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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Mad as a March Hare...

"March Hare" was provided by Rick St. Dennis
I always wondered about that phrase... 
The first record of the belief in their madness, or in this case their brainlessness, was circa 1500, in Blowbol's Test reprinted by W. C. Hazlitt in Remains Early Popular Poetry of England, 1864:
"Thanne [th]ey begyn to swere and to stare, And be as braynles as a Marshe hare."
It is believed it derives from their odd, excited behavior during their mating season of boxing, jumping etc. - throughout their breeding season, which actually extends over several months starting in March. 

I certainly think this young buck qualifies as mad - 
And the background papers certainly add to the frenetic activity.

613 Ave C 's current challenge is for National Craft Month and is to "use stash to make room for new purchases".  Everything used in my design is stash.  The team has created some fascinating takes on the theme and you can admire their work and get further info on the challenge deadlines and rules HERE!!  This is SUCH an easy challenge... get some of that stuff off your desk and leave it on our front porch so we can see what you've created!

[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]
  • The digital image was printed out and colored with Copics
  • The A2 size card with a left fold created and layered with chosen DP
  • Top two layers are matted with a flat pink 
  • The focal image panel is punched with the Tear Drop punch and the ribbon fastened down.  The triple bow was created with the recent gift of a bow maker and attached.
  • Pre-decorated Candi added for design balance.
  • Final embellishment is the addition of foil to the flower centers and to his eyes.
  • Inside completed with scraps from stash too.
This card should be eligible for the following 
Sweet Stamps #158 – Favorite Color [retro pink and greens]
Totally Papercrafts #208 – Make it Shine [foil and glitter added]
Delicious Doodles #77 – One for the Boys
Paper Crafting Journey – Manly / Boyish
Open Minded Crafting  - #5 Use something Green
Divas by Design – Make it Sparkle [his bow tie]
Paper Shelter #147 – Animal Magic
Pile it On #9 – Sweet/Soft or Bold/Bright
Robyn's Fetish #201 – ATG

IMAGES:  The focal image is from our sponsor Rick St Dennis.
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP and the mats are by K & Company's "Citronella" and "Sweet Nectar" collections from my stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Pre-decorated round Candi's are from stash; ribbon tied thru a Family Treasures Tear drop punch & added triple bow are both from stash; Icicle Stickles used on his Bow Tie; Gold foil applied to the flower centers and Transparent holographic foil applied to his eyes!
INKS:  the images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

Create wildly and do what amuses you!  ~ginny


  1. Super fun card! Love the image and the background paper fits in perfectly! Thanks for joining us at CMM.

  2. He's a great rabbit. Wonder if his name is really "Harvey"? Love the colors you chose. I like the tear drop hole you put the ribbon through. As always your coloring is fantastic!

  3. Great card Ginny. Nice and colorful.

  4. What a fun and colorful card design.

    Hugs diane

  5. Gorgeous scarey rabbit, love your colouring to. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  6. THis is fantastic!! GREAT coloring!! Love all the bright colors!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  7. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

  8. Amazing colouring! What a fab card to share with us at Divas this week, Jx

  9. Gorgeous card, love the image and colours you have used. Thank you for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun, Good luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison xx

  10. wow so fabulous! Totally love the great bow and the fabulous coloring and stickles!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in

  11. FANTASTIC card!!! Love the colors you used!
    Thanks for joining us at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!

  12. Love the bright colors and fun papers! Very interesting, the information on the March hare, thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun!
    sharla~dt :)

  13. Fun card, love the colours.
    Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  14. Oh wow I love this!! What a fantastic image and your colours are perfect!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Totally Papercrafts and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie xx

  15. I'm still smiling - what a fun and fabulous card. Thanks for sharing at OMCF.

  16. This is a fab image and I love the colour scheme you have used. Great colouring aswell! Thanks for playing along this week at Totally Papercrafts


  17. What a striking bunny card you have made here. It fits our challenge this week well of “One for the boys”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  18. LOL...what a fun and bright, cheery card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week xoxoxo


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