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Monday, 25 July 2011

CCM 51 Butterflies

This fortnight’s challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is Butterflies, chosen by the lovely Melly.

We are sponsored by image and they are offering a prize of £10 to use in their store.

Ironically I had just done a card for Lexi and I had chosen a butterfly for that one. Perhaps I should have tried a sneaky and combined two DT challenges in one post! But as I love butterflies I have made a nice fresh card for this challenge.

CCM #51 Butterflies wm

My image, sentiment and indeed BP are all from Elusive Images, the paper being part of the Graphicus Guild welcome pack.


For the image I started with a blank sheet of card and ink dusted some Big N Juicy Inks onto it. I then stamped the gorgeous and huge (6”) butterfly onto my ink dusted background with versamark and then embossed it with Sheena’s Wow sparkle powder in purple. I distressed the edges of the card with a pair of scissors and embossed them with a combination of the purple Wow powders and a sparkly blue (the same two colours I used on the sentiment stamp). The lace ribbon I dyed with the same Inkpad using both the pinky/purple and blue/green shades.

The flower is from HOTP, lovely organza petals layered up to make a flower and the centre is actually a snowflake brad, but who would know, well you all do now, lol, cos I told you. All the swirly/branch embellishments are cut with various Marianne dies.

I’m entering this into:-

Clear It Out – Anything Goes (Flowers, had for a year or more, the lace for even longer and I cannot even remember how old the paper is!)

Craft Us Crazy - #13 Anything Goes

Crafts and Me - #44 Add A Flower

DYSU - #29 wings

Flutterby Wednesday - #163 Open challenge

Little Claire’s Designs - #11 Things With Wings

Paper Cutz - #101 Anything Goes

Shopping Our Stash – #9 Technique Turn Back (I haven’t stamped and NOT coloured in ages, and I haven’t used this stamp for months)

Simon Says Stamp and Show – Anything Goes

Stamp Something - Embellished


Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. Really beautiful, Lin, I love what you've done here. Great colours too, I love purple and blue-green together, and they are the same shades as your blog background. CoB

  2. beautiful, thanks for joining us at Clear It Out

  3. Beautiful! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge--again! :)

  4. Ohh this is gorgeous! Love the colors and the butterfly is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  5. Beautiful card, fabulous colors. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  6. This is simply adorable! So pretty & elegant! Love the colors! Hugs & Sunshine!

  7. This is just stunning Lin, snowflake and all. xx

  8. Lin this is just beautiful! Love the colours and gorgeous butterfly, and all your lovely details :o) Lisa x

    PS Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something!

  9. WOW! Lin, this is stunning, love the wonderful colour combo and details. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

    Donna x

  10. fantastic card Lin, very beautiful and i love the colour and image, butterflies are always soooooo pretty
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

  11. Love those colours

    kitten DYSU team

  12. Beautiful card and I love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claire Designs.

    Helen x


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