Saturday, 14 June 2014

Easy Peasy Butterfly - Card 28

Do you have some very old stash? I have had these Daisy D 12x12  paper pads for a few years now. They are a paper pad of card kits. They have a heavy weight card base, oval diecuts, strips of patterned paper in different widths and matching teensy treat boxes. The card bases themselves are already printed with a pattern. I must say they are handy to use.

Since they are very old NBUS (never before used stuff) I can pop over to visit Darnell at  djkardkreations and enter her new NBUS challenge.

Just roughed up the edges with the side of my scissors, added a dollar store butterfly and a sentiment flag from my stash.  I added some snippets of what used to be a larger pearl flourish for the butterfly trails.    Another little bling flower on the belly band and it was done...I did warn you that it was easy peasy!!!

Here is a bit of a close up to show the distressed edges and the butterfly. I had a couple of packages of these ones in my stash. I liked them as there is no sheen on the ivory wings...just on the embossed dark areas of the wings. I have used up one package now...still have one to go!!!

****************This is card #28 of 50. I have been on a consumables spending freeze until I made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock exempt).***************

I am entering this card in the following challenges

1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets.  The pearl flourish bits were snippets of a once larger flourish.


  1. Hi Maureen this is so pretty what gorgeous papers! My craftroom is full to bursting of NBUS I'm ashamed to say! Susan xx

  2. You make these gorgeous cards using your old stash. I must admit I would feel like being in heaven if if could spend a day rummaging through all your craft stash, you've sure got many hidden treasures in there!!!
    I also wanted to let you know I've got candy on my blog if you're interested.

  3. Hi Maureen this is a lovely card I love that paper its so pretty! weather has been really nice here the passed few days so we've made the most of it LOL took Ollie to the beach and he just swam and swam hahaha take care lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxx

  4. Beautiful patterned papers!! Love that pretty butterfly and the gems you added too. A lovely card!

  5. This is such a pretty card Maureen, I love your papers and beautiful butterfly - the pink and green is a gorgeous colour combination.

  6. With great NBUS like this, there's no need to buy anything new! This is simply divine with that gorgeous butterfly! I love the florals working the background too!

  7. Great work. ... cant believe you hadn't used lovely papers like that before. :D
    Shaz in Oz. X

  8. This one is a real stunner Mo, I really love it.

    B x

  9. Beautiful papers, you`ve done a great job with your contrasting colours too. Really pretty.
    Lynne xxx

  10. Wow I love that wonderful butterfly. Your papers really compliment it. Great card Mo....Hugs, joann

  11. Fabulous use of your NBUS stuff, hun! it just goes to show how a bit of stash and some imagination can make something so good!!

    love Mags B x

  12. Another beautiful card.
    That butterfly is gorgeous :)

  13. This is so beautiful, isn't it good that you're finally getting a chance to use this NBUS, Cathy x

  14. Beautiful summery card! I love the flourish for the butterfly trail!

  15. Really lovely Mo! So good to use up NBUS - and I do so love the butterfly, very realistic!

    Well done on being first this week into the Playground, hope it wasn't too lonely and dark!

    Hugs, Di xx

  16. What a gorgeous card - love the colours. I need to dig out some NBUS so I can play - I have aLOT to choose form lol!

    Really like the stand you have used to display your card, really works well as a display base. I need to find something I can use to improve my photos

    Debs x

  17. What a very pretty card. I love the flowery background and the beautiful butterfly.
    Jean x

  18. Maureen, you are really turning out the cards! And lovely ones too. Great use of your NBUS and a beautiful card to boot. Great design and lovely paper - You're sticking to your resolution to shop your stash. Good for you! Wish you lived close too, we could have such fun. TFS & Hugs

  19. This is such a pretty card. Those papers and butterfly are fabulous xx

  20. How wonderful to finally use that pretty little card kit and what a pretty little card you made, Maureen!! That butterfly and her trail are the perfect embellies!!

    I'm glad to see you were able to link your beautiful card to my NBUS Challenge and I thank you for doing that and for posting my button to spread the word! I know it wasn't easy and I appreciate it!! (It prolly took you longer to do that than to make the card! lol!) Hugs, Darnell


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