Thursday 15 August 2013

Flowers and Butterflies

So we've had a break in the Cubbyhole yesterday from making projects of a "Darker Nature". This time it's the turn of the summery look to emerge. Not that we have much of a summer going on in this corner of Scotland. I have even resorted to putting the heating on on one evening. Others, I made do with a blanket wrapped round me. Whilst you lot are complaining of the heat, think of us here, and we still have winter to come. Oh well - that's Scotland for you!

Enough of my ramblings, this card was made for the challenge over at Through The Purple Haze. I'm still in the running for the grand prize at Christmas. Having been tasked to enter every challenge up to that time.
This week the challenge is all about Butterflies, Flowers and other garden lovelies. I suppose I could of added a few spiders to this card, but I resisted the urge. hahaha
 I have used two digi stamps from Delicious Doodles for this. Butterfly Border and Fern the Forest Fairy. I started off by printing the fairy image 5 times to get all the layers needed. My scanner wasn't working at this time so each layer was coloured. The butterfly border was printed twice onto white card then onto my base paper (the shop, Crafty Chaos, that sold this has now stopped trading unfortunately).
The butterflies and flowers, after colouring with promarkers, were paper-pieced onto the DP. Fern took a bit longer.
 Some glossy accents on her lips, the acorns in her hair and the toadstools and a touch of gold glamour dust.
The frame around Fern is just knotted ribbon attached by sewing whilst adding a few seed pearls on the way round.
Some lace, and more ribbon added to the base layers before the image layers. Some flowers, a butterfly charm and some pins came next. Then the sentiment, stamped onto a cut out circle then the left over images from the main panel printing. The layout was inspired by the sketch over at Passion for Promarkers.

I would like to enter this card into the challenge at
Through the Purple Haze - Butterflies, Flowers and other garden lovelies
Ladybug Crafts - Colour palette
Passion for Promarkers - Sketch
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - Ribbon and/or lace


  1. Lovely! Beautiful coloring, pretty details! TFS

  2. what a lovely card
    hugs Susan xx

  3. Again what can i say just beautifully made....i love the freshness of the colours...thanks for joining us....

    Fiona DT
    Through the purple haze.

  4. Wow, I love this card, very mysterious. Beautiful colours.

    Good luck and thanks for entering this weeks challenge.
    Through The Purple Haze Challenges Design Team

  5. wow that dimension from the layers is absolutely fantastic.
    thankyou so much for playing along with us over on the PFP challenge blog this week
    hugs Lou xxx

  6. Beautiful!! Love all the butterflies!! Thanks for joining us again this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

    Darcy DT

  7. brillant. thanks for joining us at through the purple haze (sian DT)

  8. beautiful card :D nice colours! thanks for joining penny s challenge :)

  9. I almost put my heating on today it was so cold, then the rain stopped, the sun came out and I needed to take off a few layers...crazy Scottish weather. This is a fab card...I really love all the layers and the way you've combined the two images. Thanks for joining in our Colour/Photo Inspiration Challenge at LCI this month xx

  10. Beautiful card - fab combination of images
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this month

  11. Fabby looking card in great colours. Thanks for playing with us over at Passion for Promarkers this week.
    Love n hugs