Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Flowers, Butterflies and Friends

Good morning. I have not posted for over a week and for that I apologise. Within the month we will have moved house, I will have moved jobs and we will be starting a new life! Consequently postings may be limited for a while but I hope you stay with me. In the new house I will have a whole room in which to craft so the sky will be the limit!

This card is for 5 challenges:
Crafty Catz Challenge 71 - Friendship
The Stampman #17 Curls and Swirls
CES Challenge #25 Flowers and Flutterbys
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes (with a Sentiment)
Critter Challenge#54 - Sentiment

A quick description today I am afraid.

A5 yellow A5 base card, border cut with a Martha Stewart punch and lined with dark red card to show off the edging.

Background card - started off orange and was inked with various Distress inks and stamped with a flourish stamp in Stazon to give a soft effect.

Cream tag coloured with the same Distress inks. Stamped with Poppies and embossed with gold sparkle WOW powder. Also added a For You stamp in the same way. Poppies coloured with Aquamarkers. Butterflies stamped, embossed with gold powder and coloured with Aquamarkers. The butterflies were cut out and wire antennae added with Pinflair glue.

Sentiment stamped in blackink on orange card and embossed with clear holographic powder. Cut out with a flower shaped Nestie as were the two layers onto which the wards are matted.

Swirls cut out with a Cricut...no I did not do them by hand!!

Everything was then assembled after adding a ribbon to the tag.

For You, Poppies and Sentiment by Sheena Douglass. Butterfly from Elusive Images.


  1. Great card, I love the butteflies & flourishes you cut with the cricut! Good luck in all the changes you're going through too! Thanks for playing along with us at the Critter Sketch Challenge!

  2. Hi Shirl, yet another stunning card I love the whole design its so gorgeous. And you lucky thing the new house sounds fabulous. With hugs Shirleyxxx

    You will be about 22 miles from me, Im about 9miles from Monmouth.

  3. Hi Shirl
    A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz this week,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  4. Very pretty card with lots of great details! This is a style of card that I almost never make, so I am looking for lots of inspiration from this challenge. Thanks for playing along in the Critter Sketch Challenge.

  5. Beautiful colours and great techniques - love the tag and the Cricut swirls. Tthank you so much for joining in the fun this week at Sentimental Sundays.
    Hugs, Sylvia x

  6. Fabulous tag love the background.
    Thankyou for joining us girlies over at CES Challenges, good luck.

    Hugs Vicky xx

  7. It sounds like you have a lot going on in your life at the moment. Good Luck with it all.
    Your card is just stunning. I love the background you've created on the tag and would love to see it in real life, I bet it really shines. The colours are perfect too.
    Thanks so much for joining at The Stampman again this time.
    Hugs Lisax

  8. What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Sentiment Challenge Blog for our Critter Challenge! Good Luck! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

  9. fabulous card! thanks for playing the critter challenge.


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