Saturday, 22 February 2014

Mrs.A's Inaugural Butterfly Challenge

Finally have a card to post for Mrs. A's Inaugural Butterfly Challenge. This is a fortnightly challenge in which your card must contain a butterfly or butterflies. Each fortnight there is a theme and this time it is Butterflies and Flowers. You must have at least one of each on your card.

I have had this image coloured up for quite some time but was never sure how to use it. A couple of weeks ago, I was at our local Korean dollar store just a mile or so away from my house. I love to peek in there when I post a letter or pick up a prescription, as it is in the same plaza.  They have many different items than the big Dollar Stores here, and the lady has a good eye for choosing craft supplies.

The aqua cutwork border is from there...it was a very heavy weight, sateen cardstock cupcake wrapper in another life. The had packets of 8 or so for a dollar. I remembered this image and had to have it.


I managed to use up some more of my Michael's dollar packets of flowers. I try to pick these up whenever they have their clear out after each change of season. I have combined 3 sizes and changed out the bling on the larger layered one. I wrestled with the idea of adding a die cut butterfly, thinking it would be too big. Then I remembered my Stampin' Up Sizzlets set, Beautiful wings. I had a snippet of the teal card left so I cut out some of the smaller ones and set them aflight! I added a touch of Stardust Stickles to bits of the stamped image, to gussy it up just a tad.

Kept the inside fairly simple...

Recipe:
Card Base - 5 1/2 inch square textured card and Envelope, from my stash
Patterned paper -Authentique, Shine
Cards Stock - snippets of grey textured sateen card and teal card from my stash
Dies - Spellbinder ovals and scalloped ovals; Memory Box Madeira Corner and Stampin' Up Sizzlets Beautiful Wings
Embellishments - cupcake wrapper from the $ store
  - various size flowers from Michael's dollar bins (from my stash)
Bling - clear diamonds from my stash and a wee blue glittered chipboard center for the largest flower (from my stash)
Stamp - will update soon as I find it!!! lol
Sentiment Stamp - My Sentiments Exactly, S126-IO

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Butterfly Challenge - must use atleast one flower and at least one butterfly
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover card with paper
4. Allsorts Challenge Blog - Ladies Day

40 comments:

Greta said...

Stunningly beautiful card!

Karen Petitt said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning Mo! I love that colour scheme and the stamp. Have a lovely weekend xx

Carol L said...

This is just lovely with those delicate butterflies and graceful corner adornments! Beautiful!

Pia S said...

This is so beautifully feminine! It's an elegant design, love how you placed those butterflies and flowers, and the image is beautifully colored! I've got the same image, but I've only inked it up once, will blow off the dust of it now, it deserves to be used!

Brenda Brown said...

I love this card Mo, the gorgeous image displayed beautifully with all the other elements you have used and a wonderful colour combination. You certainly have an eye for detail and for a bargain lol xx

brenda said...

You have covered the brief beautifully Mo and I really do like green and blue as a colour combo.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts.

B x

dutchess said...

such a pretty card Maureen....and that really is a lovely image....think I may have a card for this challenge still in my head but an all day craft day today ...let's see have a happy weekend xxxxx

Irene said...

A stunning and beautiful card Mo, I love the colour scheme, and well done on your purchases. It's always great to find bargins.

luv
irene
xxxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is so pretty Maureen, love the stamped image and you always have such a good eye for a bargain the cupcake wrapper is gorgeous. Susan xx

Debs Willis said...

What a gorgeous card - I love that colour scheme. And I will now be on the lookout for fancy cupcake wrappers - what a find!!
Thank you for your lovely kind offer and I guarantee if I ever visit Vancouver I would be happy to bring an empty suitcase & visit all your crafty haunts :-)
Hugs
Debs x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mo, I like the image, the papers and the embellishments.
Kevin xx

Sally H said...

Oh wow! How gorgeous is that! Fab colors too x

Brenda said...

Oh my this is a beautiful card!

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Mo!!! hope DH is feeling a lot better. I wish you could come to my crafty club too!! we would have a great time LOL lots of huggles from us all here Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Mrs A. said...

Well worth making me wait Mo for your lovely entry! Blue is a colour I don't often use but you have used your scraps up perfectly and what a super image too. I went to an SU party yesterday and blew my budget and some more again. 1st up on my list of goodies just had to be the beautiful butterflies embosslites set. Safely in the bag along with loads of other goodies like the stampa m thingy jib. Thankyoudo much for fluttering by my new venture. hugs Mrs A.

Kathyk said...

Both cars quite different and both smashing

Kathyk

May said...

Gorgeous card, Love that image... the colours, design, flowers & butterflies are just perfect... Beautiful... Hugs May x x x

MaryH said...

Way to go, Miz Mo! So enjoyable to read about your 'finds' and then see how creatively & beautifully you put them to good use on this pretty card. Love your colored image, and all the embellishments you've added to make it just as lovely as can be. With your usual Scrappy Skill! TFS & Hugs

Hettie said...

What a wowzer of a card Mo. Love this. The colours are amazing and I do love that stamp you used!
Hugs
xx

MaryH said...

Just to say: The spicas are very nice to use. Just be sure to store sideways. I'm told the metallic bits in the ink can clog the tips if they stand upright. Also if you haven't been exposed to the Wink of Stella pens & brushes..these are very, very lovely too! Just doing my enabling bit. Hugs!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous layout and super colours, great image.

Kath x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card, I love your colour combination and fabulous image, such a lovely design.
Pauline
x

Wendy L said...

So beautiful, very pretty design, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxxx

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

So, so pretty!!!

Di said...

Oh Mo, this really is lovely! Gorgeous image and I adore the blues!

Well done on hopping in first too :)

Hugs, Di xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
well this is amazing. Love that super image and it's coloured so well. great colour scheme too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

SARN said...

Like others have said Mo . . . this one's a stunner. xxx

Jean Straw said...

This is a beautiful card. I really like the slightly unusual colour scheme and the lovely stamp you used.I love the flight of little butterflies too.
Jean x

Glenda Atkins said...

What a beautiful and interesting card Mo, fabulous image and design!
Love the simplicity of the inside with the lovely corner die!
hugs
glenda

Tracy said...

Such a pretty card
I really like the intricate corner scrolls.

Erika said...

Hi Mo how are you? Lovely to hear from you. Great card too, just my colours and who doesn't love a butterfly or two?
Take care and happy crafting,
hugs Erika. x

Asha said...

Beautiful card, Mo. Love this colour combo, very elegant, very adult. And so many sweet details... any mother would be thrilled to receive this.
xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a fun vintage card! I love all the details and the color combo. It's so wonderful!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Hi Mo, this is beautiful. I love the image and wow the embellishments are beautiful. You just keep getting better and better...Hugs, joann

Pat said...

A very pretty card Mo and love the blue with the grey. What a great find were the cupcake wrappers as they work beautifully as a border. Love the corner and oval dies and the gems to finish. x

scrapn_momof2 said...

Gorgeous card!!! I love the color combo.

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous colours and design, this is so pretty! Lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for February with your beautiful card - hope to see you again soon. x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Mo, lovely card - the image is just beautiful and coloured to perfection. Great use of snippets too. Elizabeth xx

Bonnie said...

This lovely image has found the perfect home! Love all the special details!