Saturday, 21 June 2014

Butterflies for a Friend

I don't very often use patterned paper but I really must start as I have loads - so here is a card I have made using a lovely 6 x 6 sheet that came from a Pink Paislee set that was free with a magazine ages ago.


The three larger butterflies and sentiment are stamped with coffee Archival Ink and embossed with clear powder onto another sheet of paper from the same book which matches perfectly.  I stamped the butterflies on the original paper and glued the cut out ones over the top and added some shimmer with clear Wink of Stella.  The background card and sentiment mat are brown card from my stash and the little round butterfly embellishment on the sentiment came with the paper.  I really love the paper and didn't want to cover too much of it up especially the detail in the bottom left corner and the bee in the top right corner.  The two larger butterflies are Flying Colours by Sheena Douglas and the smaller one is from Little Claire.  The sentiment is by Creative Expressions.  I have used the paper collection and all the stamps for the very first time even though I have had all of them for ages!  I would like to enter the following challenges:

Mr friend Darnell has a wonderful blog and has hit over 500 followers and to celebrate is hosting a NBUS challenge with friendship as the theme.



I just had to join in with that - I went a bit mad with the NBUS stuff!  I am so guilty of buying things and then not using them!

Hels fabulous blog hosts Sunday Stamper and this weeks is to use 'pretty paper' so I had to join in this one too!

Summer of Colour where the theme is Coral and Teal with a splash of White. I hope the white in the butterfly wings is enough.  Thank you to Vickie for pointing this challenge out to me.  I hope I am not too late!  I have added this challenge at the last minute cause I didn't know it was there!

Thank you so much for visiting me, I really really appreciate it!  Have a lovely weekend and take care! Christine xx









23 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

What great inspiration this card is for me, Christine! I have so many, many pages of gorgeous patterned paper, but I don't scrap, so I don't use it often on a card. You have showcased yours perfectly with the precise placement of your beautiful butterflies and wonderful sediment!! I love it!!

Thank you, my friend, for joining in and supporting my NBUS Challenge and for posting my button! It is appreciated!! Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

chrissies said...

Such a beautiful card with wonderful colours

Love Chrissie x

Anita in France said...

Just lovely, Chris ... the balance of colours and detail is perfect ... and what a fabulous sentiment! Darnell's really started something with her NBUS challenge! Anita :)

May said...

Gorgeous card Chris, I adore the backing paper, Love the beautiful butterflies & sentiment...Hugs May x x

Crafty Lark said...

Love your butterflies Christine,also your gorgeous combination of colour. I really must try harder to use my paper. Flora xx

Suzanne Bramble said...

Firstly, thank you for your kind words on my recent post. XX The card is really pretty, the colours go together really nicely. I tend to keep my cards very simple - just stamping on to card, I'd love to be more adventurous and use patterned paper and embellishments, just not sure where to start! XX

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Christine a beautiful card! I'm afraid I have far too much NBUS! Susan xx

okienurse said...

Awesome card Chris! I love those colors together. This week at Summer or Color those are the challenge colors so you should link there too! www.twinkletwinklelikeastar.com or look for link on my blog if you can't get there with this one.
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! Vickie

Sharon Fritchman said...

I absolutely love your gorgeous card, Chris! You used this week's SOC colors beautifully!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm here from SOC, although I should probably be joining Darnell in her NBUS challenge, since I know I have a few things I've never used. I really like that card, and the beautiful way you put it together. Well done, and it was great of Vickie to let you know about this challenge. Hope to see you again, too.

Sue said...

Such a fab card Christine its gorgeous! I'm playing catch up because I've been busy gardening seems for days LOL lots of huggles Sue xxx

Carmen said...

Popping over from Summer of Color. Love your beautiful card, so delicate and such a thoughtful thing to do for your friend too :)

Caz said...

Lovely card :-)

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous card hun... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Marjorie said...

Beautiful card Chris, I also have this lovely paper must get it out lol!!.... love your butterflies and lovely sentiment:)..
Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Hey Chris, your card is so pretty. I have loads of papers too, but keep buying more!!

Must have a peek at those new challenges - so many new ones and my bloglist of challenges is a bit out of date I think, some have now closed down!

Liz x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card .... yes I'm trying to use up some 6 x 6 pads at the moment too and have a stack of them on my desk! thanks for visiting me today for WOYWW

Happy Dance said...

Hi Christine. This is a lovely card. And those butterflies are just magical. Love the coral color! It's so effective with the teal. Wonderful card. And you'd asked about the scribbly circles set. It's Awesome Blossom by TAWS. Such a fun set too! Have a great weekend. Bev

Kristin said...

xo

Annie said...

A fabulous card Chris and I adore the butterflies and wonderful colours

TFS and best wishes
Annie x

Jackie said...

A fabulous card, Chris. I just love those colours.
I shall pop over to your friend's blog. Jx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Chris, love those butterflies...xx♥aNNie
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Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great card! You do patterned paper well so you should do more of it. This is quite stunning with all the wonderful butterflies on it.