Thursday 11 October 2012

Blue butterfly

By the time I finish this post it will be a very Good Afternoon to my great crafty pals. So glad you liked my little mice scene which gave me so much fun in the making, and enjoyment in the reading of your comments. 
Yesterday was a definite crafting no-no, I started thinking what I wanted to do , then remembered I was supposed to do some animal cards for the kennels so I changed my plan and at that moment mojo skipped out the door.
I haven't cracked the cd crafting thing yet so I got as far as changing my pdf files into jpegs and took a pause, I will try harder tomorrow - I think I feel that the cd images commit me to the colours I have to use even though I know I can change then before printing.
So I left the animal kingdom and played with my dies this morning and my much ignored embossing folders, still managed a bit of messing with the inkpads also. I was a little cross with myself for cutting the ribbon too short but managed to squeeze new tails in so I think I got away with that.  I think my card may need a greeting or a bit of bling in the bottom left but  I will have to think about it and listen to any suggestions which you may make.

 Paper and card - card blank is an A5 made from pearlescent card,
the backing card is mottled grey from the Paper Mill
and the paper and silver embossed are from my special card/paper box. .  
Dies used - Sizzix embossing folders Winter #2 and burlap
Memory Box Delia and Finn butterflies and
Magnolia Doohickeys Doily Flowers and Hellebores.


  1. Good afternoon Flora,
    This is really nice, I like the simplicity of it
    I think I have the folder you have used on the top, the bottom one would be perfect for men cards.
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xx

  2. Very nice Flora, love the colours and yes I would put something in the corner but I just like to try and even out the front but more experienced crafters may tell you different I'm still reasonably new to this crafting lark (no pun intended) :)

    jacqui x

  3. This is gorgeous Flora, I love the colours and the beautiful butterfly. I usually mess around for ages trying to figure out where to put embellishments. Sometimes I just walk away and then look again with fresh eyes.


  4. You made each card sound like such hard work Flora lol. But the end result is always beautiful. Love this one.

  5. Hello Flora. Oh wow, I just love this. I am a great lover of butterflies, and this is just stunning. The whole design is absolutely perfect.
    Lots of love, Sandra xxx

  6. A very beautiful card Flora,love the colour and butterfly.Not sure if I would change it myself.
    Hugs x

  7. Those embossing folders are great and clever use of both together. Like Sue, I think it best to re-visit your card later with refreshed eyes and it often makes a a difference to your thinking. We are our own worst critics! Christine xx

  8. Well it does not take more than a butterfly to impress me and a big butterfly, well that is even better. The embossing folders make a lovely background. Leaving off a sentiment at this stage leaves it open for any occasion. I know myself when I make a card it is better leaving it and go back later.

    Wilma x x

  9. Such a pretty card that butterfly die and your embossed background


  10. Flora what a pretty card the ribbon is lush gorgeous

  11. hi Flora, this is a beautiful card, love the butterfly & embossing.

  12. gorgeous card Flora, love the embossing!
    Kim x

  13. simply beautiful flora.i love the pretty design and butterfly :D

    xx coops xx

  14. This buterfly looks gorgeous Flora and love your use of embossing
    Eileen x

  15. What a beautiful butterfly. Love the embossing folders too. You've been on a roll!!


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