Friday, 7 August 2015

Berry Colours

I returned last night from a week in not so sunny Devon, with little time for crafting.  My sister-in-law did teach my how to make Dorset Buttons this week using a small curtain ring. I just need to practise making them and think how I could use them in cardmaking - so watch this space!

Welcome to my two new followers this week.  Unfortunately I don't know who the first one is, as there doesn't appear to be a little picture in my list of followers, so please leave me a comment so I can welcome you properly.  My second follower is Ruth, a crafty friend I've known for very many years.  She was my amazing teaching assistant when I was teaching full-time.  We still craft together and also run an after school scrapbooking/cardmaking club together.  Ruth has just taken the plunge and started her own crafty blog, KangaRuth, so please pop over and pay her a visit.  I know she would be thrilled if you would become one of her followers.

Onto today's card. I had this idea in my head for a card for the Less is More challenge this week.  I've just had time to make it today before the deadline tonight.
I made a two inch envelope from a snippet, using an envelope punch board.  The butterflies were die cut with a Stampin' Up Sizzix Embosslits 'Beautiful Wings' die.  I used  a free paint colour strip to make the butterflies and arranged them in the order they were in on the strip.  Tiny pearls were added to the centre of each one.  

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:
Less is More Week 235 Colour ~ Berry Shades
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 188 ~ Use Snippets 


  1. Super cute idea Liz! Love the simple but creative look and the impact of the red on the white.

  2. What a fun card Liz. The envelope punch board sounds interesting. I'll be watching out for the Dorset Buttons. Barbxx

  3. What a fun idea to have those butterflies floating and fluttering from a tiny envelope! This is really cute!

  4. Beautiful card, and cute too !

  5. What rich colours Liz!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is more"

  6. Hi Liz
    I'm so sorry that you have had miserable weather in Devon this week :-(
    I hope that you managed a lovely cream tea though!! - as us Devonian's say 'ansome!!
    Thank you for entering the playground with your fabulous card. I love that teeny tiny envelope and those butterflies are so sweet!
    Eve xx

    1. We go to Devon often, with a caravan in North Devon and a daughter living in mid Devon. Just unlucky with the weather this time. Beautiful county! xx

  7. This is such a clever card Liz. I like the little envelope with the small butterflies flying out of it. Pretty.
    Hugs Veerle

  8. Brilliant card Liz, clever design.
    Hugs Pam x

  9. Lovely card, Liz. I like the gradual change in colour of your butterflies.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  10. Great card-one that could be used for many occasions & in a colour to suit the recipient.


  11. This is beautiful Liz and I love your little envelope with the sweet little butterflies flying out of it, and just perfect for the challenge. x

  12. I meant to say sorry you didn't have very good weather in Devon Liz. We went to the Sidmouth Folk Festival last Friday and were very lucky that the weather was good but it is a lottery and this summer has been rather variable with a lot of strong and quite chilly breezes. x

  13. Stunning berry shades Liz and a fun idea with the butterflies floating out of the envelope! Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  14. I'm catching up on last week's Less is More cards, sorry to be so late with my visit!
    What gorgeous berry shades Liz, look forward to seeing some Dorset buttons on your work soon!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week
    Less is More


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