Wednesday, 24 March 2010



One Stop Craft (72) - Let It Shine
Stamptacular (51) - Scene It
Simon Says - Easter or Spring + Glimmer
The Creative Cottage (3) - Sparkle
Fab 'N' Funky (16) - It's All In The Technique (Parchment Craft)

I was asked the other day to make a very pretty card that featured butterflies, and it had to be A4 size. After an initial panic about the size of it, this is what I came up with. (See Terri, I CAN do pretty!!!)

I created a little scene by first stamping swirls around one corner. I then printed off the flowers onto pearl card, cut & shaped them and glued them into position over the swirls. I then punched the butterflies out of some glittered hand made paper that I have just found, glued these on and attached pearls to their bodys. After stamping the sentiment at the top I turned my attention to the main butterflies. To make these I stamped and heat embossed them onto parchment paper. One is stamped white with white EP while the other is stamped in white with hologram EP. I then embossed them both with a ball tool. (This took me ages to do as I have a problem with the ligaments in my hands which means I cannot work the ball tool for longer than five minutes at a time before my hands are in too much pain, unfortunately this problem meant I had to give up doing bigger pieces which I loved to do). Never mind, at least I managed these. I added small pearls to their antennae and attached them with silicone glue.

I gave my customer the card this morning and she was thrilled to bits with it.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Creative Stamping/Stampendous/Debbi Moore
Flowers - Fred She Said Digi Freebie
Pearls - Stash

Thanks for looking.


Shelly said...

Great 'pretty' card! Love the butterflies! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage!
Hugs Shelly ;)

Lindsey said...

Wow! That is BEAUTIFUL!
Lindsey xx

Peggie said...

Love the soft pretty colors and the butterflies.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Christine,
This is stunning. Beautiful colours and a fantastic layout your flowers are gorgeous.
You sked where I got my flowers for todays card - they perbought online from
Fiona x

The Creative Cottage said...

WOW this is stunning love the flowers and the butterfly, beautiful! Thanks for joining in with this weeks Creative Cottage Challenge.
hugs Tracy x

andrea said...

beautiful card,i love the colours thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week

Lisa Jane said...

Very pretty card - love the pastel colours
Lisa ;)

my5bratz said...

GORGEOUS, fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF, Ginny :0)

Becky said...

Wow! Your sparkly card is so gorgeous, great design!!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage!
Love Becky xx

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love the colors you used. The butterflies are amazing. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
Hugs xx


Good afternoon hunny and wowza what a stunning card. I adore the beautiful parchment butterflies! the detail in this card is stunning! thank you for joining in with the Creative Cottage challenge this week Linda x

Rebekah said...

This is a stunning card! I just love your butterflies (think I will have to try this!) Thanks for joining us in the sparkle challenge at the creative cottage this week hugs Rebekah xx

Teri said...

Gorgeous project hun - love the sparkle!!
Thank you so much for sharing at The Creative Cottage this week. Hope you get to play next time too!
Teri x

Dena said...

Wow! This is stunning! It is sooooo dreamy!!! Gorgeous work!
Thanks for joining in the Simon Says Challenge this week!
Hugs, Dena

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word I am lost for words...the beauty of this card just shines out it is totally fantastic

Lorraine x

Sharon said...

WOW!!!! This is STUNNING Christine. My jaw is on the floor. Sensational work and soooooo beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at the OSCC.
Sharon xx

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Oh this is just so beautiful! And in A4? WOW! I think I am kind of speachless! I am going to sit here for a while and stare at your card, Ok?

Thank you so much for sharing this, and thanks for playing with Simon Says this week.


Sprytebyrd said...

This is so pretty! I love all the butterflies!
Thank you so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!!
Hugs ♥

Aud Kirsten said...

Fabulous card! Love the butterflies:) Thanks for joining us at SSC this week:o)

Marion said...

Hi Christine. Absolutely stunning card. Very pretty colours and those flowers are fabulous. Just love the butterflies. I too have problems now with my parchment and can't do as much as I would like. The effort is so worth it though isn't it.

LuLu said...

Georgeous - great favourite technique to have too. Many thanks for joining in with "Fab'n'Funky" challenges.


Janneke said...

Great card ;0)
Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Janneke X

Yogi said...

This is a gorgeous card. Love the delicacy of it. Those butterflies are so pretty and all those little flowers. Love the colors.