Saturday, 8 January 2011

Butterfly garden ...

... I think that's the title for this card.  I've made this for two challenges.  The first is a colour challenge from Just Add Ink - the colours are quite bright so a good antidote to the dull and grey weather we're having.  The second challenge is for Flutter by Wednesday's - this week they have an open challenge, so the theme can be anything, but it must feature a butterfly, fairy or angel.



I've kept my card really clean and simple this time.  It took me a little while to decide what to feature - angel, fairy, butterfly?  But then I remembered my lovely Stampin' Up! butterflies in the Flight of the Butterfly set - so I decided to use them.  For the flowers I used some lovely circles from Teeny Trees - another favourite set, this time from Waltzingmouse Stamps.  As I don't have much Stampin' Up! ink or card, I've done my best to match the colours - Distress Scattered Straw - So Saffron, Memento Bamboo Leaves - Pear Pizzazz, Memento Lady Bug - Riding Hood Red, and Memento Grape Jelly - Elegant Eggplant.



Stamps:  Stampin' Up! - Flight of the Butterfly, Greenhouse Garden; Waltzingmouse Stamps - Teeny Trees
Inks: Distress - Scattered Straw; Memento - Lady Bug, Grape Jelly, Bamboo Leaves
Accessories:  Card from my stash; Martha Stewart punch to make border; Anita's ribbon

I think this is bright and spring-like - just what I need!!  Do drop by again tomorrow.  Bye for now.

11 comments:

Gina said...

This is such a cheerful card, definately makes you think of brighter days.
GinaA
x

Karen said...

Love those flowers Deborah very cute

Jackie said...

Very pretty card :)
Jackie xx

Paula said...

Just love that butterfly trail & the bottom border with all those colours. I had a set of Memento Dew Drops for Christmas so it's always useful seeing your listings. Have a good weekend.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/
PS - missed the deadline for CR84FN but will post anyhow, it was quite a challenge using those colours I thought.

Kristie said...

What a cute card! I love the color combo. Thanks for playing along with Flutter By Wednesday!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

What a lovely card. This color combination is really striking! Well done!

cbuswell said...

very sweet, love how you used the Teeny Trees set to make the flowers, great idea! a cheery card! : )

Danni said...

So fun and whimsical! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Deborah, this is a lovely card, very bright and cheery. Love the sentiment.

Donna x

Emma said...

Cute card! Love those butterfly's.

Stella said...

Such a stunning CAS card and looking at it...it made me smile. I love the colors and that butterfly!

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