Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge #17 - embossing

Here's my card  card for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge - which is to 'Emboss your butterfly/s'. It's a total miracle this got made in time - right now things are very busy here :( I'm faced with the job of stripping a wallpaper border in our bedroom and I swear (quite a lot in fact!) that I must have used cement to put it up in the first place. Funny how fanciful ideas can come back later on and bite your nether regions, sigh :(

That also explains why I've neglected the Playground for a couple of days - sorry!

Anyhow, here's my quick card for Mrs A:
I used:

- 6" x 6" cream card blank

- papers from the Pink Paislee 'Butterfly Garden' collection

- I 'gutted ' the centre of the pink paper I was using as a border round the more heavily patterned paper and then used it to die cut and emboss three butterflies using SU's 'Beautiful Wings' Embosslits and added some teeny little pearls to the bodies of the butterflies

- a length of mink coloured ribbon just to finish off as the vintage paper really did most of the work, along with the butterflies of course :)

I'll be round to see you as soon as possible - promise!



  1. Wow this is gorgeous :-) xx

  2. This is so pretty. Love the colours...especially the ribbon!

    Those embossed butterflies from Stampin' Up are one of my favourite products! I have them too and just love them!!!

  3. Love this pretty butterfly card Di. Those SU butterflies are my faves xxx

  4. Lovely card Di, very pretty.

  5. Just bootiful. Those SU butterflies are my favourite too.So good for all those ickle bits of cardstock. I keep loads of em punched out in a box.I love those papers. Thankyou for fluttering by for fun this time.
    hugs Mrs A.

  6. Hi Di,
    my you sound very busy with your decorating.
    Don't you just hate those horrible jobs.
    I will just wave my magic wand I use for Sue J, and maybe that will help.lol
    We seem to be following each other in this challenge the last 2 times.
    Your card is very beautiful, and I love that super paper, and your lovely embossed butterflies.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. A really pretty card Di. Have fun 'stripping'.... LOL

  8. Hello Di,

    A beautiful card, that design paper is fabulous each little square is a unique picture initself. The butterflies are my most favourite ones, and looks wonderful in palest pink.


  9. Such a pretty card Di! I love your embossed butterfly and I love that paper! Yes I have heard that stripping wallpaper/borders can be quite the PITA although I wouldn't know first hand as I've never had wallpaper or borders. lol Just hang in there and think of the end results! Hugs, Brenda

  10. What a beautiful butterfly card! Gorgeous paper - very eye-catching!

  11. Fab card Di!!! really gorgeous lots of huggles Sue xxx

  12. Hello Di,

    What a beautiful butterfly card!

    I've never peeled off wallpaper but I have heard about it -- sort of makes me want to stay away from it! tee hee.


  13. Oh my, this is so gorgeous, I'll be back to have another look I'm sure.
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  14. Lovely card, Di, beautiful paper and I love the mink ribbon. I think I'm allergic to wallpaper ... and I think having to remove a border or two over the years may have contributed to this sad situation. I'm sure that the last one we removed had been stuck down with super glue!!! Just keep telling yourself 'this too will pass'. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  15. .....lol l know what you mean about stripping a boarder off the walls they do stick pretty well when applying them but to take off is a different matter....hope you got it off eventually! stunning card as always and l love your embossed butterfly xx

  16. This is a gorgeous card Di. Really pretty.
    I also wanted to thank you for your email and for your comforting words on my previous blog post about the In Memoriam of my aunt who was on flight MH17.
    Thank you so much. Hugs Veerle xx

  17. Very Pwetty Miss. Have you finished it yet? Sorry to have declined your kind offer of swivvellie chair and Baileys but my lickle legs would not fancy driving down to you!
    I was thinking of using the very same die for this challenge, now that I own it!!

  18. This is a lovely card Di and the background is so pretty and gives it a great vintage feel. The butterflies are just the right size so as not to obscure the background and the pearls finish them beautifully. Pretty ribbon too. x

  19. Oh wow--this is just gorgeous, Di! I can never make something so beautiful in a short time! PS--check with Mrs A re PTI as she found them, but beware--I warned her they're addicting--LOL!

  20. GORGEOUS!! Love everything about this card :)

  21. I have just installed iStripper, so I can watch the sexiest virtual strippers on my taskbar.


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