Thursday, 29 August 2013


I think I saved the best for last...and gave it an appropriate name.

We fly home from our month in England today. By the time you are reading this we will be sitting in our recliners, trying to keep our eyes open as we cope with the jetlag from the flight back home.

This is the last and my personal favourite of all the cards I made in July, up at the lake. I really managed to use up quite a few of the teensy Prima flowers... only 7 zillion left to

I made a little mistake on this card...I over generously dabbed the cream paint on the Spellbinders fancy label. It was so whitish that the butterfly did not stand out. I had one die cut left so I repeated the process and tried to be a bit more stingy with the paint. Rather than throw out the extra whitewashed die cut, I layered it under the correct version, giving the look of a bit of a shadow. I pop dotted the correct one forward and I am really happy with how it looks now. I have included a couple of closeup so you can see the layers up close.

Card base - From my stash; Michaels Recollections brand square textured card set
DP - Prima Lyric
Card Stock - Kraft snippets from my stash
Dies - Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2, Impression Obsession flag dies
Chipboard - from my stash; Michaels dollar bins
Bling - from my stash
Flowers - from my stash; Prima and and dollar store teensy kraft flowers
Sentiment letters - from my stash; Bo Bunny card stock sticker letters
Paint - Acrylic Cream paint

I am entering this card in the following challenges
Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets (my die cuts were made with snippets)


Tracy said...

This is such a beautiful card.
So feminine. I love that die cut :)

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful card, I just love the shabby chic effects you have achieved and the focus die cut looks fabulous layered up. Have a safe trip home and I hope you've had a wonderful holiday.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Glenda Atkins said...

This is beautiful! The die cut focal frame is gorgeous and so is the butterfly! Loving the paper, and the colors are so lovely!

brenda said...

You can't go wrong with a butterfly Maureen and love the treatment you've given this one and the soft Shabby Chic colours.

Hope the jet lag's not too bad, it's the very worst part of long haul.

B x

Christine Harrop said...

This is gorgeous Maureen! Really love everything about it. Hope your jetlag settles. Horrible feeling isn't it, but it was probably worse when you were flying the other way.(If that makes you feel any better Lol!)Christine xx

Redanne said...

I think it might be my favourite too, but then anything that has a butterfly and flowers on gets my vote every time. Love this one!! Have a safe journey home....

Yes, it was the Rocky Mountaineer that we went on, it was fabulous. Hugs, Anne x

sue w. said...

Hi Maureen, this is gorgeous hun. Love the details and the colours are super.
Have a super weekend.
Hugs Sue W.

Mrs A. said...

your card has a lovely dreamy feel to it. sorry I missed you on your flying visit. Hope the Gorge & Dragon was ok. Hugs Mrs A.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hello there Oh Bleary Eyed One! Hope you recover from the jetlag soon.

I must say that this "shabby chic" card is very romantic looking and luscious. Simply fabulous.

Sarn xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful Mo, I like the butterfly the frame and the paper.
kevin xx

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous ... Goorgeous card.... Happy you enjoyed your Hols....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Really gorgeous card! Hope you had a great trip! :)

Hettie said...

Aww this is gorgeous Mo. I can see why you love it. Hope you are over your jet lag very soon.
Hugs to you both.

MaryH said...

Wonderful! Loved your 'save' too,and it turned out so great..made a good shadow indeed. I like this vintage kick you've been on. Your background framed piece was so pretty with all the elements you have on this, and your flowers worked a treat on it. Hope you & Mr. Scrappy have had a chance to catch up from your jetlag. (2nd postcard arrived, email shortly!) Hugs & TFS

Darnell J Knauss said...

Nice save, Maureen! It's beautiful! I hope you are safely home and snug in your recliners!!

Di said...

Gorgeous card Mo! Love the shabby chic look you achieved so beautifully.

Glad to know you're home safe and sound - hope you're catching up on the time difference OK. What a gorgeous day we had at Flutterbys and Highclere :)

Hugs, Di xx

brenda said...

Me back again Maureen because if I don't answer your question now I am bound to forget.

The standard envelopes you buy work fine with most of the easel cards because when they fold flat they are standard size of the original base shape.

As example, the one you commented on was just a standard half A4 size card and to get the easel effect the front section was just scored across the middle and the 'topper' with the butterfly adhered to the bottom section of the folded panel.

Does that make sense I wonder ? Ask again if it doesn't.

B x

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous Mo, love the shabby chic feel of this and I must dig out my glass jar of little Prima flowers - I'd forgotten about them lol. Safe journey Karen x

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Maureen, so pretty. Hope you had a safe journey home. Carol x

Cathy said...

Beautiful card, this is a style I've never tried but yours is gorgeous, love all the pretty elements. Glad you are home safe n sound from your hols :) Cathy x

Pia S said...

I can understand why you're so happy with this card - it's gorgeous - full of details, so beautifully put together! I like the effect of the black, ornate frame - it adds that little something extra to this design.

Hazel said...

Hi Maureen

Hope you are having a good rest and getting over your jet lag.

I love the shabby chic / vintage - looks marvellous!

Thank you for dropping by and leaving me some lovely comments.

Have a great week.

Toodle Pip

Hazel x

MagsB said...

Oh wow, this is so beautiful! I love the soft tonal colours and the different textures. Gorgeous!

love Mags B x

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Such a Beauty!! You really out did yourself on this one... so may layers and love the papers too.
Just Lovely!

downrightcrafty said...

such a gorgeous creation
Hugs Kate xx

downrightcrafty said...

so pleased you got an opportunity to buy some WRS stamps and cannot believe you have not played yet, cannot wait to see
Hugs Kate xx

Hettie said...

Err! Hello! Where are you Mo? It is September now!!

Anne-Elise said...

Gorgeous card, Maureen! Love the die cut with the butterfly and the soft colors! Hugs

butterfly said...

It's simply enchanting, Mo - a real delight. Hope you're recovering from the jetlag now!
Alison x

Tracy said...

This is wonderful. The vintage style papers paired with all the blooms makes it wonderfully feminine and delicate. Beautiful! Hugs!

May said...

Love the vintage feel, the papers are beautiful..Love the butterfly & pretty flowers.... Hugs May x x x