Thursday 4 February 2021


The Butterfly Challenge this fortnight is 'H for Herringbone Card, Hemp, Heat Wave, Hansa Yellow, Hazel and a Butterfly'.  Mrs A has a few tutorials HERE for the herringbone pattern, something I haven't tried before.  Rummaging through my snippets drawer, I found a piece of stripy patterned paper with all three colours in the challenge,  a contrasting piece of brown patterned paper from the same paper pad and a snippet of orange card.

Following Mrs A's instructions I made a herringbone pattern and attached it to a rectangle of card (another snippet).   I used strips 1cm wide, I think next time I'll use narrower strips.   I stamped a sentiment using a brown ink pad on a snippet of white card and punched it with a SU label punch.  I drew a few lines on the label with a brown fineliner pen for added interest.  I found a piece of hemp, threaded it through the holes in the label and attached it at the back of the herringbone card.  I tied a bow with a little piece of hemp and attached it with a glue dot.  The sentiment label is raised up with foam pads.  The herringbone card was attached to a 7" x 5" card blank with foam tape.  I finished off the card with a butterfly made with Poppystamps 'Elsa Butterfly' and 'Lyndon Butterfly' die.   All snippets today, except for the card blank, so I'll be sharing my card over in The Playground. 

I am joining in the following challenges:


  1. Great work following Mrs A directions!Lovely result!

  2. Lovely colors and layout, Liz! The twine is a nice touch too!

  3. Lovely card Liz. I have this card on my To Do list - haven't got to it yet. Lucky find with the paper having all three colours in it. I like how you used the hemp through the sentiment.

  4. Lovely card Liz, Mrs A has some awesome tuts. xx

  5. This is a brilliant look Liz and a great way to use up papers from your stash. I think I should investigate some patterns like this as I have lots of papers, but have to admit that I probably haven't used any of them for several years as I tend to make my own backgrounds. I love the mix of colours and the contrasting white die cut butterfly and sentiment mat tied around the card with the piece of hemp. A terrific card. x

  6. A fabulous Herringbone card Liz.
    Kath x

  7. This is very effective Liz. I made one some year back but it was a little time consuming.....Shabneez x

    1. I started off with one of the other herringbone designs, but for some reason I couldn’t get it to look right. This one was much easier. x

  8. Beautiful herringbone design and colors.

  9. Fabulous card- the herringbone pattern is so effective and contrasts beautifully with the delicate white butterfly.

  10. Great herringbone card Liz. Love the colour combo you used too.


    Di xx

  11. Gosh Liz, this is beautiful and so neat and beautiful. Lovely colours too. I'm here with both hats on today so will say - Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  12. I have some of that stripey paper in my stash too. I don't think it would have worked so well using thinner strips of it though. Thanykou for coming and spinnig the wheel with me. Hugs Mrs A.


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