Sunday, January 11, 2015

Back with Butterflies

My word how time flies.  I knew I had been busy before Christmas but I was really surprised to see that it had been November since my last post.  To those who follow regularly, thanks for hanging in there, I am back and have lots of plans for 2015.

I will be posting pictures of some of my Christmas creations over the next few weeks, although some were sent off without me taking photos. Sadly some didn't get to the post box at all and are sitting here waiting to be sent, although I feel a little silly sending Christmas cards in January!

 I wanted to start off the year with a couple of challenges, and this was one that caught my eye when going through my Feedly feed.  The sketch comes from Create with Connie and Mary Challenges and I liked it because it gave me the opportunity or at least the prompt to use a few layers and some of my new embellishments.

I loved the Butterfly Framelits as soon as I saw them and knew they would be one of the first things on my shopping list from the new Occasions Catalogue.  The bundled Butterfly Basics stamp set is just beautiful too, with lots of images that can be used for layering and blending together.  here I have used the lovely line image of the flower repeated on the main panel, and the mini-hex pattern over the top of some DSP on the right.  I think it breaks up the DSP and makes me think I am looking at it through chicken wire.  The butterfly is of course from the framelits, also cut from DSP with sponged edges.  The beautiful Bermuda Bay sequins are also from the Occasions Catalogue, the rhinestones are coloured with the darkest Coastal Cabana Blendabilities.

Happy Stamping


  1. Your butterfly looks so pretty with the sponged edges and love the addition of the twine! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!

  2. This is stunning! I love all the details on your butterfly! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Wow!! This card is incredible!! I love the background and the butterfly is just beautiful with the sponging. Thanks so much for joining the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. This is gorgeous! I love the little butterflies punched along the side panel allowing the color to pop through and the way you added the colorful embellishments! Thanks so much for joining us in the Sketch Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. Beautiful card with the butterfly! Love the colored Rhinestones for the body and how you wrapped the twine! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. WOW...what great colors on this. I love the scene you created with the stamps and then the butterfly. What a great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  7. I love the colors and stamps you've used to make this gorgeous card! So many beautiful details including the Bermuda sequins!! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week!


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