Sunday, 21 February 2016

Sapphire Butterflies

It seems like time's speeding up this year and although I have good intentions I keep missing deadlines for challenges but as Mrs A's Butterfly challenge is 2 Years Old I really wanted to join in and celebrate with her. The magic letter for us to follow this fortnight is S.. for stamping and sapphires.

My mojo's not really been fluttering around lately but then I remembered a set of NBUS stamps from Clearly Besotted called 'Flutterby Dreams' (now discontinued) hiding in the back of the cupboard. I used 3 of the butterfly stamps and a selection of blue inks to stamp a background which I then matted onto some Core-dinations cardstock and then onto a card base. The sentiment is also from Clearly Besotted and I added a Cheery Lyn butterfly die with a couple of gems to finish it off.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Butterfly challenge 'S  for stamping + sapphires'
Country View challenge 'make your own background'
Penny Black and More challenge 'anything goes with a stamp and a die/s'
Stamping Sensations challenge 'anything goes'
Allsorts challenge 'birthday wishes'
Winter Wonderland challenge 'clean and simple'
Bunny Zoe's Crafts challenge 'things with wings'


Mrs A. said...

I love your stamped background to bits. The two shades of blue go perfectly together and I like the addition of the die cut butterfly. You will be entered twice into the draw as you have used both elements along with your butterfly. Thankyou for fluttering by.
hugs Mrs A.

brenda said...

Not one but lots of flutterflys Andrea and looks so effective with the fading shades of blue as though they were fluttering into the distance.

A great card for our themes at Allsorts, Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More, many thanks for joining us.

B x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Thank you Andrea for your visit and very kind comments. One of my best friends has both of her Sons living in Australia and she assures me that Skype is the way forward. She says that it makes an amazing difference in bridging the gap. I've just become your latest follower and look forward to seeing your future posts. I love butterfly cards and this one is just perfect for the Butterfly challenge. Enjoy the rest of your evening. Sandma X

Barb said...

A lovely card Andrea. They are lovely butterfly stamps and I like the way you've used them. It's a lovely fresh looking card. Very pretty indeed. Barbxx

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Andrea, such a lovely stamped background and fabulous design.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Andrea, love all the little butterflies
Lorraine x

AlisonC said...

It was well worth digging them out of the cupboard. I do like the stripe up the side and the offset sentiment it makes your card look very elegant. I must remember that!
It is good to see you over at the Butterfly Challenge.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous colours and design, plenty of butterflies here.

Kath x

Jacki Daniels said...

Hi Andrea well I'm sorry to hear your Mojo has been MIA lately if I see him around I will send him packing back home :o)but that hasn't stopped you making this beautiful creation so pretty and dainty love it
Hope you're well xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card love the colours and butterflies used... Have a great week ahead. Sending you hugs and some of my mojo.x

Michelle said...

This is so lovely. Gorgeous butterflies and blues. Hope your mojo comes back soon. Michelle x

Mervi said...

Beautiful and stylish card!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts
and at Penny Black and more;-))m

Carol S. said...

Love the butterfly design and a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Carol S. DT

Linby said...

Just beautiful - love it.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x

Sally H said...

Wonderful card, Amanda! great stamping - I love those butterflies! Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations and good luck!

Sue said...

This is so pretty Andrea, I love your colour combination. Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafs, and have a fab week. Sue xx

Jean said...

I love your stamped butterfly background, blue and white always look so good together.
Jean x

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Great card. Thank you very much for joining our CAS challenge at Winter Wonderland.
Hugs, Iwona (DT)

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

pinky said...

Very pretty card, love the blues. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.