Saturday, June 23, 2012

Believe.

I had seen an example of a card to make in a magazine and as it was all in pinks, flowery , butterflies and had a dreamy effect to it thought I would have a go at my own version.  So straight to the snippets folder (that is bulging at the seams) and pulled out the papers below. The stamp I had already used on a piece of paper and not used when I made my altered book for Sherry. I used my Spellbinders 'Rose creations die' but left the petals flat instead of sculpting into a rose shape. (what a diference it makes). I added stitching to the edges before matting onto pale green card stock. Butterfly die is  Spellbinders trio S3-146.






The magazine said 80mins to make. Huh! Which 80 mins would that be then. Several of my  80 mins later here is the result. I was going to add a flourish or two but think the card works perfectly as it is. What do you think? Entering into Pixies Crafty Snippets. I even left the threads hanging for you Sherry!



Also entering  the following challenges:

One stitch at a time:  Stitch it.
Fab 'N' Funky: Polka Dots.
Divas by Design: To die for.
All Sorts: Any die will do.


26 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous,so pretty.xxx

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  2. Such a pretty card! I'm glad you kept going after 80 minutes--it's fabulous! LOVE the sentiment panel and the butterflies and the way you left the rose die cut flat is genius! :)

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  3. wow Mrs A. you are certainly going to have a long play being first into the playground love the snippets creation, Shaz in oz.x

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  4. Such a pretty card! Really like the stitching. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week! Best, CG

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  5. Gorgeous card lots of lovely elements to look at.

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  6. That is one VERY PRETTY card. Your snippets folder must be a little less bulging now!

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  7. A really lovely card Mrs A - I heard you rattling the gates at midnight :)

    Love the colours (natch!), stitching, and the flower is great too. Did I mention the sentiment and butterflies? Thought not - it's all round fabulous and perfect as it is without flourishes. A beauty :)

    Di xx

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  8. Hi Mrs A, Absolutely stunning and to see what you started with and the end product its............gorgeous enjoy your day:)x

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  9. Hi Mrs A, your card is so pretty and definitely dreamy. Love your choice of papers and gorgeous sentiment stamp...perfick! :) Donna ♥ x

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  10. It is worth all your time, Mrs. A...it is lovely and delicate...I see you also entered the Divas by Design challenge and I will thank you for that!
    xxx Margreet

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  11. Ooh so fabulous! I do love a hanging thread - lol! I dread to think just how much time I've spent on craft projects!

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  12. This is such a gorgeous card Mrs A ! Love the soft colours and the stamped sentiment is so lovely ! Love the flower too ! So pretty ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  13. Beautiful,love the colors too.
    Sounds like you're having busy fun !
    Big Hugs

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  14. This is very pretty! My cards usually take at least an hour to make, too. :D

    Thanks for leaving some love at my blog recently...it was nice of you to visit!

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  15. Perfect just as it is! (I think I might have these papers at a bottom of a drawer!) First in the playground must mean extra time on the swings and the climbing frame!

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  16. Looks like the several 80 minutes were well worth the effort! LOL. It turned out beautifully!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

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  17. So beautiful...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky & Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

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  18. Beautiful creation thank you for entering the die cut challenge at Diva's this week and good luck with the challenge
    Laurie xx

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  19. Such a pretty card and love the before and after shots too. Hugs, Amanda x

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  20. Very pretty card, love the papers.

    Kath x

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  21. Hello! It's been a while since my last visit, how are you? This looks gorgoeus. So elegant, & I love the beautiful colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design.
    Big Hugs,
    Andie xx

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  22. Ooo er Mrs! What a pretty card and such pretty colours!

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  23. Great card

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week and im glad you enjoyed the challenge

    Emma xxx

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  24. What a gorgeous project! Thank you so much for entering it in our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

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  25. Lovely snippet card, very pretty colours and the flower is gorgeous. I like that you thought to photograph the papers used ... it's interesting to get an insight into your methods. Elizabeth x

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