Sunday 22 February 2015

Blue-green and gold butterfly panel

I'm back again with another butterfly!
We've had so many in our backyard lately! They seem to go crazy for the flowers on one of the "weeds" we have growing.

I'm linking up to the following challenges:

The Hero Club Blog where it's a nature theme. 
You also need to use a Hero Arts product.

Less is More has a wings theme. 
(I hope this clean and layered style is still CAS enough, please let me know if it's not.)
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Seize the Birthday has a hearts and arrows option, or as I'm doing, it's anything goes birthday.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge has an add texture theme.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

I've used snippets of vellum for my painted flowers so I'm visiting the playground at
Pixies Crafty Workshop

Hero Arts antique engravings butterfly; versafine ink & clear ep; Papertrey Ink burlap cover plate;
Memory Box Savannah border die; Carl flower punch; twinkling H2O's; vellum; gold shimmer paper; bling; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Blue green butterfly

Hi, it's been a wet weekend so far here,
 although thankfully we've not had the terrible cyclonic conditions that are happening in the north of Australia. I hope all of those affected by the storms and floods are doing ok and that life gets back to normal as soon as possible for you.

I was inspired by a few challenges to make this card.
At CASology the theme is monochrome.
I painted the butterfly with a twinkling H2O colour called mystique, its a bluey green that washes out to a light green when you add more water.

At Addicted to Stamps & More the theme is to make your mark using pens, pencils, markers, paint etc.

The Hero Club Blog has a nature challenge. I've used my favourite Hero Arts butterfly from the antique engravings stamp set.

At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge the theme is to add a little texture.
I've embossed the background with a tiny bubbles folder and layered a few of the diecut hellos to add dimension and texture.

Happy Little Stampers has an embossing theme this month.
As well as embossing the background, the butterfly is embossed with clear powder.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Hero Arts Antique engravings butterfly stamp; versafine ink & clear embossing powder; Cuttlebug tiny bubbles embossing folder; Simon Says Stamp hello die; twinkling H20s; bling.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Monday 16 February 2015

Pink & red with love

Hi everyone, life has been so hectic lately that there hasn't been much time for card making.
Hopefully things will settle down soon though.

I was inspired to make this card by the pink and red colour challenge
I hadn't used this striped textured cardstock before and thought the pink striped ribbon would suit it. I've got a drawer full of ribbons and should really try and use them!

I punched the hearts from scraps of card after embossing some of them with swiss dots.
I'm also linking up to the snippets playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

At CASology the theme is love.

Heart punches; swiss dots embossing folder; ribbon; bling; foam tape and sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Saturday 7 February 2015

Sparkly heart balloons

Hi everyone, I diecut these glittery balloons quite a while ago and finally managed to make a card with them today.

I'm linking up to a few challenges as it's Valentines Day soon and hearts and love are all the go!
(Hubby & I don't celebrate V Day as so I don't use that sentiment!)

At Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge the theme is H is for, hearts in this instance!
Simon Monday Challenge Blog

At Addicted to CAS the theme is hugs & kisses.

At AAA Cards the theme is LOVE.

 At Cuttlebug Mania the theme is I heart you. You also need to use a manual machine like a Big Shot or a Cuttlebug.

Paper Smooches balloon die: Memory Box primo labels die; Cuttlebug Love Language embossing folder: glitter paper; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Tuesday 3 February 2015

Purple birthday butterfly

Hi again, I stamped and painted a few of these butterflies towards the end of my holidays and now just need to make up some cards.

I'm linking up to the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday where the theme is the letter H.
I tried inking this butterfly without heat embossing and didn't like it. The black needed to be shiny, so my H is for heat embossing and it's painted with twinkling H20's.
Simon Monday Challenge Blog

The challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday is anything goes.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Addicted to Stamps & More has a CAS challenge theme.

Seize the Birthday has an anything goes theme.

Indigo Blu butterfly stamp: versafine ink & clear ep: Crafty Ann flourish die; Stately embossing folder; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x