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A Study in Contrasts: A Spring Coach & Andy Skinner

Filed under Art Projects, Bella Ayers, Giveaways, Mr. Bunny's Egg House, Rubber Stamps, Sale, Steampunk

Design Team Coordinator Miz Bella (Kimberly Ayers) has made a lovely liitle coach (covered in flowers) and we have a bunch of new Andy Skinner transfers (rub-ons) and rubber stamps (and some related paper pads and gears). Plus a related sale and a Giveaway!

And happy spring! It’s early this year (the earliest spring in over 100 years)… all the weedy astronomical details.

Diving in to Bella’s sweet (pink) Spring Tea:

The current kit from Alpha Stamps is Mr. Bunny’s Egg House. It is sooooo cute! Retro bunnies, chicks abound and it just so happened that I had the Mini Cinderella Coach sitting around; already put together begging to be finished.

Initially I had created a seat on each side of the carriage, but when I decided to put in my teenie weenie vintage doll I had to pull out one of the benches, which made room for a tea table full of resin cakes (and a cup of tea).

Nice work, Bella! And be sure to check the Giveaway below, too, for another photo of the flipside of the coach (with a white rabbit… footman?)! See a photo of that vintage porcelain doll below, too.

Read more (and see more photos — and tips, like building the little table inside) in Bella’s blog post and here’s the Spring Tea Supply List!

What is NEW today?

New items from Andy Skinner! Plus the Metal Textures Paper Pads (in 2 sizes) and the gears just seemed like good options to mix in, too! See everything new today and see the Steampunk Sale below!

Steampunk Theme ON SALE!

30% off on EVERYTHING Steampunk Themed!

Psst: anything on clearance or a collage sheet or a digital image in this collection is marked down to 50% off!

The sale ends at midnight PST, FRIDAY night, March 20th.

Over 80 items! See the entire sale collection here!

Hooray for the Spring Tea Coach Giveaway!

But first, a couple more photos… like that vintage doll Bella put into her coach. And a close-up of the cake and cookies inside. Oh, and below is the other side of the coach, with the rabbit from the Cottontail 6×6 Paper Pad.

EVERYTHING in Bella’s Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway! That’s 17 items! Wow… what will you make?

Note: As there is a March Kit included in the Giveaway, any items that are part of the kit (and also listed separately in the supply list) will only be included once.

To enter the Spring Tea Coach Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY Night, March 20, 2020).

Note: I’m waiting on my hosting company to finish up work on a new server I’ll be moving the blog to. If things look odd or your comments suddently disappear: don’t dismay! I’ll have admin access to the comments on both the old and new locations for the blog so I’ll count your comments as entries for the drawing.

Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Speaking of Giveaways, we have the winner to announce from the last newsletter. The Bunny Love Giveaway winner is Laural Svoboda! Check your email for info about your prize package!

Posted by Leslie, March 19th, 2020

48 responses to “A Study in Contrasts: A Spring Coach & Andy Skinner”

  1. Nadine says:

    WOW, So many neat ideas and items!

  2. Pat Stoughton says:

    Instead of cute, I could see this carriage as being owned by a black rabbit who intends to wreak havoc on the nearby village. There would be an “air of Halloween” throughout the scene. And, of course, there would have to be a hero who saves the day.

  3. Laurie S says:

    How fun, love the spring coach!

  4. Diana Bittaker says:

    The cutest thing I have ever seen for Easter!!!

  5. Elaine Kewin says:

    What a lovely coach. So many goodies

  6. Gigi Jordan says:

    This is the sweetest little coach ever! Its uses could be endless but I would love to see it overrun with little bunnies for Easter.

  7. Kat Cashwell says:

    I love this spring coach! I would love to make it my favorite holiday – Halloween!!

  8. Pauline Martin says:

    I just love this coach. It is so cute. Would love to have it.

  9. Jen says:

    Omgosh! This just makes me smile

  10. Denise Humenik says:

    Soooo cute & clever! Wish I could climb in & take a snack & a ride!

  11. Ann F. says:

    I am so ready for springtime!! This is so cheerful!

  12. Ina Good says:

    The coach is adorable and I love how artistically creAtive it is!

  13. jackie says:

    so pretty

  14. Kim R says:

    Omg! Sweetness alert! This is sooo cute!

  15. Janet S. says:

    Oh how cute! Love the coach, so many possibilities!!

  16. ricki walker says:

    Oh my gosh, this is just too cute. So many things you could do with this kit!

  17. KathyS says:

    Oh the pastries… in any application… are just brilliant.

  18. Barbara Griggs says:

    This tiny coach is absolutely adorable, and turning it into a mobile tea party is genius! Love it!

  19. Cat Insley says:

    Lucky is the person who wins this package! Lovely, hugs, cat

  20. Kim Lucak says:

    Love the Spring coach, cheerful and fun!!!

  21. Dee Neff says:

    What an awesome giveaway! Love it!

  22. Crystal Brown says:

    Wish I was small enough to ride in the Spring coach! A tea party in a coach is what I need! So nice and pretty!

  23. Louise says:

    My TWO FAVORITES ever — anything SPRING and anything CINDERELLA — the most perfect combination ever! I want, want, want this coach-and the Cinderella is just darling-my favorite this year!

  24. Jo says:

    That is the cutest carriage I have ever seen!!! Love how it all comes together for spring and Easter. Jus love it!!!

  25. Laural says:

    So sweet, Around which corner will I meet my Mr. Rabbit!

  26. OMG I love that coach and the gears are amazing

  27. Susan says:

    Pink is my favorite color!

  28. Diane Smith says:

    Gorgeous, would love to win! Thank you for the opportunity.

  29. Randi Davis says:

    This is so cute. I have many ideas for this!!!!

  30. Janet Turner says:

    What a sweet giveaway. A perfect way to welcome Spring!

  31. Dianna says:

    Wheels are rolling with ideas! Thank you for the wonderful creativity.

  32. Karen Mallory says:

    That coach is so adorable! I love all the amazing projects and inspiration! Gives me many projects to do while in isolation! Thanks

  33. Jean Marmo says:

    So very creative! Love the Andy Skinner rubons!

  34. BARBARA SOUZA says:

    This is a very cute project.Such great ideas.

  35. Dawn says:

    We all need a life-sized spring tea coach! 🙂

  36. Lynn Stevens says:

    Great job Bella, amazing coaxh

  37. Deb Revier says:

    I need to get out of my house, if only in the amazing coach LOL

  38. Nancy S says:

    Oh please pick me. What a delightful little coach.

  39. Debra Jones says:

    Oh I love the idea of a Spring Tea Coach! What a fun project. I love tea parties, and dolls and rabbits. And Everything Spring!
    Thank you for the creative ideas and for a chance to win!

  40. Anne S. says:

    Love the coach

  41. Dorothy Peterson says:

    One of my favorite projects so far.

  42. Kitty Tatman says:

    Omg the little bunny border is freaking adorable!!

  43. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome coach! I’d be making one Haunted Mansion-style! Reminds me of some fun trips to Disneyland!

  44. Helen says:

    I’d be so happy to win this coach! I have a bunch of ideas already swirling around on how to decorate.

  45. Rhonda says:

    I love coaches so much. This is so pretty

  46. Kathy Toews says:

    Cindi’s coach, the ultimate take out vehicle.

  47. Kimberly says:

    I would turn that into a mourning coach. With a big red crown on the top. 😏

  48. Bridget Haig says:

    What a sweet little carriage, I can see myself enjoying a ride around Hyde park.