Monday, 24 October 2016

Harebells and Butterfly

Hello and thank you for visiting me today.

I wanted to make my card to enter into Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge #65  -      H is for Hoops/and or Harebells and everything came together quite quickly.

I had a piece of paper on my desk which after adding a little more blue was the colour.   I searched out a set of small flower stamps that I used to use for ATC and there it was - a tiny harebell stamp which I stamped randomly onto the background.

The "hoops" were die cut with the Sizzix Bright Bubbles die that I'd used for the first time yesterday when I had a little practise with it.

The Sentiment stamp is from a Hobby Arts set of sentiments and the butterfly from a sheet of 3D butterflies that have been in my stash for years.

I would also like to enter my card into the Challenge on The Allsorts Challenge blog - Week 386 where this time they are asking for Sparkle and Shine.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to capture either the sparkle or shine very well in this photograph.      

43 comments:

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Beautiful card and just right for the challenge . Hope you have a good day xx

SARN said...

WOW - this card is amazing. Looks fantastic xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card Babs.

Aquarius said...

How lucky that you actually had a harebell stamp. Lovely card and that circles die looks interesting! (I mustn't be tempted though).

Kath said...

A fabulous card - lovely design and pretty colours.
Kath x

Carole said...

Love , love,love this Barb.....wonderful colours and butterfly and love that die too!!

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card Barb, gorgeous and perfect. xx {aNNie}

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card Barb for our current challenge of 'SPARKLE AND SHINE', such a cute butterfly too...love the background papers...Thanks for joining in.
[aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

Lia said...

Barb, you did a great job because the card is gorgeous!
Lia xx

brenda said...

It's always hard to capture sparkle on photos Barb but I can imagine it IRL, a beautiful Butterfly and clever way of incorporating the hoops. Many thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week.

B x

meg said...

Beautiful card Barb could be used for almost any occasion

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a beautiful butterfly and love the way you used the bubbles
Cheers
Dr Sonia

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is so pretty, Barb! The butterfly is gorgeous, and I learned a new word - Harebells!

Veerle said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous Barb, love it.
Hugs Veerle x

Viv's Visuals said...

Beautiful Barb

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
oh what a very gorgeous card.
I love your very fab design of this, and the colours and that butterfly is terrific.
Your hoops die is fantastic for this Butterfly Challenge.
I must admit I am struggling with this one.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Carol L said...

This is so pretty, but I must admit - I've never heard of a harebell until this challenge! LOL

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's one fancy pants butterfly! Lovely card.

April Cheetham said...

What a gorgeous card, Barb! I love the hoops Xx

scrAPpamondo said...

This is very sweet, love the background and these "hoops"! The butterfly is just gorgous!!

Glennis said...

Your card is beautiful, I love the colour, and it all goes together so well

Janice said...

Such a pretty card Barb, I love the butterfly and the bubbles!
Janice x

Tina Z. said...

stunning!

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Barb, lovely blues and fabulous design - such a pretty card.
Pauline
x

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Barb, lovely colours and design, the butterfly is gorgeous, Kate x

Mrs A. said...

That Sizzix bubble die is just perfect for my challenge. I love that you have searched out and found the harebell stamp to use for the background too.
Butterfly just completes the card. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge where your card will be entered twice. Hugs Mrs A.

PJ said...

This is such a soft beautiful card, the butterfly looks so real.

Angela Radford said...

Very nice Barb. I so love butterflies and this is gorgeous. Happy crafty week, Angela x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I haven't had a chance to swing by Mrs. A.'s newest challenge and I'm intrigued, Barb! Your card is utterly gorgeous! Now I'm off to check out more about harebells!! Thanks for your visit to me!! Hugs, Darnell

Lucy Woods said...

Oh this is just gorgeous!! Love the beautiful butterfly and background!
Lucy x

Greta said...

Oh what a gorgeous butterfly & perfect with your lovely artistic background!

Sylviahobbycards said...

Beautiful card, Barb.Love the fab background and the pretty butterfly..

Gr,Sylvia x

lilian said...

Great card Barb, Love the butterfly

Lilian

AlisonC said...

Gorgeous in every way. :)

hazel said...

A beautiful card, I love the butterfly.
xxx Hazel.

KandA said...

Beautiful card Barb. gorgous colour, fabulous hoop die and I love the butterfly xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful card Barb, the blended background and gorgeous butterfly create a delicate scene.
Lorraine

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful card Barb....Love the pretty background....and the hoop dies....on my wish list....Joolsx

Erika said...

That reminds me Barb, I quite fancied that bubble die, sitting on my hands! Got so much already that I haven't used, trying to be good.
A beautiful card and I am loving the butterfly, stunning.

Hugs Erika. x

Linby said...

Lovely soft and subtle colouring and that butterfly looks right at home on the bubbles.

Donna said...

Another beautiful make. I bet Mrs A loved it. x

Pat said...

This is very pretty Barb and fits the challenge perfectly. The Harebell stamp looks great on that lovely coloured background, and the Sizzix Bubble die cut with the butterfly sitting on it is a beautiful focal image, and a very stylish Hobby Arts sentiment too. x

Sue - said...

A beautiful card Barb, I do like the diecut bubbles as a background for the butterfly.