Monday, 16 September 2013

Autumn Butterflies


Hi, I was inspired to make this card by the challenge at Flutter by Wednesdays, to use Autumn colours and a butterfly or fairy on your project.

I die cut Memory Box Isabella butterfly as my base out of black card. I had distressed some water color paper for another project and used some of the leftovers to cut my top butterfly from the Pippi die. I also cut a top from black and glued the pieces back into the wings, fiddly but I like how it looks.

Since I used snippets I'm going to visit the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge has an emboss it challenge. I used the tiny bubbles embossing folder as a background for my butterflies.

Seize the Birthday  has an Anything Goes challenge as long as it's a birthday theme. You can also add a topping to your project if you want to.


Make it Monday is also anything goes and to share creativity.

Thanks for visiting :)

32 comments:

fun stamping said...

Hi Cathy - lovely your card! The fall colored butterflies are so perfect on that embossed background!

MichelleZ said...

Very pretty! Love the dimensional butterflies.

Gillian R said...

Gorgeous! Love the autumnal colours

Tammy said...

Beautiful card and fabulous butterflies! Popped over from MIM!
Tammy x

rachel said...

gorgeous card Cathy - such pretty colours for butterflies xx

Deepti said...

Beautiful Card Cathy :) every time I visit... I am amazed :)

Bonnie said...

More beautiful butterflies! I think this card has an Asian feel! Very nice! Love the black bodies. I'm going to have to remember that!

Danni said...

This is so pretty!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Heather said...

A fabulous card Cathy, I love your design and colours. Your butterflies are stunning on the white embossed background!!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Heather xx

Di said...

Absolutely beautiful Cathy! Love how you did the butterflies - I've been staring at them and got confused - did you cut a black one with the solid die, then the lacy one in the lighter colour and then another lacy one in black so you could fill in all of the spaces by using both black and the lighter colour? In other words, the top layer is flat when you run your finger over it - with a mix of black and lighter colour infills? Sheesh, you sure have some patience but the result is gorgeous!

Hugs, Di xx

Cathy said...

Yep, one solid black base, a coloured lacy one and a black lacy one. I thought the black base would be enough but I liked the black infill better. So yes, it is smooth when you rub it! LOL, Cathy x

Lynette said...

I love your beautiful butterflies and the wonderful sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wednesdays this week!

OttawaMom said...

Very pretty card and those butterflies are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

kay said...

I'm loving this card and how you did the butterflies,thanks for visiting me x

Debs Willis said...

Lovely butterflies, great colours.

Debs x

Wendy McCarthy said...

Spotted this pretty butterfly card on MIM this week, lovely! xx

Mary said...

Butterflies, I love them and the sentiment is a wonderful touch to this beauty. Very nice card.... Happy Crafting young lady!

Chrissy said...

I just love your butterflies Cathy,gorgeous colours and fabulous card design..
Thanks for joining in with us at Flutter By Wednesday..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Karen Petitt said...

I knew to win the Lotto so I can buy those beautiful dies. Fabulous use of snippets, a really elegant card, love it xx

MaryH said...

Cathy, love these marvelous butterflies on your bubbles folder. A perfect pairing against that dark base. I expect putting those black bits back inside was more than a bit fiddly, but it is so stunning. You must have very steady fingers and some good tweezers. I'd have such a mess if I try this. Yay for these wonderful MB dies! You use them so well. Glad you got a laugh from the toilet post...can't you just picture the situation. Was going to email it to some folks, decided to post instead. Hope I don't offend anybody!!! TFS

Anonymous said...

Lovely card-beautiful butterflies-and I do LOVE butterflies!
Best wishes,Nessa xxx

Loz said...

Gorgeous card cathy. I saw this on MIM..Loz

jimlynn said...

Love the embossing and the beautiful color of those butterflies! So lovely and a perfect design.
Lynn

scrappymo! said...

Great use of snippets...those butterflies are beautiful.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

LOVE this great snippets card.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Carol L said...

I love those colored snippets on the butterflies, and the embossed background looks so nice! I'm a big fan of vertical sentiments like this too - great card!

Anonymous said...

Wow, these butterflies are so lovely, Cathy ... fantastic autumnal colours! Congratulations on being names on the Wall of Fame at ATCAS ... sooo well deserved! Anita :)

Joyce said...

This is so very pretty. I really like how you did those butterflies and your gold sentiment.

Lisa S. said...

Love those fluttering butterflies. :) Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

Karen M said...

Your card is so pretty - I love the butterflies - hugs xx

Karen M said...

ps I forgot to add congrats on the wall of fame ATCAS - very well deserved xxx

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Cathy. I like those butterflies. Elizabeth xx