Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Bouquets & Butterflies for Mum

This was actually made as a Mother's Day card but would, I think, work equally as well for a birthday. I was very keen to try out my new Memory Box Butterfly Vine border. It is so pretty and cuts beautifully in the Grand Calibur.

I used an 8x8 inch scalloped card blank. I then matted the four squares of Dovecraft DP onto one square of deep pink card and fixed that to the card base. The topper was made with a Lili of the Valley Cute Square which I matted onto the largest sized Spellbinders Lacey Square*. The letters were cut using a Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet and the butterfly border and gems added to finish off.

 Close-up of the Butterfly Vine border

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Dream Valley challenge 55 - Things with Wings
Divas by Design - Butterflies and Birds
Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - Make it Girly  (*used old Lacey Squares die)
Crafting for All Seasons challenge 50 - No Stamps Allowed

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 12 April 2013

Christening Card

So this is a Christening card for a sweet baby girl who is the granddaughter of friends of mine. The table arrangements and flowers were featuring butterflies so I kept that in mind when making the card.

Here is the box decorated with butterflies made with an X-Cut punch, a brad from The Works and butterfly circles cut with Spellbinder dies.

The card is made using an 8 x 8 inch scalloped card blank and features a Lili of the Valley stamp coloured with Promarkers and mounted onto plain and scalloped Spellbinder ovals. The background is a very pale pink Centura pearl card embossed with the Tied Together embossing folder. I have added a tiny pearl at each intersection. The sentiment was computer generated and the roses are all from Wild Orchid Crafts. I also used the stems to make the twirls and added some punched leaf branches. I used tiny butterflies (from the Spellbinder Butterfly Circles die) at each end of the sentiment and one at the top of the card. The remainder were 'sprinkled' inside the box.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Belli Challenge 167 - Pastels
In The Pink Challenge 18
Divas by Design - Flowers with Lili of the Valley
Cute Card Thursday:Challenge 264 - Butterflies
Stamping Sensations- April -Special Occasions

Thanks for looking!