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.


Irene said...

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.


Hettie said...

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

Brenda in IN said...

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!

Jenny L said...

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.

Sue said...

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

Carol said...

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

Sandra H said...

Wow two gorgeous cards Mrs A xx

Kathleen said...

Well done in using up those snippets.

Kath x

MRS DUCK said...

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

Darnell said...

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

Createology said...

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...

Di said...

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


Di xx

Roxie said...

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

Karen Hasheck said...

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!

Lynn's Place said...

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

KraftyKoolKat said...

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

MagsB said...

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

Sarn said...

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

Carol L said...

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!

aussie aNNie said...

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

The Journey is the Start

Bonnie said...

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!

Liz said...

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

Greta said...

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

Caz said...

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

Caz xx PPC DT

My Blog
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Linda W. said...

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!

Marlene Atkinson said...

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

Helen said...

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

Helen x

Kimbo said...

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

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

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

Highland Monkey's said...

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