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Sunday 1 September 2013

Imagination Crafts Butterfly Challenge

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend.  I spent some time yesterday out in the garden trying to restore some order to my jungle.  I also got to have a little crafty play on some DT work.  Hoping to get a bit more crafting done today.  
This is the first of three posts I have for you today.  

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Imagination Crafts Challenge blog.  Our theme for this month is:
Flutterby Butterfly
I love using butterflies on my projects so this was right down my street. 

You can enter any project you like but don't forget if you use any Imagination Crafts products you will have the chance to win a fab £40 gift voucher to spend at Imagination Crafts.  All entrants are eligible to be picked for a Top 3 spot.

All of the design team have used the Butterfly Flourish stencil for their projects.  Here is my card.

I decided to go really bright and summery with this card. I inked through the stencil using distress inks and then added some gilding flakes around the edge.  Some sparkle detail was added to the bodies of the butterflies and I matted this onto orange and yellow card.  The background paper is from First Edition - Blank Canvas - and is matted onto yellow card.  Used some bright orange ribbon and a lovely yellow flower that I made.  I punched out some butterflies and added these to the ribbon along with a sentiment and some gems.  A double bow and little dazzler finished the card.

Thanks for popping by and hope you will check out the creations from the rest of the design team.  Just pop over to Imagination Crafts Challenge blog.  Amazing how different projects are created from the same stencil.  
Looking forward to seeing all your entries.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simon Says - Anything goes
Jellypark - Things that fly
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/swirls
Anything Goes - In the garden with butterflies
Crafting By Designs - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Things with wings
Aud Sentiments - Any sentiment
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes


pinkclover.cards said...

I just love this card - gorgeous colours and layout. I've recently acquired (bought!!) this pad from First Edition and you've given me some inspiration. Looking forward to seeing more of your projects. :) xx

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card Mags, love the gorgeous colours you have used. The flower looks so realistic.

Linda xxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Mags, I love the design and wonderful sunny colours.
Sue xx

rachel said...

so pretty Mags - I just love this stencil and how you've used it is just wonderful - your colours are just so lush xx

Kathryn said...

Such a stunning card Mags the colours the layout everything :) xxx

Linda Palmer said...

This card is gorgeous. Great colors and beautiful design. Love the butterflies.

Claire said...

A beautiful card, love the citrus colours. Hugs, Claire x

Unknown said...

This is a really stunning card, it's beautiful.
I love the stencilling and the gorgeous bright colours.
Emma x

Chana Malkah said...

Stunning Design! I love your color palette. Orange, green and yellow can be off putting if not done correctly. You use of these colors is so balanced and well thought out! Beautiful and balanced! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So gorgeous, love those beautiful bright oranges and the bow is so perfect, love it
Lindsay xx

Christine L said...

A fabulous card... perfect image for our Garden challenge!

Thanks for sharing at Anything Goes this time..

Christine x

Jennifer Johnston said...

This is stunning Mags, the colours are amazing and the composition is fab. Hugs xx

Dawn said...

A lovely bright & sunny card! Great design too! xx

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous beautiful card Mags and also love the colours.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


Christine's Craftyart Blog said...

Beautiful project. xx

Penny said...

Love the bright, beautiful colors on this card, Mags! The image is so pretty and so is your design! Love the way you embellished this also. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Jellypark Friends. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
Hugs, Penny

sparkling stamper said...

Wow! Just stunning! I love the color palette and all the little details. Thanks for sharing.

kathy b
Aud Sentiments DT

Leeann said...

This is absolutely stunning, great colors and I love the shimmer around the image, great touch to an already perfect card!

Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge!

Dawn Louise said...

Absolutely gorgeous really striking and beautiful and bright and cheery, fab handmade flower too X