Saturday, 2 July 2016

Butterfly Birthday Kisses

I spied this Wee Bunnies sheet of pre coloured images by Sylvia Zett, ( Hobby House, UK) and knew I could make it work for Mrs. A's current Butterfly Challenge.  This fortnight, the challenge is to use the colour yellow and years on your project. Of course there must as always, be a butterfly.

The yellow (and pink and blue) colours I chose are also part of the moodboard of the  Stamplorations 3rd Birthday party Bash 

A while back,  I chopped up a bunch of 12x12 sheets of scrapbook paper. I remembered this blue and white stripey paper and thought the lovely swirly corners might look good with this image. I matted the image with a snippet of dull yellow card that was sitting out on my desk, leftover from a previous day of card making. Double matted with a snippet of pink card. I used a new die and I do not think I wrote the name down anywhere before I placed it onto a magnetic page! If you recognize it, let me know. It is a thin silver die set with about twenty different sizes...I used somes of the smallest sizes to frame the number 3 (for 3 years old.). As I was out of pink card, I inked up a snippet of white for the back mat of that number 3 and chalked the edges quite liberally with pink chalk.

Happy birthday (a Michaels $1.50 stamp, perhaps Studio G) was stamped onto another snippet of pink and the edges were lightly coloured up with Ingrid Bolme pastel yellow chalk ink. A thin edging of Stardust stickles over that inky edge added a bit of sparkle.

The butterflies were cut from a Stampin' Up Beautiful Wings thinlet die, and used up the last of the pink and yellow card snippets.   I assembled them and layered two colours on the larger sizes. Added some mini crystal bling and again alternated the colours.

I managed to use up two VOS flowers (very old stash). The yellow paper daisy type flower is about 15 years old. I am sure you all have some...they came in decorative jars and were quite the rage at the time. I placed a pink felt flower from the dollar store on top

Last step was to add generous amounts of Stardust stickles to the butterflies, the number 3 mats, the flowers, the butterflies and even a bit here and there on the images...just to liven things up. This is a card for a wee girl and wee girls usually  love sparkle!!!

I am entering this card in the following challenge:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. The Butterfly Challenge - colour Yellow and years
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
4. Crafty Calendar Challenge - must use punches or dies (butterflies and  image mats)
5. Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes wk 236-237
6. Our Daily Bread - use Dimensional or pop it up (the number 3 is made of glitter paper with 3 bling rhinestones. The goden yellow mat it sits on is popped up with pop dots. as is the Happy Birthday sentiment.The butterflies are attached with Zot dots in the very center of that the wings can fly free for further dimension. Lastly the flowers give three more added layers of dimension.
7. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - must use patterned paper
8. Stamplorations - 3rd Birthday bash use moodboard


Carol L said...

Your foresight is spot on - this darling image looks beautiful with all those layered tiny butterflies! I love all the details!

Mrs A. said...

This is totally adorable. I love how you have delved deep into your stash and found just the right elements to put together to make this card work. Love it. Thankyoy for fluttering by my challenge where your card will be entered twice for the prizes. Hugs Mrs A.

McCrafty's Cards said...

gorgeous card Mo, I like the sweet image and the layers
Kevin xx

LesleyG said...

Adorably cute card, love all the layers and elements and sticklers sparkle xxx

Valerija said...

This is so cute. Love the image and butterflies.
Valerija xx

brenda said...

Such a sweet image MO and your whole card is a real delight and full of summertime - more than can be said here in the UK.

Suddenly realised when I made a card ready for July Rudolph Day that organised as I am for a change, I will be on holiday so no way will I be able to link up. At least the thought was there !

B x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card Maureen, I love the gorgeous topper you've used and the colours work so well together.

Sue xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mo, the image is super cute and I love the die cut shapes and all of the details, so pretty :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Kath said...

A lovely card - such a cute image and I love all your layers and pretty colours.
Kath x

Sandra H said...

Ooooh so super cute is your card and such an adorable image xx

cuilliesocks said...

What a pretty sweet card, adorable image and colours, lovely embellishments, Kate x

KandA said...

This is so pretty. Love the Sylvia Zet topper and lovely die shape xx

Sandy said...

Your card is so sweet and really is quite beautiful too!
sandy xx

Brenda said...

What a precious card Maureen! I love all the layers you have used, the image is just darling and I love the butterflies and that flower. Hugs, Brenda

Jo said...

Oh that's adorable Maureen! Love all the layers, the sweet image & of course all the sparkle!Hope you're well.
hugs Jo x

Liz said...

Super card, Maureen, such a sweet image too. xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Maureen, such a pretty image and lovely pastel colours.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous sweet card and a great design, love all the layers and the sweet image.

Kath x

Greta said...

Perfect way to frame that darling image--love this, Maureen!

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hiya this is so cute and just lovely. Good luck in the Butterfly challenge - Crafty hugs Pen x Guest Designer

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
what a really gorgeous card.
I too love that super image, ad your fantastic design.
Those shaped square die cuts are very unusual and lovely.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Di said...

Love this card Mo! So pretty and what a cute image along with the lovely colours you used. I don't recognise the die shape but can see it being a really useful set indeed. Great to see you in the Playground!


Di xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mo I want to thank you for taking time out to come visit my blog an leaving me such a lovely comment, I do hope that your health improves but I know exactly what you mean I have been in the same boat lately. Mo this is one very beautiful creation I totally love the image also the colours and card design and excellent card
lorraine x

Bonnie said...

A sweet image and lovely layers!

Cara said...

This is so sweet. Cara x

Linby said...

This is just adorable and so nice to see you entering challenges, hope this means you are having a good spell. L x

SARN said...

What a gorgeous card Mo. Love all the detail and it's SOOO cute. Thanks for visiting me.

Hugs, Sandra Stamping For Pleasure

MaryH said...

Love this delicious sweet image, and you've framed it beautifully with the bits & pieces and the lovely background. Some sweet little girl is going to love this very much. It's always fun reading about your 'finds' VOS, and how you find them to make a beauty of a card. TFS & Hugs

Pat said...

This image is really cute Mo and I love the shaped mats which really show it off and your pretty flowers and sparkle on the butterflies and the number, which as you rightly say is obligatory for any little girl. A beautiful card. x

Pat said...

Hi Maureen, I am back from holiday now and have checked to see what magazine the stiletto came with and it was Crafts Beautiful way back in February. I did have a quick look on line to see if it is possible to get back copies but didn't have much luck so if you would like I will cut out a few from white card and send them to you, just let me know. I am also aware my DT turn is coming up this month so am beginning to think about that too and am looking forward to being part of the team. x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is such a sweet card Mo! I love your coloring of the adorable image, the colors, design,'s all perfect!Thank you for sharing your creation with us at the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge this week!


Heidi Stamps said...

Very cute!

Craftychris said...

This is sooooo sweet! Beautiful image, gorgeous colours and such pretty embellishments! xxx