Thursday, November 16, 2017

Butterfy Blues

Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping by.  It has been a couple of days since I last posted - it is not that I have not been creating, as I certainly have -  I am trying to get through all of  Decembers deadlines by the end of this month so I can enjoy the whole lead up to Christmas - especially with our Grandson being 2 1/2 years old and more aware this year than the previous years - he announced very excitedly to his Mummy "I am excited" and when asked what about he said "for Santa!"

But in the meantime I have a card to share with you - using layered Spellbinders Dies - they always add such a pretty look!  The beautiful filigree frame has been created using Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Forty-One Etched Dies and Labels Forty-One Decorative Accents using white and soft blue card stock.  The card base and front has been cut using the Card Creator Emmeline Treillage Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken and patterned card stock from DCWV.  All Dies have been cut/embossed using the  Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" Platform

The next layer has been cut/embossed using the Labels Thirty-Nine Spellbinders® Nestabilities® and Authentique Paper.  This has been lightly sanded around the embossed edges and popped up onto the card front - using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares. 

The beautiful butterfly has been fussy cut/ hand cut using scissors from the Kaisercraft All that Glitters Collection - Dazzle .  It has been popped up onto the centre of the layered card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares and a Want2Scrap brad added to the centre, along with Want2Scrap Beautiful Bling Border by Nina Brackett - Endless Waves added along the lower edge of the card front.

Finishing off with a double Seam Binding bow and a sticker sentiment.

This card is for the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Sparkle (on the butterflies wings)
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog ANYTHING GOES WITH option of ANYTHING GOES 
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: 3D card
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Mari Ko Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges Always Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girls - Card + Ribbon 
A Gem of a Challenge - Buttons and/or Ribbon
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes 
Really Reasonable Ribbon Anything Goes with Ribbon

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. Just beautiful Linda! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Let the Sparkle Fly’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  2. Hi this is stunning I love it. Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 27 “Anything Goes.” Hugs Jackie (DT)

  3. Gorgeous butterfly and love the beautiful dies. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  4. That is gorgeous. Lovely work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT

  5. Oooo . . . this is soooo gorgeous!! I love all these dies layered together; they are a fabulous frame for that beautiful butterflies! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

  6. Gorgeous butterfly card!!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija DT-member

  7. Very nice.Thank you so much for joining in the first challenge at Mari Ko Creations!

  8. Linda, what a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Lemon Shortbread Monthly Challenge this fortnight. All of the layers certainly adds to the card.
    Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Lemon Shortbread Design Team Member).

  9. beautiful Linda
    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  10. very nice. Love all the layers

  11. Very beautiful and elegant. Thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck!!! Patricia

  12. Gorgeous creation Linda, love the butterfly and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld! We hope to see you again!
    Sherry x - CT for Morgan's ArtWorld
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog


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