Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Butterfly challenge - spots and stripes

The latest challenge over at Mrs's A's butterfly house is to use spots and stripes. I went for fairly quick and easy, whilst trying not to melt in the heat:
 I used:

- 5" x 7" white card blank

- SU 'Certainly Celery' card stock for the backing

- SU pink and green Subtles designer papers, bought ages ago. The pink is probably 'Pink Pirouette' and the green is certainly 'Certainly Celery' :)

- topped the plain green card stock with a rectangle of pink, striped side facing up and then cut a smaller panel to use with the stripes facing down

- backed the edges of the panel with lacy strips, die cut using MFT Die-namics 'Faux Crochet Border' and a snippet of 'Certainly Celery'

- the butterflies were cut using SU's 'Beautiful Wings' Embosslits and spotty SU green card stock

- 'Happy Birthday' was die cut using a snippet of 'Certainly Celery' and the Britannia Dies 'Happy Birthday' word set

- last touches - white pearls down the bodies of the butterflies and one as a dot above the letter 'i'

Why don't you join in Mrs A's challenge if you don't already? There are prizes to be won but, most of all, the girls who play are such a lovely bunch - needless to say quite a few are also Snippets Playground playmates!



Carol L said...

This is so pretty DI, and I love the papers you used in keeping with the challenge theme!

Stamps and Paper said...

Very pretty card Di love your spotty butterflies and your border dies


Sarah said...

So pretty Di and my favourite colour combo too xx

scrappymo! said...

Ohhh...spots and stripes...what fun. Once settled I shall pop over to Mrs A with a card or maybe even two!

Yours is so pretty/ Those butterflies are one of my favourite Stampin Up dies!
Also love your sentiment die...so handy to have!

SARN said...

LOVELY spotty and stripey butterfly card there Di. FAB xxx

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card Di, you've combined the spots and stripes beautifully. It's oh so hot up here too. I hear that a lot of the competitors arriving for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are stunned - they'd been told that Scotland was a cold place to visit - quel surprise, summer comes to us every few years too :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

PS: The downside of all this weather - I'm covered in bug bites!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well done Di.. better'n I!!!
U see have cards "must do" so "want to do" - it just has to wait.
Worked out today... I am always wanting to work on next card... rather than one I am on. Seems like a personality querk to me!! :)
Shaz in Oz x

Irene said...

Beautiful spots and stripes, a simple design but gorgeous.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Di, this is so beautiful!

Em x
Creative Em

mamapez5 said...

Very nice Di. I see you have the same set of butterflies as me, and they were just perfect for this challenge.I like the lace die too. Kate x

Gay Peplow said...

Hello there Di,
This is a delight, pink and green are great together and butterflies, brilliant, your panel with the frilly lace works beautifully!!
Thank you for your visit and very kind comments, clever you too, guessing what the book was :D I'm glad so many have read it and enjoyed it! It is a trifle warm eh? But I am definitely not complaining, I love hot weather we get so little of it :D Gay x

Bonnie said...

How clever to use the striped and polka dot paper for Mrs. A's butterfly challenge! It works perfectly!

Sue said...

Love the papers you have used Di they are so pretty gorgeous card..huggles Sue xx

Sandra H said...

So pretty Di x

Veerle said...

Hello Di,

Thank you so much for your words of sympathy. As you well pointed it out, it fades after a while but you never forget. My brother was drown when he was 12 and it has faded but every single day I think of him just a brief moment but he's there. Thank you so much for your friendly support.
Now that I am here at your blog I joined in with you, like your cards.
Lots of love from Veerle x

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Di, love the card so pretty!

Jean Straw said...

Really pretty card Di, I love the pink and green colour combination.
Jean x

Mrs A. said...

Saw this card go up in the we small hours but waited for you to link it up.Tis beautiful and it was seeing you use the SU butterflies made me go and buy the die earlier this year!! I'm loving the green and pink colouways here. Thankyou for faithfully fluttering by. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous card! I have got to have a hunt through my papers to see if I have any dots and stripes - if not I'll print some off! Love the colours you have used very much Karen xx

Mary said...

Aren't you the clever little miss. I love it....Your card is a beauty as always. I hope to get something together for Mrs. A's challenge. Been having lots of computer issues, well not me, but my on-line banking has been being very naughty and taking too much time to fix. Hopefully tomorrow will be a day to play.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Spots and stripes, so much fun. Great color combo!

Shirley said...

Lovely and very feminine too! I really like the HB die cut, the lace, and the DP you chose for the butterflies. One of my favorite DPs.