.... sorry, I've been a bit quiet over the last couple of days - my husband will tell you to make the most of it :) It's actually been really lovely here and I've taken the opportunity to enjoy the sun, do some reading, catch up with some washing and make some cards - but they're a surprise and you'll have to wait to see them!
However, I have made a card this morning for two challenges. The colour inspiration is from this week's Play Date Cafe - PDCC90 - eggplant, fuchsia and orange!! Wow! For the layout I'm using a sketch layout from Clean & Simple stamping - FTL147 - the deadline is today! So I've left it late.
While I was at craft class on Monday I was playing with the lovely Flowerfly stamp from Stampendous and I stamped a couple just for fun. One I coloured with shades of orange and peach - and it looked lovely, but I didn't quite know what to do with it. That was until I saw the PDCC90 colours and then it was easy peasy!!!
I started off by cutting a border of Elegant Eggplant, wide enough to allow me to put this lovely lace around it. Next I stamped three flower onto some white card and cut them out with my circle nesties. The mats were also made with my nesties. I added a bit of sparkle to the flowers with my Stardust pen. As I mentioned, the butterfly was already coloured and cut out, I added some sparkle to the wings and made the antennae from purple wire. The sentiment is really simple - Hi - and I'm sending this card to a friend who I've not heard from in a while - just thought I'd make sure she's okay.
Stamps: Stampendous - Flowerfly; Elusive Images - Flowers; Waltzingmouse - Victorian Frippery
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Lilac Posies
Spellbinders: Standard Circles Sm (S4-116) #2, Big Scalloped Circles Lg (S4-249) #2, Big Scalloped Circles Sm (S4-250) #2
Accessories: Stampin' Up! card - Elegant Eggplant; Lace, card base, glitter and gems from stash
I've taken a close up photo of the butterfly and flowers - they really are very pretty.
I noticed that my follower count has gone up so I'd like to say Hello and welcome to Pauline - glad you joined me! Now, I'm off back to my craft room, I've a couple of idea I want to play with. See you later.
That flowerfly is divine Deborah - love it!
This is lovely Deborah! The butterfly is so pretty, and those flowers are gorgeous!
Another gorgeous card Debs
Stunning use of that stamp - & an amazing composition with that lacey border.
Wow, Deb, that butterfly is so pretty and the positioning of it amongst the flowers is great!
Lovely Deborah, I love the strip of lace too :)
Lovely combo of butterfly, flowery medallions and lace! Glad you could join in with this weeks colours at The Play Date Cafe Deb :)
Very lovely! The flowers, butterfly, and lace make for a beautiful card...well done!:-))
Deborah this is amazing. I took a close look at the 4 circles and I love the fact that you combined three circles with one scalopped circle. It makes the sentiment pop and is just lovely. I love the subtle touches of coloring and embossing the circles is adding just a bit more texture. Beautiful!
This is a gorgeous take on the challenge; fabulous!
So pretty, Deborah! Don't you love it when things like that work out so perfectly?! Your butterfly is stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!
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