Friday, March 30, 2012

Clarenda's Carrot Surprise

It's Friday and it is Totally PaperCrafts Easter Challenge.  I really had some fun with this one.  My friend Kim of Oak Pond Creations drew this cute little carrot called Clarenda Carrot and was offering it for free.  I just fell in love with the sweet little face swirly flowing leaves and of course a darling little bow.  The minute I saw Clarenda I imagined her in a wreath shape.  Who could be happiest in a wreath of carrots?  Well the Easter Bunny of course!  So I dug out Cheryl Alger's Butterfly Bunny and popped him right in the middle of his greatest dream!  The ole' guy thought he won the lottery!  Of course I had to pop a big ole'' on my card to finish it off, didn't I?

I don't think the pictures allow you to see the dimension and texture I have going on in this card.  I printed and colored the bunny twice and popped him up with foam tape.  Clarenda's leaves are popped, curled up, and glued flat.  You can play with the leaves and ruffle them up a bit.  It makes the card a bit interactive and provides the illusion of the bunny hiding in and popping out of the greenery.  It' is really a fun card IRL.   I used a MS doily for a base to the wreath and my paper is all from my stash.  Sorry I can't give you a designer name.  Once again I cut the label strip off and threw it away before writing up my blog entry.  Sorry my space is so limited where I craft that I have to keep it relatively clear just to find anything.  LOL  (Can any of you feel my pain?)

Crafty Emma's Store is our generous sponsor at Totally PaperCrafts this week.
 One lucky person will win a $10.00 gift certificate to spend.  Will that be you??  Remember you can't win if you don't enter.  Now quick like a bunny, hop on over to see what my oh so talented Design Teamies have created for your delight this week.  Warning, you will see lots of beautiful pastels and then my oh so bold card too!  I can't ever seem to get it right.  :(

I am also entering this is the Easter Challenge at Sassy Cheryls this week.  I always love playing in their challenges.  I should take a pic of my horrible messy desk right this minute and enter it in her SMT challenge too.  I think my camera is burried under this mess somewhere.  LOL

They are having a Easter Blog Hop over at Polka Doodles this week so I am entering this card there too.  There is some fab candy up for 3 lucky winners.  Check it out here.
Hugs, Easter Peeps!


  1. Fabulous card Linda :-) I love the little rabbit peeping out from the carrots ,,, very very cute :-)
    Lols x x x

  2. Hi hun
    i luv it what a fabulous card & great idea, fab carrot, great design, have lovely weekend hun, sue,x

  3. Super image and fabulously colored!

  4. This card looks awesome Linda. Clarenda the carrot has some awesome coloring and Cheryl's Butterfly Bunny has definitely hit the lottery with all those carrots! Happy Friday <3

  5. Yup, this bunny is in carrot heaven right about now! what a fun image, and to make it into a wreath~genious! love it!

    So glad you joined us for the Sassy Cheryl Easter Challenge this week!

  6. Love, love, love this Linda. Your colouring of those carrots is superb.
    Have a smashing weekend
    Anne x

  7. Linda! how cute are those carrots!!! great frame for Butterfly Bunny!!
    thanks for joining us at Sassy Cheryl's

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  9. This is awesome sweetie. Love it all.


  10. This is awesome sweetie. Love it all.


  11. Really fabulous card. Love how you have combined those images to make the wreath - brilliant!
    Hope you're having a good weekend.
    Caroline xxx

  12. Fabulous card Linda, love the cute rabbit.
    Wendy xx

  13. wow this is so stunning Linda, I love how you designed it to use every element just perfectly...those carrotts look real enough to eat
    Mina xxx

  14. How stink in' adorable is this sweet image! Absolutely LOVE it and the expression on those carrots faces are to die for.
    You go girl!
    Thanks for joining the Sassy Design Team in the Easter Parade challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's!

  15. Hi Linda thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comments. I got so carried away joining the Totally Papercrafts Challenge for the 1st time that I messed up the link but it's all fixed now. Thanks so much for pointing it out. Your card is fab....Have a great Easter.
    Jane x

  16. Oh Jane, don't you worry about that one bit. I have the most challenging times keeping all this computer stuff straight. I loved your entry honey and good luck in the challenge.

  17. Stunning love it - very clever - so he's won the lottery - what about us - presume you did not win the American millions lottery then hun???
    Next time!
    Sarah xx

    1. You will be one of the first people I call when I win! I plan to share darling. Can you say road trip all expenses paid?:)

  18. Such a fun card, Linda - great work! Thanks for playing along with us at Polka Doodles this week!
    Diane x

  19. How cute! I love how you encircled the bunny with a wreath of carrots. Very creative. :)

  20. What a fun card! I love those carrots and the bunny is too cute!!!

    Thanks for joining us over at Polka Doodles this week. Good luck.

    Claire x

  21. Thanks so much for playing along in our Easter blog hop challenge. What a fab easter project - absolutely brill image! Cheers Claire x

  22. Gorgeous card Linda, thanks so much for joining our blog hop and good luck!
    Enfys x


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