Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Butterfly's and Baskets

Hello to all my crafty friends, hope you all have been enjoying the sunshine today, I know I have.  Just wanted to share another of my Clean and Simple cards that I have been working on recently.

 It is a new style for me, I must admit I do love my bling and embellishments, but I am really enjoying them although I have to ban myself from keeping on adding to the card and have not allowed myself to use any of my favourite paper roses and flowers.

I have used again my favourite pad from Lili of the valley The lovely Promises pad and added an embossed frame.  The image is also LOTV, coloured with my spectrum noir pens.

  I decided to cut out the butterfly's separately and mount them on foam pads.

  The flower is one that I made using a die my lovely friend Karen has lent to me and considering I didn't have a clue what I was doing I am very pleased with how it turned out.  However Karen s are far far better so I will have to get her to show me how she does it.

 The butterflys are cut using a memory box die and the sentiment is from spelbinders.

Just a few of my favourite pearls and the name of the birthday girl, and it is all finished ready for my daughters friends birthday.   Hope you like it and it gives you some ideas

Bye for now from Sunny Devon

Best Wishes

I am entering this card into the following Challenges

The Ribbon Girl Lovely Lili Challenge

Crafty fairies Challenge in the garden

Penny Black and More Anything goes

Papertake weekley anything goes
Simon says stamp Monday challenge M is for MIMi

Bearley mine challenges flowers 

My mums craft shop challenge blog lots of layers
Cutie pie challenge blogspot 69 bring on the bling
One crazy stampers challenge anything goes and an embelishment.
spectrum noir challenge flowers
Country view challenges natures glories
 stamping sensations


  1. A really pretty card and lovely colours Maria.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  2. Lovely card with beautifully colored image. Thank you for joining us this month at Bearly-Mine Designs "Flowers" challenge and good luck in the draw. Hope we see you again!
    Simona (DT)

  3. Lovely card and layout thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge cheers Sue N x

  4. Hi Maria, what a gorgeous card with such a sweet image. My sister likes her grandson to call her Mimi, I thought that was such a coincidence, it's not something you hear very often! Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy

  5. Such a fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

  6. Me again Maria, I totally missed thanking you for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge-.

    B x

  7. Lovely card, the pastel colour palette is very pretty and the butterflies add wonderful movement. I love how you have showcased the image in the oval aperture. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  8. this is such a sweet card with an adorable image and i love the papers, especially the plaid. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  9. Adorable card! Love the soft color palette! Thanks so much for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  10. Very sweet card Maria! Really sweet image.
    Thanks for sharing on Papertake Weekly :)

  11. Love the design of your card with the oval center and the butterfly pop ups! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper and good luck in the ch.allenge

  12. Wonderful job, love the colors and how you pop the butterflies up. Great job. Such a great card, love the coloring too....Thanks for playing our challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

    Leanne DT@OCS

  13. what a sweet card. I love how your little girl is framed by your aperture and your colouring is just beautiful too.

    Thanks for joining us at CLF.

    Sharon x

  14. Cute but quaint - beautiful. Thank you for adding your inspiration to our May challenge at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

  15. Such a pretty card and a gorgeous LOTV image! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Little Fairies, I hope you can join us this month too!