Scrap. Here is her card that I cased!!! I am a HUGE fan of Christa's work and I just love all the layering on her cards. Christa's card have the prettiest details and beautiful colouring too! Thank you for inspiring me Christa!

The image on my card is called Bubble Fun and features my 4 year old daughter Danni with our sweet kitty Bella. I adore this image so much and Crissy did an awesome job with the design! The profile of this image is so much like my Danni! Danni and Bella have been coloured with Prismacolor pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. The gorgeous papers (love these colours!) are from the My Minds Paper Kit - Be Loved. The Hugs & Kisses sentiment is by Bildmalarna.

If you don't have any Wags 'n Whiskers, then it's time to get them in your hands!! Go shopping here.

For playing along one lovely participant will win a Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamp of your choice!!!

Be sure to visit the rest of the team to admire their fabulous creations and to find out who inspired them! You will find the links to their blog in my sidebar.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday 20 January 2010

High Hopes Blog Hop and Release Day!!!

Yay.. it's our blog hop and also release day!!! You should have just arrived here from Sirpa's blog but if you didn't please go over to the start of our hop at the High Hopes blog.

Make sure to leave comments during the Hop because there will be prizes!! Four random Diva blogs will be hosting candy...but you won't know which leave a comment on all of them!!

One lucky person will win the FULL release with 3 others winning stamp packages!!!

I think this kitty on my card has to be my favourite character from the release. I coloured Scuba Kitty with Prismacolour pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. I also added some SU Crystal effects to his mask. This is the first time I have used this product and loved the effect! You can see the shine of his mask more clearly in my photo below. I also added a little stickles to the bubbles. The fabulous papers are again from the Crate Paper kit Orbit. You might remember these used on my earlier sneak peek card featuring Willy One Eye.

Ok.. I won't keep you any longer.... The next stop on the hop is Karen... I know she has something awesome to show you!

If you are looking to purchase the new stamps be sure to pay me a visit at Bunny Zoe's Crafts. I ship worldwide and have all the new stamps in stock.... shipping today!!!

Have fun!



Tuesday 19 January 2010

High Hopes - Sneak Peeks Day 3 :-)

My High Hopes sneak peak today has been created for our new challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar. This week I have chosen the topic and I would love to see lots of layering on your cards.

I am also sponsoring our challenge this week and one lucky player will win a personalised stamp of their choice by Scrapmagasinet. Our wonderful guest designer this week is Heather Huggins! Thank you for playing along with us this week Heather and we adore your beautiful card. Get Well Soon sweetie.... we are thinking of you!

The fun character used on my card today is called Sting and will be available to purchase tomorrow from Bunny Zoe's Crafts. Sting has been coloured with Prismacolor Pencils with Sansodor and paper stumps to blend. The papers are a mixture of Cosmo Cricket Early Bird and also the DCWV Green stack. I really wanted to use this ribbon slide which co-ordinated with the green stripe in the paper and also the SU brads so tried something a little different.

Us High Hopes girlies hope you are enjoying our sneak peeks... only one more sleep until our blog hop :-) .... and also tomorow is release day!!!! Yay!!!! Today these wonderful Diva's have samples to share with you on their blogs.

Be sure to check out the High Hopes blog tomorrow to join in the fun for our blog hop!



Monday 18 January 2010

High Hopes - Sneaks Cont.... :-)

The sneak peeks continue today for the new High Hopes release this coming Wednesday!!! Today my card features Cherry Chip Chimp with sentiment Cherry on top! Is this little guy adorable or what! I am having so much fun colouring these new images by Artist Dustin Pike!

My sweet little Chimp is stamped in Memento and coloured with Prismacolor pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. I have added a little stickles to the cupcake sprinkles and cherry as well as a little to the flat black pearls. The gorgeous papers are from the MME Stack Laundry Line. This stack is shabby chic with antique and distressed prints. The colours from this collection are soft and muted and some of the paper have an intense scattering of glitter. I have rubbed all the edges down with my handy VersaMagic Jumbo Java chalk. Again I have added a scrap of Raffia Lace left over from an earlier project.

I'll be back tomorrow to share another sneak with you but please do hop on over to see the fabulous creations from my fellow Diva's who are also sneaking today!

I think you all know by now ;-) but all new release stamps will be available to purchase on Wednesday at Bunny Zoe's Crafts!!!

Do you want to win a package bursting with new release stamps? Of course you do :-) Then we would love you to help us spread the news about our blog hop and release on Wednesday 20th January. Be sure to check out the High Hopes blog here.

Have a great day!



Store Update:

The NEW Popcorn the Bear Romance Collection is now in stock!

Sunday 17 January 2010

Let the Sneak peaks commence!!!

I am so excited as today we can finally share our sneak peaks for the upcoming High Hopes release on Wednesday.... Yes, that's right... Wednesday 20th January!!!

You are in for a real treat and our new artist Dustin has done an awesome job! Well today over at the High Hopes blog for our new challenge this week you will see that the team have all used stamps from the new release:-) Wow, you will be blown away by their samples!

Our challenge topic this week has been chosen by the talented Jeanne who is asking us to use Spacey colours. Don't think just because you don't have the new images you can't play along! There are zillions of High Hopes stamps which would compliment Spacey colours.. green, blues and purples!!!

The fun image used on my card today is called Willy One Eye. I have coloured my one eyed friend with Prismacolor pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. I was quite heavy with the red to create a more vibrant colour and just tickled the darker parts to blend lightly. I also added a little stickles sparkle to his spots and the ground.

Isn't the paper fab! I got so excited when I see this Orbit paper kit by Crate Paper. These kits are bursting with quality heavy papers and fun diecuts and stickers. To finish my card I added some jute for some added texture, buttons from the Sherbet collection and NEW Iridescent 4mm Pearls.

All new High Hopes stamps will be available to purchase from Bunny Zoe's Crafts on Wednesday, 20th January!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday and hope we see lots of you playing a long this week! You will want to play as our prize is some stamps from the new release!



Thursday 14 January 2010

Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge - Hearts

Our new challenge this week has just started over at the Wags 'n Whisker blog and this week our talented designer Sharon is asking for hearts to appear somewhere on our cards. I have used my favourite Martha Stewart Punches - Heart Lace Edger and NEW Lace Scallop Heart. I backed my Lace Scallop heart die cuts with co-ordinating cardstock which I embossed for a little more added texture. They have then been popped up using foam dimensionals.

The gorgeous image is Steal a kiss which features my 9 year old daughter Zoe with Lacey's 5 year old son Ryan. I will tell you now that Zoe cried her eyes out when she first saw this design... yuk.. a boy trying to kiss me!!! lol I think the Zoe in the design looks really pleased that Ryan is trying to steal a kiss!!!

Zoe and Ryan have been stamped in Memento ink and coloured with Prismacolour pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. The beautiful papers are from the K&Company 6x6" paper pad Classic K McKenna. These handy pads are such fantastic value at £2.75 for 36 sheets!!! I have also added a gorgeous Prima Camelot Rose - Vanessa, 4mm Peach flat back pearls and again cut down a little lemon Raffia Lace - can you tell I love this stuff!!! As always all edges are slightly aged with my trusty Jumbo Java VersaMagic chalk!

Take part in our challenge and you have the chance to win a Wags 'n Whiskers stamp of your choice!!! Be sure to check out the beautiful samples from the rest of the team.

I'll see you Sunday with my first High Hopes sneak peak :-)



Wednesday 13 January 2010

Awesome news to share!!!

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Oh, this has been a hard secret to keep but I am excited to announce that High Hopes Rubber Stamps has an awesome new artist, Dustin Pike!!!

Even more exciting is you don't have to wait too long as the new rubber will be available to purchase next Wednesday, 20th January!!! I have oodles of new release stamps here and they will be available to purchase from Bunny Zoe's Crafts on release day!!!

Sneaks peaks will be taking place over at the High Hopes blog and on the Design Teams blogs this coming Sunday.... continue Monday and Tuesday... then explode with our blog hop on release day!!!

Do you want to win a package bursting with new release stamps? Of course you do :-) Then pop on over to the High Hopes blog for more details!!!


Tuesday 12 January 2010

Spoon Full and Scrapmagasinet

This week over at A Spoon Full of Sugar the wonderful Karen has a recipe for you - 3 Pieces of DP, 1 Piece of Ribbon, 3 flowers and 3 buttons. I was short of time this week so was lucky that I could also get this recipe to fit Heather's fabulous sketch over at the Scrapmagasinet DT blog :-)

As always both challenges lots of inspiration from the designers so be sure to check them out!

The image on my card is from a sweet little baby set by Scrapmagasinet. This little set is great value and you get 5 main images. My image is stamped in Memento and coloured with Prismacolor pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. I added some stickle sparkle to the bubbles. The papers are from the DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy Stack. I have both the boy and girl stacks in handy 6x6 pads over in my store. 18 of the sheets are glittered and lots of the designs are perfect for non-baby cards too!

Isn't this little rubber ducky charm so sweet? I have tons of different charms, spacers, bead caps, pins, chains and jump rings in stock! I am expecting further stock toward the end of this week too.

Be back in a couple of days when I have some fabulous news to share!


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Sunday 10 January 2010

High Hopes Challenge - Put a bow on it!!!

Happy Sunday! Wow... my second post today too! This week over at the High Hopes blog our talented designer Karen is asking you to.... Put a bow on it! So simply.... have a bow somewhere on your card or project!

The random winner of this challenge will receive the stamps Chef Pierre and Sentiment "Lovin' from my oven!" Perfect to get you rolling with the love season!

For my card today I have used the sweet image Bubble Love with sentiment Filled with Bubbles. I have coloured my image with Prismacolor pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. The gorgeous papers which I also used to paper piece my image are Basic Grey Bitter Sweet. I have a great selection of handy 6x6" pads over in my store. I added a little flat back heart to her shoe and also a chocolate 8mm flat back pearl to the center of my bow. To finish a little stickles to my bubbles and butterflies.

Be sure to check out the awesome samples from the rest of the girls!



Created by Debbie Eastman

EDIT: Be sure to pop on over and check out my Designer Debbie's stunning card (above) using a new Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp - Tree Fairy.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps January Bloggy Hop!!!

Today marks the release of the new January images from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps! There are 4 new fantastical images from Crissy Armstrong, 4 new fun and funky images from Annie Rodrigue, 4 adorable images from Jean Grant and two new sets of coordinating sentiments!! You’ll get to check out all the images throughout our fabulous blog hop!!

You should have arrived from Crissy Armstrong's blog but if you didn't and you want to start at the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because three lucky stampers will win packages of stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie store, because ALL the new images are NOW available!

UK and European customers these fabulous stamps are NOW available at Bunny Zoe's Crafts!!!

Now some info. about my card....This stunning fairy designed by the talented Crissy Armstrong is called Forget Me Not Fairy. My Fairy is coloured with Prisma colour pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. I have added some stickles to the flowers and flat back pearls to the fairies wings. I just LOVE the colours in this new BG Paper Pad Origins and the Prima Sugar Blooms went so well. Images and papers aged with VersaMagic Jumbo Java Chalk.

The next stop on the hop is the awesome Vicki Garrett!!! Thanks again Kimmie for inviting me join in the fun today!

Be back again later today with my High Hopes Challenge card.


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