Monday, 3 September 2012

Bird and Butterflies

Good morning blog friends, thanks for stopping by  today.

This card is again a little different for me but I must admit I like it. However, the picture really doesn't do it justice.

Well, as you can see I took to my distressing tool again today. The main cardstock is beautiful and from a pad called Gemsones and has the most gorgeous jewel colours but I wanted to stay very neutral. The distressed cardstock is Core'dinationsWhitewash Collection. The main image is from a freebie I found on the internet by a lady called Astrid McLean and she has the most beautiful  free papers.  If you haven't seen her work you really should take a look. I decided to print out the full page and I cut out a portion of the paper with Spellbinders Labels 8 to make a topper and matted it with  the gemstones cardstock. The rest of the paper I can use on another card.

The butterflies are Marianne Creatables, as are the swirls. The leaves are Spellbinders Foliage.The flowers were bought at Lakeland a few years ago before they stopped selling crafty stuff.  (I think they might be Prima.) I added a little punched sun and a taupe coloured pearl to the centres. The ribbon and cotton lace are from my local haberdashery store. I have deliberately omitted a sentiment because I don't really know who or what it is for and so can add it later.

I thought I would enter this into
Ladybug Crafts Challenge: Anything Goes.
The Poodles Parlour  :  Things With Wings
MAWTT :   Flying High
Allsorts :      Anything But Square

Maybe by doing this it will build up my confidence a little. Thank you to Sue (Bearhouse) where I cribbed these challenges from - hope you don't mind Sue!

Anyway, have a good day everybody and I hope you find a little time to craft.

With love from Christine xx


  1. Hi Christine,
    this is very lovely. The colours of the card used are so lovely, and that image is fab. I just love, love, it. Good luck with the challenges.
    Have a great crafty day everyone.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  2. Good morning Christine,

    Your card is really quite delightful, it has a super vintage feel to it and beautifully embellished.

    It's really great to see you at Allsorts challenge this week, many thanks for joining in.

    N x

  3. This is beautiful, love the vintagey feel & the distressing looks great!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  4. This is stunning Christine. I love the image and the soft colours are perfect. The flowers, swirls and butterflies are all gorgeous too.
    It's good to see you entering into a few challenges and thank you for taking part in the Ladybug Crafts challenge too - good luck!

    Hugs Sue

  5. Morning Christine, this is just divine. Love the pastel colour and the vintage look to it. Beautiful! Have a lovely day, love Christine H xx

    1. P.S. Sorry meant to say good luck with the challenges. x

  6. Hi Christine, I'm having a tea break at work and catching up with my blog friends! Your card is gorgeous, love the flowers and swirls...good luck with the challenges, Carole Z X

  7. What a lovely vintage inspired card! You've used a gorgeous color scheme and beautiful die cut elements.

  8. Hi Christine - such a lovely card, I love those colours really beautiful. I've seen Astrid's blog and have printed off some of her papers myself, they really are worth a look! I am glad you are taking part in more challenges - I've found the ones I've entered by visiting other sites. It is building my confidence and it also gives us something else to work to.

    Lots of luck in your challenges

    Hugs to you Sue P xxx

  9. Hi Christine,
    Love this card, you've created a stunning vintage look. The colours are gorgeous and the image is so pretty. Great job! xx

  10. This is beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts Christine. Tracy x

  11. Lovely card Christine and very elegant design:)

  12. Stunning card good luck with the challenges. melanie

  13. Beautiful Christine well done Hugs Elaine

  14. Hi Christine how did I miss this.
    I love Astrids work and you have used this beautifully. So simply laid out and that's why I love it more because we are not distracted from the image panel.
    Regards Linda xx

  15. Sorry I meant to say its lovely to see you've distressed the edges of the matt. It looks great! xx

  16. Love it! So glad you could join us at Ladybug Crafts this month. Hope you will join in with us again next month.
    Best wishes, Sharon


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