Sunday, 18 March 2018

Butterfly Snippets

Good morning to you all on this cold and frosty Sunday. I know it's a great excuse to stay inside and do a bit of crafting but honestly I would love spring to come out of hiding, wouldn't you?

But less of the complaining and onto my card. Using a snippet of white card I cut a Penny Black Glamorous die and I left the die in place while I coloured it with some Flexmarkers that were to hand - the stems are very fragile and the flower head easily breaks off, which I found out with my first attempt. Then I stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment onto a snippet of cream card and stuck it all together before finally adding my butterfly. A very quick and CAS card and another NBUS item (PB die) used.

Edited for my bad grammar and typing: what I actually meant to say was that after I'd die cut the flower I took the die off and instead of pushing the flower out from the card negative I left it in place whilst I coloured it to keep it a bit more secure. Thinking about it now I could have tried sticking it onto a post-it pad or low tack tape to keep it secure at the fragile point where the stem and petals meet.
 


I made this for

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use your snippets'

Butterfly challenge 'spin the wheel with the letter L' I managed lavender, lemon, layers, letters


Now I'm off to find Mojo and maybe get my inspiration and creative jusices flowing for a few more challenges. Take care and keep warm (or cold) depending on whereabouts in Blogland you are and thanks for popping by today.


17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Andrea! And clever to colour the die cut whilst it's still in the die. Am I being extra dumb here - does that mean you colour the reverse side of the die cut?

    Hugs

    Di xx

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    1. Bad typing on my part - what I meant to say was that I lifted the die off but left the die cut in the piece of card it was cut from rather than push it completely out - if that makes sense?

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    2. So funny Andrea! I was watching dinner cook this evening, idly musing as one does. And I suddenly realised what you'd meant about leaving the die in place - it was me being a bit dumb and taking you too literally - I should have realised what you meant! Came back to add this and spotted that you'd amended the post and added your response. Sometimes I really shouldn't be allowed out to play! xx

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  2. Beautiful die cut colouring and finished card, the diecut looks delicate

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  3. A beautiful card and such lovely colours too.
    Kath x

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  4. A pretty card Andrea, such a lovely flower and beautiful colours.
    It would be nice if spring would arrive wouldn't it, I can't wait to get out in the garden.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  5. A really pretty card, and love the purple against the lovely subtle yellow. I am not sure if this will be any good for this die but what I have done in the past is either cut the flower head twice or the stem twice, so it gives a firmer one or the other, depending on the die.
    Yep, roll on Spring.

    Kath x

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  6. Great card, Andrea. Simple and elegant. It is spring in Greece, the temperature is around 20 Celcium degrees. I think you should come and visit me! What do you think? Kisses, my friend.

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  7. Very pretty card, KAnda.
    We had rain to day but it followed two really warm days that saw me out on the front porch getting the planters filled with pansies and primroses. A few pots of tete a tete mini daffodils seemed to jump into my basket and I added those as well.
    Perhaps it is Spring cardmaking time, after all

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  8. Beautiful card and gorgeous purple...well it's still summer here down under in our autumn and still swimming.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

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  9. What a beautiful colour you chose for that gorgeous bloom Andrea, love it on the cream background xx

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  10. I guess our brains must run along the same lines (eek, don't be insulted, haha!) because I knew what you meant, Andrea! I think it's a genius idea and one I hope will now stick to the worn-out velcro I call my brain! It is an amazing flower and I love your coloring, choice of sediment, and sweet little butterfly!! Hugs, Darnell

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  11. Me again! How interesting, I also just realised that I no longer get the undeliverable message from Hotmail when I leave comments - yay! xx

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  12. Perfect colour for your gorgeous flower that just draws your eye . Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel . Yes please to spring . Hugs Mrs A.

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  13. Very pretty card, Andrea! The sparkly butterfly is a nice touch!

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  14. Saw this lovely card in the Snippets Playground, and came over to see it closer. That is an inspired idea to color the die shape as you did with the markers. It is such a rich deep color, so pretty, and yes, those stems can be so fragile if you try to color with no support. The sweet little butterfly gave some lovely bling too! TFS & Happy Easter.

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