Friday, 15 August 2014

Summertime Butterflies Round II - Card 8

Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge currently has a theme of Summer Butterflies. I thought I would play with my Memory Box dies, and see what I could manage to make.

The patterned paper used here is very special to me. It is from the summer collection by Maja Designs and I won both the Spring and the Summer Collection last year, in a Maja Designs blog candy. It is the most lovely paper to work with. It has a fabulous distressed look to each sheet that I just love, and the papers are a great weight as they are also double sided.

The books are 6x6 and they have so many pages in them..120 pages in total. Here is a photo of my wonderful prize! You can expect to see me using many more of these pretty papers...

Now, onto my card...The floral page I chose for the background is the A side and the bits of rose coloured dotty paper is the B side of my page.
 I cut the Memory Box Thank You Extravaganza die from snippets of teal card and then handcut the dotty piece to fit behind. I hand cut a second backing with another snippet of teal card,  just to help it stand out a bit more. In retrospect, I wish I had skipped the dotty paper and just used cream card but a DP laid is a DP played...or at least it is, once it is glued down!!!


I then cut 2  MB Madiera Corner Dies and layered them on the card. I used glue dots sparingly on the top layer as I wanted it to have a bit of movement left to it. A couple of teensy diamonds and the corner was done. Now, onto the butterfly...

I cut the Kaleidoscope butterfly from the same teal, and  cut the butterfly backing piece from the same dotty paper that is behind the sentiment die.
Here is a little close up...hopefully the butterfly and the corner piece look like they are floating in the breeze!

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No recipe tonight as this is a simple card and I have already told you those details!


I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. The Butterfly Challenge - #12 Summertime butterflies, hopefully a butterfly lighting down on roses in full bloom is summery enough!
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover card with paper
3. Marks Finest Papers Inspirational Challenge - The fancy chandelier contrasted against the wood walls (which look a bit pinkish in the photo) made me think of this fancy Thank you die.

24 comments:

  1. You are a lucky lady winning these fabulous papers. They are gorgeous and I love the pattern you have used on your fabulous card. Love the die cuts.
    Happy Friday.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  2. Love the fab papers,a gorgeous card.xxx

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  3. Gosh Mo. This is so pretty. I love the colours too. My kind of palette right now.
    Hugs
    xx

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  4. Lovely make Maureen, so soft & pretty & fab papers too! Love the die cut butterfly, it's so pretty & definitely looks like its fluttering by!I recently used the Memory Box butterfly die you sent for Rebecca on a mixed media canvas I made for her room.....not sure if I dare share it yet though as it's my 1st attempt! Hope you're well!
    hugs Jo x

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  5. Beautiful papers and colors, and I love all the gorgeous detail work! NJ!

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  6. Oo teal, my favourite colour. Great dies too, love the butterfly.
    As for those papers, scrummy, I look forwards to seeing what you make with them.
    Enjoy your weekend Mo, hugs Erika. x

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  7. Your butterflies do indeed look as if they are fluttering. I love the paper pad and think the dotty paper looks perfect as Is. Thankyou for fluttering by. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

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  8. A gorgeous card Maureen, love the beautiful papers. You are so lucky to win those, I have a few of them but can only rarely bring myself to use them! Susan x

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  9. Hi Maureen, your card is so pretty, the papers are gorgeous, beautiful dies and design too, hugs Kate x

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  10. I can see why you love those papers, the colours are gorgeous. Love what you did worth them
    Hugs
    Debs x

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  11. Beautiful, Maureen! What an awesome design for that gorgeous paper!! Have a great weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. You lucky girl, Maja Design papers are my favorites because they're so easy to combine and they work well for any type of design. I tend to use them a lot especially for vintage and nautical designs. The MB sentiment die I have too, but I haven't used it yet. It was quite a bit larger than I imagined, the good thing though is that it's perfect for a sentiment only design.
    Nice work!

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  13. It took a while before I finally got here. I am catching up with visiting blog posts since I had a dreadfull busy week. (unfortunatly not craft wise)
    Your card is gorgeous, nice colors.
    Have a nice weekend, hugs, Veerle x

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  14. Wow, what fabulous die-cuts! And the paper is absolutely gorgeous, too, what a wonderful prize to win!

    love Mags B x

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  15. This is a beautiful card Mo, your papers are so pretty - you were really lucky to win them, I love your delicate die cut details.
    Pauline
    x

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  16. Your card is so lovely and elegant and congrats on the beautiful paper you have won! I see what you mean - it is stunning. The die cuts you have used add elegance to your already lovely card! Thanks for joining us at SPeedyTV's Inspiration Challenge and hope to see you again soon!!

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  17. Those papers are beautiful--such a great prize & you've used it beautifully for this stunning card, Maureen!

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  18. In response to your comment on the horse card I posted today.... One of my followers shared this link for d/l the image! I love my readers :)


    http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/63200/63248/63248_bw-horses.htm

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  19. The papers are beautiful, congrats on the win :)
    Your card is so pretty, I really like the die cuts :)

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  20. Lucky you....I love your wonderful card and the colors. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

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  21. Your card is beautiful. I love the corner and hopefully I will use mine after seeing yours. Love the paper. Lucky you, that was a great win. Thank you for joining us for the Speedy TV inspiration challenge.

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  22. Lovely papers Maureen - your prize pack was a treat! Love the die cuts and colors on this. Great job on the card. Thanks for sharing it with us in the MFPSpeedyTV Inspiration Challenge! Hugz and good luck!

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  23. Another beauty. I have to disagree with you on the pink dotty paper, as I think it looks very nice behind the teal sentiment, and with the delightful delicate rose pattern (for which I am a sucker! Love these tiny roses). Adding the teal mat behind the pink really made both the sentiment and the contrast of the pink stand out very nicely I thought. Looks great on the butterfly too. This is lovely, Maureen. Well done! TFS & Hugs

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  24. Beautiful make. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

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