Thursday, October 4, 2018

Fluttering By

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by. I am sure I am not alone in the fact that I have 'a lot' of patterned paper - and I use that term loosely - Wink:Wink!! The papers available today are stunning and a feature in themselves and I do love to use them...BUT there is nothing like the feeling of creating your own using stamps and products you have!.

I have randomly stamped one of the roses from the Spellbinders Feather Fireflies Stamp and Die Set from the Spring Love Collection by Stephanie Low onto white card stock.  This has been coloured using Imagine Memento Ink in Summer Sky, Pear Tart and Bamboo Leaves, using a Sponge Dauber.  I have used a background stamp between the roses, this has been stamped using Summer Sky a a little Pear Tart added - again with a Sponge Dauber.
NOTE:  I have used the background stamp without an acrylic stamp simply by holding it with my hand and using a couple of fingers to put pressure on the area I want to stamp with - this can be as big or small as you want it to be.

Next the stamped layer has been cut/embossed using the outline frame only from the Card Creator Floral Panel Card Etched Dies Flower Garden by Sharyn Sowell and the Platinum Die Cutting MachineThis has been popped up onto a slightly larger blue card base with rounded corners using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares

The butterfly has been created by cut/emboss the Butterfly Body using black card stock and the Shapeabilities Layered Monarch Etched Dies - Exclusive.  Next cut/emboss Butterfly Wing Layer 2 using  Kaisercraft patterned paper, this is followed by the Butterfly Wing Layer 3 in yellow card stock.  Adhere both Wing layers over the Body Layer using glue. Pop up the butterfly on the lower right portion of the card front, with the wings popped up using using Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L 3D Foam Squares - glue the body portion.  Adhere a stamped sentiment onto the card base next to the butterfly - my sentiment is one of the free gifts from a publication.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - October Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes 
WordArt Wednesdays Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Crafts Galore Encore Always Anything Goes
Crafty Animals Always Anything Goes
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes + option of inspired by a song (Paper Roses)
Dies R Us Challenge - use Dies carried in store
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Create your own Background
Happy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes 

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 creating


  1. what an amazing card! that butterfly is outstanding!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous. I love your butterfly.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.Annette DT forhttp://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

  3. Back again, and again just so beautiful with these lovely bright colours. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  4. gorgeous card. love the dimesions on the butterfly

  5. Very, very pretty design! Beautiful butterfly! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes using dies by companies carried at DRU’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  6. So VERY pretty, beautiful paper and butterfly. Love your card. Thank you so much for joining us in our Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge at Morgans Artworld this week. We would love to see you again in our next challenge.

    Faith Morgans Artworld DT
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

    Morgans Artworld

  7. Your stamping is gorgeous and I love the background you created! And the focal point of the yellow butterfly is fabulous. Thank you for joining us and good luck!
    Hugs, Joy

  8. Lovely card Linda, thanks for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and good luck with your entry. Wendy DT for  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

  9. Gorgeous card with lovely background! Such a pretty butterfly, too! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the challenge!

  10. Wow... this is fantastic! Nice background and lovely design. I love the butterfly...

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#21 – Bingo)
    *DT* Die Traumfabrik
    *GDT* Die Kreativtanten

  11. Hi, Linda! Lovely background and such a pretty popped up butterfly! Gorgeously colored! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for supporting us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or A Designer Favorite. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  12. A pretty card. Lovely colours, background and stunning butterfly.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore October Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  13. Gorgeous project! I like the pretty butterfly.
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Please keep in mind that you have to be a follower in order to win the prize. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#22 – Make your own background}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#22 – Anything goes}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#53 – Autumn / Halloween}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  14. lovely entry, Linda. Thanks for entering in Happy Craft Challenge anything goes.

  15. This is amazing - the colors are beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)


  16. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ania DT

  17. Wow, so beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at the DAK Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea


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