Friday, February 15, 2013

Flutterby Dreams

Oh my!  the Daring Cardmakers Blog looks fab today - full of the promise of summer and all the lovely butterflies we hope to see,  I'm nor going to give more than a passing thought to the wash-out that was last summer because at this time of year we need to keep hold of our dreams of sunshine and all things Summery!
Anyway, Zuzana has asked us to make cards featuring butterflies and the blog looks amazing - actually, it always does!
The weird thing is I've always struggled with using butterflies, dragonflies etc - I don't know why because I do love them - it's just plonking them on a card that I have a problem with!
I made a couple of cards for this challenge, but have decided to go with this one - mainly because the colours are soooo pretty and sunshiney whilst the world outside my window s so full of dreary greys and browns
I think I overdid it with the tiny butterflies - they were added after the card, minus "dream" and the glittery bits because the card looked so flat and bare, but in the end, in the way this sort of thing tends to happen it looks a bit much now!
The thing I enjoyed most about making this card was rediscovering the remnants of the gorgeous On A Whimsy papers from Fancy Pants - just how beautiful are these colours?

Materials and Tools
All papers; Fancy Pants "On a Whimsy" 12x12, sentiment cut from one of the papers
Black Bazzill card
Fibres from stash,  pearls by Prima, Ice Stickles glitter glue
Dies;  flower border and large butterfly both Memory Box
Punches; teeny tiny butterfly,(don't know the maker), slightly larger butterfly (abt. 2cms across) by Woodware

I love these two Memory Box dies, they are so darn pretty!  Might have to have myself another little die-shopping spree as I know there's at least one other butterfly to be had!

I've been a really bad blogger this week - but I have actually done a fair bit of crafting so hopefully I can get my act together and show what I've been making - it's just a case of putting the two things together - the making and the blogging!

That's it for now, I hope you'll head over to the DCM blog to see all the gorgeous butterflies - and it would be fab if you'd join in with us this week and share your own Flutterby cards with us.

Have a great weekend


Angelnorth said...

Very light and airy look to this - perfect for butterflies!

Shawnie Bartron said...

WOW! This card is unbelievable!

Rein said...

What a beautiful butterfly!

Sarah G said...

Great the colours x