Thursday 7 June 2018

Butterfly Challenge #101

It is time for another challenge on the Butterfly blog and this time the letter on the wheel is 'M' and we have a choice of three themes and three colours as usual and of course a butterfly should be included.  For the themes I've chosen 'musical' and 'metallic' with the colours of medium blue, mint green and moss green but as sometimes happens my scanner seems to have changed the colours slightly but in real life the butterfly is mint green and blue!!  All three colours are incorporated in the background which is the result of an inky play a while ago with Distress Oxides and a stencil.  The music and metallic come into play with the copper panel which was embossed and I couldn't resist adding a treble clef.  Music also features behind the butterfly.  There is some great inspiration from Mrs A and of course some lovely prizes on offer so why not have a go?

Background - Distress Oxide inks
Copper Metallic Panel - Cuttlebug embossing folder
Circle - Sizzix dies
Butterfly - Sizzix dies
Treble Clef - Marianne die
Sentiment - downloaded from Netty's Cards resized using My Craft Studio

Wednesday 6 June 2018


I've long been a fan of LOTV images (Lili of the Valley) and thought that this one would make a good congratulations card for an engagement.  I found some scraps of patterned paper and a piece of dotty ribbon for the layout, die cut the image and a larger circle.  I then re-sized another of Annette's sentiments  (she has a selection to suit most occasions) so that it would fit a punch and finally punched a couple of tiny hearts as extra embellishment.

Image - from Lili of the Valley
Papers - from my stash
Sentiment - download from Netty's Cards, resized using My Craft Studio

Monday 4 June 2018

New Home Card

It is a very warm day today so once I'd done a few essential domestic things I decided to stamp and colour some images to give myself a rest.  I have a set of house stamps from Chocolate Baroque although I think they might well have been from way back when they were known as Elusive Images and I'm not sure if they still even have these stamps.  Stamped onto watercolour paper the image was coloured using Polychromos pencils before being die cut along with a larger layer to go behind.  Searching through my box of browns/oranges/yellows I found a piece of brick patterned paper large enough to use as a background here with another strip left for a second card which you might see another day. A scrap of patterned paper was added for interest and a die cut key completes this card. The sentiment is another one available from Annette.

Image - from Chocolate Baroque (Elusive Images as was)
Key - die from Couture Creations
Sentiment - free download from Annette (link above)

Sunday 3 June 2018


I'm still wading through various bits and pieces of card and paper to top up my box of cards to sell for charity and/or to send to friends and family. I started with a piece of paper from an ancient Tim Holtz Vintage shabby paper pad and I dread to think how long I've had this. From my many scraps of cream card I found enough along with some pink to die cut the various layers of the hearts and the two leafy sections; two small flowers left over from another project were brought into play with extra pink centres added and finally a sentiment was stamped onto another scrap to complete this card which could be for Wedding, Anniversary or maybe Engagement.

Background - Tim Holtz Vintage shabby paper pad
Hearts - Tonic Dies
Leafy Swirls - Sue Wilson Dies
Sentiment -  free set of stamps from magazine