Friday, 8 July 2016

Butterflies, butterflies, butterflies.....

The Butterfly Challenge this fortnight is  'Butterflies + Y is for Years and/or Yellow' and The Craft Barn Challenge is 'Butterflies'- more than one, so my butterfly card is for a soon to be 80 year old, predominately yellow and definitely has more than one butterfly!
I created the background using a Die-namics 'Flying Butterflies' die.  I usually use this die as a panel down the side, but this time I used the die twice, side by side, to make the rows of butterflies wider.  The butterfly is Poppystamps 'Lyndon Butterfly' and 'Elsa Butterfly' in yellow and blue to match the background, with three tiny white pearls added for the body.  The butterfly is layered on MB 'Stitched Circle' and 'Stitched Scalloped Circle' die cuts.  MB 'Stitched Rectangle' dies were used for the sentiment and two of the 'waste' yellow butterflies from the background were added on the sentiment panel.

I'm joining in the following challenges:
Butterfly #57 ~ Butterflies + Y is for Years and/or Yellow
The Craft Barn Two Weekly Challenge ~ Butterflies (more than one)
Poppystamps Challenge #22 ~ Fly Away With Me
That's Crafty Challenge ~ Feminine Theme

22 comments:

  1. Such a sun-shiny card Liz. Love the butterfly theme and the colors are lovely.

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  2. A lovely butterfly card - perfect for a special birthday.
    Kath x

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  3. This is so beautiful!! I love the colors and the butterfly background!! Gorgeous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. Great take on the challenge and love the blue and yellow.

    Kath x

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  5. Gosh Liz , I certainly have my fill of butterflies here on your card. Do hope you kept the other waste butterflies😉 You just never know when they might be needed. Love your design. Thank you for fluttering by my challenge where your card will be entered twice. Hugs Mrs A.

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  6. Beautiful butterfly card and colours Liz.
    Pam x

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  7. Love this card Liz! I'm a huge butterfly fan and that background die is one I've not seen before. Colours go so well too. Shabneez xxx

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  8. Clever use of the butterfly die for the background,Liz! I'm lovin' the blue and yellow too!

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  9. Fab card, love the butterfly background. Cara x

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  10. Hi Liz

    Oh yes, definitely more than one butterfly! LOL!!

    A beautiful card for a special birthday and I love the colour combo very much.

    I hope all is well with you.

    Love Jules xx

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  11. What a wonderful background of butterflies! The colors are so pretty too!

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  12. Such a gorgeous and beautiful butterfly card.
    luv
    Debby

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  13. Hi nice to meet you and what a lot of butterflies. Love this card. Good luck in the Butterfly Challenge Pen x Guest DT

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  14. Such a pretty card Liz, I love the background and the colours you have chosen.
    Janice x

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  15. Blue and yellow works so well. I really like that background die cut tiny butterflies. A very pretty card.

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  16. Great creative use of this border die, and it's so very effective the way you've used to make the coverplate of butterflies for this cheery card. Blue & yellow are such happy colors (we have some of house decorating in blue & yellow). It's just lovely, TFS & Hugs.

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  17. Hi Liz,
    what a brilliant card.
    I love all those flying butterflies.
    Such a very fab idea to make that wonderful background.
    I also love the yellow and blue colour choice.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  18. Amazing butterfly card and my favorite colors too!

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  19. All those little negative butterflies in the background go beautifully with the pretty ornate butterfly mounted on the stitched and scalloped circles and a lovely card for this 80 year old. I love the pastel blue and yellow tones together too. x

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  20. Very pretty card with all those butterflies! Thanks for playing along with us at Poppystamps!

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  21. Oh I love your color combo and all those beautiful butterflies!

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