Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Well I never!

Having sorted out the paper pads, I pulled out a LOTV pre-coloured Art Pad the other day, flicked through the 'now sorted and easy accessible' patterned paper pads and blow me - what a match I found from a totally different manufacturer:

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank with one edge already laser cut into pretty butterflies - from Hobbycraft

- image is LOTV from their pre coloured 'Cute Cottage Garden' Art Pad, die cut with a Nesties circle

- the papers are from Wild Rose Studio's 'Annabelle's Meadow' paper pack - one of my all time favourites and what a match for the image!

- a snippet of SU's 'Certainly Celery'

- rows of tiny pearls down the butterfly bodies

I thought the card was busy enough without adding a sentiment or anything else.

If, like me, you love the 'Annabelle's Meadow' papers here's a little heads up. I decided to replenish the pad as it's getting very low and I had quite a long search online to find another pad. Many places are sold out, so if (as I do) you already have the Annabelle's Meadow toppers you might want to check how much matching paper you have :)

Today sees the launch of Mrs A's new 'Butterfly Challenge' - wahoo! But, despite me hinting and trying to find out, she hasn't given away what the theme of her first challenge is - apart from you have to use a butterfly of course. What a little minx :)

Sooooo, if this card is suitable then I'll be linking in over HERE - and if not then I'll sulk for about ten minutes and just make summick else! Why don't you join in - it promises to be fun!

Edit: Yippee the challenge is to use at least one butterfly and flower on your entry - more if you like, so this qualifies.

And I just spotted Stamping Sensations challenge for February which is 'Wings, Fantasy and Fiction' - my butterflies have wings so I'm going to play over there too :)



Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous, Di! What a sweet reminder that Spring is around the corner!

Karen Petitt said...

Stunning! xx

Greta said...

Wow--just my kind of card! Love this beauty, Di! The laser cut butterflies are just wonderful! Thanks for the reminder about the butterfly challenge.

Mrs A. said...

Ok ok .You can enter!!!!!!!
Hugs Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

OMG!!! This is my favourite card ever!

I bought that Annabelles Meadow while I was in England...but now I will have to order the am following your advice after all. Just the reverse logic of it!

This is just stunning. The laser cut butterflies so suit your gorgeous card. It's a winner!

Linby said...

Ooh this is sooo pretty.
Linby x

Sarah said...

Made for each other Di!! Those butterflies are lovely and the pearls are great additions xx

SARN said...

What a fabulous match and I love that butterfly border . . .which it appears (from Mrs A's comment above) WILL be eligible for her butterfly challenge.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue - said...

Oooh so pretty. The paper is a perfect match!

Irene said...

A beautiful card Di, the image and papers are stunning.

Mrs A. said...

Offical butterfly hat on here. Thank you soooo much for being my very first ever entrant in my new challenge and what a super card it is too. That's the pad we both bought at the Newbury show last summer. Just checked it through and most of the designs have butterflies on them!!!!
Doesn't that paper go well with the image and you even qualify twice cos you have used a card with butterfly cut outs on. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly Challenge.)

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card, Di, love all those butterflies :) The paper is super pretty too. Congrats on being the first to enter Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous!!!!! huggles Sue xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I've been anxiously awaiting the butterfly challenge to see what it is. Now I won't be home this evening to play but I'm sure I can come up with something soon. I'm not sure I can outdo your elegant and fabulous AND pearled butterfly border though. I really like the card with its pink floral background and fab image.

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous card Di, I also love the papers. xx Flora

Jan Frances said...

Very pretty feminine card. Especially like the butterfly border x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow, Di, that's awesome that your beautiful card is so fitting for Mrs. A.'s first butterfly challenge! Whoo-Hoo!! And I love that your wonderful organization paid off so quickly!! Hugs, Darnell

Vicky Hayes said...

What a lucky find Di! They go beautifully! Just over to Mrs A's now... Vicky x

brenda said...

A beautiful card Di, it's just bursting with Summertime.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

MaryH said...

Posies & flowers. Flowers & posies. I love this one. Very delicate & ladylike and so extremely pretty. Can't miss with the LOTV and that pretty paper is awesome. Tx for the reminder on the challenge too. Love your butterfly border. Flowers, butterflies...yep, I like it! Hugs

Janeen said...

this is GORGEOUS

505whimsygirl said...


This is a beautiful card. You'd think the image and papers were meant to be!!!

I hope you aren't getting all the rain where you are. New Mexico is dry as a bone. Albuquerque is supposed to be in the 70s this weekend..... Yikes.


Lee K Donlan said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations

Francesca x

Hettie said...

What a pretty card there Miss. Love it.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well Miss you do have two butterflies on it cos one of them is on your watermark :D
Oh, and yuss!!! I can so see why you love this paper, etc.

BEE-YOU-TEA-FUL! Shaz in Oz.x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x