Saturday, 21 May 2011

Butterfly time

Saturday already and another challenge from Chrissie and Mandi over at Less is More. This week the challenge is to use butterflies. Hmm, not so easy when you've leant out your buterfly stamps and punch and not in the mood for die cutting! Should have probably gone for that option as my eyes are very sore today and even with my glasses on, I can't focus properly, hoping it's just tiredness combined with hayfever!

So after working out what butterflies I do have I opted to use a much unused one from For Everything:


I've used Crumb Cake card for my base and stamped the sentiment on with Basic Black. The colouring technique is one I've used a few times now, shade with the blender pen and Whisper White ink, dry and over colour with Melon Mambo to get a more opaque pink. The butterfly was stamped on Whisper White card and coloured with the blender pen again with Melon Mambo and also Tempting Turquoise, before cutting out - this is what took me forever as I ad to have three attempts! Finished the card off with a little embossing using the Perfect Polka Dots folder.

Right, off to rub my eyes and craft as I have two classes today!
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50 comments:

  1. what a wonderful card. the colours make me smile as does the layout

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  2. Oh Jelly, I really, really like this pretty card. Very nice indeedy. Have a great weekend Darlin'. xxx

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  3. Very cute card
    Hope your hayfever settles down soon , mine is been a pain today
    Nicky

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  4. Fabulous card Victoria. Enjoy your classes. Hugs x

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  5. This is fabulous Victoria!
    That For Everything goes a bit unused n my room, its so cute!
    Thanks so much for always entering our challenge
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

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  6. What a lovely card. So bright and cheerful xx

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  7. This is very pretty and love the colours

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  8. I love this Victoria I have used crumb cake for quite a few cards recently The Polka dot embossing is nice too xx

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  9. So lovely - haven't mastered how to emboss part of the card with the embossing folder yet :(
    Stacex

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  10. Nice one Victoria. It is a fab set. You might have tempted me to add to the wishlist! Zx

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  11. what a lovely card - that butterfly is so cute :-)

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  12. It's soo cute, Victoria. I do like that technique...so that's a Whisper White ink pad I need to add to my wish list!

    Hope the classe go well....and your eyes aren't too bad.
    See you soon
    Linda

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  13. Simple but sweet card Victoria!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  14. Love your little buttefly! Wonderful choice of colours

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  15. Fab card - love the pink on brown!
    Jeannie x

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  16. It's a lovely card Victoria, very trendy. Jo x

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  17. Super cute card Victoria.
    Lynne xxx

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  18. simply beautiful, love the way you have only embossed the bottom of the card! and that butterfly is fab!
    kelly x

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  19. love the butterfly so bright, great card

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  20. Beautiful card. Hugs Rita xx

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  21. Sweet card - lovely !

    Carol

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  22. Cool card, I love it!

    Liz x

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  23. Beautiful card ..the kraft is lovely, Ruth x

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  24. Adorable with the little pretty bfly!

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  25. Super cute and fun card!

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  26. How cute! Love this on the Kraft paper!

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  27. I like the part embossing. Great card. Hope you got through your classes ok.
    Lynn x

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  28. ~What a fabulous card Victoria I love it. I was thinking of using kraft/crumbcake for my entry but didn't in the end ! That is a cute butterfly image.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  29. Lovely card, the card stock is new to me and very appealing. XOXO Zoe

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  30. Lovely! The touch of dotty embossing and the popped up butterfly are fab - love how you coloured the butterfly too!

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  31. Great texture and love the fab colours!

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  32. A fab card Victoria. Sue.x

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  33. I love that colored sentiment! I'll have to try that. And the butterfly is adorable!

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  34. So cute, love the fun butterfly :)
    Jenny x

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  35. It looks so simple, but it is so Beautiful! I like the card!

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  36. What a sweet little butterfly. Looks great on the kraft. xx

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  37. I just love that embossing - I'm a sucker for an embossed background! Hazel x

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  38. Gorgeous card, love the way the butterfly is so proud of the card, coloured beautifully:0) xxx

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  39. What a sweet card!! Love the blue and purple and the embossed bottom half is perfect:)!!

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  40. Love this card, such a sweet little butterfly and love the embossed dots :)

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  41. Love the layout.... one day I'm going to get that embosser!! seen so much done with it.

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