Wednesday, 12 October 2016

More Butterflies!

More butterflies, Yay!  I love butterflies and have started joining in with Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge again and last time I entered, I won!  My prize was a wonderful selection of butterfly themed gorgeousness - thank you so much Mrs A!

Here is the card for this challenge.  I made this especially for my fabulous sister-in-law, Margery, for her very special birthday!

The checkered background is embossed using a Sue Wilson embossing folder - its the first time I have used it and I have had it for a long time!  The three large butterflies are cut with the butterfly die Rhone Butterfly Wings by Memory Box with the small ones cut using a Spellbinders die.  The label is punched with a Stamping Up punch and the numbers with a Cuttlebug die.  I added the ribbon and bow to the cyan background before I glued it to the white card base.  The label is popped up on double sided foam for extra dimension and for sparkle, the butterflies are all painted with clear Wink of Stella. This is a card with no stamping which is very rare for me!  I was pleased with how it turned out, especially the bow as I am not very good at them!
I would like to enter the following challenges:

Butterfly Challenge - Checkered and/or Cyan  (I managed both!)
Pixie's Snippets Playground - use snippets - Butterflies, Tag and numbers are all from snippets of leftover card.
Bizzy Bec's - Anything goes.

Brilliant challenges!  Pixies Snippets has hit 250 this time, how cool is that!

Thank you sooooo much for visiting me!  I am so happy that you did!
Take care, Christine xxx


chrissie said...

Well done on your win. A great butterfly project

Love Chrissie xx

LesleyG said...

This is very very pretty, bet Margery loved it xxx

Redanne said...

Loving that beautiful checkered background (and the colour) - it makes a great background for those gorgeous Memory Box butterflies! The bow is just the icing on the cake, a really elegant card Chris. Hugs, Anne xx

Barb said...

A beautiful card Chris. What a lovely embossing folder and your bow is lovely. Happy Birthday to Margery. Barbxx

Mrs A. said...

Wow Chris. This is so pretty . Love that magnificent bow and can't believe you have had that embossing folder unused.! A perfect card for my challenge. Thank you so much for fluttering by my challenge where your card will be entered twice. Hugs Mrs A.

Di said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Chris! Love that EF and the overall card design is so pretty, a very special card for a special Birthday!


Di xx

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Chris ... those delicate white butterflies are lovely against the texture-y background! Hugs, Anita :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very very nice! Now that you've seen how great that folder is in action you can use it more often.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

That is amazing. Yes I love butterflies too, and I long for spring!
Hugs Anja

Marina said...

Well done for using your embossing folder at last! It looks great on this gorgeous card.

Jackie said...

Butterflies are beautiful, as is your card. I hope your sister-in-law enjoyed her birthday. Jx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Chris. What a lovely card! Congratulations on winning the challenge!

I've spent more time packing this weekend and am finally visiting!

Kay (44)