Friday, April 11, 2008

Just Fluttering By

It's DCM day again and before I talk about Jo's challenge for this week, I'd like to say a HUGE Thank You to everyone who joined in with my challenge to leave lots and lots of "white space" on your cards last week. From all the comments on your blogs it certainly sounds as though I'm not the only person to find it really hard to just embellish a little bit of my cards at the moment.

As I've already mentioned this week its Jo's turn to set the challenge.

She says:
I seem to like butterflies at the mo. This week therefore I would like you to put some butterflies on cards. Stitched, felt, shiny, bright, plain, paper pieced, stamped, drawn... you get the idea :) any theme of card but it must have a butterfly somewhere on the card!

It probably sounds mad but I've always struggled with using butterflies, dragonflies and the like to my cards; somehow they just never look right. At the weekend I was playing with some teeny stamps - trying to conquer another of my aaaaaghhhhhhhs, by making some mini cards. I never seem to have a little card to hand for when I just wnat to say "hi", so I was combining that with the diddy stamp sets AND practising leaving more white space and then realised that maybe I could put all that together to make something for Jo's dare.
I came up with this one, which is quite different to most of the stuff I do, but I think I like it.
To get round my "colouring in" problem I stamped directly onto papers from the gorgeous Cosmo Cricket "Honey Pie" 8x8 paper pad. The papers in this pad are just sooooo pretty, with a sort of "faded" feel to them.
The scallop border is handcut - its supposed to be wonky....
Other items used:
Butterflies from a Studio G mini stamp set - Bubbly Funk
Birdy; For Peeps Sake Snag 'Em Stamps - Charmed Cards and Crafts
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Brads & flowers from stash
Sentiment - pc generated

These are some of my mini cards - they're only 9cm sq
Birdy stamp as above
Other stamps are more of the Studio G Clear Stamps from Bubbly Funk
Paper, I think is Basic Grey
Stickles Glitter glue
flowers, brads etc from stash




Thanks for looking - don't forget to check out the DCM blog for more Butterflies....

32 comments:

The Sticky fixers ! said...

gorgeous birdie cards Kathy ...so cute !

maddy

Sarah said...

Very different for you Kathy - but I really love these! I need that birdie stamp!

Shaha said...

Hey Kathy
Those cards are just lovely. I love them, The birdie's so cute and the cards alook colorful. Great blog.

Karen said...

Very pretty cards Kathy, see...you can stamp!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Kathy they are so gorgeous. Absolutely lovely card. Stunning work.

Sylvie :) said...

i LOVE these cards Kathy !!! very beautiful ! these birdies are so sweet ! great job !

Janice said...

Lovely cards, I love the mini cards especially, they are just so cute.

Angelnorth said...

Apparently I struggle with butterflies too - three filed under WPB this morning! Yours looks fab, I like the combination with the little birdie.

Samm said...

These are fab! love how your designs are so cool and funky!

Samm
x

Kaz said...

Gorgeous cards Kathy, I love the fab bright and funky look. I think I may have to get over to that shop before it sells out of that birdie stamp!!!

Susan (Sue H) said...

Considering you 'don't' stamp, you've done an amazing job Kathy. The little bird and butterflies are really cute and I love the colourful edging.

Gina said...

Such a cute card! Love them all :O)

manicstamper said...

Love your card Kathy and the mini cards are gorgeous.

Sandie said...

I am loving your cards, the little bird is so cute!

CraftyCarol said...

Fab cards Kathy really would like that birdie stamp!

LAZY-TROUT said...

Fab cards kathy - I just love the little birdie stamp - and i thought you said you couldnt stamp!

Secret Crafter said...

Fab cards. Those birds are so cute.

Wendy x

Jeannie Phillips said...

You make the cutest cards ever!! I love them... I am so gald I found you here!!
Jeannie

Keryn Campbell said...

Gorgeous cards Kathy. Fabulous stamping. Isn't it so much easier to stamp on something coloured.

Caroline said...

Lovely cards Kathy - I have that little birdie stamp too - he is cute...x

manuela said...

love your card!

Creative Treasures said...

Kathy they are absolutely beautiful, that bird is the cutest :).

Tracy
x

EllePiggo said...

Beautiful work Kathy :) I adore the bird.

Vanessa.

ink'n'rubba said...

fab cards you've made with that birdie stamp and the little buterflies too!

Flossie's Follies said...

Adorable, love these birds.

Marlou said...

gorgeous cards Kathy!!! :) x

Andrea C (Frog) said...

Wow Kathy they are gorgeous , i love those cuttlebug folders.

Andrea xx

Kathy said...

These are absolutely adorable!! Nice job...

Lana said...

So cute! :)

CraftyC said...

These cards are gorgeous!!
Clairexx

SharonL said...

Love, love, love this Birdy card :) it is just so cute and made me have such a big smile when I saw them.
I think after seeing this Kathy, I shall have to buy this stamp ... and love the idea of stamping onto patterned paper too. Inspired I am!!
Hugs, Shal. xx

martita said...

perfect colors in all of them :) and the bird is so nice... :D