Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Butterfly Challenge #31 + D is for Doily

I felt so bad not being able to bring myself to tear some paper for Mrs A's last challenge - only later did it occur to me that I had some mulberry paper hidden away which would have been fun to use. Just dampen the edges and tease away some fibres, less painful than ripping into paper :)

Anyhow, I was determined to join in with the current Butterfly Challenge which is to use a doily. Out came the folders of dies and I realised I had quite a little selection to choose from, this is what I made:
I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- a snippet of raspberry card stock, which by pure fluke matched the butterfly and patterned backing paper so well

- the patterned backing paper is from a LOTV 'Perfect Pair' paper pad, free not too long ago with a magazine

- the doily was die cut using a Marianne Creatables die (LR0130), from a snippet of white Centura Pearl card stock

- the sentiment is a Craftwork Cards one - as is the raspberry coloured butterfly (ready printed and die cut)

Quick and easy, but at least I managed to join in Mrs A! Last Minute.com as always :)

Di
x

23 comments:

Liz said...

What a gorgeous doily die! I love the colour combination of your card - everything coordinates perfectly. I'm with you on the tearing paper thing. I'm still having nightmares about 'destroying' a lovely piece of patterned paper for Mrs A's challenge! ;-)

MaryH said...

This is one pretty doily die. So pretty in the crisp white with the hot pink of the butterfly. Delightfully fresh & summery green & pink background, and I never think to tear paper either. I'm always told 'it's easy', but my tears never look artistic. You did super on this one, with all the straight edges! Great card. TFS & Hugs

Carol L said...

I love that crafty little doily die, and it sure makes one purty card! I love the sentiment on the butterfly too!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Wauuu, awesome card
great dies and great style
hugs Tamara
hope you are doing well

Jane Willis said...

Lovely card. That is a great doily die, so useful. Much less fussy and cluttered than the one I have

Kath said...

A lovely card Di - the colours are great and I love your doily die.
Kath x

SARN said...

OOH PRETTY. Love the colourscheme xxx

vinita jain said...

Wow, a lovely and pretty creation! I love this doily die and butterfly with lovely color combo!

Carole said...

Very pretty doily...so a very pretty card..I love pink and green together.

Pat said...

I adore that doily die and the paper goes with it so beautifully Di. I love the Craftwork Cards butterfly and sentiment too which complete it so prettily. x

scrAPpamondo said...

Such a joyful card you made with this stunning doily, the cute stiched butterfly with sentiment and the lovely paper! Super!

Mrs A. said...

Bless your Cotton socks Miss Di. That there doily die is fab. Now did you keep the cut outs cos I see's a bit of crazy paving going on ( why have you just sent Parsnip off to the waste paper bin!!). Love the butterfly and the raspberry colour . Thankyou for fluttering by. Hugs Mrs A.

Jacee said...

Very pretty design Diane, lovely work!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di this is a gorgeous card I love the paper you have used. Hugs Jackie

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

Lovely card Di and it is perfect for the challenge :)
Nessa xxx

scrappymo! said...

This is lovely...and will be such a ahndy to card to have on hand...never can have enough girly birthday cards.

I have got to get myself more organized and start playing over at the Butterfly Challenge again. I have missed it for quite some time...must try harder!

KandA said...

Fabulous card Di. That is such a pretty die-cut doiley and lovely colours xx

Greta said...

Unique & beautiful doily, Di--love this sweet card!

Hettie said...

This is bootiful Di.
Hugs
xx

mamapez5 said...

Well done Di. My card is still half made, so I may have to add some sequins and use it for the next challenge! I like that Marianne die. I have it too and I have used it quite a lot. (I have just discovered I have 155 posts to read, so I am doing a quick catch-up). Kate x

Sarah Mabery said...

That doily die is lovely. Very pretty card.

Lesley said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for taking part in the Butterfly Challenge xx

Lesley, GD

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You can't rip paper? You don't know the satisfaction of picking up a completed "to do" list and ripping it to shreds before trashing it then.... such a sad, sad life you lead. Anyway, that's a nifty doily and fun card.