Sunday 8 February 2015

Pink Butterfly ...

Beautiful sunshine and blue skies, still cold but there is something about the sun that brings out the smiles!

My first card today features two new dies - Pippi Butterfly from Memory Box and Stitched Tags from Lil'inker.

I stamped some card stock with gorgeous grunge stamps and picked raspberry distress ink before die-cutting the butterfly.  I also die cut a butterfly in some plain white card and using the negative pieces created a "butterfly shadow" - this was very fiddly but I quite like the effect.  I then die cut two tags - one in grey and one in some card stock coloured with picked raspberry distress ink.  Added a small bow in paper twine and a few splatters of ink on the card base, finally added a sentiment (using pumice stone distress ink) and all was done!

I'm going to enter the following challenges:

"Less is More"  This week they are celebrating Four years of challenges, great achievement - congratulations to the founder Chrissie and her brilliant design team.  This week it is a colour challenge - Pink and Grey.

TIME OUT challenge The current challenge is to CASE this card by Kylie of Addicted to Stamps 



  1. Great to see you've showcased your new goodies at Less is More and Timeout Challenge this week Elaine. Great use of the grey and pink combo and a superb take on Kylie's card.
    thanks so much for playing along
    (Less is More DT & Timeout GD)

  2. SO cute and the butterfly is just lush


  3. Butterfly cards are the very best and this one is full of pinky goodness! I love the slight touch of pink spray behind your tag.

  4. The sense of dimension and depth on that gorgeous butterfly is fabulous, Elaine ... so worth all the fiddly time! Delighted to have you play along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  5. Beautiful and loving your new dies.

  6. I LOVE this CASE on my card and the grey and pink are stunning!! xx

  7. wow ELaine that shadow effect must have needed patience but was well worth it! Thanks for joining Time Out

  8. This is just lovely Elaine!
    Thanks so much for your continuing support of our challenges!
    "Less is More"

  9. Oh I love this....I am really getting into this CAS style now x

  10. Really nice card, I love the details on the butterfly. I am visiting from Less is More and am now your newest follower. Please stop by and say HI. TFS Traci

  11. It is a beautiful card! The pink-grey combination is a fine one with the elegant butterfly! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

  12. Fab new stash Elaine and a super CASE of the tag card!
    Thanks for joining our fourth birthday celebrations at LIM!
    Less is More

  13. This is a beautiful card Elaine, such a fabulous design.

  14. This is beautiful - love the stitched tags!

  15. Beautiful, CAS take on Kylie's tag card. Love the splatters! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

  16. This is gorgeous! Love the color combination and the splatters!

  17. I love the colour and the shadow for the butterfly, what a great idea.


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