Friday, April 15, 2011

Orange Butterfly

Greetings - it is nearly two weeks since last I posted - life just seems to have got in the way!!
Today I managed two cards, and I am posting this one as the person it is for does not read my blog so I am 'safe'.

I was inspired by Card Patterns Sketch 110, and this is the result.

The pink paper has a sheen on it, which IRL makes it really pretty.  I punched the border with a Martha Stewart punch, which seemed to set the theme of dotted curves.

The brown dp is some from a 'scrap pack' I was given,  the gold dots are embossed, making it a delight to work with. I am using it sparingly as there is only one small piece.  (Others call it hoarding!!)

The lace across the bottom is some tatting I did years ago and never used.... I threaded some gold ribbon through it for this card.

At one end I threaded a buckle through, and glued a really dimensional button on for a focal point... this came from my button jar which has buttons from both my mother and mother in law.

The butterfly I stamped and embossed with copper embossing powder on pale orange vellum - it is my original butterfly stamp from Kiwi Stamping, and for years has been my 'go to' butterfly stamp.  


I painted a few of the features and body with twinkling H2O's and used dimensional adhesives to mount it onto a spellbinders dotted circle cut from gold paper.  

I am linking this to the following challenges:

Thanks for calling by, I love seeing that you have visited.
May you day be blessed.



28 comments:

  1. Wow Maxine - it is great to see you have been creating my friend and this is gorgeous!! I love the colours and that divine button!! The ribbon looks fabulous threaded through the lace Maxine - a lovely touch! Thanks for sharing! {{{hugs}}}

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  2. Very cute card, like the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  3. Very pretty! Thanks for participating in our Sassy Spring Mix challenge. Don't forget to be present at the chat party tomorrow to be eligible to win!
    www.sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com

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  4. Lovely card! I love all the details! What a fab button and that lace you made is awesome! Lots of glittery shine too! Thanks for joining us in the Little Miss Muffet Glitter and Shine challenge!

    Arabella

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  5. Hi Maxine! Oh goodness this is gorgeous! You have added so many beautiful details! Love the gold... the shimmer, how you laced the ribbon through the lace... just gorgeous!!! You cracked my up with your making a joyful noise comment on my blog! I used to sing but any more I seem to just make noise too... the thing I tell my voice to do just doesn't come out right any more! Fortunately we don't have to be harmonious to bring Him praise! Have a wonderful weekend!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  6. Pretty card,lovely detail thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky
    andrea

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  7. Maxine, this is so pretty!!!! Love that butterfly!!!

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  8. SO pretty! I love all the bling you added here. Glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns this week!

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  9. Wonderful card! Pretty butterfly and embellishments! Thanks for playing along with the SSD "Sassy Spring Mix" challenge! Hope to chat with you on the party blog tomorrow! :)

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  10. Oh my goodness! I just love that tatting! That is a lost art form. Thanks for joining us in our birthday celebration at Aud Sentiments. Don't forget to hop along to each of the DT members blogs for your chance to win some great prizes
    Hugs,
    Julie

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  11. Superb. Love the button, butterfly oh just all of it. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

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  12. What a beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and celebrating our 1st Birthday with us.

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  13. Oh, Maxine, this is gorgeous. I love all the little details you put into into your lovely card. Beautifully done!

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  14. Very pretty card! I really like that butterfly! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

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  15. Beautiful card, you are on a winner with me as I love butterflies. Love your tatting too. Thanks for joining us this week at Rainbow Lady's Challenge.
    Christine x

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  16. Wow, what a beautiful card! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Operation Write Home!

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  17. Really fun. I really like your butterfly and your button. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps

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  18. Hi Maxine! Fantastic project for our scallops challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU Challenge blog this week! Hugs Janna

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  19. Great card and i love the button! thanks for sharing with us at rainbow lady's challenge this week. Elizabeth x

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  20. What a great card that paper is fab and I LOVE all the little extra touches :D
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafts and Me this week. Good luck.

    Hugs

    Amy xx

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  21. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jen x

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  22. Such a lot of work and the result is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jenny x

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  23. A super card.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to see you again soon.
    Sharon x

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  24. Such a pretty card! Love all the detail shots. Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesday. :)

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  25. Oh my stars, Maxine! The butterfly just pops on the gold nestie! This is beautiful! ;D

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  26. What a gorgeous card - love it!

    Thanks for joining in with Aud Sentiments' celebrations!

    Rx

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  27. I love how you cleverly combined the buttons and what a special card that it includes buttons from both your mother and mother-in-law!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment - it is very much appreciated and your comments are treasured. Maxine D