Mrs A's Butterfly challenge is running for a couple more weeks so plenty of time to join in the fun. Mrs A has some more inspiration for you over on her blog here and I've also got a couple of makes to show you. The theme this time around is A... for Apertures and / or the colour Apricot.
First off I decided to have a go at making a shaker card (my first attempt). I cut the aperture with an Xcut circle die and added some punched butterflies for the shaker element. The front was decorated with Marianne Designs Craftables 'Anja's Flowers' and an All Occasion Dies 'Butterfly' which I'd coloured with an apricot Promarker. Then I used chalks to colour the sky inside. There are quite a few more butterflies to shake but they kept going in to hiding every time I lifted the card up to take the photo - due to the fact I'd put the sticky pads in a square and not around the edge of the circle !!
I shall enter this in the following challenges -
Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge 'dies +/or punches'
Mod Squad challenge 'peek a boo cards'
Die Cut Divas challenge 'anything goes'
The second card I made was from bits I had out on the table. The kraft card was the back of a 6inch square card that had gone completely wrong (front had gone in the bin) so I folded it to make the base card and added a MFT 'peek a boo trio' die and a couple of Cheery Lynn and All Occasion Dies 'butterflies' which I'd already coloured with the Promarker. So now for the centre hole.... well all I could find was this sentiment (a magazing freebie) that seemed to work.
and as I used snippets for this I shall head over to see my playmates at the Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge
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