Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Butterflies work for all occasions!

Hello and Welcome!

I'm afraid I've been a bad blogger of late with all the things that have been going on in our lives.

However there are a few challenges I don't like to miss and the Butterfly Challenge is one of them.

Now I did scratch my head over this challenge because with all the inkpads I have crimson isn't something I use much.

Then I had a light bulb moment!!!

On Monday morning I went to a card and coffee class where we used this very pretty Stampin' Up stamp.  We made small cards and I chose to use this crimson colour to stamp with.

So - after reading the theme for the challenge I cut off the front of the card and matted it onto silver miri card.  I put the ribbon onto an A6 card then added my 'topper' after adding a wink of stella to the daisies.  For the cream I punched out two circles for the daisy centres and added a bow.

As I recently had a tidy up I had to hunt high and low for my butterfly stickers.  Now a tidy-up should make life easier but I can never remember where I put things.  Perhaps that's why I don't often bother!!!  Anyway, I finally found this little holographic edged sticker which had a bit of cream and a sort of crimson  colour on it.  I stuck it to some white card and fussy cut it out.

Voila!!!!  here's my card for the Butterfly Challenge #94  which hopefully ticks all the boxes. Oh and I did round all the corners right at the end.

Have a lovely day everyone. xxx

43 comments:

Aquarius said...

Very pretty and I admire your resourcefulness - must go and read carefully the new format of the Butterfly challenge

Babs Watson said...

A gorgeous card and stamp the colour.suits your stamp.
Hugs Babs x

Carole said...

Wow you really had your thinking cap on for this one...and I must say I like the crimson flowers...not usually a colour choice to stamp in as you say.Anyway I think you have done a good job on this and good luck in the challenge.

KandA said...

Beatiful card Barb, Love the colour of those gorgeous flowers xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is gorgeous, such lovely depth of colour

Glennis said...

very pretty Barb

Di said...

Oh how lovely this is Barb! A gorgeous card - and I think that floral stamp might be a new one that I ordered a couple of days ago! It's beautiful and you just confirmed that I was right to go for it!

Hugs

Di xx

Veerle said...

Super gorgeous Barb and I love that crimson red.
Hugs Veerle x

Mrs A. said...

Oops! Sorry you had to cut up a card in order to make a card but what a beauty it is. I can count 4 of the elements on your card so well done. Thankyou for spinning the butterfly wheel with men this week. Hugs Mrs A.

cuilliesocks said...

Oh my so beautiful Barb, it's a gorgeous image and so beautifully coloured, love it, Kate x x

AlisonC said...

Ingenious! You've made a lovely card and I love the crimson. x

Swissie said...

This is a wonderful card, Barb! Love the flower stamp!
Hugs, LIv

Jean said...

These flowers look lovely stamped with crimson, it's such a lovely stamp.
Jean x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the card and the gorgeous stamp you used (I have this but so far not inked it), it makes such a pretty card. Hope things soon get back to normal for you.

Sue xx

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Barb and so quick of the mark with your card for the butterfly challenge! I only scraped through at the last minute yesterday to get my card in for the last fortnight's challenge! xx

scrAPpamondo said...

So lovely card and the sticker looks so well with the sweet flowers!

aussie aNNie said...

So beautiful and the colours are just gorgeous.xx [aNNie]

Carol L said...

The story of how this card came to be is fun to read, and the card turned out lovely in the crimson colors!

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card - love your crimson stamping, and the way you have adapted the small card to make this beauty
Blessings
Maxine

meg said...

Beautiful colour Barb, great card and recycling

Janice said...

A gorgeous card Barb, I love the colour of the flowers.
Janice x

Jules said...

Hi Barb

A really lovely card .. .. the flowers are amazing!

I am pleased I am not the only one who regrets having a tidy up! I can never find anything afterwards LOL!!!

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
oh what a very gorgeous card and such super stamping too.
Love that wonderful design and that sweet butterfly.
I know what you mean about tidying up and not being able to find anything. LOL.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

hazel said...

This is such a beautiful card Barb - love the colour.
xxx Hazel.

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card,Barb.Beautiful stamping.Love the colours,too.

Gr,Sylvia x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card, Barb! I love butterflies! Hoping to enter the challenge myself this time! Thanks for all the sweet comments on my blog! You are appreciated! Enjoy your day!

Diane said...

Happy New year yo you Bard, wow love the gorgeous color and fabulous card design.

Hugs Diane

Angela Radford said...

Hi Barb, not sure I've been that good a blogger either! think the holiday may have been a bit of a distraction Lol! as I seem to have missed some of your gorgeous cards. This one is very pretty and how lucky are you to have a coffee and card class to go to. Have a lovely weekend, Angela xXx

Linby said...

What a pretty stamp and it looks fab in crimson - you made a beautiful card.
As for tidying up - I am the same, can't find a thing afterwards.

Greta said...

I'm glad someone else can't find things after organizing! I like that excuse not to do it--haha! This is a beautiful card--love the crimson flowers!

Cara said...

I love how you made this, so pretty x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Coo, what a great card, Barb, love the Stamping looks like you sued Ripe Razzleberry, I love that colour and one of my few SU pads and also some card in same, do love crimson so should try make some!!! Dutton inc leaning up issues here. Sorted my card nicely now can’t find my strathmore at all!!! Need to make lists I think but then I’d lose my list!!
Thanks for sharing and for popping over too!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

scrappymo! said...

Very pretty! i love the daisy stamp and your colours here are gorgeous!

Mia said...

Sooooooo pretty, Barb! Kisses, my friend.

rachel said...

I love this card Barb - the flowers look so pretty and the crimson looks fab - love it! Hugs rachel x

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Barb, such a beautiful stamp and lovely colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Karen Knott said...

Hi Barb, sorry this comment is really late :( Your card is stunning I love those flowers in that gorgeous colour,
Hugs Kaz xx

Pat said...

What sweet and pretty flowers and just the perfect colour for the challenge Barb, and very inventive of you to adapt it by adding a few extra embellishments, and it covers all bases as they say. x

Craftyhugs said...

Stunning card barb. I love butterflies and think they make a beautiful touch to any card. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. I'm going to go and follow you. Have a lovely day xx

Lillianb said...

Love the card Barb and the colour is stunning .

Lilian

MaryH said...

Oh this is pretty, and love the deep rich crimson colors. Great shading on the petals too. How great you could use something you'd already started and make it fit perfectly for the challenge. I like the change of pace color on the butterfly too. Had a chuckle over your tidy up story. Same thing happens here...It always makes sense when I'm putting it away, so I'll know exactly where it is when I need it. Then - you guessed it..hunt high & low and it hides. TFS & have a great weekend. Thanks for all your sweet visits and comments. Life happens to us all from time to time.

Brenda said...

Such a beautiful card Barb! I love the ink color you used on these flowers and I love the way you stamped them all around the card. Your butterfly sticker is just as beautiful too. Hugs, Brenda

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Great use of that small card Barb! LOVE it! Have a lovely day! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic