Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Butterfly sample card!!!

Hiya Everyone,

This is a sample card to display in my local craft shop to kinda advertise my April 16th workshop as I'm doing a few cards with a nice fresh spring theme (although this isn't one of the cards we'll be making) The stamp is a lovely sentiment one that my dad picked up on his car boot travels for about 50p (I have loads Lol) The papers were given to me by Barbara at the Windmill Craft Centre. The Marianne butterfly diecut was very kindly sent to me by Maureen from the Docrafts forum as I needed to use something that Barbara sold.

I coloured the butterfly in with my cool aqua all promarker all over and duck egg blue towards the egdes. I then went over the edges with stickles stardust glitter glue. The flowers are cut from my x-cut flower punch with card candy centres that I also glittered. I inked all the edges with tumbled glass. I think it makes a change to not have an actual image as the main focal point.

I will enter this into the following challenges:-

Ai factory - Luch of the irish/green
Craft us crazy - Something that reminds you of nature
Crafty purple frog - Things with wings
Crafty sentiments - Just for you
Delightful challenge - Butterflies
Meljens designs - Green
Paper crafting journey - Things with wings
Shelly's images - Green
Some odd girl - Think spring
Southern girls - Use flowers
Stamp insanity - Anything goes with green and/or irish
Stamping vacation - Use glitter
Card making mamas - Green
Crafty Anns - Sketch and/or spring
Delicious doodles - Use green
Fairy knoll - St Patricks day
Fashionista friday - St Patricks day
Sew many challenges - St patricks day
Tellens place - St patricks day
Card creations and more - Sparkle
ECP challenge - Green
Little claires - Flowers
Stamp, scrap and doodle - Spring
Sugar creek hollow - Homemade flowers
Alys sunday challenge - Anything goes
Card cupids - Green
Cheerful stamp pad - Spring
Gingerloft challenge - Use flowers
OSAAT - Glitter and gems
Sentimental sunday - Green + sentiment
Cupcake craft challenge - Up in the air with optional green
Karens doodles - Spring
Make it monday - Anything goes
Squigglefly - Spring
Stamp fairy - Green
Stamp n Doodle - Use 2 things beginning with G (Green and gems)
Woodware USA - Spring is coming
Anything goes challenge - Die cuts
Flourishes - Butterflies
High hopes - Green
Papertake weekly - Use 3 of something (flowers)
Alota rubber stamps - St patricks day (green)
Creatalicious challenge - 2 tone (green and blue)
My grafico - Anything goes
By the cute and girly - Springtime
Ambers crafs and stuff - Anything goes
Creative cottage - Spring
Creative card crew - Green
Pixie cottage - Sketch and/or green
Sisterhood of crafters - St Patricks day

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x


  1. Gorgeous papers, that butterfly and the perfect sentiment. thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

  2. Hello Paula. Gorgeous card, love the sentiment as the focal point and the butterfly is a beautiful touch. Love the greeny blue paper. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
    Love Sandra xxx

  3. Beautiful card.Lovely touch of sparkle.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory :D
    Lisa x

  4. Just beautiful Paula. I am such a sentiment lover and this sentiment is fabulous. We are so happy that you shared your project with us for the "Something Green" challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

  5. Beautiful card in beautiful colours, thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's again.
    Ann x

  6. Absolutely beautiful, what a lovely sentiment and your butterfly is lush :)

    Thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles this week :)

    Elaine ♥

  7. It's a lovely card Paula and you have made a good job of the butterfly considering it was white when I gave you it. I love what you have done. Good luck with you workshop and all your challenges.

  8. What a gorgeous sentiment!! I love the sparkly butterfly!! Thank you for joining us for both the Sugar Creek Hollow and Woodware USA challenges!

  9. Wow, this one is so beautiful! I love it.

  10. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week with such a gorgeous card ! Beautiful colours and what a lovely sentiment ! GOod luck !

  11. gorgeous card Paula - love the die cut butterfly and the bending effect on it .
    thanks for joining us at papertake weekly this week.
    maddy xx

  12. Hi Paula, what a beautiful card! I love that paper and then the butterfly. Just stunning! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Tellen's Place challenge. Good luck and I hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Sarah

  13. Gorgeous card Paula! Lovely to see your work at Delicious Doodles Challenge! Thanks for joinning us and good luck!

    Saskia :)

  14. Beautiful colours! Love the sentiment!


  15. Hi, Paula! This card is gorgeous! The paper you used is lovely and the butterfly really makes it stand out. Love the sentiment too. Thank you so much for joining our first challenge at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.

    Crafting Pals Design Team

  16. Hi! What a gorgeous card, I love the colours :) Thank you for joining us at Little Claire's :) x

  17. Hello
    this is an amazing card. The design and colors are stunning.

    Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood Crafters.
    * Karla **

  18. Super card!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

  19. This card is so beautiful, the colors, the butterfly, and the sentiment all work so well together. Thanks for stopping by Amber's Crafts and Stuff! I hope you will join us again next Wednesday!


  20. This is gorgeous and so elegant, love that butterfly, it's beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and OSAAT this week and good luck xx

  21. Beautiful card - stunning butterfly and I adore that sentiment x
    Thanks for joining in with us at papercrafting journey x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  22. Wow, what a load of challenges! Your card is really pretty. Love the colors! Bet you reel in a bunch to your class! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge and I really hope we see more from you in future challenges!

  23. A beautiful card. That butterfly is fab and that is a lovely sentiment. Thankyou for sharing this with us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

  24. Beautiful card, love the sentiment and papers. I have that butterfly die cut, must try blinging one up next time looks great. Thanks for joining us at Ambers Crafts and Stuff, hope to see you next week too. Hugs lin

  25. Stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

  26. i love these papers and that wording is so lovely

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Creative Card Crew ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

  27. Hi Paula

    Such a pretty card. What a beautiful butterfly and the paper is just gorgeous.

    Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  28. Just lovely with a beautiful sentiment to match! Thanks for playing with us at AiFactory this week!

    JanR - AiF dt

  29. Oh so pretty!! That butterfly is gorgeous!! LOVE your papers too!! Thanks for joining with us at Squigglefly!!HUGS

  30. This is gorgeous!Great spring colour and I love the butterfly!
    Thank you for joining Karen`s Doodles and Squigglefly this week!

    Hugs,Kari :)

  31. NICE!

    Thank for participating in the Alota Challenge!

  32. What a gorgeous card. Love the butterfly and sentiment!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

  33. Delightful card and such a sweet image! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake...good luck! :) Donna x

  34. Incredibly pretty card and such lovely spring colours! Thanks for joining in the fun at TCC this week :) Donna x

  35. Beautiful card hun!
    Thanks for playing our 'Green for St. Patrick' challenge at Delicious Doodles, and good luck!
    Teri x

  36. Lovely card and sentiment. Thanks for joining Card Cupids.

  37. Beautiful. I'm DYING over that paisley background paper!! Thanks for joining Amber's Craft and Stuffs first Challenge - hope to see you again next week.

  38. Such a gorgeous card and beautiful papers.
    Love the sentiment :-)
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.

  39. Beautiful card! Love the sentiment and butterfly.
    Thanks for joining in with us at SSDS.
    Hugs Sue x

  40. Such gorgeous paper and the butterfly is just awesome! Thanks for joining our "St. Patrick's Day Celebration" challenge at Tellen's Place this week. :~)

  41. This is a beautiful card. Love the lacey butterfly and the sentiment is so pretty. Thanks for joining us in the Meljen's Designs Challenge.

  42. gorgeous butterfly! love the papers...very fresh and spring-y! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

  43. So pretty! Thanks for playing along at Card Cupids!

  44. Hi Paula~~~Wow Gorgeous card!!! Beautiful beautiful helen keller quote and that Marianne Butterfly~~~PERFECTLY GREAT compliment!!!
    Wow I have never seen someone enter so many challenges~~Holy moly :)
    Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious --Duperb two tone card Hun!!!

  45. Beautiful card. Nice colors, sentiment, & butterfly. Thanks for joining us this week at SS!

  46. Hi! I came from Creative Card Crew's blog, just joined today for the first time. Such a pretty card! Love the sentiment and the butterfly is just precious! :)

    Debbie, Crafty Heart

  47. Beautiful card Paula, love the butterfly. Thanks for sharing with us at The Pixie Cottage.

  48. Beautiful card Paula! The big butterfly looks wonderful! Thank you for joining us at the FTTC this week..hugs ~S~

  49. what a gorgeous colours and a beautiful butterfly
    Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
    Lisa ;)

  50. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at PTW this week.

  51. What a beautiful card. I love how delicate the butterfly is. Thanks for playing along at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.


  52. Super and lovely! Thanks for playing with MelJen's this week!


  53. Everything about this card is so coordinated and works together so very well. Your butterfly is a wonderful focal point along with the beautiful sentiment! Lovely all the way around!!
    thanks for joining in on our challenge this week, I hope to see you playing along again very soon!
    SCH DT

  54. Paula, this is just beautiful! I love the blue and green colors and what an exquisite butterfly and verse! Thanks o much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow challenge and we hope you will join us for our First Year Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge!

  55. such a pretty card! i super like great butterfly paired with that great background paper. thanks for joining us!!
    - Shauna {The Sisterhood GDT}

  56. Thank you so much for playing at OSAAT this week.
    Hugs Nataliya.

  57. elegant and beautiful wow,thanks for joining with us Stamp-n-Doodle this week.

  58. Love the sentiment and I have to say it suits the spring theme very well for Squigglefly, which is where I popped over to see you from.

  59. What a gorgeous card!


  60. Very Beautiful is all I can say!!
    Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage this week.
    Adrina XX

  61. Your butterflies are beautiful. This is a lovely card. Thanks for joining "Is It Spring Yet?" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad. Please come back often.

  62. Adorable card Paula. Thanks so much for joining us at Southern Girls this fortnight. I really hope to see you again at our next challenge.

  63. Lovely cardwith a gorgeous sentiment & butterfly, such perfect colours for our Spring challenge! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Shelly x

  64. Lovely elegant card, Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, K x

  65. this is a beautiful card. i love those papers!!
    Kathleen Mc xx