Tuesday 25 August 2015

Back to butterflies ...

It is the last week of the school holidays - so it's back to work for me next week!  It is amazing how quickly the holiday weeks go by ... long before I've managed to do all the things I'd planned. I'm back from another long weekend in Lincolnshire - most of the time was sorting out bits and pieces for my parents.  Mum and I did spend a lovely day crafting on Sunday in the company of many like minded crafters at a Dabble Day organised by Jo Channon of Let's Create  (a brilliant craft shop in Tattershall).  We both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and learnt a couple of new techniques - I just need to find time to try them again (before I forget!).

Moving on ... I've spent the day messing around with card, stamps, ink and dies.  I had hoped to sort the garden but as we seem to have reverted to classic summer weather - rain and more rain - I had no choice but to stay inside and craft!!  I could have cleaned the house and dusted ...

This is one of the cards I managed to create:

My starting point was the sketch for the challenge at "Less is More"

As you will see I turned the sketch on its head and cut a slice from the front of the card to reflect the sketch before multi stamping the butterflies on the inside.  I used the following:

Uniko English Country Garden - Butterflies
Simon Says Stamp - Handwritten Borders
Distress Inks - Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and Dusty Concord
Versafine Onyx Black



  1. Very pretty card and a great take on the sketch. your dabble day sounds as though it was fun and I always think getting together with others increases the mojo.

  2. An absolutely unique and perfect take on this week's sketch challenge Elaine. Fun and bright colours and brilliant showcasing of those Uniko stamps as always! Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  3. This is a great take on the sketch Elaine, super stamping, as always!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. This is so pretty ....... Love your take on the challenge xx

  5. Genius idea to slice the front and stamp on the inside. Great stamping and gorgeous white space.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More


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