Tuesday 1 November 2016

Butterfly, Hoops and Harebell

A second post today to sneak in a last minute entry for the Butterfly Challenge.  For some reason I thought we were in week one, but suddenly realised we're a couple of hours away from the end of week two when the challenge finishes!  I seem to have lost a week somewhere!

The theme of the challenge is 'Butterflies + H is for Hoops and/or Harebell'.  Harebell....not really blue and not quite purple, but somewhere inbetween.  After unsuccessfully trying to find any card or paper of the right colour, I turned to my Promarkers.  As bluebells and harebells are the some colour, I used the 'Bluebell' Promarker to colour some white snippets of card.  I used these to die cut the butterfly and mat the sentiment and I also coloured round the edges of the white card blank with the Promarker before adding the embossed background.  The butterfly is a SB die cut, the die sadly discontinued, layered on a MB stitched circle die cut, with foam pads.  I used a Darice 'Bubbles' embossing folder which looks like hoops, for the background.  

I am joining in the following challenges:


  1. Liz might be a last minute entry but your card is perfect. Great idea to use the Promarker pen for the colour which looks just right to me. Love that embossing folder too.
    Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge where your card will be entered twice. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Wow Liz you have been busy and this is very pretty with the butterfly and the embossed background, and a great idea to match the colour by using a Promarker for the butterfly and edge of the card. x

  3. Great idea using the markes to find the right colour! Your card is so pretty with the bubbles on the embossed panel!

  4. A really pretty card Liz and a really good idea to use a promarker to get the right colour. Barbxx

  5. Very pretty card, nice and crisp!

  6. Your homemade Harebell hue came out great. The "hoops" on the embossed background are fabulous!

  7. Coloring white c/s when you can't find 'the right shade' is clever. (You can do versamark embossing the same way too!) Love that MB EF with this pretty butterfly. The CAS design allows your coloring to stand out so pretty too. Perfect design for the Butterfly Challenge. TFS & Hugs

  8. Such a pretty card Liz, a lovely embossed background.
    I often resort to using my ProMarkers to colour card stock as well.

  9. A beautiful card Liz, pro markers have bailed me out several times when I've been looking for certain colours.

    Sue xx

  10. Hi Liz...What a pretty card....love the embossed background and the butterfly....Joolsx

  11. Fabulous card Liz - and it certainly looks like a shade of purple to me. Brilliant how you turned to your Pro markers too!

    Thank you for playing along at Cuttle Bug Mania.


    Di xx

  12. What a lovely card Liz and I love that beautiful embossed background. Thanks for the great tip on using markers to colour card!

  13. Hi Liz,
    what a very lovely card, and that embossing is great.
    Super butterfly, and I think the colour is perfect.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  14. Pretty card Liz, love the embossing folder too. I love to use my Promarkersbro colour card and white ribbon to get the co-ordinated look.
    Janice x

  15. Very pretty card Liz! Love the clean effect harebell and white give. Ruth x


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