Saturday, January 25, 2020

Promise Box Bits aka Have a Laugh at Me.


Sorry I have been Missing in Action - it's mid-summer here and I have been doing some much needed work in the gardens in the mornings, before it gets too hot, and then making cards in the afternoon in my air conditioned studio.
I have completed a dozen or more cards, and still have one to make for this month.

I was lacking in inspiration when I went to make this card, so rummaged through my my die cut  'promise box'  (I promise I will use these one day) 
and decided that this was the day I could use these bits and bobs that played nicely together.

The butterflies were cut from some card randomly painted with gold and emerald green Inka Gold paints.  The die is the Pippi butterfly die from Memory Box, this appears to have been discontinued, but this one is very similar

The white layer was one I had embossed when received some unidentified dies - I initially didn't like it as I inadvertently used some light weight textured card, but it fitted with this card, and added some lovely texture.  One corner had fallen off, so hence the two rounded corners!

The ribbon is a woven rayon, and did not want to cooperate, so I glued the knot with some glossy accents, and hid the resulting umm,err, blob, with the wing of one of the butterflies.

The die cut sentiment is another, older, Memory Box one, and the soft blue green of the card fitted nicely with the emerald green of the butterflies.

I mounted the finished panel onto the pale gold card, and then discovered I had glued it on the wrong way round, so the card opened from the top... so it got trimmed in half, and I remounted it onto the dark green base, which really framed it out beautifully!  A happy mistake.

I did take a photo of the inside with a piece of floral washi tape on it, but the photo was fuzzy :(.  Something I cannot correct as the card is at it's intended destination.

I am linking this to:
(The butterfly is an old favourite)


aussie aNNie said...

Love your find in your 'promise' box Maxine, wow these are gorgeous butterflies and result is a stunning card...try and keep cool We have had 40+ here and overnight some lovely rain, but then it has made it hot and humid hasn't it. Monte doesn't like that at all, well neither do we... take care...

Becca Sadler said...

Maxine: Love your artistic flair on this adorable birthday card! Very pretty!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, your dainty and beautiful butterflies and the creative birthday sentiment worked together to make a lovely birthday crd!

brenda said...

Never apologise for spending time in the garden Maxine, one has to enjoy it during the summer, our UK summer didn't really happen last year so hoping for a better one this year.

It's a very pretty Butterfly card and would fit in very nicely at Allsorts new theme.


Elaine Stark said...

A lovely card. Nice shimmer on the butterflies. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Mel Gee said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for entering our Challenge at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
Mel DT

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Maxine. Your butterflies are stunning! I love the idea of your 'Promise Box'. xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Love this card Maxine. Butterflies are one of my favorite subjects. Have to do a few again.

Love, Hugs and blessings

mamapez5 said...

Well done. It would have been a shame not to use the pretty,lacey butterflies. I have lost count of how many 'upside down' cards I have made. Glad you were still able to use it. Kate xx

Mia said...

What a beautiful card, Maxine! Lovely embossed background and gorgeous butterflies. I LLLLOVE the way you made your sentiment! Kisses, my friend.

Brenda said...

We are in the middle of winter, so I'm envious of your summer. lol Maxine, this card is just stunning and I love that you made use of things from your promise box! We all have one don't we? Those butterflies are stunning in the green and gold, I am loving the embossing folder you used and of course love the sentiment. Hugs, Brenda

Loll said...

Beautiful card Maxine! Love those gorgeous Inka Gold butterflies. So pretty over top of the embossed background. Great work! xx

Jackie C said...

So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Through the Purple Haze. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @ ttph

cotnob said...

A pretty card Maxine, beautiful butterflies and lovely colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty card and love how the card eventually came together and loving that promise box x. Stay cool x

Lisa K Thomasson Jung said...

Beautifal card! Love the butterfly . Lisa Brown Sugar January Challenge #297 - Anything Goes

KathyA. said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog. DT Kathy []

Dawn said...

Such a pretty card! The butterflies look so delicate!
Thanks for playing along at QKR Stampede this week!
Good LUck
Crafty Hugs
Dawn xx

Monika Reeck said...

Oh I love that DIE Sentiment
so beautiful
I have one for Christmas from HA similar like this Maxine
and the butterfly on that color is soo beautiful
Wonderfully made

Cobnut Crafter said...

I love the layers and texture you have created in this card. It sounds as though you have been busy in the garden too! Enjoy the sunshine. xx

Neet said...

What a great idea to have a Promise Box!
This has turned out to be a lovely card and i was impressed with the butterflies which to me looked as if you had embossed them rather than colour them. Very dimensional look to them.
Blessings, Neet xx

Gerrina said...

What a beautiful way you used this die! Love the colours and the texture you used; that makes this a card you just want to touch... Still not totally better, but I found some energy... Hugs, Gerrina

Papercrafting Princess said...

Those butterflies are beautiful!

Ellibelle said...

An absolutely beautiful creation, Maxine. Loving the design and the butterfly is gorgeous! So hard to imagine it is the midst of summer somewhere on earth, while we have frozen snow on the ground. Enjoy the sunshine and the time outdoors!
Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!
Ellibelle's Corner

Michela Piras said...

Beautiful card 😊 the butterfly is beautiful 😍 thanks for joining in the Polkadoodles challenge 😊 Good Luck 🤞 Michela Piras DT

Shelly Schmidt said...

How beautifully these dies work together- love this card! Just beautiful! Love the idea of a Promise Box- I have a small drawer that is getting a new name!!! LOL I do hope you are enjoying your summer and the garden- here cold and damp- and NO sun!!!

Crafting Belle said...

Such a pretty card and those multi coloured butterflies are beautiful. Thank you for joining us for our Week 4 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles.

Why not join our other other challenges at Digi Choosday and A Gem of a Challenge.

Hugs Lisa xxx

Monica said...

This is a stunner, Maxine.

Monica xx

creationsnz said...

It doesn't matter how you go there Maxine, you got an excellent result. Interested to note you have a promise box, I have about three! (I think they actually breed in the box). CarolG