Monday, 17 October 2016

Cyan and Checkered

The Butterfly Challenge this fortnight is 'Butterflies + C is for Checkered and/or Cyan'.  I was a bit stumped for ideas for the 'checkered' part, as I couldn't find any suitable papers, so I decided to make my own checkered pattern.

First I die cut a SB 'Square Swatch' shape with white linen card.  Then I wound round cyan coloured crochet cotton to make the pattern.  The MB 'Pippi Butterfly' die cut is attached just by the body onto a die cut circle and the circle is raised up on foam tape.  The cyan background was embossed with a SB 'Dainty Dots' embossing folder.  Four pearls finished off my card. I'm hoping this is CAS enough for the CAS Challenges.

I am joining in the following challenges:

22 comments:

  1. What a clever idea to use the thread for the pattern Liz, and I love that pretty butterfly and the Dainty Dots EF in the background. x

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  2. Oh, this is just amazing and brilliant!! Such a clever idea using the crochet cotton for making the checkers!! And so perfect!! Wonderful card!!

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  3. Such a cute card! Great backgrounds!

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  4. Stunning! Very CAS and yet such a lot of lovely features to enjoy. The thread-wrapped square makes a beautiful check pattern. It's set me thinking of those nail-and-thread pictures we all used to make in the 1970s. I wonder if they are due for a revival?
    Jane

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    1. Trends often go round in circles, so you never know, Jane. :-) xx

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  5. So beautifully CAS! Love the graphic-style!

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  6. A lovely card and a great idea to make your check background.
    Kath x

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  7. A beautiful card Liz and such a great idea for making your checked background.

    Sue xx

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  8. Now this really is thinking outside of the box! I love your idea. I can remember doing designs like this with cardboard circles as a child. We had endless fun with scraps of knitting wool. Love the CAS effect. Thank you for fluttering by my challenge . Hugs Mrs A.

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  9. Oops! Forgot yo say your card will be entered twice for the prizes. Hugs Mrs A.

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  10. Another really clever idea Liz. You certainly do think outside the box. It's a lovely card. Barbxx

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  11. This is so beautiful!! I love how you wrapped the twine!! So creative!! The butterfly is gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. This is so creative and looks great, Liz! What a fab idea to wrap thread to make your own unique panel. The effect is quite stunning. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

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  13. Lovely CAS card Liz, beautiful butterfly.
    Pam x

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  14. Great card indeed, Liz, you certainly rose to the challenge well done, shaz in Oz.x

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  15. Beautifully fun and elegant and a super striking BG for your butterfly Liz. A refreshing change from spiders. Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah

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  16. You are so clever to use your imagination to make your own checked pattern. The card is so pretty and I love that color.

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  17. Clever idea Liz, I really like your threaded square for the check required.
    Janice x

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  18. Square cards are my favorite. Love your bright design. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  19. Great use of thread Liz and your little butterfly looks wonderful on that background!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  20. Wonderful CAS layering of your fresh blue and white. So much interest yet still simple.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  21. Simply adorable CAS card. Thank you for playing along at HLS Anything Goes With Dies Challenge!

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