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Monday 25 July 2011

Challenge #50 Flutterbies!

Good Evening and welcome back for another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers!  Firstly thank you for your fantastic one layer card entries, they really are amazing!
Our next challenge for you is by Gill and she would like to see BUTTERFLIES somewhere on your creation! 
Crafty Cardmakers is going on holidays over summer so we'll be back on Monday 5th September with our winners and new challenge!

We're sponsored by The Stampman for this challenge and you could win a £10 voucher to spend in their store and it is jam packed with tons of crafty goodlies to suit all tastes.  They also have their own fantastic range of stamps so please do go check them out.

Here's the teams creations to inspire - I'll add mine in the week when OH back home and my lad stops the meltdowns :/

Have fun & enjoy!

these two cards i have made with my new set of spellbinders the backing paper on the first card is from craftworks with a light embossing on it. edges cut with MS punch mat sentiment tag and flowers and butterfly cut with spellbinders. i inked them with sir tims distress inks while still in the die it's quite effective.
on second card all embelishments made in same way but the BP is whitewash coredination card debossed with the new sizzix letterpress boards again using distressed ink before putting through my vagabond

for my butterfly card I have gone with a MCS image and cut the butterflies out a couple of times and glittered the top ones to give a sparkly effect

The butterfly is a digi from Delicious Doodles which I've printed and coloured with Sakura Stardust pens. I made the paper to match using Photoshop Elements. The border punch is Martha Stewart, the flower is from Prima and the gem is from Poundland and coloured with Promarker. The flower was coloured using Twinkling H2Os.

The butterfly and bird acetates are by K&Company, sentiment is a preprinted one by Anna Griffin.

The background paper is from an 8"sq. pad, but I'm now not sure which company. I stamped the butterflies, onto red vellum, each twice, the first one being stuck to the main card, the second of each are only stuck at the body section, so they appear to be in a flying position. The Tattered Butterflies stamps are from Personal Impressions designed by Lyndsay Mason.


For my butterfly card I have used my new stamp called "Daisy with flower bouquet #2" from In2Stamps,
I have paper pieced her dress from dotty paper and coloured the rest of the image with ProMarkers. All of the papers are from the Prima Jack and Jill collection. I used my martha garden trellis punch and a craftwork cards sentiment, and finished off with some butterly peel offs (one coloured in with sakura pens) and some stickles.

I've chosen Tilda this week to assist with my butterflies! Both she and her dog have one and there are several fluttering in the meadow behind them! In case that wasn't enough, there are two die-cut butterflies crusted with stickles top left and a goldtone charm.
My lovely fabric-look papers were from C&C, believe it or not, one of their rare bargains.
You can't see much of the base paper, which is a shame because it's quite lovely, with fairies, butterflies and pink bindweed on a textured ground.
I coloured Tilda, her dog and the meadow in a mix of Copics, Marvy-le-Plume and Stickles!

For my card I got out my Sweet Pea Stamp Dance with Butterflies and coloured the image with Starburst stains, Sakura Stardust pens and Whispers pens so it's got lots of sparkle. My papers are all from K&Co and my butterflies are Cuttlebug Cut and Emboss dies .

As this my choice of theme I decided to go with something I LOVE! So BUTTERFLIES it was!
I decided to try my hand at a wee stepped card and wanted to use my new Magnolia Butterfly coloured with Promarkers! The Papers are Bo Bunny, inked at the edges with distress ink. I used my nesties for the wee centre frame, added flowers from Wild Orchid and lots of giller to finish!

I started with a piece of blank white card and ink dusted some Big N Juicy ink across it. I then stamped the gorgeous large (almost 6") butterfly from EI in versamark ink and embossed it with Sheena WOW sparkly powder. The BP is from EI from the Graphicus Guild welcome pack. The lace I dyed to match and the flower was from my stash. The little purple bits are various Marianne diecuts and the sentiments is also from EI from the same sheet the butterfly came from.

Sarah W

I have created this card with a resist technique using adirondack inks and a brayer and a butterfly stamp I picked up a while ago. I am not sure what the other stamps are either as I borrowed them at the craft day I went to. The butterfly is made using the same colours in alcohol inks, stamped onto card and cut out to give a 3D effect.

My card has been made using digi's from McMahon Five Designs coloured with Promarkers. Main background paper is from DCWV and the glitter embossed spotty paper is from My Mind's Eye. Scraps of paper and cardstock have been punched with an MS punch and all mats are raised with 3d foam. The wings have been gently curled and a little Sakura glitter has been added.


I cut a frame using a go kreate die, then used this as a mask to sponge distress inks through, using 'broken china', 'faded jeans' and 'black soot' inks.  The butterfly and dragonfly stamps are from the Penny Black 'salutations' set and the sentiment is Stampin' Up.  Added a pale blue pearl to the butterfly.


  1. Wonderful Creations by DT! Great challenge.
    Thanks for your inspirational creations.

  2. Butterfly cards are my favorite! :)

  3. Fabulous cards by the DT, I love them all. Happy Crafting Linda :) xx

  4. Great Challenge, Loved the DT projects!

  5. I did enter your challenge with my butterfly fairy stamp (her name is actually Cutie Pie Butterfly, she is part of a series of stamps). I was informed that it did not follow your challenge and have now removed my card. So sorry for the trouble. Have a great day.

  6. Super projects DT, have a good holiday.

  7. Love all the DT cards,FAB! Great challenge, hugs Gillian

  8. Hello everyone

    I've made a card for this challenge,only I've seen to late that this challenge is closed.

    XXX Kim

  9. Oh shoooooooooooot I just missed the challenge...

    Would still love if you would come over and see my card that I made for this challenge...

    hugs, Janiel


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