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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bunnies and Motherhood

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943)
 I confess an abiding adoration of all things Beatrix.  She wove whimsical stories with rich, witty, understated prose and beautifully rendered illustrations reflecting her great love of the English countryside and nature.   Beatrix was never blessed with children of her own but her books have delighted generations of little boys and girls.

Meet Benjamin and Flopsy, two of her most recognized and well-dressed bunny characters. These two obviously have a very attentive mother who makes certain they are properly dressed and admonished prior to an outing.
My daughters had sweet bunnies as pets growing up.   Bunnies there...bunnies here...inspiration enough for me to snag a lovely Beatrix Potter illustration from the internet to adorn this card made for my grandchildren to give their Mom for Mother's Day.   Happy Mother's Day!

Bazzill CS; MME Indie Chic Safron, Kaisercraft Pearls, SB circles and lacey circles dies, MS Fence edge punch, Colorbox chalk ink, Studio G Clear Stamps. silk ribbon from stash.

Stamp Scrap and Doodle Saturdays - Challenge 1 Mother's Day
Craft your Days Away - All Creatures Great and Small
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Any type of animal, bird or bug
Raise the Bar - Mother's Day
Joyful Stamper - Inspire Me Friday
4 Crafty Chicks - Sentiment stamping only
Crafts and Me - Challenge #83 Punches & Diecuts
Crafty Creations Challenges - #169 Frame it!
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge #97 Motherly Love


  1. Gorgeous beautiful card Kathy.

  2. Those little bunnies are precious Kathy. :-) I love how you set them among the flowers. Hugs!

  3. Beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  4. Sweet card. Beatice Potter has delighted so many children and adults with her sweet images and stories. Your card brings up such sweet memories.

    Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


  5. totally gorgeous thank you so much for joining us for our I love you Mom! challenge at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  6. Beatrice Potter is one of my faves...this is just a darling darling card.

  7. Gorgeous card Kathlene!

    Thanks so much for sharing this lovely job with us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Franz.

  8. Thanks so much for playing along at Crafty Creations in our Frame it challenge! Good luck with your fabulous entry! Cheers Claire x

  9. Sweet card! Thanks for playing along at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

  10. beautiful card love those sweet bunnies!
    thankyou for joining the fun this time over at craft your days away challlenge!
    Jacqui P x

  11. wooooow so wonderful card
    hugs Pia

  12. Ahhh, how precious, my Dear Friend! The design is fab, and all that DP coordinating paper is magnifico for the darling Beatrix Potter image! wendy xx

  13. Oh this is so sweet. I love your adorable card.Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week with your adorable card.

  14. Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays. Good luck with the challenge!

    Just a Pac Rat

  15. Such a gorgeous card using an adorable Beatrix Potter image. A great mother's day card.

    Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.

    Hugs Sarahxx

  16. It looks like this picture was taken right after Peter lost his shoes. Silly rabbit. I love how your card looks. That Beatrix Potter image really made me smile. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge. I hope you have a blessed week.

  17. How adorable! I love your little bunny image and your pearls are such a beautiful addition to this card! Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at SSiC!


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