Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Paper Pieced Butterflies.

The new theme this fortnight
for my Butterfly Challenge
which you can find here
is to
Paper Piece your butterfly/s.
These are my inspirations for you.
Remember those pesky little snippets 
I had left over a few weeks back?
Well this is what I did with them.
I will not be beat!
I used strips of ds tape onto a piece of card
and stuck the shapes down in a sort of half 
Hexagon pattern until I had used them all up.
This is what I made with the result.
I just had enough room to die cut 
3 Butterfly shapes using 
Clearly Besotted 
Butterfly Wishes die collection.
As they are quite bright I used black card
to show  them off which in turn made me think
Oriental (as one does)!
so I cut some orange strips to make a frame around the edge. 
A simple peel off by Anita's 
completed the card.


Entering into the following challenges:
Sweet Stamps #196 Thanks.
The Crafter's Cafe #91 Anything goes.
Penny's Paper - Crafty #204 Anything goes.
A Gem Of A Challenge 132 Paper piecing.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop151 Use your snippets.

On my second card
I have used a Penny Black creative die
Called Delicate Wings
To cut an aperture from a square of white card.
I then turned this over and adhered strips 
of  leftover design paper snippets in stripes
 to fill the open hole up .
Turned back over and matted to a sheet
of plain pink card stock 
which I then attached to a card blank. 
Another Anita's peel off 
And the card was done. 

Hope  you will  have time  to go and play.







Entering into the following challenges:
Clear It Out Challenge # Anything goes use from stash.
Creative Card Crew #75 Stripes.
Through The Craftroom Door. Anything goes.
Dream Valley #95 Anything goes.



30 comments:

  1. Hello Mrs A

    Two beautiful cards. The butterflies are amazing and I like the vibrancy of your first card, and the soft gentle colours of your second.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  2. Fah-bu-luss Dah-ling!
    You are the Queen of fiddly crafting aren't you!!
    Hugs
    xx

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  3. Both of these cards are so pretty. I love the way you pieced together all those snippets and then cut them for butterflies. The second card is so clever. I love that look!

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  4. Hi Mrs A,
    what a very fab idea for this fortnights challenge.
    Love these super designs, and such very pretty butterflies they make.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  5. Two gorgeous cards Mrs A really fab lots of huggles Sue xx

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  6. Two beautiful cards Mrs A and fabulous use of your snippets. Carol x

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  7. Well done in using up those snippets.

    Kath x

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  8. Hi Mrs A
    What a genius way to use up those snippets.
    2 fab cards!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  9. As if Mother Nature didn't make butterflies beautiful enough, you go and outshine her with your patterned, pieced, and hexaplaid homemade paper!! I'm well and truly awed!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Those neon paper snippets have really gotten quite the press. The butterflies are brilliant...not only in color but in design. Lovely cards. Sharing Joy...

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  11. Two wonderful cards here Mrs A - and the neon snippets one is especially eyecatching.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  12. Nice technique, the butterflies look great. Thanks for joining in on the SweetStamps challenge.

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  13. Wow- what a great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Through the Craft Room Door! Hope to see you again next week at TTCRD!

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  14. Those butterflies are amazing....Cute take on the challenge @ CIO ...stop by again to play <((><

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  15. Very pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
    Hugs
    Cathy DT Member
    xxxxx

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  16. What a brilliant idea for using those tiny snippets, Mrs A! The mosaic butterflies are so smart, I love the bright colours!

    And your second card is also gorgeous, with another way of using up snippets! Fabulous work!!

    love Mags B x

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  17. Good heavens . .. you deserve a medal for your ingenuity (and probably sheer stubbornness) in using up your teensy snippets!

    Both cards shown here are lovely Mrs A xxx

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  18. You my dear, take the trophy for the "queen of snippets!" I cannot believe how you used all those left-over snippets to come up with those gorgeous butterflies! NJ on both of them!

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  19. Lovely cards, the whole idea here is super Mrs A may just try this one day..
    aNNie xxx


    The Journey is the Start

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  20. Your are so clever with those snippets! I can imagine that sticking all those teeny, tiny pieces down correctly would be tedious and trying! Hats off to you!

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  21. Two gorgeous cards. Great way of using those fluorescent snippets of snippets. The butterflies look lovely against the black background. xx

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  22. Your snippets butterflies are so creative, Mrs. A--beautiful card! Love the PB one, too--you've reminded me to use that die!

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  23. This is lovely..Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty. And good luck.

    Caz xx PPC DT

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  24. With the patience of Job, you have created the most beautiful butterflies and card! Thank you for playing with us at Creative Card Crew Challenge!

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  25. a lovely card. thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene

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  26. Great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

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  27. What a great result from those little colourful snippets. Just realised how similar my card is to your second card too - must have still been in my mind when I made it x

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  28. I really love the pops pf neon with the balck. And the pastel one is pretty too x

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  29. I do like how you've used up all those teeny pieces, great idea and a lovely pop of colour.

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