Friday, 2 October 2020

Butterfly Challenge #147

 It's been a while since I made a card for the Butterfly challenge and I did intend to try the clever fold idea but sadly this was not to be but the details of all the different card shapes are on the Butterfly Blog so I can try again another day.  The alphabet letter for #147 is 'D' - double point fold, diamonds and colours of delft blue, dandelion and damson with of course the usual butterfly.   I managed to incorporate diamonds in the large die cut background shape and some 'diamond' gems on the butterfly body, also colours delft blue and dandelion yellow.  The die used for the main fancy shape is one which I've had for more years than I care to imagine and using it has made me realise just how dies have improved over the years in terms of ease of use.  This one needed more than one pass to cut and then it wanted to hang on to all the pieces rather than letting them just drop out.  The butterfly was cut in the two colours as well and some matching paper was used for the background.  Card was finished off with some matching 'card candi' - something else which I've  had forever!!

Die cut Shape - Marianne die set
Sentiment - stamp from my favourite freebie set
Butterfly - Sizzix die


  1. Very pretty die Val and I have somewhere! the yellows and blue look lovely together..pretty card


  2. Hi Val

    What beautiful colours .. .. .. they work really well together and have given you a great finished card.

    Love your die work too. I love rooting old stash out .. .. it always brings back lovely memories of where things were purchased from and other times you have used them.

    Our weather is no better today! Looks like Mum won't be getting a walk out today .. .. I will be dodging the raindrops on you own.

    Enjoy your day.

    Love Jules xx

  3. Very pretty it is too. the dandelion yellow and the delft blue looks really good together on this lovely card. Thankyou for coming and spinning the wheel with me. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Such a pretty shaped die and love all the little diamond shapes within Val, and background yellow toned paper goes beautifully with the blue, and finished with a wonderful butterfly too. A brilliant card. x