Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Insects and Daisies

It is week 2 of my Butterfly challenge.
I have made the following card to showcase.
I only had a small piece of the design paper
which was a freebie in a magazine so wanted to use it economically.
I tried using the triple stamping technique but using the paper instead.
It sort of worked!!
I made the butterflies from scraps of shrink plastic
which I then coloured with Promarkers and Glossy accents.
I love making and using these as embellishments.
The daisies are made from a Crealies die
'Creative Flowers' CL CF 25
to mimic the daisies on the paper.
Here is a close up .
Sorry it is a bit blurred but camera is playing up.
I popped everything onto 3D pads to give the card dimension.
I'm off out into the garden now.
We have some outbuildings we are taking down
and there is an 'Elephant Hawk Moth' caterpillar
I'm keeping my eye on as he is slowly demolishing
my Fushia Bush!!
Entering into the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart #36 Anything goes.
Crafty Boots # anything goes.
My Craft Creations # Anything goes.
Scrap Creations # Favourite Embellishment.
Scrappers Delights #31 Anything goes/make your own flowers.
613 Avenue Create #89 Anything goes.
Dream Valley #90 No stamps/digi's allowed.
Scribble & Scrap #27 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #142 Use up your snippets. (shrink plastic for butterflies)
Virgina's View #7 Patterned paper/designer  paper.


Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW love the frame on frame type of effect-- simply gorgeous
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,

another really fab card to inspire us for this fab challenge.
Loving you super design on this, and that paper is just what it's all about.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Carol said...

Nothing ugly about your bugs Mrs A, this is gorgeous. Carol x

Jacee said...

Very pretty card, love the flowers.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Brenda in IN said...

This is such a happy card. Lots of bees and lady bugs along with the flowers and butterflies. So very cute. I never think to use shrink plastic. I will have to get some out.

Kathleen said...

The frames look fantastic and so do the flowers, really lovely paper too. Great card.

Kath x

Virginia Lu said...

You are so resourceful and creative with the pattern paper from the magazine! It is absolutely beautiful! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Pattern Paper Challenge!

Dee's Craft Room said...

A very resourceful card, lovely colourful layout. Thank you for joining in with all of the fun at the Crafty Boots Anniversary Challenge.


Isobel said...

Lovely card thanks for sharing at Scrappers Delights and good luck x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Ooooh, I really like the colours on this pretty card x

Di said...

Oooh, that's really pretty Mrs A - and the layering worked a treat!

I looked up your caterpillar - and spot on, they eats yer fuchsias!!

Hugs, Di xx

SARN said...

WOW - so much work there Mrs A. Top marks for a great Snippets Make. xxx

Sandra H said...

Another gorgeous card Mrs A and so colourful with your lovely flowers and and floral backing papers and of course butterflies and bugs! nice size card too x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
How delightfully cheery this is.Lovely!
I would be escorting the caterpillar off the premises I'm afraid. I'm sure it would happier munching something else in the field behind us lol!
Ang x

Debs Willis said...

Lovely sunny card. And I'd be sending that caterpillar next door for a holiday!
Debs x

Bonnie said...

Love this "garden" with the daisies, butterflies and bugs! Hoping to have a play this time but with classes looming, not sure.

M DelValle said...

Very pretty and flowery card!! Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very pretty card with clever design, love the layers Mrs A.

Warm hugs

Sherry said...

Beautiful! Hope you got to grips with that caterpillar! x

MagsB said...

Oh Mrs A, this is just so lovely! I wish my garden looked like this! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

And thanks for joining in at Dream Valley, too!

love Mags B x

Hettie said...

Pretty card there Mrs A.
Send the caterpillars Girls will ear them.

Createology said...

Your details and layers all add up to making this a perfectly beautiful butterfly and ladybug card. Lovely Daisys and Bees too. Creative Card Bliss...

MaryH said...

Love this triple layer look, and still haven't had the courage to try it yet. What an imaginative way to stretch your papers most effectively. I'd say this design worked a treat! It's a darling card, and I love the colors too. Bet you're tired tonight, so hope you get rested up from the cleanup. We need to be doing some of that outside work too, before it gets too cold. (well we should have a few weeks yet!).Hugs & hope you're not too sore tomorrow. Have a good wkend.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is beautiful, Mrs. A.!! I feel like I am stepping into a garden just looking at your layered card! I'm going to have to look up that moth; from the name of it, it sounds HUGE! I hope you were able to dispatch it. And I hope that you don't overdo it with all that labor doing the teardowns!! Hugs, Darnell

Chana said...

You have created a wonderful garden and we were delighted to find this beauty propped against our front door here at 613 Avenue Create! Thanks for joining us this week.
Chana Malkah , Owner
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

Donna said...

Beautiful and pretty card Mrs A, love the different depths of flowers you've used and the white daisies stand out beautifully...a really pretty design :) Donna ♥ x

Liz Smith said...

I think it worked out beautifully. A very smart way to use a small piece of paper. Your card is lovely. Thank you for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the start of our next challenge! ~ Lizzy DT

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a fab design, love those daisies. Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley this challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work in future challenges. Hugs, Wends x Dream Valley DT

Lexie said...

Such a cheerful pretty. Ephemera Embellishments

Greta said...

Love how you used the pp, Mrs. A! Great card!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at Scribble and Scrap Challenge.
Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx

Gale said...

This is beautiful Mrs. A. Love the butterflies and the gorgeous flowers. Thanks for joining us in our "Favorite Embellishment Challenge" at Scrap-Creations and we hope you will join us again soon. Hugs, Gale